February Community Calendar

February Community Calendar Events:

Puppy and Kitty Yoga

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA

For More Information: https://www.northeastanimalshelter.org/scoop/landing/support.php?msource=DSXXXG31A&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5uLBhq-k5wIVCYizCh0lYQ_3EAAYASAAEgKP7vD_BwE

Come out to Northeast Animal Shelter, meet some of their newest friends and enjoy yoga led by one of Wellbridge Athletic Clubs certified yoga instructors.

Upon entry, they do ask that a small donation be made to the shelter.

Visiting Wednesdays at Lincoln Nursery School

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA

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

Lincoln Nursery School is offering one-on-one tours on Wednesday mornings now through June 3.

Parents are invited to learn more about this Reggio-inspired, play-based program at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

Get a glimpse of the childrens’ typical day and learn more about the LNS community.

CSC Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge at Nashoba Valley Ski Area

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

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/?track=SEMC123014

Grab your skis or snowboard and race to Nashoba Valley Ski Area for the annual Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge. Participants in this fundraiser enjoy a day of fun with friends and family, while contributing to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s lifesaving mission to conquer cancer.

Fruits in Decay Exhibit

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, March 1, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/fruits-decay

Fruits in Decay is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits.

It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears made by famed glass artist Rudolf Blaschka.

On display for the first time in nearly two decades, these models capture—with astonishing realism—the intricacies and strange beauty of fruits in various stages of decay.

Cook, Craft, Create!

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Friday, June 12, 2020

Time:  9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Location: 209 Massapoag Avenue, North Easton, MA

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

You’re invited to enjoy free drop-in activities for preschoolers and their adults every Friday morning from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

This engaging one-hour program will include a different activity each week, including stories and crafts, art, cooking, music and movement.

These fun activities are offered for free to the whole community.

Craft Storytime at the Concord Public Library Fowler Branch

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Tuesday, March 28, 2020

Time:  10:00 AM

Location: 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://concordlibrary.org/fowler-branch

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

This program is best suited for ages 2-3.

Engineering Marvels

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: 9 Sullivan Avenue, Easton, MA

For More Information: https://www.cmeaston.org/events/engineering-marvels/

Build your imaginations and skills each week with different challenges to solve.

Using LEGOS, DUPLOS, and other fun materials, this guided class provides a fun STEAM foundation.

This program will take place Every Tuesday from 10-11am in the CME Main Exhibit Hall.

The Lorax Movie

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA

For More Information: http://regenttheatre.com/details/we_speak_for_the_trees_the_lorax

Presented by J.C.C. Greater Boston and Temple Isaiah…in honor of the Jewish Holiday of Tu B’Shevat, the Birthday of the Trees. For families with children ages 0-8

Come watch Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” and learn how you can “speak for the trees”! Receive a paper bag at the door full of activities including fun, DIY movie props, a snack, and your very own “truffula seed”.

Owl Festival: All About Owls for Families with Younger Children

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM

Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/results/broadmoor/all-audiences/exact/(keywords)/Owl-Festival

These programs will be shorter (45 minutes) and designed for young children.

They will learn about owls through a story, learn to move like owls, touch real owl wings and learn what sounds owls make.

They will also meet one live owl up close.

What big eyes you have! Where are your ears? How can you turn your head like that? Where do you live?

Learn about them up close with the younger members of the family!

Orchid Show at Tower Hill

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA

For More Information: https://www.towerhillbg.org/orchid-show/

The public is invited to the first ever Orchid Show, inspired by street art, this February and March at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Mass.

Worcester street artist Croc’s original creations will be featured during the exhibition along with creative displays of orchid plants arranged by Tower Hill’s horticulturists.

The Orchid Show exhibition will entertain and educate all ages from Feb. 1 to March 31.

Guests, who will pay admission upon arrival to Tower Hill, will enjoy the custom-made graffiti artwork, a diverse collection of orchid flowers, subtropical greenhouse conservatories, a farm to table lunch cafe.

Visitors can create their own tags, tag special graffiti walls at Tower Hill, create their own word art, and use our orchid finder tool to discover the wide variety of these special flowers on display.

Outside, visitors are welcome to take winter hikes through the gardens and surrounding woodland trails.

Masters of Miniature: 41st Annual Model Ship Show

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Wednesday, February 29, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Navy Yards, Charlestown, MA

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/exhibits/masters-of-miniature/

The USS Constitution Museum presents Masters of Miniature. From Feb 1-29, explore exquisite handcrafted models of all types created by modelers from the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild, vote for your favorite ship model, and meet the modelers.

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!

MFA Lunar New Year Celebration

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/event/community-celebrations/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 Rat! 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.

Mount Auburn Hospital’s 84th Annual Thursday Morning Talks

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time: 10:15 AM

Location: 415 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

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

Tickets for individual lectures are $20 and may be purchased at the door. The public is welcome.

Storytime at the Museums: Durant-Kenrick House

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton, MA

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

This free, bi-weekly story time program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton’s history, play, and lessons from the museums.

Each 30-45 minute Storytime includes reading from a children’s book, an activity, a museum takeaway.

Coolidge Corner Kids Shows

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Monday, April 13, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://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.

Parent & Tot Story Time: Peabody Essex Museum

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Time:  10:30 AM

Location: East India Square, Salem, MA

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

The Peabody Essex Museum welcomes you to the new Parent and Tot Story Time, held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

Meet other parents and introduce your young child to the wonderful world of museums through stories and related activities in the Peabody Essex Museum galleries.

Stay and enjoy the many fun activities in the Art and Nature Center, and have a snack or lunch at the reasonably-priced café.

M is for Museum: Preschool Fun at Wenham Museum

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Friday, April 17, 2020

Time:  10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: 132 Main Street, Wenham, MA

For More Information: https://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.

Musical Tot Shabbat

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, November 22, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: 349 Dedham Street, Newton, MA

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

Parents and children will enjoy exploring shabbat through music and movement as well as shaping and baking challah at the Jewish Creative Preschool located at Beth Menacem Chabad.

Groundhog Day Celebration

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/event/groundhog-day-seeing-shadows-0

They’re celebrating a day early!

Whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow tomorrow or not, they will have plenty of shadows to experiment with here at the Museum!

Can you make a shadow grow and shrink? Can you make it dance? Can shadows be colorful? What more can you discover about shadows?

Puppybowl

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: 119 Seaport Boulevard, Suite A, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puppybowl-tickets-91362259979?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Who let the dogs out? Spoiler alert: It was Seaport.

The most adorable sporting event of the year features a pup sized stadium, tailgate games, giveaways & more. Adoptable dogs from New Life For Paws will duke it out as Team Ruff and Team Fluff from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Bring your dog to join the game or come for the Home Team Scrimmage from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Penalties will be called for paws interference, ineligible retriever downfield and stoppage of play due to napping.

Stop in to Polkadog where 15% of sales will go to New Life For Paws.

Maimonides Jr. Shabbaton

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 1:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 34 Philbrick Road, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/13910/maimonides-jr.-shabbaton

Have a thrilling time under the sea at their Maimonides Junior Shabbaton! For Members aged 20 and under.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Time:  2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: 2 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5e0277fd1e103e9603a9188f

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.

This early literacy Story Time is for children ages 0-2, accompanied by an adult.

This event takes place at the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Lincoln Winter Carnival

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA

For More Information: https://www.activityreg.com/LINCOLN/60_Site1.PDF

Chase away those winter blues at their annual winter carnival of events! Over the course of 3 days, enjoy magic shows, bingo night, ice skating, sing-a-longs, a bonfire, and more!

Dana-Farber Rink Rats vs. Boston Bruins Alumni

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

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/

The Dana-Farber Rink Rats team was founded in 2015 as a way to encourage members of the DFCI community to lace up their skates in honor of the patients they serve day in and day out. Now entering its 6th year, the Rink Rats are once again honored to share the ice with Boston’s beloved Bruins Alumni players. To date the team has raised over $165,000 for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber. Thank you to all the fans, donors, and game day sponsors. Their event wouldn’t be made possible without your support! They look forward to seeing you in on game day!

Boston Korean Traditional Dance Group Lunar New Year Performance

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time:  3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/512518556143865/

Join them for a special performance from the Boston Korean Traditional Dance Group as part of their Lunar New Year celebration!

Admission includes access to the museum, and this special performance.

STEAM Crafternoon Playgroup at BPL West End

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, December 20, 2020

Time:  3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5beaefda804e7a3f00e035c6

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.

Litty Ligo Presents: Karaoke for a Cause!

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 3:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 609 Washington Street, Quincy, MA

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/maskoffawareness/

You know what time it is! Karaoke for a cause is BACK!

Is there a song you know word for word and can perform like no other? PROVE IT and receive the Karaoke Crown! Don’t worry, whatever song you want, they got!

AND RAFFLES!!

As always, Maggy’s will have amazing drinks and appetizers!

All proceeds fund the Mask Off Awareness Runway Show! This show empowers people living with vitiligo and albinism to take that mask off and be yourself!

Winter Carnival at NARA Park

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time:  4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton, MA

For More Information: http://www.acton-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3113/Winter-Carnival-Flyer

Join them at NARA Park as they celebrate the fun outdoors in Winter!

Bring your own sled, skates and helmets (pending favorable conditions), join them at the campfire to toast marshmallows, enjoy a magic fire (colored) when it gets dark, visit the Acton Minutemen Winter Encampment, Skate Demos, DJ Frozen Dance Party and more!

2nd Annual Team Forever Young Gala

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA

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

2nd Annual Team Forever Young Gala

Raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Music Bingo Mash-Up with D.J. Nance

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 574 Broadway Road, Dracut, MA

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

Join the Friends of Operation Delta Dog and special guest D.J. Nance for a fun night of music bingo, where songs replace numbers on the board and the competition is fierce!

Great prizes, cash bar, dessert auction.

All proceeds will benefit Operation Delta Dog, a nonprofit organization with a mission to rescue shelter dogs and train them to work as service dogs for veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The dogs get the homes they need, and the veterans get the help they deserve!

Trivia Night for Holy Name Youth Service Project

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 535 West Roxbury Parkway, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://holynameparish.com/

Trivia Night to raise funds for Holy Name Youth Service Project activities

Music, Raffles, Light food & Cash bar (21+)

Inside Holy Name Parish Hall

All proceeds from this event will go to fund the mission of the Holy Name Youth Service Project.

New Philharmonia Orchestra Special Event: Silver Salon Evening

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: 2284 Washington Street, Newton, MA

For More Information: http://newphil.org/concerts/tickets/

Join the New Phil for a special evening of chamber ensembles and culinary treats! Music at its very best – up close and personal.

