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Saturday, August 18, 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, August 19, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

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!

 

Visitor Center
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1177
Price: 
Individual Entrance Fee - $10.00 ~ The entrance fee is for all visitors age 16 and older. Children under 16 are free.
Sunday, August 19, 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, August 19, 2018 -
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
Quincy, MA
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.
Sunday, August 19, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

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.

1306 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-0062
Price: 
Donations accepted.
Free Event
Sunday, August 19, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI) is proud to partner with the City of Quincy and presenting Sponsor South Cove Community Health Center as we celebrate what makes Quincy a place we can all call home! The 2018 August Moon Festival is Quincy’s Signature Event for the month of August. The August Moon Festival is a momentous holiday that celebrates the harvest and the moon as symbols of prosperity, happiness and unity in Asian culture.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Enjoy the seasonal splendor as you walk through the beautiful estate abutting the Blue Hills Reservation and get a new perspective at the Eustis Estate. This one-hour guided tour will explore the fields, woodland, and gardens as you learn about the landscape and history of the property. The tour also examines the exterior architecture of the house and other original buildings built between 1878 and 1902.

Bring comfortable walking shoes and be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

$5 Historic New England members
$10 nonmembers

Eustis Estate
1424
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 8573172511
Price: 
$5 Historic New England members $10 nonmembers
Sunday, August 19, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet at 34 Coddington Street

It’s hot and we still want to ride our bikes — what better place to ride to than some of Quincy’s ice cream shops.  Join us this month and next for a trip to some of our local ice cream parlors.  Bring your appetite and cash for your ice cream.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Enjoy the seasonal splendor as you walk through the beautiful estate abutting the Blue Hills Reservation and get a new perspective at the Eustis Estate. This one-hour guided tour will explore the fields, woodland, and gardens as you learn about the landscape and history of the property. The tour also examines the exterior architecture of the house and other original buildings built between 1878 and 1902.

Bring comfortable walking shoes and be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

$5 Historic New England members
$10 nonmembers

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
$5 Historic New England members $10 nonmembers
Monday, August 20, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

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!

 

Visitor Center
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1177
Price: 
Individual Entrance Fee - $10.00 ~ The entrance fee is for all visitors age 16 and older. Children under 16 are free.
Monday, August 20, 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, August 20, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The City of Quincy offers free guided walking tours, seasonally, starting inside Old City Hall. A walk through Quincy Center takes you on a voyage through time from the earliest colonial days, to the era of the Adams, Quincy and Hancock families, and to Quincy's decades of the national center of granite quarrying and building. Adams and Hancock Streets in Quincy Center are part of one of the oldest roads in America.

1305 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1000
Free Event
Monday, August 20, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

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.

1306 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-0062
Price: 
Donations accepted.
Free Event
Monday, August 20, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Board the Valkyrie for a twilight cruise of Boston Harbor. Departs from Squantum Point Park, Marina Bay at 7:00 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. on Mondays June 18, July 2 and 16, August 6 and 20.  Bring your own food and spirits.  All ages welcome.

 

 

Squantum Point Park
Haul Road
Quincy, MA 02171
Phone: 617-727-5290
Price: 
$25
Monday, August 20, 2018 -
3:00pm to 9:30pm

Whether you’re rewarding yourself for getting through the most dreaded day of the week or need a refreshed Monday mindset after a weekend’s work, Marina Bay’s Victory Point will be hosting an “industry night” for everyone and anyone who shares their love for two summer staples: tequila and country music.

On August 20, Relax and enjoy the Boston Harbor breeze on Victory Point’s outdoor deck while sipping on chilled tequila by Hotel California Tequila and dancing to live music by local country music up-and-comer Rob Pagnano.

Victory Point
332 Victory Road
Quincy, MA 02171
Phone: 617-481-1070
Free Event

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