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.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, July 23, 2017 (All day)
The Quincy Catholic Collaborative will hold its first multi-cultural, multi-dimensional, multi-generational event from Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23. One of the organizers, John Distefano said, “There’s something for everyone, and it’s all conveniently located on the grounds of Sacred Heart parish, 386 Hancock Street, North Quincy." Free parking will be available at North Quincy High School and Atlantic Middle School. Free shuttle service will run on Friday July 21 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. For the remainder of the weekend, the shuttle will run during the same hours as the Ca
Eight South Shore Yacht Clubs make up the Quincy Bay Race Week Association and the 80th Annual regatta offers the Inside Line Racing for junior sailors in the N-10, Optimist and Laser fleets and Outside Line Racing for adullt sailors for 210, Club 420, Hustler, Laser, Multihulls, Rhodes 19 and Thunderbird Classes on on July 22 and 23. Spectators can view races from various locations along the 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.
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.
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.
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.