One of the sweetest things about living in New England is being able to experience maple sugaring first hand. Bostonians don’t have to go very far to enjoy festivals, take tours of maple sugar farms, watch sap being boiled down in sugar houses, and learn to tap maple trees.
Of course, the best part is tasting the final product – in syrup form poured over pancakes, as candies, and even in hot dogs (!). Celebrate maple sugaring season with special events and visits to these local maple farms.
Whether you’re looking for traditional music, a spectacular show, a big Chinese New Year festival complete with a Lion Dance, or simply a fun craft to celebrate the Lunar New Year, Boston has it all. Read on for a roundup of ways to share many different Asian cultures with your kids while ushering in the Year of the Horse. You’ll also find links for cooking and dining, children's books about the Lunar New Year, and visiting Boston’s Chinatown.
If you have found something fun to do in Roslindale, there is a good chance that the Roslindale Village Main Streets (RVMS) organization is behind it somehow. A non-profit organization, RVMS works to make Roslindale a vibrant place to live or visit by sponsoring events, supporting local businesses, and making the neighborhood beautiful.
From Thanksgiving to Christmas (or Xmas) to Hanukkah (or Chanukah) to New Year's Day, there are plenty of ways for families to enjoy the holiday season in and around Boston. So you won't miss a single special event, we've created this Holiday Fun Guide with all our holiday coverage in one easy-to-find place. And be sure to check out our Events Calendar for more Chanukah-related and other seasonal things to do!
There are over 200 daily events that are part of Boston Harborfest, Boston’s Independence Day celebration that runs from Tuesday, July 2 through Sunday, July 7. There are so many events, in fact, that it can be an overwhelming decision as to where to spend your time - picture First Night times six. Families can choose from re-enactments, outdoor concerts, historical tours, special events, and more. To help make the decisions a bit easier, we’ve sorted through all the activities and highlighted the best things to do with kids. We also took into consideration the cost of the events - much of what’s available is free or inexpensive, but there are some activities that might be worth a special treat.
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