May Community Calendar

May Community Calendar Events:

Museum of Science: Wild Kratts Ocean Adventure

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

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1 Science Park, Cambridge, MA

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

Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure is a brand-new exhibition premiering at the Museum, immerses kids and adults in whole body explorations of ocean habitats and the fascinating creatures within them. Using Wild Kratts technology and the powers of science and teamwork, visitors will join the Wild Kratts team to solve problems, help animals, and foil the villains’ nefarious plans.

Nature’s Superhero’s: Life at the Limits

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

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

Many extraordinary species have developed unique (and often weird!) “superpowers” to overcome the challenges threatening their survival. This captivating temporary exhibition lets you discover bizarre mating serenades, explore a mysterious cave environment where animals live without eyes, and investigate how a giant elephant seal can hold its breath for nearly two hours while diving a mile to find food.

CUBA

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Saturday, June 15, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

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

Cuba tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time, yet poised on the cusp of dramatic change. The nation’s vibrant culture, meticulously maintained colonial architecture, and pristine ecosystems provide a vivid window into the island’s history and spirit. Cuba will transport you across breathtaking landscapes, under the ocean surface to iridescent reefs, and into streets pulsating with music and dance in the heart of Havana.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Saturday, June 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/calendar/drop-breastfeeding-and-caregiver-support-group

Their group offers weekly support to breastfeeding families. It’s led by trained peer counselors who have lived experience breastfeeding their own children. They are located on the second floor of the Boston Children’s Museum in Play Space. It’s a perfect location for baby to explore while breastfeeding families are able to connect with the volunteers.

Daffodil Festival at Naumkeag

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA

For More Information: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/berkshires/event-44358.html?

The gardens at Naumkeag have been planted with over 60,000 daffodil, tulip and spring bulbs. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring in the Berkshires with friends and family.

Each weekend will have a variety of pop-up activities on the grounds for visitors to enjoy. Admission to the festival includes self-guided access to the grounds and the first floor of the house.

Coolidge Corner Kids Shows

Event Date: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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.

Backyard and Beyond: May Day

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/event/backyard-and-beyond-may-day-0

Join them to celebrate the ancient holiday of May Day! They’ll be making nature crowns and nature weavings to celebrate springtime. This program is weather dependent.

Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 9, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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

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

The exhibition features some 160 works of art by 105 artists (about a third of them women) from twelve countries, including 24 born in the United States. Among them are Ansel Adams, Olga Albizu, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Francis Alÿs, Gunther Gerzso, José Clemente Orozco, Roberto Matta, Ana Mendieta, Liliana Porter, Alice Rahon, and Grete Stern. Refuting chronological or geo-specific formats, the exhibition is organized into thematic sections and embraces diversity—aesthetic, of course, but also in terms of the artists’ backgrounds, experiences, residences, and points of view—thereby pushing the concept of “Latin American art” almost to its conceptual limits.

The Harvard Film Archive Presents: Family Weekend Matinees

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://library.harvard.edu/film/films/2019marmay/weekend.html

The HFA continues its specially priced screenings of films for children, teenagers and their families. Many from the Harvard Film Archive collection, this series of classic and contemporary films are screened in their original formats and languages.

Gesher – For Friends in the South Area

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM

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

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

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

STEAM Crafternoon Playgroup at BPL West End

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Friday, December 20, 2019

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA

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

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

Art Appreciation

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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

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

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

Healthy Kids Running Series – Andover/Tewksbury

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: 365 East Street, Tewkesbury, MA

For More Information: https://healthykidsrunningseries.org/race-locations/tewksbury-ma/

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade.

Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, 75 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the 1 mile run.

Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy.

It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you run because all participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements courtesy of their sponsors!

Movie Club

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

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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

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

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

Providence Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Monday, November 18, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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

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

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

Self-Advocacy Group

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

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

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

Honoring Rising Stars – Benefit for South Shore Stars

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Granite Links Golf Club, 100 Quarry Hills Drive, Quincy, MA

For More Information: http://www.southshorestars.org/rising-stars/

South Shore Starts was founded in 1970, and since then it has provided early-education and youth programs to 1,200 children ranging from birth to age 18. The 2019 Gala will focuses on honoring Rising Stars, leaders in the field and in the South Shore community, that value the mission and the impact created upon South Shore children. Since 2010, this tradition of honoring individuals for making a difference as mentors and leaders in their communities has been a success. This year, the organization feels honored to be presenting the Shining Star award to Eastern Bank, and Robert F. Rivers, Chairman and CEO. This event has also lead to fundraising, which is critical to the success of furthering South Shore Star’s mission. By attending the event, you will be helping them to encourage all children to reach their full potential.

Rotary Club of Andover’s Citizens Who Care Gala

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: 60 Canterbury Street, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://rotaryandover.org/event/23rd-annual-citizens-who-care-gala/

Citizens Who Care includes dinner, a silent auction with sports memorabilia, a 50/50 raffle, and all six Patriots trophies!

For a donation, you can take a photo or snap a selfie with the trophies.

Your ticket purchase and donations will support the mission of the Rotary Club of Andover.

Senior Recital: Samuel Wright

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/senior-recital-samuel-wright-voice

The Phillips Academy Department of Music invites you to a senior recital featuring Samuel Wright, trombone and voice. Samuel will perform works by Mozart, Brahms, Vaughan, Williams, Caldera, Moore, and Guilmant as well as pieces of original composition. This concert will be free and open to the public.

Brookline Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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

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

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

Link20 Advocacy Group

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

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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

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

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

YAYA

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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

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

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

North Shore Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM

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

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

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

South Area Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Monday, June 17, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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

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

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

Rayim at Reyim

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

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

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

ArtWeek Boston 2019

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Various

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

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek is an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring more than 500 unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process.

Polymer Clay and Beading Guild Show

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA

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

Join the artists of the Polymer & Beading Guild as they lift out of the plane of Flatland and explore the expanses of dimensional space.

Stretching both imagination & technique, they take their work in new directions — literally!

Find a gift for yourself or another at the Gallery-to-Go.

Musketaquid Earth Month Art Exhibition

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA

For More Information: https://patch.com/massachusetts/concord/calendar/event/20190427/547762/musketaquid-earth-month-art-exhibition

Themed “Embracing Diversity in a Climate of Change,” this annual non-juried, multi-media exhibit at The Umbrella Gallery, is part of the The Umbrella Arts & Environment Program’s expansive Earth Month programming.

Community members of all ages are invited to submit artwork responding to the theme.

This year, the Exhibit also includes the online/in-person Artweek/Earth Day/Poetry Month Short-Short Poetry Challenge, inviting 7-word poems on the exhibit theme, which are then rendered with natural materials into an installation made a part of the exhibit.

MFA Playdates

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Saturday, June 15, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/programs/gallery-activities-and-tours/mfa-playdates

Even though they don’t know the artists, toddlers who visit the MFA are just as enamored by the art as adults. There is so much to see and observe, so start them young! Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by art making. Tours leave on a rolling basis starting at 10:15 am. Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with adults. No registration required.

Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 16, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

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

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

Storytime at Buttonwood Park Zoo

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 425 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA

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

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

Konstantin Simun: The Sacred in the Profane

Event Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 30, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA

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

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

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

Event Date: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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.

All the World Is Here: The Invention of American Anthropology

Event Date: Wednesday, May 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.

Aussie Aviary at Franklin Park Zoo

Event Date: Wednesday, May 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.

Garden in the Woods

Event Date: Wednesday, May 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.

King’s Chapel Art & Architecture tours

Event Date: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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: Wednesday, May 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!

Meditation and Mindfulness

Event Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time: 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

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

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

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

City Mission’s Boston Lights Gala

Event Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Four Seasons Hotel Boston, 200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://citymissionboston.org/gala

City Mission invites you to the Boston Lights Gala: Sharing the Radiance of Hope! The biennial event benefits the vital programs of City Mission and supports their commitment to serving the people of Boston. The event will be an evening of celebration, entertainment, and fundraising at the beautiful Four Seasons. Proceeds will allow the transformational work of their programs to continue into the future. Join City Mission as they celebrate community leaders who bring more light into Boston with a special award ceremony honoring their work.

