Events for Jun 16 2018

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 (All day)

Starting with the City’s Signature Flag Day Celebration on Saturday, June 16, 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. Click here to review the 2018 schedule of events. 

Saturday, June 16, 2018 (All day)

Started over 60 years ago by Koch Club founder, the late Richard J. Koch, the Quincy Flag Day parade is the longest-running parade of its kind in the nation. Each year on the Saturday closest to Flag Day (June 14th), the City of Quincy pays tribute to Old Glory with the Quincy Flag Day Parade & Celebration. The celebration portion of the evening held at Pageant Field following the parade consists of a flag raising of an impressive 30' x 60' version of Old Glory, a fly-over, a patriotic medley, presentation of awards to the parade grand marshal and the recipient of the Richard J.

Free Event
Saturday, June 16, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, June 30, 2018 (All day)

This locally owned coffee shop showcases the work of a local artist each month. Stop in to see the exhibit featuring "The Art Spot" and try the flavor of the month, Snickers.

 Open Monday - Friday 5:30am-6pm,  Saturday 6:00am-6pm,  Sunday 6:00am-5:00pm

77 Parkingway
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-786-8888
Free Event
Saturday, June 16, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, June 30, 2018 (All day)

Dan is a distinguished teacher of portrait and figure sculpture at the Quincy Art Association, and an associate member of the National Sculpture Society. Dan’s passion is portraying the human figure, his exclusive subject.

The Thomas Crane Libray
40 Washington Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Free Event
Saturday, June 16, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, June 30, 2018 (All day)

This locally owned coffee shop showcases the work of a local artist each month. Stop in to see the exhibit featuring Tom Maholchic and try the flavor of the month, Snickers.

 Open Monday - Friday 5:00am-7pm,  Saturday 6:00am-7pm,  Sunday 7:00am-6:00pm.

Coffee Break Cafe
24 Central Ave
Milton,
Free Event
Saturday, June 16, 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, June 16, 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, June 16, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Crafters, Vendors, Book Sale Bonanza, Mite Box Thrift Shop and entertainment. A pancake breakfast will be served at 9AM, and lunch will be available later in the day. 

1 Linden Street
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-472-0737
Free Event
Saturday, June 16, 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, June 16, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, June 9 ~ Garden Conservancy Open Day Program, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1465 Brush Hill Road
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-333-0924
Price: 
$5, free to children under 12. Special events have alternate rates.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00am

The Bunker Hill Monument which stands 221 feet tall in Charlestown to commemorate one of the first battles of the American Revolution in 1775, had its humble beginnings in the rocky hills of the Blue Hills Reservation. Solomon Willard, the architect and superintendent,  roamed the countryside looking for suitable stone for the monument and found it in West Quincy.

Quincy Quarries parking lot
Ricciuti Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Free Event
Saturday, June 16, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

This tour will take you from the Visitor Center, by trolley, to the John Quincy Adams Birthplace, and then up to the top of Penn’s Hill to hear Abigail recount that day and what it meant for the colonies. 

Tours depart at 10:00 & 11:30 a.m., 1:00 & 2:30 p.m. Tickets are required. 

Visitor Center
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1177
Free Event
Saturday, June 16, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

After exploring the special exhibition Head to Toe with your family, join Historic New England educators for a drop-in craft workshop to create your own unique flower crowns. Get inspired by the hats and shoes on display as you design your own ways to express yourself.

Part of the statewide #massfashion collaboration.

Free with museum admission.

Recommended for families with children ages 5 to 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information.

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
Included with museum admission
Saturday, June 16, 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

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