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Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Music is Awesome!

Yo Gabba Gabba Live. Boston Orpheum Theatre

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! is coming to the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, with a new show, Music Is Awesome! The coolest rock concert for kids (and parents!) is back to celebrate our fifth anniversary on the road. DJ Lance Rock and the Yo Gabba Gabba creators Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz carefully hand-picked the setlist to make the most awesome show yet!

When: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick at Faneuil Hall Boston. The world's largest display lego

Over 1 million colorful LEGO® pieces were used to create this show. Artist Nathan Sawaya has an ability to transform a common toy into something meaningful, elevating what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art.

When: 
Open daily until January 11, 2015

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.

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

Debbie & Friends at Summert Arts Weekend

Debbie & Friends tell stories that children know and love with music and song!

Debbie & Friends will perform a FREE show at the Boston Summer Arts Weekend main stage in Copley Square on Saturday, July 26! Debbie and Friends' performances include a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae. The group's songs are engaging, interactive, fun, and educational! Come catch this free performance and stick around for the other acts including Steve Songs, and the Gizmo Guys!

When: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 1:30pm
Location: 
Copley Square

95th Annual Saint Anthony's Feast

Annual St. Anthony's Feast in North End Boston MA

Each year the people of the North End of Boston invite you to celebrate with them as they honor their patrons Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy with colorful parades, religious services, strolling singers, live entertainment and of course an abundance of great Italian and American food.

Begun in 1919, by Italian immigrants from the small town of Montefalcione in Avellino, Saint Anthony’s Feast has become the largest Italian Religious Festival in New England.

Named the “Feast of all Feasts” by National Geographic Magazine, this authentic Italian street festival has it all for people of every age: parades, strolling singers, live entertainment, contests and religious services are held daily.

Visitors stroll the beautifully decorated streets sampling the best Italian street foods from 100 pushcarts enjoying arancini, sausage peppers & onion, quahogs, calamari, pizza, pasta and of course zeppole, cannoli and gelato.

When: 
August 29 - 31, 2014; See website schedule for event dates and times

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.

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

"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.
When: 
Mother's Day, May 11, 2014 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Duckling Day Parade - Mother's Day 2014

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.

When: 
Mother's Day, Sunday May 11th, 2014. Parade begins at 12noon. Registration and entertainment on the Common will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Parkman Bandstand

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.

When: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 4-9 p.m.

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.

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