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Easter Events Around Massachusetts!

Happy Easter weekend!   As Easter Sunday approaches, so do all the fun Easter Egg events. Bring your kids to one of the many amazing events going on around Massachusetts! Here are the details for a few of the fun filled events this weekend.

Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt 2015
400 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467
(562) 217-2510
April 4, 2015 (11 am – 3 pm)
Free- Registration required

Story Heights is hosting their 2nd annual special needs Easter egg hunt! Your kids will love taking photos with the Easter Bunny, getting their face painted, searching for eggs and much more. There are even some special events for the Adults as well. While the event is free and open to the public, registration is required online at storyheights.com.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Quincy Market Colonnade, Boston, MA
(617) 523-1300
April 4, 2015 (10 am – 12 pm)
Free- Registration ahead of time is available

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is hosting an Easter eggs Scavenger Hunt! Start the scavenger hunt at the Upper Rotunda in Quincy Market to get the clue sheet and Easter basket. Then use your detective skills to solve the clues and see what businesses are hiding the candy and chocolate filled eggs! A few lucky winners will even get eggs with coupons for prizes!

Easter Party with the Easter Bunny at Jam Time Natick
251 West Central Street, Natick, MA, 01760
(508) 651-2917
April 4, 2015 (10 am – 12 pm), April 5, 2015 (10 am – 12 pm)
Free with price of playground admission

Join the festivities at Jam Time for some Easter filled fun! The party will include arts and crafts tables, events for prizes, tons of sweet snacks and gifts from the Easter Bunny. Come get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny Saturday or Sunday at this awesome event. No reservations are necessary to join in, everything is free with the cost of playground admission.

The 5th Annual Easter EggStravaganza
820 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139
(617) 858-1614
April 4, 2015 (1 pm – 3 pm), April 5, 2015 (1 pm – 3 pm)
Free with Online registration

The Cambridge Y is hosting their best Easter celebration yet! Due to the snowy winter, the event will be held inside this year. – But don’t worry, with more games, music and events than ever before, this will surely be the best Easter party they’ve hosted yet. Come join the fun at the 5th annual Easter EggStravaganza this Saturday afternoon!

The Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt
300 North Main Street, Florence, MA.
413-584-5457
April 4, 2015 (Times vary based on child’s age group)
Free Easter Egg Hunt. Vehicle entry cost $7

Presented by the Northampton Recreation Department, Look Memorial Park and the Florence VFW, this event is the ultimate Easter Egg hunt. Scattered across Look Memorial Park , over 10,000 eggs hide away that contain either candy or a toy! (Children under 2 will receive a snack rather than candy after the hunt.) Before you start the hunt, make sure you grab a map to navigate, and be sure to bring a sturdy basket to hold all the prize filled eggs!

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Events In Massachusetts This March

flowers

We’ve almost made it to spring, and that deserves a celebration, don’t you think?  With only a few short weeks left of winter, we’re all looking forward to warmer weather and longer days, and that means more time to have fun and go to awesome events!  We know that when people think of events in March, Saint Patrick’s Day comes to mind, and don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about that special day, but it will be getting its own event posting later this month.  In the mean time, check out all of the other events going on across the state this March!

Boston Flower and Garden Show – This is the perfect event to get you ready for spring!  Take in the beautiful sights and smells of the Boston Flower and Garden Show at the Seaport World Trade Center from March 12th-16th.  This year’s theme is “Romance in the Garden” and there will be garden writers, landscaping professionals,master gardeners, and local chefs will all be on hand for daily lectures, demonstrations, floral arranging workshops, children’s activities, and cooking demonstrations.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and $17 for seniors and are valid for one day only.  Don’t miss out on this fun event, it’s perfect for friends, families, or even a romantic outing, and is a great way to kick off spring!

