free family events happening in massachusetts 7/13 to 7/16

Author: one tough job

    BOSTON METRO

    Event: Summer 'Kids Bowl Free' Program

    Date/Time: Friday, May 12, 2017 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Location: Participating bowling alleys, see link for Massachusetts locations http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/all_centers.php

    Website: http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/how.php

    Description: Kids can bowl two free games every day this summer with the 'Kids Bowl Free' Pass at participating bowling alleys in New England. For ages 15 and under. If you check the locations list, chances are pretty good that you'll find one close to you.
    (You can also purchase a family pass. The Family Pass includes 1, 2, 3, or 4 adults and includes 2 free games per person per day. You are not required to buy a family pass in order to get free kid's passes.)

    Source: Bostoncentral.com

    Event: Friday Night Stargazing: Museum Of Science

    Date/Time: Fri from 3/3/17 - 11/10/17, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Location: Science Park, Cambridge, MA

    Website: https://www.mos.org/public-events/astronomy-after-hours

    Description: Between 8:30 and 10:00 pm each Friday, weather-permitting, visit the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the Museum’s parking garage. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of our Observatory, and participate in astronomy-related activities run by our knowledgeable staff. This program does not run on nights when the weather is inclement.

    Source: Bostoncentral.com

    Event: The Boston Red Sox Fenway Experience

    Date/Time: Thursday June 29th – Summer (check the Boston Red Sox website for specific times and places!)

    Location: 4th South Market Building, Boston, MA 02109

    Website: http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/fan_forum/mobile-...

    Description: The Red Sox Showcase, powered by T-Mobile will bring Red Sox baseball and Fenway Park to towns across New England all summer long. The truck will carry a batting cage, pitching stations, a steal 2nd challenge, and a virtual reality experience. Check out the list of upcoming Showcase appearances below!

    Save time and complete your waiver through the website before coming to a Showcase event!

    Source: Bostoncentral.com

    Event: Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell Boston 2017

    Date/Time: Friday, June 23, 2017 - Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ DUSK

    Location: 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108, Boston, MA

    Website: http://boston.cbslocal.com/flicks/

    Description: Now a beloved, summertime tradition for New England families, Boston's Free Friday Flicks are classic & popular, family-oriented movies shown each Friday night throughout the summer at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade for FREE!
    People of all ages flock to the banks of the Charles River with their own chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy these Free movies under the stars.
    All movies are shown rain or shine at sundown (approximately 8:00pm - more exact times are listed below). But come early to grab your spot on the lawn...and visit the WBZ Tent for lots of free giveaways, food samples and fun interactive games!

    Source: Bostoncentral.com

    Event: ParkARTS Children’s Craft Workshop

    Date/Time: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from 7/11/17 - 8/18/17 from 10AM – 1PM

    Location: Various locations around Boston (see below!)

    Website: https://www.cityofboston.gov/parks

    Description: From East Boston to West Roxbury, children ages three to ten can enjoy painting, mask and jewelry making, treasure creations, and more at the Artists in Residence. Participation is free and all materials are provided, but young children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of six or more must make prior arrangements by calling the Parks Department at (617) 635-4505. In addition, the New England Aquarium will bring its traveling tide pool exhibit to eight locations and the Marionette Puppet Show series will return in July and August at 11 a.m. at various children’s workshops. See Boston’s parks come alive with these whimsical puppet shows that will delight the child in everyone. Experience the unique charm of Rosalita’s Puppets featuring marionettes made by professional actor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore.
    Children are able to cool off this summer at Splash Dance Parties in July and August at parks across Boston. Children can listen to music while playing games and dancing in our spray features. Presented with support from Turkey Hill Dairy and Mix 104.1.


