Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend. I'm unfortunately not feeling well so I'm going to get right to it with the Weekly Blueprint -- enjoy! Also, I'm still planning on a Facebook Live broadcast at 12:30pm ET on managing summer freakouts -- tune in at the Boston Mamas Facebook page!


July 17: Shoot Archery on the Lawn and find out why one of the world’s oldest sports is making a comeback (Arlington)

July 17: Go Sea Kayaking on Spectacle Island (Boston)

July 17: Liars & Believers performs Yellow Bird Chase, an original show with music, movement, masks, puppets, and more (Cambridge)

July 17: Search for wildlife like ospreys, piping plovers, diamondback terrapin turtles, and more (Cummaquid)

July 17: Read Apples, discover the history of apples in America, and use the fruit itself to make art during Snack Time in the Orchard (Newton)


July 18: Catch Back to the Future under the stars on the Greenway (Boston)

July 18: The kids rock band Rolie Polie Guacamole performs free at Titus Sparrow Park (Boston)

July 18: Bring a picnic lunch for this week’s Berklee Lunch Session with Karl Marino (Boston)

July 18: City Splash 2017 offers the opportunity to safely swim in the Charles River (Boston)

July 18: Rock out with Karen K and the Jitterbugs at a free daytime or early evening performance (Medford, Newton)

July 18: The Red Sox Showcase brings Fenway Park on the road with a batting cage, pitching stations, a steal 2nd challenge, and a virtual reality experience (Roxbury)

July 18: Get grooving with the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park dance and concert performances (Roxbury)

July 18-22: The Caterpillar Lab takes over at The Discovery Museums (Acton)


July 19: “Music for a Summer Evening” kicks off this free series of concerts in the Hatch Shell (Boston)

July 19: Follow Sammy’s wild ride to prepare his Parisian restaurant for the Grand Buffet at this free Piti Theater Company production (Cambridge)

July 19: Take a free twilight hayride tour of the farm with Steve Verrill (Concord)

July 19: The Red Sox Showcase brings Fenway Park on the road with a batting cage, pitching stations, a steal 2nd challenge, and a virtual reality experience (East Boston)

July 19: The Lowell Summer Music Series continues with free activities, art projects, and concerts for kids (Lowell)

July 19: Train like an astronaut, launch rockets, and create out-of-this-world crafts (North Easton)


July 20: Rock out with Ethan Rossiter and the Jamberries (Arlington)

July 20: Berklee College partners with the ICA to present Harborwalk Sounds (Boston)

July 20: Hoop Troop performances and lessons take over the Children’s Museum in Easton (North Easton)

July 20: Watch Jaws on a big screen under the stars (Somerville)

July 20: Start the weekend early with a free evening concert when Jackie West & Griffin Robillard perform (Somerville)

July 20: Catch a Movies at the Mansion showing of Top Gun (Waltham)


July 21: This week’s Free Friday Flick at the Hatch Shell is The Jungle Book (Boston)

July 21: Take in one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces, the Central Library Courtyard, as it fills with jazzy vocals, African groove, and Caribbean beats when Niu Raza performs a free concert (Boston)

July 21: View the stars, planets, Moon, and more at Astronomy After Hours (Boston)

July 21: Lunch Break on D features Maria Wadman (Boston)

July 21: Listen to a special storytime all about travel (Cambridge)

July 21: Tinker Bell and Captain Hook visit the Paragon Carousel for a special storytime (Hull)

July 21: Giggle and guffaw at the ComedySportz Fast and Funny Improv Comedy Competition (Jamaica Plain)

July 21: Catch Mrs. Doubtfire at this week’s Summer in the Highlands Movie Night (Newton)

July 21: Check out this week’s plethora of Free Fun Fridays opportunities (Various Locations)

July 21-23: It’s time for the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival, the East Coast’s largest gathering of world-renowned sand sculptors and spectators (Revere)

Featured photo by Alain Wong on Unsplash