April Community Calendar

April Community Calendar Events:

Velocity Engineering Lab at the Discovery Museum

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/exhibit/velocity-112-42819

Balls, ramps, jumps, loops—and physics fun! Race golf balls along winding, sloping, and looping tracks and explore how gravity, friction, speed, and acceleration affect the velocity and trajectory of moving objects.

Museum of Science: Wild Kratts Ocean Adventure

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1 Science Park, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.mos.org/exhibits/wild-kratts-ocean-adventure

Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure is a brand-new exhibition premiering at the Museum, immerses kids and adults in whole body explorations of ocean habitats and the fascinating creatures within them.

Using Wild Kratts technology and the powers of science and teamwork, visitors will join the Wild Kratts team to solve problems, help animals, and foil the villains’ nefarious plans.

Nature’s Superhero’s: Life at the Limits

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mos.org/exhibits/natures-superheroes?utm_source=SEM&utm_medium=Ad&utm_campaign=NSlimits

Many extraordinary species have developed unique (and often weird!) “superpowers” to overcome the challenges threatening their survival.

This captivating temporary exhibition lets you discover bizarre mating serenades, explore a mysterious cave environment where animals live without eyes, and investigate how a giant elephant seal can hold its breath for nearly two hours while diving a mile to find food.

CUBA

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Saturday, June 15, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mos.org/imax/cuba

Cuba tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time, yet poised on the cusp of dramatic change.

The nation’s vibrant culture, meticulously maintained colonial architecture, and pristine ecosystems provide a vivid window into the island’s history and spirit.

Cuba will transport you across breathtaking landscapes, under the ocean surface to iridescent reefs, and into streets pulsating with music and dance in the heart of Havana.

Mattress Firm Stores Host Pajama Dive for Boston-Area Foster Kids

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Location: All Mattress Firm locations in the Boston-Area

For More Information: https://www.mattressfirmfosterkids.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1018

All Mattress Firm stores in Boston are hosting a Pajama Drive, the first of three Mattress Firm Foster Kids donation drives in 2019 benefiting local foster youth and families. Now through Sunday, April 28, 2019, Mattress Firm will accept new pajamas and monetary contributions to give foster kids, age’s newborn to 17, the comfort and warmth of a new pair of pajamas. All proceeds will be donated to Children’s Service of Roxbury at the end of the drive. This program is organized by The Ticket to Dream Foundation.

M is for Museum: Preschool Fun at Wenham Museum

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Monday, April 15, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: 132 Main Street, Wenham, MA

For More Information: http://www.wenhammuseum.org/m-is-for-museum/

M is for Museum – Wenham Museum educators introduce young children to the world of museums in a fun interactive way, combining early literacy and socialization.

Targeted to children 3 years old and up, each session will focus on a particular part of the collection, an exhibit, or a seasonal theme.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Friday, December 20, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Location: 2 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://mgol.net/

An interactive story time that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Followed by free play.

Tot Shabbat

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Saturday, April 13, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: Beth Menachem Chabad, Newton, MA

For More Information: https://www.jewishnewton.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/3817764/jewish/Musical-Tot-Shabbat.htm

Join this Mommy & Me style meetup where you and your little ones can spend quality time together in a warm, Jewish environment!

You and your child will enjoy shaping and baking Challah and an interactive Shabbat themed music and movement class together with other parents, caregivers and tots.

Coolidge Corner Kids Shows

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: http://www.coolidge.org/programs/kids-shows

All shows start at 10:30 am. All presentations take place in 217-seat second floor theatre unless otherwise indicated; stroller parking is available in the downstairs lobby and the theater is fully accessible. Booster seats are also available for the tiny ones.

Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 9, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Davis Museum, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

For More Information: https://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/160581

The exhibition features some 160 works of art by 105 artists (about a third of them women) from twelve countries, including 24 born in the United States.

Among them are Ansel Adams, Olga Albizu, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Francis Alÿs, Gunther Gerzso, José Clemente Orozco, Roberto Matta, Ana Mendieta, Liliana Porter, Alice Rahon, and Grete Stern.

Refuting chronological or geo-specific formats, the exhibition is organized into thematic sections and embraces diversity—aesthetic, of course, but also in terms of the artists’ backgrounds, experiences, residences, and points of view—thereby pushing the concept of “Latin American art” almost to its conceptual limits.

