Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week! I'm actually on vacation for a few days but I'm jumping in quickly to share this curated roundup of 23 event ideas for the weekend. Enjoy and share!

1. Explore Madhubani art, an Indian folk art that originates in Northern India (Acton)

2. Take in the waxing crescent moon, view Saturn’s rings, and see Jupiter before it sets at this month’s Astronomy Night (Arlington)

3. Make and fly a kite at the highest point in Boston Harbor (Boston)

4. Participate in Boston Triathlon’s Splash & Dash for Kids (Boston)

5. It’s Teen Night at Mary Soo Hoo Park on the Greenway (Boston)

6. Watch Finding Dory under the stars (Boston)

7. Celebrate Puerto Rican history, values, music, food, arts, crafts, and culture at the annual Puerto Rican Festival (Boston)

8. Learn to make compost tea (Boston)

9. The theme for this month’s ICA Play Date is Creating Wonderful Worlds (Boston)

10. Bring the whole family for Family Day on Peddocks Island and rock out to Karen K and the Jitterbugs, enjoy puppetry with Puppet Showplace Theater, plus games, crafts, and more (Boston)

11. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston visits Franklin Park Zoo for a Lego live-build of a red panda (Boston)

12. Rosalita’s Puppets perform at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

13. Enjoy family-friendly activities at this week’s Greenway Downtown Playdate (Boston)

14. Attend the African Festival of Boston and enjoy the continent’s diverse music, a drum call parade, face painting, fashion, and performances by local and internationally known African artists (Boston)

15. The Lowell Folk Festival brings together sounds from around the world (Boston)

16. Create Egyptian accessories, play ancient board games, inscribe clay tablets, and explore arts from the Ancient Near East during Summer Sundays at the Harvard Semitic Museum (Boston)

17. Visit the Daniel Webster Estate for a Family Fun Day filled with face painting, pony rides, a bouncy house, a petting zoo, and more (Marshfield)

18. Go beach combing during the Duxbury Beach Family Fun Day (Marshfield)

19. Take a relaxing evening walk and watch the transformation of wetlands, forest, and meadows from day to night (Mattapan)

20. Learn about the Belted Galloway Cows grazing in the field at What’s the Moos: Cow Talk (North Andover)

21. Family Fun Day at the Beach includes carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, inflatables, obstacle courses, and an evening showing of Moana (Quincy)

22. Have fun with music and fireworks on the beach (Salisbury Beach)

23. Go screen-free with family improv lessons (Somerville)

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