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 2019 schedule of events.
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.
The 33rd Annual Lipton Cup Regatta, sponsored by Squantum Yacht Club, is held in accordance with Massachusetts Boating and Yacht Clubs Association. Featuring junior sailing in the N-10/Turnaboat, Optimist and Laser fleets and adult racing in the 210, Club 420, Hustler, Laser, Multihulls, Rhodes 19 and Thunderbird Classes. Regatta is a Mass Bay Sailing Association qualifier and the District 7 women's Laser Radial Championship. Spectators can view races during this two day regatta anywhere along Quincy Shore Drive.
Meet with John Adam, as portrayed by Michael Lepage, while taking a tour of Adams National Historical Park! John Adams will discuss his life as a lawyer during the Colonial Era, taking cases related to slavery or defending someone from a murder charge. Program offered Saturday July 27 and August 10 and Mondays September 2 and October 14, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Join the Quincy Climate Action Network (QCAN) for a free outdoor environmental fair on the front lawn of the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy Center. There will be over twenty environmental organizations offering fun green activities for all ages, along with electric vehicle ride-alongs, live local entertainment, and a free bike valet.
Live music, craft beer, food, lawn games, and other wellness-related activites hosted by the Wollaston Hill Neighborhood Association. Saturdays June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, and August 3. Visit WollastonHill.com for entertainment schedule and more information.
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.
Let Mystery Café usher you into the secret world of the mafia elite. Rub elbows with wise guys, killers and femme fatales as you take part in the secret celebration in which a mob underling will become a “made” man.
Youth musical theater students, ages 10-12, present the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets of New York City at the turn of the century.