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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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Halloween - Salem Haunted Happenings 2020 (Re-imagined)Salem, $
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sat, October 31, 2020   
You're invited to Salem's annual Halloween Festival! It happens every year during October in the bewitching seaport of Salem, Massachusetts. Nobody celebrates Halloween quite like Salem, Massachusetts.
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Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Spectacular:Roger Williams Zoo 2020Rhode Island, $$
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sun, November 1, 2020   
Enjoy a unique drive-through Zoo experience featuring pumpkins honoring the Special Places in our lives at this years Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo!
Audrain Concours & Motor WeekRhode Island
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
The Audrain Concours & Motor Week is a world class event that brings the best of the motoring world to the renowned City by the Sea.
The Harvest Moon Online Art AuctionWayland, Free
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Mon, October 5, 2020   
Virtual art auction to be held from October 1-October 5, 2020 hosted by the W Gallery of Wayland, MA. Buy something beautiful while supporting our local artists and our gallery!
Science Club for Girls Virtual Catalyst AwardsCambridge, Free
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Thu, October 1, 2020   
Join Science Club for Girls as we celebrate 25 years of empowering diverse girls and women in STEM—in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and beyond—at our first-ever VIRTUAL Catalyst Awards!
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Autumn Illuminated at Tower Hill Botanic GardenBoylston, $$
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sun, November 1, 2020   
Join us after hours for a magical evening walk through the gardens. The lighted path through the gardens will highlight fall colors and provide a special after dark walk through the heart of Tower Hill.
Haunted History & Pizza Walking TourBoston, $$
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Fri, October 30, 2020   
Explore Boston's oldest neighborhood (1630) during this Spooky Pizza Walk. Hear of Ghostly Apparitions near Boston's oldest residence. Along the way, you'll enjoy THREE slices of Boston's very best PIZZA!
All About GoatsSouthborough, $
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Thu, October 1, 2020   
First we’ll read a story that features goats. Then we’ll interact with some goats as we learn all about them: fun goat facts, what goats eat, how to care for them, and more.
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The Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin ShowWestern Mass, $$
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sat, October 31, 2020   
Explore our famous gardens as we transform Naumkeag into a celebration of autumn with over 1,500 jack-o-lanterns, hundreds of mums, pumpkins and countless gourds – most of which were grown right here at Naumkeag!
Free Virtual Lecture: Reimagining Capitalism in a World on FireCambridge, Free
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Thu, October 1, 2020   
Dr. Rebecca Henderson, Harvard Business School, Co-chair, Harvard University Presidential Committee on Sustainability. Presented by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Harvard Office for Sustainability.
Westgate Mall Hosts Adult Winter Clothing Drive for Local CharityBrockton
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sat, October 31, 2020   
Westgate Mall is hosting a month-long donation drive in October to gather much needed winter wear for the homeless, in partnership with local charity, Support the Soupman.
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Topsfield Fair 2020 (CANCELLED)Topsfield, $$
Fri, October 2, 2020  -  Mon, October 12, 2020   
Enjoy America's oldest and finest agricultural fair w/ New England‘s largest carnival midway, cool demos, (ranging from beekeeping to miniature trains), a Grange Museum, pumpkin weigh-offs, live entertainment and the...
Dungeons & Dragons Online Friday The Warrior's PathBurlington, $
Fri, October 2, 2020  -  Fri, October 2, 2020   
Join us for monthly Dungeons & Dragons games and events at Guard Up in Burlington, MA. Bring your own character or use ours. New D&D adventures every month.
World Farm Animals Weekend: Let’s Go Veg! TourSherborn, $
Fri, October 2, 2020  -  Fri, October 2, 2020   
For World Farm Animals Weekend, Unity Farm Sanctuary is launching this brand-new tour: Meet our 250+ rescued farm animals and learn how we can all make positive, incremental changes toward more compassionate lives.
PJ Library Shabbat Circle Time Celebrates SukkotArlington, $
Fri, October 2, 2020  -  Fri, October 2, 2020   
Gather and meet other families for a socially distanced circle time at Spy Pond Park (56 Pond Lane) in Arlington on on Friday, October 2 from 10-10:45am.
Friday Pizza Break at Powisset FarmDover, $
Fri, October 2, 2020  -  Fri, October 30, 2020   
Join us at Powisset Farm every Friday in October from 11 AM – 1 PM for Friday Pizza at Powisset. Pre-order your 12” personal cheese pizza on our website and spend your lunch break at the farm.
Clay Class at The Painting Place (Friday)Wellesley, $$
Fri, October 2, 2020  -  Fri, November 6, 2020   
Learn how to work with clay and hand build pottery! Pinch pots, coil pots, tic tac toe boards, and more! Painting, glazing, and firing included!
Tile Table Class at The Painting Place (Friday)Wellesley, $$
Fri, October 2, 2020  -  Fri, November 6, 2020   
Paint your own ceramic tiles with different painting techniques to create a table! Take a custom night/game/plant/decoration table home at the end of 6 weeks! Painting, glazing, firing, and table included!