    The New England Aquarium will be at the following locations at 10 a.m.:
    Tuesday, July 11 McConnell Park, Dorchester
    Friday, July 14 East Boston Memorial Park, East Boston
    Thursday, July 20 Doherty Playground, Charlestown
    Thursday, July 27 Peters Park, South End
    Friday, July 28 Mozart Street Playground, Jamaica Plain
    Thursday, August 3 Ramsay Park, Roxbury
    Tuesday, August 8 Town Field, Dorchester
    Friday, August 18 Almont Park, Mattapan
    Rosalita’s Puppets Marionette Performances are at 11 a.m. Dates and locations are as follows:
    Wednesday, July 12 Gertrude Howes Playground, Roxbury
    Tuesday, July 18 McConnell Park, Dorchester
    Wednesday, July 19 Sweeney Playground, South Boston
    Thursday, August 3 Christopher Columbus Park, North End
    Thursday, August 10 Ramsay Park, Roxbury
    Tuesday, August 15 Fallon Field, Roslindale
    Splash Dance Parties begin at 12 noon. Dates and locations are as follows:
    Thursday, July 13 Doherty Playground, Charlestown
    Friday, July 21 Mozart Street Playground, Jamaica Plain
    Friday, July 28 East Boston Memorial Park, East Boston
    Friday, August 11 Hynes Playground, West Roxbury
    Friday, August 18 Hunt/Almont Park, Mattapan

    Source: Bostoncentral.com

    Event: Adopt a Classic – Fee Waived Adoption for Senior Cats

    Date/Time: July 1st – July 31st

    Location: All MSCPA locations

    Website: https://www.mspca.org/events/adopt-a-classic-fee-waived-senior-cat-adoptathon/

    Description: In honor of our ‘classic cats’ we are offering a special fee-waived adoption promotion.
    Thanks to the generosity of Catvocates who are subsidizing the adoption fee, we will be waiving the entire adoption fee for cats 9 years of age and up.
    The promotion will allow potential adopters to commit more comfortably to the ongoing care of a new senior feline companion.
    We hope the promotion also helps highlight the advantages of adopting a senior cat with a known personality, and encourages potential adopters to give a cat in their golden years a new forever home.
    Let us play match-maker and help you find the perfect cat companion!

    Source: Bostoncentral.com

    Event: Braintree Splash Pad at Watson Park

    Date/Time: Tuesday, May 30th – Thursday, August 31st
    May 30th through - June 22- Weekends only 12:00PM-5:00PM
    Resume full daily operation on Thursday, June 23rd 10AM to 7PM

    Location: Gordon Road, Braintree, MA @ Watson Park

    Website: https://www.braintreerec.com/info/facilities/details.aspx?FacilityID=11622

    Description: The splash pad is a 4,000-square-foot seasonal water play area adjacent to the playground in the park. It has a flat surface equipped with a system of sprinklers and hoses to provide fun and cool relief on hot summer days.

    Source: Bostoncentral.com

    Event: 4th Graders – Every Kid in a Park Pass

    Date/Time: Friday, September 2nd 2016 – Friday, September 1st 2017

    Location: Outdoors, across the US

    Website: https://everykidinapark.gov/

    Description: President Barack Obama created Every Kid in a Park so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free. Marvel at the St. Louis Arch, the Florida Keys, and the Frederick Douglass house. Listen to wolves howl. Walk in dinosaur tracks. Look up into the inky night sky, and reach for the stars! These sites belong to all of us — including you. Get out there and explore!

    Source: Bostoncentral.com

    NORTHEAST

    Event: LEGO Club at Danvers Library

    Date/Time: Thursdays through June 2017 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Location: Peabody Institute Library of Danvers 15 Sylvan Street Danvers, MA 01923

    Website: http://www.danverslibrary.org/?page_id=2530

    Description: Peabody Institute Library - Danvers invites kids to an afternoon of building and fun! Activities will include free build, themes and instructional design. All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room till the following week's session.

    Ages: 5-12 years old

    Registration: Required, space is limited. Call: 978-774-0554 or drop in to sign up.

    What to bring: Nothing! Just your imagination & creativity!

    All Legos materials will be provided

    Sponsored in part by the Peabody Institute Library Lyceum Committee.

    Source: North Shore Kids

    Event: Beanstalk Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture

    Date/Time: Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Sunday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    Location: Beanstalk Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture 50 Walkers Brook Drive Reading, MA 01867

    Website: http://www.jordans.com/attractions/beanstalk

    Description: The BeanStalk™ Adventure Ropes Course features: Two levels of challenging ropes – at 12 feet or 24 feet up. 30 exciting activities that include zig-zag beams, spaghetti hand lines, angled rope ladders, crisscross walks and more.

