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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.


Botanic Illustration (Ages 6-14)Boylston
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
Join us for an adult and child illustration class and practice drawing spring blooms together. Learn to illustrate flowers using techniques such as watercolor washes and linear mark making to create colorful works of art.
Art in the Park: Hyper StripersBeverly, Free
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 15, 2021   
Local artists and makers have painted large fish-shaped profiles that will be displayed outside at our outdoor event at Hale Farm in May and auctioned online.
The Dan and Carmen ShowBoston, Free
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
You're invited to the Opening Reception of the Dan and Carmen Show at the Atlantic Works Gallery. Hear both artists lead a discussion on art-making.
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Make a Flower for MomMalden
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
Artists will teach you and your children how to make flowers. Make one or more to give as a gift for mom, grandma, your teacher, or a friend.
Watch City Steampunk Virtual FestivalVirtual/Online, Free
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
A virtual festival to celebrate all things Steampunk! Steampunk is a movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic technology and fantastical fiction.
Fresh Beets Kerouac Park Concert SeriesLowell, Free
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sun, July 25, 2021   
Fresh Beets and the city will be bringing live outdoor entertainment to downtown Lowell this spring and summer, starting this weekend.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Mother’s Day Edible GiftsDover, $$
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
This drop-off class is designed for children ages 7-12. Class is limited to 8 students to allow for social distancing. Pre-registration is required 2 days prior to a class or event.
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Opening Day for Swan Boats 2021Back Bay, $
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
The first Swan Boat ride of the season will be on May 8, as the popular attraction reopens at the Public Garden lagoon this spring.
Join Zoo New England for Zootopia | Virtual Annual Fundraising GalaVirtual/Online, $$$
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
Join Zoo New England for their annual fundraising gala, Zootopia, presented by Baystate Financial! Viewers can enjoy a special virtual program including video message by Dr. Jane Goodall.
Gluten-Free New England's Greater Boston Expo To-GoBoxborough, $
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
Drive through and we'll put a big bag of gluten-free samples and coupons right into your trunk. Sample items from local businesses and national brands, and stay safely in your car!
Mark your calendar for Zootopia (Aduts)Cambridge, $$
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
Zootopia, presented by Citizens Bank, is set to “bring the Zoo” to the Cambridge waterfront this May! This annual fundraising gala benefitting Zoo New England will be held at the Royal Sonesta Boston.
Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Virtual Scavenger HuntVirtual/Online, $
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
Go on a wizarding adventure that takes you to museums across America in search of art that echoes characters, places, and magical objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies, without leaving your home.
Mom's Day Herbal Mocktails & Cocktails at Bird ParkWalpole, $$
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
Herbs, including those that grow at Bird Park, can be used to make delicious medicinal drinks. If you enjoy a good mixed drink (with or without alcohol), this is the class for you!
SpeakUp Global Debate SummitBoston, Free
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
The #SpeakUp Global Debate Summit is an opportunity for students from around the world to come together, learn how to make persuasive arguments, and discuss climate change.
WCC's Camp Whitin Summer Sneak Peek!Worcester, Free
Sat, May 8, 2021  -  Sat, May 8, 2021   
Join the Whitin Community Center, May 8th outside from 2:00pm-4:00pm in our beautiful 7.5 acre Whitin Park for our FREE Camp Whitin Summer Sneak Peek!
Birding for Beginners (Ages 7-14)Boylston
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, May 9, 2021   
Where do birds go in the winter? What common species are in my neighborhood? How do I identify birds? Learn the answers to these questions and more on this family birding adventure.
Breakfast with Tiffany: virtual Mothers Day eventVirtual/Online, Free
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, May 9, 2021   
Celebrate Mother’s Day and springtime with colorful blooms! MAAM Educator Tiffany Doggett will share how to make a joyful bouquet of paper flowers with supplies you have at home!
Healthy Kids Running Series Spring In-Person Race SeriesTewksbury, $
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, June 13, 2021   
Registration is open for in-person racing this spring! Healthy Kids Running Series is a five (5) week running program for kids Pre-K through 8th grade. Every participant will get a t-shirt and medal.
Fandangos & the New World: Concert and ConversationVirtual/Online, Free
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, May 9, 2021   
This program features Ibero-American dances and song-dances, including folias, jácaras, and fandangos, from the Renaissance to the present.
Boston Harbor City Cruises: Mother's Day BrunchBoston
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, May 9, 2021   
Boston Harbor City Cruises offers Mother's Day morning and afternoon brunches on the Odyssey. Take in views of Boston's skyline while cruising Boston Harbor in style.
Toddler Time at Launch NorwoodNorwood, $
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Thu, May 12, 2022   
Toddler Time at Launch is a great experience for kids 5 and under. Enjoy trampoline games and have some jump fun. Join Joey the Kangaroo and Friends every week for a fantastic time!
Mother’s Day Brunch on the FarmDover, $$
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, May 9, 2021   
Treat Mom to a memorable Mother’s Day at the farm! Your ticket includes brunch, live music, lawn games, and a visit with our farm animals (beer and wine will also be available for sale).
Verrill Farm Mother's Day Brunch TO-GOConcord
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, May 9, 2021   
Annual Mother's Day Brunch Buffet usually served outside under the tents beside the stand at Verrill Farm will be TO GO this year. Mom's and their families can still enjoy a delicious meal with us at home.
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Duckling Day Boston 2021 - VIRTUAL!Virtual/Online, $$$
Sun, May 9, 2021   
Duckling Day is the most adorable Mother's Day celebration in Boston! Celebrate the famous children's book Make Way for Ducklings with your family, while enjoying springtime in our parks!
Hike with Goats at Chestnut Hill FarmSouthborough, $$
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, May 9, 2021   
Come 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 its trails.