On Saturday, February 1st, the orchestra will present a special “Silver Salon Evening” featuring chamber ensembles from the orchestra in an intimate setting with culinary offerings to round off the evening.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Boston Children’s Museum

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2381813765263544/

Welcome the Year of the Rat! at Boston Children’s Museum and enjoy a variety of performances and activities with local artists.

Throughout the weekend, explore how communities in Boston celebrate the Lunar New Year through dance, games, and art with a focus on Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions.

Chelmsford Winterfest

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: Downtown, Chelmsford, MA

For More Information: https://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/winterfest/

Spend time with friends and family after-hours at the Library and test your trivia knowledge! Teams and individual are welcome, drinks and snacks will be available.

‘Entre les rangs’ Light Exhibit at Boston Seaport

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 85 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.boston.com/events/arts/2019/12/02/a-colorful-interactive-public-art-installation-will-light-up-the-seaport-this-winter?s_campaign=bcom%3Asocialflow%3Afacebook&fbclid=IwAR2ukP7zWWlNFAblLk90pNEAqWahlGeQom3g6eL4m1WXhbYfOpBUnAJBao0&

Boston’s Seaport will welcome another illuminated, interactive art exhibit to the neighborhood.

The Seaport has partnered with Canadian art Production Company Creos and architectural firm KANVA on “Entre les rangs,” a twinkling collection of 28,000 handmade white crystalline stems topped with white reflectors that will be displayed on Seaport Common from Dec. 9 through Feb. 2, 2020.

Full of dancing, laughter, and some of the greatest songs ever written!

Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.

GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA

For More Information: https://ecotarium.org/exhibit/gear-up-the-science-of-bikes/

The EcoTarium museum of science and nature will present GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes, organized by Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh).

From schoolyards and mountain trails to bustling city streets, you encounter bicycles nearly every day. Since its inception in the late 19th century, the bicycle has affected how people live, work, and play. Its popularity has only grown over time, and it is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago.

Visitors learn how bikes work; what the history/evolution of the bike is; the science and technology behind the machine; and how bikes have impacted our culture. Like the bicycle itself, the exhibit has been designed to appeal to people of all ages and with diverse interests, from STEM to design to history to art.

New England Aquarium Winter Activities

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Friday, February 14, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: Central Wharf, Boston, MA

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

Informative and entertaining live animal presentations happen at the Aquarium every day. During your visit, you can watch fur seals interact playfully with their trainers, turtles eat right from divers’ hands, and penguins eagerly eating delicious treats.

Live animal presentations allow visitors to get up close and personal with their favorite aquatic animals.

Exhibition: A Change in Atmosphere

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, February 16, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA

For More Information: https://theumbrellaarts.org/atmosphere

A Change in Atmosphere is a juried group exhibition representing works that have been fired with Wood, Salt, Soda, Pit, Sagger, or Raku processes.

Juried by Trevor Youngberg, the art selected for the exhibition embodies the current trends or movements being developed in the world of clay.

The exhibition showcases ceramics artists who utilize fire and atmosphere as a way to explore the surfaces of their work.

‘Out on a Limb’, a LexArt Woodworkers Guild show

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, February 16, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA

For More Information: https://www.lexart.org/exhibits-events

Many of their guilds offer demonstrations or lectures by artists. These are free and open to the public. Some are held in conjunction with show openings and receptions.

Exhibition: A Change in Atmosphere

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, February 16, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA

For More Information: https://theumbrellaarts.org/atmosphere

A Change in Atmosphere is a juried group exhibition representing works that have been fired with Wood, Salt, Soda, Pit, Sagger, or Raku processes.

Juried by Trevor Youngberg, the art selected for the exhibition embodies the current trends or movements being developed in the world of clay.

The exhibition showcases ceramics artists who utilize fire and atmosphere as a way to explore the surfaces of their work.

Little Women Exhibit at Fruitlands Museum

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA

For More Information: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/month/little-women.html

Join them as they celebrate the release of Sony & Columbia Pictures’ Little Women, filmed on location at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, Crane Beach and Castle Hill on The Crane Estate in Ipswich, and the Old Manse in Concord with several sites’ interiors, grounds, and gardens serving as historic sets and picturesque backgrounds in the movie.

Fruitlands Museum has been hosting programs that explore the novel, as well as some of the childhood experiences that inspired Louisa May Alcott, who lived in the Fruitlands farmhouse in 1843 at the age of ten. The Farmhouse attic is said to have been a major inspiration for the attic in her novel!

Fruitlands plans to continue the Little Women themed programs through the spring and summer and currently is running a special exhibition with paintings and drawings by May Alcott Nieriker, Louisa’s little sister and the inspiration for the character Amy.

Ice Skating at the Worcester Common Oval

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Monday, February 24, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA

For More Information: http://www.worcesterma.gov/worcester-common-oval/ice-skating

The Oval has piped-in music, skate rentals, concessions, holiday lights and more, making it a fun and affordable family-friendly activity. The rink is professionally managed by SMG, the DCU Center’s talented management team.

All Aboard! Trains! at Science Park

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, March 1, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: Science Park, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.mos.org/exhibits/trains-at-science-park

The Museum’s seasonal tradition continues with All Aboard! Trains at Science Park, their fun-for-all-ages temporary exhibit featuring classic winter landscapes and a hint of nostalgia.

Miniature trains, snow-covered peaks, engaging hands-on activities, and even a few surprises await!

Experience a whimsical setting where powered model trains at different scales run through various colorful scenes, complete with intricately created décor, buildings, and even people.

You can also check out smaller wooden train tables where you can lay your own tracks and engineer layouts—moving trains by hand and around curves.

Gateway Makers Exhibition

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Saturday, March 14, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 62 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.gatewayarts.org/art/exhibitions/gateway-makers/

Inspired by the “Maker Movement”, Gateway Makers celebrates the artistic innovation found in the creation of objects.

Bending the boundaries of what constitutes “Art” to the mainstream, the “Maker Movement”, like Gateway Arts, fosters a community of raw creation.

Gateway Arts is a “maker space,” a supportive studio environment for adult artists with varying interests and abilities to experiment and create together.

With an array of materials, equipment, and technologies available, Gateway artists build, assemble, stitch, weave, model with clay, draw, paint, and innovate every day.

Gateway artists are Makers.

Consisting of weaving, ceramics, fabric, and folk art, Gateway Makers is a highly eclectic showcase of the dynamic work made in the Gateway studios.

The exhibition highlights the distinct style of each artist.

From the delicate stitched embroideries of Yasmin Arshad and Sidney Perry, to the boldly modeled clay owl by Barbara Brown and the playful papier-mâché banjo by Charles Hurvitz, the works shine with unique expression.

This exhibition is presented by the Gateway Gallery in collaboration with exhibition organizers Lorri Berenberg of the Berenberg Gallery, and Martha Richardson of Martha Richardson Fine Art.

Ice Skating On Frog Pond

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Saturday, March 14, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: Boston Common, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://bostonfrogpond.com/winter-programs/pricing-season-passes/

A hopping spot for ice-skating is Frog Pond on the Boston Common. Although dependent on the weather, Frog Pond has its own ice-making system. It also offers skate rentals and hot cocoa at the Pond Cottage.

The prime location of Frog Pond makes it easy to squeeze in just an hour or so of ice skating before or after another activity downtown.

Snowshoeing

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

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

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!

Snowshoes are available in sizes for toddlers through adults.

Reservations are available for groups of 10 or more only.

Boston Free Winter Fitness Series

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Friday, May 1, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: Various Locations, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/boston-parks-winter-fitness-series

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) have announced the Boston Parks Winter Fitness Series sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts from February 1 through May 1.

Public Stargazing Night at the BU Observatory

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Friday, May 1, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.bu.edu/astronomy/events/public-open-night-at-the-observatory/

The Public Open Night at the Observatory is a chance for people to come observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things they otherwise might not get to see, and learn some astronomy as well. The Open Nights are held most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, weather permitting.

Black Histories, Black Futures Exhibit at the MFA

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Saturday, June 20, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibition/black-histories-black-futures?utm_source=press&utm_medium=press-materials&utm_campaign=ex-black-histories

Curated by young scholars as part of the MFA’s new partnership with local youth empowerment organizations, Black Histories, Black Futures features 20th-century paintings and works on paper by artists of color and is a centerpiece of the Museum’s 150th anniversary celebration in 2020.

Drop-in Art Making at PEM

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: East India Square, Salem, MA

For More Information: https://www.pem.org/learn-play/kids-families

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.

Daily Tours & Talks at Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/visit/daily-tours-talks

Join their lively public tours and talks are a great way to enhance your Gardner experience.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor who wants an introduction to the Museum or a returning visitor who is looking for a deeper understanding of the collection, one of their lively talks or tours will fill the bill.

Behind the Scenes Tours at New England Aquarium

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020

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 their 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.

Mapparium Tours

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

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

Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe — one of the key attractions at the Library.

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.

The Library is also showing a complementary exhibit, “The Mapparium: An Inside View,” featuring never before made public letters, documents, and artifacts showcasing the construction, history, and significance of this magnificent architectural and artistic achievement.

Love is Calling Exhibit

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, February 7, 2021

Time: Varies

Location: 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/yayoi-kusama-love-calling

Representing the culmination of her artistic achievements, it exemplifies the breadth of her visual vocabulary—from her signature polka dots and soft sculptures to brilliant colors, the spoken word, and most importantly, endless reflections and the illusion of space.

It is composed of a darkened, mirrored room illuminated by inflatable, tentacle-like forms—covered in the artist’s characteristic polka dots—that extend from the floor and ceiling, gradually changing colors.

As visitors walk throughout the installation, a sound recording of Kusama reciting a love poem in Japanese plays continuously. Written by the artist, the poem’s title translates to Residing in a Castle of Shed Tears in English.

Exploring enduring themes including life and death, the poem poignantly expresses Kusama’s hope to spread a universal message of love through her art. LOVE IS CALLING will be accompanied by a focused presentation drawn from the ICA’s collection titled Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art After Kusama that will offer insight into Kusama’s influences and her important legacy on contemporary art.

Where the Questions Live: An Exploration of Humans in Nature

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, March 7, 2021

Time: Varies

Location: East India Square, Salem, MA

For More Information: https://www.pem.org/exhibitions/where-the-questions-live?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=What%27sOn%7CFebruary2020&utm_content=version_A

Where the Questions Live: An Exploration of Humans in Nature is a curiosity-driven, format-bending romp with artist Wes Sam-Bruce, that investigates the connections, metaphors, and experiences of human beings within the natural world.