    BeanSprout™ Option for Younger Kids: For young adventurers, there’s BeanSprout™, a specially designed course for children ages 2-7. Your adventure awaits. Must be less than 48' tall to experience BeanSprout™.

    In addition to the ropes course, visitors can enjoy ice cream at Richardson's; an ongoing water fireworks show; a movie at the IMAX theater; or a meal at Fuddruckers.

    Source: North Shore Kids

    Event: Fun Free Fridays!

    Date/Time: Various times, Fridays until August 25th

    Location: Various locations (check out the website for all the different FREE fun activities!)

    Website: http://highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays

    Description: Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months.

    Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. Check this LINKfor all events today!

    Source: North Shore Kids

    Event: FREE Merrimack Boat Tours

    Date/Time: Sunday July 16th @ 10:00AM – 12:00PM

    Location: Lawrence Riverfront State Park; Eaton Street, South Lawrence, MA 01843

    Website: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/events/july29-lwhp.pdf

    Description: Meet at the Community Boating Program's Bashara Boathouse at Riverfront State Park, Eaton Street, in South Lawrence. Tours go rain or shine. Hats and sunscreen strongly recommended. Limited capacity; reservations required. Call Lawrence Heritage State Park at 978-794-1655 for information and reservations.

    Source: North Shore Kids

    Event: Nature Discovery at Maudslay Park

    Date/Time: Saturday, July 15th 2017 @ 10-11AM

    Location: Maudslay State Park; Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport, MA 01950

    Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/nature-discovery-maudslay-state-park

    Description: Join the interpreter for this fun program that focuses on interesting aspects in different areas of the park. Use nets, magnifiers, and capture tanks to discover the hidden secrets of Maudslay. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing and bring water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate for children 5 and up. Meet at the park headquarters

    Source: North Shore Kids

    Event: Haverhill Farmer’s Market

    Date/Time: Saturdays 9am – 5pm

    Location: 40 Bailey Rd., Haverhill, MA 01830

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/haverhillfarmersmarket

    Description: The Haverhill Farmers' Market has been in operation since 1978. With 25 vendors, the market sells farm fresh fruits and vegetables, wine, jams, eggs, honey, maple syrup, and locally-made baked goods. Come see us!

    Source: North Shore Kids

    METROWEST

    Event: First Friday Nights Free!

    Date/Time: First Friday of Every Month @ 4:30pm – 8:30pm

    Location: Children’s Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods, 177 Main St., Action, MA 01720

    Website: http://www.discoverymuseums.org/event/free-friday-night-fun-3

    Description: Join us with free admission and explore the Children’s Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods at night every Friday throughout the summer! We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry.

    Source: MerrimackValley.org

    Event: Fun Free Fridays!

    Date/Time: Various times, Fridays until August 25th

    Location: Various locations (check out the website for all the different FREE fun activities!)

    Website: http://highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays

    Description: Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months.

    Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. Check this LINKfor all events today!

    Source: MerrimackValley.org

    Event: Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays

    Date/Time: Fridays 10:00AM – 10:45AM

    Location: The Discovery Museums 177 Main Street 01720 Acton, MA

    Website: http://www.discoverymuseums.org/event/backyard-and-beyond-forest-fridays-21

    Description: A great way for the whole family to enjoy time outdoors, our Forest Friday program will be held outside, no matter the weather! Every Friday morning we’ll do a nature-based activity based on the weather and season, either in Discovery Woods or out on the adjacent conservation land. All ages are welcome but activities are designed for 2-6 year olds.

    Please note that the conservation land trails are not handicap or stroller accessible; please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. FREE with admission.