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Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum 2021 (CANCELLED)Jamaica Plain, Free
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, May 9, 2021   
*Event has been cancelled for 2021.* This beloved Boston tradition celebrates the lilacs as well as many other special collections at their peak at this lovely time of year. Come celebrate spring at the Arnold Arboretum.
Fandangos & the New World: Concert and ConversationVirtual/Online, Free
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, May 9, 2021   
This program features Ibero-American dances and songs-dances, including folias, jácaras, and fandangos, from the Renaissance to the present. Going from early Spanish songbooks to contemporary folk and popular music from Venezuela and Mexico.
Mother's Day Brunch at Alden & Harlow, Harvard SquareCambridge
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, May 9, 2021   
Chef de Cuisine Stephanie Barrett and Chef Michael Scelfo joined forces to create a special menu for the special ladies in our lives using locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Newton By MapNewton, Free
Mon, May 10, 2021  -  Mon, May 10, 2021   
'Newton By Map,' a live-streamed event that will utilize urban atlases to explore how Newton and its community have evolved over the last two centuries!
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Live Panel Discussion w/ Fab 5 Freddy, Futura, Lee Quiñones, Lady PinkVirtual/Online, Free
Mon, May 10, 2021   
In partnership with Sotheby’s, join artists Fab 5 Freddy, Futura, Lee Quiñones, and Lady Pink for a discussion on the post-graffiti moment in 1980s New York, which marked the transition of street art from city walls and...
MA Audubon's Annual Bird-a-thon FundraiserMilton
Mon, May 10, 2021  -  Thu, May 20, 2021   
From May 12-13, over 750 people will focus on nature and participate in Mass Audubon’s annual 24 hour Bird-a-thon fundraiser. Join the Trailside Museum's team to support both conservation and the Trailside's important work!
Read the Room Book Club: 'Work' by Louisa May AlcottBoston, $
Wed, May 12, 2021  -  Wed, May 12, 2021   
The Nichols House Museum and Gibson House Museum co-host this book club inspired by the literary salons hosted in the houses’ parlors. We welcome both those new to the museums and our familiar friends.
What's Inside This Big Brick Building at Gore Place?Virtual/Online, Free
Thu, May 13, 2021  -  Thu, May 13, 2021   
On May 13, you can join an online, family-friendly tour of the 1806 Gore mansion and learn about Mr. and Mrs. Gore and their butler Robert Roberts.
French Bistro Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, May 13, 2021  -  Thu, May 13, 2021   
Chef Thi will teach you how to make a perfect farm fresh green salad with crispy chevre and classic French vinaigrette, poulet spatchcock roti, and mousse au chocolat. Voila.
Art in Bloom at Fitchburg Art MuseumFitchburg, $
Thu, May 13, 2021  -  Sun, May 16, 2021   
Fitchburg Art Museum and Laurelwood Garden Club present Art in Bloom. Enjoy floral arrangements and table scapes interpreting artwork in the FAM galleries. We look forward to seeing you there.
Living with EGFR Mutant Lung Cancer: A virtual forum for patients and caregiversVirtual/Online, Free
Fri, May 14, 2021  -  Fri, May 14, 2021   
You are invited to join The Chen-Huang Center for EGFR-Mutant Lung Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for our first virtual event on Friday, May 14th from 6:00-8:00 pm ET.
Here Comes The Sun: A Virtual ConcertVirtual/Online, Free
Fri, May 14, 2021  -  Fri, May 14, 2021   
Here Comes the Sun is a looking back/looking forward concert featuring music and original poetry that revisits moments which defined the year that was and celebrates all that is ahead.
Teens in the Kitchen: Mexican FiestaDover, $$
Fri, May 14, 2021  -  Fri, May 14, 2021   
Chef Thi will teach you how to make some Mexican favorites – home-made tortillas for beef tostadas, Mexican Fiesta rice and churros for dessert .Muy deliciosa!
Habitrek (Ages 6-10)Boylston
Sat, May 15, 2021  -  Sat, May 15, 2021   
Join us as we explore the trails in search of local plant and animal species. We will investigate how living and non-living things interact within different ecosystems and learn what these organisms need to survive.
Hood® Milk and Museum of Science, Boston Celebrate the Science of LightCambridge, $
Sat, May 15, 2021  -  Sat, May 15, 2021   
Hood® Milk is sponsoring at-home experiments, in-person demonstrations and virtual livestreams created by the Museum of Science, Boston to demonstrate the effects of both natural and artificial light on various materials.
Newton Family Fun DayNewton, Free
Sat, May 15, 2021  -  Sat, May 15, 2021   
Springtime is a good time for some family fun time! Join us on Satruday, May 15th for a full day of fun and entertainment for all ages.
17th Annual Union Square Main StreetsSomerville, Free
Sat, May 15, 2021  -  Sat, November 20, 2021   
Join Union Square Main Streets and 30+ local food producers for the 17th Annual Union Square Farmers Market, a catalyst for vibrancy, healthy community, and economic vitality in Union Square.
Give Your Stuff Away Day at Sawyer Hill Ecovillage 2021Berlin, Free
Sat, May 15, 2021  -  Sat, May 15, 2021   
We're giving away stuff! Toys, clothes, books/media, housewares, electronics, furniture, art, random interesting objects -- it's like a big yard sale, but everything's FREE!
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Greek FavoritesDover, $$
Sat, May 15, 2021  -  Sat, May 15, 2021   
In us in this hands-on cooking class, we will focus on Greek favorites including tzatziki, homemade pita bread for chicken and vegetable gyros and revani — the classic Greek cake – for dessert!
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Showcase Pop-Up Drive-In returns to Patriot PlaceFoxboro, $$
Sat, May 15, 2021  -  Sat, June 5, 2021   
Showcase Pop-Up Drive-In returns to Patriot Place with showings of family-friendly films throughout May and June. Only At Patriot Place • $25 per auto
Nocturnal Wild WalksSouthborough, $$
Sat, May 15, 2021  -  Sat, May 15, 2021   
The hike will be about 30 minutes long and will follow some of Chestnut Hill Farm’s most beautiful trails. The campfire will be going to make s’mores!
