July Community Calendar

July Community Calendar Events:

Body Worlds: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies

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

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Science Park, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://bodyworlds.com/exhibition/cycle-of-life-2/

BODY WORLDS, the most visited traveling exhibition in the world, comes to the Museum of Science with a new chapter, Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life.

Don’t miss this truly unique opportunity to look within yourself and gain a whole new perspective on what it means to be alive.

More than one hundred preserved human specimens reveal the wonders of human development and demonstrate how poor health, good health, and lifestyle choices can shape your body.

Whole-body plastinates, created from people who have donated their bodies for Plastination, the advanced scientific technique invented by pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, with the express purpose of educating future generations about health, teach us the story of our lives like no textbook can.

Experience this life-changing exhibition, designed by BODY WORLDS’ creative and conceptual designer, Dr. Angelina Whalley, and look inside to find out what makes us human.

Boston Harborfest 2019

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Thursday, July 4, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Location: City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA

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

With hundreds of activities over Independence Day weekend at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-friendly event is one of the country’s largest Fourth of July festivals.

Activities include the annual opening ceremony in Downtown Crossing, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, boat tours, live entertainment, and much more!

SoWa Open Market

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.sowaboston.com/sowa-open-market/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqP_QkszV4gIVkshkCh2G3wPIEAAYASAAEgJPRfD_BwE

Now in its 16th season, the award-winning SoWa Open Market is Boston’s largest celebration of local art, food and music. Every Sunday, shop from over 175 makers and kick back with a drink at our Beer + Wine Garden, curated by Craft Collective and Josh Cellars.

You can find them in the SoWa Art + Design District, amidst a vibrant landscape of art studios, galleries, boutiques, and vintage shops. Meet the makers, explore the neighborhood, and shop local this weekend.

Coolidge Corner Kids Shows

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

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Location: 2 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

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

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

Stories, Stories, Stories at BPL Codman Square Branch

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

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA

For More Information: https://dorchester.macaronikid.com/events/5c1c5e6213302270816b32fd/stories-stories-stories-codman-sq

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.

STEAM Crafternoon Playgroup at BPL West End

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

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA

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

Each STEAM Crafternoon, children have access to an abundance of art supplies, simple science manipulatives, and toys galore! Drop by the library to try out materials and meet friends. Ideal for children of all ages. Groups and individuals welcome. This event takes place every Thursday afternoon at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library.

SoWa First Fridays

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

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

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

On the first Friday of every month, 200+ artists, galleries, shops and showrooms of the SoWa Art + Design District open their doors to the public for an evening of art, culture, and inspiration. Meet the artists in their element, view the latest gallery exhibitions, shop small, and dine at one of SoWa’s world-class restaurants.

1919-2019: de Valera in Boston & 100 Years of Ireland-U.S. Relations

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA

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

The Irish Consulate of Boston and the Kennedy Institute will welcome expert commentators to reflect on the significance of Eamon de Valera’s visit to Boston in 1919, and the evolution of relations between Ireland and the U.S.

Providence Pizza and Parsha

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

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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

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

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

Brockton Fair 2019

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

Time: Varies

Location: Belmont Street, Brockton, MA

For More Information: https://www.brocktonfair.net/index.html

The annual Brockton Fair will take place from June 28, 2019 to July 7, 2019 at the Brockton Fairgrounds, Belmont St., Brockton MA. There is something for everyone in the family to see and enjoy.

The fair will offer thrilling rides, fireworks, demolition derby, wrestling, live music & more! Visitors can enjoy fireworks on most nights.

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

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

Time: Varies

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

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

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

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris

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

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/toulouse-lautrec-and-the-stars-of-paris

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris explores the artist’s enthusiastic participation in the celebrity culture of his day and how, to a remarkable degree, he defined it for generations to follow.

In addition to his famous lithographic prints and posters, which distilled the defining gestures, costumes and expressions of “les stars” of the day into instantly recognizable images, the exhibition features never-before-displayed early drawings and a selection of paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec.

