Wicked Fun Weekend August 9-11

Source: one tough job

Family events happening across the state


Event: Mayor Walsh's Summer Movie Nights in the Parks

Date & Time: between 8/5/19 - 9/6/19

Location: Locations vary

Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/film/p42994.php

Cost: Free


Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program, will give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in city parks in August and September.

All shows begin at dusk (approximately 7:45 p.m.) and are sponsored by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Northeastern University in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment.

Free popcorn will be provided by AMC Loews Theatres. Come join us for movies under the stars in Boston parks.

Event: Tillamook's Melty Fest Tour

Date & Time: Friday, August 9th 7:30am- 11:30pm

Location:1 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143

Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/food/p61686.php

Cost: Free

Description: Tillamook, the farmer-owned dairy brand from Oregon, has expanded east and their naturally aged cheddars and premium ice creams are now available in the Boston area!

To share their award-winning products with food lovers from coast to coast, Tillamook created the Melty Fest Tour, a series of events in partnership with local chefs and food pros, offering custom bites that are special to each city.

Tillamook has teamed up with the chefs at Bow Market for a series of Melty Fest menu collaborations featuring specialty dishes like: steak and cheese empanadas from Buenas, an old-fashioned vanilla affogato from Remnant Brewing, cheese pizza from Hot Box, banana split macaron ice cream sandwiches from Maca and a boozy ice cream floats from the Canopy Room, all featuring Tillamook cheese and ice cream.

Make sure to stop by on August 3 from 12-5pm when Tillamook will be popping up in the courtyard of Bow Market to sample their premium ice cream!

Event: Summer Sundays in the Park

Date & Time: Sunday, August 11, 6:00pm

Location: Pinebank Promontory - Boston, MA 02130

Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/summer-sundays-in-the-park-jp-boston/p60881.php

Cost: Free

Description: This evening of music and fun for all ages provides a family-friendly concert featuring B.L.O.

musicians. Sponsored by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department, and is co-presented by Friends of Jamaica Pond.


Event: Groundwork’s Farmer’s Market at the library

Date & Time: Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th 10am-3pm

Location: Nevins Memorial Library 305 Broadway Methuen, MA

Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/groundwork-farmers-market-library

Cost: Free

Description: Groundwork Lawrence hosts three farmer's markets per week because fruits and vegetables grown locally are best for you, your health, and your family's health, because it supports local businesses, keeps money in our community, and is the best for the environment. Come and support your local farmers, to get fresh products, and connect with your neighbors.

This market happens on the following schedule:

Local farmers and other vendors offer fresh and local products at affordable prices, as well as baked goods, honey, eggs, and crafts. Since Groundwork Lawrence took over the administration of the farmers market in 2006, we have sought to increase access to the market for all buyers through the acceptance of EBT (food stamps), credit and debit cards, in addition to the coupon program for the farmers market from Hospital Holy Family, thus increasing the redemption of the WIC and senior farmers market coupons. Today, the market offers a festive venue for the community with concerts, activities for the whole family with cultural and educational exhibitions.

The markets feature a wide variety of local produce, as well as crafts. All the farmers accept SNAP/EBT/food stamps as well as debit, credit, and cash; coupon program for the farmers market from Hospital Holy Family, WIC coupons, and coupons for the elderly are also welcome. Due to the Health Incentives Program (HIP), SNAP households are able to earn a dollar-for-dollar match on eligible purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, farm stands, CSA, and mobile markets. The HIP benefit is immediately added to SNAP households’ EBT cards after each purchase. Please come and enjoy the view, flavors, and the smells of summer with us! For any questions or for more information, email here or call (978) 974-0770.

Event: Waldorf Community Market

Date & Time: Fridays from June 14 through August 30, 2019 from 2:30 to 6pm

Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm

Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/waldorf-community-market-beverly-ma

Cost: Free

Description: The Waldorf community is delighted to offer a summer community market starting June 7 through August 30. Every Friday, enjoy an impressive arrangement of local farmers, food vendors, and artist, along with children’s activities, music and fun. Join us each week and support local businesses while spending time with friends and neighbors.

Shop local for produce, baked goods, flowers, prepared foods, cheeses, meats, seafood, artisanal wares, honey, children's activities, music and so much more.

