February Community Calendar

February Community Calendar Events:

Velocity Engineering Lab at the Discovery Museum

Event Date: Friday, February 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.

Kalahari Perspectives Exhibition

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Sunday, March 31, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/kalahari-perspectives-to-open

Culled from over 45,000 images, Kalahari Perspectives presents a select subset of the Marshalls’ photography and guides visitors through a process of actively “reading” the images to better understand their potential to transform perception.

Craft Storytime at the Concord Public Library

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 1322 Main Street, West Concord, MA

For More Information: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/C/CONCORD/ekp.cfm?curOrg=CONCORD

Crafty Storytime will be held on Thursdays at 10am at the Main Library. This is a perfect program for children ages 2 years and up. It is filled with stories, songs, a short puppet show and a simple craft.

M is for Museum: Preschool Fun at Wenham Museum

Event Date: Friday, February 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.

Nature Time at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/blue-hills-trailside-museum/programs-classes-activities/museum-programs

Introduce your pre-school aged child to nature with this fun program at Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum.

Programs may feature a story, nature games, crafts, short walks outside, or meeting one of the museum’s animal residents.

Mount Auburn Hospital’s 83rd Annual Thursday Morning Talks

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Tuesday, February 28, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: 415 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.mountauburnhospital.org/giving/mount-auburn-auxiliary/thursday-morning-talks/

The 2019 lecture series will feature experts who cover a wide variety of topics including: art, psychology, history, genealogy, and challenges to our democracy. Through a partnership with the Harvard Coop, books by some of the speakers will be available for sale and signing after each lecture.

All proceeds go to the Mount Auburn Hospital.

Hot Stove Business of Baseball Lunch

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://foundationtobenamedlater.org/wordpress/

Boston Red Sox Manager Alex Cora, fresh off a World Series championship, will join a high profile roster of some of baseball’s leading minds for an interactive Hot Stove season discussion on the proud history of Puerto Rico and baseball. Retired New York Yankees Great Bernie Williams, former player and current Los Angeles Dodgers Special Advisor Raul Ibanez, Boston Red Sox Assistant General Manager Eddie Romero, and Chicago Cubs Charities Executive Director Alicia Gonzalez will join the discussion, moderated by Hall of Fame Baseball writer Peter Gammons and MLB Network studio host Greg Amsinger.

The special Business of Baseball Lunch will provide attendees an unparalleled opportunity to ask the expert panel questions in an interactive Q&A session, as the panelists dive into the topic of baseball and Puerto Rico.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL).

STEAM Crafternoon Playgroup at BPL West End

Event Date: Friday, February 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.

SoWa First Fridays

Event Date: Friday, February 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: Friday, February 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: Friday, February 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.

Boston Bowling Winter League

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Monday, March 4, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 820 William Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2283/boston-bowling—winter-league

Join them for their Boston Bowling winter league! Through March 2019. For adults ages 35+ with Autism and other disabilities, and their friends. Volunteers welcome! Kosher dinner and snacks provided. Costs include $3 per session and $40 for the series.

Self-Advocacy Group

Event Date: Friday, February 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: Friday, February 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.

Rayim at Reyim

Event Date: Friday, February 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!

Hebrew Reading Crash Course

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Beth Menachem Chabad, 349 Dedham Street, Newton, MA

For More Information: https://www.jewishnewton.com/

You can learn to read Hebrew in just five lessons!

Beth Menachem Chabad is offering a Hebrew Reading Crash Course to all members of the Jewish community. The course is designed to teach those with little or no basic knowledge of the Hebrew language how to read Hebrew in five easy lessons.

Annual Winter Book Sale at Gore Place

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For More Information: https://goreplace.org/event/annual-book-sale-2/2019-01-19/

You’ll find their Annual Book Sale in the Mansion to be a perfect break during snowshoeing, after a tour, or just a quick stop in during your day.

Book lovers can find wonderful, gently-used books for all ages at bargain prices. They’ll have fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, kids’ books, and more to peruse.

Umpy Lundersphere at Boston Children’s Museum

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Sunday, February 3, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

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

Umpy Lundersphere, created by Claire Ashley, is an immersive environment that feels like an imaginary undersea cave or alien planet.

It is made with stitched, painted, inflatable sculptures, hand painted area rugs, bean bags, and exercise balls or are they sea creatures or alien beings waiting to hatch? Relax, watch, roll, and listen to the space.

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City at PEM

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: East India Square, Salem, MA

For More Information: https://www.pem.org/exhibitions/empresses-of-chinas-forbidden-city

This exhibition is the first to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s last dynasty – the Qing dynasty – from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 200 spectacular objects from the Palace Museum tell the little-known stories of how imperial women influenced court politics, art, and religion.

William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects Exhibit at the ICA

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/william-forsythe-choreographic-objects

The ICA presents the first comprehensive American exhibition of performative objects, video installations, and interactive sculptures of the internationally celebrated choreographer William Forsythe.

Ansel Adams in Our Time at the MFA

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Sunday, February 24, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/ansel-adams-in-our-time

Ansel Adams in Our Time at the Museum of Fine Arts presents some of Adams’ most celebrated prints, from a symphonic view of snow-dusted peaks in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park to an aerial shot of a knotted roadway in Freeway Interchange, Los Angeles.

The exhibition looks both backward and forward in time: his black-and-white photographs are displayed alongside prints by several of the 19th-century government survey photographers who greatly influenced Adams, as well as work by contemporary artists whose modern-day concerns centered on the environment, land rights, and the use and misuse of natural resources point directly to Adams’ legacy.

Snowshoeing at Gore Place

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Sunday, March 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For More Information: https://goreplace.org/grounds-farm/snowshoeing-gore-place/

Bundle up and enjoy the snow this winter! (Weather permitting, of course). Snowshoes are available for children and adults to rent from the Carriage House when the grounds are snow-covered.

Snowshoeing is a great winter activity and excellent form of exercise (you’ll burn 3 times the calories as walking).

With 50-acres of level terrain, the Gore estate is a perfect place to snowshoe and just 9 miles from Boston!

