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!

Weekly Blueprint

Weekly Blueprint

Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a fantastic holiday weekend! I’ve got a quiet moment here so I’m going to launch the Weekly Blueprint early – hopefully this will help with your planning tomorrow and through the rest of the week (and if you're looking for something to do today, check out the Weekend Roundup!). There’s so much going on – enjoy and share!

Monday

July 4: The town of Andover has Family Fun in the Park, with a pancake breakfast, jazz band, Horribles parade, games, and more (Andover)

July 4: Celebrate Independence Day at Robbins Farm Park, with music and the Boston fireworks on a big screen (Arlington)

July 4: Boston Harborfest 2016 The country's largest Fourth of July festival includes hundreds of activities over a 4-day period at Boston’s best landmarks (Boston)

July 4: The Boston Pops perform an Independence Day concert at the Hatch Shell with fireworks (Boston)

July 4: Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival With drum circles, screen printing, a puppet show, a petting zoo, field games, and more, this is a fun free way to spend Independence Day (Bridgewater)

July 4: Samuel Batista performs a free sax concert at Regattabar (Cambridge)

July 4: Take part in a Picnic in the Park at Emerson Field with a bike parade, musical acts, bubbles, a train, and more (Concord)

July 4: Park rangers and volunteers mark the Fourth with a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the North Bridge (Concord)

July 4: Lincoln celebrates Independence Day with a Firecracker Run, a bike parade, cookout, town-wide swim, concert, fireworks, and more (Lincoln)

July 4: Newton celebrates the Fourth with a pet parade, teddy bear parade, decorated doll carriage, foot races, free ice cream, and more (Newton)

July 4: Salem celebrates the Fourth with free children's activities, live entertainment, a flyover, and fireworks (Salem)

July 4: A free family Independence Day event with inflatables, mini golf, an animal show, music, and more (Waltham)

July 4-8: Venezuelan pianist Santiago Bosch performs free concerts in Brewer Park all week (Boston)

Tuesday

July 5: Make a mess with ice art or experiment with ice, chemicals, and watercolors (Acton)

July 5: Jacob McCaslin performs a free concert at the Prudential Center (Boston)

July 5: The Nate Bash Band performs a free concert at the Boston Harbor Hotel (Boston)

July 5: The excitement of Fenway Park comes to Faneuil Hall during the Red Sox Showcase (Boston)

July 5: Jose Soto performs a free concert on Summer Street (Boston)

July 5: Enjoy a free on the MOVE! fitness class for kids in Billings Park (Boston)

July 5: Jungle Jim's balloon magic is sure to delight (Cambridge)

July 5: Jeannie Mack performs at The Street, and there's face painting as well (Chestnut Hill)

Wednesday

July 6: Tomi's All Stars (a.k.a. Herding Cats) performs at the Payson Park Music Festival (Belmont)

July 6: Stop by an Open Air Art Studio and participate in a fun project (Boston)

July 6: Bo & Bill Winiker Band perform a free Rat Pack concert (Boston)

July 6: luhx. performs a free concert at the Harvard Longwood Campus and the Boston Public Library (Boston)

July 6: Enjoy a free viewing of The Muppet Movie at Wharf District Park (Boston)

July 6: The Ways and Means Committee performs a free blues concert at Titus Sparrow Park (Boston)

July 6: There are baseball activities through the Boston Children's Museum during Baseball Day (Boston)

July 6: Janes Great Dane performs classic rock covers a tEmerson Garden (Brookline)

July 6: See The Peanuts Movie free with the submission of a book report (Dedham)

July 6: Drop in at the Children's Museum in Easton and tie dye (Easton)

July 6: New England Light Opera performs songs from Gilbert & Sullivan (Hamilton)

July 6: Keith Munslow performs at this week's Wacky Wednesday family concert (Hingham)

July 6: Take advantage of Free First Wednesday at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln)

