October Community Calendar

October Community Calendar Events:

Caterpillars: Life on the Leaf Edge

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Sunday, October 6, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://merrimackvalley.org/event/caterpillars-life-on-the-leaf-edge/

Explore a live caterpillar experience combined with hands-on, immersive activities inspired by these incredible and stunning local creatures.

Cosmic Origins

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/cosmic-origins

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped down from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and impressed the Moon’s dusty surface with the first human bootprint.

This singular moment—when humanity set foot on a world outside Planet Earth—inspired a vibrant new age of scientific and technological research that has vastly improved the understanding of our planet, solar system, and wider universe.

On July 20, 2019, the Harvard Museum of Natural History will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of Cosmic Origins.

Visitors to this new small exhibit—located within their Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition—will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media.

Body Worlds: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Sunday, December 1, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Science Park, Cambridge, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytime at the Museums: Jackson Homestead

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Saturday, October 19, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Location: 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA

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

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

Focus is Newton’s history, play, and lessons from their museums.

SoWa Open Market

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

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

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

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

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

Coolidge Corner Kids Shows

Event Date: Tuesday, October 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.

Storytime at the Museums: Durant-Kenrick House

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton, MA

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

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

Focus is Newton’s history, play, and lessons from their museums.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Friday, December 20, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Location: 2 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

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

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

Stories, Stories, Stories at BPL Codman Square Branch

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Friday, December 20, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA

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

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

This event takes place at the BPL Codman Square Branch.

Hidden Histories: Revealing the Life of a Painting

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Sunday, December 15, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

For More Information: https://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/whats-on/upcoming/node/166216

Hidden Histories: Revealing the Life of a Painting examines a 16th century Venetian Sacra Conversazione, recently donated to the Davis Museum. This Holy Family with Saint Catherine, Saint Sebastian, and a donor was previously attributed to Giorgione, and exists in multiple versions, including one at the Musée du Louvre, Paris. Several important details in the Davis’s painting, such as the donor figure and the background landscape, differ from the other nearly identical works. Restorations, like the head of Saint Joseph, are clearly visible on the canvas. The history of visual change evident in this painting spans centuries, and now raises many questions: Who made it? How many artists or conservators worked on the painting? Why are there multiple copies, and why is this work different from the others? Hidden Histories explores this Sacra Conversazione painting through recent conservation, technical analysis, and an art historical lens to uncover a wealth of new information and highlight the unknown.

Kanishka Raja: I and I

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Sunday, December 15, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

For More Information: https://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/whats-on/upcoming/node/166201

Painter Kanishka Raja transforms a hybrid inheritance—the post-colonial confluences of an urban Indian childhood, familial roots in textile manufacture and clothing design, liberal arts and studio education in the US, bi-national footing in New York and Kolkata—into gorgeously patterned and painted work that both reflects and exceeds its foundational elements.

New Photographs: Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Sunday, December 15, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

For More Information: https://www.wellesley.edu/events/content/node/167346

Two recent acquisitions of work by up-and-coming women photographers, Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose, embrace the performative aspects of portraiture, one of photography’s oldest genres, to confront societal expectations around body image and identity.

Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Sunday, December 15, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

For More Information: https://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/whats-on/upcoming/node/166196

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons, a major solo exhibition that investigates history, technology, and the home.

STEAM Crafternoon Playgroup at BPL West End

Event Date: Tuesday, October 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.

Wrestling with Angels: Icons from the Prosopon School of Iconography and Iconology

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Sunday, October 27, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA

For More Information: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/exhibition-opening/

Join them to celebrate the opening of this extraordinary exhibition of contemporary icons by the Prosopon School of Iconography and Iconology. Light refreshments and wine will be served.

SoWa First Fridays

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019  – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

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

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

Providence Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Tuesday, October 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.

HUBweek Boston Fall Festival 2019

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Thursday, October 3, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Seaport, Boston, MA

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

HubWeek is an experiment in collaboration, celebration, and community. Throughout the year at HubWeek events, smart and creative people come together to share their work with each other, their neighbors, and the world. And all of that culminates at our Fall Festival.

