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.

Lebanese Festival

Event Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 145 Amesbury Street, Lawrence, MA

For More Information: https://stanthonylawrence.org/weekly-bulletin/

St. Anthony’s Church invites everyone to attend. Come and enjoy live Lebanese bands, Lebanese and American food and pastries, raffles, games, and more!

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.

St. Anargyroi Greek Festival

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

Time: Varies

Location: 9 Central Street, Marlborough, MA

For More Information: http://www.stsanargyroi.org/greek-festival-2019

Face Painting & Kids’ Games, Fun for All!

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 benefiting 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.

Bells & Bones Tour at King’s Chapel

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

Time: Varies

Location: 58 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://mkt.com/kings-chapel-freedom-trail-program/

Dive into King’s Chapel’s 330-year history, exploring an 18th-century crypt and climbing the tower to visit the largest and ‘sweetest sounding’ bell made by Paul Revere’s foundry.

Their Bells & Bones tour takes guests on a ‘behind the scenes’ look at life and death in colonial Boston!

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.

BARC & Brews

Event Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: 65 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barc-brews-at-cisco-brewers-seaport-tickets-68286684311?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Join Cisco Brewers & Boston Animal Rescue Collaborative on September 3, 2019 in celebrating and giving back to your furry best friends in the Boston community! The event kicks off at 6pm with a Dog Costume Contest; strut your Dachshund in a hot dog costume or Pitbull in a tutu down our runway while their judges score your canine. First, second, and third place receive prizes provided by their sponsors.

This event is open to the public, but donations are encouraged! 100% registration fees/donations goes back to BARC, and a percentage of Tuesday’s libation sales as well.

Brimfield Antiques Show

Event Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Route 20, Brimfield, MA

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

The Brimfield Antiques Show began in the 1950’s and has become the largest and best-known outdoor antiques show in the country.

Untold Stories of the Public Garden: Special Evening Tour

Event Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 4 Charles Street South, Boston, MA

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

Ever wanted to take a tour of the Public Garden, but couldn’t miss your daytime obligations? For those unable to attend a regularly scheduled daytime tour, the Friends is excited to offer a special evening tour of the Public Garden on September 4, 2019.

Join the Friends of the Public Garden before dusk for a walking tour of Boston’s iconic Public Garden. Learn about the history, sculpture, and horticulture of America’s first public botanical garden by taking a guided tour through this treasured oasis.

Led by a pair of thier expert docents, this special tour will run about an hour long. There is limited space available, and spots will be allocated first come, first serve (limit 25 individuals).

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.

Friends on the Harbor

Event Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: 101 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.littlebrothersboston.org/friends-on-the-harbor/

Enjoy a great evening celebrating Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly’s 40th anniversary of reducing loneliness and isolation among the elderly.

Hosted by Gene Dante of Gene Dante & The Startlets. Join them for dinner, beautiful views of Boston Harbor and music featuring the Soft Touch Band in what is sure to be a night to remember. Don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes!

All proceeds raised at the event will benefit LBFE Boston’s intergenerational programs.

Body Rock

Event Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://give.mos.org/event/innovators-body-rock/e237108

Join them on the Museum’s Washburn Pavilion along the Charles River for an evening of multisensory stimulation and exhilaration.

This truly unique event will showcase experts and interactive experiences that focus on your five senses.

Through taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound (enhanced by their friends from ImprovBoston…and a little liquid courage) you will experience the Museum in a whole new way.

Franklin County Fair

Event Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019 – Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield, MA

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

Enjoy four days of great family fun, including Fiesta Shows Midway, agricultural shows, displays and events, crafts, parades, a firemen’s muster, horse and oxen pulls, and two demolition derbies.

Operation American Soldier Golf Tournament

Event Date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Time: 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 121 Old Sudbury Road, Wayland, MA

For More Information: https://www.oas-store.org/

OAS exists to support and encourage the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen/Women of the United States Armed Forces.

Proceeds from tournament benefit the OAS.

Greater Boston Stand Down for Veterans

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.

Rare Mariano Fortuny Gowns on Display

Event Date: Friday, September 6, 2019 – Friday, September 27, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA

For More Information: https://www.hammondcastle.org/event/fortuny-at-hammond-castle-museum/

It’s not every day one discovers vintage couture tucked away in a closet. Recently, a visitor on a tour noticed some iconic fabric and raised the point that she believed them to be Mariano Fortuny gowns. She was right! Both garments, dating between 1920 and 1930, are velvet tabard gowns in Fortuny’s “Eleonora” Renaissance style and feature the famous pleating. The two gowns have never-before been on display and were neatly folded on a shelf in Irene’s closet for decades. Luckily they were able to locate documents regarding these very special gowns in their records.

These never before seen vintage, couture gowns will go on display for a brief 3 weeks in September. Nowhere else in the United States are any Fortuny gowns on public display.