Jack Bush: Radiant Abstraction

Event Date: Friday, February 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.

Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process

Event Date: Friday, February 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.

Wild Designs at Peabody Essex Museum

Event Date: Friday, February 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: Friday, February 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: Friday, February 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: Friday, February 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: Friday, February 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: Friday, February 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.

Drop-in Art Making at PEM

Event Date: Friday, February 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: Friday, February 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.

Behind the Scenes Tours at New England Aquarium

Event Date: Friday, February 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.

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day 2019

Event Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 210 Conant Street, Danvers, MA

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/309659299660573/

Want a great excuse to eat ice cream for breakfast? The Cherry Farm Creamery is hosting their annual ice cream for breakfast event. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Boston Children’s Hospital, specifically the Concussion Prevention Research Center. Stop by early (10-11 AM) and meet Blades, Boston Bruins Mascot as well as a National Hockey League Alumni.

Masters of Miniature: Best of the Best!

Event Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 – Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22
Charlestown, MA

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/event/masters-of-miniature-best-of-the-best/

View the Best of the Best! at their 40th annual Model Ship Show. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the prize winning models from the last 5 years, partake in family activities including a scavenger hunt, learn how to get a ship into a bottle, observe a model ship restoration every Wednesday, and more! The model show is presented by the USS Constitution Museum and the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and is funded in part by the Boston Marine Society.

Blue Hills Groundhog Day Wildlife Safari

Event Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: 11 Blue Hill River Road, Canton, MA

For More Information: https://friendsofthebluehills.org/event/dcr-blue-hills-groundhog-day-wildlife-safari/

Put on your detective hat as you search for clues of animal activity. Where do animals go in winter?

Unlock the mysteries of wildlife in winter on this seasonal safari.

Saturday Storytime at Fruitlands

Event Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 – Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA

For More Information: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/metro-west/event-43002.html

They will gather in the Wayside Gallery where a cozy living room setup welcomes children and caretakers to relax indoors and listen in to seasonal stories of history and nature.

Dana-Farber Rink Rats Fundraiser

Event Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 90 Guest Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.jimmyfund.org/events/cancer-fundraising-events/dana-farber-rink-rats/

Come watch more than a dozen Dana-Farber Cancer Institute doctors, nurses, researchers, and staff play a charity hockey game against Boston Bruins alumni to benefit adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber.

Cookies with Characters: Elmo, Buzz Lightyear, Dora & more

Event Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA

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

Join them for a fun-filled fundraiser for the Hopkinton Center for the Arts!

Kids will love meeting Elmo, Buzz Lightyear, Dora the Explorer, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Winnie the Pooh as they enjoy cookie decorating, a show, dancing, and fun. Lots of adorable photo ops so bring your camera.

All proceeds benefit the HCA and its programs, including the new Arts Pass program, which gives free performance tickets to local nonprofits.

Puppy Love Dance & Fundraiser

Event Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street, Malden, MA

For More Information: https://www.gdrne.com/puppy-love-dance/

Support a cause close to your hearts and enjoy a fabulous night featuring the live band “The Smoking Jackets!” and a performance from comedian Neil Clayman.

Hot Stove Cool Music Concert

Event Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://foundationtobenamedlater.org/wordpress/

Buffalo Tom will headline an All-Star lineup of performers at the annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert, benefiting Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later. Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and Baseball Hall of Fame baseball journalist Peter Gammons will be among the musicians performing at the event while actor/comedian/writer/producer Mike O’Malley and MLB Network studio host Greg Amsinger will serve as masters of ceremony.

Buffalo Tom, will headline the concert and other performers throughout the evening will include Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper, former New York Yankees great Bernie Williams, Letters To Cleo singer Kay Hanley, Nashville star Kate Tucker, Belly’s Tanya Donelly and Gail Greenwood, and critically-acclaimed Boston musicians Will Dailey, Chris Cote, Ed Valauskas, Jenny Dee, Jen Trynin, Hilken Mancini, Magen Tracey, Barrence Whitfield, and Phil Aiken.

The evening will also feature a number of special guests and surprises, as well as a live and silent auction featuring signed sports memorabilia and priceless entertainment experiences.

Superbowl Game Day Fun at Franklin Park Zoo!

Event Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/game-day-fun/

It’s game time at Franklin Park Zoo! Get ready for the big game with a visit to the Zoo, and watch the gorilla troop enjoy a game day party with special enrichment!

Throughout the day, don’t miss a chance to ask questions directly to zookeepers during special zookeeper chats.

North Shore Children’s Bowling

Event Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: 510 Market Street, Lynnfield, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/11433/north-shore-childrens-bowling

Come bowling with old and new friends with New England Yachad at Metro Bowl! This event is for families with children ages 16 and under. Kosher snacks will be provided. Admission is $10 per person.

Up Close Recital Series

Event Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/recital_february.html

The Goldberg Variations stands as a pillar of western music both for its transcendent beauty and for the wonder of Bach’s invention. Hear it anew in an epic string trio arrangement that highlights its striking counterpoint, vast architecture, and spiritual depth. Mozart used Bach as a model to hone his skills, and Schnittke pays homage to the master as he too blurs the line between emotion and art.

Tunnel of Love at Christopher Columbus Park

Event Date: Monday, February 4, 2019 – Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 110 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://northendwaterfront.com/2018/02/tunnel-love-transforms-columbus-park-valentines-day-photo-gallery/

For the second year, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park are decorating the waterfront trellis with a Valentine’s Day theme, beautifully lit up every night.

Visitors are welcome to dance to the music as you stroll through the tunnel.

Pulling Back the Curtain: The Good, The Ugly, The REAL of a Journey with Disabilities

Event Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/11519/pulling-back-the-curtain

Whitney Ellenby dives fearlessly into sensitive topics so many experiences but are afraid to speak aloud- revealing the private disgrace and self-blame about having a “defective” child and how she comes to terms with her son’s diagnosis. Rather than another “miraculous breakthrough” story, she provides an unflinching real-time portal into the mind of a parent who adopted extraordinary and unorthodox methods to advocate for her child.