The 2019 Fall Festival is shining a light on people from Boston and beyond pursuing new ideas and solutions that have the power to change the world. It’s a place to come together for inspiration and connection – a gathering of people from all industries and backgrounds who share a single pursuit: to build a better future.

MFA Community Arts Initiative: Mindful Mandalas

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Sunday, October 13, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

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

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

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

Garden in the Woods

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

Time: Varies

Location: 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA

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

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

Lawn Days at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Sunday, October 20, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA

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

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

Friday Night Stargazing: Museum Of Science

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Science Park, Cambridge, MA

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

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

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

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

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

King’s Chapel Art & Architecture tours

Event Date: Tuesday, October 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.

Sleepy Hollow at Old Sturbridge Village

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Sunday, November 3, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.osv.org/event/sleepy-hollow/

At The Sleepy Hollow Experience, guests will be ghoulishly guided through the Village’s countryside where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and quite possibly the Headless Horseman.

Birds of the World Gallery

Event Date: Tuesday, October 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: Tuesday, October 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: Tuesday, October 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: Tuesday, October 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: Tuesday, October 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: Tuesday, October 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: Tuesday, October 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: Tuesday, October 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: Tuesday, October 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: Tuesday, October 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: Tuesday, October 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.

Great Bear Rainforest at the Museum of Science

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mos.org/imax/great-bear-rainforest

Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters, and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on Earth — in the giant-screen film Great Bear Rainforest.

Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on this planet.

Now, for the first time ever, you can discover the land of the spirit bear for yourself, via New England’s only IMAX Dome screen!

Arnold Arboretum Tours & Discovery Packs

Event Date: Tuesday, October 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: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Friday, January 31, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 5 Water Street, Fall River, MA

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

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

GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA

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

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

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

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

Love is Calling Exhibit

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Sunday, February 7, 2021

Time: Varies

Location: 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

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

Backyard and Beyond: Leaf Art

Event Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/event/backyard-and-beyond-leaf-art-1

Fall in New England is the perfect time to create art from natural materials.

You will collect colorful leaves that you find throughout Discovery Woods and use them to make a sun catcher, a painted leaf print, or a textured leaf rubbing.

You can decide how to use your leaves!

Digi.City Connects: Cambridge/Kendall Square

Event Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: 255 Main Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digicity-connects-kendall-square-tickets-72256718791

Please join Digi.City and the Kendall Square Association for an in-depth panel discussion on Cambridge’s smart city efforts that will focus on economic development and digital infrastructure and explore how governments, industry and communities can collaborate to expand the social and economic benefits of 21st century technology.

This free event is part of a multi-city series, ‘Digi.City Connects,’ which hosts thoughtful discussions in key metropolitan areas across the United States with local lawmakers and experts about the policy implications of smart city technologies.

Lunch will be served, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and allergen-free (peanuts, tree nuts, soybean) options.

Free First Thursday

Event Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA

For More Information: https://fitchburgartmuseum.org/free-first-thursday-october/

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

Enjoy free admission and exhibition tours throughout the evening.

Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health

Event Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 637 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA

For More Information: https://www.menofboston.com/#home-section

Men of Boston celebrated its 21st anniversary event in 2018 and has become one of the premier events in the Boston area.

The fundraiser has been named one of the ten best Food and Wine Events in Boston by BizBash, and a top 10 can’t miss event in Boston by Zagat.

Men of Boston distinguishes itself in many ways, including being the largest on-site fundraising benefit in Boston, demonstrating our commitment to the community.

Since 1995, Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health has raised over $3 million of crucial funds to combat women’s health disparities in issues such as breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS for over 10,000 women in Dorchester.

One hundred dollars of every ticket sold goes directly to supporting women’s health programs, such as funding the cost of a mammogram, sponsoring prenatal women’s groups or supporting our innovative healthy weight initiatives for women.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Event Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019 – Sunday, November 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

For More Information: http://www.rwpzoo.org/jols

Celebrate the wonders of New England and all its glory and magic at the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank at Roger Williams Park Zoo.

Feast your senses on autumn’s beauty, winter’s swirling snow, spring’s first blossoms and summer’s ocean breezes intricately carved on thousands of pumpkins displayed along the Zoo’s beautiful Wetlands Trail.