Arts First Festival: Harvard University

Event Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019 – Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Harvard Yard & Environs, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts

Harvard University’s annual Arts First festival, one of the nation’s largest collegiate arts festivals, will be held at sites in and around Harvard Yard.

The annual festival showcases student and faculty creativity at Harvard with four days of non-stop art and entertainment.

SoWa First Fridays

Event Date: Friday, May 3, 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.

Banned in Boston

Event Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 9 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA

For More Information:  https://rehearsalforlife.org/banned-in-boston/

Banned in Boston, the annual comedy and music revue is Rehearsal for Life’s signature fundraising event.

For one-night-only, local Boston celebrities, media personalities, politicians, and business, arts and community leaders rally together to put on a show of hilarity, musical satire and skits.

The show supports Rehearsal for Life’s Urban Improv program using theater as a vehicle for social change.

Casa Cares

Event Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Sullivan Arena, St. Anslem College, Manchester, NH

For More Information: https://casanh.org/news-and-events/casa-cares/

CASA invites you to an evening of giving for New Hampshire’s Children. This annual gala focuses on supporting the abused and neglected children in NH. The evening will include a plated dinner, an exciting live auction, unique wine and spirits, and a comedy show by Kelly MacFarland. By attending the event, you will help celebrate 30 years of commitment to improving the lives of children in New Hampshire.

Four Directions in Contemporary Landscape

Event Date: Friday, May 3, 2019 – Sunday, May 26, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 793 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.pianocraftgallery.com/four-directions-3-3-2019/

Four Directions in Contemporary Landscape explores the genre from the artists’ unique points of view. The exhibition will be open to the public from May 3 – 26.

Friday Night Stargazing: Museum Of Science

Event Date: Friday, May 3, 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.

MGFA New England

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Castle Island Park, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.mgwalk.org/2019-new-england-boston-mg-walk/

Join the 2019 New England: Boston MG Walk as they take steps toward the ultimate finish line, a world without myasthenia gravis. The walk is dedicated to create awareness, renewing hope, and generating a vast network of community and support, while raising funds for the MGFA, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

Frogs Pollywogs & Fairies…Exploring the Vernal Pool

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/broadmoor/65005-frogs-pollywogs-fairies-exploring-the-vernal-pool

Discover some of the fantastic creatures that inhabit Broadmoor’s vernal pool.

From frogs and tadpoles to fairy shrimp, using hands-on activities, explore and learn what hides under the water and lives around this seasonal pool.

A great chance to learn about some of Broadmoor’s smaller creatures.

NRT’s 2019 Spring Farm Festival

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 307 Main Street, North Easton, MA

For More Information: https://www.nrtofeaston.org/spring-farm-festival.html

Celebrate spring with NRT! Fun, outdoor family event with hands-on activities, crafters, food, and more! ​​

Celebrate! with Benkadi Drum and Dance

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/celebrate/05-04-benkadi-drum-and-dance

Join them for a celebration of African-American Heritage Month as the multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group performs traditional rhythms and movement from the countries of Mali and Guinea.

The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America’s rich cultural diversity through the arts.

All performances are free and begin at 10:30am in the Stephen E. Smith Center at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston.

Mindfulness At Stonehurst

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: 100 Robert Treat Paine Drive, Waltham, MA

For More Information: http://stonehurstwaltham.org/programs/2019/5/4/mindfulness-at-stonehurst-with-the-waltham-public-library

This program of mindful sitting, walking, and eating on a beautiful property is led by Matthew Carriker.

Matthew is the Protestant Chaplain at Brandeis University and the founder of the Agape Spiritual Community of Waltham.

Co-sponsoring this event are the Waltham Public Library and the Waltham Land Trust.

9th Annual Community Service Fair

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time:  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA

For More Information: https://patch.com/massachusetts/norwood/calendar/event/20190504/535267/community-service-fair

The program will begin with a walk for human value puzzle, followed by a wheel of peace game (think Wheel of Fortune), a love all-serve all raffle, a hopscotch ring toss on proper conduct, and much more. The finale will include children from several organizations and visitors singing a community song together.

Dive into hands-on projects like assembling emergency buckets of clean-up supplies or planting lettuce and herb seeds for donation to the Norwood Ecumenical Food Pantry.

Donate blood to the American Red Cross, check out the huge yard sale, or buy some delicious baked goods at the bake sale.

KidsFest

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Washington Street, Haverhill, MA

For More Information: http://haverhillma.chambermaster.com/events/details/kidsfest-2019-5137695

Located in Downtown Haverhill, the event will include a full day of live music, dance performances, and family-friendly entertainment.

There will be lots of fun and interactive activities including face painting, sand art, martial arts and much more!

Star Wars Days at Boston Children’s Museum

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/calendar/star-wars-weekend-2

Visit a galaxy not so far away to celebrate the art, science, and design of Star Wars!

All weekend long dress up as your favorite Star Wars character, test your Jedi skills on the training course, build an X-wing or the Death Star with KEVA blocks, and meet some of your favorite characters.

Make a lightsaber, explore robotics, design a costume, and maybe even meet R2D2!

Lexington Fife & Drum Muster 2019

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Route 2A/Marrett Road, Lexington, MA

For More Information: https://williamdiamondjrs.org/muster.html

The event features a parade, colonial vendors, re-enactors and performances by 30 fife and drum corps from around the country.

These uniformed musicians, representing different time periods in American History, will present our nation’s historical music in an outdoor concert.

A brief parade, ending at the Minute Man National Park visitor center, will include 30 fife and drum corps and marching units from all over the Northeast.

Following the parade will be a day filled with music, history, entertainment and fun for all on the muster field at the National Park. There will be colonial crafts people displaying their wares and 18th Century encampment demonstrations.

10th Annual Sandra K. Russell Derby Day for Mito

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Royale, 279 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://e.givesmart.com/events/cx4/

The Sandra K. Russel Derby Day Benefit for Mito is the most exciting Kentucky Derby party in New England. The night will be focused on raising funds to support families impacted by mitochondrial disease. The afternoon will include Derby-inspired cocktails and food, a women’s hat contest, a men’s bow tie contest, auction prizes, entertainment by a DJ, a photo booth, and a live broadcast of the race. This night full of fun allows the community to come together to make a difference in the lives of families faced with the challenge of this rare disease.

Through Struggles to the Stars

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.eurekaensemble.org/calendar/2019/2/12/through-struggle-to-the-stars

Eureka Ensemble invites you to the powerful event “Through Struggle to the Stars.” This event is an orchestral celebration of communities that have demonstrated courage and strength in the face of adversity. The concert will include music by Moncayo, Granadino, and Tchaikovsky, as well as a new commission by J. Andrés Ballesteros. The event features Latinx immigrant/refugee youth from the Chelsea Collaborative and members of the Women’s Chorus, a program for women experiencing homelessness and severe poverty, in addition to classics of the repertoire.

Senior Recital: Jennifer Lawson

Event Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/senior-recital-jennifer-lawson-clarinet-voice

The Phillips Academy Department of Music will present a senior recital featuring Jennifer Lawson, clarinet and voice. She will perform songs from several musicals including Carousel, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The Last Five Years. Jennifer will also perform works by Mozart, Debussy, Rebaud, and Rossini. Jennifer has performed with the All-State bands in Florida and Massachusetts and has studied at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Interlochen Center for Arts. This concert is free and open to the public.

Spring Star Gazing and Campfire

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.miltonscene.com/2019/04/blue-hills-trailside-museum-to-host-spring-stargazing-and-campfire/

Observe the changes that occur as day shifts to night from the top of Chickatawbut Hill.

After enjoying the sunset from the top of the hill, they’ll check out the moons of Jupiter as the biggest planet makes its closest approach to Earth (about 414 million miles).

With some luck, they may catch sight of some early Eta Aquarid meteors, space junk left behind by Halley’s Comet.

They’ll wrap up the evening by toasting marshmallows around the campfire and enjoying some celestial stories.

Wake Up the Earth Festival & Parade 2019

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: StonyBrook T-stop Park, Jamaica Plain, MA

For More Information: http://www.spontaneouscelebrations.org/festivals-events

Wake Up the Earth combines the May Day traditions of multicultural celebration, social and economic justice and love for Mother Earth.