Creative Zone

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, April 7, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Yachad Community Center, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2321/creativity-zone

The New England Yachad invites you to join them for a series of creative art workshops for ages 16-29. Three sessions will be taught by an educator from Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs. The series includes 4 sessions that include snacks, supplies and classes taught by trained instructors at a cost of $10. Check their website for details on programs for each sessions.

Gesher – For Friends in the South Area

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Location: Temple Sinai, 25 Canton Street, Sharon, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2280/gesher

Gesher is a social and informal educational program for adults ages 18 and older with disabilities. The event will include fun activities, Jewish holiday celebrations, and craft cooking community outings. Cost of the event is $36 for the year.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time: 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Yachad Community Center, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2322/meditation-and-mindfulness

Join the Yachad Community Center’s social work intern Julie Stevens, for a 30 minute taste of meditation and mindfulness. She will introduce different techniques each session. Sessions are free, and everyone is welcomed.

Story and Craft

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Friday, April 26, 2019

Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Square, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5c4c0418dabc323f00a017fa

The Central Library Branch of the Boston Public Library invites your children to a program full of stories and themed craft. This event is recommended for children 4-7 years old.

STEAM Crafternoon Playgroup at BPL West End

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Friday, December 20, 2019

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.downtownboston.org/explore-downtown-boston/downtown-boston-events-calendar/steam-crafternoon-playgroup/

Each STEAM Crafternoon, children have access to an abundance of art supplies, simple science manipulatives, and toys galore! Drop by the library to try out materials and meet friends.

Ideal for children of all ages. Groups and individuals welcome. This event takes place every Thursday afternoon at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Art Appreciation

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Yachad Community Center, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2307/art-appreciation-2019

The program on the Yachad Community Center combines many types of activities for all to enjoy! The exciting sessions will explore painting, weaving, art history, drawing, crafts and more. Cost for the program is $85 for the series, 30 sessions total.

SoWa First Fridays

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.sowaboston.com/sowa-first-fridays/

On the first Friday of every month, 200+ artists, galleries, shops and showrooms of the SoWa Art + Design District open their doors to the public for an evening of art, culture, and inspiration.

Meet the artists in their element, view the latest gallery exhibitions, shop small, and dine at one of SoWa’s world-class restaurants.

Movie Club

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Monday, May 20, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: New England Yachad, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2302/movie-club—winter-and-spring-series

Join them for the Spring Semester of Movie Club! Now recruiting new members ages 18-30! They will meet every week in their new, beautiful space in Brookline! Dinner will be served.

Providence Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Monday, November 18, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Congregation Beth Shalom, 275 Camp Street, Providence, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2295/providence-pizza-and-parsha

Join them for an inspiring discussion of the Parsha along with delicious freshly made pizza. This event is free, and open to ages 16 and older. Gluten free and dairy free pizza will also be available.

Self-Advocacy Group

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: New England Yachad, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2259/self-advocacy-group

Adults with disabilities ages 18+ are invited to join a fun and supportive group focused on learning and practicing self-advocacy skills. Dinner is included. Drop-ins welcome.

Brookline Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Cafe Eilat, 406 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2306/brookline-pizza-and-parsha-winter-spring-2019

Come enjoy pizza with some learning and fun activities. All are welcome! This is a free event.

Link20 Advocacy Group

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Yachad Community Center, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2311/link20-advocacy-group-spring-2019

Link20 is a global social movement led by a network of young activists, with and without disabilities. Their goal is to raise awareness on the right of people with disabilities to be fully included in society, and to strengthen young activists’ leadership skills and influence in promoting inclusion and social justice.

YAYA

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Yachad Community Center, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2301/yaya-2019

Join the monthly Yachad Young Adult Social Group! Each month they will have exciting activities in a fun, inclusive environment. Hang out with your friends and make new friends while enjoying activities like game shows, scavenger hunts, art projects and more.  Healthy dinner will be served. The free event welcomes ages 16-25.

North Shore Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Chelsea Jewish Life Care, 240 Lynnfield Street, Peabody, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2279/north-shore-pizza-and-parsha

Pizza and dessert will be served! Cost of the event is $2 per person, ages 16 and older.

South Area Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Monday, June 17, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Young Israel of Sharon, 100 Ames Street, Sharon, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2281/south-area-pizza-and-parsha

Join the New England Yachad and enjoy pizza with some learning and fun activities. The event invites ages 20 and older. This is a free event!

Rayim at Reyim

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington Street, Auburndale, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2266/rayim-at-reyim

Join them for their monthly lounge night for ages 25+ at Temple Reyim! They’ll have snacks, games and more fun!

