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    Family Day at the Davis: Words and Pictures

    Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    April 25, 2015

    Learn all about the different ways that text and image interact in this edition of Family Day at the Davis! Ask a graphic designer about his work, watch a calligrapher in action, sit down with pictures books at story time, make your own word art, and explore our special exhibitions with a scavenger hunt and special family tours.

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    April School Vacation Week Workshops: Grades K-8

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Creativity at play! Explore a fun artistic landscape this spring in playful vacation week workshops! Children will learn to look closely at and find creative inspiration in their own...more

    April School Vacation Week Workshops: Grades 9-12

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    April 22 - April 24, 2015

    Special one-day drawing or collage workshops just for teens in grades 9-12. See website for course descriptions. Morning and afternoon classes available. Advance registration required.


    CHOOSE YOUR INSTRUMENT – APRIL VACATION WEEK

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Designed for students entering 4th & 5th grades who will be taking an orchestral or band instrument and need to choose an instrument before the end of the school year. ...more

    School Vacation Week Program – Music Reader Presto

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    A school vacation program for young piano and string players, ages 6-12! Music Reader Presto is a morning program, 9-12 daily, featuring games and activities that help students get over the tough...more

    Mary Baker Eddy Library: April School Vacation Week Programming

    Presented by Mary Baker Eddy Library at Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Learn how you can make a meaningful difference in someone else’s life—and have fun, too! Join the Library staff, along with kids from the Aaron’s Presents organization, for...more

    Boston Ballet School Story Hour

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

    April 24, 2015

    Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School at the Natick American Girl Store for an interactive story hour on April 24.  Listen to the stories, hear the music, and explore the movement of...more

    Spend a WILD April school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

    Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Looking to get your family’s spring off to a great start? Throughout April school vacation week, connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring...more

    Spend a WILD April school vacation week at Stone Zoo!

    Presented by Stone Zoo at Stone Zoo, Stoneham

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Visit Stone Zoo during April school vacation week and learn more about all of the incredible animals that call the zoo home, from snow leopards, jaguars, cougars (including Blue, the cougar...more

    APRIL Vacation Week Art Adventures: GREEN WEEK!

    Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Welcome SPRING and join us in celebrating and exploring – earth-friendly recycled materials art making. Transform plastic parts, newspaper, cardboard, scrap fabrics, and recycled ceramics...more

    April Vacation Week Activities

    Presented by Old State House

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Spring is a wonderful time to get out of the house and explore the revolutionary history of Boston at the Old State House. Drop-in during school vacation week for our hands-on historical...more

    April Vacation Programs at the Paul Revere House

    Presented by Paul Revere Memorial Association at Paul Revere House, Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    This fun week will include varity of activities to learn about what really happened to Paul Revere's ride! There will be storytelling, museum visits, and colonial games! 

    Tuesday...more

    Cogan Family Foundation April School Vacation Week Adventures

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    During April vacation week, join us for art-making activities, performances, tours, storytelling, and more.

    All ages and abilities welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult....more

    Week of the Young Child - April Vacation Activities

    Presented by Boston Children's Museum at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Children experience an imagination playground with games, art, and live interactive performances during the museum's April vacation week activities including the museum marathon on Marathon...more

    Art for April Vacation

    Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln

    April 22 - April 24, 2015

    Spring has sprung! Let’s explore the Sculpture Park after the long winter by looking for signs of spring, discovering more about familiar sights and sounds of the Park, and creating...more

    Annual Earth Day Celebration at Franklin Park Zoo!

    Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

    April 24, 2015

    Don’t miss the Earth Day celebration at Franklin Park Zoo! Visit the Zoo on April 24 for a fun and engaging day to raise awareness for the planet and all it has to offer! Learn how you can...more

    826 Boston: April Writing Workshops

    Presented by 826 Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    826 Boston is offering free writing workshops over April school break. Workshops include:

    For students ages 6-8:
    Wednesday, 10am to 12pm: Planet Earth, 3015

    For students ages...more

    All Girls Sports Festival

    Presented by Roxbury Community College

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Girls from throughout the city are invited to spend their April school vacation at the All Girls Sports Festival. This festival features a variety of sport clinics and health and wellness...more

    April Vacation - Foam Printing

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 24, 2015

    Explore the Folly Cove Designers Gallery and learn more about Virginia Lee Burton, then head to the Activities Center to create a unique stamp using foam shapes.


    Celebrating Robots at the Children's Museum in Easton

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    April 24, 2015

    Are you ready to put your engineer skills to the test?  Let’s test it out together here at the Children’s Museum in Easton on Friday April 24th, as we explore the world of robots...more

    April Vacation Week

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Celebrate Mini Maker Week at The Children’s Museum in Easton from Monday, April 20th to Friday, April 24th from 9am-5pm. Meet different Makers who will be sharing their knowledge and talents...more

    BSO FAMILY CONCERT: Shall We Dance

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 25, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. Celebrating six years of...more

    Warrior Moves

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge

    April 25, 2015

    Join the Peabody Museum of  Archaeology & Ethnology for a family event exploring martial arts from around the world.  Martial arts demonstrations from Asia, Europe, and South America...more

    The Science of Handbells

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers

    April 25, 2015

    What really happens when you hear a bell ringing? The Back Bay Ringers are holding two free educational handbell presentations to introduce scientific concepts in handbell ringing. Materials...more

    Boston University Allegrettos A Cappella Concert!

    Presented by The Allegrettos

    April 25, 2015

    Do you or your family members love the movie, "Pitch Perfect?" Spend a night of family fun with The Allegrettos, Boston University's premier a cappella group, as we host our...more

    April Vacation - Brain Building

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 25, 2015

    Build Your Brain with Mike Mulligan & Mary Anne. Join CAM staff for this fun Brain Building event. Listen to a reading of Virginia Lee Burton's classic book Mike Mulligan and His...more

    Princess and Frog Day at Stone Zoo

    Presented by Stone Zoo at Stone Zoo, Stoneham

    April 25, 2015

    Meet your favorite princesses and learn all about the unique adaptations of frogs and the critical role they play in healthy ecosystems at Princess and Frog Day! Throughout the day, enjoy arts and...more

    Sheepshearing Festival

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place, Waltham

    April 25, 2015

    Head to Gore Place for this 28th annual outdoor event, which includes a crafts fair, live entertainment, historic reenactments, games, and, of course, demonstrations of sheep-shearing, herding...more

    Musketaquid Arts & Environment

    Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord

    April 25, 2015

    Celebrate art and nature at the Umbrella Community Arts Center, where Earth Day activities include a river ceremony with earth-themed floats, a parade, and an arts and environment festival with...more

    Everybody Loves Pirates

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    April Vacation Week Show
    By Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

    Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure,...more

    Neverland Theatre's Beauty and the Beast (Non-Musical)

    Presented by Neverland Theatre

    April 22 - April 26, 2015

    Neverland has gathered a talented group of kids, teens and adults to present this delightful, non-musical version of the fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast over April Vacation! Fun for the whole...more

    Arts in April

    Presented by Melrose Arts at Memorial Hall, Melrose, Melrose

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Melrose Arts will host the 10th Annual Arts in April Festival at Memorial Hall in Melrose. This three-day festival is a juried show featuring original fine art and fine craft by 42 artist...more

    APRIL VACATION FUN

    Presented by Wenham Museum

    April 22 - April 26, 2015

    The museum is open all week (even Monday) and in addition to regular exhibits hosts the following special events:

    -Earth Day 45th Anniversary Celebration (Wednesday from 11am to 3pm): Kids...more

    A Gift for Sancho Panza: A Quixotic Salsa Event

    Presented by Boston University

    April 26, 2015

    Conceptualized and Directed by:  Andres Espinoza Agurto

    Featuring the 14-piece salsa band: Orquesta Barataria
    Guest Singer: Jesús Pagán

    Series...more

    W.D. Kay: The Politics of Star Trek

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    April 29, 2015

    Part of Arlington Community Ed's Conversations with David Whitford series.

