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Calendar of family and kids events happening in the Greater Boston and New England Area - lots of fun things to do.

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MLK Day Virtual Celebration at Museum of Fine Arts (MFA): Voices on KingBoston, Free
Mon, January 18, 2021  -  Mon, January 18, 2021   
Join us online to virtually celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community.
Cambridge MLK Day of Service - Pandemic Edition 2021Cambridge, Free
Mon, January 18, 2021  -  Mon, January 18, 2021   
Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work by joining with others to serve those in need in our community and to learn how you can help create an equitable community that brings us closer to racial justice and equality.
Free Admission to Franklin Park Zoo on MLK Day!Boston, Free
Mon, January 18, 2021  -  Mon, January 18, 2021   
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Franklin Park Zoo will offer free admission on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend a memorable day with family and friends while learning about fascinating wildlife from all over the world!
Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Virtual Conference, Concert & CelebrationBoston, $$$
Mon, January 18, 2021  -  Mon, January 18, 2021   
Join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the MLK Memorial Breakfast. It will feature Conversation with Governor Charlie D. Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Senator Edward Markey, moderated by Barry Gaither
19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. TributeActon, Free
Mon, January 18, 2021   
What Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Can Teach Us About Race and Equity in the Suburbs. An online panel discussion featuring representatives of local grassroots organizations working for racial justice.
Boston Cares: MLK Day Virtual Volunteering OpportunitiesOnline, Free
Mon, January 18, 2021  -  Sat, January 18, 2020   
Continuing our tradition of honoring Dr. King's legacy through service in 2021, Boston Cares will host a Community Weekend of virtual opportunities focused on ways to serve and improve our community virtually.
MLK DAY No school Workshop at The Painting PlaceWellesley, $$
Mon, January 18, 2021  -  Mon, January 18, 2021   
Drop your kids off for a morning of safe, creative fun!! Painting, games, crafts and more. Games will be played while masked and maintaining socially distanced.
Virtual Intro to Karate (Ages 7- 12)Boston, Free
Tue, January 19, 2021  -  Tue, January 19, 2021   
Join our fun filled karate class for beginners! No materials are needed, but grip socks, yoga mat, and water bottle are helpful. See more classes and camps offered by Pandas Karate here.
Take ApartsActon, $$
Tue, January 19, 2021  -  Tue, January 19, 2021   
Are you curious about what’s inside everyday electronics? Grab some tools and discover resistors, capacitors, gears and more as you uncover the inner workings of household gadgets and gizmos.
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National Popcorn Day at Showcase CinemasOther Boston Area, $
Tue, January 19, 2021  -  Tue, January 19, 2021   
Showcase Cinemas is celebrating National Popcorn Day on Tuesday, January 19th, by offering one free small popcorn to ticket holders and private screening attendees in MA and RI!
9-session Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)Boston, $$$
Wed, January 20, 2021  -  Wed, March 10, 2021   
Cindy Gittleman, Certified MBSR teacher and founder of Sunrise Mindfulness, leads the 9-session Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Program being held online via Zoom.
A Brewing Session with Kells Beer at Powisset Farm (Adults)Dover, $$
Thu, January 21, 2021  -  Thu, January 21, 2021   
In this hands-on class you’ll learn the basics of brewing a New England IPA, brew a batch and sample the finished product. We’ll provide brew-worthy snacks to accompany your creation.
Oh Baby! Zoo New England Virtual Happy Hour: Meet the new Animal Babies (Adults)Boston, $
Thu, January 21, 2021  -  Thu, January 21, 2021   
Franklin Park Zoo is abuzz with excitement following several high-profile births in 2020! Join the team from Zoo New England for a virtual happy hour event to learn more about these adorable new additions.
Virtual Programs: Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop GenerationBoston, $
Thu, January 21, 2021  -  Thu, May 6, 2021   
Enjoy a lineup of online programming organized in conjunction with the exhibition Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation.
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Hatched: Breaking through the Silence,” a Winter Illumination ExperienceBack Bay, Free
Fri, January 22, 2021  -  Sun, February 21, 2021   
The Esplanade Association presents “Hatched: Breaking through the Silence,” a four week illumination and sound experience to provide a family-friendly and physically-distant celebration at the Hatch Memorial Shell.
Owls (@ Home)Concord, $$
Sat, January 23, 2021  -  Sat, January 23, 2021   
Join us for a pleasant morning needle felting owls via Zoom. Participants of this workshop will learn basic needle felting techniques, which are fun and easy to learn.
Debate Spaces AcademyBoston, $
Sat, January 23, 2021  -  Sat, January 23, 2021   
Students from all over the world take part in these workshops to build their debate skills through games and a debate round and then have critical discussions about important issues with their peers.