Mixed Media Class at The Painting Place (Friday)Wellesley, $$
Fri, October 2, 2020  -  Fri, November 6, 2020   
Join us for fun projects, painting, arts and crafts, games, and more! We will be making a different project every week such as pottery, mosaics, slime, and more!
Outdoor Story & Craft at Smolak FarmsAndover, $$
Fri, October 2, 2020   
We’re excited to be offering one of our popular Story & Craft events in the great outdoors! This wee we'll read 'How I Became a Pirate', along with a Pirate Craft, donut snack, apple picking and more.
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Smolak Farms Fall Festival WeekendAndover, $
Sat, October 3, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
Each weekend through September and October 2020, we will be hosting Fun Fall Weekends at the farm. This year, we’ve altered our regular offerings to be more COVID-conscious, and are very excited to be able to offer our...
Beacon Hill Art Walk 2020Boston, Free
Sat, October 3, 2020  -  Sat, October 3, 2020   
Local fine artists exhibit original artwork in the private gardens and courtyards of Beacon Hill's North Slope. Classical musicians performing free concerts through the day.
POSTPONED: 9th Annual Worcester Food Truck & Craft Beer FestivalWorcester
Sat, October 3, 2020  -  Sat, October 3, 2020   
Food Truck Festivals of America is bringing the 9th Annual Worcester Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival back to Worcester City Hall Common on Saturday, June 6th
Python Coding Class (Ages 11 -18)Boston, Free
Sat, October 3, 2020  -  Sat, October 3, 2020   
Get a Glimpse of what Python Coding looks like! Detailed program covers the following topics to begin with: 1. What is Python? 2. Installing Python 3. Data types and creating variables, input and output,
International Online Coding Minecraft Hackathon for KidsOnline, Free
Sat, October 3, 2020  -  Sat, October 3, 2020   
For the first time, Mindhub organizes an International Online Coding Minecraft Hackathon! All kids, ages 8 to 11, are welcome to join us on a special Minecraft adventure. And the best part - it’s free!
Amazing Virtual Archaeology Fair at HarvardCambridge, Free
Sat, October 3, 2020  -  Sat, October 3, 2020   
Celebrate the glamour, labor, humor, and discoveries of archaeology at Harvard. Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, and Harvard Museums of Science & Culture.
Lotus Festival 2020Boston, $$
Sat, October 3, 2020  -  Sat, October 3, 2020   
Join the Desai Foundation for a night of music and celebrity guests to support COVID relief efforts for vulnerable women and girls in rural India.
Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk 2020Boston
Sun, October 4, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
Make every step count — virtually! Participants are encouraged to “Walk Your Way” to support patient care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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Boston Book Festival 2020 (Virtual)Back Bay, Free
Sun, October 4, 2020  -  Sun, October 25, 2020   
The 2020 Boston Book Festival will take place VIRTUALLY in 2020. Enjoy 45 livestreamed sessions (and more will be available on demand!). The best part? Not one session overlaps with any other, so you can spend the...
Art Matters - FAM Video Web SeriesFitchburg, Free
Sun, October 4, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
The video series kicks off with behind-the-scenes interviews with artists from the current Fitchburg Art Museum exhibition After Spiritualism: Loss and Transcendence in Contemporary Art.
Harpoon Dogtoberfest (VIRTUAL)Boston, $
Sun, October 4, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
The 3rd Annual Harpoon Dogtoberfest welcomes all dog lovers and their furry friends to join us for a virtual event this year! Visit www.harpoondogtoberfest.com to learn more.
PJ Library Sukkot Story Walk™Arlington, $$
Sun, October 4, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
Follow a PJ Library Sukkot story on placards as you take a gentle hike through Arlington's Menotomy Rocks Park (129 Jason Street) in Arlington on Sunday, October 4 from 10-11:30am.
PJ Pioneers Sukkot Scavenger HuntWalpole, $$
Sun, October 4, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
Celebrate the harvest holiday of Sukkot at Francis William Bird Park (251 Washington Street) in East Walpole on Sunday October 4 from 10-11:30am. Gather for an engaging Sukkot story and craft.
F. U. N. Fest - Fall Umbrella Ninja FestivalConcord, $
Sun, October 4, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
Practice your 'nature ninja skills' in this in-person afternoon outdoors event for families based on The Umbrella Arts Center’s popular Ninjas in Nature class.
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America’s Got Talent Winner Darci Lynn Farmer at Yarmouth Drive-inCape Cod, $$$
Sun, October 4, 2020   
Comedian, singer, and ventriloquist, Darci Lynn Farmer is bringing her incredible talent to the Yarmouth Drive-in on Cape Cod on Sunday, October 4. The family-friendly show begins at 3:00 PM.