Wild Designs at Peabody Essex Museum

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

Time: Varies

Location: East India Square, Salem, MA

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

Wild Designs features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems. Explore bio inspired innovations in design, technology, and art that either model or engage nature to generate more sustainable solutions. The exhibition includes mixed media sculptures, artist installations and drawings, as well as design projects ranging from preliminary concepts to realized products and buildings.

Elm Park Free Concert Series

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Park Avenue, Worcester, MA

For More Information: https://www.parkspirit.org/elm-park-summer-concert-series

The Elm Park Summer Concert Series is Park Spirit’s Headline Summer event. Their shows are free to the public and last approximately an hour and a half, from with start times varying. Parking is available along Russell Street and also available adjacent to the Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

On Thursday nights during the summer, they take over Elm Park to provide you with free, fun, and, largely local, music at our Elm Park Summer Concert Series!

BPL Concerts in the Courtyard series

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Friday, August 30, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bpl.org/concerts-in-the-courtyard/

If you’re looking to catch a free outdoor concert this summer, visit the Boston Public Library.

The BPL is hosting a Summer Concert in the Courtyard series, which brings musical acts from a variety of genres to the tranquil McKim Courtyard twice a week.


Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Friday, August 30, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Various

For More Information: http://highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays-2019

The Highland Street Free Fun Fridays program invites you to visit a designated museum or attraction in the Greater Boston area (and beyond) for free over during the summer of 2019.

Classic Movies by Moonlight: Boston Harbor Hotel

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Friday, August 30, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostonchefs.com/events/friday-movies-by-moonlight/2019-06-07/

The Boston Harbor Hotel will once again transform its harbor side terrace into an outdoor cinema beneath the stars for its Annual Movies by Moonlight series on the waterfront.

The Movies by Moonlight series offers guests a chance to revisit Hollywood’s silver screen and modern classics.

The cool evening breeze and view from Intrigue Café set the stage for the perfect opportunity to view these classic films under the stars.

Duxbury Historic Houses Public Tours

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

Time: Varies

Location: 931 Tremont Street & 120 King Caesar Road, Duxbury, MA

For More Information: http://duxburyhistory.org/events/june-2019-historic-houses-open-to-the-public/

The re-imagined Bradford House: The Bradford House features the exhibition, Four Bradford Daughters: Lives Well Lived. Contemplate the tumultuous changes of the 19th century, as experienced by the Bradford women. The Bradford House is a 2018 recipient of the Award of Merit (Leadership in History Award) for the project to “Re-imagine Bradford,” from the American Association of State & Local History.

King Caesar House: A guide-led experience through the home of Ezra Weston II (“King Caesar”), Duxbury’s largest shipbuilder, furnished with antiques and maritime treasures exemplifying Duxbury’s shipbuilding era. Stroll the grounds, including the remnants of King Caesar’s wharf, now called Bumpus Park.

All the World Is Here: The Invention of American Anthropology

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

Time: Varies

Location: 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

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

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology celebrated its 150th anniversary year by opening All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology. Unveiled within a beautifully restored 4th floor gallery, this new exhibition will feature an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, many on display for the very first time.

Wicked Big BUGS! At Franklin Park Zoo

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Monday, September 2, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/wickedbigbugs

Visitors to Wicked BIG Bugs will encounter an array of fascinating giant animatronic insects all nestled within the trees, bushes and undergrowth for a truly realistic, albeit larger-than-life, experience.

Butterfly Hollow at Franklin Park Zoo

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Monday, September 2, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/franklin-park-zoo/exhibits/butterfly-hollow-seasonal/

At Butterfly Hollow, guests have the opportunity to stroll through this tranquil environment filled with butterflies.

This tented, outdoor exhibit also features several garden beds, a pond, soothing surround-sound music, and new fairy houses to discover throughout the space.

Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Monday, September 2, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA

For More Information: https://sampan.org/2019/05/birds-of-prey-take-flight-at-stone-zoo-during-masters-of-flight-from-may-4-sept-2/

Visitors who attend the Stone Zoo will watch in awe when the wildly popular seasonal bird show returns on June 1.

Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey features bird species from around the world in an engaging, memorable and educational experience for visitors of all ages.

These birds will fly in from overhead and demonstrate natural behaviors including unique survival techniques and food foraging, as well as specialized physical adaptations.

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to watch these acrobats of the sky!

Arlington Astronomy Nights at Robbins Park

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 61 Eastern Avenue, Arlington, MA

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

This summer there will be a series of Astronomy Nights at Robbins Farm Park. Each night they’ll have at least one telescope out to view objects in the night sky. There’ll be plenty to see — the sky is the limit!

Aussie Aviary at Franklin Park Zoo

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Monday, September 30, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/franklin-park-zoo/exhibits/aussie-aviary-(seasonal)

You won’t believe your eyes in the Aussie Aviary, where hundreds of brightly colored budgerigars, affectionately called budgies, flit and flutter through this free-flight, warm-weather exhibit.

In the Aussie Aviary feeding the animals is encouraged! Guests can purchase seed sticks and feed the budgies, a variety of small slender parrots with long tapering tails.

If you’re lucky the birds will land on your seed stick and let you keep them company while they enjoy a little nibble.

Summer Winds

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Monday, September 30, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 21 Barkers Lane, New Bedford, MA

For More Information: https://datma.org/summerwinds/

To mark the launch of The Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the non-collecting museum and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called “Summer Winds” from July 1 to September 30, 2019.

Open and free to the public, DATMA has commissioned the centerpiece of “Summer Winds,” a large-scale, site specific architectural art installation called “Silver Current” created by internationally celebrated and Los Angeles, CA based artist Patrick Shearn and his Poetic Kinetics team.

“Silver Current” will feature an 8,000-square foot kinetic net sculpture, in Shearn’s signature style, installed over Custom House Square in New Bedford, MA throughout the “Summer Winds” season.

DATMA has chosen the theme of wind to highlight a natural element of the Southcoast geography that has inspired and brought prosperity to many in the past and will do so again.

MFA Community Arts Initiative: Mindful Mandalas

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Sunday, October 13, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/community-arts-initiative-mindful-mandalas

Mindful Mandalas, showcasing the culmination of seven months of work by approximately 100 young artists from the Museum’s ten Community Arts Initiative (CAI) partners in the Boston area.

Students collaborated with Boston-based, Nepali artist and educator Sneha Shrestha to create a wall mural inspired by mandalas, or graphic symbols used to aid in meditation.

Garden in the Woods

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA

For More Information: http://massbotanicgardens.org/new-england-wild-flower-society-garden-in-the-woods/

This ever-changing living museum – New England’s premier wildflower garden – has more than 1600 kinds of plants, with many rare and endangered native specimens throughout the gardens, as well as the unique New England Garden of Rare and Endangered Plants.

Lawn Days at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Sunday, October 20, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://larzanderson.org/lawnevents/

Lawn Events have been hosted at the Museum for over 85 years. From Alfa Romeos to Volkswagens, please join them for the beloved Lawn Event Season.

Friday Night Stargazing: Museum Of Science

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Science Park, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.mos.org/drop-in-activities/astronomy-after-hours

Tucked away on the roof of the Museum’s parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public.

Join them on the roof every Friday night from mid-April thru mid-October for a stellar presentation equipped with a computer-controlled, Celestron CGE 1100 Schmidt Cassegrain telescope and staffed by knowledgeable Museum employees.

On clear nights, visit the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the Museum’s parking garage, where you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena.

During inclement weather or less ideal stargazing conditions, join them indoors to discuss astronomy and perform hands-on activities near the entrance to the parking garage on Level 2. Look for the clear glass doors and their friendly Observatory staff members.

