free family events happening in massachusetts from 9/22 to 9/24

Author: Marla Chaneta

Family events happening across the state

    BOSTON METRO

    Event: Back Door Gallery

    Date: Friday, September 22

    Time: 9- 4PM

    Location: 130 Waltham St., Lexington, MA 02421

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/art/p43563.php

    Description: Explore new works by 9 Guilds: Basketry • Ceramics • Decorative Arts • Metalworkers • Needle Arts • Painters • Polymer Clay, Photography, Weavers and Woodworkers on display in the Gallery which is located at 130 Waltham Street, 3rd door, parking lot entrance.

    Event: ‘Places’: An Art Exhibit Inspired by Andover

    Date: Friday, September 22

    Time: 10- 4PM

    Location: 97 Main Street, Andover MA 01810

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/artsculture/p53082.php

    Description: Thirty-five original works of art by 20 artists from Andover and as far away as Acton and Dunstable were selected for the show. Watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings will be on display along with works in decoupage and clay.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Greenway Open Market

    Date: Every Saturday (May- October)

    Time: 11- 6PM

    Location: Wharf District Parks

    Website: https://www.newenglandopenmarkets.com/visit-the-greenway/

    Description: Explore the parks, stroll down tree-lined promenades at a vibrant open-air artisan market featuring talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. This event allows you to take in the city sights, soak up the sunshine (while it lastsJ) and shop local.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: ParkARTS Fall Watercolor Painting Workshops

    Date: Saturday, September 23

    Time: 12- 2PM

    Location: Public Garden, Back Bay

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/parkarts_watercolor/p1241.php

    Description: 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. The series of free workshops is just one of the many offerings of the 21st annual ParkARTS program.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: The Kingdom of Riddles

    Date: Saturdays and Sundays in September

    Time: 1-3PM

    Location: 32 Station Street, Brookline MA

    Website: http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/theater/p47714.php

    Description: The second performance of our Fall Fairy Tale Festival, this riddle filled adventure includes a cast of diverse characters. This performance will use hand puppets! Help a knight capture a unicorn by solving riddles in this fun and very interactive show. Along the way we'll meet a King and a Jester, a Witch and a Dragon. In this magical kingdom, there will be animal riddles, food riddles, and more!
    This performance also includes a special version of “The Princess and the Pea,” featuring a book-loving princess, a silly storekeeper, and a mischievous mouse.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Smithsonian Day at the Historic Newton Museums

    Date: Saturday, September 23

    Time: 10-5PM

    Location: 286 Waverly Avenue, Newton, MA 02458

    Website https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/exhibit/p53049.php

    Description: SMITHSONIAN DAY at the Historic Newton MUSEUMS Enjoy this special day of free admission to either one of our museums as part of Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live!

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: ‘What the Fluff?’ Festival

    Date: Saturday, September 23

    Time: 3-7PM

    Location: 66-70 Union Square, Suite 204, Sommerville, MA 02143

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/fair/p53148.php

    Description: This year’s new additions are a Fluff Costume Contest, and in honor of our FluffCentennial theme, Invention Alley, where the Somerville High Robotics Team and Artisans Asylum are teaming up to bring great activities like laser printing, the 3Doodler pen, vinyl cut designs, robotics and more.
    Approximately 15,000 visitors of all ages from across Greater Boston and beyond will be joining in the fun.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Kids Carnival

    Date: Saturday, September 23

    Time: 9-12NOON

    Location: 51 Lexington Street, Belmont, MA 02478

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/fair/p53222.php

    Description: Grab your family, and jump into the photo booth for some fun candids, and then try your hand at the carnival games! There are many prizes to be won!

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Marshmallow Fluff Festival: Union Square

    Date: Saturday, September 23

    Time: 3- 7PM

    Location: Union Square, Sommerville, MA

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/fair/p9391.php

    Description: Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the invention of Marshmallow Fluff right here in its birthplace, Union Square! Enjoy live music, learn the story behind one of the event's most beloved characters, Fluff Boy and take part in a cooking contest.

    Source: Boston Central


    NORTHEAST

    Event: Crescent Farm Corn Maze

    Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 22&23

    Time: 9AM- 9PM

    Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/crescent-farm-corn-maze

    Description: Imagine the biggest puzzle you’ve ever seen. Now imagine a day in the sunshine with your friends or family. Now add an adventure that takes teamwork and memory skills. All these things and more can be found at Crescent Farms Corn Maze. Crescent Farm Corn Maze trails cut into 9 acres of corn. Inside the tall field of corn, we have cut several walking paths, creating a Maze with only one way in and one way out. Visitors can enjoy getting lost in the maze’s twisting turns and dead ends trap!

