Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you're enjoying a nice cozy day inside today! If you're looking for something fun to do this week, enjoy this roundup of ideas for Monday to Friday!


October 30: Engage in a bit of Scary Storytelling (Boston)

October 30: Play games, eat spooky snacks, and listen to scary stories at this Library Haunted House (Dorchester)

October 30: Catch the Toe Jam Puppet Band’s Halloween Spooktacular (Jamaica Plain)

October 30: Check out Zoo Boo Days (Mendon)

October 30: Watch Ghostbusters on the big screen (Roslindale)

October 30: Make a Mask for Halloween (Roxbury)

October 30: Adventure through the woods on a trail filled with witches, zombies, ghouls, ghosts, and more during the Witch’s Woods Haunted Hayride (Westford)

October 30: Make your way through Mahoney’s Haunted Forest Halloween Maze (Winchester)

October 30-31: Halloween at the Boston Children’s Museum means costumes,  trick-or-treating through the exhibits, mask making, and bag decorating (Boston)

October 30-November 4: Kool Smiles partners with Operation Gratitude to donate leftover candy to troops overseas (Various Locations)


October 31: Make a Mess with Pumpkin Take Aparts (Acton)

October 31: It’s a Halloween Hike with treats along the way (Acton)

October 31: Watch Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (Boston)

October 31: Enjoy a special Family-Friendly Halloween Celebration at the Mandarin Oriental, including hot cider, pumpkin donuts, and a signature sweet from pastry chef Robert Differ (Boston)

October 31: It’s a Map Monster Mash (Boston)

October 31: Join the Boston Public Library’s Afternoon Costume Parade (Boston)

October 31: Create Halloween crafts at the library (Newton)

October 31: Check out Ghost Ship Harbor, a totally immersive haunted attraction (Quincy)


November 1: Savor Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, honor departed loved ones, and participate in a festive evening of music and community at the Peabody Museum’s Día de los Muertos celebration (Cambridge)

November 1: It’s down dogs, cats, and cows during Yoga for Children (Charlestown)

November 1: Build robots at Bits & Bots (Dorchester)

November 1: Celebrate Thoreau’s 200th birthday by reading Henry Hikes to Fitchburg and crafting a portable flower and leaf press (Jamaica Plain)

November 1: Listen to Bob Bigelow deliver his talk, Adults and Children in Youth Sports: Who Wins, Who Loses? (Littleton)

November 1: Take a Parents and Tots Nature Walk (Norwell)


November 2: Make a Mess with Fragrant Fall Finger Paint (Acton)

November 2: Get making during a STEAM Crafternoon (Boston)

November 2-5: The Boston International Kids Film Festival features 59 films made for kids and by kids representing 11 countries around the world, plus hands-on filmmaking and media workshops (Arlington, Somerville)

November 2-5: Jack and the Beanstalk and Other Tales come to life at Puppet Showplace Theater (Brookline)


November 3: First Friday Nights are free at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

November 3: It’s Authors’ Day at the Curious George Store (Cambridge)

November 3-5: The annual Boston Christmas Festival, along with its Gingerbread House Competition, kicks off the holiday shopping season (Boston)

November 3-5: Longwood Opera performs Hansel & Gretel (Needham)

Christine KohComment