We're teaming up with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) during Park Serve Day for our Annual Neponset River Spring Cleanup.
We could use your help! Bring family, friends and co-workers. Our river cleanups are an opportunity to connect with both the river and the people that care about it. It's a chance to give back and really make a difference.
In past years, we’ve focused our cleanup in Quincy, Dorchester, and Milton. The exact sites this year will be determined in March.
The Adams National Historical Park offers tours of the Presidential Birthplaces and Peace Field daily from April 19 - November 10. During open season, the Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All Guided Tours begin at the Visitor Center. The first tour starts at 9:15 a.m. and the final tour starts at 3:15 p.m. and leave every hour. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Weekends in particular can be very busy, so the earlier you can be there the better!
Join NepRWA and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for Park Serve Day, a statewide volunteer service day to get our parks and open spaces ready for the summer recreation season. In Quincy, we’ll be cleaning up the Riverwalk! It got hit hard during those Nor’easters this winter, and the flooding made the trail almost unrecognizable after covering it with dead plants and other debris. We’re looking forward to cleaning it up so it can be enjoyed this spring. Meet along the Riverwalk behind Boston Scientific.
Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, located at the top of a scenic mountain range south of Boston, is a unique American institution. Founded in 1885 by Abbott Lawrence Rotch as a private scientific center for the study and measurement of the atmosphere, it was the site of many pioneering weather experiments and discoveries. The earliest kite soundings of the atmosphere in North America in the 1890s and the development of the radiosonde in the 1930s occurred at this historic site.
Having served a distinguished 10 year career as flagship of the US Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and the Second Fleet in the Atlantic, the USS Salem served as host to such notables as the US Ambassador to Spain, John D. Lodge; the Honorable Thomas S. Gates, Undersecretary of the Navy; Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN, Chief of Naval Operations; the Shah of Iran; the President of Lebanon and the King and Queen of Greece. Although Salem never fired her mighty guns in anger, her very presence served as a stimulus for peace during those troubled times that came to be called the Cold War.
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, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Hearing the stories of despair in Ireland in 1846-47, brothers Captain Robert Bennet Forbes and John Murray Forbes were stirred into action. With help from local dignitaries, area residents and the United States Government, they amassed 800 tons of provisions, broke a sailing record, and saved thousands of lives. Come see the artifacts and historic accounts from their incredible philanthropic mission during the height of the Great Potato Famine. Exhibition open January 27 - May 19, 2018.
The Church of the Presidents is the only building in the United States to house the final resting place of two Presidents. President John Adams, First Lady Abigail Adams, their son President John Quincy Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams are interred in the family crypt underneath the front entrance to the building.
Over the past forty years, the Stop the Stigma 5K has become an annual tradition for hundreds of families and individuals from all over the Greater Boston area. The funds raised through this event allow Interfaith Social Services to assist thousands of local families every year. Even if you can’t walk or run, everyone is invited to gather pledges and attend the fun family event that occurs immediately following the race.
Become a citizen scientist and participate with Peter Fifield in the Citywide Nature Challenge! Download the iNaturalist app on to your smart phone (problem downloading? Come early for help). Learn to identify European and native oysters and count them. Use the app to document other marine life. Rubber boots and gloves recommended. Meet at the intersection of Huckins Ave. and Bayside Road. Rain date: April 29, 5:00 PM
For more information and rain date rescheduling of walk, please call (617) 472-0799.
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.
Southern Cuisine and Bluegrass Music featuring the Southern Rail; one of the finest and "Funest" ;) bluegrass groups in New England Tickets $17 for Adult, Teens and older kids $7, Under 6=free. Proceeds to benefit the QPCC New Sanctuary Piano Fund and the South Shore Children's Chorus
The Catholic Women's Club Presents An Evening of Harmony featuring
Barbershop Harmony Society NED Chorus Champions The Vocal Revolution Barbershop Chorus Winners of PBS Season 2, Sing That Thing Plus BHS Quartets ~ NED Champions ~ Downtown Crossing ~ Greenlight ~ Daily Special SAI Quartet Synchony Mixed Quartets Dudes and Dolls Tomato Staccato