“Bend for Braille” Virtual Yoga FundraiserBoston, $
Sat, January 23, 2021  -  Sat, January 23, 2021   
In celebration of Braille Literacy Month, National Braille Press (NBP) will host “Bend for Braille” a virtual yoga fundraiser with Jillian Ricks, founder of Jillian’s Healing Arts Center, on Saturday, January 23 at 10:00am.
Annual Sudbury Camp Fair - VirtualSudbury, $
Sun, January 24, 2021  -  Sun, January 24, 2021   
Join us in this unique virtual opportunity! This is your chance to learn more about unique programs including travel, community service, arts, sports, academic enrichment and traditional camp options.
Snow Globe Workshop (Ages 5-12)Boylston
Sun, January 24, 2021  -  Sun, January 24, 2021   
Create an upcycled project by creating your own snow globe in a jar. Each child will create their own wintry scene in a jar, complete with evergreen trees, décor, and a small animal figurine.
You Made That? Cake Decorating with Dessert Works!Dover, $$
Sun, January 24, 2021  -  Sun, January 24, 2021   
In this hands-on class, you’ll learn about fillings, frostings, mousses, drizzles, glazes and more, including new specialty tools and the art of using a pastry bag to beautify your baked goods. 
Open Playground at JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day SchoolWatertown, Free
Sun, January 24, 2021  -  Sun, January 24, 2021   
Join JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School for a playground family mixer on Sunday, January 24th from 1:00-2:30pm! Meet current and prospective families, and play on the JCDS playground and field.
Handel and Haydn Society’s The Magic of HandelBoston, Free
Tue, January 26, 2021  -  Tue, January 26, 2021   
The 2020-21 Spring Season will kick off with The Magic of Handel on January 26, 2021, featuring Aisslinn Nosky and Susanna Ogata, violin; Guy Fishman, cello; and Ian Watson, harpsichord.
Talking to Kids about Race and Racism: A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel TaActon, Free
Wed, January 27, 2021  -  Wed, January 27, 2021   
Join us online for the first event of our 2021 Speaker Series, 'Talking to Kids about Race and Racism: A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, moderated by WBUR's Tiziana Dearing.'
Newton Parlor Musical Performance SeriesNewton, Free
Wed, January 27, 2021  -  Wed, March 3, 2021   
A six week musical performance series in support of local arts and culture. Organized and hosted by Newton Cultural Development and funded by Newton Community Pride.
Public Art on the Greenway to Celebrate Lunar New YearOnline, Free
Thu, January 28, 2021   
Each year since 2015, the Conservancy has installed a new, temporary artwork in Auntie Kay and Uncle Frank Chin Park on The Greenway that speaks to the current year’s Chinese Zodiac animal.
Art and Birding WorkshopConcord, $$
Sat, January 30, 2021  -  Sat, January 30, 2021   
There are many species of seabirds that are foraging just offshore in the Winter, so now is a great time to learn a little bit more about the beautiful seabirds that call MA home.
Everyday Engineering: SailMobilesActon, $$
Sat, January 30, 2021  -  Sat, January 30, 2021   
Construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Design a way to harness the power of wind as you construct a simple vehicle that’s part car, part sailboat!
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Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture FestivalSalem, Free
Mon, February 1, 2021  -  Sun, February 14, 2021   
The annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival features decadent chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures and Valentine’s Day shopping.
Vietnamese Favorites Adult Cooking Class at Powisset FarmDover, $$
Thu, February 4, 2021  -  Thu, February 4, 2021   
In this hands-on cooking class Chef Thi, whose family hails from Vietnam, will teach you to make some of her favorites – fresh spring rolls with spicy peanut sauce, pork banh mi and shaking beef.
Saint Paul's Choir School Virtual Open HouseCambridge, Free
Thu, February 4, 2021  -  Thu, February 4, 2021   
Explore Saint Paul's Choir School, a Catholic Boys School with an internationally known choir program. In academics, character, and music, Saint Paul's Choir School educates and elevates.
Saint Paul's Choir School Virtual Open HouseCambridge, Free
Thu, February 4, 2021  -  Thu, February 4, 2021   
Explore Saint Paul's Choir School, a Catholic Boys School with an internationally known choir program. In academics, character, and music, Saint Paul's Choir School educates and elevates.
The Young Company Virtual Winter Festival 2020Stoneham, $
Fri, February 5, 2021  -  Sun, February 7, 2021   
For Winter Festival 2021 we are offering up two amazing shows we have done before presented in fresh and dynamic ways. Milo (Phantom Tollbooth) and Agnes (She Kills Monsters) enter magical fantastical worlds as an escape from problems presented in their real lives.