4th Annual Evening on the Chelsea Creek Fundraiser

Event Date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 227 Marginal Street, Chelsea, MA

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

Join them in Celebrating 25 years of Fighting for Social and Environmental Justice and their 4th Annual Evening on the Chelsea Creek Fundraiser with music, food, and lots of dancing!

The Sterling Fair

Event Date: Friday, September 6, 2019 – Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 121 Greenland Road, Sterling, MA

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

The Sterling Fair is a two and a half day, family oriented, community, agricultural fair with the emphasis on agriculture and education.

The Sterling Fair features rides, horse pulls, oxen pulls, tractor pulls, helicopter rides, antique engine and machinery show, livestock shows, food, entertainment, and more!

94th Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian

Event Date: Friday, September 6, 2019 – Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Warren Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.cosmas-and-damian.org/

Thousands from near and far join them for the Feast each year. The weekend of the festival is filled with excitement for all who attend the celebration. It is a time for family, friends, neighbors, and the community to come together and appreciate the traditions of Italy, and most importantly, a time to pay homage to the miraculous Saints Cosmas and Damian, ‘The Healing Saints’.

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.

Provincetown Swim for Life and Paddler

Event Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Location: 161 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

For More Information: https://swim4life.org/

Please join them at the tip of Cape Cod in historic Provincetown for this high energy event and fundraiser for AIDS, women’s health & the community. The event has raised over $6.5 Million dollars since 1988.

This 1.4 mile open water swim welcomes swimmers, kayakers, boaters and volunteers.

Storytime at the Museums: Jackson Homestead

Event Date: Saturday, September 7, 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.

ParkARTS Fall Watercolor Painting Workshops

Event Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 – Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Various

For More Information: https://www.boston.gov/news/parkarts-watercolor-workshops-return-september-2

Budding artists ages nine and up are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for its popular fall series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops during the month of September at six Boston locations.

Tips and techniques are provided by an instructor. Presented by the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and sponsored by Holly & David Bruce.

Chinatown Main Street Lantern Festival 2019

Event Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: John F Fitzgerald Surface Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/455778291888192/

Chinatown Main Street will return with the Lantern Festival in early September. Join them for a lion dance, Kung Fu and other martial arts demonstrations, cultural performances, and more in Chinatown Park.

The Boston Arts Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 – Sunday, September 8, 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.

Third Annual “Fill ‘Em Up” Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 202 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA

For More Information: https://www.ourneighborstable.org/fill-em-up-fest.html

Open to the public, this family-friendly event brings together food trucks, craft beers, live music, lawn games, and arts and crafts all while supporting Our Neighbor’s Table mission: to provide access to fresh, wholesome food where and when families living in Northeastern Essex County need it.

Yoga on the USS Salem

Event Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: 549 South Street, Quincy, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-on-the-uss-salem-to-benefit-connected-warriors-tickets-68017434979?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This one-hour yoga class is for all levels and all abilities, no yoga experience necessary. Come enjoy beginner yoga postures and stretching, a guided meditation and spectacular views aboard the USS Salem.

Your donation will help bring more trauma-conscious yoga to Service Members, Veterans, First Responders and their families.

Back to School Ball

Event Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 – Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 184 Dudley Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.madison-park.org/event/the-transgender-emergency-fund-ball-fierce-urgency-of-now/

Come celebrate the Boston-based Ball scene & fundraise for the Transgender Emergency Fund. All are welcome!

All ticket proceeds go to the Transgender Emergency Fund, helping low-income trans individuals in Massachusetts since 2008.

Somerville Dog Festival

Event Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Broadway & Cedar, Somerville, MA

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

The Somerville Dog Festival is a free event and the only one of its kind in the country.

The goals of the event are two-fold: to educate and promote healthy, happy pet ownership and activities, thereby lowering the need for relinquishment and euthanasia of animals due to behavior problems, and to raise funds for those in need within the community.

The Somerville Dog Festival is organized by the Somerville Foundation for Animals, which works to make sure no one ever has to choose between feeding themselves and their pets. Through your activity donations and through their sponsors’ generosity, the Festival raises money for the Foundation’s Somerville Pet Food Bank, providing pet food to food banks and outreach programs throughout Eastern Massachusetts. The Foundation also purchases one K9 protective vest for local law enforcement K9 officers each year through Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog.

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.

Beach Bash Pawty

Event Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: 525 Medford Street, Somerville, MA

For More Information: http://www.paws4survival.com/

Need plans for after the Somerville Dog Festival? Come join them for their 2nd annual dog-friendly after party hosted by Daddy Jones Bar! Summer may be coming to an end, but they’re not ready to say goodbye, so bust out those floaties for a Beach Bash Pawty! 100% of proceeds from entry fee and raffles will benefit Paws4Survival!

Peabody International Festival and Kids Day

Event Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Main Street, Peabody, MA

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

Free and open to the public, the festival will run from 11:30am – 5pm and will showcase the wonderful diversity of the city through its art and food. Many ethnic foods will be featured among the different booths lining Main Street. In addition, you can view artwork by different North Shore Artists at the International Festival Galleria.