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Fairy Garden Trail in SudburySudbury, $$
Sat, May 15, 2021  -  Sun, May 16, 2021   
Come visit the enchanted Fairy Garden Trail in Sudbury. There will be at least 30 fairy houses and gardens on the trail, along with fun activities including book readings of fairy stories, a photo op with a fairy,...
Joslin Diabetes Center’s A Taste of GingerBoston, $$
Sun, May 16, 2021  -  Sun, May 16, 2021   
One of Boston’s most anticipated culinary occasions of the year, A Taste of Ginger, is back this year in a new way. Proceeds will benefit Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative.
Project STEP's Annual Spring Recital & BenefitVirtual/Online, Free
Sun, May 16, 2021  -  Sun, May 16, 2021   
The event will feature performances by the student musicians of Project STEP, a Boston-based nonprofit that envisions a world in which the classical music profession reflects our communities' racial and ethnic diversity.
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Snow White and Other Tales with Puppet ShowplaceVirtual/Online, $$
Sun, May 16, 2021  -  Sun, May 16, 2021   
See “Little Red Riding Hood” as it might have been performed in ancient Rome, play pranks with the medieval puppet cast of “The Princess and the Pea” and get a taste of Dad’s unusual sense of humor in a dinner-table...
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Kites Against Cancer at Hampton BeachNew Hampshire
Sun, May 16, 2021   
The community is invited to honor and remember loved ones affected by cancer by letting their kites fly high. Exeter Hospital’s Kites Against Cancer will take place on May 16 behind the pavilion at Hampton Beach from...
Bancroft School Spring Virtual Open HouseVirtual/Online, Free
Tue, May 18, 2021  -  Tue, May 18, 2021   
Learn about everything Bancroft has to offer including our grade-specific academic lessons, student leadership opportunities, community service projects, athletic teams, clubs and student organizations, and much more.
Virtual Hot Stove Cool Music Concert featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Juliana Hatfield, BillVirtual/Online, $
Tue, May 18, 2021  -  Tue, May 18, 2021   
Virtual concert brings together music and baseball all stars to raise critically needed funds to support the next generation of diverse leaders through the Foundation To Be Named Later and their nonprofit partners
The Gore Place Plant Sale (Online)Waltham, $
Wed, May 19, 2021  -  Sat, May 15, 2021   
Nothings greener than growing your own food. This year’s offerings feature vegetable garden transplants including many varieties of hard-to-find hybrid and heirloom tomatoes, heirloom annuals, herbs, and beautiful perennials!
Virtual Paw Patrol Dance Class (Ages 3-6)Virtual/Online, $
Thu, May 20, 2021  -  Thu, May 20, 2021   
Dance to the Rescue and save the day with your Paw Patrol pals! Leap and fly with Skye. Get ready for action with Ryder and Chase.
Flavors of Cuba Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, May 20, 2021  -  Thu, May 20, 2021   
You will create Cuban dishes you’ll be craving for years to come. The menu includes Cuban picadillo, sweet potato mash, Cuban salad with mojo dressing and a special guava pastry. Sooooo good.
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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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Lawn on D Opens for the SeasonBoston, Free
Thu, May 20, 2021  -  Thu, May 20, 2021   
Come play in our yard! Hang out with us during Open Lawn hours for food, drink, games, and Swing Time! Yes, the signature swings are returning for the season for more outdoor photo ops and fun.
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Family Fun on the Boston Harbor IslandsBoston, $
Fri, May 21, 2021  -  Mon, September 6, 2021   
Cool down at the Boston Harbor Islands! Enjoy the exhilarating ferry ride and then swim, kayak, hike and picnic on the islands. Free family programs run through October and include ranger tours, children’s theater and...
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
HIKE for HOPEVirtual/Online, $
Sat, May 22, 2021  -  Sun, May 23, 2021   
Join this year’s HIKE for HOPE, community-focused and fun Challenge, to help raise critical funds to support Lazarus House's soup kitchen and food pantry.
Dover Antiques Show and Vintage MarketDover, $
Sat, May 22, 2021  -  Sat, May 22, 2021   
All New! Once a Month on Saturday! A Fabulous, Fun, & Funky Flea at the Dover Elks Hall. Featuring 50 eclectic dealers outside under the sun with Antiques, Vintage, & Collectibles You never know what you'll find! Catered & Comfortable
Watson Adventures’ Around the World Virtual Scavenger Hunt for KidsVirtual/Online, $
Sat, May 22, 2021  -  Sat, May 22, 2021   
Take your family around the world on a virtual scavenger hunt! Explore the world’s best museums and historic locations searching for answers to fun tricky questions about them.
Love's Labour's LostVirtual/Online, Free
Sat, May 22, 2021  -  Sat, May 29, 2021   
The men of Navarre are about to get schooled- in more ways than one! Sparks, sonnets, and shenanigans fly in Shakespeare’s rollicking romantic comedy Love's Labour's Lost.
Hike for Pizza Vernal PoolsDover, $$
Sat, May 22, 2021  -  Sat, May 22, 2021   
After exploring the trails and working up an appetite, trek back to the brick-oven for some tasty farm-fresh pizza. After pizza, relax by a firepit, enjoy a cold lemonade and roast s’mores.
Haydn + Saint-GeorgesVirtual/Online, Free
Tue, May 25, 2021  -  Tue, May 25, 2021   
Handel and Haydn Society's Spring Season will conclude on May 25, 2021 with Haydn + Saint-Georges, which will include H+H’s premiere performance of Haydn’s Symphony No. 43, Mercury.