    Source: MerrimackValley.org

    Event: Blueberry Pancake & Pie Eating Contest

    Date/Time: Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Location: Verrill Farm; 11 Wheeler Road, Concord, MA

    Website: http://www.verrillfarm.com/

    Description: Verrill Farm’s July Blueberry Pancake Breakfast and Pie Eating Contest stacks up as flavorful and fun filled for all ages and appetites. There are blueberry studded pancakes served hot off the griddle, a Pie Eating contest and pints of the local berries available in the farm stand. True-blue berry lovers come for all three!
    • Pancakes studded with local berries served with Massachusetts pure maple syrup, bacon or sausage, juice & milk or coffee. $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for kids under 10.
    • No reservations necessary.
    • Music by the Yankee Stompers.
    • Hay rides
    11 am: Pie Eating contest - FREE
    Come prepared for the fun whether entering or cheering a contestant on!
    • 8” pie for adults, 5" pie for kids
    • Same rules for all ages - the first to finish, no hands allowed, wins!

    Source: MerrimackValley.org

    Event: Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

    Date/Time: Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 5:00pm - 8:30pm

    Location: The Discovery Museums; 177 Main Street (Route 27), Acton, MA 01720

    Website: https://merrimackvalley.org/events/especially-me-free-evening-families-children-autism-spectrum-24

    Description: Come join in all the fun and explore both museums and Discovery Woods during this special free evening for families with children on the autism spectrum. Dinner will be provided. Pre-registration required at http://bit.ly/Esp4MeOct2016.

    Our furry friends from Therapy Dogs International will be visiting us from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. It doesn’t matter if you’re already a dog lover or maybe a little shy, stop in and say hello to friendly, certified Therapy Dogs who love to make new friends!

    SOUTHEAST

    Event: AHA! Night; Downtown New Bedford

    Date/Time: Jul 13, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Location: Downtown New Bedford, New Bedford, MA 02740

    Website: http://ahanewbedford.org/calendar.php

    Description: Join us for the July 13th AHA! & see what unfolds when KIDS RULE Downtown NB! Hit the streets and enjoy a night jam-packed with summer sounds, hands on activities for the kid in all of us, Overhead Arts, fire truck rides, Moth-style storytelling plus unique shopping & good food at our many boutique stores & eateries. ADMISSION IS FREE!

    Source: Macaroni Kid New Bedford

    Event: Fun Free Fridays!

    Date/Time: Various times, Fridays until August 25th

    Location: Various locations (check out the website for all the different FREE fun activities!)

    Website: http://highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays

    Description: Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months.

    Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. Check this LINKfor all events today!

    Source: Macaroni Kid New Bedford

    Event: Onset Film Festival - Onset

    Date/Time: Thursday Nights, July 13th – August 17th @ Dusk

    Location: Lillian Gregerman Bandshell, Onset, MA

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/232703863796173/

    Description: Summer Movie Series 2017 - Free Onset Film Festival; Thursday nights at the Band shell
    Line up:

    July 13 - Moana
    July 20 - Jungle Book
    July 27 - Sing
    August 3 - Goose Bumps
    August 10 - Secret Life Of Pets
    August 17 - Dr. Strange

    Activities & Concession 7pm, Movie begins 8:15pm (dusk)
    Popcorn, snow cones & drinks $1
    Free parking after 6 except at the Pier.
    See you at the movies!

    Source: Macaroni Kid New Bedford

    Event: Mattapoisett’s Harbor Days

    Date/Time: Jul 16, 2017 - All Day

    Location: Shipyard Park, Mattapoisett, MA

    Website: http://www.mattapoisettlionsclub.org/pb/wp_c07f6445/wp_c07f6445.html

    Description: This jam packed weekend includes craftsmen and artisans from near and far, live entertainment, the annual Harbor Days raffle, free movies in the
    park and lots of food and fun for all ages.

    Source: Macaroni Kid New Bedford

    CENTRAL

    Event: Fun Free Fridays!

    Date/Time: Various times, Fridays until August 25th

    Location: Various locations (check out the website for all the different FREE fun activities!)

    Website: http://highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays

    Description: Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months.

    Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. Check this LINKfor all events today!

    Source: Valley Visitor

    Event: Basketball Hall of Fame Presents: “60 Days of Summer”

    Date: July 1st – July 31st 2017

    Location: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; 1000 Hall of Fame Ave., Springfield, MA 01105

    Website: http://www.hoophall.com/

    Description: The 60 Days of Summer program offers 60 consecutive days of family oriented interactive museum programming. All July and August, the Hall of Fame will host various appearances, autograph signings, magician's, trick dribblers and jugglers, mascot days, giveaway days, and much more! Best of all, these appearances are FREE of charge to all museums guests! These appearances are updated daily so be sure to check the date of your visit and see what exciting programming the 60 Days of Summer has to offer!

