Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’re having a great week! I have a busy day on tap so I’m going to get right to it. Enjoy this roundup of 38 events, lovingly curated for your consideration. So much to do this weekend – hooray!

1. The 10th Annual Allston Village Street Fair Festival features multicultural performances, amusements, arts, crafts, and food (Allston)

2. Have a happy harvest at Amherst’s 30th Annual Apple Harvest Festival, with local food and lots of apples (Amherst)

3. Grab a backpack and join forces with scientists, students, and teachers to discover and document the flora and fauna of the Boston Harbor Islands (Boston)

4. Franklin Park Zoo hosts the fourth annual Run Wild 5K Road Race for all ages (Boston)

5. “All Things Animal” opens at the Boston Children’s Museum (Boston)

6. The last Saturday of the month means a Play Date at the ICA (Boston)

7. Einstein’s Workshop comes to the Boston Children’s Museum (Boston)

8. The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is Boston's biggest block party (Boston)

9. Kids Really Rock Festival brings together top family bands for dancing, music and hands‐on art activities (Boston)

10. Hear Joan Gatturna’s Rachel Revere: A Revolutionary Woman, a dramatic account of a woman’s struggle to hold home and family together through war, blockades, and shortages (Boston)

11. It’s Opening Weekend as Fancy Nancy The Musical returns to the Boston area (Beverly)

12. Stop by the South Shore Plaza’s Family Health & Wellness Expo for free screenings, health checks, and more (Braintree)

13. The Fall Fairytale Festival continues at Puppet Showplace Theater with Beauty and the Beast (Brookline)

14. Check out a couple of family-friendly movies at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline)

15. Explore kinetic sculptures and chain reactions with MIT Museum’s Idea Hub (Cambridge)

16. Meet favorite YA authors at the Boston Teen Author Festival (Cambridge)

17. Take advantage of free admission at the Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge)

18. It’s not too late to join or support the 2016 Walk for Living to benefit the ALS and MS Residences at the Leonard Florence Center (Chelsea)

19. Meet Mitch Krpata, author of the new graphic novel Poptropica 2: The Lost Expedition (Dedham)

20. Grotonfest features live performances and kids’ activities (Groton)

21. Local artisans share their jewelry, ceramics, glassware, wood items, fiber arts, and more at the Fruitland Museum’s Craft Festival (Harvard)

22. Celebrate the New Year by practicing hands-on Tz'ar Ba'alei Chayim (kindness to animals) (Holliston)

23. Stroll through a historic village where hayrides, children’s activities, and live music await at The Lenox Apple Squeeze and Harvest Festival (Lenox)

24. Take a family-friendly bicycle ride through Great Meadows and the Minute Man Trail (Lexington)

25. Sample small batch, local yogurt made with farm-fresh milk, sweet honey, and real fruit at Wilson Farm (Lexington)

26. The Mystic River Celebration brings together more than twenty live performances and artists (Medford)

27. Participate in a free songwriting workshop (Needham)

28. Take part in pumpkin painting, cupcake decorating, live animal demonstrations - owls, rabbits, and honeybees - plus a bbq and local artisans at Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary’s Fall Fair (Norfolk)

29. Smolak Farms celebrates the apple harvest with ice cream, hayrides, a corn maze, and of course, apple picking (North Andover)

30. Trails and Sails offers guided walks and water sports (Salem)

31. It’s time for the annual Fluff Festival (Somerville)

32. Head to Ningjago Weekend at LEGOLAND® for a scavenger hunt, build challenge, Ninjago Training Camp, and more (Somerville)

33. It’s Cars and Critters at the Stone Zoo (Stoneham)

34. Explore the history of cider-making in New England (Sturbridge)

35. Go on a family walk through Prospect Park (Waltham)

36. Celebrate Autumn with the Annual Fall Festival at Gore Place (Waltham)

37. Waltham Farm Day offers tractor climbing, face painting, dig-your-own carrots, veggie tasting, live music, arts, crafts, games, and more (Waltham)

38. Stop by Faire on the Square for live music, food, and activities (Watertown)