Blue Cross Blue Wheels Spin Class

Event Date: Monday, September 9, 2019

Time: 5:45 PM

Location: Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://patch.com/massachusetts/southend/calendar/event/20190909/628129/blue-cross-blue-wheels-spin-class-hosted-by-bcbsma

In celebration of the end of summer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) will host a free and open to the public spin class on stationary Bluebikes as part of the Greenway Fitness Program on Monday, September 9th.

The event will be led by Boston-based spin and fitness instructor, Christina Muccio, and will also include a warm up and cool down with a local yoga instructor.

Bowlio for Polio

Event Date: Monday, September 9, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 45 Day Street, Somerville, MA

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

Bowl/Eat/Drink/Rotary Fellowship/Have fun/and Save Lives

Cost: $25 per person (cost covers bowling and shoes)

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.

Caterpillars: Life on the Leaf Edge

Event Date: Wednesday, September 11, 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.

Storytime at the Museums: Durant-Kenrick House

Event Date: Wednesday, September 11, 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.

Catie’s Closet Fill the Bus!

Event Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Copley Square, Boston, MA

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

Join them on Copley Square again this year as they rally together to collect items for their students in need! A lack of basic necessities is a major contributor to chronic absenteeism for their students in need. September is a critical month to engage their students, which means their clothing and toiletry needs must be met now…and all year long.

Hidden Histories: Revealing the Life of a Painting

Event Date: Friday, September 13, 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: Friday, September 13, 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: Friday, September 13, 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: Friday, September 13, 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.

Fatimah Tuggar: Time and Technology

Event Date: Friday, September 13, 2019 – Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

For More Information: https://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/events/node/168221

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons, this symposium brings together scholars, artists, technologists, and Wellesley College students to present new critical perspectives on Fatimah Tuggar’s multimedia practice.

The event features talks, tours, and interactive workshops organized over two days.

The Big E 2019

Event Date: Friday, September 13, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA

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

The Big E, or Eastern States Exposition, is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America.

Each September, participants, vendors, entertainers, and guests come from all over the eastern seaboard as well as throughout the country to enjoy this festive event.

Boston Social Fitness Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA

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

Boston-area native and TV/radio personality Maria Menounos and Rally Health, Inc. will be hosting family-friendly activities at the Boston Social Fitness Festival Saturday, Sept 14 to celebrate healthy living.

Get Your Rear in Gear – Boston

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Location: 2010 Day Boulevard, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://donate.coloncancercoalition.org/Boston

On Saturday, September 14, over 1,000 runners, walkers, volunteers, colorectal cancer survivors, and caregivers will join together in the fight against the nation’s second leading cancer killer: colon cancer.

Get Your Rear in Gear − Boston is a family-friendly 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run planned to raise awareness and encourage screening for this largely preventable cancer.

The 5K route starts and ends at DCR Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach.

2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM

Location: 200 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA

For More Information: https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2019/MA-MassachusettsNewHampshire?fr_id=12599&pg=entry

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!

MDS Awareness Walk

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Boston Common, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mds-foundation.org/mds-awareness-walk/boston/

This year, in recognition of September being Blood Cancer Awareness Month, the MDS Foundation will host its second annual MDS Awareness Walk in Boston to raise critical funds and awareness for Myelodysplastic Syndromes.

This community fundraising event helps the MDS Foundation in its mission to support and educate patients and health care providers with innovative research in the fields of MDS and related myeloid neoplasms.

The event will host over 350 participants and will feature a festival area with food and drinks, a 5K scenic walk, and an awards ceremony that will recognize top race finishers, as well as MDS patients and local medical professionals in the field of MDS.

Annual Butler Memorial Ride to Fight Suicide

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 777 South Street, Tewksbury, MA

For More Information: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6549

Join them for their annual bike ride in memory of Stephen Butler Jr., an incredible young man who touched the hearts of the many lives he entered.

All proceeds got the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

43rd Annual Corn Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell, MA

For More Information: http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/corn-festival-2019/

Popular with families across the region, the Corn Festival is an annual event celebrating the fall harvest, and natural and cultural heritage of New England.

The festival will be held two days from 10am to 4pm on both days (rain or shine).

Features of the festival include a variety of corn-themed food and activities, including the Center’s famous corn chowder, corn on the cob, a corn pit and corn shucking contests.

Trailside’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/blue-hills-trailside-museum/news-events/celebrating-60-years

Bring the whole family to Trailside Museum for a celebration of everything the sanctuary has accomplished in the past 60 years!

Enjoy free admission all day as well as up-close encounters with live animals, special exhibits, and engaging programs for all ages.

Stoneham Town Day

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Stoneham Town Common, Main Street, Stoneham, MA

For More Information: http://stonehamchambermass.chambermaster.com/events/details/stoneham-town-day-2019-3140

Join the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsors Winchester Hospital and MelroseWakefield Healthcare in collaboration with the Town of Stoneham for the 36th Annual Stoneham Town Day on Sat., Sept. 14.