    Source: Valley Visitor

    Event: Farmer’s Market at Tower Square Park

    Date: Every Friday from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM until October 27th

    Location: 1477 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103

    Website: http://springfielddowntown.com/event/downtown-farmers-market-2/2017-06-02/

    Description: The market will start off by selling wonderful locally grown greens as well as starter plants along with other products from local vendors. The market will continue to “grow” as more home-grown produce comes into season.

    Source: Valley Visitor

    CAPE AND ISLANDS

    Event: Toddler Town

    Date/Time: Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Location: Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631

    Website: http://www.brewsterladieslibrary.org/

    Description: The Library hosts Toddler Town on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium. This is a social activity in which children ages birth to 3 are invited to engage in free play and movement.

    Source: Cape Events

    Event: Baby Story Hour

    Date/Time: Thursday mornings 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Location: Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631

    Website: http://www.brewsterladieslibrary.org/event/baby-story-hour-5/?instance_id=14362

    Description: Babies will enjoy a combination of stories and songs each week. This program is designed for young children who have not yet learned to walk. Children of walking age are welcome to attend our regular story hour on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.

    Source: Cape Events

    Event: Scott Jameson Magic Show! Registration Required

    Date/Time: July 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Location: Brewster Ladies' Library; 1822 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631

    Website: http://www.brewsterladieslibrary.org/event/scott-jameson-magic-show/?instance_id=14415

    Description: Join magician Scott Jameson for a performance at the Brewster Ladies’ Library!

    Come see the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Magician and juggler Scott Jameson brings you an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Registration is required for this FREE event.

    Source: Cape Events

    Event: Let’s Get Crafty!

    Date/Time: July 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Location: Brewster Ladies' Library; 1822 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631

    Website: http://www.brewsterladieslibrary.org/event/lets-get-crafty/?instance_id=14416

    Description: Come make something at the library! All ages are invited to get creative with a huge selection of craft supplies. Admission is FREE!

    Source: Cape Events

    BERKSHIRES

    Event: TODDLER STEPS (GREAT BARRINGTON)

    Date/Time: Every Thursday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    Location: CHP Family Services Building 442 Stockbridge Rd Great Barrington, MA 01230

    Website: http://brainbuildinginprogress.org/activity-calendar/event/1205/2017/04/04/

    Description: A free, open playgroup for parents and caregivers exploring and learning about the developmental stages as your child (age 1.5-3 years old) experiences and masters them; a healthy snack is provided.

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: SKIP & DIP (GREAT BARRINGTON)

    Date/Time: Every Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Berkshire South Community Recreation Center Crissey Rd Great Barrington, MA 01230

    Website: http://chpberkshires.org/event/skip-dip-5-2016-12-...

    Description: A weekly playgroup featuring one hour of SKIP in the gym and one hour of DIP in the pool for children birth to age 5, at which children will play together and learn invaluable social skills while the parents can talk and provide much needed support for one another.

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: Fun Free Fridays!

    Date/Time: Various times, Fridays until August 25th

    Location: Various locations (check out the website for all the different FREE fun activities!)

    Website: http://highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays

    Description: Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months.

    Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. Check this LINKfor all events today!

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM (PITTSFIELD)

    Date/Time: Monday-Friday, July 10 to Aug. 18 @ 9AM – 4PM

    Location: Clapp, Deming and The Common Park, Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Website: http://www.cityofpittsfield.org/city_hall/community_development/parks_and_recreation/summer/summer_playground_program.php

    Description: This summer, your child (age 6-13) can have fun with other kids right in your own neighborhood park where trained program leaders will be leading a wide variety of safe, supervised, wholesome, fun-filled, quality recreation activities at no cost! Activities include sports, games, arts and crafts, and nature activities. The Summer Playground Program is designed to provide “drop-in” activities for children and is not a substitute for day camp or childcare. The program runs Monday-Friday, July 10 to Aug. 18.