Love Birds (@ Home)Concord, $$
Sat, February 6, 2021  -  Sat, February 6, 2021   
Via Zoom, participants will learn basic needle felting techniques while enjoying the creativity of constructing an imaginary bird-like critter who can perch on a shelf or hang from a plant.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: CupcakesDover, $$
Sat, February 6, 2021  -  Sat, February 6, 2021   
In this hands-on children’s cooking class, we’ll explore three varieties of cupcakes with mix and match frosting. Children will make cake batter from scratch, and delicious frostings.
FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & TriviaBelmont, $
Sat, February 6, 2021  -  Sat, February 6, 2021   
From the comfort of your home! Family Bee and a Teen & Adult Bee - spelling and trivia questions, with surprise hosts, half-time entertainment, and both segments eligible for an assortment of fun prizes!
Dumplings for the Chinese New Year Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, February 11, 2021  -  Thu, February 11, 2021   
Staples of the Chinese New Year menu you will make are pork and shrimp sumai, chicken pan fried dumplings and barbeque pork bao. Bring a bright colored apron and your appetite!
Author Janet Skeslien Charles: The Paris Library Virtual EventOnline, Free
Fri, February 12, 2021  -  Fri, February 12, 2021   
Join Barrington Books in partnership with the Cranston Public Library for a virtual book discussion with author Janet Skeslien Charles for her new book The Paris Library.
Valentine’s Dinner in the Farm Kitchen (Adults)Dover, $$
Sat, February 13, 2021  -  Sat, February 13, 2021   
Bring a friend or loved one to Powisset Farm for a special, intimate three-course dinner in the farm kitchen. Watch Chef Thi as she prepares your food with locally-sourced farm ingredients.
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2021 Virtual Quincy Lunar New Year FestivalQuincy, Free
Sun, February 14, 2021  -  Sun, February 14, 2021   
Please join us virtually for the 32nd Annual Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday, February 14th 2021 Celebrate the Year of the Ox with Cultural Performances, Community Stories, Chinese Zodiac, Storytelling … and more!
CampHUB February Vacation CampNorton, $$
Mon, February 15, 2021  -  Mon, February 15, 2021   
CampHUB is New England's best parkour camp! Your camper will spend their time with us learning how to climb, jump, and move like a pro!
Kiddos in the Kitchen: February Vacation!Dover, $$
Mon, February 15, 2021  -  Mon, February 15, 2021   
Every day will be different, covering a range of cooking techniques and foods. The vacation week program is for children ages 7-12. Classes are limited to 8 students. Pre-registration is required.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: February Vacation!Dover, $$
Tue, February 16, 2021  -  Tue, February 16, 2021   
Each day, for three hours, children will learn kitchen basics and enjoy hands-on cooking with Powisset Cooks! instructors. We can allow 8 children per class ages 7-12.
Oodles of Asian Noodles! Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, February 18, 2021  -  Thu, February 18, 2021   
In this hands-on cooking class during the month of the Chinese New Year, you’ll make cold udon noodle salad, the perfect stir-fried lo mein, and vermicelli bowls.
Tasty Thai! Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, February 25, 2021  -  Thu, February 25, 2021   
Join Chef Thi in this hands-on cooking class where you’ll expand your knowledge of Asian spices to make chicken panang curry, crispy lumpia rolls and vegetable Tum Yum soup.
Teens in the Kitchen: Dumplings!Dover, $$
Fri, February 26, 2021  -  Fri, February 26, 2021   
Teens, come learn how to make pork dumplings, veggie dumplings and a dessert dumpling. Powisset is NOT a nut-free or gluten-free kitchen. This drop-off class is designed for children ages 13-17
Delving Deeper - Journey of the Transverse Flute by Suzanne StumpfWayland
Sat, February 27, 2021  -  Sat, February 27, 2021   
Suzanne Stumpf takes viewers on the Journey of the Transverse Flute through three centuries to experience its development from one-keyed Baroque flutes to a variety of old system multi-keyed flutes to the present-day modern flute.
The 'Hahvahd' tourCambridge, $
Mon, March 1, 2021  -  Mon, November 1, 2021   
Enjoy an entertaining, theatrical walking tour of Harvard University and Harvard Square for families and kids. Learn what it's like to live and study at Harvard University. Tours are led by current Harvard University students.
Handel and Haydn Society’s Mozart, CPE Bach, and FriendsBoston, Free
Tue, March 2, 2021  -  Tue, March 2, 2021   
The H+H Orchestra will perform Mozart, CPE Bach and Friends on March 2, 2021. The concert features music from the transition time between the Baroque and the early Classical eras.
