September Community Calendar

September Community Calendar Events

 

The Big E

Event Date: Friday, September 15, 2017-Sunday, October 1, 2017

Time: 8AM-10PM

Address: 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA, 01089

For More Information: http://www.thebige.com/

Kick off the fall season at the Big E. Each fall, vendors and entertainers from all over the country participate in the ninth largest fair in North America. The Big E offers top name entertainment, thrill shows, the Avenue of States, animals, shopping and more!

Ticket Prices vary. Parking is $10.

Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day! Everyday Engineering: Sinking Ships

Event Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Time: 2PM-4:30PM

Location: The Children’s Discovery Museums

For More Information: http://discoverymuseums.org/event/celebrate-talk-pirate-day-everyday-engineering-sinking-ships

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day the only way you can, like a pirate! Use everyday materials to build your own pirate ship, and then put it to the test to see how much treasure it can carry.

This event is free with regular museum admission.

Reciprocity Collaborative Featuring Tony Schemmer

Event Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time: 5PM-6:30PM

Location: William I. Koch Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

For More Information: http://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/reciprocity-features-tony-schemmer

Join internationally renowned composer, Tony Schemmer, for a night of contemporary music. In order truly experience his work, Schemmer believes that it needs to be performed often. Because of that, there will be two, back to back, performances where you’ll enjoy gallery talks, dance and humor in art.

This event is free with regular museum admission.

Doggy Days: Out for a Walk

Event Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time: 10AM – 11Am

Location: Children’s Discovery Museums

Address: 177 Main St, Acton, MA

For More Information: http://discoverymuseums.org/event/doggy-days-out-walk-1

If you’re a dog lover, come meet Abby, a certified Therapy Dog from the Pets & People Foundation! Learn the importance of exercise for dogs by taking Abby for a walk on her leash.

Event is free with admission.

Third Thursdays: #ThrowbackThursday

Event Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time: 5:30PM-9PM

Location: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

For More Information: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/7737

Go back in time as the Gardner celebrates ten years of Third Thursdays. Guests will enjoy playful performances and hand-on art making that will bring you into the past.

Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students and free for those 18 and under.

Autumn Jazz Soiree

Event Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Location: North End Prado, Paul Revere Mall

Address: 16 Charter St, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.bostoncharityevents.org/events/autumn-jazz-soiree/

Join neighbors, friends, and other art lovers for an evening filled with music, food, and drinks! Proceeds from the event will support the North End Music & Performing Arts Center, and their goals to improve lives by providing quality music and arts programming to the North End and neighboring communities.

Tickets are available online today.

The Healing Power of Art

Event Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time: 6PM-11PM

Location: Liquid Art House

For More Information: http://www.bostoncharityevents.org/events/healing-power-art/

Immerse your eyes, ears and even taste buds at the Liquid Art House. As part of Casa Myrna’s 40th anniversary, enjoy live music, food and tours of the main art collection. Other activities include a pop-up collection specially selected for this event, silent auctions and more!

Admission is $35. All proceeds will benefit Casa Myrna’s services for survivors of domestic and dating violence.

MFA Music: ETHEL

Event Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Location: Museum of Fine Arts

Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

For More Information:

http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/ethel

Head to the Museum of Fine Arts for a performance from ETHEL! ETHEL is a string quartet that pays special homage to women making their marks in the music world in the 21st century. This is one performance you won’t want to miss!

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

Event Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 12PM – 4PM

Location: The Elms, Rosecliff & Marble House

Address: 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

For More Information: http://www.newportmansions.org/events/wine-and-food-festival/tickets-events

Enjoy a wine and food tasting at the beautiful Newport Mansions! The weekend will feature a two-day grand tasting of hundreds of wines, celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations, educational seminars, a jazz brunch, and much more! This is one weekend of elegance you won’t want to miss.

Tickets are available online today.

Make a Mess: Kitchen Chemistry

Event Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

Time: 2PM-3:30PM

Location: The Children’s Discovery Museum

For More Information: http://discoverymuseums.org/event/make-mess-kitchen-chemistry-1

Become a chemist by using materials found in your kitchen. Try some experiments that show color changing properties of common household ingredients.

