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.
Celebrate America’s Independence at the home of founding father and 2nd President of the United States, John Adams.
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Independence Forever: Re-enactment of the Continental Congress. Become a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and reenact the passage of the Declaration of Independence. Join the "band of brothers" who changed the course of history in 1776 and sign the historic document.
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.
Parade starts at the First Church of Squantum and ends at the Squantum School. 10:00 a.m. The Squantum Parade Committee, founded in 1911, runs Squantum’s longest tradition and one that attracts generations of Quincy families.
This guided tour showcases the flora, fauna and environmental issues of the Neponset River waters of Milton, Dorchester and Quincy. This six mile tour is recommended for intermediate paddlers. Participants must know how to swim. Canoes are available for use or participants can bring their own canoe/kayak. To register, call 781-326-0079 or email, and provide name, phone number, and number of participants.
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.
Sponsored by the Merrymount Association, this parade engages the whole neighborhood with many streets making their own floats. Parade Route: Merrymount School on Agawam Rd., to Narragansett Rd., to Chickatabot Rd., to Norton Rd., to Sea St., to Samoset Rd. to Longwood Rd., to Moreland Rd., to Waban Rd., to Maypole Rd., to Squanto Rd., to Victoria Rd., and finally to Merrymount Beach.
For over fifty years the South Shore Neptunes dive club has attracted members from all over eastern Massachusetts. Today our membership includes over 130 sports divers ranging in age from 16 to 70. Our members occupations include students, fishermen, business executives and commercial divers. While some of our members have been diving for years, others are brand new to the sport. Club members can introduce you to a new world of divers and diving experiences. The cost of membership is low, and the benefits are many.