    Playground Leaders will be stationed at: Clapp (W. Housatonic St.), Deming (Meadow Lane), and The Common (First St.)

    For more information, please contact the Recreation Activities Coordinator at the number above.

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: ART FOR ALL (SHEFFIELD)

    Date/Time: Every Thursday @ 3:00PM – 4:00PM

    Location: Bushnell Sage Library, 48 Main St, Sheffield, MA 01257

    Website: http://www.bushnellsagelibrary.org/programs-events/

    Description: Babies, siblings, parents, grandparents, caregivers, teens, whatever your age we invite you to our beautiful art room to create!

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: WILLIAMS COLLEGE PLANETARIUM SHOW (WILLIAMSTOWN)

    Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 8:00PM

    Location: Williams College Milham Planetarium (Old Hopkins Observatory); Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267

    Website: https://events.williams.edu/event/summer_planetarium_shows_7001#.WWT6pRXysdV

    Description: The Department of Astronomy at Williams College will host free shows for the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer through Aug. 3. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in 2005. Shows will last approximately 50 minutes.

    For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at the number or email link above above. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: Inside Out (Becket)

    Date/Time: Every Wednesday – Saturday until August 26th

    Location: Jacob’s Pillow; 358 George Carter Rd., Becket, MA 01223

    Website: https://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/free-performances/

    Description: Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out weekly series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday through Aug. 26.

    For a schedule of performers go online to the website link above.

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: MOVIE UNDER THE STARS (ADAMS)

    Date/Time: July 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

    Location: Adams Visitors Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams, MA 01220

    Website: http://town.adams.ma.us/Public_Documents/AdamsMA_BBoard/05B22DA4-000F8513

    Description: Visit the Adams Visitors’ Center on Fridays in July and August for crafts and a movie courtesy of the Youth Center and the Town of Adams, and food (for purchase courtesy of the Adams Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus). The movie schedule is as follows:

    • July 17: The Jungle Book
    • July 14: The Lorax
    • July 21: Beauty and the Beast
    • July 28: The Secret Life of Pets
    • Aug. 4: Finding Dory
    • Aug. 11: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: FREE COMMUNITY SCIENCE NIGHT (PITTSFIELD)

    Date/Time: July 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Location: Berkshire Museum; 39 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Website: https://berkshiremuseum.org/event/free-community-science-night/?instance_id=24204

    Description: Join us for our free annual summer night of science, invention, and sensory fun! Experience a giant air cannon and the outdoor mega volcano. Make giant bubbles, test your skills with catapults, and mix up some slime. Test the VR headsets, LEGO robotics, and lots more STEM activities! Explore the big blue blocks of Imagination Playground™, for creative child-directed play. The sky is the limit when you use your imagination!

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    FRANKLIN COUNTY

    Event: Oxbow Water Ski Show Team

    Date/Time: Friday, July 14 @ 7pm

    Location: 180 Island Road, Northampton, MA

    Website: https://www.oxbowwaterski.org/

    Description: Even just balancing on two skis in the water is impressive, but the Oxbow Water Ski Show Team can do much more than that, building pyramids 3-4 people high, doing flips through the air and other tricks. Check out the beautiful view around the Oxbow marina while you witness the Oxbow Water Ski Show Team perform. In addition to being dazzled and entertained, you can integrate the excitement into learning about physics by thinking deeply about water skiing and concepts such as Newton’s Third Law of Motion, Reynolds number, and gravity.

    Source: Hilltown Families

    Event: Stanley Park Scavenger Hunt

    Date/Time: Jul 14, 2017, 10:00 am

    Location: 400 Western Avenue.Westfield, MA.

    Website: https://www.stanleypark.org/event-full/events/stanley-park-scavenger-hunt.html

    Description: Do your children enjoy games like hide-and-seek, or searching for hidden treasures? The Stanley Park Scavenger Hunt will offer the opportunity for children to explore outdoors and complete activities for a prize. This program is best-suited for children ages three to seven and their caregivers. This is great opportunity to spend some quality, outdoor time with your children.

    Source: Hilltown Families

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