Life Science Cares Virtual Impact Breakfast Virtual FundraiserBoston, $$
Tue, October 6, 2020  -  Tue, October 6, 2020   
Life Science Cares rallies companies to fight poverty at the 2020 Impact Breakfast Fundraiser. The annual re-Imagined virtual event, set for Tuesday, Oct. 6, will feature Governor Deval Patrick.
10/6 Dungeons & Dragons Online TuesdayBurlington, $
Tue, October 6, 2020  -  Tue, October 6, 2020   
Join us for monthly Dungeons & Dragons games and events at Guard Up in Burlington, MA. Bring your own character or use ours. New D&D adventures every month.
Online Class: Sketching for Would-Be Travelers While at Home!Worcester, $
Tue, October 6, 2020  -  Tue, October 27, 2020   
Learn the fine art of observational drawing in this fun online art class from the Fitchburg Art Museum! All skill levels are welcome. No experience necessary.
Spooky Art Virtual Immersion (Tuesdays!)Online, $$$
Tue, October 6, 2020  -  Tue, October 27, 2020   
Join Alex Makes Art for a weekly art immersive class with a fabulously curated box component. Keep those hands busy after school and connect with a community of young artists from around the globe!
Free Zoom with the Puffins off the Maine CoastCambridge, Free
Wed, October 7, 2020  -  Wed, October 7, 2020   
Fifty years ago, a young ornithologist named Steve Kress fell in love with puffins. Learning that their colonies had been nearly eradicated, he resolved to fix that. n Maine, he resolved to bring them back.
Free Zoom with the Puffins off the Maine CoastCambridge, Free
Wed, October 7, 2020  -  Wed, October 7, 2020   
Fifty years ago, a young ornithologist named Steve Kress fell in love with puffins. Learning that their colonies had been nearly eradicated, he resolved to fix that. n Maine, he resolved to bring them back.
Beginner Karate Training (Ages 5 - 11)Boston, Free
Wed, October 7, 2020  -  Wed, October 7, 2020   
'This is a karate class designed for kids ages 3-12. Children will learn ''easy to follow'' moves at home in this interactive class. This is not a class you will just watch,
Tiny Cash Wrap Concerts | PolkadogBoston, Free
Thu, October 8, 2020  -  Thu, October 8, 2020   
Ever hear of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts? Yeah, we love them too. So we’re pulling a page from the public radio book and launching our own intimate concert line-up.
An Intro to Budgeting and Saving - Camp Millionaire (Free)Boston, Free
Thu, October 8, 2020  -  Thu, October 8, 2020   
Let’s make, manage, and multiply money! In this introductory class we'll explore the concepts of earning a paycheck, paying taxes and expenses, and reconciling a bank account.
Sukkot Songs and Crafts at the JCDS TentsWatertown, Free
Thu, October 8, 2020  -  Thu, October 8, 2020   
Join JCDS for a COVID-safe afternoon of Sukkot songs, crafts, and balloons at the JCDS tents! For children ages 0-6, with a maximum of 15 families.
Blackwatch Online Autumn Leaves & Shadow DreamsBurlington, Free
Fri, October 9, 2020  -  Fri, October 9, 2020   
Join us for Sword Adventure Games where you solve mysteries, fight monsters, and win treasure. Guard Up in Burlington MA has monthly sword adventure games.
Preschool Farm Explorer FridaysSouthborough, $
Fri, October 9, 2020  -  Fri, October 9, 2020   
Adult supervision is required; this is not a drop off program. Fee covers all four weeks for one adult and child. Younger siblings are welcome with an additional fee of $24/$30 for member/nonmembers
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The Horror of Abbadia Mare: An Adaptation of Five H.P. Lovecraft StoriesGloucester, $$
Fri, October 9, 2020  -  Fri, October 30, 2020   
Hammond Castle Museum will offer a room-to-room theater performance of The Horror of Abbadia Mare, an adaptation of five H.P. Lovecraft stories based on our founder John Hays Hammond Jr.
PJ Library Shabbat Circle TimeArlington, $
Fri, October 9, 2020  -  Fri, October 9, 2020   
Gather and meet other families for a socially distanced circle time at Spy Pond Park (56 Pond Lane) in Arlington on on Fridays, October 9-23 from 10-10:45am.
DIY Sleeping Beauty Fairy Variation (Free)(Online)Boston, Free
Fri, October 9, 2020  -  Fri, October 9, 2020   
During this class taught by Ms Nika, students will learn about the story ballet Sleeping Beauty and create their very own Fairy Variations! Students will learn about the history of the ballet,
Warner, NH Fall Foliage Festival (VIRTUAL)New Hampshire, Free
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Mon, October 12, 2020   
Share the natural splendors of NH's vibrant autumn colors while enjoying food, entertainment, carnival rides, and fine crafts along the main streets of Warner.
