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    An Arabian Adventure

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    July 29 - August 1, 2015

    by Tanglewood Marionettes

    An Arabian Adventure tells the tale of a prince who is thrown into a dungeon because of his love for a beautiful princess. Facing danger at every turn, the courageous prince must battle his way out of the underground prison to save his princess from a tragic fate. The production features over a dozen beautifully handcrafted marionettes, exquisite ...more


    New Members Show

    Presented by Cambridge Art Association

    July 7 - July 31, 2015

    The Cambridge Art Association welcomes it's New Members with a Summer Show!


    Suffield Academy Summer Academy

    Presented by Suffield Academy

    June 28 - July 31, 2015

     Suffield Academy will hold its five-week Summer Academy on its campus from June 28 through July 31, 2015. The Summer Academy is open to boys and girls ages 12 through 18, as either day...more

    Music & More

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    July 6 - July 31, 2015

    Now in its 21st year, our most popular summer arts program offers music, dance and art activities in an interactive, creative environment. Each week contains its own theme, such as “The Wild...more

    Free Fun Friday! The Eric Carle Museum

    Presented by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Highland Street Foundation at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst

    July 31, 2015

    Special storytime guests and book signings; picture book tattoo station; Very Hungry Caterpillar mini-parade, daylong film series; outdoor play in our orchard and courtyard; Food by Foley’s...more

    Marvelous Marvin: Bugging Out

    Presented by The Yard

    August 1, 2015

    Bugging Out is all about bugs. In rhyme, Marvin teaches about fascinating bug habits, bug archaeology and the importance of bugs to humans. With circus arts, magic and music, Marvelous Marvin...more

    Musikgarten Family Music

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    July 9 - August 6, 2015

    For ages 1-3. Designed for caregivers and their babies/toddlers to take together, these weekly classes help you learn how to play musically with your children. Together you’ll sing, chant, move,...more

    Neighhorbood Nights: Isabella in Wonderland

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    August 6, 2015

    Everyone’s invited to the Gardner for a free summer evening of art, music, and family fun – especially ISGM neighbors from the Fenway, Roxbury, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and Dorchester...more

    Children's Author G. Johnson to Visit Franklin Park Zoo!

    Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

    August 6, 2015

    On Thursday, August 6, join children’s author G. Johnson in Franklin Park Zoo’s Hippo Theater, located inside the Tropical Forest Pavilion, for a reading of her book Seacoo. In this...more

    Summer Acting Studios 2015 at Boston Children's Theatre

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston

    June 22 - August 7, 2015

    Help your kids shine this summer - sign them up for Boston Children’s Theatre Summer Studios! Whether your child is a beginner looking for a gentle introduction or an experienced performer, BCT...more

    Young Musicians' Summer Chamber Music Workshop (9-18 years)

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    August 3 - August 7, 2015

    Discover the joys of playing in a small group of musicians, while developing repertoire and sight-reading experience. Rehearse with a coach, practice parts individually and as a group, participate...more

    Natural Connections: Bug Hunt

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    August 8, 2015

     Bessie’s Tent

    Join us for a bug scavenger hunt! What kind of creepy crawlies can you spot on the Museums grounds? Check off all your finds and get a closer look with a magnifying...more

    FAME Jr. presented by Arlington Children's Theatre

    Presented by Arlington Children's Theatre - ACT at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    August 6 - August 8, 2015

    Come enjoy FAME Jr. The Musical performed by Arlington Children's Theatre's 7-13 year old ACTors--singing, dancing, and fun for the whole family!  FAME Jr. is set during the last years...more

    Green Day's American Idiot

    Presented by Arlington Children's Theatre - ACT at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    August 7 - August 9, 2015

    Join the teenage ACTors of Arlington Children's Theatre as they perform Green Day's groundbreaking Broadway musical, American Idiot.  Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a...more

    Make a MESS: Foamy Fun

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    August 10, 2015

     Bessie’s Tent

    Don’t let the name fool you – today we will be having some good, clean fun! Join us as we experiment and create unique, foamtastic works of art using shaving...more

    i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost

    Presented by The Boston Teen Acting Troupe at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston

    August 10, 2015

    Local playwright MJ Halberstadt’s i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost is a brash new play about family, starting over, and growing up. When 19-year-old Devon...more

    KEVA Construction Challenge: Marble Madness!

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    August 11, 2015

     Science Discovery Museum

    Build mini-marble runs using KEVA planks and assorted recycled materials. We’ll have 15,000 KEVA planks on hand for creating and engineering. Every...more

    SteveSongs by Steve Roslonek

    Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse, Dennis Village

    August 13, 2015

    Songs for all ages!


    ParkARTS presents Rosalita's Marionette Puppets

    Presented by City of Boston

    July 8 - August 13, 2015

    These whimiscal puppet shows will delight the child in everyone. Experince the unique charm of Rosalita's Marionette Puppets in Boston's beautiful parks.

    Wednesday, July 8 / Lt. Edward...more

    Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton and Boston Ballet Studios- Boston Location at Boston Ballet School, Boston

    August 3 - August 14, 2015

    Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop for ages 8-12 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-14, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Students spend two weeks studying ballet and the wider world of dance....more

    Suzuki Preschool Summer Camp

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Temple Reyim, Newton

    June 29 - August 14, 2015

    Come and join us for a fun filled summer at the Suzuki Preschool of Newton.  Enjoy weekly themes with daily crafts/activities, lots of water play with sprinklers and small pools and...more

    Boston Ballet School Summer Children's Program

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton and Boston Ballet Studios- Boston Location at Boston Ballet School, Boston

    August 3 - August 14, 2015

    Boston Ballet School Summer Children’s Program for ages 3-7 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-13 Visit www.bostonballet.org or call 617.456.6333 for schedules by studio location. Classes...more

    Boston Ballet School Master Class Series

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton and Boston Ballet Studios- Boston Location at Boston Ballet School, Boston

    August 3 - August 14, 2015

    Boston Ballet School Master Class Series for ages 12-16 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-13, Monday-Thursday, 4-6:30pm Master Class Series is designed for intermediate level students and above...more

    Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    July 6 - August 14, 2015

    Big Picture photo and movie making workshops for 6th-10th graders are now open.  Big Picture offers a "boutique" learning experience for no more than 7 students per class.  It...more

    Free Fun Friday! Cape Cod Children's Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 14, 2015

    The Museum will be open from 10 am to 3 pm at no cost to visitors all day long.


