Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend! If you're looking for something to do this week, check out this curated roundup via the Weekly Blueprint! Also, join me tomorrow at 12:30pm ET on the Boston Mamas Facebook page for a live broadcast on less-stress back-to-school prep!


August 14: Go Sea Kayaking on Spectacle Island (Boston)

August 14: Explore the region’s diverse architecture at Summer in the City (Boston)

August 14: Storks shows up on a big screen at Doherty Playground (Charlestown)

August 14: Walk across the mudflats to Crowninsheild Island to search for tiny fish, hermit crabs, periwinkles, and other sea creatures, then preserve memories by creating a beach collage (Marblehead)


August 15: Celebrate Wampanoag stories, music, dance, and culture at the Mary Baker Eddy Library’s One World program (Boston)

August 15: Nature walks, beach exploration, storytelling, arts, and crafts await at Spectacle Island’s Kidleidoscope (Boston)

August 15: Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park welcomes Midnight Crew All-Star Review (Boston)

August 15: Rock out at a free Wayne Potash performance for kids (Boston)

August 15: Beat the heat with this free showing of Moana (Brockton)

August 15: Boldly go where no puppet has gone before as Rosalita’s Puppets travel by spaceship to a planet inhabited by robots (Cambridge)

August 15: Rock out with Alastair Moock (Medford)

August 15: Join a Drum Circle in the Park (Roslindale)


August 16: Get creative with a free Kids’ Art workshop (Boston)

August 16: This week’s free Hatch Shell orchestral offering features Longwood Symphony performing A Night in Vienna (Boston)

August 16: Find out what lies beneath the waves during Beach and Below’s guided beach exploration and touch tank activities (Boston)

August 16: Venezuelan Project performs a Concert in the Courtyard (Boston)

August 16: Enjoy an hour with storyteller Doria Hughes (Cambridge)

August 16: Green City Growers perform at Derby Street’s Summer Kid Series (Hingham)

August 16: Harvest, chop, brine, and sample dilly beans, piccalilli, and chow-chows during this Pickle Party (Lincoln)

August 16: Dance along with the Bubble Music Man (North Easton)


August 17: Ben Rudnick and Friends perform a concert on the lawn at Robbins (Arlington)

August 17: Do Kids Yoga on the Farm with Goats (Bedford)

August 17: New England Aquarium Lobsters come to the library (Boston)

August 17: Harborwalk Sounds features Niu Raza, whose sound is full, mature, and alluring (Boston)

August 17: The North End’s Annual Fisherman’s Feast begins (Boston)

August 17: Go on a Family Tree Leaf Scavenger Hunt at Maher Park (Cambridge)

August 17: Participate in the Annual Monarch Butterfly Release (Cambridge)

August 17: Catch E.T. The Extraterrestrial under the stars (Dorchester)

August 17: Enjoy food trucks, music, and kids’ activities at the Loring-Greenough House (Jamaica Plain)

August 17: Check out The Secret Life of Pets on the big screen (Somerville)

August 17: Watch Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows at the beach (Weymouth)

August 17-20: The 107th Annual Fisherman’s Feast begins in the North End (Boston)


August 18: Night Tree performs, combining Celtic, Swedish, Jewish, and American folk music traditions (Boston)

August 18: This week’s free Friday Flick at the Hatch Shell is Dr. Strange (Boston)

August 18: It’s Houses and Homes Day for story time at the Curious George Store (Cambridge)

August 18: Ariel arrives for Storytime at the Paragon Carousel (Hull)

August 18: Take a Family Dusk Paddle and leisurely canoe  along the Ipswich River while looking for otters, minks, beaver, owls, bats, and more (Ipswich)

August 18: Catch the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids under the stars (Newton)

August 18: Take advantage of this week’s Free Fun Friday offerings (Various Locations)

August 18-27: The Marshfield Fair celebrates 150 years of the American county fair tradition (Marshfield)

Featured photo by Dominik QN on Unsplash