King’s Chapel Art & Architecture tours

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 58 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.kings-chapel.org/guided-tours.html

Explore the sanctuary from new perspectives, focusing on themes of continuity and change throughout King’s Chapel’s 332 year history! On this tour, guests explore both floors of the sanctuary to experience the stories the building itself can tell us about the church’s history. From what they know about the first wooden chapel to why the church is no longer painted pink like it was 200 years ago, there is so much to learn about the architecture and material culture that construct how people experience the space today.

Birds of the World Gallery

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

Time: Varies

Location: 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

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

In celebration of these beaked and feathered marvels, the Harvard Museum of Natural History has opened the new Birds of the World gallery. This exhibition is the culmination of months of cleaning and restoring mounted bird specimens from the ornithology collection of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, completely refurbishing antique cases, and redesigning the exhibit displays.

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

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

Time: Varies

Location: Navy Yards, Charlestown, MA

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

All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812′ is a hands-on, minds-on exhibition where families can step into the shoes of a sailor by furling a sail, firing a canon, scrubbing a deck, and snoozing in a hammock. Sailors from the past, represented in full-scale photographic cut outs, convey the emotional highs and lows of life at sea through first person narrative. The exhibition is designed to encourage families to make personal connections and to promote conversation among family members about what each might have felt or done if he or she was a Constitution sailor in 1812.

Forbes House Museum Tours

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

Time: Varies

Location: 215 Adams Street, Milton, MA

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

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

Public Telescope Stargazing Nights at New England Sci-Tech

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 16 Tech Circle, Natick, MA

For More Information: https://www.nescitech.org/public-telescope-nights/

The public is invited to join the New England Sci-Tech community for an evening of astronomy at 16 Tech Circle, Natick.

Public Telescope Hours – Tuesday and Friday evenings 8:00–9:00 pm in the spring, summer, and fall, weather permitting. See website for occasional variations for astronomical events or special children’s programs.

Depending on conditions and season, they will point their larger telescopes toward a variety of planets, the Moon, and stars.

Visitors also can borrow smaller “Starblast” telescopes to hunt sky objects on your own.

Ecotarium Budding Scientists Program

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

Time: Varies

Location: 22 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA

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

Curious little explorers (ages 4-6 years) conduct simple, safe, science and nature experiments in the EcoTarium’s Budding Scientists program. Held on the first Thursday of every month, you and your child will learn basic scientific principles while having fun with hands-on activities.

Guided History Tours on the Esplanade

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

Time: Varies

Location: 376 Boylston Street #503, Boston, MA

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

There are countless stories behind Boston’s most iconic park and they want to share them with you! The Esplanade Association’s free guided history tours will walk participants through the fascinating history of the Esplanade. The guided tours last about an hour-and-a-half and cover about a mile of the Esplanade and over 150 years of history!

Drop-in Art Making at PEM

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

Time: Varies

Location: East India Square, Salem, MA

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

Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm (and select Monday holidays), come to the Art & Nature Center galleries to investigate and create art inspired by the natural world. Each month they explore a different scientific phenomenon and art-making process.

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

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

Time: Varies

Location: Central Wharf, Boston, MA

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

Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration. Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories and activities, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits.

Daily Tours & Talks at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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

Time: Varies

Location: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA

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

Join their lively public tours and talks, which 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.

Mapparium Tours

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

Time: Varies

Location: 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

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

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

Behind the Scenes Tours at New England Aquarium

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

Time: Varies

Location: Central Wharf, Boston, MA

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

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

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

Arnold Arboretum Tours & Discovery Packs

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

Time: Varies

Location: 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

For More Information: https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/

Families can take the self-guided tour with a plant treasure map in celebration of Ernest Henry Wilson’s first Arnold Arboretum expedition to Asia.