Premiere Celebration: New Immigrant and Refugee Visions in Film

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, MA

For More Information: http://csfilm.org/events/upcoming-events/#31march

Join the event and celebrate the premiere of all ten documentary films by and about immigrants and refugees with Community Supported Film, and the New Immigrants and Refugee Visions filmmakers. Each event will feature five different films followed by audience discussion with the filmmakers and film subjects about the issues raised by the films.

Jack Bush: Radiant Abstraction

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, April 21, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/jack-bush-radiant-abstraction

The exhibition features three canvases spanning 10 years of Bush’s career, from 1964 through 1974, encapsulating the range of his late style and illustrating the artist’s development over the last decade of his life.

Lynne Schulte ‘At Water’s Edge’ Solo Exhibit Marblehead

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA

For More Information: https://calendar.artsboston.org/event/lynne-schulte-at-waters-edge-solo-exhibit-marblehead-arts-association/

Lynne Schulte’s exhibit “At Water’s Edge” asks you to come along and join her in appreciating the beauty of some of the wonderful waterside settings she has found to be inspirational to her work.

These paintings have their beginnings in multiple trips the artist took to Maine, as well as painting and photography sessions at local working waterfronts.

Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 51 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA

For More Information: https://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/waterloo-bridge/

Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process brings together nine stellar versions of Claude Monet’s well-known series of paintings depicting London’s Waterloo Bridge.

These paintings, which include WAM’s own 1903 version of the iconic London landmark, reveal the breadth of Monet’s emphasis on color, light, and density.

The exhibition gives viewers a rare opportunity to view an exceptional grouping of Monet’s paintings — made possible through loans from museum collections across the United States — and to examine closely the Impressionist’s artistic process.

Comics: Heroes, Myths, and Tales to Open at Boston Children’s Museum

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhibits-programs/exhibits/gallery

Boston Children’s Museum presents Comics: Heroes, Myths, and Tales featuring work from artists Jerel Dye, Raúl the Third, and the Boston Comics Roundtable. The exhibition invites visitors into the world of comics and exploring storytelling through images. The comics displayed represent a series of images created to tell a story, say something silly, or share an idea, with little or no text. The museum encourages visitors to share the adventures of creatures and characters both every day and fantastical.

Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 16, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/frida-kahlo-and-arte-popular?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs73ZrNzh4AIVgUSGCh3o8woWEAAYASAAEgL9sfD_BwE

Following the recent acquisition of Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) (1928), this is the MFA’s first exhibition on Frida Kahlo. It tightly focuses on Kahlo’s lasting engagements with arte popular, exploring how her passion for objects such as decorated ceramics, embroidered textiles, children’s toys, and devotional retablo paintings shaped her own artistic practice. A selection of Kahlo’s paintings—including important loans from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin—is brought together with representative examples of arte popular. Bringing fresh attention to Kahlo as an ambitious, ever-evolving painter, this exhibition also opens broader discussions about the influences of anonymous folk artists on famed modern painters.

Storytime at Buttonwood Park Zoo

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 425 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA

For More Information: https://www.bpzoo.org/whats-new/event/story-time/

Join them for Story Time in the Bear’s Den Cafe with the New Bedford Public Library every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Enjoy zoo-themed stories & a puppet show.

Konstantin Simun: The Sacred in the Profane

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 30, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA

For More Information: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/simun/

The Sacred in the Profane, curated by Fitchburg Art Museum Curator Lisa Crossman, offers a survey of Simun’s unique capacity to find iconographic forms in molded plastic and other consumer objects. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and exhibition Curator, Lisa Crossman will give remarks.

Jacques’ Menagerie: Hnizdovsky Prints from the Christina and George Gamota Collection

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, July 7, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: The Museum of Russian Icons, 230 Union Street, Clinton, MA

For More Information: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/upcoming-exhibitions/

The Museum of Russian Icons will be presenting: Jacques’ Menagerie: Hnizdovsky Prints from the Christina and George Gamota Collection, featuring works by acclaimed Ukrainian-American painter and print maker Jacques Hnizdovsky. The exhibition includes 40 of the artist’s iconic prints depicting animals, plants, cityscapes, and narrative scenes, alongside an early oil painting and several rarely seen early works.

Wild Designs at Peabody Essex Museum

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, August 4, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: East India Square, Salem, MA

For More Information: https://www.pem.org/exhibitions/wild-designs

Wild Designs features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems.

