Events for May 4 2019

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Saturday, May 4, 2019 (All day)

The History and Visitors Program at the Church of the Presidents offers guided tours of the historic United First Parish Church and the crypt of the Adams Presidents Monday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm, and Sundays Noon – 4 pm.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

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, Pier 3
Quincy, MA 02169
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 4, 2019 -
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 4, 2019 -
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 4, 2019 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Using a Chinese brush, ink and rice paper, you will learn and practice the character for “Phoenix.” By the end of the workshop, you will have a framed work of art to take home.

Rayna Lo is a Chinese-American who grew up in Chicago, IL with parents who steered her toward a corporate career. Only recently has she turned to calligraphy as a way to express her true artistic self and connect with her cultural heritage. To learn more about Rayna, go to http://www.raynalo.com

This event is part of ArtWeek Milton, a 10-day cultural festival.

215 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-1815
Price: 
$30
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 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.