This spirited, interactive art installation features a colorful variety of engaging structures, dimensional murals, transformed objects, hidden spaces, meditative poetry and hands-on activities.

Climb-a-Thon Benefitting Boston Children’s Hospital

Event Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: 445 High Street, Randolph, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climb-a-thon-benefitting-boston-childrens-hospital-tickets-81982904073?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Come and climb for a cause! Central Rock Randolph is hosting a climb-a-thon that benefits the Boston Children’s Miles for Miracle Marathon Team! The goal is to raise funds while having fun during this Climb-a-Thon! Participants will log how many successful routes they can complete on boulder and/or rope for the given time frame.

Groundhog Day & Climate Action Day: Drumlin Farm

Event Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: South Great Road, Lincoln, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/drumlin-farm/news-events/climate-action-day

Join them on Groundhog Day (Saturday, February 2) to dig into the science of climate and weather!

How has the New England climate changed and what can you do to help? Weather and climate activities will take place throughout the day, focusing on simple things families can do to make a difference. Hot cocoa and coffee will be provided.

Families will also have the chance to see Drumlin’s very own Ms. G, the Official State Groundhog of Massachusetts. Watch her make a prediction about the weather in the coming months—will we have 6 more weeks of winter or will we get an early spring?

Science on Screen, Jr.: Big Hero 6

Event Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://coolidge.org/films/big-hero-6

Before the film, an expert will speak about the robots of today and tomorrow.

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy adventure that introduces Baymax, a lovable personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada.

When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends — adrenaline junky Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred — who transform into a band of unlikely heroes.

Boston Chinese New Year Parade 2020

Event Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM

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

For More Information: https://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/chinese-new-year-parade.html

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

The parade route steps off at 11:00am and will march along John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road. The parade route winds through Kneeland Street, Essex Street, Harrison Ave, and a few other side streets.

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

The Chinese New Year parade gives visitors you a great opportunity to see traditional Lion Dances – and a perfect excuse to visit one of the neighborhood’s delicious restaurants.

2020 Quincy Lunar New Year Festival

Event Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time:  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 316 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA

For More Information: https://quincyasianresources.org/2020lunarnewyear

Please come to join them this year at the 31st Annual Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday, February 2nd 2020 at North Quincy High School. The festival is free to the public. Come one, come all!

First Sunday at MORI

Event Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA

For More Information: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/first-sundayfree-admission/

There’s a lot going on at the Museum of Russian Icons!

Enjoy free admission all day, courtesy of the Nypro Foundation, and check out their current exhibition Emil Otto Hoppe and the Ballets Russes, on view until March 8, 2020.

Check out their mini-exhibits too: From the Vault: The Lore of Saint Nicholas (until March 15, 2020) and Nuts About Nutcrackers (until March 8, 2020).

Acton Winter Carnival 2020

Event Date:  Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time:  4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton, MA

For More Information: http://www.acton-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5966/Winter-Carnival-2020?bidId=

Winter Carnival 2020 is a free community event in Acton, MA. There’s activities for all ages and it’s a great way to get outside during the winter months.

Dogs! A Science Tail at the Museum of Science

Event Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020 – Monday, May 25, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: Science Park, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.mos.org/exhibits/dogs-a-science-tail

They’re cuddly. They’re smart. You treat them like family.

From lovable companions to loyal protectors, dogs live and work alongside you—rescuing you from peril, sniffing out danger, or providing help to those in need.

The Museum’s newest temporary exhibition, Dogs!

A Science Tail, invites you to explore the science behind the bond between humans and dogs.

Through engaging, fun hands-on activities, find out how humans and dogs are both wired for social connection, which made it possible for these captivating creatures to nuzzle their way into human society and into your hearts.

Immersive interactive components invite you to discover dogs’ amazing senses and get the chance to see, hear, smell, and act like a dog.

Stories, Stories, Stories at BPL Codman Square Branch

Event Date: Monday, February 3, 2020 – Sunday, December 20, 2020

Time:  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA

For More Information: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5babc86dce74e024006e2f53

Join them for pre-school Storytime. There will be picture books, songs, and a craft. For kids ages 2-5.

This event takes place at the BPL Codman Square Branch.

Rosie’s Place Night at Rebel Rebel

Event Date: Monday, February 3, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Location: 1 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA

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

They’re coming together to support Rosie’s Place, an incredibly important organization that’s been providing much-needed services for homeless women in Boston since 1974. Today, Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter to women in need; they create answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services.

Come to Rebel Rebel, drink wine, and win prizes through a raffle that brought the whole community together.

Movie & Supper Club

Event Date: Monday, February 3, 2020 – Monday, February 24, 2020

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2362/movie-supper-club

A therapeutic group for young adults to participate in a kosher family-style dinner, watch movies, and discuss hot topics in their lives in a fun and supportive environment.

Boston Bowl Winter 2019-2020

Event Date: Monday, February 3, 2020 – Monday, February 24, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 820 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2361/boston-bowl-winter-2019-2020

All participants, staff, volunteers, and professional bowlers are divided into teams and bowl for strikes. A great time for all to socialize with old and new friends! Kosher dinner and snacks provided, for ages 35+

Deborah Davidson’s ‘Dissipate. Disappear. Dispel.’

Event Date: Monday, February 3, 2020 – Friday, February 28, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 20 Sacramento Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: http://www.maudmorganarts.org/event/chandler-gallery-current-exhibit/2020-02-28/

The Chandler Gallery welcomes yet another amazing artist! Deborah Davidson’s ‘Dissipate. Disappear. Dispel.’ features a unique collection of line drawings displayed on black columns.

Deborah Davidson blurs the line between art and magic.

In the same way magicians use sleight of hand or illusions to make the impossible seem real, so too does “Dissipate. Disappear. Dispel,” Davidson’s upcoming exhibition at the Chandler Gallery.

Her arrangement of black columns and line drawings sounds simple and may be minimalist in principle but, when put together, present more than what initially meets the eye.

Especially for Me! Free Sensory-Friendly Afternoons

Event Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Time:  1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/visit/accessibility-inclusion-especially-me

Come explore the accessible Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods.

Sensory-Friendly Afternoons are all about inclusion.

During these events, the museum is open to the general public, but group visits and birthday parties are not scheduled, to avoid crowding and support access to exhibits.

Resources available to prepare for your visit include Story Guides to the Museum and Discovery Woods, as well a Sensory Guide.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Event Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2384/meditation-and-mindfulness-2019-2020

Join their social work intern, Makenzie Gagne, for a 30 minute taste of meditation and mindfulness! She will introduce different techniques each session. All are welcome!

Caribbean American You Count Boston 2020

Event Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 6 Norfolk Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://authenticcaribbeanfoundation.org/?post_type=events&p=357

They welcome you, Caribbean nationals and those of Caribbean descendant and friends of the Caribbean to their series of Caribbean American You Count on issues affecting the communities.

Are you prepared? How will you be prepared both here in the diaspora and in the Caribbean region? How to help family members? Climate Change, is it real? Are you ready for it?

Authentic Caribbean Foundation Inc. is non-profit organization which advances and advocates the interest of the Caribbean American community in the State of Massachusetts where they specialize in assistance the vulnerable, the kids with disability through their programs Kids for Arts preserving their heritage and strengthen the culture, Learning Disability providing books and program support and Pediatrics providing equipment’s to the kids in the Caribbean region who needs medical equipment.

They welcome your participation, input and discussion at this open meeting.

Live Entertainment and complimentary Caribbean food.

BASG’s 4th Annual: Invite to Ignite

Event Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: 1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basgs-4th-annual-invite-to-ignite-tickets-85677416459?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

They believe the best antidote to the atrocities of the day is ACTION. So if you’re among the many frustrated by current events, they invite you to come be uplifted and maybe even enticed into getting involved.

For the last three years in February, the Boston Area Sustainability Group (BASG) has hosted a special evening to celebrate the positive actions of local groups with the goal of providing a breadth of opportunity for our members to sample volunteer opportunities. They do this in a rapid-fire manner to leave ample time for their “Speed Dating for Cause” portion of the evening.

Greater Boston Pizza and Parsha Fall/Winter 2019-2020

Event Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Time: 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2377/greater-boston-pizza-and-parsha-fall-winter-2019

Come join New England for fun kosher pizza nights and interesting Torah lessons! This program is for ages 18+

Tunnel of Love at Christopher Columbus Park

Event Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – Friday, February 28, 2020

Time: Varies

 Location: Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.foccp.org/events/february-leap-into-love?fbclid=IwAR2ObE2sZ6e6AwEWsrYB4RKs3PW0DyS9EDS2gQDru8qF1ER9BMhOH3eBdlc

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.

You can enter a photo from your visit on Instagram (#FOCCP) for a chance to win 4 tickets to a waterfront sunset cruise.

Y.E.S! 2020 Kickoff Event

Event Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: 132 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA

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

Join them on Wednesday, February 5th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Wahlburgers for an evening of connecting with fellow Dress for Success Boston supporters, and discover the benefits of a Y.E.S! Membership.

The fee is $8 and a percentage of proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Boston. Includes light bites and refreshments.

Link20 Advocacy Group

Event Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 – Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2355/link20-advocacy-group

Link20 is global social movement led by a network of young activists, with and without disabilities. Their goals are to raise awareness on the right of people with disabilities to be fully included in their society and to strengthen young activities’ leadership skills and influence in promoting inclusion and social justice. A light dinner will be provided. For young adults with and without disabilities, ages 18-35.

MFA 150th Anniversary Celebration & Open House

Event Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/press-release/150th-anniversary

One of the nation’s oldest art museums, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), was founded on February 4, 1870.

In celebration of its 150th anniversary, the Museum is hosting a free day on February 5, inviting the community to sign up for free first-year memberships, explore highlights of the global collection, and join a celebratory moment with Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, Riley the Museum Dog and MFA staff.

Free First Thursday

Event Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA

For More Information: https://fitchburgartmuseum.org/fam-first-thursdays/

Explore the galleries at night and see them in a different light.

Enjoy free admission and exhibition tours throughout the evening.

Norwood Bowl 2019-2020

Event Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020 – Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: 65 Cottage Street, East Norwood, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2385/norwood-bowling-winter-2019

Join New England Yachad for The South Area Bowling League in Norwood! Kosher snacks and drinks provided. For ages 35+

Bunny Yoga Fundraiser for House Rabbit Network @ The Crompton Collective

Event Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 138 Green Street, White Room, Worcester, MA

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

Please join them for a bunny yoga fundraiser at The Crompton Collective (in the White Room) in Worcester to benefit House Rabbit Network (HRN)!

