Events for May 19 2018

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 (All day)

Open to Men and Women age 55 and over. Registration includes a 2018 Olympics T-Shirt, entrance to the Sportsmanship Luncheon hosted by Brookdale Quincy Bay and the Awards Collation. Participants do not need to live in Quincy. Registration deadline is May 7, 2018.  

Registration Forms are available at the Kennedy Center, the Recreation Department Office, and City Hall. You may also print the Brochure and Registration Form by clicking the links below. Note that the Registration Form has two pages.

Price: 
$20 registration fee. Additional fees apply for bowling and golf.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 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". An effort to inspire local residents to walk in the historic footsteps of Adams and get healthy, this free three mile walking tour meets the third Saturday of the month at 8am May through October. 

Vietnam Veterans Drive
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-376-1253
Free Event
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

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!

Visitor Center
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1177
Price: 
Individual Entrance Fee - $10.00 ~ The entrance fee is for all visitors age 16 and older. Children under 16 are free.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

Purchase hardy perennials grown by our members, annuals, herbs, succulents, tomatoes and other vegetables and proceeds from the sale help fund community beautification efforts and lectures open to the public.

48 Winthrop Avenue
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-773-7432
Free Event
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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.

1 Observatory Service Road
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-0562
Price: 
$4 adults, $2 for ages 5-17, free for children under 5. In depth tours: $8 adults, $5 for ages 5-17, members and seniors
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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.

549 South Street
Quincy, MA
Phone: 617-479-7900
Price: 
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 senior citizens, and children ages 4 - 12 years. Children 3 and under are free.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

The Houghs Neck Community Council plant sale offers tomatoes, hanging plants and pouches, geraniums, perennials, and flats of annuals (cosmos, dahlias, impatients, marigolds, pansies, petunias, snap dragons, zinnias and much more) for sale in the parking lot adjacent to Labreque Field, corner of Sea and Rockland Streets. If you are unable to stop by on Saturday but want some plants, please stop by after Sunday's 8:30 am mass at Most Blessed Sacrament Church or during the week at E&T Ceramics, 367 Billings Road, Wollaston. For more information, please call 617-479-4107.

993 Sea Street,
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1253
Free Event
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:30pm

Inflatables ~ Touch a Truck ~ Pony Rides ~ DJ & Dancing ~ Food ~ Face Painting ~ Silen Auction ~ Raffles

Montclair School
8 Belmont Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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.

215 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-1815
Price: 
$10 adults, $8 seniors and students, Free to members
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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.

215 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-1815
Price: 
$10 adults, $8 seniors and students, Free to members
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

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.

1306 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-0062
Price: 
Donations accepted.
Free Event
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

A benefit to support the Wakefield Estate’s Outdoor Environmental Education Program

Food Trucks, Music, Garden Fun, Kids’ Activities, Farm Animals, Cash Bar with Draft Beer from Trillium Brewing Company

Tickets are $30 per person, children under 18 free

Ticket price includes garden entrance, one 5 oz. pour, snacks and raffle ticket for a door prize.

Carpooling and biking strongly encouraged!

Rain date Sunday, May 20

1465 Brush Hill Road
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-333-0924
Price: 
$30 per person, children under 18 free
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

We'll be decked out in our finest denim and diamonds (have fun with the theme!), raising money to enhance the school playgrounds and build outdoor play and learning spaces on campus.

Join other parents, teachers, staff and friends of the school as we socialize, dine and raise funds for our favorite school. The evening includes a buffet dinner, cash bar, games, raffles, and a live and silent auction.

Learn more about the upcoming playground renovations and outdoor spaces and then raise your bid cards as you try to win the coveted class projects, overnight trips and more.

27 Glendale Road
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-9300
Price: 
$50
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join us for our Annual Ward 2 Bean Supper! There will be raffles, games, kid's toys, music, plenty of food, laughter and FUN!

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 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.