Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend! I am just back from vacation (briefly, just to post this roundup!) -- it was GLORIOUS to be away and if you'd like to see some pictures, check out my Instagram feed. And now, if you're looking for something to do this week, enjoy this roundup!


July 31: Find out what Habitat does to keep the goats healthy and happy (Belmont)

July 31: Go Sea Kayaking around Spectacle Island (Boston)

July 31: Dress-Up at the Homestead with historical clothing, clothing design, and a reading of Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Newton)

July 31-August 4: Enjoy batting cages, pitching stations, base-stealing contests, giant Jenga, and virtual reality at this Red Sox Showcase (Various Locations)

July 31-August 4: Read Boston brings storytelling and free books on the road (Various Locations)


August 1: Rock out with Matt Heaton (Boston)

August 1: Nature walks, beach exploration, storytelling, arts, and crafts await at Spectacle Island’s Kidleidoscope (Boston)

August 1: Athene Wilson & Friends showcase their gorgeous vocal stylings at this free concert (Boston)

August 1: Celebrate Filipino arts and culture at the Mary Baker Eddy Library’s One World program (Boston)

August 1: Vanessa Trien & the Jumping Monkeys perform free (Medford)

August 1: Enjoy pizza, punch, and paint outdoors with a giant 3D hands-on art activity (North Easton)

August 1: Check out Fire and Police Department demonstrations, a presentation from the State Police K-9 unit, live performances, and youth activities and games at National Night Out (Somerville)


August 2: Listen to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Hatch Shell (Boston)

August 2: Explore what lies beneath the waves during Beach and Below’s guided beach exploration and touch tank activities (Boston)

August 2: Get creative with a free Kids’ Art workshop (Boston)

August 2: Groove and move to the blues, country, and old-school rock sounds of Loose Change (Newton)

August 2: Clown around with Awesome Robb the Magician (North Easton)

August 2: Jam to the beats of Master drummer Tony Fonseca and play along with his drum circle (North Easton)


August 3: Harborwalk Sounds features Mais 55, Brazilian music with high energy (Boston)

August 3: Enjoy food, music, and kids activities at the Loring-Greenough House (Jamaica Plain)

August 3: Stacey Peasley performs free (Lowell)

August 3: Catch Finding Dory under the stars (Somerville)

August 3: See Sing! at the beach (Weymouth)


August 4: Experiment with ice (Acton)

August 4: First Friday Nights are free at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

August 4: Create delicious Challah to take home for Shabbat, sing-along with musical instruments, and enjoy a special storytime (Brookline)

August 4: Join the folks from #popscope and use a telescope to look for stars, planets, and other features of the night sky (Boston)

August 4: Catch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them under the stars (Boston)

August 4: Princess Anna arrives for Storytime at the Paragon Carousel (Hull)

August 4: Check out this week’s Free Fun Friday offerings (Various Locations)

August 4-6: The Salem Maritime Festival celebrates maritime history with live music, free harbor cruises, and opportunities to cruise, sail, paddle, and row (Salem)

Featured photo by Jarren Simmons on Unsplash