Margot Fox Family Fun Time Live StreamArlington, $$
Sat, March 6, 2021   
Join Margot Fox and friends for some family-friendly folk-rock Live-Streamed from the Regent Theatre!. Come dance, wiggle, and sing to her tunes (old and new) as we shake off the cold and look towards spring!
Hike for Pizza! at Powisset FarmDover, $$
Sat, March 6, 2021  -  Sat, March 6, 2021   
Once the hike is finished relaxing by a camp fire, have an adult beverage, roast s’mores and wait while we cook pizza for you in our outdoor oven.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Pizza OvenDover, $$
Sat, March 6, 2021  -  Sat, March 6, 2021   
In this class, you’ll see how the outdoor oven works, prep food to cook in it and watch it bake. You’ll make your own personal pizza and dessert flatbread.
Forgotten VoicesWayland, $$
Sat, March 13, 2021  -  Sat, March 13, 2021   
A crescendo of instrumental forces from duo to trio to quartet to quintet that reveal the creative voices of outstanding, overlooked Classical era composers. This is a virtual event.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: St. Patrick’s Day TreatsDover, $$
Sat, March 13, 2021  -  Sat, March 13, 2021   
In this class, you make everything from scratch, decorate creatively and then taste all your treats. Each student will have their own station to work on and their own set of ingredients and kitchen tools.
2021 Virtual Spring Institute in Global Leadership (March Break)Online, $$
Mon, March 15, 2021  -  Wed, March 17, 2021   
The United Nations Association of Greater Boston's Virtual Spring Institute in Global Leadership offers a 3-day Model UN program for students in grades 7-10 to explore the topic of climate change.
Handel and Haydn Society’s The Magic of TelemannBoston, Free
Tue, March 16, 2021  -  Tue, March 16, 2021   
The H+H Orchestra performs The Magic of Telemann on March 16, 2021. The performance will feature Telemann’s Canonic Sonata No. 1 in G Major, and Telemann’s Paris Quartet No 1 in G Major.
Knife Skills at PowissetDover, $$
Thu, March 18, 2021  -  Thu, March 18, 2021   
Students should bring one or two of their favorite home knives with them to use during class. Other knives will be provided as needed. Chef Thi will show you proper techniques.
Spring Equinox Pizza Celebration at PowissetDover, $$
Sat, March 20, 2021  -  Sat, March 20, 2021   
Guests will enjoy live music, making homemade seedling pots for your garden and beautiful views. Pizza, beer, wine and other goodies will be available for purchase. Cash & Card accepted.
Kids Run the Bases Days at Fenway 2020 (Red Sox) (CANCELLED)Boston, $$$
Mon, April 5, 2021  -  Tue, September 7, 2021   
Come cheer on the Red Sox with the kids at Fenway. Choose from 4 different Sunday games where kids get to run the bases after the game.
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Shen Yun 2021Boston, $$$$
Sat, April 10, 2021  -  Sun, April 18, 2021   
Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life by more than a dozen dances and songs, making for one extraordinary, uplifting and unforgettable experience.
Shen Yun at the Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Sat, April 10, 2021  -  Sun, April 18, 2021   
A global sensation returns! Shen Yun is back with a brand-new production. Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance.
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The Boston Marathon 2021 (POSTPONED - FALL DATE TBD)Boston, Free
Mon, April 19, 2021  -  Mon, April 19, 2021   
The Boston Marathon is one of the city's biggest events of the year - featuring 25,000 elite runners from around the world competing in a route made difficult by rolling terrain and features such as 'Heartbreak Hill.'
CampHUB April Vacation CampNorton, $$
Mon, April 19, 2021  -  Fri, April 23, 2021   
CampHUB is New England's best parkour camp! Your camper will spend their time with us learning how to climb, jump, and move like a pro!
Christmas PotpourriWayland, $$
Sat, April 24, 2021  -  Sat, April 24, 2021   
Musicians of the Old Post Road conclude their 2020-2021 season with the fabulous and fiery French Baroque! This is a livestream, virtual event, not to be missed!
SoWa Open MarketSouth End, Free
Mon, May 3, 2021  -  Mon, October 25, 2021   
Now in its 18th season, the award-winning SoWa Open Market is Boston's largest celebration of local art, food and music. Every Sunday, May to October.
DigiMarCon New England 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media & Advertising ConferenceAmesbury, $$$
Thu, May 6, 2021  -  Fri, May 7, 2021   
DigiMarCon New England 2021 is your chance to ... – Experience a safe and intimate gathering with marketing leaders and professionals in a clean and hygienic environment. Register and secure your seat today.