The annual Wake Up the Earth Festival (WUTE) takes place each year on the first Saturday in May and is currently attended by well over 10,000 individuals of all ages and features several stages including the music and dance performances, popular theatre, the youth stage.

In addition to performances, WUTE features over 50 craft, non-profit, and food vendors. The festival is anchored by a massive parade (with branches that start in JP Center and Roxbury) with several thousand people marching.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 6 Museum Way, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: http://newengland.info-komen.org/site/TR?fr_id=7493&pg=entry&utm_source=RFTC&utm_medium=FilterResults&utm_campaign=RFTC_Update&_ga=2.96448348.1561896186.1556817095-118997814.1556817095

Race for the Cure includes the New Balance certified 5K run and a 5K walk – a 3.1 mile course -and participants can choose whether they would like to be timed.

Youth under 16 may take part in the timed or untimed 5k or participate in the Kids Fun Run; registration for the Fun Run is not required.

Survivors are encouraged to join Komen Southern New England at the Survivor Breakfast, which begins at 7:30 AM, followed by the survivor procession.

After the walk, everyone is invited to join them for a party in the park. Entertainment will be provided.

They also want to remind participants that the funds raised support families right here in Massachusetts. Seventy-five percent of Komen Southern New England’s net proceeds support local breast cancer programs across Massachusetts and the remaining twenty-five percent is invested in research to find the causes and cures for the disease.

Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 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 May 4.

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!

Project Bread’s 51st Walk for Hunger

Event Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM

Location: Boston Common, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.projectbread.org/walk-for-hunger/

Always on the 1st Sunday in May on the Boston Common, Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger is the longest-running community event in the country that raises awareness about hunger and funds to support programs across Massachusetts that help residents access food!

On top of the traditional 20 mile walk and the 5k, Project Bread is introducing a new 3 mile walk this year.

PJ Library Kindness Concert

Event Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: 50 Pamela Road, Framingham, MA

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

This high energy, feel good music will inspire your kids to brighten someone’s day.

Make friendship bracelets, smile cards, kindness ‘buggles’ and more!

3rd Annual Kyle’s Legacy Walk to Benefit Canine Cancer Research

Event Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Borderland State Park, 259 Massapoag Avenue, North Easton, MA

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

Kyle’s Legacy Walk invites you to their third annual walk to benefit the Baker Institute for Animal Health Canine Cancer Research Team. According to the Animal Cancer Foundation, around 6 million dogs are diagnosed with cancer each year. Therefore, funding is needed for research into the causes and potential cures of canine cancer. In addition to funding research, some of the money raised at the event will go toward helping qualified dog owners in Massachusetts afford the medical care their pets require.

Music MAYnia Festival

Event Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time:  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA

For More Information: https://www.winchestermusic.org/music-maynia

Music MAYnia is a free community festival that features continuous live performances, arts & crafts, face painting, a drum circle, games, refreshments, and more!

Over 200 performers of all ages and abilities perform a music marathon on three stages, ranging from classical to rock.

Listen to bands, ensembles, and solo performances by students ages 5 to 95!

Fidelio Society in Concert

Event Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/fidelio-society-concert-1

The Phillips Academy Department of Music invites you to a spring concert featuring the oldest musical organization on Andover Hill, the Fidelio Society, directed by Dr. Abbey Siegfried. The program entitled “Fodelio Favorites” is a collection of the students’ favorite pieces from concerts performed this year. Works composed or arranged by Kirchner, Arnesen, Orban, Johnson, Koepke, Whitacre, and Sperry will be performed. The concert will end with the traditional parting piece Loch Lomond, arranged by Vaughan Williams. The event is free and open to the public.

42nd Annual Birds and Breakfast

Event Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/broadmoor/65097-birds-and-breakfast-42nd-annual

Celebrate spring with a little food, fun, and birdsong on Sunday, May 5! Explore the sanctuary on a naturalist-led bird walk, then enjoy a homemade breakfast at the Nature Center.

Paws in the Park

Event Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA

For More Information: http://www.saveadog.org/paws2019.asp

Come join them and many other dog lovers for a day filled with family and canine fun while helping them raise money for homeless dogs! They are thrilled to have Paws in the Park at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury.

Some of the activities that will be running throughout the day include an Agility Try-out ring, A Parade of Adoptable Dogs, Doggie Games, face painting for the kids, a silent auction, food, exhibitors, and more!

Spring Herb Sale at Lyman Estate

Event Date: Monday, May 6, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, MA

For More Information: https://www.historicnewengland.org/property/lyman-estate-greenhouses/

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a visit to Historic New England’s annual herb sale.

Thousands of culinary, medicinal, and ornamental herbs are available, along with scented geraniums, herbal topiaries, pottery, and garden gifts.

Get expert advice from our greenhouse staff.

Velocity Engineering Lab at the Discovery Museum

Event Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Sunday, June 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/visit/changing-exhibits

Balls, ramps, jumps, loops–and physics fun!

Race golf balls along winding, sloping, and looping tracks and explore how gravity, friction, speed, and acceleration affect the velocity and trajectory of moving objects.

Learn and Lunch: Stay Calm and Parent On

Event Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM

Location: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://community.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/lunch-and-learn-may-2019

The Boston Children’s Museum will be hosting a special Lunch and Learn presentation with Dr. Carla Naumburg. Drawing on years of experience as a parent coach and a licensed independent clinical social worker, Dr. Naumburg will offer real solutions to help parents deal with stress using everyday mindfulness games, activities, rituals, and habits.

Party for PYD

Event Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 200 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.pyd.org/party-for-pyd/

Party for PYD is an event dedicated to raising program funds and increasing awareness of the power of mentoring and inclusion. Together, let’s celebrate our youth, honorees, successes and partnerships. Enjoy live and silent auctions, appetizers, refreshments, live music, a youth performance, and more!

Senior Recital: Shyan Koul

Event Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/senior-recital-shyan-koul-viola

The Phillips Academy Department of Music will present a senior recital featuring Shyan Koul, violin. Shyan will perform works by Bach, Brahms, Elgar, and Tibor Serly. The event is free and open to the public.

Waltham Lions Carnival

Event Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 200 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA

For More Information: http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/waltham/calendar.php

Join them at the Waltham Lions Carnival! Great rides, games, food and a petting zoo daily!

In the Yard: Charlestown Navy Yard’s 1833 Dry Dock 1

Event Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/event/yard-charlestown-navy-yards-1833-dry-dock-1-engineering-marvel-2019/

View the 185-year-old Dry Dock 1 in the Charlestown Navy Yard with Margherita Desy, Historian with USS Constitution for a 1 1/2 hour tour.  Learn about the building of the dry dock, its importance to the 19th and 20th U.S. Navy, and the dock’s history with “Old Ironsides,” the first warship to enter the dock on June 24, 1833.

This tour requires participants to be able to climb steep and long flights of stairs in and out of the dry dock and to be exposed to the sun; not recommended for children younger than age 10; close-toe shoes/sneakers a must.

Boston Key Gala

Event Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, 88 Black Falcon Avenue, Boston, MA

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

The Boston Key Gala is a one-of-a-kind event, benefits the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston. Attend the event and enjoy great food, a spectacular auction, and much more. This year’s event will recognize Medical Honoree Glenn J. Hanna, M.D., Medical Oncologist, Center for Head and Neck Oncology, Dana-Ferber Cancer Institute.

Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser

Event Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Ames Hall, Salem YMCA, 290 Essex Street, Salem, MA

For More Information: https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/2nd-annual-adult-spelling-bee

Join the second Annual Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser. This exciting event will include a mix of words, food, and an interactive spelling bee. The organization is looking for both individual participants and teams of three. They encourage teams to wear the most extravagant costume, and be ready to both spell and laugh. The team round will include interactive activities, that involve the audience in the spelling bee. Join this fundraising event as a player, a spectator, or even a sponsor.

Agassiz Village’s Main Course Event

Event Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://e.givesmart.com/events/cSt/

Join the Agassiz Village for a night of sips, savories, and sweets all while supporting youth from the Greater Boston area! The Maine Course event is an annual tasting event with food, cocktails, and fun highlighted brought to you by Greater Boston area restaurants. Funds raised by the Maine Course will support Agassiz Village; one of the only overnight summer camps serving low-income Greater Boston youth.

Architecture Trivia

Event Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/architecture-trivia-answer-questions-drink-beer-raise-funds-1

Calling all trivia buffs and architecture enthusiasts!

Join the BSA Foundation for an evening of fun, frivolity, and fundraising!

Trivia questions will be based on architecture and design elements.

9th Annual Integrative Nursing Conference

Event Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 6 Billings Street, Randolph, MA

For More Information: https://www.bucme.org/live/7903

Join nursing colleagues on Friday, May 10th for Boston Medical Center’s 9th Annual Integrative Nursing Conference: ‘Empower, Innovate, Cultivate: Change starts with you.’ Indulge yourself, mind, body and spirit.

All In Good Taste

Event Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 353 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA

For More Information: https://giving.laheyhealth.org/winchester-hospital-give-donate/special-events/all-in-good-taste/

You’ll sample sumptuous bites and specialty sips presented by several restaurants from the local culinary scene.

A live auction will highlight the delicious festivities!

Live music will sweeten the night’s flavor and fun — all to benefit two incredible causes, Winchester Hospital’s surgical suite renovations, and the Patrick Gill Memorial Trauma Symposium.

Choral Concert: Protest Songs from Around the World

Event Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/academy-choral-concert-1

The Phillips Academy Department of Music presents the Academy Chorus and Fidelio Society in concert under the direction of Abbey H. Siegried. The concert titled “Protest Songs from Around the World, is divided into eight parts. The concert will begin with the Procession, followed by the Introit, Singing for Change – Singing for Unity, Reflection, Singing for Unity – Singing for Change, Peace, Parting, and lastly, the concert concludes with Finis Origine Pendet (the end depends upon the beginning). This inspiring concert is free and open to the public.

Late Nites at MFA Boston

Event Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/mfa-late-nites-may-2019

Guests can explore the galleries and engage in art making.

There’s something for everyone, from dancing and DJs to pop-up performances, intriguing bites, and much more!

Winning Posters! Celebrating 25 Years at International Poster Gallery

Event Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 – Friday, June 21, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 460C Harrison Avenue, Suite C20, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://calendar.artsboston.org/event/winning-posters-celebrating-25-years-at-international-poster-gallery/

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of International Poster Gallery, Founder and President, Jim Lapides has curated Winning Posters, a selection of fifty posters that represent the gallery’s diverse specialties.

Highlights include Bernard Minne’s kaleidoscopic Monaco XV Grand Prix of 1957, a product advertisement for Modiano cigarette rolling papers, and a gracefully elegant advertisement for a Swiss silk merchant by Charles Loupot.

International Poster Gallery is located in SoWa, Boston’s art and design district at 460C Harrison Avenue, Suite C20.

WCC Fishing Challenge

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Minuteman Park, Westborough, MA

For More Information: http://www.westborocivicclub.com/fishslider.html

The Westborough Fishing Challenge is being held at the Minuteman Park from 9am – 1pm where Angler Education volunteers will be on hand to help you or your family members cast a line, learn about fish in our waters, safety, ethics, and fishing equipment.

PMC Kids Ride: Suffield

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: McAlister Intermediate School, Mountain Road, Suffield, MA

For More Information: https://kids.pmc.org/suffield

The McAlister School is hosting the 8th Pan Mass Challenge to benefit both the Jimmy Fund and the PMC. Kids 3-16 are welcome to ride one of two safe, supervised courses to raise money for this important fight. In all seven years the race has been hosted, the community has funded $251,000, and only in 2018, they raised $68,400. Help them beat the number this year by joining the event! Lunch will be provided for all guests; a terrific raffle, live music, playground, and tons of fun will all be part of the day.

Annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Nearly Elementary School, 53 Parkerville Road, Southborough, MA

For More Information: http://necc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1070&pg=entry

Register today for the New England Center for Children’s 13th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism. This professionally timed race is the perfect way to run a 5K and be part of an organization that has social impact. All proceeds beyond the registration fee support autism education and research, helping children with autism develop skills they need to become as independent as possible.

13th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 53 Parkerville Road, Southborough, MA

For More Information: https://www.necc.org/event/necc-5k-walkrun-for-autism/

Taking place in Southborough, home of NECC Boston, this event has strong community support from Southborough as well as the neighboring towns of Northborough, Framingham, Ashland, Hopkinton, Westborough. This is a wonderful day to celebrate our community and students, create autism awareness, and raise important resources for The New England Center for Children.

Bottle Can Drive at Stone Zoo

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/bottle-can-recycling-drive/

Join the Stone Zoo in their recycle drive! Attend the event with empty bottles and cans to help the environment and support the Zoo. All of the proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit conservation efforts supported by Zoo New England, the non-profit organization that manages Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo.

Toussaint Louverture Community Building Symposium

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Hiebert Lounge, 72 E Concord Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostoncharityevents.org/events/toussaint-louverture-community-building-symposium/

In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA), in partnership with Haitian Americans United, Inc. (HAU), Vital Village Network, the True Alliance Center, and the National Association for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP), invite students and professionals interested in strengthening immigrant communities and mentoring immigrants and youth in the Boston area to this exciting event, featuring networking, workshops, and keynote speeches. Admission is free of charge.

Watch City Steampunk Festival

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 610 Main Street, Waltham, MA

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

Established in 2010, The Watch City Steampunk Festival brings together steampunks and people of all ages and interests into Waltham for a day of artisan and craft vendors, spectacular entertainment, food, fun and more!

Exploring Science Together: Marine Life!

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/exploring-science-together-marine-life-0

Dive deep into the underwater life of marine animals! Learn all about the challenges of life at sea with hands-on activities.

Investigate the museum’s collections with interactive gallery explorations. See and touch living ocean animals to learn more about the amazing adaptations they have to survive their salty habitats.

Create your very own ‘dive log’ to document your favorite specimens of the day and continue the learning at home. All activities are designed to be fun and interactive experiences for elementary age students and their families to participate in together.

Boston Bubble Festival 2019

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: 167 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.boston.gov/calendar/boston-bubble-festival-2019-0

The air will be filled with fun as Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department bring you another Boston Bubble Festival on the Boston Common on Saturday, May 11th from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Building on the popularity of “Bubble Guy” Jim Dichter’s presentations at previous Parks Department children’s events, the Boston Bubble Festival will offer free outdoor activities for all.

The celebration will include giant floating bubble demonstrations from various bubble performers, a DJ, live entertainment, giveaways and more.

Stories of Bicycling History and Activism

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA

For More Information: http://fntg.net/month-of-july-group-rides/bicycling-history/

FNTG invites you to a presentation by author Larry Finison, whose second book on bicycling history will be released by UMass Press: Boston’s Twentieth-Century Bicycling Renaissance: Cultural Change on Two Wheels. The book features the story of cycling to the present day, with a focus on Massachusetts’s biking organizations and environmental activism, and the intersections between cycling and race, gender, and class. The event is $8 for members and $12 for non-members.

Franklin Park and Stone Zoo Gala

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: 40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/zootopia/

The evening begins with a cocktail reception, silent auction, and art auction followed by a spectacular dinner and dancing.

During the cocktail reception, guests will have the opportunity to meet some of the Zoos’ Animal Ambassadors.

Senior Recital: Chloe Choi

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/senior-recital-chloe-choi-violin

The Phillips Academy Department of Music invites you to a senior recital featuring Chloe Choi, violin. Chloe with perform Cesar Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, and Romance by Antonin Dvorak. This concert is free and open to the public.

Wildcat Station – Outdoor Exhibit at the Ecotarium

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA

For More Information: https://ecotarium.org/exhibit/wild-cat-station/

The EcoTarium museum of science and nature enthusiastically announces that two mountain lions and several native bird species are at the center of Wild Cat Station, a new spectacular outdoor exhibit at the EcoTarium museum of science and nature.

Through innovative design and re-purposing of a former polar bear habitat, the permanent mountain lion habitat ranges across two stories in height, offering multiple viewing stations for guests.

Boston Marine Corps Honor Run 5K

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 125 William J Day Boulevard, Boston, MA

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

The distinctive spirit of hundreds of military and law enforcement officers is pervasive throughout the day. Groups will be running in formation, local honor guards will be onsite, as well as Marine Corps Cadets to help warm your muscles up.

