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    Newsies

    Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House, Boston

    June 23 - July 5, 2015

    They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…

    Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times). Filled with one ...more


    Help Save the Monkey!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    July 1 - July 3, 2015

    by Liz Hara and Marta Mozelle Macrostie

    Eight-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must rush to save a monkey who is about to land on Earth from outer space. Their unexpected...more

    Puppet Showplace Theater Summer Kickoff Event!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    July 3, 2015

    Free! Summer Puppet Adventures Kickoff Event
    Friday, July 3 from 11:30am to 3pm
    Celebrate Summer at Puppet Showplace Theater! Join us for free puppet making activities and...more

    Free Fun Friday! at Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation and Heritage Museums & Gardens

    July 3, 2015

    Heritage Museums & Gardens is participating in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, July 3, 2015, Heritage Museums & Gardens will...more

    Free Fun Friday! at Amelia Park Children's Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 3, 2015

    Special activites include "Discovering Your Family History", Family Zone, Resource Tours, and Consultations.


    Sandglass Theater Hand Puppetry featuring Shoshana Bass and Jana Zeller

    Presented by The Yard

    June 27 - July 3, 2015

     

    Both performances will provide audiences with charming hand puppetry, that will delight the imagination in children and inspire playfulness in adults. Fritzi's Flea...more

    Free Fun Friday! at Boston Children's Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    July 3, 2015

    Boston Children’s Museum is participating in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, July 3, 2015 Boston Children’s Museum will open its...more

    Free Fun Friday! at Old Manse, Trustees of Reservations

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 3, 2015

    The Old Manse in Concord opens its doors for FREE as part of the 7th Annual "Free Fun Fridays" initiative funded by the Highland Street Foundation. On July 3, come and enjoy the home and its...more

    Independence Day Celebration

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    July 3 - July 5, 2015

    Come celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.

    For the safety and comfort of all guests, all coolers, bags, chairs, and backpacks will be subject to...more

    Morning at the Museum - Luminous Lane

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    July 7, 2015

    Morning at the Museum is a drop off program for children ages 6 to 12. Visit the Museum for art and history activities from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on select Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the...more

    Cambridge Arts Summer in the City: Jungle Jim Superhero Training

    Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

    July 7, 2015

    Join Jungle Jim as he leads young patrons through the rigors of being a true superhero! Jim will talk about the heroes in our daily lives, and lead the audience through the idea that they can be...more

    Under the Sea

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

    July 7, 2015

    Come join the Little Mermaid for a trip deep under the sea from 10am-3pm on Tuesday, July 7 as the Children’s Museum will be hosting a special underwater-themed event! She will be giving...more

    Cambridge Arts Summer in the City: Etnia Fusion

    Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

    July 9, 2015

    A Nipponese-themed performance encompassing an eclectic fusion of Japanese Odori Dance and martial arts. The show will include colorful props, traditional costumes, theatrical replicas of bladed...more

    Tie Dye Drop-in Day

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

    July 9, 2015

    Add a splash of color to your wardrobe this summer! The Children’s Museum in Easton is hosting a tie dye drop in day Thursday, July 9th. Get ready to twist, tie, and color anything from t-shirts...more

    Fair Verona Festivals: Free Community Arts Days

    Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and City of Boston

    July 10, 2015

    As part of its Shakespeare OFF the Common program, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has partnered with three Boys & Girls Clubs in Boston neighborhoods to curate open-air Fair...more

    Free Fun Friday! at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 10, 2015

    Free admission to the Museum for the entire day.  This event includes children's activities on the plaza, demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the Museum....more

    Free Fun Friday! at the Children's Museum at Holyoke

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 10, 2015

    Our Annual Free Fun Friday date is Friday, July 10th
    Free admission all day at the Children’s Museum, Merry Go Round and Volleyball Hall of Fame.