This event is free with regular museum admission.

Nara Fall Family Camp Out

Event Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 – Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: Friday at 3:30PM – Saturday at 9AM

Location: NARA Park

Address: 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton, MA

For More Information: http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/nature/p49832.php

Register online starting August 10 for the fall family camp out at NARA Park! Enjoy a spectacular night under the stars by pitching your own tent or bringing a pop-up trailer. There will be a campfire, flashlight tag, storytelling by the fire, and more!

The Hungry Caterpillar at Edaville

Event Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 – Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 10AM-5PM

Location: Edaville Family Theme Park

For More Information: http://www.edaville.com/events/hungry-caterpillar-0

Meet your favorite caterpillar at Edaville! The beloved children’s book character, the hungry caterpillar, will meet guests throughout the day.

Guests who donate gently used books will receive 50% off full priced 4 & over admission to the park.

48th Annual Cape Cod Scallop Fest

Event Date: Friday, September 22, 2017-Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: Friday & Saturday 11AM-9PM and Sunday 11AM-6PM

Location: Cape Cod Fairgrounds

Address: 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth, MA

For More Information: http://www.capecodscallopfest.com/

The Scallop Festival returns for three delicious days. Events include fried scallop and chicken dinners, an arts and crafts show, live entertainment, children’s rides and activities and so much more.

This event happens rain or shine.

Tickets are $22 for the fried scallop dinner and $20 for the herb-roasted chicken dinner.

Boston Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Kids Ride

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 8AM-12PM

Location: Pope John Paul II Park

Address: Gallivan Blvd, MA 02124

For More Information: http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/biking/p46796.php

Join PMC for their third annual Kids Ride. Children from all over will gather to ride for a cure.

Minimum fundraising amount of $25 is required. All funds raised will go towards the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Island Run

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: Boat will depart from Boston at 9AM and return at 12:30PM. Race will begin at 10AM.

Location: Spectacle Island

For More Information: http://islandrun.boston.com/

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Island Run is coming back for its fourth year! There will be two separate races: a 5-miler and a 5K. Both races will end with a celebration including food, drinks, and an award ceremony.

5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 10AM-12PM

Location: Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02135

For More Information: http://www.bostoncharityevents.org/events/5k-runwalk-suicide-prevention/

Come run or walk in this 5K event for a worthy cause. Families, teams, and individuals are welcome on this USA Track and Field-approved course. Enjoy refreshments, a family festival, prizes, and kid-friendly activities. Proceeds will be donated to Samaritans, a nonprofit organization that aims to reduce the risk of suicide through helplines, education and support services.

Help Samaritans reach their fundraising goal of $400,000 this year.

Plein-Air Painting

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 10AM-12:30PM

Location: Chestnut Hill Farm

For More Information: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/greater-boston/event-34977.html?srregion=&srrelated_property=154995286&srevent_type=&dateType=srevent_start_date&srstartDate=08%2F20%2F2017&srendDate=09%2F30%2F2017&x=31&y=13

What’s better than being in the great outdoors? Creating it! This paint class gives veteran and beginner painters the chance to paint the landscape of Chestnut Hill Farm. A local artist will be onsite to guide participants, step-by-step, in creating their own masterpiece while learning new skills along the way.

Registration is $60 for Trustees members and $75 for non-members. Registration fees include all materials.

Pre-registration is required.

Peace of Mind World Record Event

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 10AM-1PM

Location: Boston Common

For More Information: http://csrpeaceofmind.org/

Join the Children Services of Roxbury in setting the world record for the largest human peace sign.  This record setting event is part of their new campaign, Peace of Mind. This campaign raises awareness about their services, including family needs, behavioral health services, early childhood education and more.

Hay Bale Hangout

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 10AM-2PM

Location: Appleton Farms

For More Information: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/north-shore/event-33444.html?srregion=&srrelated_property=57425162&srevent_type=&dateType=srevent_start_date&srstartDate=&srendDate=&x=39&y=18

Start off the fall season by exploring the wonders that farms have to offer. Collect eggs, feed sheep, meet bunnies and more as you walk around and experience the life of a farmer. Other events include spinning wool bracelets, brushing goats, and farm story time.