Cloth is Money: Textiles from SahelFitchburg, $
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sun, June 6, 2021   
The textiles in this exhibition have antecedents that date to the 11th century. The show illustrates the complex and timeless value of woven cloth in this region,
Pumpkin Tours with the Animals at Unity Farm SanctuarySherborn, $
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sun, November 8, 2020   
Join us at Unity Farm Sanctuary for a special visit with our 250 rescued farm animal residents and watch them enjoy a special feeding of festive treats, including pumpkins! Advance registration required.
Cape Ann Artisans Fall Open Studio Tour 2020Rockport, Free
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sun, October 11, 2020   
The Cape Ann Artisans invite you to visit us in our studios, explore our exquisite natural surroundings, and see the fine art and craft they inspire.
About Brew Moon Hike (Family Friendly)Southborough, $
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sat, October 10, 2020   
The hike will be 30 minutes long and follows some of Chestnut Hill Farm’s most beautiful trails.The bonfire will be going and there will be fresh-popped popcorn, lemonade, and s’mores kits available
Military History Through the Ages at American Heritage MuseumHudson, $$
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sun, October 11, 2020   
The Collings Foundation and American Heritage Museum is hosting a living history exhibition – Military History Through The Ages - featuring multiple re-enactors with displays from the Revolutionary War up through the present day.
Virtual Princess Playdate with Elsa (Free)Boston, Free
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sat, October 10, 2020   
We offer acting, singing, dancing, arts and crafts, and storytelling led by princess characters. In this class, kids will get to meet Queen Elsa and sample a few of these activities.
Halloween 'Party' Workshop at The Painting PlaceWellesley, $$
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sat, October 10, 2020   
Join us for a fun afternoon of pottery painting! Choose a witch hat dish, pumpkin with lid, or bowl to paint! All supplies and glazing and firing included. Will be ready in time for Halloween!
Winter Release: Buttons and BowsActon, Free
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sat, October 10, 2020   
Come join us for our most POPULAR event! Our Socially Distanced WINTER RELEASE will be on Saturday, October 10th! Doors will open at 10am. Mark your calendars today!
Hike with GoatsSouthborough, $$
Sun, October 11, 2020  -  Sun, October 11, 2020   
You will learn how to walk with the goat, and then you’ll be accompanied by a farm staff member as you and your new goat friend make your way around the farm and trails.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the MFA (Fall Open House)Boston, Free
Mon, October 12, 2020  -  Mon, October 12, 2020   
Enjoy free admission and special events at the Museum of Fine Arts for Indigenous Peoples’ Day—and the Fenway Alliance’s 18th annual Opening Our Doors Day.
Virtual Exhibit: Listening to Wampanoag Voices: Beyond 1620Cambridge, Free
Mon, October 12, 2020  -  Sat, October 31, 2020   
On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 12, 2020, the Peabody Museum will launch a new online exhibit, Listening to Wampanoag Voices: Beyond 1620, featuring contemporary Wampanoag speakers.
J All Day - In-Person Care for Remote Learning DaysNewton, $$
Mon, October 12, 2020  -  Wed, November 25, 2020   
Get your kids out of the house and into J All Day, an in-person program for remote learning days at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton.
Columbus Day Workshop at The Painting PlaceWellesley, $$
Mon, October 12, 2020  -  Mon, October 12, 2020   
No school on Columbus Day? Join us for a fun mixed media workshop! We'll be painting, crafting, and playing games! All projects and supplies included!
10/13 Dungeons & Dragons Online TuesdayBurlington, $
Tue, October 13, 2020  -  Tue, October 13, 2020   
Join us for monthly Dungeons & Dragons games and events at Guard Up in Burlington, MA. Bring your own character or use ours. New D&D adventures every month.
Built to Last -Skyscrapers using LegoBoston, Free
Tue, October 13, 2020  -  Tue, October 13, 2020   
Teacher will read a story about skyscraper and kids will create their tallest skyscraper. During this extremely fun and extremely challenging virtual program students will be tasked to build an epic LEGO creation.
Race, Art & Hope: A ConversationOnline, Free
Tue, October 13, 2020  -  Tue, October 13, 2020   
This frank discussion will address racism and social inequality, how we can confront these challenges, and the role of art as a catalyst for change and hope.
Intro To Movie Making & Special FX (Ages 9-15)Boston, Free
Wed, October 14, 2020  -  Wed, October 14, 2020   
In this introductory class, students will get a general understanding of the movie-making process. Behind the scenes of a film set. We will: • take a dive into the departments on set;
Disney's Silhouette Artist at Buttons and BowsActon, $$
Thu, October 15, 2020  -  Thu, October 15, 2020   
Disney artist hand cuts your child's silhouette portrait freehand, using only scissors! Makes a great gift for loved ones or a great keepsake! Dogs are welcomed this year!
Fort Point Virtual Open StudiosBoston, Free
Fri, October 16, 2020  -  Sun, October 18, 2020   
Fort Point Open Studios is going virtual with 3 days of events, studio tours, workshops, artist talks, and more, all online! Artist Registration July 1 - August 31
Gifford Cat Shelter VIRTUAL Meow Mile 5KOnline, $$
Fri, October 16, 2020  -  Sun, October 18, 2020   
This family-friendly Virtual 5K will benefit the Gifford Cat Shelter in Brighton, MA - the country's oldest no-kill, free-roam animal shelter! All proceeds will go to cats in need!