This year’s Town Day will feature more than 130 vendors representing Stoneham and its business, recreation, artistic, cultural and non-profit communities.

South Boston Street Festival 2019

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: East Broadway, South Boston, MA

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

The South Boston Chamber of Commerce, working in conjunction with South Boston NDC – is pleased to announce that the Annual South Boston Street Festival will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Live entertainment on 2 stages, over 100 local merchants, artists and organizations, great food, dance performances, children’s activities, pooch friendly

Over the years, the festival has grown significantly and has become South Boston’s most highly anticipated events that attracts over 10,000 residents and visitors.

Harvard Fall Fest

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 4 Pond Road, Harvard, MA

For More Information: http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/harvardma/page-7.php

They’re serving burgers and fries (and more), hard cider, beer and wine. Listen to live music and dance to Bare Hill.

Prizes for best hippie costume and best tie dye shirt. Admission and parking are free. Put together a team and build a bed for the bed races!

Play Human Foosball and Cornhole. They have kids’ yard games and activities. Fun for the whole family!

Lotus Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: 1 Patriot Place, Foxboro, MA

For More Information: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg84wysq81ffe80b&oseq=&c=&ch=

The Desai Foundation empowers women and children through community programs to elevate health and livelihood in India & U.S.

The Desai Foundation celebrates excellence in the field at Gillette Stadium, celebrating their health & livelihood programs for women in rural India. After cocktail hour overlooking the field, you will be seated for a formal dinner, entertainment, inspiring speakers and special guests, and a live auction benefiting Desai Foundation.

Family Owl Prowl

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/67627-family-owl-prowl

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

Discover some of the unique adaptations of owls, practice owl calls, and meet some of the museum’s resident owls before going on a night hike to search for owls and other nocturnal life.

Endless Summer Waterfront Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA

For More Information: http://www.hullchamber.com/endless-summer/

Join them for the best late summer beach party anywhere in New England. This event is free to the public with free parking provided by the DCR right at the festival.

Endless Summer is a celebration of Hull’s great community of people, businesses, schools and town departments and is a reminder to everyone on the South Shore that Hull is open year round!

Arlington Town Day 2019

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Mass Avenue, Arlington, MA

For More Information: https://calendar.artsboston.org/event/arlington-town-day-2019/

Enjoy live music, more than 200 booths for arts and crafts, non-profit and local business displays, as well as an enormous assortment of enticing food.

Respecting the Grain: Fine and Functional Modern Studio Furniture

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA

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

Unique and exquisitely built modern wood furniture, produced by some of New England’s finest designers and makers will be displayed at LexArt.

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.

2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Event Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM

Location: 100 North Parkway, Worcester, MA

For More Information: https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2019/MA-MassachusettsNewHampshire?fr_id=12606&pg=entry

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!

2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Event Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM

Location: 200 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2019/MA-MassachusettsNewHampshire?fr_id=12600&pg=entry

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!

MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K

Event Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 24 Day Boulevard, South Boston, MA

For More Information: https://give.mitoaction.org/event/2019-mitoaction-energy-walk-and-5k-presented-by-stealth-biotherapeutics/e227471

Join them for the 15th annual MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K presented by Stealth BioTherapeutics in September!

Whether you walk as an individual, create a team or volunteer, you’re making a difference in the lives of patients and families who rely on MitoAction.

Your fundraising helps MitoAction change the future of health for every mito patient, here and around the world.

New Year, New JCC!

Event Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostonjcc.org/new-year-new-jcc-rsvp-form

Celebrate the grand opening of JCC Greater Boston’s new Winn Family & Wellness Center with a free day of fun for the whole family – open to all!

Move to the beat with a music fest including Vanessa Trien, play in the custom-designed Playspace, explore all new program spaces for kids, families and adults, create a community art project with artist Tova Speter, and try out a variety of children’s classes in music, movement, and more.

10th Annual Boston Local Food Festival

Event Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 185 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA

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

Boston Local Food Festival is a free outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England.

The festival also features lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family fun zone and more.

Superhero Pawty Benefiting Missing Dogs Massachusetts

Event Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: 180 Commercial Street, Lynn, MA

For More Information: https://barkhappy.com/events/

Join BarkHappy at Bent Water Brewery for a Superhero Pawty! You’ll enjoy the last dog days of summer with refreshing Brews and onsite Food Truck for a great cause – Missing Dogs Massachusetts. Come display your special powers for an onsite Mini Sketch of your Pup from Dog & Co. Illustration as a keepsake to take home with you! Your pup will also enjoy Superhero shaped treats.

A portion of proceeds will benefit Missing Dogs MA.

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.

Hub on Wheels Citywide Bike Ride & Festival

Event Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA

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

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston are excited to announce a new multi-year partnership with EF Education First to present the 2019 Hub On Wheels citywide ride!

This year’s ride, benefitting Boston Children’s Hospital and the fight against kids cancer, will be capped at 5,000 entries. $5 from every registration automatically benefits Boston Children’s Hospital, but they encourage you to donate more if you are able.

