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    Play Date: Harborwalk Art Festooning

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    July 26, 2014

    Take in the array of contemporary art in our galleries, make your own sketchbook, and shake it up in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater with Rainbow Tribe. Ready for more action? Join us outside for an afternoon of “festooning,” games, and an Inflatable Beehive (weather permitting). Families may also donate unopened, non-toxic arts and crafts materials to be ...more


    Glass Fusing Adult/Child

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    August 20, 2014

     Adult/Child Course taught by Michel L’Huillier
    Using pre-cut colored glass pieces, glass powders, frits and stringers participants will create a small project such as a plate,...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Oyinda + Bigfoot Wallace

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 21, 2014

    Nigerian-born and London-raised, singer/songwriter/producer Oyinda draws from both pop and the British electronica scene in hypnotic, emotionally complex tracks. A...more

    Star Dance School Summer Dance Camp

    Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

    July 7 - August 22, 2014

    About our Summer Dance Camp: Our Summer Dance Boot Camp for children ages 5-17, filled with all kinds of fun and exciting dance classes, will help beginning students to gain self-confidence in...more

    Pitter Patter Puppets

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

    June 27 - August 22, 2014

    Perfect for ages 2-6 and great fun for ages 7-100!

    Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive, and extremely funny.


    Cinderella

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    August 22, 2014

    The washing and waxing and scrubbing have been finished, but Cinderella's gown is ruined and her Stepmother and stepsisters have already left for the ball! Will the Fairy Godmother arrive in...more

    Young At Art Camp

    Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

    June 24 - August 22, 2014

    Young at Art Camp is designed specifically for ages 4-5..  It runs 9 weeks, from June 23 through August 22.  You may enroll for one or more weeks.

    Young at Art includes age...more

    JCC Kid’s Choice End of Summer Vacation Program

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    August 18 - August 22, 2014

    Children in grades K-6 can choose from a variety of activities including swimming, sports, cooking and rock climbing at the JCC Kid's Choice End of Summer Vacation Program. Special highlights...more

    29th Annual Free Friday Flicks at DCR’s Hatch Shell

    Presented by Department of Conservation and Recreation at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    June 20 - August 22, 2014

    WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) present the 29th Annual Free Friday Flicks movie series at DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston! Movies...more

    Oz with Orchestra at Tanglewood

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 22, 2014

    The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s. MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless classic, and in this version, produced by John Goberman, the brilliantly...more

    "Sir George and the Dragon" by Pumpernickel Puppets

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

    August 23, 2014

     Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you'll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat, Sir George and his clumsy...more

    25th Anniversary Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park

    Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

    August 23, 2014

    This summertime event will be celebrating its 25th year featuring the Cape Symphony under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak. The concert is scheduled for Saturday,...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS East Parish Burying Ground – Art, History, and the Environment

    Presented by Historic Newton

    August 24, 2014

    East Parish Burying Ground – Art, History, and the Environment
    Come stroll through the oldest of Newton’s three historic burying grounds (1660) and discover the beauty of one of...more

    You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

    June 23 - August 26, 2014

    Based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
    Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
    Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
    Additional Music and Lyrics by...more

    Suzuki Preschool Open Enrollment

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

    June 11 - August 27, 2014

     The Suzuki Preschool of Newton is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2014-2015 school year.  The Suzuki Preschool is an integrated arts program with the key focus on music....more

    Summer 2014 Programs at Brookline Music School

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

    June 30 - August 28, 2014

    Whether you are 4 years old looking for a general music and arts experience, 9 years old ready to choose an instrument, or an experienced teen/adult interested in ensemble playing, Brookline Music...more

    Lyle, the Crocodile

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

    July 2 - August 28, 2014

    Based on the book Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber
    Adapted for the Stage by Kevin Kling
    Music by Richard Gray Directed by Holly Erin McCarthy
    Musical Direction by...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Common Thread

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 28, 2014

    Founded by Berklee bassist Alissia Benveniste, guitarist Maddie Rice, and drummer Amber Baker, Common Thread is an all female collective of like-minded musicians...more

    Summer Arts Program

    Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre

    June 23 - August 29, 2014

    Full day vacation programming for children ages 4.5 - 12.

    Session 1: June 23 - July 3, 2014*............$425 (*Closed July 4, 2014)

    Session 2: July 7 - 18,...more

    Family Fun Fridays

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens and

    July 11 - August 29, 2014

    Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage featuring special activities designed to help you rediscover the joy of being outside together. Musical performance at the Outdoor Concert Stage at 11AM,...more

    Vacation Arts Camp (gr 1-6)

    Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

    June 24 - August 29, 2014

    Vacation Arts Camp is for kids entering grades 1-6.  Each week has a different theme featuring activities in visual arts, music and movement, and drama, register for one or more....more

    Summer Arts Under The Umbrella

    Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

    July 7 - August 29, 2014

     Let your creativity be your guide this summer with The Umbrella Community Arts Center's summer programs!  Guided by our experienced instructors who are practicing artists, arts...more

    Summer in an Artist's Paradise

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    July 7 - August 29, 2014

    For an artist, it’s the perfect summer afternoon: two hours immersed in ceramics, followed by another two hours of drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture. Clay classes focus on a...more

    Free Fun Fridays

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    June 27 - August 29, 2014

    The Highland Street Foundation continues the tradition of sponsoring Free Fun Fridays at cultural institutions throughout Massachusetts this summer. Boston-area favorites...more

    ICA Summer Fridays

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    June 6 - August 29, 2014

    Your summer getaway is just a T ride away. Every Friday from June through August, you’ll experience something new and exciting at the ICA—from Wavelengths, our new series of waterfront...more

    Play Date: Making and Moving

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 30, 2014

    Spend the day exploring artistic expression and art-making with your family. David Parker and the Bang Group return to the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater...more

    Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival

    Presented by Magic 106.7

    July 5 - August 30, 2014

    Join us for free family movies this summer on South Garden at our Annual Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival! The festival runs every Saturday from July 5 to August 30 in the Center’s South...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at The Charles Playhouse

    April 1 - August 31, 2014

    OUR SPACE HAS A NEW FACE. Experience Blue Man Group at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse!