If you are interested in being a vendor, please visit https://waldorfmoraine.org/communitymarket/

Event: Farm Friends

Date & Time: Fridays 10-11

Location: Spencer Peirce Little Farm

Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/farm-friends

Cost: Free

Description: Children three to six and a favorite adult of their choosing are invited to share in some fun-filled farm adventures which will connect them to daily life at Spencer Peirce Little Farm. Each week includes time with the farm animals, a story, and a related craft to take home.

A parent or guardian must attend. Younger siblings are welcome. Pre-registration is required.


Event: Toddler Sing-a-long with Ed Morgan

Date & Time: August 9th, 10am-11am

Location: Concord Fowler Library 1322 Main St Concord, MA 01742

Website: https://lexington.macaronikid.com/events/5d4843e389cb78432d972b81/toddler-sing-a-long-with-ed-morgan

Cost: Free

Description: Concord Fowler Library hosts a singing and dancing session with The Music Man, singer and musician Ed Morgan.

Event: Free Kids Manicures (Age 3-14)

Date & Time: August 10th, 2019 10am-12pm

Location: Buttons and Bows 448 Great Road Acton, MA 01720

Website: https://lexington.macaronikid.com/events/5d1a66e3554818741859b75e/free-kids-manicures-age-3-14

Cost: Free

Description: Get the kiddo’s nails done for summer by joining us on August 10th from 10-12pm for FREE Manicures! This event will feature PIGGY PAINT, Del Sol, and Polish Me Silly. We will also be hosting a RAFFLE for FREE products during the event!

Event: Saturday Morning Storytime: David Biedrzycki (Age 0-8)

Date & Time: August 10th, 2019 11am-12pm

Location: The Silver Unicorn Bookstore 12 Spruce Street Acton, MA 01720

Website: https://lexington.macaronikid.com/events/5d29dfb3530c9669ee0c0930/saturday-morning-storytime-david-biedrzycki-age-0-8

Cost: Free

Description: Massachusetts Author/Illustrator David Biedrzycki will be reading his newest book SumoKitty for Saturday Morning Storytime! We're excited to welcome him to the store! A stray kitty gets a job in a sumo stable, chasing mice in exchange for food. But when eating like a sumo wrestler slows our feline hero down, he realizes he must train like a wrestler, too. Through hard work and perseverance—and with a little help from a big buddy—SumoKitty is born! This fun and funny book will be the perfect read-aloud to keep everyone giggling through the final weeks of summer!


Event: A Universe of Stories

Date & Time: Aug 9, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Plumb Memorial Library 17 Constitution Way Rochester, MA 02770

Website: https://plymouthma.macaronikid.com/events/5cf08224390fa06e294c48b2/a-universe-of-stories-youth-program-rochester-ma

Cost: Free

Description: To celebrate NASA's 60 years of achievement and its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the 2019 Summer Library Program (SLP) is space themed! The Plumb program blasts off on June 21 and ends August 10. Online registration for is required. All youngsters can REGISTER via the link below or on www.plumblibrary.com from 5:30 pm on May 23 until 11:30 pm on July 31. Families with multiple youngsters can register using the same form. This is a free program thanks to many state and local sponsors.

By registering, you will be joining Team Plumb to complete library and home-based missions, record them on a mission log, and then report your progress to the library as your schedule permits. Each mission completed earns one color tile for the Space StickTogether Mosaic. This year, we are Sticking-Together to complete the Space Mosaic for the Old Colony Robotics Team. A donation will be made to the team to purchase materials needed to build the robots used at the competitions if we complete the mosaic. Mission completion also earns participants prizes and invitations to special celebrations. Plus, all youth participants are entered into the Boston Bruins "When You Read, You Score" contest. Adult program registrants receive a ticket to enter into a prize drawing. Online registration AND participation are required to earn all program rewards and awards

For more information on how this program works, visit the library and the library website.

Event: Revolutionary War Encampment

Date & Time:Aug 10, 2019 through Aug 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Silvershell Beach 1 Front Street Marion, MA 02738

Website: https://plymouthma.macaronikid.com/events/5ce0a7422d30415a3f7cf3a4/revolutionary-war-encampment-marion-ma

Cost: Free

Description: Marion Recreation and guests present a two-day historical encampment on the lawn at Silvershell Beach. The events take place overlooking beautiful Buzzard's Bay. Talk to period-costumed men and women about the history and life in the 1770s. See military drilling, flintlock musket, and cannon firing demonstrations. Try tomahawk throwing or children's games. There will also be activities such as spinning, fire safety, demonstrations of 18th century dentistry, smithing, and more.

