September Community Calendar

September Community Calendar Events:

Cosmic Origins

Event Date: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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.

SoWa Open Market

Event Date: Sunday, September 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.

Frog Pond & Spray Fountain

Event Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019 – Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: Boston Common, Boston, MA

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

The City of Boston welcomes the children of Boston back to cool down in the summer heat on Boston Common as the Frog Pond reopens for summer activities.

A year-round recreational facility, the Frog Pond offers a spray pool and supervised wading for youngsters in the summer. Just over the hill on the other side of the common kids of all ages can catch a Carousel Ride on the Boston Common Carousel.

The Frog Pond spray pool and wading program is open daily from 11:00am to 6:00pm until Labor Day. The facility is managed by the Boston Common Frog Pond Foundation and staffed by youth workers from the Boston Youth Fund.

Coolidge Corner Kids Shows

Event Date: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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.

Free Admission Day at the Museum of Russian Icons

Event Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA

For More Information: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/first-sunday-12/

The Museum of Russian Icons will premiere Wrestling with Angels, an exhibition of forty-six luminous contemporary icons by sixteen iconographers from the Prosopon School of Iconology and Iconography, July 19-October 27, 2019.

Exploring the recent renaissance of this ancient tradition, the exhibition will feature icons by the founder of the Prosopon School, Vladislav Andrejev, along with works by master iconographers, instructors, and apprentices.

STEAM Crafternoon Playgroup at BPL West End

Event Date: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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.

Free Outdoor Workouts

Event Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019 – Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Parcel 19, Pearl Street and Oliver Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://patch.com/massachusetts/southend/calendar/event/20190718/578291/the-phoenix-boston-leads-free-outdoor-workouts-this-summer

The Phoenix, an innovative and free sober active community, will host workouts each Thursday beginning July 11th in partnership with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Summer Fitness Series.

The free workouts will range from boot camps to HIIT, all taking place outdoors, weather permitting, with The Phoenix instructors adapting each class for every fitness level.

Providence Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Sunday, September 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.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights

Event Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019 – Friday, September 6, 2019

Time: 7:45 PM

Location: Various

For More Information: https://www.boston.gov/events?page=11

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program, will give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in city parks in August and September.

Free popcorn will be provided by AMC Loews Theatres. Come join them for movies under the stars in Boston parks.

The Anchor at Shipyard Park

Event Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 1 Shipyard Park, Charlestown, MA

For More Information: https://blog.visitnewengland.com/2019/04/17/new-outdoor-gathering-space-the-anchor-to-open-may-1-at-shipyard-park-in-charlestown-ma/

The Anchor at Shipyard Park in historic Charlestown Navy Yard is the Boston area’s newest community gathering space for all ages.

With unparalleled panoramic views of Boston Harbor and the downtown skyline, this two-story public outdoor venue features an open-air wine and beer garden, multi-level fountain, waterfront mezzanine, lush grass lawns, swing chairs and cozy lounge seating nestled in a historic Navy Yard structure.

96th Feast of the Three Saints 2019

Event Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 20 Common Street, Lawrence, MA

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

Please join them throughout Labor Day Weekend enjoying their free concerts and musical acts, the Torchlight Parade on Saturday night, and their Mass on Sunday morning at the Holy Rosary Church at Corpus Christi Parish.

The highlight of the weekend is their Procession of the Three Saints on Sunday afternoon.

Throughout the year, the Society meets to organize events to raise funds to contribute to charities in the Merrimack Valley and beyond.

Westgate Mall School Supply Drive

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

Time: Varies

Location: 200 Westgate Drive, Brockton, MA

For More Information: https://www.shopatwestgatemall.com/event/school-supply-drive/2145530862/

Please join Westgate Mall during their School Supply Drive benefitting School on Wheels of Massachusetts going on through September 2, 2019.

This program supports the academic, social + emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness.

Wicked Big BUGS! At Franklin Park Zoo

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

Time: Varies

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

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

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

Butterfly Hollow at Franklin Park Zoo

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

Time: Varies

Location: One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

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

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

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

Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

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

Time: Varies

Location: Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester, MA

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

Well known to the world as Gloucester’s major maritime and sailing event, the 35th annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester.