Wine and Wishes

Event Date: Friday, October 4, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: 80 Beverly Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://massriwish.ejoinme.org/wineandwishes2019

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island presents the 7th Annual Wine and Wishes event for Boston-area professionals at Boston’s hot-spot, City Winery Boston on Friday, October 4, 2019, from 6 – 8:30pm.

Sip fine wine, spirits, craft beer, and cider tastings from the best local and national wine partners and distilleries while enjoying gourmet food pairings, a lively auction and raffle, live music, and inspiring mission moments.

Proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island to help make wishes come true for children facing life-threatening illnesses.

Topsfield Fair 2019

Event Date: Friday, October 4, 2019 – Monday, October 14, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 207 Boston Street, Topsfield, MA

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

The Topsfield Fair, America’s oldest and finest agricultural fair, has run every fall since 1818.

The fair features Fiesta Shows’ carnival midway, The Grand Parade, demonstrations (ranging from beekeeping to miniature trains), a Grange Museum, pumpkin weigh-offs, many musical acts and attractions, the 4-H Agricultural/Arts and Crafts exhibits and so much more.

Maynard Fest

Event Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: Nason & Main Street, Maynard, MA

For More Information: http://www.assabetvalleychamber.org/maynardfest.shtm

The Maynard Fest draws thousands each year to enjoy downtown Maynard.

This free family friendly festival — celebrates commerce, community & culture in Maynard. Enjoy sidewalk sales, family entertainment, activities, festive food, 100+ vendors, Farmers’ Market, etc.

Free entertainment plays all day in Memorial Park, and includes Keith Jacques, Metrowest Ballet, the Mill Town Rounders, Mister Vic, the MHS Jazz Band, and others.

10th Annual 5K4Kids Run/Walk

Event Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: 301 Brook Street, Framingham, MA

For More Information: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egjvn0xs025db716&oseq=&c=&ch=

The 5K4Kids Run/Walk and free Halloween Festival is celebrating its 10th year this year and they can’t wait!

Join them at 10am on Oct. 5 for the race and stay for games, prizes, food, and fun!

Each year this event has raised more than $100,000 to benefit kids in their care.

Past year’s proceeds have been used to purchase holiday gifts and pay for extracurricular activities.

The Gore Place Century Party

Event Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For More Information: https://goreplace.org/event/century-party/

On Saturday, October 5 from 12 to 4pm, the Gore Place Century Party will offer games, music and activities for all ages including wagon rides, live music by the Riverboat Stompers, archery, lawn games, a self-guided, ground-floor mansion tour and an exhibit by the Waltham Telephone Museum.

Columbus Park Fall Festival

Event Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.foccp.org/events/2019-fall-festival

Enjoy a day with the family at Christopher Columbus Park on the North End Waterfront.

Bring the kids out to the park for an afternoon of games, entertainment, and crafts to celebrate Fall!

The fun kicks off the fun at noon when all the children will march through the park. That’s just the beginning of a fun-filled afternoon. It’s all free. Join them!

The Great Brigham Playdate

Event Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-brigham-playdate-registration-61229751836?utm_medium=web&utm_source=bostoncentral&utm_campaign=1910EVSPBB&utm_content=link

Join Brigham and Women’s Hospital as they take over the Boston Children’s Museum for an evening of grown-up fun to benefit their youngest patients.

Funds raised will support compassionate care for families within the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, the Division of Newborn Medicine, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Fall Birding at Broadmoor

Event Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/broadmoor/69249-fall-birding-at-broadmoor

A great way to get the most out of your fall bird watching.

This time of year you never know what you will see!

28th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence

Event Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: 1 Market Square, Newburyport, MA

For More Information: https://jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org/events/annual-walk-against-domestic-violence/

Their annual Walk Against Domestic Violence is one of their Center’s largest fundraisers of the year. Proceeds from this event allow them to continue to provide an extensive array of programs and services to 15 local communities such as: 24-hour emergency hotline, crisis counseling for adults and children, art therapy, court advocacy, legal representation, emergency and transitional housing, and homicide reduction.