Patriots Pride Savings at Zoo New England

Event Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://sampan.org/2019/02/patriots-pride-savings-at-zoo-new-england-feb-6-to-feb-10/

In celebration of the Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl championship, Zoo New England is offering $6 admission to both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo to guests showing their “Pats pride.”

Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey

Event Date: Thursday, February 7, 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.

Spring Opening Celebration

Event Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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

For More Information: https://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/events/node/103211

Join the Davis Museum for the opening of their spring 2019 exhibitions—including six special installations that bring spectacular energy and creative artistic innovation to the Wellesley College campus.

Maimonides Junior Shabbaton

Event Date: Friday, February 8, 2019 – Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Maimonides School 34 Philbrick Road, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/11211/maimonides-junior-shabbaton-2018

Be their guest at their Disney-themed Maimonides Junior Shabbaton! Open to Yachad members ages 8-17 and peers grades 8-12. Drop off Friday at 2pm, pick up Saturday at 8:30pm. No late registrations will be accepted. Spots are available: first come, first serve.

Academy Jazz Band in Concert

Event Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Cochran Chapel, 2 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/academy-jazz-band-in-concert

Directed by Christopher Gagne, The Phillips Academy Music Department presents the Academy Jazz Band in concert. This free event, will feature works from Oliver Nelson, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Neil Hefti, Charles Mingus, and other notable jazz musicians.

The event will be located in the Cochran Chapel, which is accessible to the public.

The Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/joppa-flats/programs-classes-activities/go-birding/the-merrimack-river-eagle-festival

Come to Newburyport and Amesbury on Saturday, February 9, for a full day of fun indoor and outdoor activities celebrating the return of the Bald Eagles!

Learn more about these magnificent birds—as well as other amazing raptors such as Snowy Owls—and why their local habitat is so important to them.

Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 79 Powers Road, Westford, MA

For More Information: http://www.jimmyfund.org/events/cancer-fundraising-events/jimmy-fund-snow-challenge/

Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities are invited to Nashoba Valley Ski Area on Saturday, February 9, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Join your colleagues or friends for a day of team and individual ski and snowboard racing to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

StoryTime at the Museum

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA

For More Information: http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/historic/events/storytime_at_the_museums.asp

Each 30-45 minute StoryTime program includes reading from a children’s book, an activity, a museum takeaway, and access to the museum afterward.

Winter Play and Snowshoeing at Roxbury YMCA

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 285 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Roxbury, MA

For More Information: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/110248

Join Outdoors Rx for a local nature exploration with their partners at the Roxbury YMCA.

They will bring snowshoes and hope for good snow, but if there is no snow, they’ll play lots of winter games including nature art, animal tracking, yoga poses, and more!

Cupid’s Chase 5k

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: 595 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA

For More Information: https://www.cupidschasema.com/

The Cupid’s Chase 5k will be held in Wakefield, MA on Saturday, February 9, 2019. This is a USATF sanctioned event. The race is a flat, fast course around Lake Quannapowitt. There will be a post-race party with awards, food, and beer!

100% of proceeds from the race will be donated to the National MS Society.

I HEART Science at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/I-Heart-Science

Meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, or carnivorous plants. Hear short talks on current research at Harvard. This annual festival has something for everyone and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages.

MFA Lunar New Year Celebration

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/lunar-new-year-celebration

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to celebrate Lunar New Year! Explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions while enjoying activities, demonstrations, and performances throughout the day.

Ring in the Year of the Pig! Go on a tour or talk highlighting works of art in the Art of Asia galleries; tours in English, American Sign Language, and Mandarin.

Enjoy a variety of music and dance performances throughout the Museum—including Lion dances performed by the Gund Kwok Asian Women Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe.

Tanglewood Marionettes’ The Dragon King at JFK Library

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM—11:30 AM

Location: Columbia Point, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/celebrate/02-09-tanglewood-marionettes

Journey below the sea in this story of fantasy, courage and wonder from Chinese folklore.

Tanglewood Marionettes bring to life fantastic sea creatures and a fearless grandmother who goes in search of the Dragon King when things go amiss in the land above.

Winter Tracking on the Trails with Laurie Nehring

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA

For More Information: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/metro-west/event-43440.html

Join local naturalist, Laurie Nehring, on the trails of Fruitlands learning how the track the animals of our forest.

If there is no snow, you can still search for signs of wildlife — the snow just makes it more obvious! They invite you to join them! Dress in warm layers, warm boots, hat and mittens. Bring track guides and binoculars if you have them. Tracking sheets will be provided.

They will begin indoors in with a brief presentation about local wildlife and tracking techniques, before heading out on the trails to see who you can find in the winter woods.

2nd Annual Chocolate Festival at Wilmington Methodist

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 87 Church Street, Wilmington, MA

For More Information: https://boston.carpe-diem.events/calendar/9376803-2nd-annual-chocolate-festival-at-wilmington-united-methodist-church/

They will be sampling an array of delectable chocolate treats, all prepared by Wilmington-Tewksbury United Methodist Women members.

This event includes a silent auction so, be sure to check that out as well. This is a FUNdraising event to benefit the WTUMW’s outreach and mission efforts.

Pop Friction: Shades of Love

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 9 State Road, Chilmark, MA

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

Pathways Arts presents Shades of Love, the event will bring showcase of nostalgia, intrigue and desire. The event is a sequel of last year’s “True Romance” concert. The genre for this year’s event is 1960’s – 70’s and retro pop featuring an ensemble of musicians recognized at the local, regional, and national level.

The pre-Valentine’s Day event includes some of the following performers, Siren Mayhew, Sean McMahon, Christine Seidel, George Davis, and others. Featuring songs from The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Queen, Amy Winehouse, and many other known talents from the time.

Family Owl Prowl

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/62564-family-owl-prowl

Explore the world of owls in this program for ages 6 and up.

Discover some of the unique adaptations of owls, practice owl calls, and meet some of the museum’s resident owls before going on a night hike to search for owls and other nocturnal life.

Faculty Jazz Band Concert

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Timken Room, Graves Hall, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/faculty-jazz-band-concert

The Phillips Academy Music Department presents a concert of Faculty Jazz Ensembles. Members of the ensembles will perform works by Dizzy Gillespie, Arthur Adams, Bob Baughman and other musicians.

