On Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, from 10am-5pm, Indigenous artists and musicians from around the world will come together for a free admission festival celebrating over 20 Indigenous cultures at The Plaza at Harvard University. Attendees can also enjoy free concerts by the Afrimanding (Malian from Mali), Yarina (Kichwa from Ecuador), and the Groovalottos (Afro-Native American from the >>
Discover the fascinating fish of Wellfleet Bay! Meet live fish to learn how these aquatic creatures are perfectly adapted for life underwater. Afterwards, paint a fish with a beautiful array of colors to create a print on paper or a t-shirt to take home. Program cost: $8 for Mass Audubon members; $10 for non-members.
Dates & Time: August 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28. >>
Spend an evening appreciating the art of film with an international pop-up film festival, screenings of animated shorts and 1930s classics and more. Try your hand at some gourmet popcorn recipes while you’re at it! $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Help celebrate the arrival of Theo Jansen’s kinetic Strandbeest sculptures. Learn all about the engineering behind the beests, watch them in action and help construct a brand new one. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Celebrate all things great and small from the world of Alice in Wonderland to alternate universes and Tiny Houses. Take a photo in our larger-than-life photo booth or add your own unique illustration to the story of Alice in Wonderland. Inspired by PEM’s newest Art & Nature Center exhibition, Nature of Scale. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
In partnership with Dribble, the international graphic design community, delve into the creative world of type, fonts and lettering. Form human letters, learn chalkboard and hand-lettering techniques, experiment with creating your own font and get an inside scoop on graphic design with PEM’s Creative Services team. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Join a midwinter feast celebrating light in the darkest part of the year. Sample ancient festive beverages, search out art from many cultures featuring light and fire and drive out the darkness with music and dance. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
From forts to fairyhouses, gnome homes to hide-a-aways - what will you build in the museums’ backyard?! Design, create, and explore as we head outside and turn recycled, repurposed and natural materials into one of a kind structures! *Activities and location may change depending on weather. This program is part of our Backyard Builders series and is sponsored by The Boston Society of Architects >>
Hot or cold, wet or dry, when summer comes, families looking for all-weather activities for all ages are invited to drop in at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center for fun hands-on learning and to meet tide pool beach creatures, see backyard visitors like live caterpillars and tadpoles! Thursdays through Sundays, 10am–3pm, beginning July 2 and continuing through August 16.
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Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.