Drawing Together: Watercolors with Lauren GoodingVirtual/Online, Free
Thu, May 27, 2021  -  Thu, May 27, 2021   
In anticipation of summer, student Museum Attendant Lauren Gooding ‘22 will lead us on a watercolor journey! We’ll learn how to paint using fresh flowers as our subject.
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Military Heroes Garden of Flags on the Boston Common 2021Boston, Free
Thu, May 27, 2021  -  Mon, May 31, 2021   
Every year, the MA Military Heroes organization plants a Garden of 37,000 Flags in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common to commemorate the Massachusetts service members who have given their lives...
Vietnamese Street Food Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, May 27, 2021  -  Thu, May 27, 2021   
Included in this class: Cooking demonstration and hands-on learning experience. Instruction from an experience, top-notch instructor. Recipes and creative packing ideas to take home. Delicious samples to enjoy on-site or to take home with you.
Boston Design Week 2021Boston, Free
Fri, May 28, 2021  -  Wed, June 9, 2021   
The 8th Annual Boston Design Week (BDW) takes place April 28-May 9, 2021, featuring 80+ virtual and outdoor events citywide, including the annual Design Week Awards, Friday May 7th.
Teens in the Kitchen: Dessert BarsDover, $$
Fri, May 28, 2021  -  Fri, May 28, 2021   
Included in this class: Cooking demonstration and hands-on learning experience. Instruction from an experience, top-notch instructor Recipes and creative packing ideas to take home. Delicious samples to enjoy on-site or to take home with you.
Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Virtual Scavenger HuntVirtual/Online, $
Sat, May 29, 2021  -  Sat, May 29, 2021   
Go on a wizarding adventure that takes you to museums across America in search of art that echoes characters, places, and magical objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies, without leaving your home.
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Chip In Goat Yoga at Farrington Nature LincBedford, $
Sun, May 30, 2021  -  Sun, May 30, 2021   
While this may not be the most meditative and relaxing yoga class you have ever been to, it will surely be the most memorable! Join us for plenty of stretching and laughs!
CampHUB Memorial Day Half Day CampNorton, $$
Mon, May 31, 2021  -  Mon, May 31, 2021   
CampHUB is New England's best parkour camp! Your camper will spend their time with us learning how to climb, jump, and move like a pro!
Memorial Day at the FarmDover, $$
Mon, May 31, 2021  -  Mon, May 31, 2021   
Come join us on the farm! Your ticket provides free parking, beautiful farm views, visits with the barnyard animals, live music, and a scavenger hunt for children.
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MA Fireworks: 4th of July Fireworks Displays (by town) 2021 (TBD)Massachusetts, Free
Wed, June 2, 2021  -  Wed, June 23, 2021   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2020. Different Boston area 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...
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Boston Fireworks 2021 (Where to Watch, Start Times, By Date) TBDMassachusetts, 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!
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band / The Avett BrothersBoston, $$$
Thu, June 3, 2021  -  Thu, June 3, 2021   
Don't miss Ringo Starr, with multi-Grammy Award nominated Americana legends The Avett Brothers, and his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart.
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Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl 2021 (Dates TBD)Boston, $$
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.
Pies & Pints Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Fri, June 4, 2021  -  Fri, June 4, 2021   
Chef Thi will teach you how to make extraordinary field to hearth pizzas with farm ingredients — all while you sip on a cool craft beer.
Danforth Art Museum and School Open HouseFramingham, Free
Sat, June 5, 2021  -  Sat, June 5, 2021   
Join the Danforth for an afternoon of fun, free activities for the whole family! Explore our fascinating exhibitions, create artwork in our studios, watch live demos, and learn about our upcoming programs and events!
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Roxbury Poetry FestivalVirtual/Online, Free
Sat, June 5, 2021  -  Sat, June 5, 2021   
The festival features several award-winning writers, panelists, and curators, and centers a keynote address from 2020 Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Jericho Brown.
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Virtual Spring Celebration Fundraiser with American Rep TheaterVirtual/Online, Free
Sat, June 5, 2021   
Gone is the winter of our discontent, and now we look onwards towards our upcoming season of shows. To mark the moment, A.R.T. is throwing a party for our first ever virtual Spring Celebration!
Lawn Days at the Larz Anderson Auto MuseumBrookline
Sun, June 6, 2021  -  Sun, July 11, 2021   
The Lawn Event season grew out of a Sunday afternoon tradition begun by the Anderson family. They would open their doors to the carriage house on Sunday afternoons so that the general public could admire their growing collection of American and European cars.
Metrowest Student Film Festival 2021 (Submission Deadline May 27, 2021)Virtual/Online
Sun, June 6, 2021  -  Sun, June 6, 2021   
The MWSFF is a student film festival dedicated to showcasing the talents and creativity of the region's youth by providing an opportunity for young filmmakers and production teams to explore and create stories through motion pictures.
Greater Boston Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Drive-Thru RallyDedham, Free
Sun, June 6, 2021  -  Sun, June 6, 2021   
Join us for a Drive-Thru Rally on June 6th at Legacy Place or for our national TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL Facebook Live on June 12 or both!
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.
Out at the Farm: Homage to Barbara Lynch Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, June 10, 2021  -  Thu, June 10, 2021   
Come join us in this hands-on class, you’ll learn to make Bavette Steak au Poivre, Pappardelle with Mushroom Ragout and a gorgeous, chilled farm soup.
Walk for HospiceWeymouth, Free
Sat, June 12, 2021  -  Sat, June 12, 2021   
Join South Shore Health Foundation as we come together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Walk for Hospice on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Weymouth High School*!
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Strawberry ShortcakeDover, $$
Sat, June 12, 2021  -  Sat, June 12, 2021   
In this hands-on cooking class Chef Thi will work with you to create both a perfect classic Strawberry Shortcake as well as an amazing variety on the theme.