The event will be located in the Timken Room, and is accessible to the public.

The 11th Annual Boston Winter Ball

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 9:00 PM

Location: 138 Saint James Avenue, Boston, MA

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

The Boston Winter Ball is the largest annual non-profit fundraiser that caters to social and civically minded young professionals in the Boston area and beyond. The much-anticipated 11th Annual Boston Winter Ball is celebrating more than a decade of being the premier, winter event in Boston with flowing beverages, small bites, high energy live music and plenty of room to dance. Attendees travel in from across the country for this sell-out event to reunite with old friends, make new ones and participate in an evening of jubilation for a good cause. Over the past decade, the vision of bringing together like-minded Millennials to support their communities by promoting philanthropy and volunteerism has come to fruition. Join them as they enter into the next decade of the Boston Winter Ball.

The 11th annual Boston Winter Ball will benefit the Corey C. Griffin Foundation and its many youth and healthcare programs.

Tea Party with a T-Rex!

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 6 Washington Street, Dover, NH

For More Information: https://www.childrens-museum.org/things-to-do/events/alice-in-wonderland-tea-party

Guests will enjoy all the typical Valentine’s Day things like decorating sugar cookies, and indulging in sweet treats, with the added bonus of an appearance by a friendly costumed T-Rex dinosaur.

Guests are invited to wear fancy, whimsical, or prehistoric attire to the tea party.

Winter Walk 2019

Event Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Location: 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

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

The Winter Walk is an event and initiative that believes ending homelessness is within reach.

Their mission is to raise funds and awareness towards that goal, and to support organizations in Greater Boston that are working on prevention, support, and care for our homeless community.

This 2 mile walk through the streets of Boston during the coldest month of the year will begin and end on Copley Plaza. Participants, housed and unhoused, will walk shoulder to shoulder and then share a meal together as they hear real stories of Boston’s homeless population.

PJ Library Movie Morning: SING!

Event Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostonjcc.org/classes-and-events/pj-library-movie-morning

Introduce your little ones to the excitement of watching a movie on the big screen with the latest favorite ‘SING’ in a relaxed, child-friendly setting where squirming and running around are welcome!

Coffee for adults and snacks for kids included.

Ice Skating with Yachad!

Event Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Jim Roche Community Ice Arena, 1275 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/11558/ice-skating-with-yachad!

Lace up your skates and let’s hit the ice with New England Yachad! Enjoy a hot chocolate bar after you skate. This is a family event, and all ages are welcomed. Cost of the event is $10 per person.

Guest Violin Recital featuring Gabriela Diaz and Betty Anne Diaz

Event Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Timken Room, Graves Hall, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/guest-violin-recital-showcasing-women-composers-featuring-gabriela-d%C3%ADaz-violin-betty-anne-d%C3%ADaz-piano

The Phillips Academy Music Department presents a recital of music by women composers, featuring Gabriela Diaz as the guest violinist, and Betty Anne Diaz as the pianist. Starting her career at the age of 5, Gabriela is recognized as “one of Boston’s most valuable players”. Gabriela will perform works of Lilli Boulanger, Clara Shumann, and other remarkable women composers. Joining Gabriela, is pianist Betty Anne Diaz, who has endured over 50 years of higher education throughout the United States.

The free event will be located in the Timken Room, and is open to the public.

Talmud Study with Dr. Jesse Hefter

Event Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time: 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM

Location: 385 Ward Street, Newton, MA

For More Information: https://www.templeemanuel.com/event/talmud-study/2019-02-10/

Temple Emanuel and Synagogue Council of Massachusetts present a weekly Talmud class where the group will study topics of Kashrut in the Talmud. Talmudic classes usually involve non-legal narratives about Jewish culture, spirituality, and philosophy.

Dr. Jesse Hefter is a past President of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts and has been hosting the Temple Emanuel/SCM joint Daf Yomi weekly programs for over 10 years. To join the class, there is no need for prior Talmud experience or knowledge of Hebrew. Course fee is 100$ for 10 sessions, and it is recommended to reserve your space by February 10th.

Strong Women Strong Girls Women’s Leadership Breakfast

Event Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: Intercontinental Boston Hotel, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostoncharityevents.org/events/strong-women-strong-girls-womens-leadership-breakfast/

Strong Women Strong Girls Boston is excited to host the 3rd annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast. This annual fundraising event brings together Boston’s community of professional women and supporters to network, learn, and empower one another. The event’s master of ceremonies is Candy O’Terry, Co-Founder & President of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment.

The theme will be “Lift as you Climb,” which focuses on mentorship and intersectionality in the workplace. Proceeds from the event directly support efforts to mentor more than 600 girls in elementary school and 200 college mentors.

We Who Believe in Freedom: A Reading Series with Mimi Jones

Event Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 10 Putnam Street, Roxbury, MA

For More Information: http://masshumanities.org/event/GR_067-18_03/

Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, Roxbury Cultural Network and Mass Humanities are pleased to welcome long-time Roxbury resident, community organizer, and Civil Rights veteran Mimi Jones to facilitate a community reading series of works by influential women. This event will feature selections from Dorothy’s Height’s “Open Wide the Freedom Gates” in conjunction with Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s “Mis-Education of the Negro.” These moving readings–with audience participation–will be followed by a conversation about the authors’ words, their place in history, and their relevance today. Reception from 6-7pm, program from 7-9pm. Event is free, and there will be an opportunity to meet Mass Humanities’ new Executive Director, Brian Boyles.

YAYA 2019

Event Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: New England Yachad, 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. For ages 16-25. Healthy dinner will be served. This is a free event and walk-ins are welcomed.

North Shore Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time: 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Chabad of the North Shore, 44 Burril Street, Swampscott, MA

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

Join New England Yachad and Chabad of the North Shore. Pizza and Dessert will be served.

Cost of entry us $2 per person, ages 16 and over.