Event: Space Camp

Date & Time: Aug 10, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Carver Public Library 2 Meadowbrook Way Carver, MA 02330

Website: https://plymouthma.macaronikid.com/events/5d484bf2e3153708cc96c1e6/space-camp-carver-ma

Cost: Free

Description: All ages, drop-in to complete activities in our astronaut training camp.

Location: Large Meeting Room


Event: Kinetic Races

Date & Time: Aug 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Tower Hill Botanic Garden 11 French Drive Boylston, MA 01505

Website: https://northworcester.macaronikid.com/events/5d4080617692950526b1e7be/kinetic-races

Cost: Included with admission

Description: A spectacular racing spectacle! Build your own sculpture to race or come to watch the competition. Visitors are welcome to bring their own wind-powered vehicles or make one at the event. We will have materials available for kids of all ages to build their own wind-powered boats or cars to race throughout the day.

Event: Neighborhood Nature at Elm Park

Date & Time: Aug 9, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Elm Park 121 Russell St Worcester, MA 01602

Website: https://northworcester.macaronikid.com/events/5cef41e8770d6d6788f0d98b/neighborhood-nature-at-elm-park

Cost: Free

Description: Stop by Elm Park for activities, crafts, stories, and nature walks. Take a break from the playground to learn about Worcester's plants and animals Worcester through hands-on projects and games. Every day has a different theme with new adventures.

Event: Green Hill Park Farm

Date & Time: Aug 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Green Hill Park Farm 50 Skyline Dr Worcester, MA 01605

Website: https://northworcester.macaronikid.com/events/5cab8f46da8ec04379814556/green-hill-park-farm

Cost: Free

Description: The Green Hill Park Farm is home to various gentle farm animals and is a great place for families with children looking for a leisurely activity on a nice day. The farm is open year round and is located within Green Hill Park. The farm is free of charge and open to the public. Large groups wishing to visit should contact the Farm's Zookeeper at 508-799-1323 to arrange a visit.

Due to health and safety issues, NO FEEDING THE ANIMALS ALLOWED.

Animals at the Farm include:

  • Alpacas
  • Chickens
  • Ducks
  • Goats
  • Llamas
  • Mini-horse
  • Peafowl
  • Pheasants
  • Pigs
  • Sheep


Event: Marine Biological Laboratory Tours

Date & Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Location: Pierce Exhibit Center | 100 Water Street Woods Hole, MA

Website: http://www.capeevents.com/event.cfm?Event_ID=59417

Cost: Free

Description: The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) offers guided seasonal tours throughout July and August! Tours are held Monday through Friday at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM. The tour is approximately one hour, and includes a visit to the Marine Resources Center, the MBLWHOI Library, and a walk around the MBL campus. Reservations are required. To learn more, visit mbl.edu/tours. * NO TOURS ON JULY 4TH

Event: Musical Storytime

Date & Time: August 10th, 2019 11:00 - 11:30 AM

Location: 871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Website: http://www.capeevents.com/event.cfm?Event_ID=59656

Cost: Free

Description: Join us for musical story time with Fanny Wyrick- Flax and Andrea Profili featuring Leo Lionni's "Frederick," Peter Spier's "The Fox Went Out On A Chilly Night" and special sing-alongs! Children of all ages are welcome as we sing together and learn about the flute, violin, and guitar.

Based in New York City, conductor and violinist Andrea Profili is music director of American Youth Orchestra and executive director of Orchestrating Dreams, as well as a founding board member of TheBachStore. She has been a guest lecturer at Carnegie Hall's Music Educators Workshop and the LA Phil: Take a Stand Symposium and in 2015 collaborated with Fundación Musical Simón Bolivar and UpbeatNYC to prepare the first binational youth orchestra of Venezuela and the United States. Andrea is a Sistema Fellow graduate of New England Conservatory, and has a B.M in violin performance and a M.M Ed. from Converse College. Visit Andrea's website at www.andreaprofili.com.