This bunny yoga fundraiser will be taught by their wonderful volunteer yoga teacher, Jen Songer. The class will be suitable for yoga beginners, experienced yogis, and even just taking breaks to hang with the bunnies!

Cooking with Yachad – Winter Favorites

Event Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2403/cookin-with-yachad—winter-favorites

Learn about nutrition and food safety, and improve your cooking skills. Hands-on making of salads, main courses, and desserts! Then you’ll enjoy dinner all together. Monthly class will be taught by trained culinary instructor, Gabrielle Redner. All activities adhere to Kosher rules.

Self Advocacy and Life Hacks

Event Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020 – Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2400/self-advocacy-and-life-hacks-winter-session

A new 15 week series about personal growth and life skills for adults with disabilities. This weekly series is led by experienced social worker Shifrah Marcus, and it aims to develop qualities of self-reliance, resilience and personal growth. Includes a Kosher meal.

For the Love of Giving! Networking & Trivia

Event Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Time:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 113 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA

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

Are you a young professional interested in giving back and making a social impact? Looking to learn more about philanthropy and how to make your giving more meaningful?

Join the Learning By Giving’s Emerging Leaders Council and Bekah Salwasser, Executive Director of the Boston Red Sox Foundation, for a fun night of learning, trivia & networking. They will be raffling fun prizes including a signed baseball by Xander Bogaerts!

Australia Bush Fire Relief Concert at Bill’s Bar!

Event Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 5 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/australia-bush-fire-relief-concert-at-bills-bar-tickets-91032624029?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Join them at Bill’s Bar Boston on Thursday, February 6th at 7pm for a great cause.

They’re hosting a Bushfire relief concert from 7pm-9pm.

Live Music with Finding Molly and great raffle prizes.

Tickets cost $5 and each ticket purchase comes with 1 raffle ticket.

100% of proceeds from tickets and raffle prizes will be donated to the Humane Society Animal Rescue Fund.

RAW’S Really Awesome Women’s Breakfast 2020

Event Date: Friday, February 7, 2020

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: 37 Central Square, Lynn, MA

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

This year’s breakfast is about exploring what becomes possible when you open up and connect. They invite you to join them and RAW’s amazing young women as they share their experiences and learn from each other.

Take it to the Curator

Event Date: Friday, February 7, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA

For More Information: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/take-it-to-the-curator-2/

The assessment includes the approximate age of your icon, where and how it was made, and for what purpose it was made.

Find out if your icon is a Church icon or an icon for domestic display, and receive information on conservation and appraisal services.

Peter Gammons’ Hot Stove Business of Baseball Lunch

Event Date: Friday, February 7, 2020

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://foundationtobenamedlater.org/wordpress/events/#hscm

A high profile roster of some of baseball’s leading minds are joining together for an interactive Hot Stove season discussion on the ever-changing state of pitching in Major League Baseball. Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci, former Chicago Cubs & Boston Red Sox Pitcher Ryan Dempster, Retired Pitcher Roger “Rocket” Clemens, Minnesota Twins Pitcher Rich Hill, Cleveland Indians Pitcher Aaron Civale, Chicago Cubs Director of Strategic Initiatives for Baseball Operations Craig Breslow, Boston Red Sox Pitching Coach David Bush, and New York Yankees Pitching Coach Matt Blake will join the discussion, moderated by Hall of Fame Baseball Writer Peter Gammons and Boston Globe Reporter Alex Speier. Proceeds from the event benefit Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later.

SoWa First Friday

Event Date: Friday, February 7, 2020

Time:  5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.sowaartists.com/calendar/

The artists of SoWa Artists Guild invite you to visit SoWa First Friday, free and open to the public!

More than 80 artists’ studios at 450 Harrison Avenue in the SoWa Art + Design District in the South End of Boston will be open from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

You’ll meet artists and experience a wide variety of original contemporary art that is available for you to browse and buy.

Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for Adults

Event Date: Friday, February 7, 2020

Time:  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/broadmoor/69260-owl-prowl-adventures-under-the-moon-for-adults

Do all owls really hoot?

Why can’t you hear them fly?

Join them as you learn about their local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for their resident screech, barred and great horned owls.

The Rouge Party

Event Date: Friday, February 7, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: 49 Melcher Street, Boston, MA

For More Information:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rouge-party-tickets-88975099919?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Join them for an evening of music, drinks, raffles, food and fun!! Free Hors D’Oeuvres and a Glass of Champagne for the first 30 Guests.

All proceeds from entry and raffles will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%. Please support St. Jude’s mission and join them on this amazing cause!

45th Boston Science Fiction Film Festival

Event Date: Friday, February 7, 2020 – Monday, February 17, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

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

The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival (“Boston SciFi”) is an 11-day cinematic event held at the historic Somerville Theatre from February 7th to the 17th. The 2020 edition marks their 45th anniversary as the longest running genre fest in America.

The first nine days consist of a traditional film festival. Whether they be features, shorts, webisodes, workshops, parties or a new Hollywood film, BostonSciFi emphasizes emerging directors with distinct visions from around the globe.

The Festival concludes with The Original Binge View, The Marathon (a.k.a., “The ‘Thon”), a 24-hour orgiastic motion picture endurance test. Imagine 750 close friends (maybe) sitting in a vintage movie theatre straining eyeballs and tush muscles watching everything from classics, soon to be classics and the occasional schlock disaster.

Photography Exhibition – The Path Taken: Photography by Lawrence Mullings

Event Date: Friday, February 7, 2020 – Sunday, April 26, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=2141&DayPlannerDate=2/8/2020

On any given day, Lawrence Mullings can be found exploring the paths and hidden corners of the Arboretum.

While walking in the landscape to regain his health, his joy in photography was rekindled.

He saw how the Arboretum was many different things to him, and to the many different people who come here from around the neighborhood and around the world.

To Mullings, the Arboretum is its trees, as well as the myriad ways visitors enjoy them and this landscape.

Now revived in spirit and in creativity, Mullings brings to their exhibition the inspirational scenes he has captured along the “Paths” he has taken throughout the year.

Lawrence Mullings is also an Arnold Arboretum docent who leads tours in their landscape.

Raise Your Own Backyard Chickens – Live Closer to the Earth!

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: 1465 Brush Hill Road, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://wakefieldtrust.org/events-calendar/details/302-raise-your-own-backyard-chickens.html

Have you been thinking of living closer to the earth and reducing your carbon footprint?

Growing your own food and enjoying your own fresh eggs is a great way to start!

It can be a true delight and fun for the whole family.

The Wakefield Estate’s annual Backyard Homesteading workshop on raising your own chickens is designed for people interested in learning how to start a backyard coop and grow healthy, productive chickens for years of enjoyment and fresh food.

After the indoor portion of the workshop, there will be a tour of the coops and chicken tractors on site, so dress accordingly.

Suggested donation for the workshop is $20; $15 for members.

Cupid’s Chase 5k

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 595 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA

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

7th Annual Cupids Chase 5k.

The 5k will be held in Wakefield on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

The race starts at 10:00am.

This is a USATF sanctioned event. The course is flat and fast around Lake Quannapowitt.

There will be a post-race party with awards, food and beer!

All race proceeds benefit the National MS Society and Neurofibromatosis Northeast.

I Heart Science: A Museum Festival for All Ages

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time:  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

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

Awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers.

Meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, and carnivorous plants. Hear short talks on current research at Harvard.

Explore fermenting microbes in action as they perform in a musical art installation! Bring your own collections to show to local shell and minerals clubs.

This program has something for everyone and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages.

Family Animal Tracking Adventure!

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/69812-family-animal-tracking-adventure

Have you ever wondered how wild animals survive in winter?

Become a ‘Nature Detective’ and learn about ‘stories in the snow’ and many other signs that wildlife leave behind as clues to how and where they travel to find food, water, and shelter.

In addition, you will learn about various animal adaptions which help them survive and thrive in harsh conditions.

This program begins in the auditorium with a hands-on investigation of animal specimens and artifacts.

Then you’ll hike into the forest around Trailside to look for tracks and signs of their local wildlife.

Please wear sturdy winter boots and weather-appropriate, layered clothing.

Cupid’s Undie Run Boston

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 82 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://my.cupids.org/cur/city/Boston

This February, be a part of Cupid’s Undie Run, a ‘brief,’ mile(ish) fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party – all to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic tumor disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 births.

They run in their undies because those affected with NF can’t cover up their tumors to feel more comfortable, so why should they?

So start a team of your friends, join a team, or run solo, just come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF research (and earn some cool fundraising rewards too!).

3rd Annual Chocolate Festival

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time:  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 87 Church Street, Wilmington, MA

For More Information: http://wilmingtonumc.org/announcements.php

Do not miss the chocolate goodness at the 3rd Annual Chocolate Festival at Wilmington United Methodist Church.

Come sample a great variety of chocolate delights including cookies, cakes, brownies, bars and candies.

Opening Reception for After Spiritualism: Loss and Transcendence

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time:  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA

For More Information: https://fitchburgartmuseum.org/spring-opening-reception/

This art exhibition will use the history of Spiritualism in New England as inspiration to consider mourning and transcendence in contemporary art.

This event is the opening reception open to all for this show at the Fitchburg Art Museum and they hope to see you all there on February 8th, 2020!

Building Bridges Unity Fundraiser

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time:  4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 4 Hill Top Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.wab2g.org/events

Come and celebrate the We Are Better Together Warren Daniel Hairston Project ‘s 1st Annual Building Bridges Fundraiser.

The event features community honorees, food, live music, silent auction and is attended by a diverse gathering of civic, and community members from Boston.

They will be honoring two individuals that support their organization and mission. Through their work, honorees have demonstrated their commitment to changing the narrative related to community violence to affirm the humanity of all of the children.

Friends of Lynnfield Recreation – 2nd Annual Pioneer Pride Cornhole Tournament

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 63 Bay State Road, Wakefield, MA

For More Information: https://lynnfieldma.myrec.com/info/default.aspx

Join them on Saturday, February 8th at 6:00pm at the Wakefield Elks, for their 2nd Annual Pioneer Pride Cornhole Tournament: Cornhole in Paradise! Enjoy a fun-filled adult night out, while helping support Lynnfield Recreation’s mission of enriching the lives of Lynnfield residents through abundant quality programs, events, fields and facilities.

Family Owl Prowl

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/69811-family-owl-prowl

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

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.

