After the Town of Concord Patriots’ Day parade, stop by the Concord Museum to enjoy patriotic crafts for families, try on colonial clothing, and hear gallery talks by museum educators. Enjoy the Middlesex 4H Fife and Drum Explore the Concord Museum’s outstanding collection of objects that were witness to the events of April 1775, including the famous “one, if by land, two, if by sea” >>
Visit the teddy bear clinic and learn what happens in the hospital. Experience medical tools in non-threatening ways. Play and learn about healthy habits with volunteers from local hospitals and health care organizations. Free with admission. >>
Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. At the Freeman Farm, families will learn about 19th century agriculture practices and tools, as well as learn how >>
Admission to Providence Children’s Museum is free all day for moms and grandmoms. Make a variety of flowers for Mother's Day from 11am - 2pm. Create a watercolor flower from a coffee filter, craft tissue paper flowers, and use recycled materials to make your own crazy flower creations. Activities free with admission. >>
Every second Saturday of the month, join Lowell National Historical park staff and other families for an afternoon of free, creative drop-in activities in our historic Boarding House!
12PM-2PM: Families can drop by for crafts and hands-on activities in the exhibit -- pack a traveling trunk, "cook" a boarding house dinner, explore how kids in Lowell (past and present) spend their time, and lots >>
In partnership with Go Out Loud we travel back to the 1980s! Help us celebrate the decade that produced some of the most iconic artists, questionable fashion trends and best dance crazes. Vogue, anyone? $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Get outside and enjoy an evening of fun and street play. Channel your inner child for a game of foursquare or kickball, build your own fort or join Salem’s Wicked Running Club for its weekly No Rest for the Wicked 5K. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Take a tour around the world, no passport needed. Learn salsa or Bollywood-inspired dance, sample the flavors of international cuisine, listen to the sounds of reggae and soca and explore today’s cultures and identities. Co-sponsored by the Point Neighborhood Association and the North Shore Community Development Coalition. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Discover wild new ways to banish boredom this summer. Make ice cream with nitrogen, join in a game of quidditch or disc golf, borrow a book from our pop-up library, make some tie-dye inspired art and help us break a Guinness World Record. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
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. >>
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.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!
Big Joe had visited our kids' preschool day care center (KinderCare) from time to time. We had such fond memories of his performances that we hired him for our daughter's 6th birthday party. Kids just love him--lots and lots of giggles and smiles!