The City Talks: Environmental Extremes

Event Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/the-city-talks-environmental-extremes

Join Boston-area thinkers, institutions, entrepreneurs, activists, city officials, and artists for a discussion inspired by themes found in “Ansel Adams in Our Time,” which is on view until February 24th. This discussion is focused on addressing environmental and climate justice. Event is free with museum admission.

Storytime at Buttonwood Park Zoo

Event Date: Wednesday, February 13, 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.

Voice Recital

Event Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Timken Room, Graves Hall, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/student-voice-recital-1

The Student Voice Recital hosted by Phillips Academy, features two 11th graders, Chloe Webster and Henry Carter. Chloe and Henry will perform solo songs of various genre from artists such as Handel, Mozart, Hamlisch, and Sondheim. Chloe originally from Groveland, MA has participated in programs such as Greater Boston Stage Company’s Young Company, while Henry who is originally from Southwest Florida, owes much of his artistic growth to French Woods, a Performing Arts Summer Camp.

The free event will be located in the Timken Room, and is open to the public.

Uncorked for a Cause

Event Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostonwinefestival.net/event-calendar/uncorked-for-a-cause

Hosted by Taniya Nayak, the walk-around reception will treat you to the many different wines around the world, while you indulge yourself with Chef Daniel Bruce’s lavishly prepared small plates. This year, the event will be partnering with Share our Strengths for an evening focused on helping raise funds towards ending hunger and poverty. The event will also host interactive auctions, so guests can have the opportunity to give back to the community while going home with their own bottles of wine.

24th Annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival

Event Date: Friday, February 15, 2019 – Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: http://www.brattlefilm.org/2019/02/21/bugs-bunny-film-festival/

A school vacation treat for kids and fun-loving adults alike, the Brattle’s BUGS BUNNY FILM FESTIVAL has been delighting audiences for over twenty years!

They’re switching things up a little bit this year and offering one program that features both Bugs Bunny and all of the other Looney Tunes characters that we love – Daffy, Taz, Tweety, and more!

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

Event Date: Friday, February 15, 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.

Lunar New Year Celebration: Peabody Essex Museum

Event Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: East India Square, Salem, MA

For More Information: https://www.pem.org/events/the-year-of-the-pig

Come join in the exciting Chinese Lunar New Year in a fun-filled weekend celebration at the Peabody Essex Museum. Celebrate the Year of the Pig with music, art making and other traditions, including colorful lion dances.

Join them for music, art making and other traditions, including colorful lion dances performed by Gund Kwok, the only all-women lion dance group in the country.

Celebrate National Engineers Week! at Discovery Museum

Event Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 – Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/event/celebrate-national-engineers-week-everyday-engineering-sailmobiles

Join them as they celebrate National Engineers Week!  Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Is it a car? Is it a sailboat? Design a way to harness the power of wind as you construct a simple vehicle that’s part car, part sailboat!

Chamber Music Society

Event Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Timken Room, Graves Hall, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/academy-chamber-music-society-to-perform

The Phillips Academy Department of Music presents the Phillips Academy Chamber Music Society. The society includes a membership of over fifty dedicated students, in a concert of chamber music. They will perform works by well-known composers like Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart, in addition to less well-known composers such as Ibert, Klughardt and David Anderson.

The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

LEGO Maritime Festival

Event Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 – Sunday, February 24, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/event/lego-maritime-festival-2/

Let your imagination set sail this February School Vacation Week!

Inspired by the different ship designs on display in Masters of Miniature, head to the USS Constitution Museum to build your own ship with LEGO and DUPLO Bricks! In the hands of a creative kid – or kid at heart – a pile of colorful bricks can become an aircraft carrier – or USS Constitution! The nautical fun continues with a “Float Your Boat” LEGO Challenge, “Picture Yourself” LEGO Selfie Masks, a scavenger hunt through their Masters of Miniature exhibit, and much more!

Family Monster Mini Golf

Event Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: Norwood Monster Mini Gold, 1560 Boston Providence Highway, Norwood

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/11400/family-monster-mini-golf

Bring the whole family to an 18 hole mini golf and monstrous adventure. Everyone will get a chance to go through the golf course and play some games at the arcade. This event is for families with children under the age of 18. The cost is $10 for all golfers which includes snacks, mini golf, and a $4 arcade card.

Boston Chinese New Year Parade

Event Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostonusa.com/event/chinese-new-year-parade/43185/

Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Boston’s Chinatown with the annual Chinese New Year Parade!

The parade starts off at 11:00am and will march along John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road.

Enjoy lively music, traditional lion dances, and all of the revelry and excitement that the Year of the Pig brings.

Adult Monster Mini Golf

Event Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Norwood Monster Mini Gold, 1560 Boston Providence Highway, Norwood, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/11401/adult-monster-mini-golf

Spend the afternoon with your friends from Yachad at Norwood Monster Mini Golf. Enjoy the 18 hole mini golf course and the arcade games. The cost is $10 a person and includes snacks, mini golf, and a $4 arcade card. This event is for adults 18+ of all abilities.

Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing

Event Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/event/boston-area-chantey-maritime-sing-10-2-2/

Listen, learn, and lift your voices! Participate in your maritime heritage by joining a rousing chorus of sea chanteys at the USS Constitution Museum. These monthly gatherings, on the 3rd Sunday of every month, are family-friendly and open to anyone who would like to participate.

Gesher – For Friends in the South Area

Event Date: Sunday, February 17, 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 education program for adults ages 18+ with disabilities. They will have fun activities, Jewish holiday celebrations, crafts cooking community outings.

Talmud Study with Dr. Jesse Hefter

Event Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019

Time: 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM

Location: 385 Ward Street, Newton, MA

For More Information: https://www.templeemanuel.com/event/talmud-study/2019-02-10/

Temple Emanuel and Synagogue Council of Massachusetts present a weekly Talmud class where the group will study topics of Kashrut in the Talmud. Talmudic classes usually involve non-legal narratives about Jewish culture, spirituality, and philosophy.

Dr. Jesse Hefter is a past President of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts and has been hosting the Temple Emanuel/SCM joint Daf Yomi weekly programs for over 10 years. To join the class, there is no need for prior Talmud experience or knowledge of Hebrew. Course fee is 100$ for 10 sessions, and it is recommended to reserve your space by February 10.