Fanny Wyrick-Flax is a flutist, storyteller, and nonprofit consultant based in New York City. An avid proponent of new music, she is the core flutist of Contemporaneous and has performed at MATA, Prototype, and Fringe Festivals. Fanny has also performed with ensembles including New Jersey Symphony, American Ballet Theatre, and American Symphony Orchestra. A musical storyteller with a passion for reaching young audiences, Fanny designs and performs interactive programs featuring picture books set to music. She has been a visiting storyteller at libraries and pre-K programs throughout the northeast. Fanny holds degrees from New England Conservatory (MM flute performance), Bard College Conservatory of Music (BM in flute performance), and Bard College (BA in mathematics). Visit Fanny's website at www.fannywyrickflax.com.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events-- activities or contact the Library.

Event: Brewster Farmer’s Market

Date & Time: August 11th, 9:30am-12:30pm

Location: Windmill Village, 51 Drummer Boy Rd. Brewster, MA

Website: http://www.capeevents.com/event.cfm?Event_ID=59437

Cost: Free

Description: The popular Brewster Historical Society’s Farmers Market will open for its third season on Sunday, June 23 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. The Market, held each Sunday morning from June 23 - September 8, will be at Windmill Village, 51 Drummer Boy Road (adjacent to Drummer Boy Park). Enjoy free tours of an 18th Century windmill and working blacksmith shop while you shop for fresh local produce, eggs, grass fed beef and pork. Enjoy the live music, shade trees, picnic area. and children’s playground as you browse tables of baked goods, olive oils, and fresh flowers, as well as other artisan and community tables. We accept SNAP/EBT . The market assures a fun-filled Sunday morning for the entire family near beautiful Drummer Boy Park and Cape Cod Bay. Visit us at www.brewsterhistoricalsociety .org/farmers-market and contact us at farmersmarket@brewsterhisto ricalsociety.org.


Event: Hay Day Fair

Date & Time: Aug 11, 2019 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Williamstown Historical Museum 32 New Ashford Road Williamstown, MA 01267

Website: https://berkshires.macaronikid.com/events/5d2c7d17f23d5a6866e139ce/hay-day-fair-williamstown

Cost: Free

Description: The Hay Day Fair will feature fun for the entire family! Family-friendly activities, vendors, food, games, a silent auction, and more will contribute to a perfect summer day.

Event: Craft Circle

Date & Time: Aug 9, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Lee Library 100 Main St. Lee, MA 01238

Website: https://berkshires.macaronikid.com/events/5d3083e1bd5f0b118dc19c08/craft-circle-lee

Cost: Free

Description: Bring your craft, sewing or needlework and join the fun. It's a time for working on a new project or one that you have wanted to complete! Fridays from 10am to noon in the Gallery.

Event: Children's Program at the Library - Jeff Boyer as the Bubble Man (Monterey)

Date & Time: Aug 10, 2019 10:30 AM

Location: Locations may vary debating on date:the Monterey Library or Monterey Firehouse

Monterey, MA 01245

Website: https://berkshires.macaronikid.com/events/5d13b3261b18eb21f286d1c9/childrens-program-at-the-library-jeff-boyer-as-the-bubble-man-monterey

Cost: Free

Description: August 10th- Jeff Boyer as the Bubble Man- events are subject to change or cancel. It is good practice to confirm events prior to attending.


Event: Owls of Massachusetts

Date & Time: Aug 9, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Great Falls Discovery Center 2 Avenue A Turner Falls, MA 01376

Website: https://deerfield.macaronikid.com/events/5d34db7ad955662544aa0c33/owls-of-massachusestts

Cost: Free

Description: In the Great Hall, the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum presents a live animal program featuring owls. For all ages, in the Great Hall. This birds of prey program focuses on the raptor night shift. Learn about the adaptations that make owls the supreme hunters of the night. In an exploration into the various species that call the Northeast home, you will see live owls, touchable artifacts and interactive demonstrations to make this an unforgettable presentation.

Event: Kidleidoscope- Owls

Date & Time: Aug 9, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Great Falls Discovery Center 2 Avenue A Turners Falls, MA 01376


Cost: Free

Description: Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.

Event: Farmer’s Market in Greenfield

Date & Time: Aug 10, 2019 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Court Square Greenfield, MA 01301

Website: https://deerfield.macaronikid.com/events/5d42489dd7bc0b4a1e49a801/farmers-market-in-greenfield

Cost: Free

Description: Visit the Greenfield Farmers' Market every Saturday from 8 - 12:30 through October 26.

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