Remembering Simeon

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time:  7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 120 Quarry Street, Quincy, MA

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

PCCO’s first fundraising gala on Saturday February 8th. This is an elegant affair to honor their partners & community members.

For eight years, PCCO has assisted people of all ages with the process of healing through various social activities and community events in Boston. This February, they will host their first annual gala to honor and remember the “Angel-versary” of Simeon Jelani; who’s stillbirth on February 7th 2011 laid their foundation, as they also appreciate those who have supported them in their mission.

This year during their gala, they will showcase all that they have done over the past 8 years. They will honor the mothers they have worked with in their #TeamSimeon Mothers of Loss Healing group and recognize the sponsors that have been with them from their very first event.

Their main goal is to honor and recognize those that help make their work possible. Secondly their goal is to raise funds in order to continue on with their mission and the work that they do for the community.

They invite you to attend this Winter Wonderland themed event to help them raise money towards many more years of advocating for positive mental and emotional healing in the community.

Hot Stove Cool Music Concert

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://foundationtobenamedlater.org/wordpress/events/#hscm

Letters to Cleo will headline an all-star lineup of performers at the 20th anniversary Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert, along with Belly’s Tanya Donelly and Gail Greenwood, Peter Gammons & The Hot Stove All-Stars, Band of Their Own, and an all-star revue of the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main Street. Proceeds from the concert benefit Paul and Theo Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later. Legendary actor Mike O’Malley, former Red Sox great Kevin Youkilis and NESN’s Tom Caron will serve as masters of ceremony.

Performers that evening include Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom) and Mike Gent (The Figgs) – curators of the Rolling Stones Revue, Ted Leo, Will Dailey, Duke Levine (J. Geils Band/Peter Wolf), former New York Yankee legend Bernie Williams, former Red Sox Jake Peavy and Lenny DiNardo, Chris Cote (The Upper Crust), Ty Taylor (Vintage Trouble), Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), legendary New York singer Genya Ravan, Cliff Notez, and local supergroup Band of Their Own featuring Kay Hanley, Donelly and Greenwood (Belly), Jenny Dee (Jenny Dee & The Delinquents), Jen Trynin, Magen Tracy, Hilken Mancini (Fuzzy) and special guest Cherie Currie of The Runaways.

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.

Night Out Benefitting Boston Children’s Hospital

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Location: 200 Webster Street, Hanover, MA

For More Information:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-out-benefiting-boston-childrens-hospital-tickets-83880285191?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Come out socialize for a cause on Saturday, February 8th. They are raising funds for Boston Children’s Hopsital and the Miles for Miracles Team! The evening will include live music, appetizers, raffles and a cash bar! They are looking forward to gathering together to help local Hanover mom, Rophe Mason, reach her fundraising goal of $10,000. This past year her oldest son Elias’ has been a patient of both BCH and Dana-Farber!

The 12th Annual Boston Winter Ball

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time:  9:00 PM

Location: 138 St 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 12th 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 12th annual Boston Winter Ball will benefit the Corey C. Griffin Foundation and its many youth and healthcare programs.

Parkinson’s Revolution

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 800 Boylston Street, Suite STE013, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://charity.gofundme.com/parkinsonsrevolution

Every 9 minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s Revolution is an indoor cycling experience taking place February 8 that combines passion, determination and community to generate awareness and advance the mission toward a cure.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays

Event Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

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

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/events/sensory-friendly-sundays-3/

Learn about the incredible history of America’s Ship of State in a quieter setting, without loud sounds or flashing lights, and before they open to the public at 10:00am.

Design a ship, furl a sail, and scrub the decks in their hands-on exhibits that are designed for sailors of all abilities and backgrounds.

Boston Farm & Fiber Show at Boston Public Market

Event Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 100 Hanover Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.newenglandfarmtofiber.com/events-1/3rd-annual-boston-farm-fiber-festival-2020

This Boston festival, dedicated to New England fiber farmers and producers, returns to the Boston Public Market with over 25 local vendors in attendance.

On display will be various fibers, yarns, and crafts representing a host of heritage sheep breeds including Merino, Shetland, Cormo, Leicester Longwool, and even alpaca wool.

After browsing through all the soft fibers the festival has to offer, watch a weaving or spinning demonstration, pet the sheep on-site, or listen in on an expert panel of women in the farm fiber industry.

NYCIFF presents Kid Flicks One

Event Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://coolidge.org/events/nyciff-presents-kid-flicks-one

Bigger, brighter, bolder—change is in the air in New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) Kid Flicks One, brimming with fun and clever stories of growth and transformation.

If you’ve ever been the youngest of the group, you’ll sympathize with the little tadpole who always falls a tad behind in the charming ​KUAP​. Catching up on penmanship is the name of the game if you want to graduate from pencils in the winning doc ​Pen Licence​. Then little ones are in charge and grown-ups get to play when the hilarious ​Flipped​ reworks the script.

These shorts and so much more await you!

SoWa Second Sunday

Event Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Time:  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.sowaartists.com/calendar/

The artists of SoWa Artists Guild are happy to announce their newest event, SoWa Second Sunday, free and open to the public!

More than 80 artists will be in their studios at 450 Harrison Avenue in the SoWa Art + Design District on the second Sunday of every month, from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

You can meet the artists, see a wide variety of original contemporary art and if you like, buy art that you love directly from the people who make it.

Film Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

Event Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA

For More Information: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/film-diaghilev/

This documentary includes footage of performances by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, the Paris Opera Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, and the New York City Ballet.

The film also includes sets and costumes from Diaghilev’s innovative productions, as well as interviews with dancers, musicians, and scholars.

This film was made possible by the HRH Foundation.

Fun with Animal Footprints and Signs

Event Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Time:  1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/results/broadmoor/family/exact/(keywords)/Tracking

Have you wondered what animal made those tracks?

Do otters like sledding?

Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard?

Come find out how to solve these mysteries as you explore Broadmoor looking for tracks and signs of otters, rabbits, deer, coyote and many other animals.

Learn what tracks can tell you about which animals are active during the winter, where they go and how they survive.

Animal Tracking at Broadmoor for Adults

Event Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Time:  2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/results/broadmoor/adults/exact/(startDate)/01-12-2020/(keywords)/Tracking

Winter is a great time to look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter at Broadmoor during the cold winter months.

Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues left by many creatures including deer, fisher and coyote.

Enjoy a guided walk as you search for signs of their local winter wildlife.

Annual Tu B’Shvat Seder

Event Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 35 Morseland Avenue, Newton, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/13989/annual-tu-bshevat-seder-with-congregation-shaarei-tefillah

Please Join Yachad New England for their annual Tu b’Shevat Seder with Congregation Shaarei Tefillah! They’ll have dinner, hear about Israeli ecology and inclusion at their community Tu b’Shevat Seder. A dairy dinner will be served with non-dairy and gluten free options available.  Please let them know if you have allergies or dietary restrictions.

South Asian Showdown – Best Bollywood/Fusion Dance Competition

Event Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Time:  6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.southasianshowdown.com/2020/

The South Asian Showdown is a national competition with great bollywood/fusion teams from all over North America that come to Boston.

Bollywood/Fusion is a style of dance from India that is based out of the state of Mumbai that highlights the Bollywood industry.

First Stage Student Open Mic Night

Event Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 57 Andrews Avenue, Wayland, MA

For More Information: http://www.artswayland.com/shop/first-stage-open-mic

This open mic, specifically for students in grades 5 through 12, gives aspiring musicians an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of friends, family, neighbors, and the larger community.

They welcome everyone from rock bands to classical soloists.

They have a large stage, a newly tuned baby grand piano and an audience who keep their conversations low and applause levels HIGH!

Refreshments available and chaperones are welcome.

Autograph signing with Torey Krug, David Pastrnak, David Krejci, and Charlie McAvoy

Event Date: Monday, February 10, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 443 West Broadway, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autograph-signing-with-torey-krug-david-pastrnak-david-krejci-and-charlie-coyle-of-the-boston-tickets-90320951397?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

They are so excited to announce that Torey Krug, David Pastrnak, Charlie Coyle, and David Krejci have generously agreed to join their fundraiser! They will have an hour long autograph signing, along with music provided by local country music artist Dalton and the Sherrifs. Come by and enjoy a drink, great music, and some good times. One ticket includes: one drink, one raffle ticket, light bites, and one autographed item with each player. All proceeds benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation Marathon Team!

Book Bugs: Farm Fun for Little Ones

Event Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: 5 Chestnut Hill Farm, Southboro, MA

For More Information: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/metro-west/event-50118.html#BC

Bring your little bug (ages 2-6) to the farm for an interactive children’s story time.

They’ll read a farm story, make a craft, have a kid-friendly snack, and explore the farm!

In February, they will learn what different animals do in the winter, make pinecone birdfeeders for their feathered friends, and say hi to the goats and sheep!

Carroll’s Clues and Brews

Event Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 45 Union Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://carroll.org/events/carrolls-clues-and-brews/

The Carroll Center for the Blind and The Bell in Hand Tavern proudly present the first-ever Carroll’s Clues and Brews. Located at America’s Oldest Tavern in the heart of Boston, join them for a night of trivia, laughs, networking and the opportunity to make a difference. Whether you want to channel your competitive nature or simply relax after a day’s work, you’ll be sure to have a great time quizzing the night away with them. Each ticket includes entry to trivia night, one (1) specialty drink and access to an awesome raffle.

This isn’t just any trivia night – it’s trivia with a purpose. With every purchase, you can be sure you are helping The Carroll Center for the Blind serve individuals of all ages and all stages of vision loss in your community through life skills improvement and educational support as well as technology and vocational training to achieve independence and lead fulfilling lives.

Weir River Farm Winter Barnyard Story Hour

Event Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA

For More Information: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/south-of-boston/event-50193.html

Come by the red barn for their winter version of their popular “Story Hour” series. Visit the animals in the barnyard in their thick winter coats and spend time with the bunny and guinea pig in the classroom. Color a winter coloring page or make a winter farm craft. Start off the hour with a winter themed story and finish the hour in the barnyard. The animals can’t wait to see you!

Tinkering with Toys: Made to Move

Event Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/event/tinkering-toys-made-move

Join them as they explore linkages – the mechanisms inside many toys that produce basic movements.

They’ll be using cardboard, brads, and other simple materials to create pieces that can wave, jump, or dance back-and-forth.

Gateway Makers Artists’ Reception

Event Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 62 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.gatewayarts.org/art/exhibitions/gateway-makers/

A reception celebrating the Gateway Makers exhibition, a showcase of artistically innovative objects and Gateway artists’ contributions to the Maker Movement.  Refreshments will be served.

