January Community Calendar Events
First Night First Day Boston 2017
Event Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016-Sunday, January 1, 2017
Time: 6PM (Saturday) – 4PM (Sunday)
Location: Copley Square & Boston Common
Address: 138 St. James Ave., Boston, MA
For More Information: http://www.firstnightboston.org/
Enjoy this two-day, city-wide celebration that features family-friendly activities including a parade, a pyrotechnics show, ice sculptures, performances and much more! All these activities lead up to the “Copley Countdown;” the countdown to the New Year.
This event is free for all. For a full list of events, visit the above website.
First Friday Nights Free!
Event Date: Friday, January 6, 2017
Location: The Discovery Museums
Address: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA
For More Information: http://www.discoverymuseums.org/event/first-friday-night-free-2
Enjoy free admission to both museums of Friday, January 6th as well as Discovery Woods (while it is still light out)! Visit your favorite hand-on exhibits with the whole family! Non-perishable food items will be accepted and donated to local food pantries.
Event Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017
Location: South Shore YMCA- Quincy Branch
Address: 79 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA
Kick off the New Year at the 6th Annual 5K Road Race through Quincy! All ages are welcome. There will be a post-race celebration at the Quincy Y Briggs Family Field House. Enjoy family activities and more!
Tickets vary in price and can be purchased at the above website. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA’s Change a Life Fund.
New England Auto Show
Event Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017-Monday, January 16, 2017
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Address: 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA
For More Information: http://www.bostonautoshow.com/
The biggest auto show in New England is coming to Boston! The New England International Auto Show will showcase the newest models of imported and domestic vehicles, ranging from cars and vans to trucks. Factory and dealer representatives will also be on hand to answer questions and assist in the decision making process.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. For a full list of times, visit the above website.
MLK Concert and Tribute
Event Date: Monday, January 16, 2017
Location: Faneuil Hall
For More Information: http://maah.org/images/MLK2016flyer.png
Join the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra for a day of classical music, freedom songs and a sing-along to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. There will also be a keynote speaker in the Great Hall upstairs at Faneuil Hall.
This event is free to all.
Bellyful of Laughs Comedy Night
Event Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Location: Anthony’s of Malden
Address: 105 Canal Street, Malden
For More Information: http://www.bostoncharityevents.org/events/bellyful-laughs-comedy-night/
The eight annual “A Bellyfull of Laughs” which benefits the Meals on Wheels program is back to kick off the New Year! Join comedians Kelly MacFarland and Stephen Bjork for a night full of laughs.
Tickets for the event are $45 each. Order online at http://www.mves.org/events/bellyful-of-laughs-comedy-night/ or call 781-388-4822.
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: Carnival
Event Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Time: 2PM & 4PM
Location: The Center for Arts at the Armory
Address: 191 Highland Ave #1a, Somerville, MA
For More Information: http://cambridgesymphony.org/event/family-concert-carnival-of-the-animals/
It’s the annual family concert that will bring joy to all ages. Carnival of the Animals will introduce families to a range of animals from lions and elephants to kangaroos and swans. Enjoy musical depictions of these animals and many more!
Tickets for the performance range from $5-$15.
Go Behind the Scenes at the Theater of Electricity
Event Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017
Location: Museum of Science, Theater of Electricity
Address: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA
For More Information: https://mos.org/public-events/go-behind-the-scenes-at-the-theater-of-electricity
Visit one of the most iconic attractions at the Museum of Science for a night of mind-blowing science! The Theater of Electricity will be open for exploration. Enjoy demonstrations including lightning flashes like you’ve never seen before!
Separate ticket is required for this event.