Race participants will include active duty officers and veterans from all branches of the U.S. Military and local law enforcement groups.

But don’t be fooled, this event is for EVERYONE. They welcome beginner runners, walkers and elite athletes alike. All you need is your sneakers and patriotism!

23rd Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

Event Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: 6:00 AM

Location: Town Field Park, Fields Corner, 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA

For More Information: https://www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org/

The Mother’s day walk is a beloved tradition that started in 1996 to give love and support to mothers of murdered children. Today, the walk symbolizes a powerful way to honor loved ones who have been murdered, and to embrace peacemaking. Every year, families from across the state and region walk together toward peace. Join the walk, to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder.

Lincoln PMC Kids Ride

Event Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: 6 Ballfield Road, Lincoln, MA

For More Information: https://kids.pmc.org/lincoln

PMC Kids Rides became an official PMC program back in 2005 as a way to include young cyclists in the Pan-Mass Challenge mission raising money for cancer research & treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.

Duckling Day

Event Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Boston Common, Park Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/events/ducklingday/

The Friends of the Public Garden, in association with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day with Boston families during its annual Duckling Day event. A beloved tradition for more than 30 years, celebrates the children’s classic book, “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey. Every year, over 1,000 people meet up and parade through Boston’s most picturesque parks, dressed like characters from the story, led by the Harvard Marching Band. The event is a benefit for the nonprofit Friends of the Public Garden. The registration fee is $35 per family in advance and $40 per family the day of the event. Each child who registers will receive a special goody bag.

Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum 2019

Event Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

For More Information: https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/news-events/lilac-sunday/

Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a daylong celebration.

Mainly located on the edge of Bussey Hill Road in the heart of the landscape, the lilac collection at the Arnold Arboretum is among the premier collections of these plants in North America. Lilac Sunday has been celebrated at the Arnold Arboretum since 1908.

Tours of the lilacs and family activities are available from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday, May 13.

Picnicking is permitted on this day only, but food must be brought in to the Arboretum—no food vendors on site. The landscape is open from dawn until dusk.

Mother’s Day at Stone Zoo

Event Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/celebrate-mothers-day-at-zne/

Bring Mom along with the entire family to Stone Zoo for a memorable day spent discovering all of the incredible animals at Stone Zoo!

Be sure to stop by the white-cheeked gibbon exhibit to visit mom Iggy with her two offspring: son Jian and a 6-month-old baby, as well as the reindeer exhibit to visit mom Holly, and her offspring, Aiofe.

Mother’s Day at Franklin Park Zoo

Event Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/celebrate-mothers-day-at-zne/

Bring Mom along with the entire family to Franklin Park Zoo for a memorable day spent discovering all of the incredible animals at Franklin Park Zoo!

Be sure to look for all of the animal moms – at Franklin Park Zoo, say hello to Kiki the western lowland gorilla and her offspring Kimani, Kambiri and Azize, as well as Baird’s tapir mom, Abby and her calf Ixchel.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Stroll

Event Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/65207-mother-s-day-brunch-and-stroll

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch followed by a walk in the woods.

They’ll begin with a leisurely breakfast featuring pancakes, fruit, juice, milk, and a variety of hot beverages.

Afterwards, go on a guided hike led by a naturalist.

They’ll search out spring wildflowers, look for returning spring birds, and enjoy the splendid view from the top of Chickatabut Hill.

M.O.M.’s Run 5K Run/Walk for Cancer

Event Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 371 Summer Street, Somerville, MA

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

M.O.M.’s Run is on the Move… Want to run our flattest course ever? Really, NO hills! The start and finish will take place out of Baxter Park at Assembly Row Somerville. Come join them for a special treat, as year 17 will run along the pathways of the Mystic River Reservation.

Spring Storywalk: A Salamander’s Room

Event Date: Monday, May 13, 2019 – Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 840 Hillside Street, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://friendsofthebluehills.org/event/dcr-spring-storywalk-a-salamanders-room/

Enjoy a Family Spring Storywalk at Houghton’s Pond Playground. Visit A Salamander Room. Vernal pools and wetlands come alive in spring! Many salamanders and frogs are most active this time of year.

Be on the lookout but please do not be tempted to take one home as the little boy in this story does. Read along and see all the things a salamander needs to live.

A Celebration of Life

Event Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 60 State Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-of-life-boston-tickets-56337733678

A Celebration of Life is a movement focused on inspiring hope, while also remembering lives that have been lost to suicide. The evening creates special moments and appreciation for life. Funds raised from this event will support Minding Your Mind’s mental health education programs.

Breakfast for Hope

Event Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM

Location: Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://samaritanshope.org/events/breakfast-for-hope/

The annual Breakfast for Hope showcases Samaritans’ lifesaving work while raising vital funds for suicide prevention. For the 700 guests of the event, there is no better way to appreciate the impact their services have on the lives of others.

Israel, Islam and the Palestinian Issue – A Novel Approach to a Solution

Event Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: 349 Dedham Street, Newton, MA

For More Information: https://www.jewishnewton.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/4357125/jewish/Israel-Islam-and-the-Palestinian-Issue.htm

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, who is one of Israel’s leading figures in understanding the Arab world, is the Director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Islam (under formation), a research associate of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and a lecturer in the Department of Arabic Studies at BarIlan University in Israel, will be giving a lecture.

En Ka Fair

Event Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Corner of Mt Vernon Street and Skillings Road, Winchester, MA

For More Information: https://enkasociety.wildapricot.org/Fair-2016

The En Ka Fair, a hometown tradition, is full of great family fun! Come enjoy classic carnival rides, food & games. Savor their famous En Ka lobster rolls. Find treasures in their book & jewelry tents. Try your luck in raffles for a quilt made by En Ka ladies & a corn hole set. Indulge in their home baked goodies. Shop the En Ka Exchange. Face painting, candy, old fashioned lawn games & more!

In the Yard: Behind-the-scenes tour of USS Constitution’s Preservation Facility

Event Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/event/yard-behind-scenes-tour-uss-constitutions-preservation-facility-2019/

Get a sneak peek of on-going preservation work for USS Constitution with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment’s restoration facility in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Join Margherita Desy, Historian with USS Constitution for a 1-hour tour of the 1847 Alexander Parris-designed carpenters’ and riggers’ shops.

This tour requires participants to be able to climb steep and long flights of stairs in the building; not recommended for children younger than age 10; close-toe shoes a must.

Take Aparts

Event Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/event/take-aparts-32

Are you curious about what’s inside telephones, computers, radios and more?

Grab a screwdriver and discover resistors, capacitors, and circuit boards as you uncover the inner workings of everyday electronics.

Economic Independence Day

Event Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: 230 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.empathways.org/Events

Join EMPath to celebrate 10 years of their breakthrough coaching approach – featuring keynote speaker MA Attorney General Maura Healey.

EMPath’s annual celebration recognizes the incredible progress made by low-income Boston families and those currently working to reach economic independence.

Christopher’s Haven 6th Annual Fashion Show

Event Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: 60 State Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.christophershaven.org/6th-annual-benefit/

Christopher’s Haven is proud to announce its 6th annual fashion show on Thursday, May 16, 2019 featuring the wives, girlfriends and children of Boston athletes from the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins and Boston Cannons strutting the catwalk to help raise money and awareness for the organization that provides housing for the families of children who are battling cancer. Most of the athletes will walk the runway as well! Some of the athletes wives that have agreed to participate include Jasmina Rask (wife of Boston Bruins Goalie, Tuuka Rask), Gabby Vazquez (wife of Boston Red Sox Catcher, Christian Vazquez) and Shahrzad Slater (wife of New England Patriots Special Teams Specialist, Matthew Slater)!

FreshFest Festival 2019

Event Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.gbfb.org/get-involved/events/signature-events/freshfest/

This spring The Greater Boston Food Bank will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their building. In that decade they have grown significantly – especially in their commitment to provide fresh, nutritious food to the community.

On May 16 from 6pm to 9pm, to commemorate these and other milestones they will celebrate at FreshFest: Festival 2019.

It’s a new name and will be a new take on their signature event.

Please join them for food, fun, friends and a special announcement.