Explore bioinspired innovations in design, technology, and art that either model or engage nature to generate more sustainable solutions. The exhibition includes mixed media sculptures, artist installations and drawings, as well as design projects ranging from preliminary concepts to realized products and buildings.

All the World Is Here: The Invention of American Anthropology

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Saturday, August 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/all-the-world

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology celebrated its 150th anniversary year by opening All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology.

Unveiled within a beautifully restored 4th floor gallery, this new exhibition will feature an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, many on display for the very first time.

Birds of the World Gallery

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/birds-world-gallery

In celebration of these beaked and feathered marvels, the Harvard Museum of Natural History has opened the new Birds of the World gallery.

This exhibition is the culmination of months of cleaning and restoring mounted bird specimens from the ornithology collection of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, completely refurbishing antique cases, and redesigning the exhibit displays.

All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Monday, November 25, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Navy Yards, Charlestown, MA

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/exhibits/all-hands-on-deck/

All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812′ is a hands-on, minds-on exhibition where families can step into the shoes of a sailor by furling a sail, firing a canon, scrubbing a deck, and snoozing in a hammock.

Sailors from the past, represented in full-scale photographic cut outs, convey the emotional highs and lows of life at sea through first person narrative.

The exhibition is designed to encourage families to make personal connections and to promote conversation among family members about what each might have felt or done if he or she was a Constitution sailor in 1812.

Forbes House Museum Tours

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, December 1, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 215 Adams Street, Milton, MA

For More Information: http://www.forbeshousemuseum.org/visit/

Tours cover the 1870’s kitchen and the first and second floors of the house, and they last about 1 hour. With its interior restored to a circa 19th-century appearance, the house and the rooms are furnished with original objects owned and used by four generations of Forbes Family members dating back to the 1830’s.

Ecotarium Budding Scientists Program

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 22 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA

For More Information: https://www.ecotarium.org/events-activities/kids-programs

Curious little explorers (ages 4-6 years) conduct simple, safe, science and nature experiments in the EcoTarium’s Budding Scientists program.

Held on the first Thursday of every month, you and your child will learn basic scientific principles while having fun with hands-on activities.

Guided History Tours on the Esplanade

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 376 Boylston Street #503, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://esplanade.org/guidedtours/

There are countless stories behind Boston’s most iconic park and they want to share them with you!

The Esplanade Association’s free guided history tours will walk participants through the fascinating history of the Esplanade.

The guided tours last about an hour-and-a-half and cover about a mile of the Esplanade and over 150 years of history!

Drop-in Art Making at PEM

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, December 29, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: East India Square, Salem, MA

For More Information: https://www.pem.org/

Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm (and select Monday holidays), come to the Art & Nature Center galleries to investigate and create art inspired by the natural world.

Each month they explore a different scientific phenomenon and art-making process.

Sea Squirts – Ocean Babies: Programs for Children 2-4 yrs.

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Central Wharf, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.neaq.org/learn/for-families-teens/programs-by-age/sea-squirts/

Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration.

Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories and activities, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits.

Mapparium Tours

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/project/mapparium/

The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.

Behind the Scenes Tours at New England Aquarium

Event Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Central Wharf, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.neaq.org/exhibits/animal-encounters/behind-scenes-tour/

Learn exactly what it takes to run the New England Aquarium day to day. From making sure the animals are healthy to inspecting the tanks and introducing new animals into the exhibits, Aquarium biologists work hard every day to make sure the Aquarium runs smoothly. (After all, the animals still need to eat on weekends and holidays!)

Now it’s your chance to get a peek at the life behind the glass. Join an educator for a personalized behind-the-scenes tour of one of our many galleries. You will learn what the animals eat, how their tanks are maintained, how sick animals are nursed back to health, and other insider tidbits.

Conversations on Stopping Sexual Harassment

Event Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 1 New England Technology Boulevard, East Greenwich, RI

For More Information: https://stopsexualharassment.brownpapertickets.com/

The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island’s April “Cocktails and Conversations” event will highlight the current political and social implications of sexual harassment in our culture and different strategies to address it effectively. Reverand D.L. Helfer, panelist and a trans and queer minister says “We must end the rape culture that leads and affirms sexual harassment, now.” Other panelists include representative Teresa Tanzi, Nwando Ofokansi, and Vanessa Volz.

This event, part of an ongoing series on topics related to gender equity, features a diverse panel of experts that will share ideas about what we can do to stop pervasive sexual harassment and abuse. Cost of the event is $15-$20.