February School Vacation at Boston Children’s Museum

Event Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019 – Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/calendar

Visit Boston Children’s Museum for a week of hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) challenges. The Museum will celebrate National Engineers Week with age-appropriate activities that provide open-ended exploration and discovery opportunities for families. STEAM subject matter infused with an informal, hands-on, playful approach make these activities accessible and fun, and will provide opportunities for rich interactions between adults and children.

World War II and Game Week

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 – Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Battleship Cove and Maritime Museum, 5 Water Street, Fall River, MA

For More Information: https://battleshipcove.org/programs-and-events/

The Battleship Cove and Maritime Museum presents a week of gaming fest of popular nautical and WWII games on the very ships that inspired them. The ships include the USS Massachusetts which recently made her gaming debut in the popular, free-to-play, World of Warships! This week’s games include World of Warships, Battleship, and Call of Duty. Costs are included with general admission.

ACA’s February Vacation Arts Camps

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA

For More Information: https://www.acarts.org/february-april-camps

ACA’s February and April Camp 2019 will be a fun, dynamic mix of art, music, and drama – for pre-K through teens! ACA will offer full day camps for their Young at Art, Vacation Arts and Counselor-In-Training programs.

Aquarium Adventures for February Vacation

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA

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

Experience warm weather at the New England Aquarium! See tropical fish, travel with iMax, and even pet a stingray or two!

Stone Zoo February Vacation Week Fun

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/stone-zoo/

From gila monsters to bats, tarantulas to cotton-top tamarins, the natural world is filled with incredible biodiversity. Chat with zookeepers and stop by the education station in the Animal Discovery Center to learn more about the unusual animals that call Stone Zoo home.

Celebrate Little Joe’s 26th Birthday!

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/celebrate-little-joe-s-26th-birthday/

It’s Little Joe’s 26th birthday, and you’re invited to the party!

The indoor gorilla exhibit at Franklin Park Zoo will be festively decorated and the gorillas will enjoy treats made especially for them.

New this year, don’t miss Zookeeper Jake’s puppet show at 11:15am. Guests will also have the opportunity to sign a giant birthday card for Little Joe and enjoy cake from Montilio’s Baking Company, available first come, first serve.

After you’ve had your fill of cake, be sure to explore the rest of the Tropical Forest, where there will be special zookeeper encounters and crafts for February school vacation week, as they celebrate the weird, wacky and wonderful world of nature.

February Vacation Week at the MFA

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/february-vacation-week

From friendly dogs to wild elephants, the MFA is filled with artful animals during Cogan Family Foundation Vacation Week Adventures. Be inspired by the furry, fluffy, and feathered to create art. Listen to animal-themed children’s stories and attend a performance.

All ages and abilities are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required and free admission for kids all week. Visit their website to explore different program activities that will be available each day.

Franklin Park Zoo February Vacation Week Fun

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/february-school-vacation-week/

Discover the weird, wacky, and wonderful world of nature at our Zoos during February School Vacation week.

From anteaters to fruit bats, giant African millipedes to pygmy hippos, the natural world is filled with incredible biodiversity.

Visit the craft table and let your silly side show, and be sure to check out their zookeeper chats throughout the day to learn more about some of the unusual animals that call Franklin Park Zoo home.

deCordova Museum Vacation Week Activities

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA

For More Information: https://decordova.org/

Drop in to the deCordova Museum as a family during school vacation from 1–3pm for an art activity that relates to current exhibitions.

While you’re there, visit the Lab and the Process Gallery—interactive spaces where families can enjoy and learn together.

Jewelry Making

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019

Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton, MA

For More Information: https://www.cmeaston.org/events/jewelry-making/

Join the Children’s Museum in Easton for some beading! Your choice of necklaces or bracelets. Get creative and work on your fine motor skills all while making yourself some beautiful jewelry with a variety of beads, crystals, gems and jewels.

Little Black Dress Initiative

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Title Boxing, 226 Causeway Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostoncharityevents.org/events/fighting-sexual-and-domestic-violence-title-boxing-with-jl-boston/

Help the Junior League of Boston battle domestic and sexual violence by joining a fun boxing class. All proceeds will benefit the Little Black Dress Initiative. The Little Black Dress Initiative is a campaign of the Junior League of Boston to bring awareness to poverty and violence against women, and the impacts they can have on a woman’s access to resources, her confidence and professional opportunities.

MIT Museum Feb Fest – National Engineers Week

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 – Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Building N52, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/febfest

Every year during the Massachusetts school vacation week in February, the MIT Museum celebrates National Engineers Week with engineering-specific activities, workshops, and afternoon demonstrations led by MIT students.

Join them for Feb Fest, their annual celebration during February school vacation, with daily hands-on activities, workshops, and more. Inspired by their exhibition Big Bang Data, this year’s theme is big data.

Peabody Essex Museum February Vacation Week Activities

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: East India Square, Salem, MA

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

Come join them for a week of exploration into their relationship with nature and discover new ways to become a steward of the earth.

Visit PEM this week to experience books in exciting new ways — discover how they’re created, see special performances, participate in collaborative art-making projects, hear readings from authors and more!

Winter Camp 2019

Event Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Boston Common, 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.highlandstreet.org/programs/community-events/winter-camp

Winter Camp was created to provide free activities for children and families during February school vacation. As part of the program, Highland Street Foundation sponsors ice skating on the Boston Common Frog Pond from Monday through Friday during the public school February vacation week.

Shadow Play Silhouettes

Event Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton, MA

For More Information: https://www.cmeaston.org/events/shadow-play-silhouettes/

The Children’s Museum in Easton invites you to learn about shadows hands-on and in a creative way. Have fun in the event and create your own shadow puppets! All ages are welcome, the event is free with museum admission.

February Vacation Week at Mary Baker Eddy Library

Event Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/events-programs/february-school-vacation-week/

Untold American Stories: Black History Month

Join them for a fun-filled week of educational programming, as they explore inspirational tales of an inventor, a dancer, and a freedom fighter!