Teens in the Kitchen: PizzaDover, $$
Sat, June 12, 2021  -  Sat, June 12, 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.
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Boston Dragon Boat Festival 2021 (Virtual)Virtual/Online, Free
Sun, June 13, 2021  -  Sun, June 13, 2021   
Celebrate the sport, history and culture of Chinese Dragon Boat Racing at the Weeks Footbridge on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Enjoy races on Saturday & a festival on Sunday with arts, crafts, food, martial arts...
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Bunker Hill Day Parade 2021 (CENCELLED)Charlestown, 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...
Golf Tournament for IndependenceMethuen, $$$
Mon, June 14, 2021  -  Mon, June 14, 2021   
The Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP), a disability services and advocacy nonprofit, is hosting a Golf Tournament Fundraiser on June 14th, 2021 to support people with disabilities in Northeastern, Massachusetts.
Field to Hearth: Grazing Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, June 17, 2021  -  Thu, June 17, 2021   
Chef Thi will teach at the outdoor brick oven, where you’ll learn to make a killer Hot Kale Dip, Vegetable Flatbread, Stuffed Mushrooms and divine Chicken Wings with Lemongrass and Pickled Carrots.
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Jurassic Quest: Drive-Thru Event at Gillette StadiumFoxboro, $$$
Fri, June 18, 2021  -  Sun, July 11, 2021   
Jurassic Quest is America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event. This year, our guests will drive through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it...
Pies & Pints Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Fri, June 18, 2021  -  Fri, June 18, 2021   
You will gather outside around the pizza oven, as Chef Thi teaches you how to make extraordinary field to hearth pizzas with farm ingredients — all while you sip on a cool craft beer.
Open Air Open House at the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal HistoryWeston, Free
Sat, June 19, 2021  -  Sat, June 19, 2021   
Join us between 1:00 – 3:00 PM for a tented gathering to celebrate Spring and the safe reopening of the Museum coming soon. There will be refreshments, guided small group tours of the updated exhibit spaces and free packets of stamps.
Summer Art Retreat Day for AdultsArlington, $$
Sat, June 19, 2021  -  Sat, June 19, 2021   
Outdoor art retreat to reconnect with the source of your inner creative self. A unique, expressive space to discover what is waiting for you to be revealed through different art modalities. Papermaking /Printmaking/Gelliprint/Bookmaking
Lowell Summer Music Series 2021Lowell
Sat, June 19, 2021  -  Fri, September 3, 2021   
Lowell Summer Music Series is proud to present the very best in blues, folk, roots and rock music in the most beautiful and intimate outdoor amphitheater in New England at the very best prices possible.
Hampton Beach Fireworks 2021New Hampshire, Free
Sat, June 19, 2021  -  Fri, December 31, 2021   
Fireworks are held weekly every Wednesday during the summer, on the beach at the top of B and C Streets, beside the Atlantic Ocean. Bring a blanket and the whole family to experience the magic of the night sky lit by a display of beautiful fireworks.
The Vintage BazaarNew Hampshire
Sat, June 19, 2021  -  Sun, June 20, 2021   
Est. 2011 — A curated event series featuring vintage, makers, farmers, music & food. Join us as we celebrate our 10 year Anniversary on June 19 + 20 at Wolfsburg Farm in Holderness, NH.
Dover Antiques Show and Vintage MarketDover, $
Sat, June 19, 2021  -  Sat, June 19, 2021   
All New! Once a Month on Saturday! A Fabulous, Fun, & Funky Flea at the Dover Elks Hall. Featuring 50 eclectic dealers outside under the sun with Antiques, Vintage, & Collectibles You never know what you'll find! Catered & Comfortable
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Boston Summer Movies Guide 2021 (Dates TBD)Massachusetts, Free
Sat, June 19, 2021  -  Sun, August 22, 2021   
Summer is here and warm weather calls for outdoor fun. Here's a great list of Summer Movies under the stars in and around Boston. Enjoy!...
Out at the Farm: Summer Saturdays at the FarmDover, $$
Sat, June 19, 2021  -  Sat, June 19, 2021   
Enjoy Saturdays at Powisset Farm throughout the summer for a laid-back farm vibe, farm-fresh food, live music, delicious al forno pizza from our outdoor brick oven, barnyard animals, and new weekly StoryWalks.
Father’s Day BBQ & BluesDover, $$
Sun, June 20, 2021  -  Sun, June 20, 2021   
Your ticket price includes barbecue, sides and non-alcoholic beverages. We are not able to accommodate any specific food requests. Outside alcohol is not permitted. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
The Halfmoon presents 'PrintWorks'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, June 23, 2021  -  Wed, June 23, 2021   
A multimedia concert experience with works by Gabrieli, Buonamente, Marini, Matteis, Marais, and a new work co-commissioned with SoHIP for this debut, all performed on period instruments.
Field to Hearth Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, June 24, 2021  -  Thu, June 24, 2021   
Chef Thi will teach you to make a Lemon and Herb Spatchcock Chicken with olive pan sauce, Roasted Vegetable Panzanella salad and a beautiful Roasted Berry Compote with Mint Gelato.
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FREE FUN FRIDAYS Boston 2021: Highland Street Foundation (TBD)Massachusetts, 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...
Out at the Farm: Summer Saturdays at the FarmDover, $$
Sat, June 26, 2021  -  Sat, June 26, 2021   
Every Saturday starting June 19th through August 28th. We’ll be offering timed ticketing to adhere to COVID guidelines. Time slots available: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3:00pm & 3:00-4:30pm. Pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free.
Central Square Theater Summer Stage 2021 ClassesCambridge, $$
Mon, June 28, 2021  -  Fri, July 30, 2021   
At Summer Stage, aspiring theater artists ages 7+ learn skills in improvisation, comedy, ensemble building, creative movement, and character development. Take a break from technology, work safely together with friends, make theater, and have fun!
