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!
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.
Join the friends of the Quincy Quarry & Granite Workers Museum to learn about the efforts underway to restore the mill and visit the new mini museum showing the history of quarrying and stonecutting and show its relationship to the industrilization as it relates to Quincy.
Built in 1894, the Lyons Turning Mill used giant lathes to turn granite into columns, spheres & works of art.
This guided tour, led by the Blue Hill Adventure & Quarry Museum, includes a visit to the first commercial railway in America, the Granite Railway Incline (1828) and the Lyons Turning Mill (1893). This three mile tour is recommended for novice hikers. To register, call 781-326- 0079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide name, phone number, and number of participants. Meeting place to be determined.
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.
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.
Sit and enjoy the splendid view of Boston as our top-notch line up of musicians fill the airwaves with some of your favorite tunes. There will be lots of food, fun and music throughout the day and evening at this free event. We will have our own 9 hole mini golf. A giant sandbox will keep the young ones occupied while you enjoy the music. Play a game of corn hole or some of our other old fashioned games. A giant inflatable slide combo, a favorite from last year will be on hand. Music kicks off at 3pm with many local Milton and Quincy artists. Check website for performance lineup.
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.