Minni Design + Wine – Shibori Scarves

Event Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: 71 Thayer Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://minni.space/workshops/2019/5/16/minni-design-wine-shibori-scarves

Grown-ups of all ages, artistic abilities and inclinations are welcomed to Minni Design + Wine – Shibori Scarves, an evening of wine sipping and hand-dyeing spring scarves using indigo dye and the ancient Japanese Shibori technique.

Instructor Margaret will show participants how to skillfully bind cotton scarves to create a range of unique bright blue + white patterns perfect for spring and summer.

All steps of the dyeing process will be clearly explained; all participants will be encouraged to unwind and enjoy.

Artful Objects: History Transformed

Event Date: Friday, May 17, 2019 – Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA

For More Information: http://www.sudburyart.com/event/artful-objects-history-transformed/

Please join them for a reclaimed-objects-inspired art auction generously hosted by Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury!

There will be hor d’oeuvres and a cash bar!

All proceeds benefit Sudbury Art Association’s Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Art Scholarship and the Sudbury Historical Society.

2019 Boston Pride Pageant

Event Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.showclix.com/event/pageant-2019/tag/wbst

The revival of the King and Queen Boston Pride Pageant 2019 will take place on Friday, May 17 at 6:00pm at Club Café. This year’s theme is POSE and the categories include presentation, talent competition, evening wear, and Q&A.

Celebrate Spring Boston

Event Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Union Club of Boston, Eight Park Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www3.parkinson.org/site/Calendar?id=105733&view=Detail&_ga=2.116869766.1626966002.1554829574-2069753473.1554829574

Raise Parkinson’s awareness at the annual Celebrate Spring Boston event, featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction and dancing. Move and mingle for a cause! Proceeds will benefit the work of the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Bazaar Russe – Slavic Food and Crafts

Event Date: Friday, May 17, 2019 – Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 15 Prospect Street, Maynard, MA

For More Information: http://www.holyannunciationchurch.org/~holyannu/ministries/bazaar.shtml

Traditional Slavic food for eat in and take out will be available all day starting at 11:00 a.m. on both days.

Eat your fill of pierogi, blini, potato pancakes, borscht, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, and more and then buy something to take home.

After you’ve eaten, browse the items for sale including imported Russian nesting dolls and crafts, Russian-style jewelry, handmade crafts and baked goods, Orthodox icons and books.

Clown Town Andover – An Annual Family Festival

Event Date: Friday, May 17, 2019 – Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 1 Whittier Street, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://andona.org/clown-town

Friday night they’ll have rides, carnival games, hair glitter, candy/snacks, and a DJ.

Clown Town opens at 10am on Saturday and along with the rides and carnival games they’ll have face painting, hair glitter, sand art/crafts, toddler/preschool games, slush, candy, coffee, pizza and more.

The rides and carnival games will stay open until 8pm on Saturday, but everything else will close at 4pm, so come early!

The Gore Place Plant Sale

Event Date: Friday, May 17, 2019 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For More Information: https://goreplace.org/event/gp-plant-sale/2019-05-17/

This year’s offerings feature vegetable garden transplants including many varieties of hard-to-find hybrid and heirloom tomatoes, heirloom annuals, herbs, and beautiful perennials!

It’s not only the large selection that makes this sale special; it’s also the chance to speak with gardener Scott Clarke.

Scott knows a lot about these varieties, and he’s eager to share his knowledge with you! Everyone is encouraged to bring their own box for transporting their purchases.

Emerson Hospital’s 5k Run – Walk for Cancer

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 131 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA

For More Information: https://www.emersonhospital.org/articles/2019-run-walk-cancer-registration-open

The popular event brings together runners, walkers, and families from all of the surrounding towns to support cancer patients who are treated at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital.

4th Annual Saint Joseph School 5K Run & Fun

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: 265 Main Street, Wakefield, MA

For More Information: https://www.stjosephschoolwakefield.org/Page/135

They hope that you will join them for their 4th Annual Saint Joseph School 5K Run & Fun on Saturday, May 18 at the Wakefield Town Common!

They will again have three options to run or walk with them: a 5K chip-timed run on a level, picturesque course around Lake Quannapowitt, a 5K untimed, stroller-friendly walk along the same course, a 1 mile Kid’s Fun Run around the Wakefield Lower Common.

Geraniumfest and Kids Day

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 505 Main Street, Lynnfield, MA

For More Information: http://townscapelynnfield.org/geraniumfest-2019

GeraniumFest is their annual fundraiser. Along with geraniums, there are a variety of colorful annuals and perennials for purchase. They also have a stunning selection of hanging baskets and patio containers. All are locally grown. Credit cards are accepted the day of the event. All the proceeds from the sale of geraniums go toward purchasing trees for Lynnfield.

Franklin Park Coalition’s Kite & Bike Festival

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Pierpont Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.franklinparkcoalition.org/featured-events/kite-bike-festival/

Started in 1969, the Kite & Bike Festival is a Boston tradition that gathers more than 1,000 people at Franklin Park each May to enjoy picnicking, kite flying, bicycles & music.

Picture endless blue skies dotted with colorful kites, children and families running and laughing across bright green fields — the Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival is not to be missed!

Traditionally the Saturday after Mother’s Day, last year’s event drew 3,000 people to the park to fly kites and picnic.

8th Annual Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA

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

The festival highlights Japanese culture with taiko drum performances from artists all over New England, Japanese dance, kimono, music and calligraphy demonstrations.

Loud and thunderous, in addition to food, games, and music, the festival’s artistic draw is the region’s only public taiko drumming showcase featuring taiko groups throughout New England.

In addition, crafts, games, and activities are available for people of all ages! Japanese food will be sold by Itadaki, Snappy Kitchen, Beard Papa, Gen Sou En, and Japonaise Bakery.

Lexfun Spring Fair

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: 2001 Mass Avenue, Lexington, MA

For More Information: https://lexfun.org/news/7320989

Connect with local vendors and service providers, stay and make a craft, dance with a live DJ, and enter their raffle to win a $250.00 Cycle Loft gift card, plus other prizes.

Family Day: America Transformed

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.leventhalmap.org/event/america-transformed-family-day/

Join them for a fun afternoon to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, ‘America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century’ at the Norman B.

Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library at Copley Square.

This collection of maps and images will explore the dramatic changes and developments in the land, the population, transportation, and the economy that occurred in the 1800s.

This free, family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 1-4pm, and is open to community members of all ages.

Paige Busse, Organ & Voice

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: 2 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/senior-recital-paige-busse-organ-voice

Ms. Busse will perform organ works by Bach, Franck, Dupré, and Fanny Mendelssohn. After intermission, she will sing songs by John Farmer, John Bennet, Cole Porter, and the Toronto based Bluegrass group, The Wailin’ Jennys.

Chamber Music Society

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: 2 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/chamber-music-society-concert-1

The program will include the first movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s most popular chamber pieces, the Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 and the Brahms’ String Sextet No. 1 in B♭ major, Op. 18. This work has been used in several movies and television shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, an Inspector Morse episode, and in the 2001 film, The Piano Teacher. The program will also include works by Beethoven, Fauré, Mozart, Dohnanyi, Gordon Jacobs, and Holst.

Be a Super Hero for Endangered Species at Franklin Park Zoo

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/be-a-super-hero-for-endangered-species/

Meet some of your favorite Super Heroes, Marvel’s Black Panther and Spider-Man, and learn how you can be a Super Hero for endangered species during Franklin Park Zoo’s Party for the Planet.

Tigers, western lowland gorillas and ring-tailed lemurs are just a few of the endangered species who reside at Franklin Park Zoo and act as ambassadors for their populations around the world.

In honor of Endangered Species Day, visit the Zoo on May 18 to learn more about these incredible animals.

Throughout the day, meet with the zookeepers and ask questions during scheduled zookeeper talks.

Free Ferry Day Boston 2019

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Long Wharf, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostonharborislands.org/freeferryday

Thanks to their generous funders, every summer they are able to offer several Free Ferry Days with access to Georges or Spectacle Island from downtown Boston’s Long Wharf North.

Free tickets for the Boston Harbor Cruises ferry will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at the Ferry Center on Long Wharf-North.

Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 32 Shore Drive, Somerville, MA

For More Information: https://mysticriver.org/herring-run-paddle

The Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle includes a 5K run/walk race, three paddling races (3, 9, and 12 miles), educational booths, children’s activities, and more!

Miles for Melanoma 5K Run & Walk

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Chestnut Hill Reservation Beacon Street, Brighton, MA

For More Information: http://join.melanoma.org/site/TR?fr_id=1483&pg=entry

Miles for Melanoma is a nationwide series of events that allow participants to support and raise funds for the MRF by participating in a 5k run/walk alongside fellow melanoma patients, survivors, caregivers and supporters.

Motif No.1 Day Festival

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: T-Wharf, Rockport, MA

For More Information: http://rockportexchange.org/programs-events/motif-no-1-day/

The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates Rockport across the arts!

M1D honors the fishing shack, artist’s studio, and tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves, a building painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1.

Featuring poetry, dance, music, art-making activities, historical presentations and more, along with the Motif No.1 Day 5k and Fun Run, (organized by the Rockport Public Schools’ WELL team), M1D is truly a community festival.

2019 Muck Fest Boston

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Willard Athletic Complex, Antietam Street and Sherman Avenue, Devens, MA

For More Information: https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=HOM_MUCK_MuckFest_info_boston

The Muck Fest invites you to a day full of muddy laughs! The 2019 Muck Fest includes a high-octane blast from start to finish. The mud will be so thick and the obstacles will be so big, that your fitness will be tested to the maximum level, and you will be left wanting more. This 5K course includes 18 obstacles that will challenge your skills. Invite your family and friends to the event, and proudly wear the new Muck Fest t-shirt as you celebrate through the finish line. Spectators are free and welcome to join the event.

Marlborough DPW Touch a Truck & Open House

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 135 Neil Street, Marlborough, MA

For More Information: https://www.marlborough-ma.gov/home/news/dpw-open-housetouch-truck

The Department of Public Works is hosting an Open House/Touch-A-Truck event for the public on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00am till 1:00pm in their DPW yard at 135 Neil Street.

Families with children of all ages are welcome. They will have Trucks, Loaders, Backhoes and other specialized equipment on display. There will be equipment demonstrations and some equipment you can even sit in!

Donuts and light refreshments will be served. Ice Cream served from 11am – 1pm.

Greater Boston Urology Walk to End Bladder Cancer

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 6 Museum Way, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: http://support.bcan.org/site/TR?fr_id=1625&pg=entry

The Walk to End Bladder Cancer is BCAN’s signature awareness event. The 1 mile trajectory is a volunteer driven event that gives voice to the many faces of bladder cancer: patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, family, and those who lost a love one to the battle against cancer. This walk began in 2011, and today it has expanded to 25 locations across the country, which raised more than $3.7 million towards bladder cancer education, awareness, and research.

Newton Kids PMC Ride

Event Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: 180 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA

For More Information: https://kids.pmc.org/newton

Get your bike ready to roll for this fantastic event on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Rider and volunteer check-in begins at 8 AM.

Two-wheeled riders will zoom around a one-mile loop on Wells Avenue in Newton as many times as they can from 9-10 AM. The 3-wheeled and balance bike crowd will tear it up on a separate tot course.

Be sure to stick around for the POST-RIDE PARTY starting at 10am. There will be food, face painting, bike decorating, raffles, and more.

This is a great way to get kids involved in raising money for an amazing cause. All proceeds go towards cancer research and patient support at the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber.

Fast & Furriest 5K – Run. Walk. Wag.

Event Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 355 Artisan Way, Somerville, MA

For More Information: https://www.mspca.org/featured_events/fast-and-furriest-5k-run-walk-wag-for-mspca-angell/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInbT52pOP4gIVhbxkCh2Eugn_EAAYASAAEgJ1RPD_BwE

Join them for their fourth annual, family-friendly spring fundraiser, the Fast and Furriest 5K – Run, Walk, Wag for the MSPCA!

This community event will include a timed 5K fun run and walk and a “Ducky Dash” kids’ fun run – each including canines, of course.

The run and walk will be followed by activities, vendor booths, food, canine contests, and entertainment for the whole family.

Form a team and run, walk, or wag with your family & friends, and help them raise money to help animals.

Birthday Wishes Cake Walk 2019

Event Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Lasell College, 1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA

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

Bring joy and hope to homeless children at Cake Walk, an annual family-friendly 5K walk in support of Birthday Wishes. The walk concludes with a festival of activities for the whole family including a bouncy house, lawn games, face painting, live music, crafts, free snacks and refreshments, and more! Walk as an individual or form a team with your family, friends, or group.

Spring Service Day

Event Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Columbia Point, 210 Morrissey Boulevard. Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.teammr8.org/event/spring-service

On Sunday, May 19, the Martin Richard Foundation will bring families and communities together in service at their annual Spring Service Day.

The theme for this year’s Spring Service Day is creating a better world for young people. Their projects will focus on positively impacting youth populations who may find themselves in need of extra support. The mission of the Martin Richard Foundation — to help young people learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community engagement — will be brought to life through several service projects managed and executed by young people, for young people.

Symphony and Chamber Orchestras

Event Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: 2 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/academy-orchestras-concert-featuring-angelreana-choi-flute-shyan-koul-viola

The Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Elizabeth Aureden, will perform Motives & Other Distractions by Darren Mitchell, a challenging yet playful composition that begins with a syncopated motive that is used throughout to drive the piece dramatically to several climatic points. They will also perform Mare Transquillitatis, which translates to “Sea of Tranquility,” by Roger Zare.  The Sea of Tranquility is the spot where Apollo 11 landed and the first man set foot on the lunar surface. The music seeks to capture the contradiction of emotions from tranquil beauty to restless isolation.  The Academy Chamber Orchestra, under the leadership of Derek Jacoby and Christina Landolt, will perform the Valse movement from Suite for String Orchestra, Op. 35 by Glazunov and arranged by Christina Landolt.  They will also play Gaubert’s Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando with Angelreana Choi, flute, as soloist.  Shyan Koul, viola, will be the soloist for Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra by Tibor Serly with the Academy Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Derek Jacoby.  The Academy Symphony Orchestra will also perform Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80.

Jordan’s Furniture Walk/Run for Adoption

Event Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 450 Revolutionary Road, Taunton, MA

For More Information: https://mare_new.securesweet.com/details.asp

This event helps fund child recruitment and family support services at the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange. Together, you can find homes for children and teens in foster care waiting to be adopted.

There will be music, games, and kids’ activities – including face-painting, arts & crafts, a superhero-themed photo booth, a make your own superhero mask station, and a contest for best cape, a buffet lunch (bring your lawn chairs or blanket), a raffle with prizes, and more!

Boston Handbell Festival

Event Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.backbayringers.org/events/boston-handbell-festival/

On the third Tuesday of May, Old South Church plays host to the Boston Handbell Festival, an annual celebration of handbell musicianship co-sponsored by the Back Bay Ringers and Old South.

The Boston Handbell Festival brings together local community handbell ensembles–the Back Bay Ringers, Merrimack Valley Ringers, New England Ringers, and Old South Ringers–and an invited guest choir, for an evening of massed and solo ringing in Old South’s beautiful sanctuary.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Jonathan Lin, Voice/Cello/Piano

Event Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

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

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/senior-recital-jonathan-lin-voice-piano-cello

The Phillips Academy Department of Music will present a senior recital featuring Jonathan Lin, voice/cello/piano. He will perform songs by Handel, Schumann, Schubert, and Fauré. Mr. Lin will also perform works by Franck, Haydn, Glass, and others.

Military Heroes Garden of Flags on the Boston Common

Event Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – Monday, May 27, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Boston Common, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.massmilitaryheroes.org/our-work/community-building-events/memorial-day-flag-garden-planting/

Every Memorial Day weekend, the MA Military Heroes organization plants a Garden of 37,000 Flags in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common to commemorate the Massachusetts service members who have given their lives to defend the United States and our freedom.

On Thursday, May 22, the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, a non-profit dedicated to the families of military service personnel from Massachusetts fallen in service to the United States, will host a service at 10:30am at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common.