Taking place in the harbor and nearby waters of America’s oldest seaport, the Gloucester Schooner Festival honors the major role the fishing schooner has played in the heritage of Gloucester and the eastern seaboard.

Old and new, large and small– a variety of schooners will visit Gloucester Harbor and delight all comers.

Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey

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

Time: Varies

Location: 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA

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

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

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

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

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

Arlington Astronomy Nights at Robbins Park

Event Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019 – Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 61 Eastern Avenue, Arlington, MA

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

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

MFA Sunset Cinema Series: Summer Movies

Event Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019 – Thursday, September 12, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/programs/series/sunset-cinema

With the return of summer comes the next wave of Sunset Cinema! Their free outdoor film series features a diverse lineup of recent hits, perfect for viewing under the stars.

Aussie Aviary at Franklin Park Zoo

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

Time: Varies

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

Summer Winds

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

Time: Varies

Location: 21 Barkers Lane, New Bedford, MA

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

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

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

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

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

MFA Community Arts Initiative: Mindful Mandalas

Event Date: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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: Sunday, September 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.

MR8K: A Run for Gratitude

Event Date: Monday, September 2, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Warrior Ice Arena, Guest Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.teammr8.org/https%3A//raceroster.com/events/2019/23438/mr8k

The Martin Richard Foundation, in partnership with the Boston Bruins Foundation, is proud to announce the second annual MR8K to be held on Labor Day – Monday, September 2, 2019.

Registration is $45, with proceeds benefiting the Martin Richard Foundation.

Each registrant will receive a race t-shirt as part of the registration fee.

The event is open to both runners, walkers, and para-athletes of all abilities, as well as families with small children.

Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

Event Date: Monday, September 2, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: 200 Common Street, Lawrence, MA

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

There’s no better way to enjoy Labor Day than attending a Multi-Cultural, Multi-Ethnic Labor & Social Justice Open-Air Arts & Music Festival!

Free Concert Series & Classic Car Night

Event Date: Monday, September 2, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: 163 Pawtucket Boulevard, Lowell, MA

For More Information: https://hiddenbattlesfoundation.org/event/free-concert-series-classic-car-night-2-2-2-2-2-2/

Join them every Monday Night at 7:00pm for a free outdoor concert at the Sampas Pavillion in Lowell. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, pack the family into the car, and enjoy a fun night out just like the old days.

They have a great take out menu to enjoy as you watch the concert while the sun sets on the Merrimack River. Come and see the old cars from days gone by in their parking lot, too. The Classic Car Show begins at 6:00pm. Always fun, always free. A great night out either begins or ends at Heritage Farm Ice Cream & Restaurant.

Free First Thursday

Event Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA

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

Explore the galleries at night and see them in a different light! Enjoy free admission and exhibition tours throughout the evening.

Greater Boston Stand Down

Event Date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.nechv.org/standdown/

The New England Center and Home for Veterans is pleased to announce that the annual Greater Boston Stand Down will take place on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Boston City Hall Plaza. This yearly event brings together community providers and Veterans in one place to provide Veterans easy access to services and employment opportunities.

As in past years, over 100 service providers, employers, and community organizations are expected to turn out and provide essential supportive services, including housing assistance, medical care and wellness programs, legal support and employment assistance. Veterans will also be able to enjoy a free lunch and live entertainment.

The Road to Wellness 5K Run/Walk

Event Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM

Location: 55 Dimock Street, Roxbury, MA

For More Information: https://www.roadtowellness5k.com/

The 5th Anniversary Road to Wellness 5K is aimed at inspiring mind, body, and spiritual health through fitness and exercise while embracing Roxbury’s rich history, diverse culture, and strong sense of community.

The Road to Wellness 5k is anticipated to engage over 1,200 participants from over 200 surrounding communities to unite runners and walkers in their pursuit of wellness.

The Boston Arts Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: 110 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

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

The event brings over 40,000 visitors to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, on Boston Harbor, where they can meet the artists and craftspeople who are there to share a wide variety of art and high-end craft work, including jewelry, painting, photography, wood, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture, and much more.

