Events for Aug 19 2017

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Saturday, August 19, 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 19, 2017 (All day)

JM Productions presents a series of summer entertainment departing from Quincy's Squantum Point Park at Marina Bay. 

Squantum Point Park
Haul Road
Quincy, MA 02171
Phone: 617-727-5290
Price: 
$47.50 per person
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:00am

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. 

Vietnam Veterans Drive
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-376-1253
Free Event
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:00am

This guided bike tour shows riders new routes through the back streets of the Quincy Center and Quincy Point neighborhoods and connect our city by bike. Ride departs at 9:00 a.m. from Quincy Historical Society.

Saturday, August 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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, August 19, 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 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm

The Taunton Gladiators, the Eastern Football League (EFL) 2016 Champions come to Quincy to play the Militia in this semipro football league game at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Q-Zone Food and Merchandise 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 (Veterans: Please show us your valid ID, and one of the following: VA Health Card, Separation Papers, or DD214 at the gate.) Thank you for serving our country!