    Free Fun Friday! at the Volleyball Hall of Fame

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 10, 2015

    Enjoy a fun afternoon at Heritage State Park in Holyoke as the International Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke Children's Museum and Holyoke Merry-Go-Round participate in the...more

    D Street Dance Party at The Lawn on D

    Presented by The Lawn on D

    July 10, 2015

    Salsa In The Park www.salsainthepark.org comes to the Lawn on D with DJ Hernan, a music corner/drum and dance circle with special guest percussionist from NYC Nicky Laboy, a free salsa lesson with...more

    Free Fun Friday! at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation and Cape Cod Maritime Museum at Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Barnstable

    July 10, 2015

     

    For the seventh consecutive year, the Highland Street Foundation's "Free Fun Fridays", a summer program that provides no cost admission to 70 treasured cultural institutions...more

    Free Fun Friday! at the Danforth Museum of Art

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation and Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    July 10, 2015

    Visit Danforth Art on Friday, July 10 for art-making, Spotlight Talks, tours, gallery activities and more—for all ages and all for free—during our Free Fun Friday! Danforth Art...more

    Fair Verona Festivals: Free Community Arts Days

    Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and City of Boston

    July 11, 2015

    As part of its Shakespeare OFF the Common program, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has partnered with three Boys & Girls Clubs in Boston neighborhoods to curate open-air Fair...more

    Summer on the Emerald Necklace

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy and Friends of Jamaica Pond

    July 12, 2015

    Join us for a free concert series in the park on Sunday, July 12th! The Boston Landmarks Orchestra Ensemble will be performing at 6:00 pm at Pinebank, Jamaica Pond. Enjoy food...more

    The Art of Aquarellum

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    July 6 - July 12, 2015

    Mix your own watercolor hues to paint an animal mandala on heavy watercolor paper.  

    Projects are suitable for ages 8 through adult; some are suitable for younger children with an...more

    Box Village

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

    July 13, 2015

    Creativity and enthusiasm needed. We are turning cardboard boxes into the best toy ever! Join us for a community build using boxes to construct our very own Children’s Museum Village.


    Cambridge Arts Summer in the City: Little Groove

    Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

    July 13, 2015

    Children will use their bodies and voices to sing along to catchy songs that help them build important motor and social skills. They will also have fun using real instruments such as drums,...more

    Mini Makers

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

    July 14, 2015

    Are you ready to take everyday materials to a whole new altitude? For this Mini Makers event, we’ll be exploring different flying machines and giving children an opportunity to design, build,...more

    Opening Night: Rhapsody in Green

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    July 15, 2015

    Mysteries of the sea resonate in Debussy’s La Mer and Hovhaness’sAnd God Created Great Whales, a work featuring actual whale songs. Hometown favorite Jayne West performs Berklee...more

    Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory at South Shore Conservatory, Hingham

    July 15, 2015

    South Shore Conservatory’s Wacky Wednesdays family concert series welcomes Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys back to the Jane Carr Amphitheater. Wacky Wednesdays audiences are still...more

    Amazing Bugs

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton

    July 15, 2015

    Our insect friends will be the focus at the Children’s Museum in Easton for the Amazing Bugs Drop-in Day on Wednesday July 15th. So, let’s bug out together from 10am-3pm as we explore, create,...more

    Petting Zoo

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

    July 16, 2015

    Make way for ducklings, bunnies, chickens, and so much more! On July 16th from 10am-3pm the Children’s Museum in Easton will be having some of your favorite animals stopping by. Farm Visits is...more

    Free Fun Friday! at the Cape Ann Museum

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum and Highland Street Foundation at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    July 17, 2015

    The Cape Ann Museum will be free and open to the public as part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Friday. Free Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most...more

    Free Fun Friday! at the Fitchburg Art Museum

    Presented by Fitchburg Art Museum and Highland Street Foundation at Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg

    July 17, 2015

    Throughout the day there will be exhibits, tours, studio activities, and performances.

