Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you’re having a fantastic holiday weekend! I’m dropping the Weekly Blueprint a little early for you today as we’re going to be busy with visitors tomorrow. Have a wonderful rest of the long weekend!


September 5: Gather everything you need for tinkering and crafting at a Pop-Up Recycle Shop (Boston)

September 5: Hang out at the Lawn on D for lawn games, food, and more to celebrate Labor Day (Boston)

September 5: Travel back in time to learn how sailors spent their free time at the USS Constitution’s Fun and Games at Sea (Boston)

September 5: Take advantage of the Museum of Science’s extended summer hours one last time (Boston)
September 5: See the Tanglewood Marionettes perform Sleeping Beauty (Brookline)

September 5: It’s the last day to catch Campfire Festival at Club Passim (Cambridge)

September 5: Catch a double feature of Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro (Cambridge)

September 5: The free Bread & Roses Heritage Festival has activities for the whole family and celebrates the arts along with labor and social justice (Lawrence)

September 5: It’s tiki torches and ice cream at Chestnut Hill Farm’s dessert and sunset hike (Southborough)

September 5-9: Get your hands covered with clay in the art studio or get messy with sensory play at the Boston Children’s Museum all week (Boston)

September 5-30: Artist Juan Perez displays new portraits of notables like Hillary Clinton and David Ortiz (South End)


September 6: Bring your young engineer to Tinker Tots for a story and activities that explore science and engineering (Boston)

September 6: The first Tuesday of the month is Travel Tuesday with games, activities, coloring sheets, and more at the Boston Public Library (Boston)

September 6: Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum free today (Boston)

September 6: Join other YA literature fans and meet novelist Erin Petti to learn about her book The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee (Cambridge)

September 6: Let Lauren from Paisley Peacock Body Arts deck you out with glitter tattoos (Charlestown & Mattapan)

September 6: The Brookline Music School heads to The Street for kid-friendly fun (Chestnut Hill)

September 6: Take a free hay wagon ride for an evening farm tour of Verrill Farm and sample freshly picked snacks with Steve Verrill (Concord)

September 6: Take a special babywearing tour of Gore Place (Waltham)

September 6: Try out a free golf clinic for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities (Weston)


September 7: Boston turns 386 today -- join a Founders Trail walking tour and listen for ringing bells at historic churches throughout Boston, Dorchester, and Watertown (Boston)

September 7: Armchair travel with the Bard through a gallery tour of maps, atlases, and illustrations of Shakespeare’s time (Boston)

September 7: Get into the groove with a Baby Dance Party (Boston)

September 7: Learn songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes in Spanish and English at a Bilingual Sing-a-Long (Brighton)

September 7: Craft a paper roll owl and adorn it with markers, stickers, and decorative paper (Dorchester)

September 7: It’s Free First Wednesday at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln)

September 7: Help plant, maintain, and harvest vegetables in the library’s backyard garden (Mattapan)

September 7: Santiago Diaz performs Classical, Romantic, and Latin American guitar (Waltham)

September 7-11: See the best improv, sketch, and standup comedy in the country at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival (Cambridge)

September 7 & 9: Take in two live shows - The Count Me In Circus and The Tale of the Three Little Pigs - at the Boston Children’s Museum (Boston)


September 8: Take in the last Boston Calling Block Party live concert of the summer (Boston)

September 8: Join Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche as she demonstrates how to make healthy meals on a budget (Boston)

September 8: Hear from writers, artists, and leading creative voices at the ICA’s Powerful Words program, in response to violence and injustice (Boston)

September 8: Try out Vinyl Thursday and listen to a record while doing a fun craft (Boston)

September 8: Learn the basics of 3D printing (Boston)

September 8:  Indulge in a tea ceremony and tasting while discovering the music of the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra (East Boston)


September 9: Pitch, hit, and steal second at the Red Sox Showcase (Boston)

September 9: The second Friday of the month is the Boston Children’s Museum’s Block Party (Boston)

September 9: Enjoy a steak feast, killer baked potato bar, and more at this Friday Farm Dinner (Hamilton)

September 9: Have a pint or enjoy some Meyer Lemonade at Mommy’s Pint Out at American Fresh Brewhouse Assembly Row (Somerville)

September 9: Go on a moonlight tour of the mansion and find out what life was like in the 1800’s at Gore Place (Waltham)

September 9-11: It’s Grandparents Weekend at Edaville USA (Carver)