Tickets are $5 for Trustees member children and $10 for non-member children. This event is cash only.

Phantom Gourmet Food Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 12PM – 4PM

Location: Lansdowne and Ipswich Street

For More Information: http://foodfest.phantomgourmet.com/

This delicious event will allow participants to sample 100 of Phantom Gourmet’s favorite foods right in the heart of Boston! Grab your family and friends for a day filled with good food and good times.

Tickets are available online today.

Fall Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 12PM – 5PM

Location: Gore Place

Address: 52 Gore St, Waltham, MA

For More Information: http://goreplace.org/event/fall-festival-2/

Celebrate the start of fall at Gore Place! Enjoy live music from a variety of local bands, as well as games, puppet shows, and a pumpkin drop. Visitors that are 21+ can also enjoy a craft brew. What better way to celebrate the coming of fall?

Pasture to Plate Cheese Making Tour

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 3:30PM-4:30PM

Location: Appleton Farms

For More Information: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/north-shore/event-33423.html?srregion=&srrelated_property=57425162&srevent_type=&dateType=srevent_start_date&srstartDate=08%2F20%2F2017&srendDate=09%2F30%2F2017&x=40&y=14

Get an in depth look at how Appleton Farms makes their delicious, farm fresh cheeses. Beginning in the pastures, guests will see the stages of the cheese making process including rotational grazing, milking and seeing the cheese caves.

Registration is $12 for Trustees members and $20 for non-members.

Tonics on the Housatonic

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 5PM – 7PM

Location: Bartholomew’s Cobble

Address: Sheffield, MA

For More Information:

http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/berkshires/event-35006.html?srpage=4

Enjoy a beautiful hike on the Ledges Trail that ends with an herb-infused cocktail tasting! Cocktails will be made with locally-gown herbs and local gin and vodka from Berkshire Mountain Distillery.

Event is $12 for Trustees members and $20 for non-members.

Family Owl Prowl

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Location: Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Address: 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA

For More Information: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=1:program_code=53599

Practice owl calls, learn about their unique adaptations, and meet some of the owls that live at the museum! Activities will be followed by a night hike to search for owls and other nocturnal life. Cost of the event is $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

Notchview Starry Nights: Star Gazing with Arunah Hill

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Location: Notchview

Address: Windsor, MA

For More Information:

http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/berkshires/event-33693.html?srpage=4

Because of its elevation, Notchview is one of the best places to enjoy star-studded skies! Join volunteers from Arunah Hill to explore the dark night, planets, and stars.

Event is free for Trustees members and $5 for non-members.

Fluff Festival 2017

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Location: Union Square, Somerville MA 02143

For more information: http://www.flufffestival.com/

Participate in this exciting event as the Fluff Festival celebrates the 100th anniversary of the invention of Fluff. Enjoy a plethora of activities such as musical performances, Fluff-themed games, and even a cooking contest. There will be plenty of demonstrations and activities following the theme of discovery as families learn how to make new Fluff-based foods.

Visit http://www.flufffestival.com/ for information on how to get there and a schedule of activities.

In order to participate in the cooking contest, registration is required.

National Free Museum Day

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Location: Varies

For More Information: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/faq/

Enjoy a day of free entry to the Smithsonian Institute and over thirty different museums nationwide. To download your ticket, which provides free entry for you and one guest, visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/tickets/ starting Friday August 25. Take advantage of this opportunity to discover and learn about different cultures of many eras at no cost.

Visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum-day-live-2017/ to see which museums are participating in your area.

2017 Seacoast Century Bicycle Weekend

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 7AM – 5PM

Location: Hampton Beach

Address: Hampton Beach State Park, Hampton, MA

For More Information:

http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/2017-seacoast-century-bicycle-weekend

The 2017 Seacoast Century Weekend will consist of 2 days of great rides along the beautiful New England seacoast. The event will have rest stops, rider support and mechanics, t-shirts, and food to enjoy at the finish line! There will be a 100 mile, 65 mile, 50 mile, and 25 mile ride.