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Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill Tour 2021Boston, $$$
Thu, May 20, 2021   
This annual tour offers visitors a rare opportunity to see hidden landscapes and secret pathways behind the brick facades and shutters of historic townhouses.
2nd Annual Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer FestivalNewport
Sat, May 22, 2021  -  Sun, May 23, 2021   
2nd Annual Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival will be back for two days. Buy discounted tickets from our website https://www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com/newport
Boston Design Week 2021Boston, Free
Fri, May 28, 2021  -  Wed, June 9, 2021   
The 8th Annual Boston Design Week (BDW) takes place April 28-May 9, 2021, featuring 80+ virtual and outdoor events citywide, including the annual Design Week Awards, Friday May 7th.
CampHUB Memorial Day Half Day CampNorton, $$
Mon, May 31, 2021  -  Mon, May 31, 2021   
CampHUB is New England's best parkour camp! Your camper will spend their time with us learning how to climb, jump, and move like a pro!
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Boston Fireworks 2021 (Where to Watch, Start Times, By Date)Massachusetts, Free
Wed, June 2, 2021  -  Mon, August 23, 2021   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2020 (by date). Different towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!
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North End Italian Feasts & Processions Guide 2020 (CANCELLED)Boston, Free
Wed, June 2, 2021  -  Wed, September 15, 2021   
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 season of North End Italian Feasts & Processions has been CANCELLED. Here is a handy guide of the North End Italian Feasts & Processions for Summer 2019. Processions are short parades...
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band / The Avett BrothersBoston, $$$
Thu, June 3, 2021  -  Thu, June 3, 2021   
Don't miss Ringo Starr, with multi-Grammy Award nominated Americana legends The Avett Brothers, and his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart.
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Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl 2020 (CANCELLED)Boston, $$
Fri, June 4, 2021  -  Sun, June 6, 2021   
Join the fun at the Scooper Bowl, the nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival and the unofficial kick-off of summer in Boston at City Hall Plaza.
Rat Pack Wednesdays at Boston Harbor Hotel 2020 - CANCELLEDBoston, Free
Thu, June 10, 2021  -  Thu, August 26, 2021   
Spend your summer nights enjoying live waterfront entertainment and al fresco dining at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Each Wednesday, Rat Pack performers will croon under the stars.
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Bunker Hill Day Parade 2020 - CANCELLEDCharlestown, Free
Sun, June 13, 2021   
A tradition since 1786, the Bunker Hill Day Parade commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill which was fought on Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major...
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Boston Summer Movies Guide 2021 (Dates TBD)Massachusetts, Free
Sat, June 19, 2021  -  Sun, August 22, 2021   
Summer is here and warm weather calls for outdoor fun. Here's a great list of Summer Movies under the stars in and around Boston. Enjoy!...
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FREE FUN FRIDAYS Boston 2021: Highland Street FoundationMassachusetts, Free
Fri, June 25, 2021  -  Fri, August 27, 2021   
The Free Fun Fridays program invites you to visit about 10 museums or attraction for free over ten Fridays this summer. See what's free this Friday!
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Classic Movies by Moonlight: Boston Harbor Hotel - CANCELLEDBoston, Free
Sat, June 26, 2021  -  Sat, August 28, 2021   
Enjoy free Movies by Moonlight projected on the Harbor this summer at Boston Harbor Hotel. The cool evening breeze and view from Intrigue Café set the stage for the perfect opportunity to view these classic films under...
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Boston Fireworks | 4th of July Fireworks & Pops on the Esplanade 2021Boston, Free
Sun, July 4, 2021   
Enjoy the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a spectacular display of fireworks over the Charles River. This year maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra are set to entertain at Boston’s annual...
Salem Celebrates the 4th of July - CANCELLED 2020Salem, Free
Sun, July 4, 2021   
Independence Day celebration with free activities for children in the afternoon and a 'POPS' Concert followed by a fireworks display
Acton's July 4th Celebration & FireworksActon, Free
Sun, July 4, 2021  -  Sun, July 4, 2021   
Family Fun from 5-8:30, Free Concert featuring Thirty6Red, 7:00-9:30, fireworks at Dusk! Free Admission with the option of a $15 unlimited bounce bracelet. Activities subject to change if necessary.
4th July Fireworks Family-Friendly Cruise PlymouthPlymouth, $$$
Sun, July 4, 2021  -  Sun, July 4, 2021   
July 4th: Exceptional viewing of fireworks without crowds. Narrated view Plymouth Rock, Mayflower Ship, Clark's Island, Lighthouses. **THIS BOAT WILL BE ALCOHOL FREE** We will have popcorn, popsicles, glow sticks, tattoos, and more! Seating limited so reserve your...
