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    Circus Smirkus 2014 Big Top Tour

    Presented by Circus Smirkus

    July 21 - July 23, 2014

    Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! Kids – ages 10 to 18 – are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more. This is the circus featured on the Disney Channel, the circus that The New York Times called “exuberant” and “joyful.” This year, it's all hands on deck as we dive into another season with Circus Smirkus. This ...more


    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....more

    The Hanover Theatre's Youth Summer Program presents Footloose

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    July 25 - July 26, 2014

    One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory, Footloose bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town,...more

    Circus Smirkus 2014 Big Top Tour

    Presented by Circus Smirkus at Gore Place

    July 25 - July 27, 2014

    Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! Kids – ages 10 to 18 – are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more. This is the circus...more

    Kid Days at the Woods Hole Film Festival

    Presented by Woods Hole Film Festival at Redfield Auditorium at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

    July 27, 2014

    THE BOXCAR CHILDREN is based on one of the best selling children's books of all time! A touching tale of family togetherness targeted to kids ages four to twelve.

    The film explores...more

    FIGMENT Boston

    Presented by FIGMENT Boston at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

    July 26 - July 27, 2014

    FIGMENT Boston is returning for a fifth year of fun and revelry on the Rose Kennedy Greenway! Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island, what began as a few thousand enthusiasts...more

    Lowell Folk Festival

    Presented by Lowell Folk Festival

    July 25 - July 27, 2014

    The 28th Annual Lowell Folk Festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children's activities.  For more information visit...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Longwood Symphony

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Longwood Symphony Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    July 30, 2014

    The acclaimed orchestra of Boston’s medical community, Longwood Symphony,  is one of the Landmarks Orchestra’s longest running...more

    Bigfoot

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

    July 31, 2014

    Have you ever spotted the elusive Bigfoot? Come learn about nature and the animals that share the wilderness with him, make a diorama he’d be happy to call home, and...more

    Summer Day Camp

    Presented by PluggedIn Teen Band Program

    July 7 - August 1, 2014

    Plugged In’s Music That Matters Summer Session includes all the most popular parts of our Spring and Fall Sessions including band class, songwriting workshops, offsite events, and...more

    Big Picture Art House Summer Workshopsi

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    July 21 - August 1, 2014

     July 21st and July 28th: Two-week Fiction Film: Students will learn screenplay structure, story development, directing, acting, filming and editing. This year's fiction class is two...more

    Woods Hole Film Festival

    Presented by Woods Hole Film Festival at Redfield Auditorium at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

    July 26 - August 2, 2014

    The 23rd Annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands, offers a stimulating blend of activities for filmmakers and film lovers set in a magnificent...more

    Fun with Butterflies & Dragonflies

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    July 27 - August 2, 2014

    Discover the amazing number of dragonflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! Just what is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Learn how to attract these beautiful animals...more

    13th Annual Bang on a Can Festival

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

    July 16 - August 2, 2014

    From Wednesday, July 16, through Saturday, August 2, Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present the 13th annual Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA. The three-week long festival is dedicated...more

    The Sgt. Pepper Project

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

    July 21 - August 3, 2014

    The Sgt. Pepper Project Perform The Beatles’ Greatest Album from Beginning to End.

    Are you a Beatles fan? Have you always wanted to sing and play an entire album with friends and...more

    The Sound of Music

    Presented by New Bedford Festival Theatre at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

    July 25 - August 3, 2014

    To celebrate its 25th Season of bringing the best of Broadway to Southern New England, Festival Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC –...more

    Ice Cream and...Frogs, Fireflies, Bats...

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    July 8 - August 5, 2014

    What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids...more

    Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    August 4 - August 8, 2014

      August 4th: Docudrama Week: This week students combine documentary film with acting and/or fiction film. We have lots of fun interacting with the public and creating our own type of social...more

    Family Game Night in the Studio

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

    February 21 - August 15, 2014

     Game on! Once a month, Artbeat's studio transforms into a game room, with five different exciting games for all ages to play. Join us in fast-paced games that use color, language, logic,...more

    big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    August 11 - August 15, 2014

     August 11th: Travel Photo Week: Students will act like tourists around Boston capturing dynamic images. All lessons and reviews will take place at Big Picture teaching space and photo shoots...more

    Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    July 7 - August 15, 2014

    BIG PICTURE runs photo and film classes for youth in the Boston area. All photo classes are taught on professional digital SLR cameras supplied by our program. Classes include lessons at the Big...more

    Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

    Presented by Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

    August 16 - August 17, 2014

    The 8th annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a FREE two-day festival that will include a 21-plus beer garden, an artisan’s fair, a kids tent, free music-education classes and more. Rain or...more

    10th Annual Summer Artisans Market

    Presented by Lexington Arts and Crafts Society at Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

    July 26 - August 17, 2014

    Original arts and crafts created by artists from our Guilds including: Ceramics, Painters, Polymer-Clay and Beaders, Needle Arts, Decorative Arts, Photography, Woodworkers, and Metalworkers...more

    Zentangle Club

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

    October 24, 2013 - August 18, 2014

    Join us for Zentangle Club! Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, and provides...more

    Arts in the Park

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

    August 19, 2014

    United South End Settlements’ Children’s Art Centre presents, the 10th annual Arts in the Park!

    This hands-on event will showcase the artistic talents of artists and...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

    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.


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Finding Neverland

    Presented by American Repertory Theater

    July 23 - September 28, 2014

    Based on the Miramax film by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the real-life relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't...more

    Berenstain Bears

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    October 4, 2014

     Currently engaged in a critically-acclaimed, sold out off-Broadway run in NYC, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is hitting the road. Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear,...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER 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

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