You may have already realized this, but I’ll just come out and say it anyway: We want your family to be at the One Family Music Festival. Moms, we get that it’s Mother’s Day, we really do. But the music festival starts at noon, leaving plenty of time in the morning for brunch, whether it’s homemade or chef made. Plus, what better way to celebrate being a mom than to get together with other families, rock out with Boston’s best kids’ bands, reclaim the city for our kids, and do something good for the community?
This is your guide to the festival. There’s lots going on and free stuff galore, and we don’t want you to miss a thing. Read on for the who, what, when, where, and why of the One Family Music Festival.
Why not make Mother’s Day a whole weekend celebration? On Sunday, you’ll want to be in town for the One Family Music Festival (presented by us, Mommy Poppins Boston!), but Saturday would be the perfect day for a family adventure. Take a break from your routine and bring the kids along for one of these three day trips that that are good for little ones, but are really for Mom – because you totally deserve it!
Signs of spring are all around us: People are sweeping out winter’s dust and opening windows to let in the fresh air. The weather is wacky. Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and bugs are bugging. On the farm at this time of year, there is new life everywhere, and it’s also time for the sheep to get a haircut.
That’s right, it’s sheepshearing festival time! Locally, Drumlin Farm and Gore Place make merry and have a whale of a shindig to celebrate. (It’s not that strange, think of the big deal you made about your child’s first haircut – I’ll bet you even kept a lock of hair from that momentous occasion.)
If you can’t make it to the sheepshearing festivals in our area or if your family just can’t get enough of the wooly animals, follow the festivals to New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts and make a day – or even a weekend – of it.
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 Snake. You’ll also find links for cooking and dining, children's books about the New Year, and visiting Boston’s Chinatown.
Christmas or Xmas, Hanukkah or Chanukah, there are plenty of ways for families to enjoy the season in and around Boston. We've gathered our holiday coverage in one easy-to-find guide, and be sure to check out our Events Calendar for more Chanukah-related and other seasonal things to do!
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