Worcester Boat Show – This is another great event to get you ready for warmer weather!  Head to the DCU Center in Worcester from March 14th-16th for the Worcester Boat Show!  Whether you own your own boat or are dreaming of it one day in the future, you won’t want to miss this event.  All of the latest 2014 models will be on display, there will fishing boats, pontoon boats, sports boats, boating accessories, and much more.  You can touch and experience each boat to find your favorite, and if you’re in the market to purchase a boat you’ll want to take advantage of the special show prices and manufacturers incentives.  Tickets are $10 for adults and children 16 and under are admitted free as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Paradise City Arts Festival – If you’re an art lover, this is the event for you.  There will be over 175 artists and their creations on display during this elegant event, and the diverse creations are guaranteed to catch your eye.  There will be a variety of different pieces, all showcasing the talent and innovation of American craftsmanship.  This event will be at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough from March 21st-23rd.  Ticket prices vary but if you plan on going more that one day, you’ll definitely want to purchase their three day pass for $16.  If you’ve been trying to expand your cultural horizons and do something new, this is the event for you.

Dine Out Boston – If there’s a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try in the Boston area, you’re in luck!  Dine Out Boston takes place once a year and gives diners the opportunity to sample prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner from participating restaurants.  Prices for lunch are either $15, $20, or $25, and dinner prices can be $28, $33, or $38, depending on what you order.  Prices are per person and do not include drinks, tax, or gratuity.  Sample meals from chain restaurants, locally owned bistros, from tapas to Italian, Mexican to sushi, Asian food to seafood, and much more as options you won’t know where to start!  Luckily you have a few days to take advantage of this event, it’s going on from March 16th-21st, and March 23rd – 28th.  For a full list of participating restaurants, click here.

These events will make the last few weeks of winter fly by, so get out and about and enjoy!

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November Events!

faneuil tree

November is a fun month of the year, at the beginning we get to continue celebrating fall and all it has to offer, and towards the end of the month we begin looking forward to Christmas!  There’s a fun mix of events going on this month, and we’ve found some of the best ones in the Bay State!  November will come and go before you know it, so don’t miss your chance to take advantage of these events!

Fall Restaurant Week In Salem – If you’re a food lover, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this event!  Try the best local cuisine in Salem for a discounted price from November 3-7 and 10-14.  Participating restaurants will be offering either a two course ($18), or three course ($28), prix-fixe dinner menu.  Whether you like classic American food, steak , seafood, or ethnic dishes, you will have plenty of options to choose from!  There will be multiple appetizer, entree, and even dessert options on each menu, and reservations are recommended.  When contacting the restaurant, be sure to mention Restaurant Week.

Apples and Wine Festival – Taking place at Russell Orchards in Ipswich, this event has something for every member of your family!  From hayrides, apple crisp, cider pressing demonstrations, apple samples, and caramel apple dipping to a wine tasting for those over 21, this event is fun for all ages.  The event will be November 9th and 10th from 11 AM – 4 PM.  The cost of the wine tasting is $20 per person and includes 24 tastes of their award-winning hard ciders and fruit wines, select gourmet food pairings, wristband, and a signature glass to take home.  Reservations for the wine tasting are recommended.

Blink! A Light & Sound Extravaganza – This festive holiday event takes place in Faneuil Hall in Boston on Saturday, November 23.  Festivities begin at 12 noon with the arrival of Santa, a performance from “A Christmas Story”, and tons of additional live entertainment.  There will be dancers, music, and much more throughout the day, all leading up to the lighting ceremony which will be from 7:30 PM – 8 PM and will feature performances from the Boston Pops, and Grammy Award-Winning singer Paula Cole.  Mayor Menino will be the one to flip the switch and a portion of the ceremony will include a tribute to the long-time mayor of Boston.  Once the switch has been flipped, over 30,000 lights will illuminate the tree along with an additional 350,000 lights throughout Faneuil.  Don’t miss out on this holiday extravaganza in the city!