Frightful Fridays at Gore PlaceWaltham, $$$
Fri, October 16, 2020  -  Fri, October 30, 2020   
On Oct 16, 23 and 30, Gore Place will present the popular Halloween program called Frightful Fridays. This year, the event will be held under the Century Tent.
10/16 Dungeons & Dragons Online FridayBurlington, $
Fri, October 16, 2020  -  Fri, October 16, 2020   
Join us for monthly Dungeons & Dragons games and events at Guard Up in Burlington, MA. Bring your own character or use ours. New D&D adventures every month.
Zombie Adventure Online Brave the Escape RoomBurlington, $
Fri, October 16, 2020  -  Fri, October 16, 2020   
Join us on an interactive adventure where participants have a limited amount of time to figure out how to stop the spread of the zombie virus which is turning all of our Guardians into zombies.
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Pumpkin People in the ParkCape Cod, Free
Fri, October 16, 2020  -  Sat, October 31, 2020   
The creative and innovative Pumpkin People are fashioned by local businesses, organizations or just plain folk. They are on display from October 16-31!
Group Singing Class with Broadway Star!Boston, Free
Fri, October 16, 2020  -  Fri, October 16, 2020   
Learn about breathing, pitch, tone, harmony and projection in this 5 week group vocal class led by Broadway's Donna Vivino (Wicked, Les Miz, Hairspray, Cats). After registering, you will receive an email with instructions.
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Head of The Charles Regatta 2020 (Global Remote Event)Cambridge, Free
Sat, October 17, 2020  -  Sun, October 18, 2020   
Watch rowing teams compete from all over the country and take in the sights of autumn along the banks of the Charles River. The 2020 event will be run as a global remote event.
Belmont Day School: Lower School Open HouseBelmont, Free
Sat, October 17, 2020  -  Sat, October 17, 2020   
Families considering Belmont Day School for pre-kindergarten to fifth grade are encouraged to attend this virtual open house. Both adults and children are welcome to attend.
Boo at the Zoo and Baby Boo at ButtonwoodNew Bedford, $$
Sat, October 17, 2020  -  Sat, October 31, 2020   
Boo at the Zoo returns, with extra precautions, during the daytime to satisfy all your fall, Halloween and cool weather cravings. Want to show off your little ghosts and goblins? Baby Boo is for you! Baby Boo is geared towards children 5 and under, but any age is welcome!
Belmont Day School Virtual Open House - 10/17/2020Belmont, Free
Sat, October 17, 2020  -  Sat, October 17, 2020   
Join us online to learn what it's like to be a Belmont Day student. Discover how our lower and middle school programs inspire and challenge every learner through activities, presentations, and more.
Coming up: Admissions events for Belmont Day School!Boston, Free
Sat, October 17, 2020  -  Thu, December 10, 2020   
Belmont Day School will be hosting several virtual Admissions events to highlight their amazing faculty, curriculum, and programming. Come see why Belmont Day students love to learn!
Arts and Crafts ClassBoston, Free
Mon, October 19, 2020  -  Mon, October 19, 2020   
In this 55-minute arts & crafts club, students will explore famous modern artists and create cool crafts. Students will learn a bit about the history of the artist of the week.
So, you want to be a Neuroscientist?Boston, Free
Tue, October 20, 2020  -  Tue, October 20, 2020   
Are you THE kid in your biology class who wants to know more than your AP Bio has to offer? Curious about what a neuroscientist explores in a lab?
Free Zoom with the Adelie Penguins in AntarcticaCape Cod, Free
Wed, October 21, 2020  -  Wed, October 21, 2020   
Adélie Penguins exist only in Antarctica. The daily life of these penguins is filled with adventure and drama , rigid cold and the challenge to survive and thrive.
Building Rockets with Lego BricksBoston, Free
Wed, October 21, 2020  -  Wed, October 21, 2020   
Students will use the Engineering Design process to create their LEGO brick rocket with an engineering spin! During this extremely fun and extremely challenging virtual program students will build an epic LEGO creation!
Tiny Cash Wrap Concerts | The CurrentBoston, Free
Thu, October 22, 2020  -  Thu, October 22, 2020   
Say hello to the all new Tiny Cash Wrap Concerts, a series of performances by local Boston musicians happening where you least expect them, right at the check-out line, right in Seaport.
MassChallenge Virtual U.S. Awards Ceremony, Oct. 22Boston, Free
Thu, October 22, 2020  -  Thu, October 22, 2020   
A virtual celebration featuring 200+ startups from the MassChallenge accelerator programs in Austin, Boston, Houston, and Rhode Island. Showcasing progress the startups have made and awarding $2M in cash prizes to top startups from the programs.