Minni Summer Art CampBoston, $$$
Mon, June 28, 2021  -  Fri, September 3, 2021   
We offer ten individually themed weeks of summer programming for little artists ages 4–9, beginning June 28 and running until September 3. To keep your artist engaged every summer, we rotate in new lessons for fresh content!
Hunt-Berry Duo - 'Chamber Music from the Berry-Munschy Salon'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, June 30, 2021  -  Wed, June 30, 2021   
Chamber music showcasing a unique historical keyboard collection including works by Bach, Beethoven and more. Experience the intimate salon atmosphere created in the home of 18th-c. French keyboard doyenne Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy.
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Find 4th of July Fireworks Near You in MA 2021 (by date)Massachusetts
Thu, July 1, 2021  -  Wed, July 7, 2021   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in MA for 2020 by date. Different Boston area towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy...
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Boston Harborfest 2021 (TBD)Boston, Free
Thu, July 1, 2021  -  Sun, July 4, 2021   
Boston Harborfest is an annual festival that celebrates Boston's maritime and colonial history. Enjoy over 200 different events that occur throughout the week around Boston's historic downtown and waterfront districts,...
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Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Outdoor Performance)Rockport, $$
Fri, July 2, 2021  -  Mon, July 25, 2022   
From the mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig, comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. The timeless duo investigate a dizzying web of clues along with three actors who...
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.
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.
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.
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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...
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...
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
Opportunity Music Project Summer IntensiveVirtual/Online
Mon, July 5, 2021  -  Mon, August 2, 2021   
An interactive online summer music intensive for K-12 students interested in learning a stringed instrument! Group instruction, music theory, music history, chamber music, performance opportunities, and more!
Boston Music Project Music ConnectsVirtual/Online, $
Tue, July 6, 2021  -  Fri, July 16, 2021   
Youth, ages 4-6 will connect with friends while developing musicianship and social emotional skills through singing, movement, visual art & creative expression. Classes grouped by age & experience level
Boston Summer Sports CentersBoston, Free
Tue, July 6, 2021  -  Fri, August 20, 2021   
This is a full day drop-in program for youth ages 7-14 who are residents of the City of Boston. Children will participate in many traditional and non-traditional recreation activities.
Ourania presents 'Renaissance n' Chill'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, July 7, 2021  -  Wed, July 7, 2021   
When you need a break from real life, there’s a Renaissance playlist for your every mood. Vocal trios by Weelkes, Marenzio, Wilbye, Palestrina, and others offer the ultimate escape to your musical desires.
Free Online Climate Workshops for KidsVirtual/Online, Free
Wed, July 7, 2021  -  Sat, August 14, 2021   
Sign up for free online climate workshops taught by high school students covering a range of topics in an engaging, interactive way with many games, unique activities and time for conversation and questions.
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Lowell Summer Music Series Kids' Shows 2021Lowell, Free
Wed, July 7, 2021  -  Thu, August 12, 2021   
Enjoy free performances for kids at Lowell's Boarding House Park, with free snacks, crafts & trolley rides at every show. In case of rain, shows move across the street to LHS auditorium.
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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!
St. Sebastian's School Academic WorkshopsNeedham, $$$
Mon, July 12, 2021  -  Fri, August 27, 2021   
Focused on scholarly growth, academic collaboration, and personal achievement, these workshops promise to prepare students for the next school year and to inspire a life-long love of learning.
St. Sebastian's School Athletic ClinicsNeedham, $$$
Mon, July 12, 2021  -  Fri, August 27, 2021   
St. Sebastian’s School offers one-week athletic clinics in the following sports - basketball and lacrosse and soccer. Run by our experienced faculty, the clinics are designed to sharpen the skills of student-athletes.
Touché! French String Quartets at the Dawn of French RomanticismVirtual/Online, Free
Wed, July 14, 2021  -  Wed, July 14, 2021   
Hauntingly beautiful string quartets by two oft-overlooked composers who foreshadowed French Romanticism: Hyacinthe Jadin and Joseph Bologne. The quartet is committed to centering the voices of underrepresented composers and communities.
CraftBoston: Fiber StoriesBoston, Free
Fri, July 16, 2021  -  Fri, August 27, 2021   
Fiber Stories is about storytelling, and will feature basket makers, weavers, knitters, quilters, felters, rug makers, and artists who use fiber-related techniques in non-fiber media.
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CraftBoston: Fiber StoriesVirtual/Online, Free
Fri, July 16, 2021  -  Sun, August 29, 2021   
Join us for CraftBoston: Fiber Stories, an exploration of storytelling through fiber arts and fiber-inspired techniques in a variety of materials. Discover the diversity of this popular art form!
Camp PALS BostonMassachusetts, $$$$
Sat, July 17, 2021  -  Wed, February 24, 2021   
We operate day programs for people with Down syndrome ages 18-25 in the Boston area. We will have 1-2 in-person days a 7 days of virtual programming.
Black Picnic Day formerly Negro Election Day 279Salem, Free
Sat, July 17, 2021  -  Sat, July 17, 2021   
This is a cultural historical event which has been ongoing for 279 years. We bring together families, community, businesses and organizations for a day of family fun
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Hoop Brains Basketball Summer CampWest Roxbury, $$$
Mon, July 19, 2021  -  Fri, July 23, 2021   
This unique basketball camp is not for elite AAU teenagers but for 'everyone else' - those who love the game, and want to learn more about it. It's half on-court playing, half in-classroom learning.
Ensemble Altera presents 'Jewels of the English Renaissance'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, July 21, 2021  -  Wed, July 21, 2021   
Splendid early English Renaissance choral repertoire including works by Byrd, Tallis, Taverner, and others. Six singers perform beautiful pieces ranging from the intricacies of the Eton Choirbook to the elegant simplicity of the early Reformation.