10th Anniversary Gala Target Cancer Foundation

Event Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: State Room, 60 State Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.targetcancerfoundation.org/gala/

The Target Cancer Foundation invites you to their 10th Anniversary Gala, located in a beautiful new venue overlooking Boston skyline and harbor. This year’s gala will unite hundreds of supporters, patients, caregivers, doctors, researchers, and advocacy partners around the common goal of raising awareness and funds to support Target Cancer Foundation’s rare cancer research and patient support programs. The event will feature live entertainment, a live and silent auction, and Island Creek Oysters.

Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation’s 3rd Annual Event

Event Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Law Firm of Prince, Lobel, and Tye LLP, 1 International Place, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://saritaandclairefoundation.org/events/

The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation invites you to their third Annual Event this April. This year’s events will present special guest, Rahsaan Hall, director of the Racial Justice Program in Massachusetts. He has been named one of Boston’s 100 most influential people of color. The foundation’s mission is to support people of color who are interested in careers in the justice system and Prosecutors. The event is free and will include cocktails for a great cause.

Sibling Connections Gala 2019

Event Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: More than Words Boston, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://sibling-connections.networkforgood.com/events/10653-sibling-connections-2019-gala

The Annual Gala hosted by Sibling Connections, make the August 2019 Camp to Belong Possible. They promise to deliver an exhilarating night full of food, drinks, music, dancing, live and silent auctions, and fun raffle prizes. This organization is designed to strengthen the sibling bond of children separated by foster care. Their mission is for every children who is placed in the foster care system to maintain the sibling bond and be surrounded by a community of caring people.

WAT Easter Egg Hunt

Event Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Grace Chapel Watertown, 525 Main Street, Watertown, MA

For More Information: https://www.grace.org/event/1302258-2019-04-06-wat-easter-egg-hunt/

Imagine an Easter egg hunt for children of all ages… with over 4,000 eggs!

Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to this free Eggstravaganza complete with face painting, bounce houses, music, caricatures, crafts, tasty treats, outdoor games, and much more. Create memories and start a new family tradition alongside Grace Chapel, Watertown as they host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 6th from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Boston Pride’s 2019 Spring Open House

Event Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Boston Pride Office, 12 Channel Street, Suite 503, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.bostonpride.org/fund/

Boston Pride will host its Spring Open House and invites all members of the community to attend. In this event, the recipients of the Boston Pride’s Community Fund and the winner of the Boston Pride 2019 Theme Logo will be announced. Since 2016, Boston Pride has awarded over $50,000 to 35 local grassroots organizations, supporting its mission of promoting social justice for the LGBTQ community. The 2019 Pride theme, “Looking Back, Loving Forward” will be formally introduced.

The Boston Pride board members will also present a preview of 2019 Pride Week celebrations. This event is free and open to the public.

Whitter’s 2019 Toast to Jim Judge

Event Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St James Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.wshc.org/event-registration/

Join the Whitter Street Health Center to honor a local leader and raise funds to support their mission, and share laughter at their annual Toast fundraising event. In the 2019 celebration, Whitter is exited to honor Jim Judge, Chairman, President and CEO of Ever source Energy. Under Jim’s leadership, Ever source is a socially and environmentally responsible organization. Judge is one of the most impressive executives in the energy industry, and Whittier is excited to honor him.

The funds collected will help Whittier to provide some of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in the city of Boston access to high quality, reliable and accessible health care and support services. For more than 85 years, about 30,000 of Boston’s most vulnerable residents have depended on the help provided by the Whittier Street Health Care.

Race to the Finish Line

Event Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Joe’s American Bar and Grill, 100 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://stfrancishouse.org/events/event/rtfl/

Race to the Finish Line is a marathon themed cocktail party for a 2019 marathon team to raise $85,000 towards the programs and services at St. Francis House. This marathon team is the 2019 St. Francis House Team. The program connects with individuals who are experiencing homelessness and poverty in our community.

North Shore Torah and Treats

Event Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 6:45 PM

Location: Chelsea Jewish Life Care, 240 Lynnfield Street, Peabody, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2319/north-shore-torah-and-treats

Join the New England Yachad and Chelsea Jewish Life Care as they welcome incredible speakers who will come lead thought provoking Torah conversations! The event will include delicious appetizers and desserts. The event invites ages 16 and older.

