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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 -
11:00am to 7:00pm

The Discover Quincy Holiday Pop Up Shop will be open daily from Friday, November 30 through Saturday, December 22 from 11am - 7pm at 1534 Hancock Street, formerly Payless Shoe Source. The shop features the works of 70+ local artisans including Art, Jewelry, Crafts, Gifts, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber and Woodwork. Some of Quincy's favorite retailers Caryn's Corner, Purefections, Ginger Betty's Bakery and Coffee Break Cafe and many of our non-profit organizations like the Quincy Historical Society and Houghs Neck Community Council are participating.

1534 Hancock Street
Former Payless Shoe Source
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-639-1117
Free Event
Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
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, December 15, 2018 -
11:00am to 7:00pm

The Discover Quincy Holiday Pop Up Shop will be open daily from Friday, November 30 through Saturday, December 22 from 11am - 7pm at 1534 Hancock Street, formerly Payless Shoe Source. The shop features the works of 70+ local artisans including Art, Jewelry, Crafts, Gifts, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber and Woodwork. Some of Quincy's favorite retailers Caryn's Corner, Purefections, Ginger Betty's Bakery and Coffee Break Cafe and many of our non-profit organizations like the Quincy Historical Society and Houghs Neck Community Council are participating.

1534 Hancock Street
Former Payless Shoe Source
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-639-1117
Free Event
Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
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, December 15, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for an enchanting family-friendly holiday lantern stroll and joyous Christmas carols at the Eustis Estate. Decorate a lantern with your own designs, then join a parade around the property. The Milton High School choir leads a sing-along of festive winter songs. Warm up with hot chocolate, coffee, and treats, and explore the decorated museum.

Appropriate for children ages five to twelve. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Most of the event is outdoors (weather permitting), so dress warmly.

Please call 617-994-6600 for more information.

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
$5 Historic New England members $10 nonmembers $5 children under 12 $25 family price
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 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.  
Sunday, December 16, 2018 -
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
Sunday, December 16, 2018 -
11:00am to 7:00pm

The Discover Quincy Holiday Pop Up Shop will be open daily from Friday, November 30 through Saturday, December 22 from 11am - 7pm at 1534 Hancock Street, formerly Payless Shoe Source. The shop features the works of 70+ local artisans including Art, Jewelry, Crafts, Gifts, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber and Woodwork. Some of Quincy's favorite retailers Caryn's Corner, Purefections, Ginger Betty's Bakery and Coffee Break Cafe and many of our non-profit organizations like the Quincy Historical Society and Houghs Neck Community Council are participating.

1534 Hancock Street
Former Payless Shoe Source
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-639-1117
Free Event
Sunday, December 16, 2018 -
1:00pm to 6:00pm

With the arrival of fall comes the return of seasonal beers, cozy flannels, and of course – Sunday football. While your home team’s victory is most important on game days, enjoying the day and all of fall’s glory at the perfect tailgate is a close second. That’s why every Sunday through the NFL season, Victory Point in Marina Bay invites you to throw on your flannels or jerseys and head to the dockside establishment for Victory Sundays, an all-American football party complete with all the game watching necessities of a tailgate paradise.

Victory Point
332 Victory Road
Quincy, MA 02171
Sunday, December 16, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Enjoy a magical evening of music and holiday cheer at the Eustis Estate. Explore the 1878 mansion, which has been lavishly decorated for Christmas, while live holiday music fills the halls. Light refreshments, including wine and cider, will be served.

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information.

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
$20 Historic New England members $25 nonmembers $15 students
Monday, December 17, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

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.

8 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1144
Price: 
Donations accepted.
Free Event
Monday, December 17, 2018 -
11:00am to 7:00pm

The Discover Quincy Holiday Pop Up Shop will be open daily from Friday, November 30 through Saturday, December 22 from 11am - 7pm at 1534 Hancock Street, formerly Payless Shoe Source. The shop features the works of 70+ local artisans including Art, Jewelry, Crafts, Gifts, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber and Woodwork. Some of Quincy's favorite retailers Caryn's Corner, Purefections, Ginger Betty's Bakery and Coffee Break Cafe and many of our non-profit organizations like the Quincy Historical Society and Houghs Neck Community Council are participating.

1534 Hancock Street
Former Payless Shoe Source
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-639-1117
Free Event
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Creating better speakers since 1949, Quincy Toastmasters #675 is a fun, friendly, and easy way to learn public speaking. Meetings are held every Monday at 7:00 pm at the Fore River Clubhouse, 16 Nevada Road, Quincy, MA 02169 from September 1st through June 30.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

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.

8 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1144
Price: 
Donations accepted.
Free Event
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 -
9:30am to 12:00pm

Operated by the Braintree Historical Society, the Bean Barn & Resource Center is part replica dairy barn and part state of the art. Enjoy the permanent exhibits, shop for local ephemera in the gift shop or dedicate some time to studying local and military history or investigate your family history in the extensive archive of genealogical records.

31 Tenney Rd
Braintree, MA
Phone: 781-848-1640
Free Event
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 -
11:00am to 7:00pm

The Discover Quincy Holiday Pop Up Shop will be open daily from Friday, November 30 through Saturday, December 22 from 11am - 7pm at 1534 Hancock Street, formerly Payless Shoe Source. The shop features the works of 70+ local artisans including Art, Jewelry, Crafts, Gifts, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber and Woodwork. Some of Quincy's favorite retailers Caryn's Corner, Purefections, Ginger Betty's Bakery and Coffee Break Cafe and many of our non-profit organizations like the Quincy Historical Society and Houghs Neck Community Council are participating.

1534 Hancock Street
Former Payless Shoe Source
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-639-1117
Free Event

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