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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'.
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Beach Road Weekend 2021Martha's Vineyard, $$
Fri, July 23, 2021  -  Sun, July 25, 2021   
Beach Road Weekend is back! The three-day music festival will return to Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven July 23rd - 25th. Three days of music, fun and food on Martha's Vineyard.
Dover Antiques Show and Vintage MarketDover, $
Sat, July 24, 2021  -  Sat, July 24, 2021   
All New! Once a Month on Saturday! A Fabulous, Fun, & Funky Flea at the Dover Elks Hall. Featuring 50 eclectic dealers outside under the sun with Antiques, Vintage, & Collectibles You never know what you'll find! Catered & Comfortable
Emily O'Brien presents 'Bach's Organ Trio Sonatas for the Recorder'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, July 28, 2021  -  Wed, July 28, 2021   
A lone recorder player can't play a trio sonata by herself--or can she? In this brilliant multi-tracked video project, Emily O’Brien plays her own transcriptions of Bach's sublime works using seven sizes of recorders.
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!
Boston Ballet School Summer ProgramNewton
Mon, August 2, 2021  -  Thu, August 12, 2021   
Boston Ballet School offers a variety of safe and inclusive summer programs for children ages 3-18. We are adhering to the most up-to-date health and safety protocols.
Seven Times Salt presents 'A Health to the Company'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, August 4, 2021  -  Wed, August 4, 2021   
17th-c. drinking songs and tales of pickpockets, punks, the wonders of tobacco, and unrequited love. Works by Wilbye, Ravenscroft, and lively dance tunes celebrate gathering with friends. Raise your glass and sing along!
Berwick Fiddle Consort presents 'Songs, Spoons and Strathspeys'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, August 11, 2021  -  Wed, August 11, 2021   
Irish folk music, traditional Québécois, and Cape Breton fiddle music all have Celtic roots yet developed unique sounds. BFC explores folk traditions with their signature sound of baroque fiddles and lute.
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...
138th Bolton FairCentral Mass, $
Fri, August 13, 2021  -  Sun, August 15, 2021   
The quintessential New England Fair with old fashion fun for the entire family. Great entertainment, animals, midway and live music. Experience a demolition derby included in the price of admission.
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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,...
Free Comic Book Day: Comics StoresNew England, Free
Sat, August 14, 2021   
Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores.
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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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Marshfield Fair 2021Marshfield, $
Fri, August 20, 2021  -  Sun, August 29, 2021   
This year's fair offers great family entertainment with hundreds of farm animals, daily free shows, free grandstand attractions, arts & crafts, 4 H & Agricultural exhibits, horticultural displays & much more.
Dover Antiques Show and Vintage MarketDover, $
Sat, August 21, 2021  -  Sat, August 21, 2021   
All New! Once a Month on Saturday! A Fabulous, Fun, & Funky Flea at the Dover Elks Hall. Featuring 50 eclectic dealers outside under the sun with Antiques, Vintage, & Collectibles You never know what you'll find! Catered & Comfortable
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King Richard's Faire 2021Carver, $$$$
Sat, September 4, 2021  -  Sun, October 24, 2021   
Escape YOUR reality at New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance festival nestled in the enchanted woods of Carvershire... one day, one thousand memories running weekends and Monday holidays from August 31st...
4th Annual Tee for Cancer Free Golf TournamentFall River
Fri, September 10, 2021  -  Fri, September 10, 2021   
Piping Systems Inc hosts the Tee for Cancer Free Golf Tournament. Come play with us on the golf course and help us take a swing at breast cancer!
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The Big E 2021Western Mass, $$$
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.
Ride to Defeat ALS - 2021Wayland, Free
Sun, September 19, 2021  -  Sat, September 18, 2021   
Support The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter's Ride to Defeat ALS on Sunday, September 19. come out for a fun day of bicycling (10, 25, 50, or 70 miles), with beer, food trucks, and music at the end!
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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,...
Bourque Family Foundation 7.7K Road RaceMiddleton, $$
Sun, September 26, 2021  -  Sun, September 26, 2021   
Join Ray and the Bourque Family for a fun filled Sunday to support the Bourque Family Foundation at the Ferncroft Country Club in Middleton, MA!
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Flashlight Maze at Connors FarmDanvers, $$
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 2021Topsfield, $$
Fri, October 1, 2021  -  Mon, October 11, 2021   
Enjoy America's oldest and finest agricultural fair w/ New England‘s largest carnival midway, cool demos, (ranging from beekeeping to miniature trains), a Grange Museum, pumpkin weigh-offs, live entertainment and the...
Maynard FestMaynard, Free
Sat, October 2, 2021   
Dozens of sidewalk sales, over 100 vendors and free family entertainment. It is sure to please both young and old, including free children's events such as the trackless train ride.
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'Brick or Treat' Halloween Fun at LEGOLAND Discovery CenterSomerville, $$
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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STOMP!Boston
Fri, October 8, 2021  -  Sun, October 10, 2021   
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.
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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,...
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The Boston Marathon 2021Boston, Free
Mon, October 11, 2021  -  Mon, October 11, 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.'
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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.
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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PJ Masks Pajama Party Event at Showcase CinemasMassachusetts, $
Wed, October 20, 2021  -  Thu, October 21, 2021   
Join the PJ Masks as they go into the night to save the day, only at Showcase! Each presentation includes episodes of your favorite nighttime superheroes in action, music videos, and a special interactive Showcase...
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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Alton Brown LIVE: Beyond the EatsBoston, $$$
Fri, October 22, 2021   
Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show. Audiences can expect more comedy, more music, more highly unusual cooking demos, and more potentially dangerous sciencey stuff. Prepare for an evening...
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Frankie Valley & the Four SeasonsBoston, $$$
Sat, October 23, 2021   
Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century.
