Free Museum Entry for Military Families – 5/28/12 – 9/3/12Date & time of event: All summer log!! - times vary by venue Location: Participating Museums across America Cost: FREE for military personnel & their families Contact Information: Click here for participating parks nationwide Blue Star Museums offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012.
Free Museum Admission – deCordova Sculpture Park & MuseumDate & time of event: First Wednesday of every month - 10:00 Am – 5:00 PM Location: 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA Cost: FREE Contact information: Click here Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England encompassing 35 acres. Family Play Day is June 9th. Visit deCordova as a family to explore how contemporary artists incorporate play into their artwork and processes. Find and experiment with new materials, create a collaborative structure with new friends, and discover new exhibitions by Gary Webb and Jedediah Caesar in the Museum and Sculpture Park.
Vintage Baseball GamesDate & time of event: 8/26, 9/15, 9/16, 9/23, 9/29 & 9/30 - time 12:00 PM unless noted. Location: Spencer-Peirce Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, MA Cost: Free to Historic New England members, $5 nonmembers Contact Information: Call 978-462-2634 for more information. Watch the Essex Base Ball Club play against other regional clubs, using 1861 rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed. Snacks, beer, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Weather permitting, please call.
Open Barnyard at Weir FarmDate & time of event: Saturdays, August 4th - September 29th – 10 AM -2:00 pm Location: Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA Cost: Free for members; $3 non-members Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or click here! Meet our animals or just watch the hustle and bustle of a working farm. Bring a picnic and enjoy a hike on the trails that surround the farm. Weir River is a working farm, and we need to ensure that our animals get out to graze and enjoy access to the grass. But, we also want to give you the chance to experience Hingham’s last working farm up close.
International FestivalDate & time of event: Saturday – September 9th - 11:00 AM-5:30 pm Location: Peabody Common, Peabody, MA Cost: FREE Contact Information: Kid’s Day Flyer Moon Bounce, Face Painting, Balloon Twister, Arts & Crafts, Child ID Program & a DJ playing music all day. Rain date 9-23-12.
Agricultural Fairs Across MasschusettsDate & time of event: Throughout August, September & October Location: Across MA Cost: Varies Contact Information: Click here for more information and full listing. Over the typical fair weekend there are many family oriented activities: from jousting for children; free pie eating contests, chicken chuckin’, oxen pulling, horse pulling & truck pulling events and more! Many have historical museum exhibits, petting zoos and/or craft demonstrations. Great food, music and fun. Many have concerts and fireworks in the evenings.
17th Century Saturdays – Free AdmissionDate & time of event: Sept. 1 & Oct. 6 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m Location: Whittier Birthplace, 305 Whittier Road, Haverhill, MA Cost: FREE Contact Information: Click here Whittier Birthplace is participating in 17th Century Saturdays and offering free admission on selected dates. Essex County is home to an extraordinary collection of homes, buildings and artifacts from America’s First Period (1625–1725) of European settlement. Explore architectural treasures and discover what it was like to live in Essex County during America’s first century.
Marstons Mills Village Day
Date & time of event: Sept. 9th - Noon – 4 p.m
Location: Main Street, Marstons Mills, MA
Contact Information: Click here for additional information.
Main Street, Marstons Mills is closed to vehicular traffic to allow for many vendor tables, face painting, balloons, a juggler, pony rides, activity tables, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, lemonade, and many more exciting things to do and see.
Family & Children’s Service 5th Annual Family Literacy & Fun DayDate & time of event: September 13 th - 2:00 – 6 p.m Location: Lynn Commons, Lynn, MA Cost: FREE Contact Information: Lucy Encarnacion – 781-598-5517 ext. 231 or via email at email@example.com Educational fun, age-appropriate recreational and field activities for young children, as well as resource information for parents. Local service agencies as UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program, WIC, Early Literacy Matters, Got Books, as well as the police and fire department prevention program will be represented. All welcome!
10th Anniversay Celebration – Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls ClubDate & time of event: September 8th - 1:00 – 4:00 PM Location: 91 Claudia’s Way, Ludlow, MA Cost: FREE Contact Information: Sarah Goodwin – firstname.lastname@example.org – 413-583-2072 Family & Community Event – Music – Games & Activities – Bounce House – Face Painting – Family Swim – Snacks and Refreshments – Raffles – and more!
Toddler & Me ClassesDate & time of event: Fridays, Sept. 14-Oct. 12 from 9:55-10:35 am Location: 91 Claudia’s Way, Ludlow, MA Cost: Cost for 5-Class Session: Members: $15 / Ludlow Residents: $25 / Non-Ludlow Residents: $35 Contact Information: Donna Boydston, email@example.com, 413-583-2072 ‘Toddler & Me’ Classes for families with children ages 18 months to 3 years. Bond with your child as you play, sing (no talent required!), dance & giggle together. Your child will learn & grow through games & activities that build motor skills, enhance social-emotional development & much more! Bring a stuffed animal or baby doll.
Celebrate National Parks National Public Lands Day with Free Admission!!Date & time of event: September 29, 2012 – times vary by venue Location: National Parks across America Cost: FREE Contact Information: Click here for participating parks nationwide!! In honor of National Park National Public Lands Day, more than 100 of the country’s national parks will offer free admission Saturday, September 29, 2012. The free admission covers entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees. Some parks will also offer discounts on lodging, food and souvenirs.
No Bully Zone Kids CarnivalDate & time of event: October 13, 2012 – 10 am – 6pm Location: Shedd Park, Rogers Street, Lowell , MA Cost: FREE Contact Information: Shane Graham 978-376-9067 or firstname.lastname@example.org A fun filled day with kids carnival games to promote anti-bullying…sponsored by Shanes Anti-bullying Program. A group of teens that speak out against bullying.
Strive to Thrive Blueskies ExpoDate & time of event: October 19, 2012 – 6pm-9pm Location: 57 River Road, Andover, MA Cost: $15 Single – $25 Family – Food included! Contact Information: Elizabeth Delgado, email@example.com ‘This event’s mission is to raise awareness and funds towards children who are victims of bullying. This family-oriented event will showcase vendors making a positive impact in their communities such as: local businesses, non-profits, academic enrichment & performing arts programs, martial arts & educational institutes. ‘Strive to Thrive’ will also highlight Merrimack Valley businesses through a raffle. Our hope is to make this event a highly anticipated annual event, reuniting Merrimack Valley natives for a greater cause.
Boston Children’s Museum $1 Family NightsDate & time of event: Fridays – 6:00- 8:30 PM Location: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA Cost: $1 Contact information: Boston Children’s Museum
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