Lowell City Of Lights Parade And Holiday Celebration – Taking place on Saturday, November 30th, in downtown Lowell, this is event will be a fun way to celebrate the holiday season.  Festivities begin at 11 AM with holiday shopping, live performances, pictures with Santa, trolley tours, and the Annual Hot Chocolate Competition!  These festivities all lead up to the main event, the City of Lights Parade and City Hall Lighting!  Spend the day with friends and family and enjoy the start of the holiday season!

All of these events are perfect for friends or the whole family!  Kick off the holiday season and enjoy these fun filled celebrations!

Looking for Plans This Month? We’ve Got You Covered!

We recently posted a bunch of events taking place for free this March, but for those that have a few extra dollars to spend, today we’re listing the top events going on in Massachusetts all this month!

Dr. Seuss is responsible for many classic children’s stories which is why kids will love going to his 108th Birthday Celebration in Springfield, MA this Sunday, March 3rd. Activities for the day include scavenger hunts, Cat in the Hat games from PBS kids, cake contest, and a meeting with the Cat in the Hat himself! http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/calendar/view/1895-dr_seuss_birthday_celebration/03-03-2012

We have all heard of the Boston Massacre, but on Sunday, March 10 you have the chance to see it for yourself! The Bostonian Society is performing their annual reenactment of the massacre in front of the Old State House where the original Boston Massacre actually took place. This event begins at 7PM and is about an hour long. Don’t miss this display of Massachusetts history that was a turning point in the American Revolution! http://www.bostonhistory.org/?s=osh&p=calendar

There’s no better excuse to go out than for a good cause! The 21st Annual Casino Royale takes place March 10 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston and all proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Guests are invited to enjoy dancing, live music, a silent auction, and casino gambling! Who wouldn’t enjoy that? Tickets are $75 and include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. VIP tickets are also available and guests of this event receive a special room rate at the Seaport Hotel. This is a very worthy cause to come out and support while also enjoying a night of great food and entertainment! http://www.cff.org/Chapters/mass-ri/index.cfm?id=19655&event=1965

One of Boston’s most popular attractions is the New England Aquarium. Popular with both children and adults, the aquarium is home to different species of animals including the African penguin which was declared an endangered species in 2010. These animals are a staple of the aquarium and one of the most popular exhibits. Recently, Paul Leonard, Senior Penguin Biologist and Johanna Blasi, Senior Educator, New England Aquarium traveled to South Africa to research and care for these animals and are sharing their experiences in a lecture series at the aquarium Thursday, March 15 at 7PM. Guests must pre-register for this event which is sure to be popular with both children and adults alike. http://www.neaq.org/education_and_activities/programs_and_classes/aquarium_lecture_series/index.php

Who doesn’t love a good concert? Those of us celebrating St Patrick’s Day this year should look into the Dropkick Murphy’s concert taking place on St Patrick’s Day itself in Lowell, MA. The Dropkick Murphy’s are one of the most popular Irish Rock bands in the country and began in Quincy, MA in 1996. They have created many hit songs including “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” which was featured in the hit movie “The Departed”. This concert is guaranteed to be a great time and tickets are very reasonably priced.
http://www.dropkickmurphys.com/tour/

Besides New York, Boston has one of the largest theater programs in the country and hosts many plays and talented artists throughout the year. Being performed is Les Miserables, one of the longest running Broadway plays in history and it is coming to the Boston Opera House from March 13 – April 1! Be sure to check out this touching story of love, justice, and sorrow while it’s here! http://www.lesmiserables2011.com/Tickets.aspx?City=Boston

It’s that time of year again, Restaurant week is here! Many of us look forward to this event all year as popular restaurants across the city offer affordable dining prices and 3 course prix fixed menus from March 18-30. Over 200 restaurants are participating including both chain restaurants and popular local spots. www.bostonusa.com/visit/restaurantweek/

Whether you are looking to soak up some history, support a good cause, enjoy a delicious meal, or celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got you covered with this list of awesome events going on this month. If you attend one of these events, be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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