    Free Fun Friday! The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 14, 2015

    Animal Insticts will be on site with exotic animals. Additional outdoor actvities will be available.  
     


    Summer Arts and Rec

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

    July 6 - August 14, 2015

    The Umbrella Community Arts Center has partnered with the Concord Recreation Department Summer Camp to offer a ½ Day Arts Program combined with a ½ Day Recreation Camp!

    Children begin...more

    Splash Dance Party

    Presented by City of Boston

    July 10 - August 14, 2015

    Bring the children to cool off in spray features and enjoy Turkey Hill ice cream, music from Mix 104.1, with games and dancing in parks throughout Boston. 

     


    ComedySportz Boston

    Presented by New England Fun at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    August 8, 2014 - August 15, 2015

    ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee...more

    Memory: Witness of the Unimaginable

    Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

    April 17 - August 16, 2015

    Memory is a stunning sensory art experience created by music composer Dániel Péter Biró and master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, working with Le Laboratoire founder David Edwards...more

    i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost

    Presented by Boston Teen Acting Troupe at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston

    July 30 - August 16, 2015

    Local playwright MJ Halberstadt’s i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost is a brash new play about family, starting over, and growing up. When 19-year-old Devon...more

    i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost

    Presented by The Boston Teen Acting Troupe at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston

    August 2 - August 16, 2015

    Local playwright MJ Halberstadt’s i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost is a brash new play about family, starting over, and growing up. When 19-year-old Devon...more

    High School Fashion Prep Program

    Presented by School of Fashion Design

    July 29 - August 19, 2015

    School of Fashion Design
    High School Fashion Prep Program


    A pre-college workshop in fashion design for high school students, beginner and advanced levels....more

    Meet the Instruments! (6-9 years)

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    June 29 - August 20, 2015

    Summer favorite! A hands-on introductionto the basics of piano, strings, winds, brass, and percussion instruments.

    Instructors: Piano, Guitar, Brass,

     


    Curtain Call Musical Theatre (7-14 years)

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    August 3 - August 21, 2015

    Curtain Call is a comprehensive performance-oriented Musical Theatre program that is perfect for young musicians and actors interested in musical theatre. Students will work from the ground...more

    Free Fun Friday! Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

    Presented by Jacob's Pillow Dance and Highland Street Foundation

    August 21, 2015

    Rehearsals at The School at Jacob’s Pillow will be open for observation beginning at 9am. A free all –ages, all-levels hip-hop class will be offered on the Great Lawn 2:30-3:30pm, followed by...more

    Pinocchio by Greg Banks, from the story by Carlo Collodi

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    August 15 - August 22, 2015

    Pinocchio - by Greg Banks, from the story by Carlo Collodi

    From the moment Gepetto creates him from a stick of wood, Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy. But will the all...more

    Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series

    Presented by Maudslay Arts Center

    July 11 - August 23, 2015

    Whether you're sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for...more

    Pitter Patter Puppets

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre, Brewster

    July 7 - August 25, 2015

    Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive and extremely funny.Outdoor Theater Daytime Children’s Shows. Rain or shine.  If it rains, we...more

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh Summer Movie Series

    Presented by City of Boston and Northeastern University

    August 3 - August 27, 2015

    Bring a blanket and join your neighbors for free family-friendly movies under the stars in Boston's beautiful parks.

    Monday, August 3 / Hunt/Almont Park, Mattapan / The Lego...more

    Family Series & Education Jan-Aug 2015

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    June 22 - August 28, 2015

    Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company presents brand-new, scripted original musicals as the leaping-off point for our Musical Theater Workshops. Your child will...more

    ComedySportz Boston

    Presented by New England Fun at The Riot Theater, Jamaica Plain

    February 13 - August 28, 2015

    ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee...more

    Free Fun Friday! Mass MoCA

    Presented by MASS MoCA and Highland Street Foundation at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    August 28, 2015

    Public tours at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.  Additionally, throughout the day, our famous ArtBar will be open and drop-in art-making will be offered in Kidspace, and a scavenger hunt (prizes will be...more

    Free Fun Fridays

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    June 26 - August 28, 2015

    ...more

    Summer Arts Under The Umbrella

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

    July 6 - August 28, 2015

    It’s summer vacation and what better way for a child to spend part of it than by engaging in active creative pursuits?  Our energy-rich environment will have your child enjoying the...more

    Family Show

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    April 4 - August 29, 2015

    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...more

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 19, 2014 - August 30, 2015

    Seen by over 10 million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 17, 2014 - August 30, 2015

    Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by...more

    The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    August 29 - August 30, 2015

    by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

    Come along on a thrilling voyage chock full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, and mistaken pirate/princess identities. A pirate and a princess are on a treasure...more

    Elephant & Piggie's

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre, Brewster

    July 1 - September 3, 2015

    Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems's beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books that will leave audiences doing the "Flippy Floppy Floory" dance...more

    Wild Music: Experience the Sounds and Songs of Life

    Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium, Worcester

    May 30 - September 6, 2015

    Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Find out at the EcoTarium’s exciting hands-on exhibit, Wild...more

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