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Saturday, June 10, 2017 (All day)

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.

Free Event
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Join us at the 5th Annual Dogwood Days Garden Party here at the historic Wakefield Estate and arboretum. This year, the party will be the final crowning event of our Dogwood Days, an annual celebration of the estate's 300 kousa dogwood trees' glorious full bloom. The Dogwood Days Garden Party is our annual fundraiser, celebrating the legacy of Polly Wakefield and her extraordinary gift to the community: preserving the Wakefield Estate and making it open to the public.

1465 Brush Hill Road
Milton, MA 02186
Price: 
$75 (tickets purchased in advance from wakefieldtrust.org)
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

Every Saturday evening 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 7:00.

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, June 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in areas throughout the United States. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller!

Sunday, June 18, 2017 (All day)

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.

Free Event
Sunday, June 18, 2017 (All day)

In his autobiography, John Adams reflected on the influence of his father: "You may have heard of John Adams and John Quincy Adams referenced as "Fathers of our Country." But what was it like growing up with them? On Father's Day, the tour of Adams National Historical Park focuses on a side of John and John Quincy Adams we rarely get to see – as fathers and family men.

Visitor Center
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1177
Price: 
Free admission for fathers
Free Event
Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Wakefield Estate, which includes over 22 acres of formal gardens, orchards, woodlands and wetlands, is a beautiful place for an informal stroll.

1465 Brush Hill Road
Milton, MA 02186
Price: 
$5, free to children under 12. Special events have alternate rates.
Monday, June 19, 2017 (All day)

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.

Free Event
Monday, June 19, 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
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 (All day)

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.

Free Event
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 11:00am

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series. These hikes will occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am, weather permitting. Bring your tots to Houghton’s Pond for a leisurely stroll to explore the outdoors. Participants will enjoy healthy snacks, juice and water and everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike concludes.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series. These hikes will occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am, weather permitting. Bring your tots to Houghton’s Pond for a leisurely stroll to explore the outdoors. Participants will enjoy healthy snacks, juice and water and everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike concludes.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series. These hikes will occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am, weather permitting. Bring your tots to Houghton’s Pond for a leisurely stroll to explore the outdoors. Participants will enjoy healthy snacks, juice and water and everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike concludes.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 3:00pm

Join the staff of the Thomas Crane Public Library Wollaston Branch for storytime at the Wollaston Beach Tot Lot between East Elm Ave & Sachem Street. Weather permitting.

Quincy Shore Drive
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-727-5290
Free Event
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (All day)

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.

Free Event
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

Home to the Weymouth Historical Society,the homestead houses a genealogical library with Weymouth records from the 1600’s, a shoe shop which is original to the homestead, a military room with memorabilia from the Revolutionary War through World War I, and a carriage house with antique sleighs, farming and ice harvesting tools. Open Wednesdays 9am - 1pm , excluding holidays or by appointment.

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