Sweet Feet for Strikes

Event Date: Monday, September 16, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: 600 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA

For More Information: https://development.bmc.org/get-involved/events/sweet-feet-for-strikes/

New England Patriots running back and Super Bowl Champ James White hosts the fundraising bowling tournament, Sweet Feet for Strikes, in support of Boston Medical Center. Formerly known as the Mayo Bowl, BMC Trustee Jerod Mayo passed the hosting responsibilities to White after seven years and generating $2 million in donations for BMC. White continues the tradition of raising critical funds for BMC and its patients, with the help of his friends from the Patriots. In fact, Sweet Feet for Strikes is the largest professional athlete-attended event in the New England area, attracting more than 30 past and present Patriots players.

Foodie Crawl

Event Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: 165 Broadway, Somerville, MA

For More Information: https://www.eastsomervillemainstreets.org/foodie-crawl-1

The East Somerville Foodie Crawl is back for its 9th edition with more restaurants, more beer gardens, and more entertainment!

On September 17th, come and take a cultural crawl through the East Somerville restaurant corridor!

With the purchase of one ticket, you will be off on a culinary journey full of authentic foods, colors and smells all the way from Ethiopia, to El Salvador, from Italy to Haiti, and from Brazil to Mexico.

KDK Memorial Foundation’s 6th Annual Real Classy Pub Event

Event Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 7 Cornerstone Square, Westford, MA

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

Please joins them for the 6th Annual Real Classy Pub Event on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Evviva Trattoria in Westford, from 6-10PM. All proceeds will go to the KDK Memorial Foundation, which raises funds to support local families and organizations in need. There will be dinner and a cash bar along with door prizes and raffles. Don’t miss a fun night of good food, drinks, and laughter!

Dr. James O’Connell “Helping the Homeless”

Event Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 126 High Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://vilnashul.org/events/event/lifesavers-Sept2019

Dr. James O’Connell joins the Vilna and CJP to share his experience from thirty years of working with the homeless community in Boston.

As founder of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Dr. O’Connell has spent decades working to provide healthcare to Boston’s unhoused population.

Hear his first-hand stories, insights on access to healthcare in the 21st century, and thoughts on the state of homelessness in Boston today.

Rooftop Party

Event Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 1 Federal Street, Boston, MA

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay invites you to join them for their 5th Annual Summer Rooftop Party, hosted by the Young Professionals Group Executive Committee.

Enjoy an open bar of beer, wine, and signature cocktails along with light bites. This end of summer blowout will feature entertainment on the stunning 9OFS roof deck, including: a cornhole competition, networking, games like ring toss, limbo, and more!

Come network with your peers who are passionate about giving back to the Boston community and learn more about how you can get involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission!

Thirty 6 Red to benefit Easterseals Massachusetts

Event Date: Friday, September 20, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: 232 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA

For More Information: https://www.easterseals.com/ma/

Join Thirty6Red and Easterseals Massachusetts for a night of fun, friends, and music to raise funds and awareness for disability services and programs in the community!

Easterseals Massachusetts is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to people with disabilities to empower them to live, learn, work, and play in their community. Some of those programs include: Assistive Technology, accessible fun like martial arts and swim, College Navigator (helping yound adults transition into secondary education), and Youth Leadership Network. Amongst many, many others!

Belchertown Fair

Event Date: Friday, September 20, 2019 – Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Town Common, Belchertown, MA

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

The Belchertown Fair is a family friendly event held on the common in the middle of the community. It remains free to attendees offering a wide variety of activities and amusements for people of all ages. It has an attendance annually of 30-35,000 people.

Annunciation Cathedral Greek Festival

Event Date: Friday, September 20, 2019 – Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 162 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA

For More Information: http://www.bostoncathedral.org/greekfest.html

Annual Greek Festival with traditional Greek foods, deserts, and boutiques. Attic Treasures, Live Greek Music all three days.

WORKSHOP Beyond the Classroom: A Prosopon Workshop for Aspiring Iconographers

Event Date: Friday, September 20, 2019 – Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA

For More Information: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/workshop-beyond-the-classroom-a-prosopon-workshop-for-aspiring-iconographers/

Mastering the challenging medium of egg tempera, as well as the learning the “grammar” of iconography, is like the old joke about how one gets to Carnegie Hall: it takes practice, practice, practice!

Participants in the workshop will work on studies designed to help build basic skills.

Topics to be covered will include making egg tempera, the rudiments of mixing pigments, improving brush control, and painting lines.

All materials are provided.

Boxford Apple Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: Elm Street, Boxford, MA

For More Information: http://boxfordhistoricalsociety.org/apple-festival/

This year’s Apple Festival, sponsored by the Boxford Historical Society, offers food, craft vendors and working exhibits.

A lively craft fair in the heart of apple country, with live music, an extensive selection of New England art and craft, and a terrific array of foods from cider donuts to apple pie.

Box for a Cure

Event Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: 150 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/box-for-a-cure-tickets-70021170205?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Join them Saturday September 21, 2019 at Title Boxing Watertown for a Boxathon to fight cancer. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, as well as giveaways donated by Title Boxing Watertown.

