Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Weekend Roundup

Weekend Roundup

Hello everyone and happy Friday -- I hope you're having a great week! We had such a great time celebrating Jon's birthday yesterday...if you like food, you may enjoy some of the naengmyon and cherry pie pictures. Who knew those two things went so well together? Meanwhile, on to business. I have a MONSTER Weekend Roundup for you today -- 56 ideas! Hop to it!

1. Make a MESS and create some foamy fun (Acton)

2. Beach Party Blast at Nara Park, with a free admission to the beach, concert, fun and games (Acton)

3. Dads and Grandfathers enjoy free admission at the Discovery Museums in honor of Father's Day (Acton)

4. Join the Fox Festival Parade, with a brass band, puppets and more (Arlington)

5. Arts Fest Beverly features tons of artisans and crafters, live painting, local performers, and more (Beverly)

6. Get swept away with Gato Con Botas, a puppet opera in Spanish with English subtitles (Boston)

7. Juneteenth/Roxbury Homecoming features a free all day picnic and barbecue (Boston)

8. Discover all there is to offer at the Fort Point Open Studios this weekend (Boston)

9. Music, art, plants, and more during the fabulous South End Garden Tour (Boston)

10. Fête de la Musique, a free outdoor music festival celebrating the solstice (Boston)

11. The Layth Sidiq Sextet unites musicians from around the world and performs a free concert at Fan Pier (Boston)

12. Older children will enjoy this free watercolor demo and workshop at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

13. Celebrate Father's Day at the Franklin Park Zoo (the Butterfly Landing exhibit just opened for the season!) (Boston)

14. The first incarnation of the annual Readable Feast, a cookbook festival (Boston)

15. Join Tinkergarten and the Fire Monkey on the Rose Kennedy Greenway to find out "What Floats Your Boat" (Boston)

16. Make barbecue sauce and try it on some savory bites during this Father's Day BBQ Bites event (Boston)

17. Vocalist Ceci Juno and vocal/piano band Seven to Five perform a free concert on Spectacle Island (Boston)

18. Take part in a Midsummer Celebration, learning about the season and making a craft (Boston)

19. Build fairy and gnome homes after foraging for components (Boston)

20. The 50th Annual Fifer's Day has a road race, parade, fair, and volleyball tournament (Boxborough)

21. Opening day at the Braintree Farmer’s Market with a Strawberry Fest, strawberry shortcake provided by C.N. Smith Farm, Inc. (East Bridgewater). Lots of other strawberry treats will be available, along with fresh-picked local strawberries  (Braintree)

22. Enjoy the puppet shenanigans of Chanticleer the Rooster (Brookline)

23. The free EurekaFest at MIT inspires young inventors and sparks creativity and problem solving (Cambridge)

24. Celebrate the Summer Solstice in Harvard Square with a musical festival with a French twist (Cambridge)

25. Elvin Rodriguez performs a free jazz concert at Longfellow House (Cambridge)

26. Father's Day horseshoe toss, picnic and craft beer at Bradley's Cherry Hill Farm (Canton)

27. Edaville is celebrating the expansion of Thomas Land and Dino Land with a Grand Re-Opening, with giveaways, live music, touch a truck, and more (Carver)

28. Orlando Retana performs a free concert at The Street (Chestnut Hill)

29. Connors Farm offers strawberry picking and a Strawberry Festival in one spot. Head down for live music, barbecue, hayrides, strawberry shortcake, farm animals, duck races, pedal carts and more (Danvers)

30. The 22nd Annual Father's Day Road Race and Family Fun Walk, sponsored by the Children's Museum in Easton (Easton)

31. A live snake show in honor of Father's Day (Gloucester)

32. Old Mother Hubbard celebrates 90 years of baking dog treats with a party for pet parents and their dogs (Gloucester)

33. Free admission on Celebration Saturday at the Fruitlands Museum, with bluegrass music, lawn games, artwork creation, and more (Harvard)

34. World's End Summer Solstice Concert, bring a picnic (Hingham)

35. Marini Farm has their Strawberry Festival, with lots of family fun and strawberry picking spread over the farm’s 12 acre property (Ipswich)

36. Celebrate Dad with a Father’s Day weekend family camp out with REI cooking class (Ipswich)

37. Ice cream, live music, delicious barbecue, and more during this Father's Day Bluegrass BBQ (Ipswich)

38. Russell Orchards and Winery features a Strawberry Festival. They'll have strawberry picking, hay rides, pony rides, wine tasting, live music, and lots of strawberry treats (Ipswich)

39. Wilson Farm doesn’t offer pick-your-own but hosts a fantastic strawberry festival and will include plenty of strawberry sampling, in addition to family-friendly entertainment (Lexington)

40. Drumlin Farm has a special Strawberry Day -- come pick your own strawberries and learn all about animals that enjoy these sweet summer fruits (Lincoln)

41. Lanni Orchards features a Strawberry Festival with pick your own berries, make your own shortcakes, chocolate dipped strawberries, hayrides and more over two weekend (Lunenberg)

42. Celebrate literature at the Nantucket Book Festival (Nantucket)

43. Have fun with butterflies and dragonflies at Broadmoor (Natick)

44. It’s Strawberry Festival time at Smolak Farms (North Andover)

45. Take part in a Father's Day lawn game party with live music, lemonade, and snacks (North Andover)

46. Improve your skills during this fishing clinic, equipment and bait provided (Royalston)

47. Father's Day Paddle and Pedal at Tully Lake Campground (Royalston)

48. Beatles favorites are played in concert during Music in the Trees at Farandnear (Shirley)

49. Enjoy an evening of circus at the Esh Circus Arts Staff Show (Somerville)

50. Take part in a Family Fun Day at Assembly Row, with an Under The Sea/Father’s Day theme (Somerville)

51. This Fixer Fair celebrates repair -- bring broken things and learn how to fix them (Somerville)

52. Father's Day Bluegrass BBQ, with lawn games, goat visits, and live music (Southborough)

53. Celebrate Father's Day at Stone Zoo, dads enjoy free admission (Stoneham)

54. Enjoy the annual Ice Cream Festival, with games, music, face painting and more (Walpole)

55. Westford hosts its annual Strawberry & Arts Festival June 18, with great food, fun crafts and musical entertainment (Westford)

56. It's time for the Northeast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza (Wilmington)


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