Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week! I have a crazy busy day ahead so I'm going to get right to it -- if you're looking for something to do this weekend, check out this roundup of 25 ideas, lovingly curated for your consideration! 

1. The Discovery Museums host an Especially for Me! for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum (Acton)

2. Sing and dance along to the Opera Cat Musical Storytelling Program (Belmont)

3. The Lawn on D opens for the season with a Cinco de Mayo Celebration and activities all weekend (Boston)

4. Enjoy Star Wars Weekend at the Boston Children’s Museum (Boston)

5. Help plan the Franklin Park Zoo’s new forest garden during Design Day (Boston)

6. It’s not too late to join Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger (Boston)

7. It’s puppets, drawing, music, and photography at the Zoo for ArtWeek (Boston)

8. Kids explore the creative process at the ICA’s Make/Made program (Boston)

9. Celebrate efforts to save Right Whales from extinction at the New England Right Whale Festival (Boston)

10. Touch-a-Truck, rock out with Wayne Potash, and enjoy balloon animals, face painting, and more during Springfest (Brookline)

11. Puppet Showplace Theater presents The Doubtful Sprout (Brookline)

12. The annual Harvard Square MayFair features music, dancing, food, crafts, street art, beer gardens, and more (Cambridge)

13. Join the fun of rides, games, prizes, and more at the 66th Annual Dedham Country Day School Fair (Dedham)

14. Attend Down Syndrome Social Saturday, a monthly meetup for family members, caregivers, and support staff who care for an individual with Down Syndrome (Fitchburg)

16. Time for the annual river of color, music, and fun of the Wake Up the Earth Parade and Festival (Jamaica Plain)

17. Children with intellectual or developmental disabilities can head to Nahant Beach for a day of flying kites and kite-flying demos from members of Kites Over New England, while parents enjoy respite (Nahant)

18. The Stevens-Coolidge Place hosts their annual Tulip Festival Open House (North Andover)

19. Go Mad for Monet (North Easton)

20. Puppet Playtime: Enchanted Forest provides dramatic play, shadow theater, a short puppetry performance of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and a puppet-making activity (Reading)

21. Go on a Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk to find more than 150 fairy and gnome homes (Salisbury)

22. Take a special Behind the Scenes Tour of the Heritage Museums (Sandwich)

23. Download a kids’ activity book and scavenger hunt, then attend Somerville Open Studios (Somerville)

24. At Open Arts Day, families can experiment with clay, printmaking, and mixed-media, plus enjoy live performances by Karen K & the Jitterbugs, Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, Ben Rudnick and Friends, and the Watertown Children’s Theater (Watertown)

25. ArtWeek Boston continues all week with hands-on programs and performances for all ages (Various Locations)