Mystic River Celebration Arts Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 2501 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford, MA

For More Information: https://cacheinmedford.org/event/mystic-river-celebration-19/

Come to Medford’s largest arts festival, the Mystic River Celebration on Saturday, September 21 from 12-4pm at the Condon Shell. Enjoy live music, artisan wares for sale, food, activities for kids, and more.

Spend the afternoon at the Condon Shell at Medford’s biggest arts festival on Saturday, September 21 from 12-4pm.

Live music, artisans, local food, dance performances, art-making, and a variety of programs and activities will fill this beautiful afternoon along the banks of the Mystic River.

This free festival will feature the handmade wares of over 2 dozen local artisans, including ceramics, prints, jewelry, woodworking, soap, and more.

Wild About Turtles

Event Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/broadmoor/65009-wild-about-turtles

Visit ‘up close and personal’ with some of the turtles found around Broadmoor.

Can turtles really leave their shells like they do in the cartoons?

What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise?

Find out for yourself! Learn more about their wonderful shelled friends and take a short walk to see more turtles in the wild.

NSBE Boston Annual Summer Sizzler

Event Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 85 American Legion Highway, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.nsbeboston.org/event/sizzler19/

Join them for a fun day out at Franklin Park to network with other professionals in the Boston area, while enjoying music, food & drinks.

Marshmallow Fluff Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Union Square, Somerville, MA

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

This madcap, fun-filled festival draws approximately 20,000 people and is cited as one of the reasons why Lonely Planet named Somerville in the top 10 “Best in the US” travel destinations.

The 14th annual What the Fluff Festival will feature musical performances, a cooking contest, Fluff-themed games, activities, antics and fun for every age, and Fluff treats of every sort.

Autumn Fine Arts & Crafts Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 1875 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

For More Information: http://www.lexingtonchamber.org/events/details/26th-annual-fine-arts-crafts-festival-8566

Lexington’s annual Autumn Fine Arts & Crafts Festival takes place outdoors in historic Lexington Center, on the lawn of the Lexington Visitors Center across from the Minuteman Statue.

Enjoy a picturesque setting during the height of ‘leaf peeping’ season.

This popular event features the work of premier artist and craftspeople specializing in paintings, photography, mixed media, pottery, wearable art, handbags, silk items, wood, and jewelry including hand-blown glass beadwork plus precious and semi-precious metals and stones.

Many local artists from Lexington as well as artisans from across the region will participate in this festival.

Smithsonian Museum Day Live! 2019

Event Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Various

For More Information: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/search/?q=&states=US::MA&

For one day only, museums across the country will join the Smithsonian Institution in its long-standing tradition of offering free admission to visitors.

SerbFest: 13th Annual Serbian Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 41 Alewife Book Parkway, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.stsavaboston.org/festival

The festival is a family event that will be held on September 21 & 22, 2019. The festivities did include live music, ethnic homemade foods and several folk dancing troupes from the U.S. and Canada.

Also this is an opportunity for all to take part in a traditional and quite popular large dancing party.

In addition, they have fun activities for children, and stands with souvenirs, books and arts and crafts for sale.

Night with Jim Plunkett for Last Call Foundation

Event Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 772 Adams Street, Boston, MA

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

Summer isn’t over yet! Come out for a night of fun with Jim Plunkett to benefit Last Call Foundation.

September 26th 2019 marks 5 years since Last Call Foundation was established. To commemorate this milestone, LCF invites you to join them for a night of epic fun! Come sing, dance, and be merry as they celebrate all that LCF has accomplished.

2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Event Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM

Location: Museum Way, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2019/MA-MassachusettsNewHampshire?fr_id=12598&pg=entry

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!

Autumn Wildflower Exploration

Event Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/broadmoor/69230-autumn-wildflower-exploration

This guided walk will focus on learning about late-blooming wildflowers in Broadmoor’s diverse meadow and wetland habitats.

There will still be a lot in flower from asters to goldenrods and other composites, and a variety of swamp and marsh species.

They will cover both native and introduced plants and also look at the fruits of species that have already flowered.

2019 Burkie’s Walk & BHYC Pig Roast

Event Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: 1805 Columbia Road, South Boston, MA

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

They’d like to invite everyone to join them for their annual walk and pig roast in honor of Big Mike. This will be the fourth annual “Burkie’s Walk” and are looking forward to a great turnout again this year. Last year there was over 400 people in attendance and they were able to raise over $30,000! They are looking forward to inviting everyone back this year so please spread the word so they can surpass last year’s numbers!

Over the past year they have been able to help 11 families who have been battling cancer by giving them distributions from the Michael Burke Foundation Fund. These families have directly benefited from your support and donations so please continue to spread the word!