In the Yard: Charlestown Navy Yard’s 1833 Dry Dock 1

Event Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

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

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/event/yard-charlestown-navy-yards-1833-dry-dock-1-engineering-marvel-2-2019/

View the 185-year-old Dry Dock 1 in the Charlestown Navy Yard with Margherita Desy, Historian with USS Constitution for a 45 minute tour.  Learn about the building of the dry dock, its importance to the 19th and 20th U.S. Navy, and the dock’s history with “Old Ironsides.” the first warship to enter the dock on June 24, 1833.

This tour requires participants to be able to climb steep and long flights of stairs in and out of the dry dock and to be exposed to the sun; not recommended for children younger than age 10; close-toe shoes/sneakers a must.

Bay Cove Human Services Changing Lives Gala

Event Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street, Boston, MA

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

Bay Cove Human Services invites you to their 45th annual Changing Lives Gala fundraiser. This event is dedicated to celebrating the work of Bay Cove Human Services, as they partner with people challenged by developing disabilities, mental illness, homelessness, aging, and/or substance use disorder. Guests will enjoy meals by legendary Chef Lydia Shire, a live and silent auction, as well as the presentation of the Changing Lives Award to Michael and Kitty Dukakis for their lifelong commitment to public services.

The UNICEF Gala Boston

Event Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: The Castle, 130 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA

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

The New England Regional Office of UNICEF will host the Fifteenth Annual UNICEF Gala Boston, to celebrate UNICEF’s lifesaving work and pay tribute to individuals who have shown extraordinary commitment to saving and improving the lives of children. Funds raised at the event will support UNICEF’s work to save and improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. This event will honor New England Board Member Bryan Rafanelli with the UNICEF Children’s Champion Award, for his long-standing work of helping curate mission-driven fundraisers and for his philanthropic work for children in Boston and around the world.

Academy Concert Bands

Event Date: Friday, May 24, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

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

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/academy-bands-concert-1

The Phillips Academy Music Department will present a concert featuring the Academy Concert Bands under the direction of Vincent Monaco and Christopher Gagne. More than sixty students play in the bands, some of whom also play in our orchestras. On the program is Algorhythms by Gary Fagan, which has a driving rhythm that makes it difficult to sit still in your seat. Anyone who remembers Bugs Bunny cartoons should recall Powerhouse by Raymond Scott.  Powerhouse was used during shots of conveyor belts, machines, and other moving parts in dozens of these cartoons. More recently, it has been used in the soundtracks for The Ren and Stimpy Show, Duckman, and The Simpsons. On the program will also be works by Edward Elgar, Hankus Netsky, George Gershwin, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Lakeside Family Festival 2019

Event Date: Friday, May 24, 2019 – Monday, May 27, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Long Pond, Route 18 (Middleboro Road), East Freetown, MA

For More Information: https://sjnfreetown.org/lakeside-family-festival

This festival held on Memorial Day weekend, has become an anticipated event in greater New Bedford, Freetown, Lakeville, Fall River, Taunton, Middleboro, and the Cape areas.

Saturday Morning Birding

Event Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/67030-saturday-morning-birding

Spring has arrived with thousands of migrating birds.

Want to see what’s out there?

With its variety of habitats and number of nesting species, the Blue Hills is one of the best places in Greater Boston, and has been recognized as an official Massachusetts Important Bird Area.

Meet at the museum’s front door and go on a Saturday morning adventure for birders of all levels.

Experienced birders will be leading the group to a variety of locations in the area in search of active hot spots with the most interesting birds

Bark Happy Boston: Pup Ice Cream Social benefiting Missing Dogs MA

Event Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel, 401-403 D Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barkhappy-boston-pup-ice-cream-social-benefiting-missing-dogs-massachusetts-tickets-60266809650?fbclid=IwAR1DBT0V24OfsbBzZj8tzk-yBSt8b73v0CEqE-IAUJIiZJboZUqMo09ejJg

Join the Doggy Ice Cream Eating Contest to benefit Missing Dogs Massachusetts! J.P. Licks is offering their tasty Cow Paws Ice Cream for all dogs in attendance! Cow Paws is a light peanut butter and honey sorbet topped with a mini dog bone cookie. Ticket holders will also receive many free gifts, including a dog walk coupon, professional photo with your pup, pup-inspired Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail tasting, and the option to try on cool dog-inspired apparel for yourself. This event is family friendly and will be held indoors, and a portion of proceeds will benefit Missing Dogs MA.

Lexington Discovery Day 2019

Event Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Muzzey Street, Lexington, MA

For More Information: http://discoverydayinlexington.com/

Celebrate the beginning of summer at Lexington’s annual Discovery Day. This springtime tradition combines a street fair and sidewalk sale, and will again be held in the Muzzey Street/Waltham Street Municipal parking lot behind Michelson’s Shoes.

Come on down and enjoy Lexington’s Greatest Street Fair – A Fun Filled Day for the Entire Family! Plus, Ben Rudnick and Friends will be playing music on The Flatbed in the Sun behind Michelson’s Shoe Store – and that’s always a treat.

Sponsored by the Lexington Retailers Association, this event is designed for residents to ‘rediscover’ their town, and nonresidents to ‘discover’ the delights of Lexington. Last year, over 20,000 people attended this giant outdoor festival.

Boston Pops presents: Once Upon a Time…

Event Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019 – Saturday, June 1, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/100916

Music can tell all kinds of stories: true or fantastic, adventure, romance or comedy…the only limits are the boundaries of your imagination! Come along with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they take you on musicals journeys including Jim Beckel’s new multimedia work From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond, and some selections by musical storytellers John Williams and Aaron Copland. The concert concludes with The Composer is Dead by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket, a madcap whodunnit where someone has killed the Composer. An Inspector must sift through an entire orchestra of extremely guilty-looking suspects. This concert promises to be fun for the whole family!

Wicked Big BUGS! At Franklin Park Zoo

Event Date: Saturday, May 25, 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.

ICA Free Admission – Memorial Day

Event Date: Monday, May 27, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.icaboston.org/events/memorial-day-free-admission-all?from=/calendar&title=Calendar

In honor of Memorial Day the ICA is offering FREE admission for all Memorial Day. Don’t miss their outstanding exhibitions while you visit.

Plus, from 11am to 4pm, use stencils, special artists markers, and acetate paper to create your own art. Free admission for all, all day.

Flower Power Week! Flower Take-Aparts

Event Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/event/flower-power-week-flower-take-aparts-0

April showers bring May flowers!

Go beyond a flower’s petals while dissecting and uncovering its insides.

Then, mix and match the parts from your flower with others to create your very own fantastic flora.

PJ Library Community Shabbat Picnic & Drum Circle

Event Date: Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostonjcc.org/classes-and-events/pj-library-community-shabbat-picnic-drum-circle

Find your beat in a magical kid-friendly drum circle led by Tony Fonseca of All Hands Drumming.

Bring your own picnic. Grape juice, challah, and cookies provided. No cost.

For families with children ages 0-6 years.

The Neighborhood Gala

Event Date: Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 365 Albany Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.uses.org/theneighborhoodgala/

Join United South End Settlements (USES) for The Neighborhood Gala in The Heart of SoWa on Friday, May 31, for a night of friendship, delicious food from South End restaurants, dancing, and an opportunity to support our innovative work.

In the South End, 36% of children and their families struggle below the poverty line.

Together, you can build a community where all families thrive.

Duke Ellington’s Sacred Jazz

Event Date: Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: 38 Walk Hill Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

For More Information: https://www.celebrityseries.org/productions/duke-ellington-s-sacred-jazz/

In the last decade of his life, Duke Ellington wrote three Sacred Concerts.

Ellington called these concerts ‘the most important thing I have ever done.’

Excerpts from this historic work will be presented with a combined adult choir and soloists from People’s Baptist Church, teens from Boston City Singers, Paul White jazz trio, a narrator, and a tap dancer at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Jamaica Plain.

John Williams’ Film Night Tribute

Event Date: Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bso.org/brands/pops/features/2019-spring-pops/john-williams-film-night-tribute.aspx?utm_source=social&utm_medium=mkt&utm_campaign=filmnight

Experience the awe and excitement of cinema’s greatest music featuring the scores of the world’s most beloved film composer, the Boston Pops’ own John Williams.

Led by Keith Lockhart, these magical evenings will also include music from the latest Star Wars film and selections performed live to film excerpts.