Quincy residents can participate in our Household Hazardous Waste Collection scheduled twice a year--once in the spring and once in the fall. Proof of residency is required (driver's license or tax bill). Not for commercial disposal.
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!
This year's Drive 4 UR School Event features exciting family-friendly activities like Touch a Truck, Speed Pitch, Gladiator Joust, a live DJ, a BBQ, and SO MUCH MORE! Take a FREE test drive in a new Ford to help raise up to $6,000 for Quincy High School Hockey!
No purchase necessary.Must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver's license. Ford will donate $20 per test-drive up to 300 total test-drives. Limit one donation per household.
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.
Come join us as we, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, offer prayers and blessings for our four-footed, furry, winged, scaly, and finned loved ones. Pets of all faiths welcome! Our service will be outside on the side lawn of the church (the Abbey Road side), rain or shine. Please make sure your pets are leashed or are in appropriate pet carriers. And if your pet cannot be present, bring a photo! We will be collecting a free-will offering on behalf of the Quincy Animal Shelter.
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.
The earliest surviving home of the Quincy family, this house was built in 1686 by Edmund Quincy and greatly expanded and remodeled in 1706 displaying the evolution of colonial architecture. The house welcomed Benjamin Franklin as a guest and had frequent visits from young lawyer John Adams. The childhood home of Dorothy Quincy, who became Mrs. John Hancock; the second President of the Continental Congress, first signer of the Declaration of Independence and the first Governor of Massachusetts.
Quincy’s 2nd annual Food Truck & Music Festival will take place on Codington St. in Quincy Center. The festival is FREE and open to all and will feature over 20 food trucks and a few boutique type trucks and tents, along with an eclectic mix of music for all on the main stage and kids stage. Festival Headliner, Dick N Jane, perform from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Their high energy, a diverse and upbeat play list, and those sweet, sweet harmonies are what makes Dick n Jane NOT your average cover band. Don’t miss this show -They will ROCK YOUR PANTS OFF!
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.