This Black History Month program is presented in collaboration with Sweet Blackberry, an education nonprofit whose mission is to bring little known stories of African American achievement to children everywhere.

Pam’s Art Class

Event Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton, MA

For More Information: https://www.cmeaston.org/events/pams-art-class/

The Children’s Museum in Easton invites you to join artist Pam in an afternoon of making self-portraits. Using cardboard and paint and exploring the world of multiple dimensions, all while creating a vision of yourself! Make sure to wear painting clothes, and be ready to learn.

Birdhouse Building

Event Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton, MA

For More Information: https://www.cmeaston.org/events/birdhouse-building/

The Children’s Museum in Easton invites you to take a look at beginner ideas of woodworking and constructing. Grab the hammer and wood and create your own warm house for the birds to stay warm on these chilly days.

Boston Common Children’s Winter Festival Returns

Event Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Boston Common, 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.boston.gov/news/boston-common-children%E2%80%99s-winter-festival-returns-february-20

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department present the annual Children’s Winter Festival to Boston Common in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation during school vacation week. Some attractions include the 45 foot long Toboggan Tunnel mountainous adventure with twin roller lanes, a 30 foot high inflatable Everest climb and slide, and much more.

Legopalooza Pop-up Lego Studio

Event Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 132 Main Street, Wenham, MA

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

Come to Wenham Museum to take part in a family Lego-build! Gather some Legos and start building; no directions required! They supply the Legos, you supply the creativity!

In the Yard: 204th Anniversary of the Battle of HMS Cyane and HMS Levant

Event Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/event/in-the-yard-204th-anniversary-of-the-battle-of-hms-cyane-and-hms-levant/

Join USS Constitution‘s Executive Officer and Crew on February 20, 2019, at 11:30am on the decks of “Old Ironsides” to commemorate the 204th anniversary of the battle with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant.

Animals Adaptations Workshop for Kids

Event Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: 314 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA

For More Information: https://secure.walthamlandtrust.org/np/clients/walthamlandtrust/event.jsp?event=600

Calling all 3rd-5th graders, come to this workshop featuring an opossum, a rabbit, and a skunk!

A Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm professional naturalist will explain how critters adapt to their environment as conditions change.

Dr. Can-Do Science Experiments

Event Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: 419 Faneuil Street, Brighton, MA

For More Information: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5c3cd9135f74d63e00ac5e66

The Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library presents an event full of hands on science experiments for young learners. The goal of the program is to use sticky water molecules combined with air pressure to get an outstanding gravity defying result. This event welcomes children 4-10 years old.

Student Recital

Event Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Timken Room, Graves Hall, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/february-student-recital

The Phillips Academy Music Department presents its February Student Recital. The event will include feature students in solo works.

Author Adam Makos for the Launch of “Spearhead”

Event Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/event/join-bestselling-author-adam-makos-for-the-launch-of-spearhead/

In the waning days of World War II, the legendary 3rd Armored Division led the charge against the Third Reich’s last defenses. Behind the barrel of a Sherman tank, Corporal Clarence Smoyer had fought through Belgium and endured the Battle of the Bulge. Now, his “Spearhead” Division faced their toughest target yet: the fortress city of Cologne and the ferocious Panzer IV tanks defending it.

Discover Smoyer’s tale of brutal combat – and his surprising connection with an enemy tanker – in Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II. Bestselling author Adam Makos captures the heroics and harrowing dangers of tank warfare. Through his exhaustive research and interviews with veterans, he tells a story not about steel machines, but about the individuals at their triggers – and those caught in the crossfire.

Presidents’ Birthday Party at Spellman Museum

Event Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: 241 Wellesley Street, Regis College, Weston, MA

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

Children can participate in various activities involving stamps including doing stamps hunts, games, puzzles, designing a presidential stamp, playing stamp Sudoku, making items using postage stamps.

All children receive a fee packet of stamps and tips about how to start a stamp collection. Free refreshments including a stamp cake.

Caravan Puppets

Event Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Location: 419 Faneuil Street, Brighton, MA

For More Information: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5c101941d6fafd2100aa2c4c

The Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library presents Caravan Puppets. Caravan Puppets will feature the tale called “The Four Season Bear.” This tale exhibits a young bear exploring the four seasons as a bear, with memorable songs, puppets, storytelling, and audience participation. This program is made possible by the Highland Street Foundation.

[SENSE]ation Day at Fuller Craft

Event Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA

For More Information: https://fullercraft.org/product/senseation-day/

They invite visitors of all ages to participate in a multi-sensory experience of art and craft. Held during February and April school vacation weeks, the target audience for this program is families with young children, but activities are planned to appeal to adults as well as youngsters in order to encourage all visitors to explore and experience art.

Activities often include hands-on art making, artist demonstrations, family oriented tours of exhibitions, gallery games such as scavenger hunts, and musical or theatrical entertainment to captivate young and old alike.

Stop-Motion Animation

Event Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

For More Information: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5c63169d6eb28b3e0064506f

The Central Library Branch of the Boston Public Library invites your children to a program where they can create their own short movie. The event will guide the children to create this movie by taking pictures frame by frame. The event is recommended for children ages 6 and older.

23rd Annual Hip Hop Festival

Event Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: 85 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.finditcambridge.org/events/23rd-annual-hip-hop-festival

Agassiz Baldwin Community invites you to come enjoy age-appropriate performances of a music and dance style loved by children and people of all ages during February vacation week.

Mothers Helper Workshop

Event Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton, MA

For More Information: https://www.cmeaston.org/events/mothers-helper-workshop/

The Children’s Museum in Easton invites you to an event to get the tips, knowledge, help, and support in learning how to be a Mother’s Helper. You will get lessons in child care, and the basics you need to take care of children, entertaining them with activities, changing diapers, and helping out a mom!

Konstantin Simun: The Sacred in the Profane

Event Date: Thursday, February 21, 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.

Mike the Bubble Man

Event Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Egleston Square, 2044 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury MA

For More Information: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5c5c95905443e4340070500b

Through music, choreography, and comedy, Mike the Bubble Man brings magic and science to the stage with an interactive show about bubbles! This show makes bubbles, in all different shapes and sizes, come alive. A love for bubbles is never outgrown, especially when there’s a chance to see the world from inside of one. Show is recommended for children 6-12 years old.