Inspired by the “Maker Movement”, the Gateway Makers exhibition celebrates the artistic innovation found in the creation of objects. Gateway Makers is presented by the Gateway Gallery in collaboration with exhibition organizers Lorri Berenberg of the Berenberg Gallery, and Martha Richardson of Martha Richardson Fine Art.

Bending the boundaries of what constitutes “Art” to the mainstream, the “Maker Movement”, like Gateway Arts, fosters a community of raw creation.  Gateway Arts is a “maker space,” a supportive studio environment for adult artists with varying interests and abilities to experiment and create together. With an array of materials, equipment, and technologies available, Gateway artists build, assemble, stitch, weave, model with clay, draw, paint, and innovate every day.  Consisting of weaving, ceramics, fabric, and folk art, Gateway Makers is a highly eclectic showcase of the dynamic work made in the Gateway studios. The exhibition highlights the distinct style of each artist.

All for Australia at Franklin Park Zoo

Event Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time:  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/all-for-australia/

In response to the catastrophic bushfires in Australia, Zoo New England will host All for Australia, an evening ticketed fundraiser inside Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest Pavilion.

All event proceeds will benefit Zoos Victoria’s Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund, which is supporting the critical care and long-term recovery of Australian wildlife.

Tickets are $30 and include hors d’oeuvres, animal encounters, and musical performances by The Bag Family Band.

Franklin Park Zoo is home to a number of animals native to Australia including red kangaroo, emu, Gouldian finch, black swan, tawny frogmouth, laughing kookaburra, Australian walking stick, blue-tongued skink, sulphur crested cockatoo, budgerigar, palm cockatoo, and more.

Galentine’s Day Party

Event Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 138 Saint James Avenue, Boston, MA

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

They’re back for year two! OAK Long Bar + Kitchen and The Food Lens are joining forces again to throw a party for ladies to celebrate the ladies in their lives the day before Valentine’s Day, popularly known as Galentine’s Day. On Thursday, February 13, from 6:00–9:00pm, join their soirée for a night of sipping, snacking, and sweets—all while supporting a local charity that serves homeless women.

Tickets are $55 and include all food, two specialty cocktails, the wine tasting, and a charitable monetary donation. They will donate $10 from your ticket to Women’s Lunch Place, a daytime shelter on Newbury Street offering a safe sanctuary, nutritious meals and critical support services for Boston women experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Boston Bruins Casino Night

Event Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 1 Broadway, Everett, MA

For More Information: https://www.nhl.com/bruins/community/casino-night

Spend an evening with your favorite Boston Bruins players while participating alongside them in casino games. Join Boston Bruins current players and alumni at Encore Boston on Thursday, February 13th for “Casino Night Presented By JetBlue” benefiting the Boston Bruins Foundation.

Playa Azul

Event Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 9:30 PM

Location: 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

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

The Harvard Venezuelan Student Association invites you to escape the cold and enter the tropical party of Playa Azul. All proceeds will go to Maniapure Foundation.

Museum of African American History Boston Free Admission

Event Date: Friday, February 14, 2020 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

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

As part of the Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation’s Black History Month celebration, the club and its official team charity will provide free access to the Museum of African American History in Boston (MAAH) during school vacation week to honor the history and culture of African Americans.

The Red Sox Foundation is partnering with the Museum of African American History in Boston to offer complimentary admission and tours to all visitors from February 14-22. The MAAH is New England’s largest museum dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African Americans.

Everyday Engineering: Pop-up Cards

Event Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Time:  2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/event/everyday-engineering-pop-cards-0

Roses are red.

Violets are blue.

Join them and make a pop-up card or two!

Join them on Valentine’s Day to use some simple paper engineering and your own creativity to make a one-of-a-kind Valentine to share with family and friends (or just keep for yourself.)

Valentine’s Day: We Love Women’s Health Services!

Event Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Location: 1 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/525666688053012/

They’re coming together to support the Women’s Health Services, a women’s health clinic here in Boston, who needs help! Women’s Health Services provides gynecological health care and family planning services to people in New England, including safe abortion access. Today, they’re fighting for funding so they can keep their doors open and help people get the care they need. It’s imperative that you make sure this important clinic sticks around for all New Englanders.

Come to Rebel Rebel, drink wine, and win prizes through a raffle that brought the community together.

LAFF WITH YOUR LOVE: A Valentine’s Gala

Event Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 20 Ericsson Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/TEN25PRODUCTIONS/

Come Laff with Your Love, on Valentine’s Day as they raise awareness and funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enjoy the sounds of a live band during dinner, after the mix and mingle cocktail hour. After dinner laugh off a few calories as you enjoy the comedy show. If you are still wanting a little more for the night, stay and dance the rest of the night away with one of Boston’s best DJ’s.

Boskone: New England’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

Event Date: Friday, February 14, 2020 – Sunday, February 16, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA

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

Boskone is New England’s longest running science fiction and fantasy convention.

Join them for a weekend of fun at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston.

The Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Event Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

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

Winter’s here and with it, the Bald Eagles return to the Merrimack Valley.

Presented by Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center & Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

Come to Newburyport and Ames bury on Saturday, February 15, for a full day of fun indoor and outdoor activities celebrating the return of their Bald Eagles!

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

Celebrate National Engineers Week! Engineer a Bird Feeder

Event Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Sunday, February 16, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/event/celebrate-national-engineers-week-everyday-engineering-engineer-bird-feeder-0

Kick-off National Engineers Week and the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Design and build your own birdfeeder using simple, recycled, and repurposed materials.

Hang it in Discovery Woods for the birds, or bring your bird feeder home to feed your feathered friends in your own backyard!

LEGO Maritime Festival at USS Constitution Museum

Event Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

Time:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Navy Yards, Charlestown, MA

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/events/lego-maritime-festival-3/

Set sail with your family this February School Vacation Week at the USS Constitution Museum and build your own ship with LEGO and DUPLO Bricks.

Check out the Museum’s “Masters of Miniature” model ships exhibit for inspiration and enter your design into their daily competition!

Discovery Museum February Vacation Activities

Event Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

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

Join them as they celebrate National Engineers Week! Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with re-purposed and recycled materials.

Design, build and test out some simple tracks and mini roller-coasters. Make straightaways, loop-da-loops and hills out of tubing and cardboard to send marbles and golf balls on a thrilling ride.

Quincy’s Annual Presidents’ Day Family Winterfest

Event Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

Time:  12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Hancock-Adams Common, Quincy, MA

For More Information: https://patch.com/massachusetts/boston/calendar/event/1581786000/755548/quincys-annual-presidents-day-family-winterfest

There is no better place to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than in the City of Presidents! Quincy’s Winterfest offers fun for the whole family on Saturday, February 15th from 12pm-5pm. With outdoor interactive experiences, live music, and special performances, there is something for everyone!

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance

Event Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: 268 East Main Street, Avon, MA

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

Please join them for a Valentine’s Dinner and Dance. This is the Love Party of the Year! Come and celebrate with them.

Enjoy a lovely evening of dinner, dancing, expressions of love, and games.

Proceeds to benefit Children’s Education in Liberia.

Discovery Museum February Vacation Activities

Event Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

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

Join them as they celebrate National Engineers Week! Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with re-purposed and recycled materials.

Design, build, and test out some simple tracks and mini roller-coasters. Make straightaways, loop-da-loops and hills out of tubing and cardboard to send marbles and golf balls on a thrilling ride.

Boston Children’s Museum February School Vacation Activities

Event Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

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

Engineering Everywhere! February Vacation Week

Celebrate Engineers Week 2020 by engaging in hands-on engineering challenge activities that will help you “Invent Amazing.”

Explore different fields of engineering and see how creative you can be!

25th Annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival

Event Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.brattlefilm.org/2020/02/15/bugs-bunny-film-festival-18/

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 you love – Daffy, Taz, Tweety, and more!

One thing hasn’t changed, however, all the films will be shown uncut on 35mm film!

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!

The Great American Party 18

Event Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Location: 1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-american-party-18-tickets-90058259679?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

For the 18th consecutive year, Ladies and Gentlemen, START YOUR ENGINES!

Please join The Great American Foundation and Team Frate Train at Ned Devine’s in Boston’s Faneuil Hall on Sunday, February 16th, for the 18th Annual Great American Party. Their annual charity bash/concert/Daytona 500 watch party starts at 11am sharp and as always, it’s highly recommended to rock your favorite USA-themed/auto racing-inspired gear. They’ll have everything you’ve come to expect from race day – an elaborate Pose Photo Booth, raffles, betting, and their signature contests, Miss DAYTONA and The Mustache Championship.

Guess who’s back?! BearFight, Boston’s premier party band, will once again headline the event. If you know, you know. If you haven’t seen these guys play, buckle up. Plus they’ll have The Jabroni’s (DJ Tumi and DJ Cammmy V) as usual throughout the day/night.

And it wouldn’t be a real TGAP without a special surprise, right? So thrilled to announce that Todd Angilly, your Boston Bruins anthem singer, will be kicking off the day with The Star Spangled Banner! And rumor has it he’s a big NASCAR fan so they just might convince him to stay to watch the race.

All proceeds from this year’s event are going to Team Frate Train to help their legendary crusade against ALS.

Everybody Fights to Cease Canine Cancer!

Event Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020

Time: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: 15 Channel Center Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442254375935559/

Everybody Fights is teaming up with Cease Canine Cancer! Join them for TRAIN, a full-body circuit class and 100% of your $35 ticket will fund the National Canine Cancer Foundation.

One Night in Al-Aqsa Movie

Event Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: 395 Artisan Way, Somerville, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-night-in-al-aqsa-movie-boston-tickets-90398320811?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Join them for an exclusive screening of this film on Sun, Feb 16th at the AMC Assembly Row 12, Auditorium #6 and uncover the mysteries of Al-Aqsa, one of the holiest and most-beloved mosques in the world.

Doors open at 6pm, and the film will start at 6:30pm. The night will also feature a fundraising presentation of their work and programs in Palestine. Tour and fundraising proceeds will go towards our Palestine programs.

Through funds raised for this project, Al Makassed hospital will be able to expand their imaging-Radiology department and neonatal unit through the renovation of the existing site and adding new space for each department. The project aims to increase the number of treated patients by 25% in the imaging-Radiology department as well as an increase of 10 incubators, allowing the hospital to serve 450-600 neonate inpatients a year.

February Vacation Week at Mary Baker Eddy Library

Event Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

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/

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.

MFA February Vacation Week Activities

Event Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 – Friday, February 21, 2020

Time:  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/programs/kids-and-family-programs/school-vacation-weeks

Looking for fun things to do with the kids over February Vacation?

