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 15, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, July 16, 2017 (All day)
The 31st Annual Lipton Cup Regatta, sponsored by Squantum Yacht Club, is held in accordance with Massachusetts Boating and Yacht Clubs Association. Featuring junior sailing in the N-10/Turnaboat, Optimist and Laser fleets and adult racing in the 210, Club 420, Hustler, Laser, Multihulls, Rhodes 19 and Thunderbird Classes. Regatta is a Mass Bay Sailing Association qualifier and the District 7 women's Laser Radial Championship. Spectators can view races during this two day regatta anywhere along Quincy Shore Drive.
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.
President John Adams lived to be 90, and it is thought that his penchant for exercise was a contributing factor. Adams said, "I walk every fair day, sometimes 3 or 4 miles."President John Adams lived to be 90, and it is thought that his penchant for exercise was a contributing factor. An effort to inspire local residents to walk in the historic footsteps of Adams and get healthy, this free three mile walking tour meets once Saturday a month at 8am mid-May through October. 2017 dates May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21, 2017.
This guided bike tour shows riders new routes through the back streets of the Wollaston and Milton neighborhoods to connect our city by bike. Ride departs at 9:00 a.m. from the Newport Ave entrance of the Wollaston MBTA Station.
Historic New England has undertaken a major project to refurnish Quincy House to reflect the late nineteenth century, when the family historian, Eliza Susan Quincy, linked her family's story to the building that four generations of Quincys called home. Open first and third Saturday of the month from June - October 15th. Group tours available by appointment.
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.
The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis. This information event is for anyone and everyone who would like to know more about this movement and how they can become a part of it. The event will be held in the Circular Room of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
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.