Gymnastics Class

Event Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton, MA

For More Information: https://www.cmeaston.org/events/gymnastics-class/

The Children’s Museum in Easton invites you to an event featuring an Instructor from Arnold’s Gymnastics where he will be here teaching, demonstrating, and inspiring you to get active and explore the gymnastics world! Recommended for ages 18 months to 5 years only. The event is free with museum admission.

The Barber of Seville with Boston Lyric Opera

Event Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Grove Hall, 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA

For More Information: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5c49f1d406c1d23500ca27a6

Join Boston Lyric Opera to learn how they bring the story of The Barber of Seville to life through music, acting, and movement. Two professional singers, a pianist, and a teaching artist will engage audiences in this interactive introduction to opera through a one-hour retelling of this classic comedy. The event invites children 6-12 years old, younger children are also welcome with supervision.

Story and Craft

Event Date: Friday, February 22, 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.

Chamber Orchestras in Concert

Event Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Cochran Chapel, 2 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/chamber-orchestras-concert

The Chamber Orchestras of Phillips Academy presents a concert in the Cochran Chapel. Under the direction of Elizabeth Aureden and Christina Landolt, the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’, “Charterhouse Suit.” Led by Derek Jacoby, The Academy Chamber Orchestra will perform Schubert’s “Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major” and movements from Elgar’s “Cello Concerto, Op. 85,” as well as one other piece.

The concert is free and open to the public. Reception to follow in the Baldwin Cloister at the lower level of Cochran Chapel.

18th Annual Lowell WinterFest

Event Date: Friday, February 22, 2019 – Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Downtown, Lowell, MA

For More Information: https://www.lowellwinterfest.com/

Lowell’s annual Winterfest weekend in downtown Lowell is a fun event featuring everything from a carousel and free ice-skating to an all-you-can-eat chocolate festival.

Activities include a Craft Beer Showcase, North Bowl Soup Competition, games, activities, the Family Fun Zone and outdoor amusements.

Black History Month at the HCA: Afro Dance Workshop

Event Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA

For More Information: https://www.hopartscenter.org/afro-dance-workshop-simdaca-african-dance-academy

February is Black History Month and the perfect time to kick off the HCA’s new Arts Around the World cultural series.

Have fun dancing and learning about the history of African dance with the SIMDACA African Dance Academy.

Family Concert with Doug Schmolze

Event Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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

For More Information: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5c6318c38889482a00e8aa5a

The Central Library Branch of the Boston Public Library presents a concert featuring tenor and guitarist Doug Schmolze. The event will show classic American songs.

Grown-Up Play Date: Mini Golf at the Museum

Event Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington Street, Dover, NH

For More Information: https://www.childrens-museum.org/calendar/info/2019-02-23/9926

Adults 21+ can join the museum for the special Saturday Grown-up Play Date, where they can play 18 holes inside and throughout the Children’s Museum of NH! Enjoy a cash bar and music throughout the course, decorate your own golf visor and enjoy flavored popcorn provided by PopzUP!

Advance online tickets cost $10 and will be $12 at the door. Grown-ups only 21 years and older, and ID is required.

Soap Making Workshop

Event Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/11553/soapmaking-workshop

Experience the soap making process and make fun soaps you can take home! You pick the design, scent, and color! Choose from a wide range of fun designs, scents and even mix colors to make your own new colors! This event is for all ages and abilities. Kosher snacks will be served.

Family Mini Golf at the Museum

Event Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington Street, Dover, NH

For More Information: https://www.childrens-museum.org/calendar/info/2019-02-24/9929

It’s a day of family Mini Golf at the Museum! Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is setting up a mini golf course throughout the entire museum and families are invited to try to make it through all 18 holes! Regular museum exhibits will not be open during the event. Proceeds focus on supporting the museum’s new Play Patio expansion project.

The event is recommended for ages 2 and older, but all are welcome. Cost of tickets are $5 per person (ages 2 and older), $20 for a family of 4 or more (includes 2 adults and their dependent children), and free for kids under the age of 2.

Choral Concert: The Road Less Traveled

Event Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Cochran Chapel, 2 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/choral-concert-the-road-less-traveled

Under the direction of Dr. Abbey H. Siegfried, the Phillips Academy Department of Music presents the Academy Chorus, Fidelio Society, and Chamber Orchestra in concert. Entitled “The Road Less Traveled,” the concert will offer an assortment of Portuguese and American songs. The event will include pieces with lyrics from poems by Robert Frost, as well as a set of songs arranged by Shawn Kirchner.

This concert is free and open to the public.

Talmud Study with Dr. Jesse Hefter

Event Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Time: 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM

Location: 385 Ward Street, Newton, MA

For More Information: https://www.templeemanuel.com/event/talmud-study/2019-02-10/

Temple Emanuel and Synagogue Council of Massachusetts present a weekly Talmud class where the group will study topics of Kashrut in the Talmud. Talmudic classes usually involve non-legal narratives about Jewish culture, spirituality, and philosophy.

Dr. Jesse Hefter is a past President of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts and has been hosting the Temple Emanuel/SCM joint Daf Yomi weekly programs for over 10 years. To join the class, there is no need for prior Talmud experience or knowledge of Hebrew. Course fee is 100$ for 10 sessions, and it is recommended to reserve your space by February 10.

South Area Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Monday, February 25, 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

Come enjoy pizza with some learning and fun activities. Ages 20+. This is a free event!

ICycle Spin-a-thon To Benefit Homestart

Event Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: Plaza of One International Place, 100 Oliver Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.homestart.org/icycle

ICycle is the only all-day outdoor cycling/spinning fundraiser at Boston in the winter. The event will feature hour-long spinning classes where teams and individuals cycle for a worthy cause. This event reminds riders that spending just one hour out in the cold, rain, or snow is nothing compared to living without the comforts of a home. Proceeds from the event will support HomeStart’s fight to end and prevent homelessness.

HomeStart will award the annual iCycle Cup to the team with the greatest spirit and success in fundraising.