Bailemos! Dance for Youth

Event Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: State Room, 60 State Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.hydesquare.org/bailemos/

Dance the afternoon away while raising money for Hyde Square Task Force’s youth art program! The afternoon will begin with a chance to take lessons from incredible instructors. The lessons will then be followed by social dancing, activities for children, and a raffle with amazing prices! All ages and levels are welcome. Children 12 and under are free.

Reading King in Boston: A Public Reading of the Letter from Birmingham Jail

Event Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Boston City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA

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

In the middle of an anti-racism campaign in Birmingham, Alabama in 1964, Rev. King was arrested. He was also assailed by local clergy who rejected his presence in Birmingham. King’s response was the Letter from the Birmingham Jail, which became one of the nation’s most important theological statements on race and citizenship.

The Boston Mountain Top will be reading this document in the public square on its 55th anniversary of publication. They wish to create a more inclusive Boston that calls for full diversity and a commitment to justice, truth and racial reconciliation. The Boston community is invited to join them as either a reader or an observer. Everyone is welcomed to the event.

Massachusetts School of Law’s 13th Annual Animal Rights Day

Event Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal Street, Andover, MA

For More Information: http://www.mslaw.edu/massachusetts-school-of-laws-13th-annual-animal-rights-day/

The Massachusetts School of Law invites you to their 13th Annual Animal Rights Day. This event is free, and is created for citizens of all ages, featuring animal demonstrations, live music, and information programs like “Divorce and Your Pets.” Children can enjoy face paintings and crafts, as well as a visit from the Andover Fire Department and the Easter Bunny. The school promises some of the most engaging animal related activities, presentations, and demonstrations in the region.

Beer and Bingo Night!

Event Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Night Shift Brewing, 87 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA

For More Information: https://housingfamilies.org/event/hfis-2nd-annual-beer-and-bingo-night/

Housing Families’ Young Professional Advisory Council is hosting its second annual night of bingo and beer, and the chance to win some stellar prices. Admission includes pizza, and one bingo card per round, with the opportunity to purchase additional cards at the event. Proceeds from the event will go towards Housing Families’ work to end family homelessness in Massachusetts. The event is for ages 21 and older.

7th Annual North Shore Spring Benefit

Event Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Corinthian Yacht Club, 1 Nahant Street, Marblehead, MA

For More Information: https://vnacare.org/donors/attend-a-fundraiser/north-shore-spring-benefit

The North Shore Community Cabinet presents the seventh annual spring benefit for VNA. Guests will enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres, auction, cash bar, and spectacular views of the harbor from the clubhouse of Marblehead Neck. The North Shore cabinet will also toast the contributions of Dr. Maximilian and Mrs. D.L. Kaulback to VNA Care’s mission and community. Tickets of the event are $50 per person.

Beacons of Light 2019 to benefit Mass Equality

Event Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Marriott Courtyard Downtown, 275 Tremont Street, Boston

For More Information: https://beaconsoflight2019.wordpress.com/

The Mass Quality Beacons of Light dinner and Icon Award ceremony invite you to celebrate the exceptional leadership, voice, and advocacy of individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to bettering the lives of the LGBTQ community in Massachusetts and across the nation.

30th Annual Hannah Dustin Quilt Show

Event Date: Friday, April 26, 2019 – Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Hudson Community Building, 12 Lions Avenue, Hudson, NH

For More Information: http://hannahdustinqg.org/quilt-show/

Hannah Dustin invites you to their 30th Annual Quilt Show. The show includes quilts of all sizes and designs. Also included in the year’s show, are vendors, refreshments, raffle baskets, a boutique, a silent auction, and a raffle quilt made by guild members. General Admission is $8.00 and free for children under 12 years old. The Hudson Community building is both air conditioned and accessible for wheel chairs.

Proceeds from their annual raffle quilt support both The New England Quilt Museum as well as David’s House (CHAD) affiliated with Dartmouth Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH.

6th Annual Auction Gala to Support the Children’s Dyslexia Center

Event Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: Indian Ridge Club, 73 Lovejoy Road, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostoncharityevents.org/locations/indian-ridge-country-club/

The Children’s Dyslexia Center invite you to their 6th Annual Dinner/Auction in support of their efforts to transform the lives of children with dyslexia. They are hosting a night of food, entertainment, and fun featuring some amazing auction items and the Umass-Lowell acapella group “Hawkapella.” The Children’s Dyslexia center provide one on one instructions to children with dyslexia regardless of their families’ ability to pay. These children need your help today, more than ever. The event is $80 per person, or a discounted price of $750 for a table of 10.