July 6: Check out the free Curious Creatures animal show, make an art project, and enjoy a trolley ride (Lowell)

July 6-9: Hansel and Gretel is performed by National Marionette Theatre (Brookline)

Thursday

July 7: Get close to Nigerian dwarf goats and learn how to care for them (Belmont)

July 7: Daniel Patiño performs a free concert at the Atlantic Wharf (Boston)

July 7: Enjoy a free on the MOVE! fitness class for kids in Moakley Park (Boston)

July 7: Fat City Band performs a free blues concert (Boston)

July 7: Progressive folk trio Honeysuckle performs a free concert at the Charlestown Navy Yard (Boston)

July 7: Danny Garza performs a free concert at Boston Public Market (Boston)

July 7: Grammy-nominated duo Latin Logic Band performs a free concert at O'Day Park (Boston)

July 7: Dear June, a country folk duo, performs a free concert at Club Passim (Cambridge)

July 7: Celebrate the spirit of Korean dance tradition with this free show (Cambridge)

July 7: Jose Soto performs a free concert on Summer Street (Boston)

July 7: Trio Lula Wiles performs a free concert at Kendall Square (Cambridge)

July 7: Idelle performs a free concert at Kendall Plaza (Cambridge)

July 7: Curious Creatures appears at the Children's Museum twice today (Easton)

July 7: The Fruitlands Museum puts on an American Salute-themed concert (Harvard)

July 7: The BaHa Brothers perform songs by Jimmy Buffett & the Beach Boys at Castle Hill (Ipswich)

July 7: Peter Panic performs a free juggling show, with opportunities to make a craft, take a trolley ride, and enjoy a snack (Lowell)

July 7: Head to the beach early for music, inflatables, popcorn and cotton candy, and then enjoy a free viewing of The Zookeeper (Revere)

July 7: Dan Pat performs a free concert at the Baxter Riverfront Park Amphitheater (Somerville)

July 7: Samuel Batista performs a free sax concert at the library (Wakefield)

July 7: Enjoy a free outdoor viewing of the Minions at the Lyman Estate (Waltham)

July 7: Hear the ever-popular Karen K. & the Jitterbugs during Family Farm Night at Wright-Locke Farm (Winchester)

Friday

July 8: There's Free Friday Night Fun at the Discovery Museums, and tonight blankets and boxes become castles, rockets, and more on the lawn (Acton)

July 8: Matt Heaton and The Outside Toys perform at the Payson Park Music Festival (Belmont)

July 8: The Dingo Babies perform a free concert at Sam Adams Park (Boston)

July 8: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

July 8: Take in a free viewing of The Wizard of Oz at the Boston Harbor Hotel (Boston)

July 8: luhx. performs a free concert at The Lawn on D (Boston)

July 8: Nicolas Emden performs a free concert on the Greenway (Boston)

July 8: Head to the rooftop of the Museum of Science after dark to get a closer look at the stars during Astronomy After Hours (Boston)

July 8: Enjoy a free viewing of The Wizard of Oz at the Prudential Center (Boston)

July 8: Take in a performance of Hansel and Gretel by National Marionette Theatre (Brookline)

July 8: Shirhan Agabeyli performs a free concert at Regattabar (Cambridge)

July 8: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Children's Museum in Easton (Easton)

July 8: It’s Free Fun Friday at the The Hall at Patriot Place (Foxborough)

July 8: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Cape Ann Museum (Gloucester)

July 8: The 215th Army Band performs a free concert at the Lexington Visitors Center (Lexington)

July 8: Have ice cream and then explore outside for fireflies, frogs, and bats (Natick)

July 8: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Buttonwood Park Zoo (New Bedford)

July 8: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth)

July 8: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (Provincetown)

July 8: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem)

July 8: M is for Museum, an interactive program at the Wenham Museum, is included in admission (Wenham)

July 8-10: Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat visit Edaville USA (Carver)


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Weekend Roundup

Weekend Roundup