Nautical Overnights at Battleship Cove

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – Friday, January 31, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 5 Water Street, Fall River, MA

For More Information: https://battleshipcove.org/nautical-nights/

If your family is seeking a different kind of experience to enjoy together, the Nautical Nights Program is just what you’re looking for!

GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes

Event Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 – 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.

MFA Summer Concerts in the Courtyard

Event Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/programs/series/elaine-and-jerome-rosenfeld-concerts-in-the-courtyard

Tucked inside the Calderwood Courtyard, the season-long series showcases musical acts from the Boston area and around the world.

Concerts in the Courtyard will take place on Wednesday evenings from July to August.

Concertgoers are invited to pack a picnic and purchase wine, locally brewed craft beers and concession snacks in the courtyard.

MFA members and their guests can choose to enjoy the concerts from the patio of the Museum’s fine dining restaurant.

Boston Fireworks Spectacular

Event Date: Thursday, July 4, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://bostonpopsjuly4th.org/

Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra are set to entertain at Boston’s annual Fourth of July celebration.

The Boston Fireworks Spectacular will conclude on July 4 with a 21-minute pyrotechnic extravaganza from Grucci Fireworks.

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will be broadcast on WHDH!

Red, White & Zoo!

Event Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA & 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/red-white-zoo/

Show your patriotic pride and wear your stars and stripes as you watch animals at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo receive festive enrichment! Animals in the wild spend much of their time and energy finding food, building homes, defending their territories and escaping predators. At the Zoo, animals’ resources are provided for them and animal care staff regularly offer them creative ways to use that energy – and that’s where enrichment comes in.

Chinatown Main Street Festival 2019

Event Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: John F Fitzgerald Surface Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://events.bostonguide.com/events/view/8491/annual_chinatown_main_street_festival.html

Enjoy martial arts, Asian dance and crafts, and health booths are among the attractions at this celebration of Boston’s Chinatown.

Be sure to look for the festival’s lion dance exhibition.

New Bedford Folk Festival

Event Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019 – Sunday, July 7, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Location: New Bedford Whaling National Park, New Bedford, MA

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

The New Bedford Folk Festival presents music on 7 stages that range from the 1200 seat Zeiterion Performing Arts Center to the intimacy of the “Meet the Performer” area.

Performers are presented in concerts and in the popular festival “workshops” which feature 3 or 4 performers or groups on stage at the same time in one-time, unique shows.

Thousands of people from New England and across the nation attend the festival over the weekend, making it a major destination for this summer weekend.

This year’s festival promises an exciting and memorable celebration which shows the city of New Bedford at its best.

2nd Annual Fantastic Firefly Festival

Event Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019

Time:  6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/north-river/news-events/fantastic-firefly-festival

Join South Shore Sanctuaries staff and firefly aficionados Don Salvatore and Jacqui Shuster at North River Wildlife Sanctuary for an evening full of firefly fun. With games, activities, crafts, and demonstrations, all ages will find something to enjoy.

You’ll also learn how to identify, count, and report data on their resident fireflies through Firefly Watch!

Everett Independence Day Celebration

Event Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Glendale Park, Everett, MA

For More Information: http://www.cityofeverett.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=848&month=7&year=2019&day=13&calType=0

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the entire city government of Everett, would like to invite everyone to join them at the City of Everett’s Annual Independence day celebration, on Saturday July 6th, from 5pm thru 9pm at Glendale park with Fireworks immediately following.

Enjoy music from 3 great bands throughout the day, enjoy barbecued hamburgers & hot dogs, ice cream & other refreshments , there will also be prize giveaways, & children’s activities, including a petting zoo, pony rides & face painting, and 2 train rides, inflatables and lawn games for all ages.

This will all be culminated with a professional patriotic fireworks display at approximately 9:15pm led by their own Award Winning Everett High School Band! So come celebrate the country’s independence, together, as a community.

Summer BCMFest

Event Date: Sunday, July 7, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.passim.org/live-music/events/summer-bcmfest/

Passim’s Summer Boston Celtic Music Festival (Summer BCMFest) will return to Harvard Square on Sunday, July 7th.

