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Thursday, August 31, 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
Thursday, August 31, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The City of Quincy offers free guided walking tours, seasonally, starting inside Old City Hall. A walk through Quincy Center takes you on a voyage through time from the earliest colonial days, to the era of the Adams, Quincy and Hancock families, and to Quincy's decades of the national center of granite quarrying and building. Adams and Hancock Streets in Quincy Center are part of one of the oldest roads in America.

1305 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1000
Free Event
Thursday, August 31, 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.
Friday, September 1, 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
Friday, September 1, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The City of Quincy offers free guided walking tours, seasonally, starting inside Old City Hall. A walk through Quincy Center takes you on a voyage through time from the earliest colonial days, to the era of the Adams, Quincy and Hancock families, and to Quincy's decades of the national center of granite quarrying and building. Adams and Hancock Streets in Quincy Center are part of one of the oldest roads in America.

1305 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1000
Free Event
Friday, September 1, 2017 -
11:30am to 5:30pm

Celebrating its 35th season! One of the oldest farmers markets in Massachusetts, vendors at Quincy's Farmers Market work family farms, some over 100 years old. More than a market, it's a true piece of Americana featuring local small business and entrepreneurial ventures, family activities, and music. All of the produce is local and picked within 24 hours of sale. Many of the varieties of fruits and vegetables, Heirloom tomatoes and peppers, heritage apples, are not available at supermarkets.  Open Fridays, 11:30am-5:30pm, rain or shine from June 23 to November 17, 2017.

Vietnam Veterans Drive
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-376-1253
Free Event
Saturday, September 2, 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, September 2, 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, September 2, 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, September 2, 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.  
Sunday, September 3, 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
Monday, September 4, 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
Monday, September 4, 2017 -
7:00am to 9:00pm

Featuring a recently restored 600+ year old Indian Dug-out canoe found at Great Pond, kitchen exhibit, shoe shop, ladies fan collection and other exhibits including artifacts from our native folk, textiles, fire and police department memorabilia, glassware, nautical artifacts, memorabilia from the South Weymouth Naval Air Station, photos, and much, much more! Open every Monday from 7-9pm, excluding holidays. Group tours are available and are welcomed by appointment.

Tufts Library
46 Broad Street
Weymouth, MA 02188
Phone: 781-340-1022
Free Event
Monday, September 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The City of Quincy offers free guided walking tours, seasonally, starting inside Old City Hall. A walk through Quincy Center takes you on a voyage through time from the earliest colonial days, to the era of the Adams, Quincy and Hancock families, and to Quincy's decades of the national center of granite quarrying and building. Adams and Hancock Streets in Quincy Center are part of one of the oldest roads in America.

1305 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1000
Free Event
Monday, September 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Featuring a recently restored 600+ year old Indian Dug-out canoe found at Great Pond, kitchen exhibit, shoe shop, ladies fan collection and other exhibits including artifacts from our native folk, textiles, fire and police department memorabilia, glassware, nautical artifacts, memorabilia from the South Weymouth Naval Air Station, photos, and much, much more! Open every Monday from 7-9pm, excluding holidays. Group tours are available and are welcomed by appointment.

Tufts Library
46 Broad Street
Weymouth, MA 02188
Phone: 781-340-1022
Free Event

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