Blackwatch Online All Shadow's EveBurlington, $
Fri, October 23, 2020  -  Fri, October 23, 2020   
Join us for Sword Adventure Games where you solve mysteries, fight monsters, and win treasure. Guard Up in Burlington MA has monthly sword adventure games.
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Keene Pumpkin Festival: 2020 Plan ChangeNew Hampshire, Free
Sat, October 24, 2020   
The sight of thousands of twinkling jack-o-lanterns is priceless. The Keene Pumpkin festival is most famous for setting that world record. Musicians and other performers are also featured.
POSTPONED: 2nd Annual Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer FestivalNewport
Sat, October 24, 2020  -  Sun, October 25, 2020   
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
Yoga Reaches OutBoston, $
Sun, October 25, 2020  -  Sun, October 25, 2020   
Join yogis from all over the world virtually on Sunday, October 25 to fundraise for kids facing devastating disease through a day of online yoga practice.
Watson Adventures’ Haunted Tales: The Online Halloween Family Scavenger HuntBoston, Free
Sun, October 25, 2020  -  Sun, October 25, 2020   
Kids and adults team up to virtually explore real places that are said to be haunted, and learn the tales of the ghosts who linger there on this online Halloween scavenger hunt.
Multicultural Mosaic: An Annual BIPOC FundraiserWatertown, $$
Mon, October 26, 2020  -  Mon, October 26, 2020   
Join New Repertory Theatre as we raise money to support the many New Rep BIPOC artists at our inaugural Multicultural Mosaic: An Annual BIPOC Fundraiser.
So, you want to be a Neuroscientist?Boston, Free
Tue, October 27, 2020  -  Tue, October 27, 2020   
Are you THE kid in your biology class who wants to know more than your AP Bio has to offer? Curious about what a neuroscientist explores in a lab?
Build your own Airplane using Lego!Boston, Free
Wed, October 28, 2020  -  Wed, October 28, 2020   
Students will learn about Aerospace Engineering and create their own airplane using Lego bricks. There will be an engineering spin to their project before they complete it!
Family-Friendly Music & Outdoor Picnic with the Soul Monstah’sWatertown, $
Thu, October 29, 2020  -  Thu, October 29, 2020   
The last Thursday and Friday of each month, Arsenal Yards invites guests to grab a blanket, pick up takeout from local restaurants and head to the River Green for a picnic and outdoor live music.
POSTPONED to 10/30 - An Evening with Eckhart TolleBoston, $$$
Fri, October 30, 2020  -  Fri, October 30, 2020   
Eckhart Tolle will now take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage October 30, 2020. Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers today.
Family-Friendly Music & Outdoor Picnic with Jeff Jam at Watertown’s Arsenal YardWatertown, $
Fri, October 30, 2020  -  Fri, October 30, 2020   
The last Thursday and Friday of each month, Arsenal Yards invites guests to grab a blanket, pick up takeout from local restaurants and head to the River Green for a picnic and outdoor live music.
Guardian Adventures Family Trivia SpooktacularBurlington, $
Fri, October 30, 2020  -  Fri, October 30, 2020   
Join Guard Up and trivia-meister Haley on October 30th to rack up points and be the reigning family on the trivia leaderboard. Register today. Best of luck to you all!
Watson Adventures’ Haunted Tales: The Online Halloween Family Scavenger HuntBoston, $
Sat, October 31, 2020  -  Sat, October 31, 2020   
Kids and adults team up to virtually explore real places that are said to be haunted, and learn the tales of the ghosts who linger there on this online Halloween scavenger hunt.
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Laurie Berkner Halloween Party Virtual Family ConcertsOnline, $$
Sat, October 31, 2020   
Get set for an un-boo-lievably fun time at Laurie Berkner's Halloween Party Family Concerts! Two live, interactive, virtual performances on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 at 12:00pm & 5:00pm.
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Breathe New Hampshire's Fun Pass 2020 on SaleNew England, $$
Sun, November 1, 2020  -  Sun, November 1, 2020   
For just $35 the Breathe New Hampshire Fun Pass gives you incredible discounts at over 100 fantastic New England family attractions while you support Breathe New Hampshire.
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Canstruction Boston: VIrtual Design Competition (2020)Boston, Free
Mon, November 2, 2020  -  Fri, December 4, 2020   
Cool things made from cans - virtually! Canstruction is a unique nonprofit organization that holds annual design-build competitions to construct unique, colossal structures made entirely from canned goods.
Free Zoom for Explorers, Artists, & Nature Lovers - Look-See-SketchCambridge, Free
Wed, November 4, 2020  -  Wed, November 4, 2020   
Now, more than ever, exploring close to home is a way to turn the small and modest into the infinite and boundless. Come have some fun.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Pizza OvenDover, $$
Wed, November 4, 2020  -  Wed, November 4, 2020   
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 handpie.