The day-long festival will feature a live music brunch, a free outdoor concert and a special evening performance by Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy and Ship in the Clouds.

Sudbury Summer Concert Series 2019

Event Date: Monday, July 8, 2019 – Monday, August 12, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Hudson Road and Fairbanks Road, Sudbury, MA

For More Information: http://freedomsway.org/summer-concerts-on-the-common/

Sudbury Parks and Recreation is pleased to be offering a free Summer Concert Series this summer. Enjoy music & a special family fun night with the whole family.

12th Annual Chickaroo Classic Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament

Event Date: Monday, July 15, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Hickory Hill Golf Course, 200 North Lowell Street, Methuen, MA

For More Information: http://www.teamchickaroo.com/golf.html

The Chickaroo Classic was established in 2008 to honor Caroline Hamilton and her battle with pediatric brain cancer. All funds raised through this tournament benefit the Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma Research Program (PLGA) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Family Day at King Caesar: Stories by the Sea

Event Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: King Caesar House, 120 King Caesar Road, Duxbury, MA

For More Information: http://duxburyhistory.org/events/family-day-at-king-caesar-stories-by-the-sea/

Join the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society for a morning of historically-themed activities, storytelling by Timothy Basil Ering, ice cream and picnicking on the lawn of the King Caesar House museum.

Boston Bruins Foundation Harbor Cruise

Event Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: M/V Provincetown II at the World Trade Center Pier, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.nhl.com/bruins/community/foundation-harbor-cruise

The Boston Bruins Foundation and Bay State Cruise Lines have partnered to host the annual “Boston Bruins Harbor Cruise” on Wednesday, July 17, to help raise money for the 2019 Boston Bruins Foundation Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Bike Team. Bruins fans will set sail aboard the M/V Provincetown II cruise ship from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. The cruise boards at the World Trade Center Pier at 6:30pm.

While on-board, Bruins fans will be able to experience Boston and its beauty while enjoying dancing and the fun-filled music of Scott Damgaard (scottdamgaard.com). The cruise will also provide fans with the opportunity to interact with Bruins alumni and special guests, as well as win one-of-a-kind silent auction and raffle items.

The event is 21+ and valid identification is required prior to boarding. All net proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation Bike Team riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day, 190-mile route which runs from Sturbridge to Provincetown, MA.

Music Trivia

Event Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Old Tyme Italian Cuisine, 612 Boston Street, Lynn, MA

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

Come out, have fun, socialize and exercise your brain; all at the same event. Join them at Old Tyme Italian Restaurant on Thursday, July 18th for a fun night of Music trivia to benefit BBTMusic Summer SMART Program.

For the competition, they’ll have teams of four to six persons so you can either register your team, or sign up as a free agent to join a team with an opening. The format for the competition will be three rounds of trivia with prizes from their generous community partners for the winners of each round, plus a special something for the overall winning team.

Music Trivia starts at 7:00 pm & ends at about 9:00 pm. Please arrive at 6:00 to eat, drink, and socialize; and please don’t forget to bring a pen and cash for cash bar, and raffles.

9th Annual Summer Dock Party

Event Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Community Boating Inc., 21 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA

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

Set against the incomparable backdrop of the Charles River at sunset, the 9th Annual Summer Dock Party has become a social highlight for young Bostonians. Approximately 400 guests will enjoy a sunset dinner and drinks followed by dessert and dancing on the docks and in the lovely Eliot Garden. The funds raised at this year’s event support the Esplanade Association’s work to revitalize, enhance, program, and maintain the park, while providing the community with free summer programming.

Paint Your Own Pottery to Benefit PAALS, Inc!

Event Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Indigo Fire Studio, 60 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA

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

Come enjoy a summer evening painting some handmade pottery!