The MFA is hosting February Vacation Week Activities offering a wide range of ongoing activities for children, such as art-making workshops, interactive theatrical performances, and family-oriented gallery tours.

Celebrate Feb Fest at the MIT Museum

Event Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

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

Join them for Feb Fest, their annual celebration during February school vacation, with daily hands-on activities, tours, workshops, and more.

February School Vacation at Tower Hill

Event Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 – Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA

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

The public is invited to Tower Hill Botanic Garden for February school vacation week when activities for all ages are scheduled to help cure cabin fever.

Celebrate Little Joe’s 27th Birthday!

Event Date: Monday, February 17, 2020

Time: 10:15 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/celebrate-little-joe-s-27th-birthday/

The gorilla exhibit will be festively decorated, and the gorillas will enjoy treats made especially for them.

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 served.

After you’ve had your fill of cake, be sure to explore the rest of the Tropical Forest, where there will be special zookeeper chats and crafts for February school vacation week.

In honor of Little Joe’s birthday, help gorillas by recycling your own phone or tablet.

Franklin Park Zoo has teamed up with Eco-Cell, a company that partners with zoos across the country, to collect your recycled cell phones and refurbish them for reuse.

A Visit from Abraham Lincoln at the Concord Museum

Event Date: Monday, February 17, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: Lexington Road at Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA

For More Information: https://concordmuseum.org/events/a-visit-with-president-lincoln-2/

What better way to celebrate Presidents’ Day than with a visit with Abraham Lincoln?

The Museum is pleased to again host Steve Wood and his performance as Abraham Lincoln. Wood’s first-person historical interpretation includes stories of Lincoln’s early life, campaign debates, the Civil War, and concludes with a stirring reading of the Gettysburg Address.

February Vacation Week at The Ecotarium

Event Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 – Friday, February 21, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 22 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA

For More Information: https://ecotarium.org/programs-education/vacation-week-programs/

When school’s out, the EcoTarium is the place to be. Each February, April and December, their education team cooks up creative ways to learn and have fun — all designed especially for school-age kids and their families.

Peabody Essex Museum February Vacation Week Activities

Event Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 – Friday, February 21, 2020

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.

Join them for a week-long celebration of Black History Month and the exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle through family-friendly art making, music, storytelling and more with workshop collaborators Wee The People and Castle of our Skins.

Visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Event Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA

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

Visit their full-scale representation of the United States Senate Chamber, where you can vote on a current piece of legislation and listen to live debates on historical issues.

See a replica of Senator Kennedy’s Washington office and get a glimpse into his career and personality. Use digital tablets to engage with their unique exhibits for a high-tech, high-touch learning experience.

February Vacation Days at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Event Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – Friday, February 21, 2020

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/results/blue-hills/(keywords)/vacation

Learn about wildlife in the winter!

Children currently enrolled in grades K – 4 can stay at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum for one day, or for the entire week.

Their week will be filled with fun and learning through games, crafts, exploring the Blue Hills, and meeting some of Trailside’s resident animals up close.

Franklin Park Zoo February Vacation Week Fun

Event Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – Friday, February 21, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/discover/school-programs-camps/school-vacation-week/

Discover the weird, wacky and wonderful world of nature at their 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.

On Monday, February 18, don’t miss out on the birthday party for western lowland gorilla, Little Joe, who turns 26 in February!

Celebrate! Valerie Tutson: Tales From African Traditions

Event Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: Columbia Point, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/celebrate-family-programming/02-19-20-valerie-tutson

Drawing from her own travels, the internationally known storyteller brings to life myths, folktales, and historical accounts from the African continent and the African diaspora with beauty, humor, and wisdom.

Come explore the diverse and ancient cultures of Africa.

Friends Council Winter Social

Event Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 1 Lovejoy Wharf, Suite 101, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bgcb.org/get-involved/friends-council

Join the Friends Council of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) at their Winter Social on Wednesday, February 19 beginning at 6:00pm. Connect with like-minded peers, enjoy tasty bites, and learn more about spring volunteer opportunities with an active group of young supporters for BGCB. Whether you are a Friends Council member, interested in learning more, or just want to come out for a fun night, all are welcome!

24th Annual Hip Hop Festival

Event Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020

Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: 85 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://agassiz.org/community/hip-hop-festival/

Agassiz Baldwin hosts the annual Hip Hop Festival every February school vacation week.

Billed as “an age-appropriate performance of a style of music children love” and “a great way for students from across Cambridge to interact [and] a networking opportunity for young performers,” the Agassiz Baldwin Community Hip Hop Festival is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Nature is Calling: A Lady-led Eco-educational Tour

Event Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 304 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://theladyalliance.com/

Join The Lady Alliance and their friends at Fjällräven for an evening of inspirational speakers, a documentary viewing, and fun games and giveaways at their Nature Is Calling eco-educational tour.

Whether you’re already passionate about saving the planet, looking for a fun and unique evening out with friends, or just curious about this whole “climate change” thing you keep hearing people mention- this event is a MUST for you.

Geography Bingo

Event Date: Friday, February 21, 2020

Time:  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.leventhalmap.org/event/geography-bingo/?instance_id=9070

Bring your geographic knowledge and map curiosity to the Leventhal Map and Education Center and join them for a fun round of Geography Bingo.

They’ll have fun and award prizes.

Winter in the 1800s

Event Date: Friday, February 21, 2020

Time:  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: 2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://waterworksmuseum.org/events/?calmonth=February&calyear=2020

Have you ever wondered what harsh New England Winter’s might have been like back in the 1800s, when the Pumping Station was just being built?

Try old-fashioned water collection tools, dye cloth using natural homemade vegetable dyes, taste a favorite winter beverage, learn how early Americans fared before the invention of the toilet, and create a balloon powered rocket sleigh – an upgrade on the old horse and carriage!

Mardi Gras Celebration and Art Sale

Event Date: Friday, February 21, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: 135 Market Street, Brighton, MA

For More Information: https://www.unboundvisualarts.org/mardigras2020/

You’ll be glad you came! It’s Unbound Visual Arts’ 8th annual Mardi Gras and Art Sale. It’s the only Mardi Gras celebration with an arts theme in Greater Boston and it’s a fundraiser to support Unbound Visual Arts’ art programs and events. It’s an evening of fun and celebration for all Unbound Visual Arts members, guests and friends at the very popular Stockyard Restaurant. They’ll have a live Mardi Gras jazz band, Uptown Rulers, complimentary appetizers, a full cash bar, an art sale and show of UVA member’s work, dancing, art slide show, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

Citylife Church Charity Basketball Tournament & Raffle

Event Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citylife-church-charity-basketball-tournament-raffle-tickets-89712744233?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Citylife is hosting a charity basketball tournament to raise money to help those who have difficulty paying off their medical debt. All proceeds benefit RIP Medical Debt – removing the burden of medical debt for individuals and families across America.

Gothic Tales for Tykes

Event Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time:  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For More Information: https://goreplace.org/whats-on/gothic-tales-tykes

Spooky stories aren’t just for Halloween!

During Gothic Tales for Tykes, kids and parents enjoy spooky stories in the 1793 Carriage House.

They’ll also get to make a Lunch Bag Monster. This is a great way to beat the winter blues!

Winter Wander

Event Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time:  11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Long Wharf North, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostonharborislands.org/event/winter-wander/

Wander island trails, discover wildlife, or simply relax by the fire during a special winter excursion to Peddocks Island.

Experience an unforgettable winter day as you wander the trails in search of winter tracks and traces.

A History of African-American Cycling in Boston

Event Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: 150 Staniford Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://thewestendmuseum.org/events/talk/a-history-of-african-american-cycling-in-boston-2/

Lorenz J. Finison is a founding member of Cycling Through History and principal of the public health consulting firm SigmaWorks. In this talk, he will discuss his first two books, “Boston’s Cycling Craze” and “Boston’s 20th Century Bicycling Renaissance,” relating a 100-year trajectory of African-American cycling life in Boston. That trail includes the late 19th century’s tricycling and high wheel racers through the all-Black Riverside Cycle Club and the West End’s own Kittie Knox. Crossing into the 20th century, Finison will cover Ned Chandler, a noted Barbadian immigrant racer in the 1910s and 20s at the Revere track, and the cycling commuters of the 1960s and 70s. This talk will highlight the barriers and triumphs of African-Americans in cycling and incorporating historic pictures, news clips, and bicycling music throughout.

Scrapbooking Studio

Event Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/14209/scrapbooking-studio

Join the fun and come make scrapbooks together! Please bring favorite pictures of yourself with family & special friends. You can add items like personal cards, brochures, maps, tickets, receipts, & other interesting things you may have. This program will be for adults & children ages 10 & up. It will be run by local paper crafter, Diane Cerep. Kosher snacks will be available

The Airborne Comedians

Event Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time:  10:30 AM

Location: 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://coolidge.org/events/airborne-comedians

The Airborne Comedians are two performers who’ve traveled the globe performing their high-energy, unorthodox comedy juggling show to the delight of all ages.

Dan Foley and Joel Harris throw and catch birdbaths, lawn-chairs, electric guitars, and baseball bats in their hilarious juggling routines while balanced atop 6- and 7-foot-high unicycles!

A sure bet to make you laugh.

Yoga Fundraiser to Benefit the Martin Richard Foundation

Event Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: 639 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-martin-richard-foundation-tickets-90725389081?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Come join Vicky and her amazing friend Cathleen who will be leading an all-levels (no experience necessary!) one-hour yoga class to benefit the Martin Richard Foundation. Class will be followed by snacks and a raffle with prizes made by local artisans!

Rayim at Reyim 2019-2020

Event Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 1860 Washington Street, Auburndale, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2366/rayim-at-reyim-2019-2020

Hang out with Yachad for fun themed nights!

Asobouyo! Explore the Songs and Toys of Japan

Event Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Time:  10:00 AM – 10:45 AM & 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/event/asobouyo-explore-songs-and-toys-japan-7

How do you sing “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” in Japanese?

Do Japanese children play with the same toys as me?

Join visiting student teachers from Showa University in Tokyo to explore classic Japanese children’s songs and toys.

You’ll learn some simple Japanese words as you sing and play together!

Caribbean American You Count Brockton 2020

Event Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA

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

They welcome you, their Caribbean nationals and those of Caribbean descendant and friends of the Caribbean to their series of Caribbean American You Count on issues affecting their communities.

Blue Hills Winter Fest 2020

Event Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 4001 Washington Street, Canton, MA

For More Information: https://friendsofthebluehills.org/event/blue-hills-winter-fest/?instance_id=236

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and the Blue Hills Ski Area for an evening of winter fun at Winter Fest!