9th Annual Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Event Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham, MA

For More Information: https://www.charlesrivercenter.org/4893/news/5k-run-1-mile-walk/

The 9th annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk is a fun, family event supporting a local non-profit. The USA Track and Field-certified course begins and ends at the Charles River Center at 59 East Militia Heights Drive and loops through the scenic back roads of Wellesley and Needham.  Participants (nearly 600 in years past) enjoy food, drinks, and festivities after the run, which begins at 11am. All abilities are welcome. Free T-shirts to the first 300 entries. Proceeds benefit more than 950 children and adults with developmental disabilities including Autism and Down-syndrome supported by the Charles River Center.

“The Origin of Life on the Early Earth” Lecture

Event Date: Monday, September 23, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mos.org/public-events/walker-prize

Join them for the awarding of the 2019 Walker Prize to Jack W. Szostak, PhD, and the presentation of his lecture The Origin of Life on the Early Earth.

The Walker Prize recognizes “meritorious published scientific investigation and discovery” in any scientific field. The recipient must be a noted scientist, professor, or researcher who is a superb science communicator via the written word and is well known for superlative work in her/his field. The prize was established in 1864 by Dr. William Johnson Walker, one of the most eminent surgeons of his era and a generous benefactor of the Boston Society of Natural History, the Museum’s founding organization.

Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week

Event Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/event/celebrate-take-child-outside-week-nature-textures

Celebrate “Take a Child Outside” week with the Discovery Museum as they host numerous events/activities all week long for your children!

Love is Calling Exhibit

Event Date: Tuesday, September 24, 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.

ASL Night

Event Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/event/community-celebrations/asl-night?event=9599&utm_source=press&utm_medium=press-materials&utm_campaign=community-day

On Wednesday, September 25, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will host the third-annual ASL Night, a community celebration of Deaf culture presented in partnership with DEAF, Inc. and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Free admission begins at 4pm, with activities beginning at 5pm.

Coinciding with Deaf Awareness Month, the evening includes American Sign Language tours and spotlight talks, performances, art-making activities, artist meet-ups and more.

New this year is an ASL-led community panel discussion called City Signs, which will be moderated by Stephanie Clark.

Other City Signs panelists include Shana Gibbs, Takiyah Harris and Elbert Joseph. All of the evening’s special events, talks and tours are in ASL, led by Deaf tour guides, artists and performers and are translated into spoken English.

Stand Up Ladies – A Funny Girl Comedy Show

Event Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-ladies-a-funny-girl-comedy-show-tickets-68031591321

Join them for an evening of laughs, dinner, drinks and a raffle!

Julie Nolan returns to Women’s Lunch Place for another funny bone-tickling night of comedy on September 26.

Joining her this year is Amy Tee, a hilarious performer, delivering comedy with stigma-busting honesty.

Join them for a delicious buffet and evening of laughter and outrageous humor.

Proceeds benefit Women’s Lunch Place, which provides a safe, welcoming day shelter community providing nutritious food and individualized services for women who are experiencing homelessness or poverty.

Links of Hope

Event Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury, MA

For More Information: https://linkhouseinc.org/hope/

The event will be emceed by Jimmy Tingle, comedian, commentator and the founder of Humor for Humanity and feature Opening Remarks by Governor Charlie Baker. Keynote speaker John Broderick, Senior Director of External Affairs at Dartmouth Hitchcock and former Cheif Justice of the NH Supreme Court will share his story of mental health and addiction.

Frank Cousins, Jr., former Essex County Sheriff and Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry President/CEO will receive the Nick Costello Heroes in Recovery Award. The evening includes a lively program, dinner, auction, and surprises. Cost is $75 per person.

Links of Hope honors those impacted by substance use disorder and offers hope to individuals and their families on their recovery journey. Links House, Inc. is a private non-profit organization that has helped 5,000+ people on their path to recovery from substance use disorders for almost 50 years.

2019 Opportunity Works Auction

Event Date: Friday, September 27, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 887 Boston Road, Haverhill, MA

For More Information: https://www.opportunityworks.org/get-involved/lend-a-hand-auction/

You are invited to A Wonderland of Opportunities, their 35th Annual Opportunity Works Auction! Don’t be late…for a very important date!

Their event will feature a silent and live auction filled with an array of items from a variety of price ranges.

Opportunity Works’ commitment to empowering and enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities through provision of innovative programs and services is made possible by you!

Sleepy Hollow at Old Sturbridge Village

Event Date: Friday, September 27, 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.

Samaritans 5K

Event Date: Saturday, 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!

BSONE 2019 Walk For Advocacy and Awareness

Event Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 300 First Avenue, Charlestown, MA

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

Join the Burn Survivor Community for beautiful scenery along the Old Navy Yard Harborwalk! Enjoy a day with firefighters, fire engines, the Honor Guard, “Sparky, the Fire Dog”, clowns, face painting, live music, chair massages, and great raffle prizes! Lunch will be provided. Free parking is available at Building 199.

Hawk Migration at Chickatawbut Hill

Event Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/event/community-celebrations/asl-night?event=9599&utm_source=press&utm_medium=press-materials&utm_campaign=community-day

Join Trailside Museum Director Norman Smith for a day of hawk watching and banding.