July 4th Celebration: Family Fun / Concert / Fireworks 2021Acton, Free
Sun, July 4, 2021  -  Sun, July 4, 2021   
Join the Town of Acton as we celebrate July 4th! Family Fun Time starts at 5:30 p.m. A free concert will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. and Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Bridgewater Arts & Music FestivalBridgewater, $
Sun, July 4, 2021  -  Sun, July 4, 2021   
Annual Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival, free admission, events, displays, crafters selling, artists showing, fun for everyone & yummy food! Live music and other performances. Local authors, artists. Kid friendly. Come and stay a while.
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Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell Boston 2021Boston, Free
Fri, July 9, 2021  -  Fri, August 20, 2021   
Free Friday Flicks are classic & popular, family-oriented movies shown each Friday night in Boston throughout the summer at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade at no cost for over 25 years!
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Levitate Music & Arts Festival 2021Marshfield, $
Fri, July 9, 2021  -  Sun, July 11, 2021   
Join us for a day of music, art, food and the outdoors at the Marshfield Fairgrounds! There will be lots of music, arts & crafts and delicious food trucks to enjoy!
Black Picnic Day formerly Negro Election Day 279Salem, Free
Sat, July 17, 2021  -  Sat, July 17, 2021   
This is a cultural historical event which has been ongoing for 279 years. We bring together families, community, businesses and organizations for a day of family fun
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Free Shakespeare on the Common 2021: The TempestBoston, Free
Thu, July 22, 2021  -  Mon, August 9, 2021   
One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's “Free Shakespeare On The Common” continues it's seasonal tradition with William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline'.
Salem Heritage DaysSalem
Sun, August 1, 2021  -  Mon, August 9, 2021   
This perennial favorite features food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include the Essex Street Fair, the Ice Cream Bowl, and the Car Show on Chestnut Street.
Salem Maritime FestivalSalem, Free
Sun, August 1, 2021  -  Mon, August 2, 2021   
Salem Maritime Festival will host an exciting array of free family fun, harbor cruises, kayak trips, face-painting, wagon rides, muck walks, kite-flying, model boat races and more!
Mapparium ToursBoston, $
Wed, August 11, 2021  -  Thu, August 11, 2022   
Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to...
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The Bolton Fair 2021Bolton, $
Fri, August 13, 2021  -  Sun, August 15, 2021   
The quintessential New England Fair with fun for the whole family. Great entertainment, animals, midway, live music, craft village, tractor pull, demo derby and monster trucks.The Bolton Fair will be open three full,...
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Kidz Bop LIVE! 2021 (Rescheduled from July 11, 2020)Boston, $$
Sun, August 15, 2021   
Kidz Bop is an interactive experience for the whole family, where the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing some of today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids,” with engaging new set design, exciting choreography, and more.
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The Big E 2020 - CANCELLED for 2020Western Mass, $$$
Fri, September 17, 2021  -  Sun, October 3, 2021   
The Big E is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America. There's no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and taste tempting aromas of the fall season than at The Big E.
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Winchester Block Party & Town DayWinchester, Free
Sat, September 25, 2021  -  Sat, September 25, 2021   
Thousands of individuals and families attend each year to enjoy a day of browsing exhibits, playing games, competing in athletics, eating (!), listening to different types of music, attending the health fair, and...
53rd Annual Memorial Day Weekend PowwowCentral Mass, $
Sat, September 25, 2021  -  Sat, September 25, 2021   
The 53rd Annual AIS Memorial Day Weekend Powwow features dancing, drumming, kids' events, vendors, crafts, and educational sessions. Overnight camping is available to powwow participants.
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Pumpkin Chuckin' Fest 2021Vermont, $
Sun, September 26, 2021  -  Sun, September 26, 2021   
Pumpkin Chucking fest is a fundraiser for Coastal Connections (a group that works to end domestic and sexual violence in Lamoille County) and a fall family day of fun with music, pumpkin catapult, food, games, raffles,...
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Flashlight Maze at Connors FarmDanvers, $$
Mon, September 27, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
The 7-Acre, World Famous Corn Maze is a NON HAUNTED, family friendly attraction, and is safe for ALL AGES. The maze received international attention when a family “got lost” and called 911 to find their way out.
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Topsfield Fair 2020 (CANCELLED)Topsfield, $$
Fri, October 1, 2021  -  Mon, October 11, 2021   
Enjoy America's oldest and finest agricultural fair w/ New England‘s largest carnival midway, cool demos, (ranging from beekeeping to miniature trains), a Grange Museum, pumpkin weigh-offs, live entertainment and the...