Autism Speaks Boston Walk

Event Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 0 Charles Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://act.autismspeaks.org/site/TR/Walk/NewEngland?fr_id=4402&pg=entry

Autism Speaks Walk is powered by the love of people with autism and the parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives and providers who support them.

With every step you take and every dollar you raise, you help enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Your strength as a community is powered by love and built on the commitment of individuals like you.

Start a team, join a team or come on your own.

Walk and fund raise together to enhance the lives of people living with autism.

Apple Harvest Run

Event Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 15 Bachelor Street, West Newbury, MA

For More Information: http://www.appleharvestrun.org/home.html

Experience an invigorating closed course, spectacular foliage, food and entertainment.

The race includes a USATF certified 5-mile & 5K and a children’s 1-mile fun run.

Prizes in all age and place categories, food, beer, music, kids’ activities and more.

Most importantly, 100% of proceeds benefit educational programs at the Dr. John C. Page Elementary School.

46th Annual NRT Harvest and Craft Fair

Event Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 307 Main Street, North Easton, MA

For More Information: https://www.nrtofeaston.org/harvest–craft-fair.html

The NRT’s Harvest and Craft Fair is the NRT’s largest fundraiser of the year.

All proceeds from admission fees, NRT food booth sales, activity fees, and booth rentals at the fair are used to directly support the operation of Sheep Pasture’s animal areas, trails, and conservation property, as well as other activities that support the mission of the NRT.

Step Out for Hospice

Event Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: 147 Main Street, Woburn, MA

For More Information: https://vnacare.org/donors/attend-a-fundraiser/step-out-for-hospice-walk-run

Step Out for Hospice on Sunday, Oct. 6, in Woburn features a 1-Mile Fun Run for kids at 11:30 am (free, limited number of free T-shirts available), 3-Mile Walk at noon ($30 preregistration/$40 day of/$15 students), 5-Mile Road Race at 12:30 pm ($30 preregistration/$40 day of/$15 students), live music by Sold Under Sin, silent auction, raffle and refreshments.

Step Out for Hospice sweatshirts are guaranteed for walk/road race entries received by Oct. 2.

Registration/check-in begins at 10 am Oct. 6 at the Irish American Club of Woburn, 147 Main St., Woburn.

The event benefits VNA Hospice & Palliative Care’s services for terminally ill patients and their loved ones.

Hayfest Festival

Event Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA

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

Their annual Hayfest, held this year on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from noon to 4pm at the Jackson Homestead, is a free, family-friendly outdoor festival featuring 19th-century crafts.

Learn through hands-on activities how Newton families lived in the 1800s. Try your hand at butter making, cider pressing, candle dipping, and weaving. Jump into a burlap sack for a race or play the hoop-tossing game of graces.

Enjoy a day of old-fashioned fun. This event is free and fun for the whole family.

44th Annual Roslindale Day Parade

Event Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: 4199 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA

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

The Annual Roslindale Day Parade has delighted people from all over the Boston area for over four decades.

Their 44th Annual Roslindale Day Parade will take place on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 stepping off at 1:00pm from Washington Street by Adams Park in Roslindale Village, proceeding up South Street, to Belgrade Avenue, to West Roxbury Parkway, to Gottwald Rotary, to Centre Street, to South Street, and ending on Robert Street at Fallon Field.

This year’s Parade will feature attractions and excitement for all ages, including the entire Shriners Tour of Duty, marching bands, dance troupes, military and veterans groups, community organizations, local businesses, classic and futuristic vehicles, elected officials and candidates, professional floats, trolley, duck boat, costumed characters for the children, and more!

Following the Parade, all are invited to join them in Fallon Field from about 3:00 to 5:00pm for refreshments, stage performances, a steel drum band, community information tables, face painting, and lawn games.

Night in Blue

Event Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://bostonpal.org/night-in-blue/

Join Commissioner William E. Gross and Boston PAL’s new Executive Director, Karen O’Sullivan, and celebrate 30 years of Boston Police Activities League’s service to the community for Night in Blue on Wednesday, October 16. The event features a concert performance by Run-DMC that will bring guests to their feet, with hit after unforgettable hit.

Don’t miss an awards presentation honoring Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Bureau of Community Engagement and PAL’s youth. This event promises to be a night you’ll never forget.