From East Boston to West Roxbury, children ages three to ten can enjoy watercolor painting, mask and jewelry making, treasure creations, and more at the Artists in Residence Workshops held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in parks across the city.
Participation is free and all materials are provided, but young children must be accompanied by an adult. Details at www.cityofboston.gov/parks >>
PEM Pals is a fun, interactive program with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities is designed specifically for preschoolers and their caregivers. The program is hosted every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am.
Highlights in August include:
August 19 - Come meet Cat in The Hat and learn some rhymes! With Parties by Carole http://www.partiesbycarole.net/#!events/cjn9
August 26 - Our >>
An activity filled day of digging, learning and exploring in the gardens. Families will learn about gardening, edible plants, organic alternatives, planting, harvesting and how to earn a “Green” thumb! Free with paid admission >>
Join local “Nature Makers” as we explore, discover, and learn about all the things we can create with natural materials. Using natural materials become your own “Nature Maker” and tap into your natural potential. Free with Museum admission
Aug. 18 - A Birds of Prey show presented by New England Reptile and Raptor at 11am. >>
Take your imagination for a spin with artistic and material-inspired activities as the MAKEmobile cruises into the Sculpture Park. For kids and adults of all ages. Drop in 1–3 pm. Free with admission.
Play, experiment, and engineer together in the Sculpture Park! Collaborate to construct large-scale temporary structures in response to deCordova's art and landscape. For families with children of all ages. Drop-in anytime 10:30 am–12:30 pm. Free with admission. >>
Get out and play at Providence Children’s Museum! Explore the Museum’s great outdoors with active hands-on programs in The Children’s Garden every week. Wiggle with worms, blow giant bubbles, weave with natural materials, and more!
July 7: Stomp Rockets
July 14: Solar Printing
July 21: Sundials
July 28: Cardboard Rocketships
August 4: Sun Spotters
August 11: Mars Mud
August 18: Moon >>
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 >>
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