Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you are enjoying a great weekend! It's been such a wonderful, restful one here. If you're looking for something to do this week, check out this great roundup of ideas, including lots of wonderful ways to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. tomorrow. 


January 15: Craft flags and create little friends at this Children of the World Doll Making workshop (Arlington)

January 15: The annual Family Film Festival: Where Stories Come Alive! concludes (Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge)

January 15: Attend the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s free annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Celebration Tribute Concert at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

January 15: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum hosts its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with a plethora of community-building activities and performances (Boston)

January 15: The Boston Children’s Chorus performs their 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. tribute concert, “Take My Hand” (Boston)

January 15: It’s time for the Morningstar Access Program at the Boston Children’s Museum, when children with special needs can visit at a time when there are only a few other visitors (Boston)

January 15: Join Project STEP for a free evening of music, reflection, and community honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy (Boston)

January 15: At the MFA’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Open House, admission and all activities are free--take in live performances, admire work by local youth, and participate in hands-on family art-making activities (Boston)

January 15: Enjoy free admission to the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo (Boston, Stoneham)

January 15: Take in a puppet performance of The Bremen Town Musicians (Brookline)

January 15: Families can volunteer at the Many Helping Hands MLK Day of Service to celebrate and honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy (Cambridge)

January 15: Head to Weir River Farm for a self-guided Reindeer Quest (Hingham)

January 15: The Great DuBois is a fast-paced, all-ages variety show featuring feats of juggling, aerial entertainment, circus stunts, magic, and comedy (Newton)

January 15: Celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life by creating a community art project puzzle, adding a wish for peace to a dove garland, crafting a mosaic to take home, and participating in many more thoughtful, creative, fun activities (North Easton)

January 15: Take in free musical performances by El Sistema and the World Percussion Ensemble, as well as readings by winners of the town’s student essay contest at the One Somerville Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (Somerville)

January 15: The Spellman Museum hosts a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., with a special Black History exhibit and numerous hands-on activities and take homes involving stamps (Weston)


January 16: Kids aged 9-13 explore technology, use their creativity, and have fun on Tween Tuesday (Boston)

January 16: On the Move is a free winter indoor movement program with songs, stories, snacks, and more (Brockton)

January 16: Having a Baby helps expecting parents budget for expenses from diapers to daycare (Brookline)

January 16: Young roboticists build and program a LEGO alligator with help from Einstein’s Workshop at A is for Atrium (Watertown)


January 17: Move and groove at this Baby Dance Party (Boston)

January 17: Code programs, create video games, and develop simple animations during Teen Tech Club: Scratch with Empow Studios (Boston)

January 17: Read Snowflake Bentley and make snow globes to take home (Jamaica Plain)

January 17: Spend the morning enjoying a story and craft at this special Feed the Birds Storytime (North Andover)


January 18: Discover the many responsibilities of caring for pets and people during a visit with Abby the Therapy Dog (Acton)

January 18: At Towering Tots, read a STEM-themed story then build with giant blocks (Mattapan)

January 18: Learn about snowflakes and the many fun things you can do in the snow (Milton)

January 18: Attend this Positive Parenting Workshop to learn new approaches to discipline (Newton)


January 19: It’s Penguin Day at the Curious George Store (Cambridge)

January 19: Head to Weir River Farm for a self-guided Reindeer Quest (Hingham)

January 19: Wild by the Fire: Winter Rabbit teaches tracking tips to discover who is out and about, above and below the snow (Lincoln)

January 19-21: The Academy of The Company Theatre (A.C.T.) Teen Conservatory presents Cole Porter’s Anything Goes (Norwell)

Featured photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash