North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! From fruit to chocolate, shakes are fun any time of the day. We’ll teach you how to combine different  flavors – or even swirl in a fruit sauce or add a crunchy topping. Sign up now!

 

The Salem Farmer's Market bring the goodness of local farm to downtown Salem!

The Salem Farmers' Market brings fresh local produce and other foods from North Shore farms and other local resources to downtown Salem every Thursday! It's a great place to come find healthy choices for your family's dietary needs, as well as meet local crafts people and artisans! This is a great community resource that strengthens social bonds and interactions, and helps local food producers by creating a direct to consumer channel for their produce and other goods! Come join the fun and experience one of the best farmer's markets on the North Shore!

 

Boston Ballet School Northshore Studio at Van Otterloo YMCA

Boston Ballet School North Shore Studios invites you to an Open House on Thursday, July 24, from 1-3 p.m. See the BBS state-of-the-art studios located in the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA and learn about the many programs for children and adults.

 

Kids will have a hands- on learning experience with Joppa Flats Education Center

The YWCA Greater Newburyport and Newburyport Development invite you to the 3rd performance of the 2nd Annual YWCA Greater Newburyport Summer Fun Series, featuring an interactive live touch tank experience with Joppa Alive, a program by Joppa Flats Education Center. Kids will love the chance to touch indigenous creature fresh from the Gulf of Maine as they learn about their habitats, diets and survival skills! This family-style program is Free and open to the public, though reservations are recommended and donations are appreciated.

 

See Ventriloquist Al Getler at the Rockport Farmers Market

Ventriloquist Al Getler will put on a free show at the June 26 Rockport Farmers' Market! Come enjoy a fun family friendly performance in quinessential New England setting! “At the core, I am a family entertainer. I love seeing both kids and their parents laugh together. In the end, everyone walks away from a live show a bit happier,” said Getler.

 

The MIT Dome Copyright 2007 Eric Baetscher. Open Course Ware FREE.

Did you know that MIT offers a huge catalog of free online courses where you can dive right in and start expanding your horizons right the comfort of your own home? They offer over 2000 courses ranging from Sciences & Humantities to Management & Engineering. The courses are open to anybody who wishes to try them. MIT has also developed a course selection for teens looking to get a taste of what MIT has to offer, become better students and help them prepare for their AP exams.

 

Middleton Farmers Market has the North Shore Covered with fresh fruit and vegeta

The Market features 20-25 vendors. All the vendors are local and include organic farms that sell fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, meat, eggs, fish and a variety of prepared foods. You'll also find handmade crafts from local artists. Meet the farmers, take in the  fun community atmosphere.  Events include music, face painting, balloons, and a magician. Follow on Facebook to find the latest happenings.

 

This parent/child walkabout focuses on tidal pool creatures and habitat.

We will be exploring the tide-pools of Sandy Point to learn about the relationships between the water, plants, and animals that live in this habitat. We will learn how to search and handle a wide variety of intertidal animals including  snails, mussels, crabs, and other small invertebrates. We plan to play a game that shows what life in a tide-pool is like, sing some songs and get a little wet too!

 

Lynnfield MA, Market Street family entertainment, Things to do, events for famil

Bring your dancing shoes and come out and enjoy the company of family, friends and neighbors every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. at MarketStreet Lynnfield's Music in the Square. Enjoy a new style of music each week until August 21st. The outdoor musical concert series is great time for families, friends and neighbors to meet up and enjoy the summer season together and the kids always enjoy meeting new friends.

July 24 – The ThrowDown Band (Blues)
July 31 – Horizon and the Horns (Boston Cover Band)
August 7 – Ryan Brooks Kelly Band (Country) - Opening act for Keith Urban
August 14 – Studio Two (Beatles Tribute Band)
August 21 – The Shana Stack Band (Country) - New England Music Award Winner - Country Act of the Year

Weather permitting. Rain date on Friday.

 

Enjoy Lobster at the Beach in Rockportat the 16th annual lobsterfest!

What could be better than enjoying a lobster dinner at the beach with your family while helping a worthy cause? Rockport Rotary's Lobsterfest is a unique outdoor dining event held each summer at the American Legion Hall and bandstand in Rockport (on Beach Street, opposite Back Beach). Proceeds benefit local community service projects and the club's scholarship fund.

Location: Back Beach

 

Come watch a FREE showing of back to the Future on the Water in Gloucester

Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!

 

The Waldorf School Story Hour offers a parentsa chance to check out the school

The Cape Ann Waldorf School has designed their story hour specifically to inspire a love of learning in young children, and offers a chance for parents to experience the Waldorf Summer Program first hand. Our Story Hour experiences are tied closely to the school's mission. Teachers strive to educate the whole child - head, heart, and hands - to develop each child's gifts to their fullest potential. Children learn in a natural, experiential, and age-appropriate manner so that learning is meaningful, satisfying, and joyful.