Potters from Indigo Fire Studio will have handmade pieces ready for you to choose from. Choose a piece, and paint it with whatever design you like! Pieces will be fired in the Indigo Fire Studio kiln and be ready for pick-up 2-3 weeks later… you’ll have your very own mug, bowl, or other special piece!

All proceeds of this event benefit PAALS, Inc., and was very generously sponsored by Indigo Fire Studio.

Bowling Fundraiser for Minding Your Mind

Event Date: Monday, July 22, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Lucky Strike Social Boston, 145 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA

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

Bowling Night is a fundraiser at Lucky Strike Social Boston for Minding Your Mind. Their primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators with a goal of reducing the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues.

Tickets are $15 and include 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, and chips and salsa. Join them in raising money for a great cause and having a great night out!

Sugar Rush 2019

Event Date: Monday, July 22, 2019 – Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Oak + Rowan, 321 A Street, Boston, MA

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

Join Boston’s best pastry chefs for a 5-Course tasting of unforgettable desserts as they raise money for Breast Cancer Research!

Choose one night or two nights of incredible desserts prepared by the areas’ top pastry chefs!

Each evening will feature 5 pastry chefs presenting 5 unique desserts. Chefs will share their inspiration and techniques behind their sweet concoctions..

All Proceeds from dessert tasting will benefit Bakes for Breast Cancer, one of Boston’s premier non-profits raising money for breast cancer research since 1999, one sweet at a time.

The 2019 Ryan Richards Foundation Annual Event

Event Date: Friday, July 26, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: Falmouth Yacht Club, 290 Clinton Avenue, Falmouth, MA

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

Their 4th Ryan Richards Foundation event will take place on Friday, July 26th at the Falmouth Yacht Club. They are excited to build upon the momentum of the first three years, and continue to bring together great friends and family for this great event.

Once again, the party will feature their headline band Bacchanalia with The Tapples as their opening act. There will be live and silent auctions items, and they are fortunate again to raffle off a VIP Patriots Day experience. Like past years, the party will feature tables full of wonderful basket raffle items, all donated from family, friends and local businesses.

Cycle for the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation

Event Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: 6 Cummings Park Drive, Woburn, MA

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

All proceeds support their fundraising efforts for the 2019 Falmouth Road Race on August 18th on behalf of the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation (VTMF). The VTMF strives to reduce harassment against women and envisions a world where women live boldly and fearlessly. The foundation is young and growing — some of its achievements to date include funding grants in the community that educate young boys and girls on gender equality and safety awareness, and educating 1000s of women in Massachusetts on self-defense.

Charity Kickball Game

Event Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Dean Road, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charity-kickball-game-sponsored-by-red-tree-real-estate-registration-62669703771?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Grab your sneakers and some sunscreen, because you’re playing kickball!

Join the Red Tree Real Estate team as they play to raise money for Brookline Parks and Rec. All ages and experience levels welcome.

For a donation of any amount, you can join in on the fun. This is a kid-friendly not-so-serious game. The winning team will go home with bragging rights!

Kite Flying Festival 2019

Event Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Nara Park, Acton, MA

For More Information: http://wiki.vibha.org/Boston:Home

Vibha Boston presents their fourth annual Kite Flying Festival on July 28th 2019 at Nara Park. Bring a picnic basket or buy food onsite, soak in the beautiful sun and travel down the memory lane of kite-flying. This festival will feature multiple vendors, face painting, henna artists, and so much more.

All proceeds generated from the event will be used to ensure that every under privileged child attains his or her right to health, education, and opportunity.

Come spend a day of fun with us for a noble cause.


Event Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: ReelHouse, 6 New Street, Boston, MA

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

The Spaulding Professionals Council is bringing back their signature summer soiree, Summerfest 2019! Come enjoy a lively reception under the lights of the Boston skyline in support of the Spaulding Research Institute—making impossible recoveries possible by accelerating scientific breakthroughs at a record-setting pace.

Tickets are $60 and include two complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.