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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

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!

Saturday, July 26, 2014 1:30pm
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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
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