 

YMCA Summer Camp, Summer Programs for kids north of Boston. Beverly MA

Friends, Fun & Summer Sun - YMCA of the North Shore Summer Camps
Build friendships and memories to last a lifetime! YMCA of the North Shore camps offer a variety of experiences for children of all ages.

 

Tour d'Elegance public display is FREE and open to the public

Praised by car aficionados as one of the best shows in New England, the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance is a boutique car show that also serves as a fundraiser for scholarships at Endicott College. The show attracts car owners and crowds from across New England and has become the prime classic car event of the summer. Part of the Concours d'Elegance weekend includes the Tour d'Elegance on Saturday, a tour of the most elegant cars in existence today that winds along the Coastal Scenic Byway from Beverly to Newburyport and back.

 

Hula Hoops are healthy and fun! Come find out for yourself at Sawyer Free Librar

Kids will learn all about Hula Hooping at Sawyer Free Library. Pinto Bella Hula Hoops will have a live demonstration where kids will learn the history of hula hoops, the benefits of the activity and how to do it properly! Kids will then have a chance to try for themselves, and then join iun on organized games and use teamwork to see how fun and energizing Hula Hooping can be! For kids in grades K-5!

 

Take a guided kayak paddle to Choate Island with the Trustees of Reservations!

Join us for an afternoon kayak paddle, followed by a leisurely walking tour of Choate Island. We’ll stop in to view the Proctor Barn and the Choate House, then continue on to the highest point on the island where Cornelius and Miné Crane are buried. After taking in the breathtaking views of the marsh and Essex Bay, we’ll make our way back to the Proctor Barn for a delicious picnic supper catered by Ferreira Foods.

 

The Annual Firefighters Roadrace has a kids <16 category and prizes.

Come try to defeat Lynn Fire as they defend their claim to the Firefighters Perpetual Team Trophy for the 2nd Year in a row! Run to benefit the Hamilton Fire Department Relief Association which is a non-profit organization set up to help firefighters and their families in times of tragedy or distress.

 

Hikin' Kids is designed to acclimate kids to the forest environment!

This program is for pre-K level. This is a basic introduction to the forest and a short hike to acclimate children to the outdoors. Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera.

 

Amanda Armstrong Sothebyls By the Sea Realtor. Best Realtor NorthShore MA

This fabulous, contemporary Colonial with open and bright floor plan. New gourmet kitchen with high end stainless steel appliances including 6 burner Wolf range, warming drawer, pot rack, and wine cooler, spacious granite island with large eat in area, plenty of storage and shelving.

 

This "kids" only race has all the bells and whistles of a full scale adult road race with t-shirts, post race refreshments and more! Participants can run in the 1/2 mile, 1 mile, or both! Trophy to top male and female finishers; medals to top three in each age group, ribbons to all finishers. Age groups are broken up into the following order: 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14. This program is a collaboration between Marblehead Recreation and Parks and The Wicked Running Club. RaceAll registrations must take place at Marblehead Recreation and Parks.

 

Marblehead Recreation's Movie at Seaside Park will feature Disney's Frozen!

The whole community is invited to Marblehead Recreation Department's Summer Movies @ Seaside Park! Bring the entire family and enjoy a night under the stars while watching your favorite movie stars on the big screen. There will also be some really fun treats for the kids, carival type games, and prizes! All movies will either by rated G or Rated PG-13. On July 24th, the movie will be none other than FROZEN! The movie will begin at approximately 8:30 PM.

Location: Seaside Park

 

Tour the Newburyport Coast Guard station as part of Yankee Homecoming

The Coast Guard Station in Newburyport stands as a testament to over 100 years of service to the opening of the Merrimack River and the coastal regions from the North Shore to Portsmouth, NH. All are invited for a special tour of the facility and get a close-up look at the inner workings of this very busy station.

 

The Revolutionary War Was the first of many for Newburyport!

Join us in celebration of Newburyport’s 250th anniversary as we honor the veterans of all wars from Newburyport’s history since 1764. Military vehicles, uniforms, displays, and living historians will give you a glimpse into life during wartime from the Revolutionary War to present day.

Location: Bartlet Mall

 

Proceeds from the Newburyport Kitchen Tour benefit the NBPT Elementary PTO

The Annual Newburyport Kitchen Tour features sensational kitchens in a variety of period style homes in our riverside coastal community.  Each kitchen has been selected to showcase the fine work of the best designers, contractors and vendors Newburyport has to offer. 

 

Get fresh local produce at the Beverly Farmers Market in downtown Beverly Massac

This is a great farmers' market connected to a large grassy park in downtown Beverly.  There is always music and a lot of shade.  The market offers fresh local produce as well as cheese, meat, eggs, bread, muffins, dog treats, massage, jewelry, and books.  The kids have a blast playing tag, meeting new friends, and listening to music.  The park is dog friendly, has plenty of parking and access to the commuter rail. This is a wonderful spot for an impromptu picnic!

Location: Odell Park