Friends on the Farm for Kids ages 7-11Dover, $$
Wed, November 4, 2020  -  Wed, November 4, 2020   
This hands-on experience is limited to 10 children, ages 7-11, where children will learn more about life on a farm and how to cook with farm fresh ingredients.
Tiny Cash Wrap Concerts | b8taBoston, Free
Thu, November 5, 2020  -  Thu, November 5, 2020   
Ever hear of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts? Yeah, we love them too. So we’re pulling a page from the public radio book and launching our own intimate concert line-up.
Divine Late Harvest Greens (Adult)Dover, $$
Thu, November 5, 2020  -  Thu, November 5, 2020   
Included in this class: Cooking demonstration and hands-on learning experience. Instruction from an experienced, top-notch instructor. Recipes to take home. A meal to enjoy on-site or to take with you.
DAV 5K Boston Virtual ChallengeBoston, Free
Fri, November 6, 2020  -  Sun, November 8, 2020   
We want you, your friends, family and co-workers to join us virtually this Veterans Day to celebrate and honor our Massachusetts Veterans. Run with the veterans November 6-8.
Teens in the Kitchen: DumplingsDover, $$
Fri, November 6, 2020  -  Fri, November 6, 2020   
Teens, come learn how to make pork dumplings, veggie dumplings and a dessert dumpling. This drop-off class is designed for children ages 13-17. Class is limited to 10 students to allow for social distancing.
D&D Night: Bard’s PathBurlington, $
Fri, November 6, 2020  -  Fri, November 6, 2020   
Join us for a night of roleplaying and imagination this November. This is our Bard's Path Dungeons and Dragons Night (5th Edition) created especially for those players who like roleplaying and character building.
The Toe Jam Puppet Band: 'Green Show'Weston, $$
Wed, November 11, 2020  -  Thu, November 11, 2010   
The Provisional Group of the Weston Garden Club is sponsoring the Toe Jam Puppet Band for a Veterans Day puppet show, concert and bake sale. Please join us on Thursday, November 11th from 10 to 11 AM at the Country School cafetorium on Alphabet Lane.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: CupcakesDover, $
Wed, November 11, 2020  -  Wed, November 11, 2020   
In this fun cooking class, children will learn to make and decorate beautiful, tasty cupcakes!Each student will have their own station to work on and their own set of ingredients and kitchen tools.
Friends on the FarmDover, $
Wed, November 11, 2020  -  Wed, November 11, 2020   
Join us for a morning on the farm including farm and nature-based learning projects, interactions with farm animals, and cooking in the Powisset kitchen. This hands-on experience is limited to 10 children, ages 7-11.
CraftBoston HolidayBoston, Free
Thu, November 12, 2020  -  Thu, December 31, 2020   
Join us for the inaugural CraftBoston Holiday ONLINE, presented by the Society of Arts + Crafts! Enjoy virtual programming events and shop high-quality, handcrafted goods all season long.
Belmont Day School: Middle School Virtual Open HouseBelmont, Free
Sat, November 14, 2020  -  Sat, November 14, 2020   
Families considering Belmont Day School for 6-8 grades are encouraged to attend this virtual open house. Both adults and children are welcome to attend. Hope you will join us!
Belmont Day School Virtual Open House - 11/14/2020Belmont, Free
Sat, November 14, 2020  -  Sat, November 14, 2020   
Join us online to learn what it's like to be a Belmont Day student. Discover how our lower and middle school programs inspire and challenge every learner through activities, presentations, and more.
Free Zoom to Help Save Endangered AnimalsCambridge, Free
Wed, November 18, 2020  -  Wed, November 18, 2020   
The earth is inhabited by the tiniest of organisms and the largest animals that sit at the top of the food chain. What they have in common is their interconnectedness and the risk of extinction.
Parent Perspectives: An Evening with the Belmont Day School CommunityBelmont, Free
Wed, November 18, 2020  -  Wed, November 18, 2020   
We are proud of our ability to inspire, challenge, & meet the needs of all of our students. Come learn more about our school from our current families!
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POSTPONED: Irish Film Festival Boston 2020Somerville, $
Thu, November 19, 2020  -  Sun, November 22, 2020   
We celebrate the best of Ireland and the Irish on screen.The festival will run from Friday, November 19 to Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.
Swing Dance Party With Roger Ceresi's All StarzLeominster
Thu, November 19, 2020   
Live Band & Group Swing Dance Lesson Every Sunday Learn to Swing Dance and get 'Wicked Good' 'Real Fast' with Dance2Swing 'Super Easy' Group Swing Dance Lesson
Swing Dance Party With Roger Ceresi's All StarzLeominster
Thu, November 19, 2020   
Live Band & Group Swing Dance Lesson Every Sunday Learn to Swing Dance and get 'Wicked Good' 'Real Fast' with Dance2Swing 'Super Easy' Group Swing Dance Lesson
Tiny Cash Wrap Concerts | FjällrävenBoston, Free
Thu, November 19, 2020  -  Thu, November 19, 2020   
Say hello to the all new Tiny Cash Wrap Concerts, a series of performances by local Boston musicians happening where you least expect them, right at the check-out line, right in Seaport.