    Source: North Shore Kids

    Event: Craft: Lakeshore Learning Store

    Date: Saturday, September 23

    Time: 11AM- 3PM

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/art/p11796.php

    Description: Kids ages three and up can enjoy free craft projects every Saturday at the Lakeshore stores in Newton and Saugus. Check the website to see this week's craft.

    Source: Boston Central


    METROWEST

    Event: Beantown Playspace at the Natick Mall

    Location: Route 9 (Worcester, Road), Natick, MA

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/activities/natick-collection-playspace-beantown/p823.php

    Description: Located in the heart of Shoppers' World, the Natick Mall offers amenities for kids like the new Children's PlaySpace located on the second level near JC Penney. The Beantown playspace is for children under ten. The playspace is brand new and housed in a long room that is full of unique climbing structures and slides all paying tribute to Boston.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Acton Arboretum

    Location: Taylor Road, Acton, MA 01720

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/activities/nature/p1493.php

    Description: The Acton Arboretum, in the town’s center, consists of 64 acres of woods, meadows, swamp, ponds, old apple orchards, a glacial esker, and a bog. Parking is available at the Arboretum’s main entrance, off Taylor Road. Other entrances are at Wood Lane and Minot Avenue. Much of the area adjacent to the parking lot is handicapped-accessible, and is open, with graveled paths, gardens, bridges, and picnic tables. Trails and paths crisscross the entire area.

    Source: Boston Central


    SOUTHEAST

    Event: Whales, tales and sails storytime

    Date: Friday, September 22

    Time: 10AM

    Location: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center, 33 Willia, Street New Bedford, MA 02720

    Website: https://newbedford.macaronikid.com/events/59b1ee15e8d35a7c79affb00/whales-tales-and-sails-storytime

    Description: Ever wonder where you can bring your toddler to listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy hands-on crafts. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park offers free, engaging activities each week at Whales, Tales and Sails. This free, one-hour story hour takes place each Friday morning beginning at 10:00 AM. The event features professional storyteller Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, and crafts.

    Source: Macaroni Kids New Bedford

    Event: Chess Club- Fall River Library

    Date: Saturdays

    Time: 2:30PM

    Location: Fall River Public Library Main Library- Fell Room, 104 North Main Street Fall River, MA 02720

    Website: https://newbedford.macaronikid.com/events/59b037b80b752869b900911e/chess-club-fall-river-library

    Description: All ages and skill levels are welcome to join the Library's Chess Club. The club will meet bi-weekly on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Main Library-Fell Room. Teens and adult players are welcome to show up and join in the fun!

    Boards will be provided.

    Source: Macaroni Kids New Bedford


    CENTRAL

    Event: Springfield Museums Exhibit- Jeweled Objects of Desire

    Date: September 10- October 29

    Time: 10 – 5PM

    Location: The Springfield Museums, 220 State Street, Springfield MA

    Website: http://www.valleyvisitor.com/events-calendar-jump-to/events/springfield-museums-exhibit-jeweled-objects-of-desire.html

    Description: A sculptural ensemble by award winning master sculptor Andrew DeVries, on view outside of the Blake Café. The artist has been casting in bronze in his Huntington, Massachusetts studio since 1985. His work includes dance and figurative sculpture, abstract sculpture and portraits. DeVries follows in tradition of great Florentine masters like Ghiberti, Donatello and Cellini.

    Source: Valley Visitor

    Event: Great Falls Discovery Center

    Date: Saturday, September 23

    Time: 10 – 4PM

    Location: 2 Avenue A. MA, 01376

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/activities/nature/p2259.php

    Description: Great Falls Discovery Center is an educational visitor center about the Connecticut River Watershed's rich natural, cultural and industrial history.

    Exhibits highlight various habitats found in the watershed. Timelines put perspective on today's view of the threats to habitats and what we can do to safeguard them.

