Author: Family Friendly Boston

Greg Page, the Original Yellow Wiggle, is Back, with Boston-Area Shows

Greg Page, the original Yellow Wiggle, is back with the Wiggles after dealing with a serious illness, and they are celebrating with a concert tour.  The concert, which is likely to be very popular, will be in the Boston area for two days – Hyannis on August 15, 2012 and Cohasset on August 16, 2012. Tickets go on sale on Friday May 11 Presale information to be released in early...

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13th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup

The 13th annual Earth Day Charles River cleanup involves volunteers picking up trash at over 100 different cleanup sites along the Charles River and its tributaries. More than 3,000 volunteers are expected at the Odwalla-sponsored event, and each volunteer can expect to receive a commemorative t-shirt, cleanup supplies (including gloves and trash bags) and Odwalla Bars to keep them satisfied and focused on improving the health and beauty of the Charles River. The family friendly event is open to the public, and individuals are welcome to show up on Saturday, no reservation needed, at any of ten different drop-in sites. The full list of drop-in sites can be found here. Check-in time is 9 am, and the event ends at noon. Can’t make it to the event? You can still support the environment in Boston by voting for one of the four Boston-area projects nominated in Odwalla’s Plant a Tree program. The 10 projects with the most votes will be awarded a $10,000 grant to purchase new trees to be planted this fall. Voting is free and runs through May 30 at www.Odwalla.com/plantatree. With enough votes, all four projects in the Boston-area could end up receiving grants! Date: Saturday, April 21 Time: 9 am – 12 pm Cost: Free Sponsored...

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Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine Comes to Boston

If you’ve got a little one, Elmo is probably a fixture in your home.  For all of those families with mini Sesame Street fans, Sesame Street Live – 1-2-3 is coming to Boston’s Agganis Arena with a few shows. Dates: April 20-22nd Times: Vary Buy Tickets: Agganis Arena Website...

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L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Day

My family loves L.L. Bean, especially that signature boot that sits outside their flagship store in Freeport, Maine.  So, this family-friendly event taking place on April 14th, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m on the Boston Common (Corner of Boylston & Tremont Streets) looks like it’ll be a lot of fun. Here are the details, from their press materials: “With the Bootmobile as the backdrop, expert guides from L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools® will lead various family-friendly – and free – outdoor activities on the Common. Participants will have the chance to try their hand at fly-casting, knot-tying and...

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8 Things to Do With Your Kids Over April School Vacation in Boston

Next week is school vacation week for many schools in the Boston area.  Are you looking for fun stuff to do in Boston to keep your kids busy and yourself sane?  Here are ten suggestions for entertaining your kids in the Greater Boston area this spring vacation! Cheer on the Boston Red Sox – they are home all week! Visit the New England Aquarium for Aqua Kids Family Day on Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Watch the Boston Marathon on Patriot’s Day. Expose your children to the arts at the Cogan Family Foundation Vacation Week Adventures at the Museum of Fine Arts (the museum is closed on Monday, Patriot’s Day). Watch the New England Revolution on April 14th at Gillette Stadium. Take your 8-12 year old daughter to the SMART Gals, Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers at the Discovery Museums.  (sign up by April 16th) Catch a show at the Puppet Showplace Theater – Jack and the Beanstalk the first half of the week, and The Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus at the end of the week. Take advantage of the nice weather to visit one of our fabulous local zoos (including Southwick, which opens April 14th for the season). For more things to do in Boston with kids, check out our Boston event calendar, which is always updated!...

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