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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.
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HadestownBoston, $$$
Thu, November 4, 2021   
Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Intertwining two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful...
Boston International Kids Film Festival Online 2021Boston, $
Tue, November 9, 2021  -  Sun, November 21, 2021   
The ninth annual Boston International Kids Film Festival in partnership with GBH will take place online for a special three day film festival November 9 - 21, 2021.
Christmas Festival of Lights at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
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 DayBoston, 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.
Snowbound FestivalBoston
Fri, November 19, 2021  -  Sun, November 21, 2021   
The Snowbound Festival serves as the official kick off for winter that brings the community together to celebrate our collective excitement about the coming season.
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Marshfield Holiday Light ShowMarshfield, $$
Fri, November 19, 2021  -  Mon, December 20, 2021   
The display at the Marshfield Fairgrounds is returning for its third year for those looking for a drive-thru lights display on the South Shore. It’s got dozens of large displays along the mile, and they’ll twinkle in...
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Master Chef Jr. LIVE!Boston, $$
Sun, November 21, 2021   
MasterChef Junior Live! is bringing the culinary hit TV show directly to Boston…LIVE on stage for one night only! The cast will be cooking up a storm in head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy!)...
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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...
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Sing-Along Sound of MusicArlington, $$
Wed, November 24, 2021  -  Sun, November 28, 2021   
Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music is your chance to test your vocal range with several hundred other assorted nuns, Von Trapp family members and Julie Andrews look-a-likes. Costumes are highly recommended.
Night Lights at Tower Hill: Holiday Lights (CANCELLED for 2020)Boylston, $$
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.
Lowell City of Lights Parade 2021Lowell, Free
Sun, November 28, 2021  -  Sun, November 28, 2021   
Come and celebrate during the annual City of Lights parade hosted in downtown Lowell to announce the official start to the holiday season and see the lighting of City Hall.
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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 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...
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Imagine Van Gogh! The Original Immersive Experience: BostonBoston, $$
Tue, December 21, 2021  -  Sun, February 20, 2022   
Imagine Van Gogh, the ORIGINAL immersive exhibition in Image Totale featuring more than 200 of the Dutch artist's paintings, is making its debut in Boston at the iconic SoWa Power Station centrally located in the city’s...
Jesus Christ SuperstarBoston, $$$
Tue, January 4, 2022  -  Sun, January 16, 2022   
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America.
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Hamilton - Boston Tour!Boston, $$$
Mon, January 17, 2022  -  Sat, March 12, 2022   
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury...
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Pretty Woman: The MusicalBoston, $$$
Tue, January 18, 2022  -  Sun, January 30, 2022   
After an incredible record-breaking run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award Winner Pretty Woman: The Musical will be on tour in the fall of 2021!
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Summer: The Donna Summer MusicalBoston, $$$
Tue, February 22, 2022  -  Sun, March 6, 2022   
She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits, this electric experience is a moving...
Shen Yun at the Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Sat, April 2, 2022  -  Sun, April 10, 2022   
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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Shen Yun 2022Boston, $$$$
Sat, April 2, 2022  -  Sun, April 10, 2022   
Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life by more than a dozen dances and songs, making for one extraordinary, uplifting and unforgettable experience.
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Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The TemptationsBoston, $$$
Tue, April 19, 2022  -  Sun, May 1, 2022   
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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New England Gem & Mineral Show 2022Topsfield, Free
Sat, April 30, 2022  -  Sun, May 1, 2022   
Children's activities include Spin-A-Gem, gold panning, mineral sifting and geode cracking. For adults Minerals, Fossils, Gem Stones, Jewelry, Beads, Lapidary & Jewelry supplies.
Nantucket Wine Festival 2022Nantucket, $$$$
Thu, May 12, 2022  -  Mon, May 16, 2022   
More than 100 wineries and restaurants will be featured at this annual event. Enjoy a variety of wine tastings in Nantucket homes, dinners and seminars.
Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival 2022Brookline, $
Wed, May 18, 2022  -  Wed, May 18, 2022   
Join us for spring festival celebrating Japanese culture! This is a family-friendly community event with taiko drums, music, dance, story-telling, crafts, Japanese food, games and more!
Newton PorchFest 2022Newton, Free
Sat, June 4, 2022  -  Sat, June 4, 2022   
Newton PorchFest is a free community music festival performed outside of people's homes through several neighborhoods in Newton. Stroll the neighborhood and enjoy the music!
WickedBoston, $$$
Wed, June 8, 2022  -  Fri, June 24, 2022   
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin– is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular.
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Sudbury 4th of July Parade (Rain or Shine) - CANCELLED 2021Sudbury, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022   
Come out and enjoy Sudbury's Annual 4th of July Parade celebrating our Country's Independence. All are welcome to come and watch one of the areas best parades!
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Levitate Music & Arts Festival 2022Marshfield, $
Fri, July 8, 2022  -  Sun, July 10, 2022   
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!
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Lowell Folk Festival 2022Lowell, Free
Fri, July 29, 2022  -  Sun, July 31, 2022   
Today the Lowell Folk Festival and its producing partners announced plans for Keeping the Tradition: A Virtual Celebration of the Lowell Folk Festival.
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AnastasiaBoston, $$$
Tue, August 16, 2022  -  Sun, August 28, 2022   
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey across America at last! This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of...
Behind the Scenes at Andover Historical SocietyAndover, Free
Sun, August 9, 2026  -  Tue, August 9, 2016   
Peek inside closets, pull aside curtains, and explore behind the scenes in the Blanchard House and Andover Historical Society. Here’s your chance to look behind the “staff only” and “no entry” signs.
Digital Party on Wheels!Virtual/Online, $$
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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To Kill A MockingbirdBoston, $$$
Tue, April 5, 4022  -  Sun, April 17, 2022   
All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway...
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