Local musicians perform their original music, with a range of genres including rock, pop, indie, folk and jazz.

27th Annual Cambridge Carnival

Event Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

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

The Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration rooted in African traditions. This free festival is celebrating 27 years this year and is considered a Cambridge Institution, and is the largest festival in Cambridge with thousands of attendees. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures. Participants can be seen as revelers masquerading through the streets in dazzling handmade costumes, dancing to the beat of the Carnival. The festival is also an opportunity to celebrate Cambridge’s diversity, enjoy international foods, and purchase multicultural crafts from around the world!

Lecture The Ancient of Days: Depicting God the Father in Orthodox Iconography

Event Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA

For More Information: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/lecture-the-ancient-of-days/

This presentation focuses on depictions of God the Father, the fountainhead and source of the Holy Trinity, in Orthodox Christian iconography. Since God the Father is neither incarnate nor comprehensible to the limited human mind, how can he be iconically depicted by humans? Orthodox Christian iconographers, informed by Eastern Orthodox theology and philosophy, used various means to depict God the Father, highlighting an inherent tension between popular religion and Church theology. Christopher is currently a MALS student in cultural studies at Dartmouth College whose thesis research is focused on the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Sts. Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene on the island of Lesvos.

Close Encounters at Andover Center for History & Culture

Event Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 97 Main Street, Andover, MA

For More Information: http://andoverhistoryandculture.org/close-encounters

Join a small group of curious people, don curatorial gloves, and have a close encounter with collection treasures and stories from Andover’s past.

Be ready to be surprised!

You could encounter new additions to the collection or you could dig deeper into a favorite Andover story.

4th Walk For The Love Of Edie

Event Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Lynch Park, Beverly, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-walk-for-the-love-of-edie-tickets-62648394033

The fourth Walk For Edie will take place on Sunday, September 15th, at Lynch Park in Beverly, MA. Their hope is to inspire as many people as possible to walk together along one of Edie’s favorite routes in Beverly. Representative of positivity and overall health of the body and mind, they believe that coming together for this event will help celebrate Edie’s memory and create a community bond for future Walks for Edie and other events.

All proceeds from the Walk For Edie and any future donations made to For The Love of Edie will go directly to the charitable foundation in memory of Edie Black. Proceeds will be used to support future events, help support annual scholarship(s) in the name of Edie Black and more importantly to raise awareness regarding Mental Health issues and how it affects each one of us.

Shell-fishing Lecture

Event Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: 347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham, MA

For More Information: https://chathamhistoricalsociety.org/sunday-lecture/shell-fishing/

Renee Gagne is the Shellfish Constable for the Town of Chatham. Gagne moved to Cape Cod in 1983 and became a commercial fisher and eventually a shell fisher. She also served on the town’s Shellfish Advisory Committee before becoming the Shellfish Constable for Chatham six years ago. Please join the Atwood Museum for an interesting and informative lecture about shell-fishing.

Samaritans 5K

Event Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: DCR Artesani Park, Brighton, MA

For More Information: https://secure2.convio.net/sami/site/TR?fr_id=1250&pg=entry

Join them as 2,000 people come together to walk, run, and celebrate life at their 21st Annual 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention!

Hidden Battles 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament

Event Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 14 Webb Brook Road, Billerica, MA

For More Information: https://hiddenbattlesfoundation.org/event/3rd-annual-hidden-battles-corn-hole-tournament/

A family friendly tournament with interactive activities, food & drink, demonstrations, and much more!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Event Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM

Location: 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY19NER?pg=entry&fr_id=94402

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks unite communities behind the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from breast cancer.

Come together with survivors, caregivers, men and women from all walks of life who are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer. Celebrate your shared efforts. Inspire each other to carry on. And take comfort in the knowledge that because of your dedication, no one walks alone.

You all walk together, but their event is not a race. Stop whenever you want or need to. You absolutely do not need to complete the entire walk if you are unable. The walk concludes when the final walker crosses the finish line.