Events for Jul 8 2017

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Saturday, July 8, 2017 (All day)

Starting with the City’s Signature Flag Day Celebration on Saturday, June 10, Discover Quincy is partnerting with many local organizations to showcase Quincy’s arts and culture, community, educations, historic and recreational assets. Each day will feature at least one free event, while some events may accept donations and others may have an admission fee.

Saturday, July 8, 2017 (All day)

Wander the island and experience awe-inspiring site-specific installations by artists-in-residence made exclusively from found objects and native plant life. Download the Boston Harbor Islands phone app to listen to exclusive artist interviews discussing the pieces on display.

Peddocks Island, Boston Harbor
Free Event
Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to help clear the trails! We will show you how to dig the dirt and move rocks to keep the water off the trails. You could also cut branches that block the paths. No experience necessary. Events run about four hours, followed by a hearty lunch. Wear sturdy boots, long pants and work gloves. We suggest you bring at least one quart of water. You may also want to consider bringing sunscreen and bug spray. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 9:00am

As part of the Inter-neighborhood Ride Series, we are showing off many of Quincy's historical sites both well-known and not so well-known. The third of a series of rides to connect and explore the neighborhoods of Boston and Quincy by bike. Rides are appropriate for 16+ and helmets are required. Get your Neighborhood Ride Series Passport stamped as you enjoy all 5 rides around South Metro Boston and be entered to win prizes from local businesses.

1305 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1295
Free Event
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 11:00am

Explore America’s birth as a global economic power in the 19th century through the prism of one family’s inspiring stories of adventure, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and civic leadership. Long considered the jewel of Milton, this majestic Greek revival mansion was built in 1833 and contains the treasures of four generations of the Forbes family including China trade heirlooms and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. Historic Preservation work has recently been completed. The museum is open to the public for tours at 11am and 2pm on Thursdays and Saturdays.

215 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-1815
Price: 
$10 adults, $8 seniors and students, Free to children under 5.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Open for tours limited Saturdays from 11am to 3pm during 2017;May 21, June 3 and 17, July 8 and 22, August 5  and 19, September 2 and 16. The earliest surviving home of the Quincy family, this house was built in 1686 by Edmund Quincy and greatly expanded and remodeled in 1706 displaying the evolution of colonial architecture. The house welcomed Benjamin Franklin as a guest and had frequent visits from young lawyer John Adams. The childhood home of Dorothy Quincy, who became Mrs.

34 Butler Road
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-742-3190
Price: 
Free, donations appreciated
Free Event
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

Every Saturday evening, excluding holiday weekends, New England Wildlife Center sponsors the Catbird Café; the South Shore’s longest running open mic, playing original music. The Catbird Café is hosted by Steve Martin and his wife Cathy Donlon.  Steve is a well-known musician throughout the region and brings a thematic consistency between the care of wildlife and music.  Participants in the Catbird Café range in age from young elementary school students to octogenarians, from singing families to poets and belly dancers.  Sign up to perform starts at 4:30 and performing starts at 5:00 p.m.

New England Wildlife Center
500 Columbian Street
Weymouth, MA 02190
Phone: 781-682-4878
Price: 
A $2 donation is requested to help pay for the cost of the program.  
Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm

Quincy Militia Football opens their 9th season at Veterans Memorial Stadium against the Worcester Mass Fury. Both semipro football teams are a part of the Eastern Football League (EFL), the oldest semipro football league in the United States! Quincy has a rich tradition with semipro football. The Militia's predecessors include The Morrisey Club - who won the EFL Championship in 1959, and the Quincy Granite. The Q-Zone Merchandise and Food Concession Stands are open at all home games.

850 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1253
Price: 
Adult/Teen = $10 Kids (Ages 6 to 12) = $5 Children (Ages 5 and under) = Free! Veterans: Free Admission! (Please show a valid ID, and one of the following at the gate: Your VA Health Card, Separation Papers, or DD214.) Thank you for serving our country!