Maynard FestMaynard, Free
Sat, October 2, 2021   
Dozens of sidewalk sales, over 100 vendors and free family entertainment. It is sure to please both young and old, including free children's events such as the trackless train ride.
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'Brick or Treat' Halloween Fun at LEGOLAND Discovery CenterSomerville, $$
Thu, October 7, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Brick or Treat will feature a costume contest, pumpkin patch photo op complete with a 3 ½ foot LEGO pumpkin, a themed building challenge, LEGO trick or treating and more. Guests are encouraged to show their Halloween...
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42nd Yarmouth Seaside FestivalYarmouth, Free
Mon, October 11, 2021  -  Wed, October 13, 2021   
Enjoy a craft fair of more than 125 crafters from all over the country, food vendors with a fabulous selection of foods to sample, continual musical entertainment, high-quality children’s events, kayak and canoe race,...
New Hampshire Pumpkin FestivalNew Hampshire
Fri, October 15, 2021  -  Sat, October 16, 2021   
It’s official: Coronavirus concerns have forced the cancellation of the 2020 NH Pumpkin Festival in Downtown Laconia. SAVE THE DATE FOR 2021 - October 15 & 16
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Fall Pumpkin Float Festival at Frog PondBoston, Free
Fri, October 15, 2021   
Fall Pumpkin Float will be held at the Boston Common Frog Pond is generally from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hundreds of illuminated jack-o’-lanterns will be floated on the water accompanied by spooky family activities.
The 24th Boston International Fine Art ShowBoston, $
Thu, October 21, 2021  -  Sun, October 24, 2021   
The 23rd Boston International Fine Art Show at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. There are 3,000+ original works of art that are going to be exhibited, from classical to contemporary.
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Pru Boo Trick-or-Treat for Charity 2021Boston, $
Sun, October 24, 2021   
Trick-or-Treat for Charity! Calling all ghosts and goblins to join us for this family-friendly Halloween event, held the Sunday before Halloween. Our nonprofit partner this year is The Play Brigade.
Christmas Festival of Lights at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
Mon, November 15, 2021  -  Fri, December 31, 2021   
Edaville takes you into an enchanting wonderland where you can experience millions & millions of lights, unlimited Christmas train rides, unlimited use of all 90 plus rides and attractions including access to Thomas Land & Cran Central.
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Frog Pond Ice Rink Opening Day - CANCELLED for 2020Boston, Free
Thu, November 18, 2021   
The Skating Club of Boston is looking forward to another season of fun on the ice at the Frog Pond! Come down to skate and have some fun kicking off the 2021 season.
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Enchanted Village: Jordan's Furniture Avon - CLOSED for 2020 SeasonAvon, $
Mon, November 22, 2021  -  Sat, January 1, 2022   
Enjoy Boston's historic Enchanted Village, now on view at Jordan's Furniture in Avon. Jordan’s Furniture purchased the surviving pieces of the Enchanted Village at auction and restored the vintage collection to its...
Night Lights at Tower Hill: Holiday Lights (CANCELLED for 2020)Boylston, $$
Sat, November 27, 2021  -  Sun, January 2, 2022   
Two of our beautiful garden properties will sparkle with thousands of shimmering, artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the whole family for a magical, fun, and safe outdoor experience – with food, refreshments, and more.
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Boston Blink! Holiday Lights & Sound Extravaganza 2021Boston, Free
Fri, December 3, 2021  -  Sat, January 1, 2022   
Blink! featuring the music of the Holiday Pops, is a 6-week state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza that will transfer every inch of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
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Snowport - Boston Seaport Ice Rink & Curling LanesBoston
Wed, December 15, 2021  -  Tue, March 1, 2022   
This year, the Snowport Ice Rink & Beer Garden will not be open, however there are lots of great new winter activities to enjoy! Now open, the Seaport's new Snowport winterland features a 3,000 square foot ice skating...
Behind the Scenes at Andover Historical SocietyAndover, Free
Sun, August 9, 2026  -  Tue, August 9, 2016   
Peek inside closets, pull aside curtains, and explore behind the scenes in the Blanchard House and Andover Historical Society. Here’s your chance to look behind the “staff only” and “no entry” signs.
Digital Party on Wheels!Online, $$
Tue, May 15, 2029  -  Tue, May 15, 2029   
Celebrate and learn about New York and all things trains and transit, and support the New York Transit Museum right from home! Virtual tours of our vintage subway cars and more!