    Source: Boston Central


    CAPE AND ISLANDS

    Event: Music and Movement Playground

    Date: Friday, September 22

    Time: 11- 12NOON

    Location: Falmouth Library, Falmouth, MA 02540

    Website: https://capecod.macaronikid.com/events/59a6d3066a33644cae64ad3d/music-and-movement-playgroup

    Description: For ages 2.5-school age, please register. Location: Children's Program Room

    Source: Macaroni Kids

    Event: Cape Cod Scallop Festival

    Date: Friday, September 22

    Time: 11- 9PM

    Location: Cape Cod Fair Grounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy East Falmouth, MA 02536

    Website: https://capecod.macaronikid.com/events/59aaad7155691475a9175ac7/cape-cod-scallop-festival

    Description: Welcome to the Cape Cod Scallop Fest! 3 fun filled days!
    Famous Fried Scallop & Chicken Dinners
    Food Court – Beer & Wine Garden, Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Raw Bar, Hotdogs, Burgers, Salads, Wraps, Fried Dough
    Professional Arts & Crafts Show
    Fantastic Live Entertainment
    Carnival Midway of Children's Rides & Games
    Car Show
    Corn Hole Tournaments with Grand Prizes to Nantucket
    Tickets are not necessary to enjoy our great line-up, all performances can be enjoyed as part of the General Admission price

    Source: Macaroni Kids


    BERKSHIRES

    Event: Curiosity Day

    Date: Saturday, September 23

    Time: 10:30- 12NOON

    Location: Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Website: http://berkshirefamilyfocus.com/event/curiosity-day-pittsfield-ma/?instance_id=57940

    Description: Come to the Children’s Library for a free fun and wild morning. Meet the “Wild Thing” character from “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. Featuring fun STEAM activities — make a craft, engineer a boat, dress up in the Imagination Forest and meet the “wild” reptiles. Every Child Receives a Free book!

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: Kitchen KaBoom!

    Date: Saturday, September 23

    Time: 11- 12NOON

    Location: 39 South St, Pittsfield, MA

    Website: http://berkshirefamilyfocus.com/event/kitchen-kaboom-pittsfield/?instance_id=19843

    Description: Join in on the science fun and experiments. All experiments are kid safe and can be recreated using items found in almost any kitchen. Each session will feature different experiments. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested. Unclaimed reservations will be released 5 minutes before the start of the lecture and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: Chow Time

    Date: Saturday, September 23

    Time: 12:30PM

    Location: 39 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Website: http://berkshirefamilyfocus.com/event/chow-time-pittsfield/?instance_id=20446

    Description: Join museum staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. Free with Museum admission.

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus


    FRANKLIN COUNTY

    Event: Play Date! Playhouses in the Garden

    Date: Sunday, September 24

    Time: 9- 5PM

    Location: 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA

    Website: http://berkshires.org/events/

    Description: Designers and builders re-imagine playhouse structures to delight children of all ages. View 13 whimsical and wonderful playhouses on display through September 24. Free with Garden admission.

    Source: The Berkshires

    Event: Frontier Regional CFCE Playground Party in Sunderland

    Date: Friday, September 22

    Time: 9:30- 11:30AM

    Location: Sunderland Elementary School, Swampfield Drive Sunderland, MA 01375

    Website: https://deerfield.macaronikid.com/events/59aaab67305ab045fa0c2bcf/frontier-regional-cfce-playgroup-party-in-sunderland

    Description: Join the Frontier Regional CFCE at the Sunderland Elementary School for their drop-in playgroup for children ages 0 -5 and their parents/caregivers. Enjoy a morning of informal play, literacy activities, and socialization with other families/caregivers.

    Source: Macaroni Kid

    Event: Lego Club in Sunderland

    Date: Saturday, September 23

    Time: 10:30- 11:30AM

    Location: Sunderland Public Library- Children’s Room, 20 School Street Sunderland, MA 01375

    Website: https://deerfield.macaronikid.com/events/59b1bbe661f6e01118e5a7aa/lego-club-in-sunderland

    Description: Discover the wonderful world of Legos. We have a large supply of all types of legos that children can use to let their imaginations run wild. Each week we will supply a challenge for the children to create, or they can create their own design. Creations will be displayed in the library for the following week.

    Source: Macaroni Kid

    Event: Story Time at Yankee Candle in S.Deerfield

    Date: Sunday, September 24

    Time: 3-3:30PM

    Location: 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, MA

    Website: https://deerfield.macaronikid.com/events/59b1ccfee8d35a7c79afb4ab/story-time-at-yankee-candle-in-s-deerfield

    Description: Visit Yankee Candle for story time on Sundays and get their new punch cards. Receive a special treat on your 5th story time.

    Source: Macaroni Kid


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