    Star Trek premiered on NBC in the fall of 1966. Over the next 50 years, across...more

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 19, 2014 - April 30, 2015

    Discover for yourself why over 8 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 2015

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...more

    Lexington Fife & Drum Tattoo on the Battle Green

    Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

    May 1, 2015

    Hear the historic music of our country by lantern-light on the Lexington Battle Green, the place where the American Revolution began. The William Diamond...more

    Broadway On Highland / Rock Musicals

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 2015

    The theme for our last Broadway event of the school year is rock and pop musicals! Come sing your favorite Broadway rock or pop song (solo or with friends) with our fabulous accompanist, or sit in...more

    The Diary of Anne Frank

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    April 18 - May 2, 2015

    One of the most poignant plays of our generation, The Diary of Anne Frank tells the honest story of a young Jewish girl in Amsterdam hiding from the Nazi’s during World War...more

    Author in Person! THE LAST UNICORN

    Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    May 2, 2015

    Special Screening!
    Author Peter S. Beagle in Person!
    (1982) dir Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr w/Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee [92...more

    Lexington Fife & Drum Muster

    Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps at Minute Man National Historical Park's Minute Man Visitor Center, Lincoln

    May 2, 2015

    Looking for a uniquely New England Experience? Come to the Lexington Fife & Drum Muster and experience the sights and sounds of American history! The...more

    Digging In: Family Drop-In Day

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    May 2, 2015

    Join us for a fun-filled day of artmaking for the whole family. Explore our current exhibitions and create your own artwork inspired by what you see.


    Open Arts Day

    Presented by Arsenal Center for the Arts and Watertown Children's Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown

    May 2, 2015

    The Arsenal Center for the Arts hosts its annual Open Arts Day, a Watertown favorite, this year as part of ArtWeek Boston!

    This family-friendly, free event takes place on Saturday, May 2,...more

    KidsArtsFest

    Presented by Creative Haverhill

    May 2, 2015

    Join us for a community arts festival with something for everyone to enjoy! This event will span the broad scope of arts disciplines, offering theater performances, live bands, the annual...more

    Drop Into Art: Let’s Play!

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 3, 2015

    This month, Danforth Art’s family program Drop Into Art will celebrate the fine art and children’s book illustrations of Jennifer Goldfinger with fun gallery activities and art-making....more

    The Emperor's New Clothes

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 30 - May 3, 2015

    By Magpie Puppets

    Kids learn to speak up for what’s right in this fun and highly interactive show. The Emperor has so many outfits that he orders...more

    Big Music, Little Ears: Planning and Performing a Family Concert

    Presented by From the Top at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    May 3, 2015

    On Sunday, May 3rd, From the Top‘s Center for the Development of Arts Leaders teams up with theBoston Philharmonic Orchestra’s Crescendo Program at the Boston...more

    Music MAYnia Festival

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 3, 2015

    Music MAYnia is a free community festival that features continuous live performances, arts & crafts, face painting, a Maypole, drum circles, balloon animals, a lollipop raffle, ring toss,...more

    Make a Silk Sachet for Mom (ages 4 and up)

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    May 2 - May 3, 2015

    Paint beautiful colors on a silk bag and watch them blend into a rainbow of hues. Fill the bag with dried roses or lemon verbena as a fragrant gift for Mom or a friend.


    Jazz Show and Jam

    Presented by Amazing Things Art Center

    May 5, 2015

    Enjoy jazz? Have you always wanted to ask questions of the musicians? Are you a secret jazz musician? Come to our Open Mic night and enjoy a featured performer and then get in the jam...more

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