CTeen T.G.I. ShabbatBrookline, Free
Wed, January 23, 2030  -  Wed, January 23, 2030   
✸ Enjoy delicious food, great company and spirited shabbat energy with lots of friends. ✸ 4 Course Shabbat Dinner, Mocktails and Dessert Buffet. ✸ Spend time with old friends and make new ones! ✸ Open to all High School Students
The Core Workshop with Hannah Adams - LivestreamCambridge, $
Thu, May 30, 2030  -  Sat, May 30, 2020   
We will discuss what is core, what gets in the way of core-engagement, and how we can engage on our mats in ways to optimize the use of core in our natural movement.
Pacific Islands Family DayFitchburg, Free
Mon, May 19, 2031  -  Mon, May 19, 2031   
Travel to the Pacific Islands through art projects, a dance performance, and live animals at Fitchburg Art Museum. FREE for everyone. We hope you can join us!
Welcome the Stranger PerformanceCambridge, $$
Mon, April 8, 2047  -  Sat, April 8, 2017   
Welcome the Stranger combines the talents of sacred and secular artists from both Muslim and Sikh traditions in a musical response to hate crimes. Kiran Ahluwalia, Souad Massi, Abdul Gheit Dance, Bhal Kabul Singh
Free Demo Music Together Class in NatickNatick, Free
Sat, September 11, 2077  -  Mon, September 11, 2017   
Join us for Free Demo Music Together Class in Natick to see why families love our internationally acclaimed Music & Movement program for children from birth to age five and their parents or caregivers!
Probing the Edge of the Solar System with IBEXNew Hampshire
Thu, April 5, 2103  -  Mon, April 15, 2013   
The Interstellar Boundary Explorer has been imaging the Solar System boundary and collecting interstellar wind from our galactic neighborhood. Dr. Eberhard Mobius, a lead scientist on the IBEX team, will discuss the latest discoveries.
Make a MESS at Discovery MuseumsActon, $
Wed, July 11, 2103  -  Wed, July 31, 2013   
The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff) program series uses the arts as an introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Come and have a good time.
Run Wild 5K at Stone ZooStoneham
Fri, October 26, 2103   
Get ready to Run Wild at Stone Zoo: Lace up your running shoes and join other race enthusiasts and animal lovers for the Run Wild 5K at Stone Zoo!
Preschool Story Time: Tiny Living ThingsWaltham, $
Wed, May 14, 2104  -  Wed, May 14, 2014   
Bugs are curious creatures and fun to learn about. After stories and a craft activity, you’ll look for tiny living things out in the garden!
Brookview House 'End of Summer Sizzler'Boston, $$$
Fri, September 26, 2104  -  Fri, September 26, 2104   
Please support the Brookview House, a 24 year old non-profit that takes in homeless moms and their children and hits the life reset button for those families.
Party in the Park Presents Second Annual 'A Walk in the ParkBoston, $$$
Sat, April 9, 2107  -  Sun, April 9, 2017   
Party in the Park, the much-anticipated annual luncheon benefiting the Justine Mee Liff Fund for the Emerald Necklace, introduces its second annual “A Walk in the Park” Children’s Tea and Fashion Show.
Sushi making classBurlington, $$
Thu, October 13, 2107  -  Fri, October 13, 2017   
Roll up your sleeves! This class takes you deep into Maki-making. We will be rolling four different kinds of Maki with fun, flavor-packed fillings, perfected by herbs and seeds.
Spotlight Playhouse Presents 'Broadway on Essex'Haverhill, $
Wed, March 28, 2914  -  Sat, March 29, 2014   
Spotlight Playhouse presents Broadway on Essex, a cabaret dinner theater, Seating is limited, get your tickets early for this fantastic evening that will bring a little Broadway to your own backyard!
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Kerplunk!Boston, $$
Tue, March 5, 3016  -  Sat, May 28, 2016   
Space pirates, talking dogs, trees that hug you…this show has it all because it's the adventure you and your family create together! Each performance is based on your imagination so no two adventures are ever the same.
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Snowflake Stow Box CraftArlington, $
Tue, January 12, 3019  -  Sun, January 13, 2019   
Create a box with pearl paints and icy glass bubbles for a fun place to stow your treasures. $15pp. Please check the Artbeat website for a photo of this project.
Virtual Screening Room via Coolidge Corner TheaterBrookline, $$
Wed, March 24, 3030  -  Thu, April 30, 2020   
Coolodge Corner Theater is offering some of our great, curated Coolidge programming, virtually. Your rental of these films and purchase of tickets for film education classes helps support the Coolidge and compensate our staff during this unprecedented time. Thank you!
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