Events for Aug 5 2017

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Saturday, August 5, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, August 6, 2017 (All day)

One of the largest art events on the South Shore, the Arts Affair at Marina Bay is a two-day event that will introduce you to the talents of artists, sculptors, and photographers who live and work in many of the South Shore communities. Free Parking, Free Admission, Raffles, and Art Demos throughout the weekend. The lobby and cafeteria of 500 Victory Road are transformed into an exciting gallery space, displaying works in Oil & Acrylic; Watercolor; Mixed Media; Drawing; Sculpture; and Photography.

Marina Bay Corporate Park
500 Victory Road
Quincy, MA 02171
Free Event
Saturday, August 5, 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, August 5, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

The Neighborhood Ride Series returns! The Neighborhood Ride Series with #IBikeBoston welcomes people on bikes (ages 16+, under 16 with parent present) of all abilities to join us for a group ride exploring Dorchester streets and paths! Local riders will highlight cultural and historical sights, along with parks and other favorite destinations.

Ashmont Cycles
551 Talbot Ave
Boston, MA
Free Event
Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

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.

Josiah Quincy House, a Historic New England Property
20 Muirhead Street
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-994-5930
Price: 
$5 adults, $4 seniors, $2.50 students. Free to Historic New England members and Quincy residents.
Saturday, August 5, 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, August 5, 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, August 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Come cheer on Boston's hometown professional lacrosse team, the Boston Cannons versus Atlanta Blaze. Teams belong to Major League Lacrosse. Food and merchandise concessions are open. 

65 North Harvard Street
Allston, MA 02134
Price: 
Ticket prices vary.