Boston, Massachusetts

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide

The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014
Spring (April to June 20) 10 am to 4 pm
Summer (June 21 to Labor Day) 10 am to 5 pm
Fall (After Labor Day) 12 pm to 4 pm Weekdays; 10 am to 4 pm Weekends

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl

Scooper Bowl, Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl Fundraiser for Dana-Farber Cancer Institut

Calling all ice cream lovers! The 32nd annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® presented by Walgreens is on June 3, 4 and 5, at Boston City Hall Plaza. More than 30 flavors will be served for three consecutive days to support cancer care and research The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

June 3 - 5, 2014 Noon - 8 p.m. each day
City Hall Plaza

New England Boat Show

New England Boat Show Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Best Event

The 2014 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show invites the winter weary to get a taste of summer as the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is transformed into a boater’s paradise, February 22 – March 2, 2014. Attracting tens of thousands of boating and sailing enthusiasts, Northeast’s largest boating event docks for nine-days, featuring hundreds of the newest boats and on-the-water accessories.


MFA Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Free Open House


The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a free open house on Monday, January 20, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The day of family-friendly activities will include a story hour focused on Dr. King, art-making activities for kids of all ages and special art tours and talks in the galleries.

Monday, January 20, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts Playdates

Visit Massachusetts for MFA Playdates North Shore Baby, Children and Families

On the first and third Monday of each month, bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by art making. Each month focuses on a specific theme. Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with adults.

Even though they don’t know the artists, toddlers and preschoolers who visit the MFA are just as enamored by the art as adults. There is so much to see and observe, so start them young!

On the first and third Monday of each month from 10:15 - 11:15am
Museum of Fine Arts

Horizons for Homeless Children’s 15th Annual Women’s Breakfast

Horizons for Homeless Children’s 15th Annual Women’s Breakfast.

Horizons for Homeless Children will host its 15th Annual Women’s Breakfast at the Westin Copley Place this year. The event will feature Nia Vardalos, author of Instant Mom, writer and star of the critically-acclaimed film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding.Help us spread the word and learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a homeless child.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8-9:30am
Registration opens at 7:15am

Astronomy After Hours at the MOS Observatory

Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related

Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of our Observatory, and participate in astronomy-related activities run by our knowledgeable staff. Astronomy After Hours is the perfect place to kick off your weekend with your family.

Fridays, 8:30 -10pm (Weather Permitting)
Museum of Science

Duckling Day Parade - Mother's Day 2013

Mothers Day Duckling Day Parade at Boston Public Garden

The beloved annual Duckling Day Parade has become Boston’s most adorable Mother’s Day tradition, and that’s no lie. Children (and sometimes parents too) don duckling attire and retrace the route taken by Mama Mallard in Make Way for Ducklings (Viking Kestrel picture books) by Robert McCloskey. Each year our little ducklings flock to the Boston Common ready for an adventure. They are greeted by a magician, a juggler a face painter and others who are there to celebrate this special occasion. When the time comes the ducklings line up with their families and the parade begins. They march out of the Common down Beacon Street and take a stroll through Beacon Hill. If you haven’t seen it in person, just imagine waking up on Mother’s Day to hundreds of children dressed as ducks parading past your home. Did we mention this is Boston’s most adorable Mother’s Day tradition? It may even be the most adorable Mother’s Day tradition in the world. Others seem to agree.

Mother's Day, Sunday May 12th, 2013. Parade begins at 12noon. Registration and entertainment on the Common will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Parkman Bandstand

"Lilac Sunday" at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Educational Program for Families North of Boston Arnold Arboretum Harvard
Take part in a beloved Boston tradition! Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a day long celebration. Tours of the lilacs, dance performances, picnicking (allowed on this special day only), and family activities make for a memorable, family day.
Mother's Day, May 12, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00

The Magic Beans Drool Expo

Boston's Premier Baby Expo! Thank You Eli and Sheri Gurock of Magic Beans!

The Drool Baby Expo is an exciting event created by Magic Beans, Boston’s premier source for baby gear and toys.  It’s an exclusive expo that lets you connect with all the best brands in the baby industry for a one-night crash course on all things baby-related. I'm delighted to have an event like the Drool Baby Expo in Boston to explore what's available for baby gear, in a very short amount of time. Reserve your tickets today. Space is limited. VIP Tickets are sold out.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 4-9 p.m.
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