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July 2019

Family Hike: Pollinators

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll seek out the wonderful insects that visit flowers for pollen and nectar. Go on a StoryWalk, get a tattoo, and look at bumblebees and honeybees in a bug box! Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten. In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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Meet & Greet Giveback Anniversary Festival

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Franklin Park Playstead Field, Playstead Road
Roxbury, 02119
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Free

Join TCGT Entertainment in celebrating 10 years of excellence with a FREE neighborhood festival! We want to bring some fun back into the summer for the community with a neighborhood celebration in the park for Boston families! We're bringing an array of artists from various mediums to Playstead Field so they can share the passion with the community of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan in Boston, MA. JULY 27TH, 2019 12PM-5PM PLAYSTEAD FIELD @ FRANKLIN PARK Parking is limited; we recommend…

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Catch Some Rays! – Solar Energy

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Arnold Arboretum Staff and Volunteers Sunday, July 28,  2:00pm-4:00pm Location: Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Lawn This is part of the new Science in Our Park Series. Come to the Arnold Arboretum and be a scientist! Get your hands onto scientific tools, use your observation skills and share your findings with others. Catch Some Rays will let you harness the power of the sun. Help to create solar ovens, test the ability of various garden bed coverings to keep roots cool, and plant a…

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Summer on the Emerald Necklace: Metropolitan Wind Symphony

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pinebank Promontory Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States + Google Map

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy presents the Metropolitan Wind Symphony at Summer on the Emerald Necklace! The Metropolitan Wind Symphony was founded by Jerry Gardner in 1971, and was awarded the prestigious 2015 Sudler Silver Scroll Award for Community Concert Bands by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. The Symphony is made up of over 60 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists who audition for membership and seating. MetWinds presents formal performances of traditional and contemporary wind band literature, as well as…

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August 2019

First Responders Day

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Franklin Park Zoo is proud to honor those who risk their lives to keep our community safe. On Saturday, August 3, first responders will receive FREE admission to the Zoo. Accompanying family members will receive $5 off admission, up to five people. First responders include employees of an emergency service who are likely to be among the first people to assist at the scene of an emergency such as an accident or natural disaster. This would include personnel such as…

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Celebrate World Lion Day at Franklin Park Zoo

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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For ticket information, visit www.franklinparkzoo.org.

In honor of World Lion Day on August 10, visitors to Franklin Park Zoo will have the opportunity to learn more about these majestic animals and why conservation efforts on their behalf are so important. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to see 10-year-old lion brothers Dinari and Kamaia at the lion exhibit located within Kalahari Kingdom. There will be lion themed crafts and activities for children, as well as the opportunity to learn more about these incredible animals…

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Family Hike: The Forest is Calling

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll visit a nearby forest inside the Arboretum and learn what plants and animals live there. Play with forest puppets, get a tattoo, and read a StoryWalk ®. Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten. In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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The Caterpillar Lab visits the Arnold Arboretum!

August 22 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 5:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Free

August 22 through August 26, 10:00am-5:00pm every day The Caterpillar Lab, from Keene, NH, comes to the Arnold Arboretum for 5 days of astonishing exhibits. Explore the captivating world of caterpillars on a whole new level.There will be live caterpillars, cocoons, hatched eggs, shed skins and much more. Visitors of all ages will be amazed. For more information and to contact us email arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu or call 617.384.5209.

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