2nd Annual Walk for the Love of Edie

Event Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 7AM – 11AM

Location: Lynch Park

Address: Beverly, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-walk-for-the-love-of-edie-tickets-35973069419

The 2nd Annual Walk for Edie will celebrate the memory of Edie and bring the community together. The walk will take place along one of Edie’s favorite routes in Beverly, MA. Proceeds will be used to support future walks and events, and support annual scholarships in Edie Black’s name.

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Event Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 7AM – 10PM

Location: Copley Square

Address: Boston, MA

For More Information:

http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/boston-marathon-jimmy-fund-walk–2

The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk supports adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  It is the only other event that uses the official marathon name and the 26.2-mile marathon course. Participants can choose from different route options.

Admission to the event is free, but walkers commit to raise a minimum of $300.

Touch a Truck

Event Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Location: The Professional Center for Child Development

Address: 32 Osgood St, Andover, MA

For More Information: http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/special/p52834.php

Enjoy a day of fun with the Professional Center for Child Development! The kids will love this hands-on event, where they will have the opportunity to explore, climb, and touch trucks and emergency response vehicles.

Admission to the event is free.

7th Annual Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Event Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 11AM

Location: The Charles River Center, Paul D. Merritt Building, 59 East Militia Heights Road, Needham, MA 02492

For More Information: http://www.charlesrivercenterroadrace.com/

Come run or walk in this can’t miss event as the Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk for its 7th annual race. All proceeds will be donated to benefit over 900 children and adults with developmental disabilities who are supported by the Center. With the option to run or walk a 5K or 1 mile track, this event will be flexible to your needs while promising an enjoyable experience outdoors.

Visit the official site at http://www.charlesrivercenterroadrace.com for more information and registration details.

All participants must pay a registration fee.

Taste of Downtown Crossing

Event Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 12PM – 3PM

Location: Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA

For More Information:

http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/food/p52881.php

The 2nd annual Taste of Downtown Crossing will showcase the diverse food, culture, and entertainment of the area! Enjoy wine and beer, live music, culinary demonstrations, activities for children, and more.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Allston Village Street Fair

Event Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 12PM – 6PM

Location: Harvard Avenue in Allston

For More Information:

http://allstonvillagestreetfair.com/index.html

Celebrate the diversity of Allston-Brighton at the Allston Village Street Fair! The event will feature live music, food, a vendors market, an amusement area, giveaways, and much more.

Endless Summer Concert

Event Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 2PM – 6PM

Location: The Stevens-Coolidge Place

Address: 137 Andover St, North Andover, MA

For More Information: http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/endless-summer-concert

The Endless Summer Concert is a full day of family fun and music to top off the summer! Enjoy food and drinks from vendors while listening to hits from the bands The Country Hits, Cuban Roots, Rock & Reggae Fusion band, and Los Sugar Kings.

Admission is $12 for trustees members and $20 for nonmembers. Free for kids.

Bread Making Workshop

Event Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 4PM – 6PM

Location: The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market

Address: 100 Hanover St, Boston, MA

For More Information:

http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/food/p52949.php

Join experts from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts for a hands-on bread making workshop! Learn the sciences and traditions behind each step as you make a classic sourdough bread. While you work you will be able to sample other breads baked by the Boston Public Market and local cheeses from Appleton Farms.

Cost of the event is $36 for Trustees members and $45 for non-members.

New England Aquarium Touch Tank

Event Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time: 11AM – 2PM

Location: The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market

Address: 100 Hanover St, Boston, MA

For More Information:

https://bostonpublicmarket.org/happenings

Educators from the New England Aquarium are coming to the KITCHEN to help you learn all about seafood! Engage with live ocean animals while learning about how seafood is caught and what seafoods are the best choices.

Waiting Rooms

Event Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Time: 7PM – 10:30PM

Location: Museum of Science

Address: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://mos.org/public-events/waiting-rooms

Waiting Rooms is a game that explores bureaucracy, immigration, economic inequality, and the systemization of contemporary life. Wander from room to room and face situations in each one that will require difficult choices. Your choices will create your own story!

Event is for adults ages 18+

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

Event Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Time: Various

Location: Old Sturbridge Village

For More Information: http://www.sleepyhollowosv.org/

After last year’s sold-out run, the Sleepy Hollow Experience returns to Old Sturbridge Village. Guests will become fully immersed in the story as they are guided through the Village’s countryside. Come face-to-face with Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, and possibly the headless horseman!

This event runs Wednesday-Sundays through October 29, 2017.

Ticket prices and times vary.

College Night at the Museum of Science

Event Date: Friday, September 29, 2017

Time: 5PM-9PM

Location: Museum of Science, Boston

For More Information: https://www.mos.org/public-events/college-night

College students take over the Museum of Science to kick off the semester in a fun and exciting way. With a valid college ID, students get to experience the museum for free! Included in the admission are all of the exhibits, the Theatre of Electricity, live animal shows and a unique version of the Boston Duck Tours.

Harpoon Octoberfest

Event Date: Friday, September 29, 2017 – Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time:

Friday 5:30PM – 11PM

Saturday 1PM – 7PM

Location: Harpoon Brewery

Address: 306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA

For More Information:

https://www.harpoonbrewery.com/events/2017-harpoon-octoberfest-464

Bring your family and friends to celebrate 28 years of Octoberfest! This German celebration will be filled with beer, bratwurst, music, dancing, and more! This is one weekend you won’t want to miss.

Event is 21+

Boston Walk for PKD

Event Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time:

Registration at 9AM

Kids Dash at 10AM

Walk begins at 10:30AM

Location: Artesani Park

Address: 1255 Soldier’s Field Road, Brighton, MA

For More Information: http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/fundraiser/p52739.php

Join the PKD Foundation for the 2017 Walk for PKD! PKD is a very common, life-threatening disease that impacts both adults and children. The event will include a Penny Kids Dash and a 2.8 mile walk!

Hay Bale Hangout

Event Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time: 10AM-2PM

Location: Appleton Farms

For More Information: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/north-shore/event-33444.html?srregion=&srrelated_property=57425162&srevent_type=&dateType=srevent_start_date&srstartDate=&srendDate=&x=39&y=18

Start off the fall season by exploring the wonders that farms have to offer. Collect eggs, feed sheep, meet bunnies and more as you walk around and experience the life of a farmer. Other events include spinning wool bracelets, brushing goats, and farm story time.

Tickets are $5 for Trustees member children and $10 for non-member children. This event is cash only.

Hilltown Paint Out

Event Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Location: William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Address: Cummington, MA

For More Information:

http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/pioneer-valley/event-33689.html?srpage=5

Painters of all levels are invited to the William Cullen Bryant Homestead to paint the beautiful landscapes! All of the artwork will be put on display at the Homestead throughout the month of October.

Event is $5 for Trustees members and $10 for non-members.

College Fest at City Hall Plaza

Event Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time: 12PM-5PM

Location: City Hall Plaza

For More Information: http://collegefest.com/events/collegefest-city-hall-plaza/

If you’re a college student and you love free stuff, this is the perfect event for you. Head over to City Hall Plaza for College Fest! Enjoy free giveaways, live music, photo ops and more! Brands in attendance include L.L. Bean, Uber, GrubHub and more!

This event is free with a valid college ID.

Pasture to Plate Cheese Making Tour

Event Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time: 3:30PM-4:30PM

Location: Appleton Farms

For More Information: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/north-shore/event-33423.html?srregion=&srrelated_property=57425162&srevent_type=&dateType=srevent_start_date&srstartDate=08%2F20%2F2017&srendDate=09%2F30%2F2017&x=40&y=14

Get an in depth look at how Appleton Farms makes their delicious, farm fresh cheeses. Beginning in the pastures, guests will see the stages of the cheese making process including rotational grazing, milking and seeing the cheese caves.

Registration is $12 for Trustees members and $20 for non-members.