April Vacation is here! If you’re wondering what you’re going to do with the kids all week, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Read on for April Vacation Week ideas galore. And be sure to take a look at Audrey’s post 35+ Things to Do with Kids in the Boston Area for April Vacation for special vacation week events and programs.
Enjoying a film on the big screen in the big outdoors is a summertime tradition in Boston. And the good news is that there are plenty of family-friendly series to choose from.
Movies begin at dusk - typically between 8pm-8:30pm - but make sure you arrive early for the best viewing spots and to take advantage of pre-movie entertainment where offered. So pack a picnic, bring your blanket, sit back, relax and enjoy the show at one of these outdoor summer movie series in and around Boston.
I spend the spring months eagerly awaiting opening day, not at Fenway, but at Adams Park, where on the first Saturday in June, the Roslindale Farmer’s Market begins its summer run. Our farmer’s market outings aren’t just for picking up extra groceries. They are the first sure sign of summer, long lazy mornings spent on picnic blankets watching our daughter play with her neighborhood friends. If you don’t have a local market or farm stand you call your own, check out Tara's post from a few weeks back, or one of these three urban/suburban oases.
So, like me, you’ve waited until now to think about summer camp. Or maybe you just moved here. Whatever the reason (ahem – procrastination), if you haven’t already registered your child for camp, it’s too late. Right?
Wrong. Although many camps are full, there are still plenty of good options to choose from. As of now, these camps have a few openings, so check them out and register your child before the remaining spaces fill up!
Musical sounds of summer can be heard just about every day in and around Boston, and the variety of sounds seems endless. We’ve rounded up over 10 free summer concert series taking place in July and August. But while the musical styles may cover every genre possible - from kindie rock and classical to swing to oldies but goodies and rock ’n’ roll - what they all have in common is that they are free! If your town is hosting a concert series not listed here, please help grow our list by letting us know about it!
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