Norman will share stories and natural history knowledge accumulated during his 40 years of research.

If the weather conditions are right, you may see a hawk or falcon up-close during a banding session.

Bring lunch and binoculars.

Hidden Battles 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament

Event Date: Saturday, 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!

34th Annual Oktoberfest

Event Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 916 Main Street, Hingham, MA

For More Information: https://houseofprayerhingham.org/oktoberfest/

Rain or shine. Admission is a non-perishable food item to be donated to local food pantries. Parking is free. King Ludwig’s Bavarian Band will provide lively music for listening, singing and dancing. Authentic German food and beverages will be available throughout the day. Other attractions include a 50/50 raffle, children’s corner, bake table, and local crafters. Proceeds from this festive event are donated to world-wide missions, local food pantries and social ministries.

Pirate & Princess Day at the Franklin Park Zoo

Event Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/pirates-and-princesses-day/

Feel like you’re in a fairytale at Franklin Park Zoo!

Meet and pose for photos with the princesses and learn how you can be a pirate under the instruction of Captain Jack and his crew.

There will also be crafts, special animal encounters and an education station.

Kids are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite fairy tale outfit, and don’t forget the camera!

Colonial Faire and Muster of Fyfes & Drums

Event Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA

For More Information: http://www.sudburyminutemen.org/faire.htm

In the days preceding the Revolutionary War, militia would usually muster to drill twice each year, once in the spring and the other in the fall. Following their drill, the militia would be joined by their families and celebrate with good food and drink, music, and games.

On September 28, 2019, the late 18th century will come alive on the fields by the Wayside Inn. This annual Colonial Faire and Muster of Fyfe and Drum is hosted by the Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute and the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie.

In reenacting the fall muster, in the morning, there will be a demonstration of contra dance, drills by militia and the installation of officers of the Sudbury Militia. In the afternoon, the air will be filled with the sounds of fyfes and drums. Throughout the day, there will be living history demonstrations of life in colonial New England and vendors selling their wares and refreshment. Admission, including entry in raffle for gift certificates to the Wayside Inn, is $2 per adult, children get in free.

Quincy ArtsFest 2019

Event Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Merrymount Park, Qunicy, MA

For More Information: https://www.quincyartma.org/links

For one weekend each year, the ArtsFest transforms the grounds of Adams Field into an artistic hub complete with artwork, live entertainment, crafts and children’s activities that has become an autumn highlight for many Quincy families.

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Oak Street, Shrewsbury, MA

For More Information: https://patch.com/massachusetts/shrewsbury/calendar/event/20190928/630172/spirit-of-shrewsbury-fall-festival

The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival is a town wide celebration featuring unique handmade items at the craft fair, a scarecrow contest & display on the Town Common, the Oak Street Expo featuring non-profit organizations and businesses, a 5-K race/fun walk, Family FunFest, Shrewsbury Idol, plus a lot 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.

Meow Mile 5K Run/Walk

Event Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 355 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, MA

For More Information: https://www.bostoncharityevents.org/events/meow-mile-5k-run-walk/

Come run, walk, or pounce your way to the finish line at the Meow Mile 5K Road Rally to benefit the work of the Gifford Cat Shelter! Dogs and kids are welcome to participate!

This year’s Meow Mile will be held at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. The route will consist of two laps around the Reservoir Trail to equal 5K. Registration and the Start Line are located near the Reilly Memorial Rink. Parking is available in the adjacent lot or on the street near Cleveland Circle.

Cars & Critters Car Show at Stone Zoo

Event Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/cars-and-critters/

Wild about cars? Visit Stone Zoo as Mustangs of Massachusetts (MOM) presents Cars and Critters! This car show will feature cars of all makes and models.

This car show will feature cars of all makes and models, along with music, prizes for the cars, and animal encounters.

Proceeds from Cars and Critters support the operation and continued growth of Stone Zoo, its education programs and conservation initiatives.

Tewksbury Fall Harvest Festival

Event Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Livingston Street, Tewksbury, MA

For More Information: https://www.tewksbury-ma.gov/home/events/80203

The Tewksbury Public Events & Celebrations Committee Present’s its Annual Tewksbury Fall Harvest Festival. Fun for all Ages!

Lots of…food, beer and wine, games (for prizes), rides/dunk tank, contests (pie eating, cookie bakeoff, corn hole tournament, craft vendors, antique car show, music, dancers, face painting, crafts for children and so much more!

Singing for Autism

Event Date: Monday, September 30, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 58 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://sampan.org/2019/08/patriots-defensive-back-to-host-karaoke-night-for-autism-in-boston-sept-30/

3x Super Bowl Champion Duron Harmon presents Singing for Autism: Karaoke Night, a celebrity fundraiser with his teammates on Monday, September 30, 2019 at The Grand in Boston.

A portion of proceeds from the fun-filled evening will support Autism Speaks and additional nonprofit organizations that support Autism, a cause very near to Harmon and his family.