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Million Dollar Quartet (RESCHEDULED)Boston, $$
Fri, November 20, 2020  -  Sat, November 21, 2020   
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the recording session that brought together rock icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
CambridgeSide to Host Blood Drive with Massachusetts GH Blood DonationCambridge
Fri, November 20, 2020  -  Fri, November 20, 2020   
CambridgeSide will host a blood donation drive in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Blood Donor Program Thursday August 20th from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Trolls LIVE! (RESCHEDULED)Boston, $$
Sat, November 21, 2020  -  Sun, November 22, 2020   
Trolls LIVE! will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on May 9 & 10! Get ready for another adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour!
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Enchanted Village: Jordan's Furniture AvonAvon, $
Sun, November 22, 2020  -  Fri, January 1, 2021   
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...
POTPONED: Bikini Kill at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Mon, November 23, 2020  -  Mon, November 23, 2020   
Bikini Kill will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on a new date: November 23rd. If you had purchased tickets, your original tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date. Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and...
What's Open on Thanksgiving Day?New England
Thu, November 26, 2020  -  Thu, November 26, 2020   
What's open for fun on Thanksgiving Day in Greater Boston? Check here to find out. If you are looking for fun things to do over the holiday weekend, be sure to visit our event guide.
Murphy Memorial Ice Rink Public SkatingBoston
Fri, November 27, 2020  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
The Murphy Rink will be offering public skating beginning November 27th. If you don’ t have skates, don’t worry, you can rent them! If your blades are dull, you can get them sharpened there too!
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Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker 2020 (Virtual)Boston, $$
Sat, November 28, 2020  -  Sat, December 5, 2020   
A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting holiday classic - set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky - continues to...
Salem Holiday HappeningsSalem
Sun, November 29, 2020  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Celebrate, shop, and dine in Salem during the holiday season. Festival highlights include Historic Salem, Inc.'s annual Christmas in Salem Historic House Tour and Santa's arrival atop the Hawthorne Hotel.
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Boston Blink! Holiday Lights & Sound Extravaganza 2020Boston, Free
Fri, December 4, 2020  -  Fri, January 1, 2021   
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.
Powisset Farm’s Haybale Tree LightingDover, Free
Sun, December 6, 2020  -  Sun, December 6, 2020   
Get into the holiday spirit at Powisset Farm as we celebrate the season with our annual haybale tree lighting! Enjoy the beautiful holiday sounds of the farm while sipping on hot chocolate. Please dress warmly.
Holiday Cookies Sure to Delight! (Adult)Dover, $$
Tue, December 8, 2020  -  Tue, December 8, 2020   
Step up your holiday cookie game with this hands-on cooking class in our Powisset Kitchen.Class is limited to 6 people. Pre-registration is required 2 days prior to a class or event.
Belmont Day School: Q & A with the Head of SchoolBelmont, Free
Thu, December 10, 2020  -  Thu, December 10, 2020   
Families considering Belmont Day School for Pre-k through Grade 8 are encouraged to attend this virtual event. Come hear Brendan Largay, head of school, speak about the many ways Belmont Day inspires and challenges its students.
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The Christmas Revels 2020 (Virtual)Cambridge, $$$
Sun, December 20, 2020  -  Sun, December 20, 2020   
Celebrate the season with family and friends at this joyous theatrical solstice celebration filled with music, dance, comedy and carols.
What's Open on Christmas Day?New England
Sun, December 20, 2020  -  Fri, December 25, 2020   
What's open for fun on Christmas day? Check here to find out where you can grab those last minute items.
What's Open on New Year's Day?New England
Sat, December 26, 2020  -  Fri, January 1, 2021   
What's open for fun on New Year's Day in Boston? Check here to find out.
Toe Jam Puppet BandNew Bedford, $
Fri, January 1, 2021  -  Thu, December 30, 2021   
Join us every Monday to sing, dance and play the hour away with the famous Toe Jam Puppet Band! Sing, dance and play the hour away with New Bedford’s favorite, the Toe Jam Puppet Band!
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Stories, Stories, Stories at BPL Codman Square BranchDorchester, Free
Sun, January 3, 2021  -  Mon, December 20, 2021   
Join us for pre-school storytime. There will be picture books, songs, and a craft. For kids ages 2-5.
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Drop-in Art Making at PEMSalem, $
Tue, January 5, 2021  -  Wed, December 29, 2021   
Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm (and select Monday holidays), come to the Art & Nature Center galleries to investigate and create art inspired by the natural world.
The Bachelor Live (POSTPONED)Boston
Tue, January 19, 2021  -  Tue, January 19, 2021   
Please be advised that The Bachelor Live On Stage originally scheduled for the Wang Theatre on March 27, 2020 has been rescheduled to a new date on January 19, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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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...
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
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,...
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 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.
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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