Come for a night hike or get your exercise on the slopes downhill skiing. Whether or not you choose the outdoor activities, there is plenty of inside fun too:

You can tap your feet to the spirited Irish tunes of Songs for Ceilidh, taste chili from some of the best local restaurants, entertain the kids with crafts, and warm up in front of a blazing fire while enjoying the company of old and new friends.

The 9th Annual Big Z Challenge

Event Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: 185 Queen City Avenue, Manchester, NH

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

Join Dr. Bryan Hoertdoerfer, the Hoerdoerfer Dentistry staff, and Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara at the 9th Annual Big Z Challenge, an exclusive family “Hockey” themed event. Enjoy games, fun snacks, prizes, and more!

Chara joins in the fun to meet and challenge the young fans to this year’s Big Z Challenge: facing off in a one-on-one air hockey game. Families can enjoy all the elements of this Hockey themed party along with Chara, who relishes the opportunities to spend time with his fans in this exclusive, intimate event atmosphere.

This year’s event proceeds will be donated to the Elliot Hospital Regional Cancer Center through the Mary & John Elliot Charitable Foundation.

Bowling for St. Francis House

Event Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 145 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA

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

The Downtown Boston Rotary Club is hosting a bowling fundraiser for St. Francis House, a homeless shelter in downtown Boston.

Come join them for two hours of bowling for a good cause!

The Rotary Club of Downtown Boston has chosen St. Francis House as its annual community partner. For over 35 years, St. Francis House has provided shelter, mental health counseling, workforce development, and a variety of other services to Bostonians in need.

Lucky Strike Social has generously donated its bowling lanes, shoe rental, and appetizers to event attendees, so every dollar raised goes directly to St. Francis House.

Bowling begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 26th. Attendance is limited to 40 bowlers, so grab your tickets now!

Advocacy Hour with Conservation Law Foundation

Event Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 62 Summer Street, Boston, MA

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

On February 27, come learn how Conservation Law Foundation is revolutionizing recycling, transforming transportation, saving the sea, and rethinking resiliency. Their Advocates will be available to answer your questions and talk about their current work across New England.

They look forward to having you in their fossil-free building for drinks and hors d’oeuvres!

Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco

Event Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 210 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.emkinstitute.org/explore-the-institute/public-events-programs/public/richard-blanco

Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco will visit the Institute for a Getting to the Point discussion on the themes he explores in his recent poetry collection, How to Love a Country, and how Americans can find common ground through shared experiences and ideals.

Richard Blanco was the fifth presidential inaugural poet, serving as poet for President Obama’s second inauguration in 2013. He stands as the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. He is the author of four collections of poetry and three memoirs.

Mr. Blanco will perform a poetry reading as part of the program and will also participate in a book signing.

HomeStart’s 13th Annual ICycle

Event Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 – Friday, February 28, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 1 International Place, Boston, MA

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

Get ready for a good workout and join HomeStart in the fight to end homelessness in Greater Boston at the 13th Annual ICycle.

As the only Boston area spin-a-thon that takes place outdoors in the middle of winter, ICycle raises awareness and funds by showcasing what it’s like to spend just one hour out in the cold, rain, or snow– as a reminder that it’s nothing compared to living without the warmth and safety of a home.

Hingham Newcomers Club – Men’s Night Out – Charity Poker Night 2020

Event Date: Friday, February 28, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: 274 South Street, Hingham, MA

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

The 8th Annual Men’s Night Out Charity Poker event is scheduled for Friday, Febrary 28th from 7-11pm. It will be held at South Shore Country Club in the “Tour” room, just like the prior poker events. They will be ramping up the prizes for this year’s event, and of course everyone wants to get their name on the trophy, so sign up and mark it on your calendar now!

This event is always a great time. The poker game is fun and casual, so whether you’re a big poker player or not you should try to make it out. Feel free to invite a friend as well! Sports will be on the TVs and when you get eliminated you can use the simulators to hit golf balls!

Your ticket price does not include food and beer. Your ticket includes entry into the tournament, prizes, and unlimited access to all of the golf simulators.

The event is also for a good cause, raising money for the Hingham Food Pantry.

8th Annual White Ribbon Night Gala

Event Date: Friday, February 28, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Location: 100 Quarry Hills Drive, Quincy, MA

For More Information: https://patch.com/massachusetts/quincy/calendar/event/20200228/763776/8th-annual-white-ribbon-night-gala

A night where women in attendance hear the men in the room take the nationwide White Ribbon Day Pledge, which urges more men to speak out against domestic violence. A night of awareness that asks men to help change attitudes and behaviors towards the issue of abuse.

Maple Tap-A-Thon

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: 5 Chestnut Hill Road, Southboro, MA

For More Information: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/metro-west/event-50179.html#BC

Join them for their annual Maple Tree Tap-a-thon!

This special family event is led by naturalist and Trustees Ranger Tim Puopolo.

Ranger Tim will show you how to identify maple trees on the farm and share the history of tapping as you learn about how maple sap runs.

Every participant will be able to set their own tap to get the farm’s maples flowing!

You’ll go home with instructions on how to tap your own maple trees and make your own syrup.

Harvard Lions Club Winterfest

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time:  1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA

For More Information: https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/harvardma/page-6.php

The Harvard Lions in cooperation with other community organizations are running a free community event to throw out the winter blues and awaken the orchards.

The event is filled with family friendly activities and will be held at Fruitlands Museum on February 29, 2020.

Many Harvard organizations are coming together to make this a fun event for all ages!

Activities are outside, and so are the fire pits. But come inside the heated barn for food and drinks and kick up your heels with the live music of: Lola Sweet!

Bar Crawl for a Cause

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 130 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA

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

Please come out and join them for a fun bar crawl in Haverhill to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention!

Pasta Dinner & Presentation “CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa McAuliffe”

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: 441 Summer Street, Abington, MA

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

The Abington Rotary Club will host dinner/theater “CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa McAuliffe” Saturday, Feb 29 5:30pm at the Abington Senior Center.

This 75-minute presentation “CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa McAuliffe” tells the story of Ms. McAuliffe, the astronaut and “teacher in space” who died tragically in the Challenger space shuttle launch of 1986.

This is the second History at Play presentation featuring Ms. Kalaora and sponsored by the Abington Rotary Club. Those who attended her first presentation in November 2018, were impressed and entertained by her compelling one-woman performance.

South Asian Showdown 2020

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time:  6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.southasianshowdown.com/2020/

Don’t miss the biggest Bollywood/Fusion competition on the east coast! They will have teams from all over the nation competing to be crowned the South Asian Showdown Champs!

Leap Back into the 80’s!

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Location: 25 Whites Avenue, Watertown, MA

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

Join them for a throwback to the 80’s party – benefiting the Watertown Boys & Girls Club Great Futures Campaign!

South Boston Alumni Council 10th Annual Winter Benefit

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 367 E 8th Street, South Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bgcb.org/find-your-club/edgerley-family-south-boston-club

Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club Alumni Council invites you to the 10th Annual Winter Benefit!

Join them for a night of music and dancing, and try your luck at the 50/50 raffle!

Kafana Night

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 41 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.gracanica-boston.org/

Grachanitsa Serbian Folk Dance Ensemble invites you to Kafana Night, an authentic evening of Serbian culinary specialties and live “kafanska” music. Grachanitsa will not be performing.

The evening’s festivities begin at 7pm in the hall of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Cambridge.

All proceeds benefit Grachanitsa Serbian Folk Dance Ensemble.

Hearts for Hearts Gala

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: 60 Country Club Way, Kingston, MA

For More Information: https://www.emmysangels.org/events/2020/2/29/hearts-for-hearts-gala

Come celebrate leap year at their 3rd Hearts for Hearts Gala! This “Red Tie” event is not only an amazing party, but has helped to raise over $50,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital’s Miles for Miracles team. Emmy’s Angels is committed to making an impact for the 3rd year in a row…

This year, the Gala will take place at the Indian Pond Country Club, in Kingston. Please join them for a night to remember, as you all come together to raise money for the children who need it the most. They look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!

Comedy for a Cause

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Location: 111 South Street, Plainville, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-for-a-cause-tickets-90207684613?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Join them Saturday, February 29th, 7pm at The Unlikely Story for a star studded lineup of comedians for a night of FUNdraising to benefit Wrentham Developmental Center and Dancing with the Wrentham Stars.

They have an all-star cast of comedians, to include Wrentham’s own Wayne Elpus, who will serve as the master of ceremonies for the evening.

Joining Wayne will be James Dorsey, James Hamilton, Latasha Hughes, David Thomas, Jr. and Jennifer “Moo” Davis.

The evening will also include a silent auction and spectacular live auction items.

Comedy for a Cause is a FUNdraiser to benefit Friends of Wrentham,Inc. and the Wrentham Developmental Center.

Newton Fire Paint and Party Night

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: 295 California Street, Newton, MA

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/627178931157147/

Ticket includes: Paint night experience with Firefighters in bunker gear serving complementary Prosecco to your table.

Light appetizers will be served along with available cash bar!

This has sold out every year so make sure to get your tickets early!

Ticket includes admission to After Party featuring a cash Bar, DJ, Food and Great Raffles.

All money raised to be donated to a Newton firefighters family battling cancer.

Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for Adults

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time:  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/results/broadmoor/adults/exact/(startDate)/01-12-2020/(keywords)/Owl-prowl

Do all owls really hoot?

Why can’t you hear them fly?

Join them as you learn about their local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for their resident screech, barred and great horned owls.

Winterfest

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.spauldingcouncil.org/winterfest

This seasonal celebration brings together a vibrant group of Boston-area professionals for an evening full of chilled cocktails and warm conversation. Slip into some festive party attire to savor tasty treats and enjoy live entertainment―all while supporting a very special life-changing cause. Proceeds from the 5th annual Winterfest will benefit Spaulding Research Institute, which is advancing rehabilitation science at a record-breaking pace to make impossible recoveries possible.

Taste of Carnival

Event Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 85 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://cambridgecarnival.org/taste-of-carnival/

Cambridge Carnival International Inc. is presenting its 2nd Taste of Carnival, an in-door community festival celebrating the Caribbean and African Diaspora and offering a ‘taste’ of what to expect at the annual Caribbean festival in Cambridge.

This family friendly event will showcase Caribbean culture and pride and features cultural performances, Caribbean food vendors, arts & craft vendors, music, dancing, a costume showcase, steel pan performances and demos, Caribbean pantomimes and storytelling.