From the Opening Ceremonies on February 7 through two weeks of grueling competition, many of us will be eagerly cheering on Team USA as they go for the Gold. And we’ll be keeping an eye on the local athletes, too; New England is sending its fair share of athletes to the Olympics.
To help families get in the spirit of the games, we've rounded up some special events that local museums are hosting in honor of the Olympics as well as places you can go to (sort of) simulate your own athletic games. Do your kids dream of Olympic gold? We'd love to hear about it, so feel free to add a comment below, or post to our Facebook page.
Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 20 - is a day off from school, when families can explore the life, legacy and lessons of the iconic civil rights leader. Boston offers numerous ways to commemorate Dr. King’s legacy throughout the weekend, including story times, an Open House at the MFA, and an international craft activity in Arlington.
In many communities, Monday is also a day “on”, a Day of Service, when citizens are encouraged to help out in their communities. One local organization - Boston Cares - organizes community service activities, or check with your favorite philanthropy organization - most need help any day of the year.
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