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) 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.
This four-day festival features authentic Greek food and desserts, cash bar, traditional dancing and live music, raffles, guided tours of the church, children’s activities, bouncy houses, games, and prizes. It is open to everyone with FREE admission and parking.
2017 Schedule of Events - 2018 Details coming soon!
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!
The Adams Academy, built of Quincy granite, is an early and important example of Gothic revival architecture in America. Endowed by John Adams as a preparatory school for boys, it was built on the site where the legendary patriot John Hancock was born. Now home to the Quincy Historical Society whose museum showcases the city’s history from Native American times up through the early 21st century and archives are a major resource for information on local and area history.
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.
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.
Join us at the Eustis Estate for a free concert on the longest day of the year in connection with Make Music Boston. Orkestra Marhaba will perform on the patio starting at 5:30 p.m. and the Mara Bettencourt Quartet will follow at 7:00 p.m. Come early with a picnic and enjoy the music as the sun sets.
Orkestra Marhaba plays classical, folk, and dance music from Anatolia using traditional Turkish and western instruments. Marhaba (or "Merhaba" in Turkish) can mean "welcome" or "hello" in Arabic and Turkish and is meant to reflect the sound of the group.
The debut of an exhibition celebrating the Quincy-born company's growth and remarkable and enduring influence on American life. A presentation will follow Howard D. Johnson's progress from a debt mired Wollaston store to creating the famous 28 flavors if ice cream to building the largest restaurant chain in the nation. Exhibition will remain open throughout the summer.
Watching fireflies is a sprecial part of warm summer nights in New England but have you ever wondered what is really going on? Join us for an en-”lightening” presentation by Don Salvatore of the Museum of Science’s Firefly Watch project. Learn how you can participate in this citizen science program and help gather data on the health of firefly populations. After the presentation, we’ll take a night hike to observe the fireflies in action! This program is suitable for ages 8 and up and requires pre-registration.