     


    Free Fun Friday! at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Presented by Tower Hill Botanic Garden and Highland Street Foundation

    July 17, 2015

    Free Fun Friday at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Gardening / Horticulture - Other


    D Street Dance Party at The Lawn on D

    Presented by The Lawn on D

    July 17, 2015

    Electronic Pop & Techno meets Dancehall featuring with DJ Ethan K, MetaMovements dancers and party starters, live vocal performances and line dance


    Free Fun Friday! at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    July 17, 2015

    What’s better than a Friday in the summer? A free Friday in the summer! Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on July 17, 2015, for tours, art, and more—all for free—during our...more

    Free Fun Friday! at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum

    Presented by Larz Anderson Auto Museum and Highland Street Foundation

    July 17, 2015

    After a highly popular and successful first time participation as a Free Fun Friday venue last year, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum is proud to participate once again as a venue. The Museum will...more

    Free Fun Friday! Children's Museum in Easton

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 17, 2015

    The Children’s Museum in Easton will be participating on Friday, July 17. For more information and a full schedule, please visit http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html....more

    The Jungle Book by Joseph Robinette, based on The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    June 20 - July 18, 2015

    The Jungle Book - By Joseph Robinette, based on The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling

    A classic comes vividly to life in the story of Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves,...more

    Tall Tales! Stories and Songs from Old New England

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    July 15 - July 18, 2015

    by Brad Shur and Chris Monti

    Have you ever wanted to sing along with a sea shanty? Or dive deep into a fox's den? Then come along on this whirlwind tour of New England's tallest...more

    Play Day

    at The Lawn on D, Boston

    July 18, 2015

    Inspired by the great success of The Lawn on D’s acclaimed Swing Time, Play Day brings together some of the country’s most creative play sculptures, games and interactive activities. Dedicated...more

    3rd Annual Boston Urban Arts Festival

    Presented by Save Our Streets-Boston, Inc. at Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park, Boston

    July 18, 2015

    The Urban Arts Festival is a free event to display and encourage the arts within the Boston community and promote positive creative outlets among its youth to prevent violence, all while...more

    ArtBeat 2015: LOOPS

    Presented by Somerville Arts Council at Davis Square, Somerville

    July 17 - July 18, 2015

    Come join us for ArtBeat 2015: LOOPS

    Location: Davis Square, Somerville Fri, July 17 6 – 10 PM & Sat, July 18 11 AM- 6 PM

    This year's festival and theme is Loops. ...more

    The Art of Sand Collage

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    July 13 - July 19, 2015

    Create an 11 x 14 textured canvas for your wall that shows fun summer scenes of sailboats, dolphins, city skylines, and more.

     Projects are suitable for ages 8 through adult; some are...more

    Neverland Theatre's Broadway Kids Revue

    Presented by Neverland Theatre

    July 17 - July 20, 2015

    Neverland Theatre’s Broadway Kid’s Revue

    Neverland Theatre’s popular Broadway Kid’s Revue is back! Don’t miss this talented all youth cast as they perform favorite songs from...more

    Boston Ballet School Summer Children’s Program for ages 3-7

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

    July 13 - July 23, 2015

     North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

    July 13-23

    Ballet Stories (ages 3-4): Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

    Ballet Journeys (ages 5-7):...more

    Music Moves: Keyboard Games (4-6 years)

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    July 6 - July 23, 2015

    This is a great introduction to our “Music Moves” class offered in both terms of the school year. Piano classes include singing, chanting, moving, responding to musical patterns, creating at...more

    U R a Star!

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    July 6 - July 23, 2015

    With a focus on contemporary vocal styles, including pop, rock, country, and more, students will learn basic breathing exercises, vocal anatomy, breath support, control, diction and vocal...more

    Free Fun Friday! Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Presented by Arnold Arboretum and Highland Street Foundation at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston

    July 24, 2015

    Come to the Arboretum on July 24, 2015 and enjoy FREE activities from10 am to 3 pm, part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays program. 

    At the...more

    The Great Red Ball Rescue

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    July 22 - July 25, 2015

    by Faye Dupras

    Red alert! A family trip to the beach goes awry when a young boy's favorite red ball gets whisked away by the tides. Can he summon the courage to get it back? Join...more

    Boston Summer Arts Weekend 2015

    Presented by WGBH and The Boston Globe at Copley Square, Boston

    July 25 - July 26, 2015

    On the weekend of July 25-26, The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are once again coming together to host Boston Summer Arts Weekend. Just like last year, we plan to bring together some of the...more

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