     

    Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called...more

    SUMMER - FREE FOR ALL

    Presented by Smith College Museum of Art at Smith College Museum of Art

    May 27 - August 31, 2014

    Admission is free for Smith College Museum of Art through August 2014 while the second and third floor galleries are closed for reinstallation and reinterpretation. Free...more

    Family Fun Days

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    August 30 - September 1, 2014

    Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village on August 30-September 1. Play games ranging from base-ball to French & English (tug-of-war). Make a craft, meet oxen in training, or...more

    Heritage Museums & Gardens exhibit Wicked Plants

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens and

    April 19 - September 1, 2014

    Heritage Museums & Gardens, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, will open for the 2014 Season on Saturday, April 19th with a new feature exhibit, Wicked Plants. This new exhibit will...more

    "Squirrel Stole My Underpants" by Bonnie Duncan

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

    August 30 - September 1, 2014

     Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an...more

    Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    April 17 - September 1, 2014

     Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community will explore the traditions and techniques of indigenous Mexican artisans and how they can be...more

    Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

    Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

    September 1, 2014

    This open-air Festival for the whole family is a free, social justice event with great ethnic food, arts and crafts, community workshops, music, theater, dance, trolley and walking tours, and...more

    Boston Ballet School September Open House (Northshore Studio)

    Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Boston Ballet School- Northshore

    September 2, 2014

    Activities:
    • Purchase Dress code from On Your Toes Dancewear
    • Learn how to make a ballerina bun
    • Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
    • Special...more

    Boston Ballet School September Open House

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

    September 2, 2014

    Activities:
    • Purchase Dress code from Back Bay Dancewear
    • Learn how to make a ballerina bun
    • Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
    • Special Adult...more

    Boston Ballet School September Open House

    Presented by Boston Ballet Studios- Boston Location at Boston Ballet School

    September 3, 2014

    Activities:
    • Purchase Dress code from Back Bay Dancewear
    • Learn how to make a ballerina bun
    • Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
    • Special Adult...more

    Drummers' Call

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    September 6, 2014

    A fife-and-drum corps from around the country will assemble at Old Sturbridge Village on September 6. Watch and listen as this talented group demonstrates their unique set of skills, and learn...more

    Highfield Hall: Portals and Passageways: An Environmental Art and Sculpture Exhibition

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    June 29 - September 7, 2014

    Artist reception and exhibition celebration: June 29, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. This exhibition inaugurates Highfield Hall & Gardens’ outdoor environmental sculpture initiative. 20...more

    Cambridge Carnival International

    Presented by Cambridge Carnival International, Inc. at Kendall Square

    September 7, 2014

    The largest Cambridge festival is undertaking it´s 22nd year. It´s a colorful and festive celebretion rooted in African and Caribbean traditions, with thousands of...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    September 6 - September 7, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
    Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington...more

    Audition for the NEW Concord Youth Chorus Project

    Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

    September 9, 2014

    Love to sing? Want to improve your singing voice, learn how to harmonize, and gain performance experience? Join us! No prior singing experience required. Placement Auditions will take place on...more

    The Agricultural Exhibition

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    September 13 - September 14, 2014

    The coming of fall meant the approach of the harvest for 19th century New Englanders. It’s in the spirit of that season that Old Sturbridge Village presents the Agricultural Exhibition,...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS Crystal Lake: Resource to Recreation

    Presented by Historic Newton

    September 14, 2014

    Crystal Lake: Resource to Recreation
    From skating in winter to swimming in summer, Crystal Lake has been an important community resource for outdoor recreation. Did you know that it also...more

    9th Annual Films at the Gate

    Presented by Asian Community Development Corporation at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

    September 12 - September 14, 2014

    Watch free movies under the stars! This is a three-day martial arts film festival which takes place Friday through Sunday, September 12-14, in Chinatown Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The film...more

    The Family Show

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

    September 23, 2013 - September 19, 2014

    Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for adults and children every Saturday. Audiences consider us the “Pixar” of Boston...more

    The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Tour

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    September 24, 2014

    Ready, Steady Wiggle, will bring more of the toe tapping, laughter-inducing Wiggle-tastic excitement to families all over the US and Canada, stopping in nearly 40 markets across the continent....more

    Harvest Party

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    September 27, 2014

    There’s no better place to enjoy the brisk fall weather than the Harvest Party at Old Sturbridge Village on September 27. Take in the sights, sounds, and experiences of the season around the...more

    Friends' Day

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    September 27, 2014

    Adults $24.00
    Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
    Youths (3-17) $8.00
    Children age 2 and under Admitted Free


    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS: Great Old Trees of Newton Centre

    Presented by Historic Newton

    September 28, 2014

    Great Old Trees of Newton Centre
    Newton has many beautiful old trees, and they can tell the story of the city’s development just as well as its buildings. Marc Welch, Director of Urban...more

    Sunday Parkland Games

    Presented by Charles River Conservancy and Knucklebones

    June 22 - September 28, 2014

    The Charles River Conservancy (CRC), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), presents the 6th season of the Sunday Parkland Games. The free games...more

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