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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (All day)

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. 

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
3:00pm to 9:00pm

A grassroots community music festival where bands play on front porches and people walk and bike around to enjoy free music all afternoon! 

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
3:00pm to 10:30pm

Sit and enjoy the splendid view of Boston as our top-notch line up of musicians fill the airwaves with some of your favorite tunes. There will be lots of food, fun and music throughout the day and evening at this free event. We will have our own 9 hole mini golf. A giant sandbox will keep the young ones occupied while you enjoy the music. Play a game of corn hole or some of our other old fashioned games. A giant inflatable slide combo, a favorite from last year will be on hand. Music kicks off at 3pm with many local Milton and Quincy artists. Check website for performance lineup.

184-224 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Free Event
Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Come to the Eustis Estate for an opening reception for our newest exhibition Changing Landscape: Sculpture at Eustis Estate. This show, in partnership with the New England Sculptors Association (NESA), features contemporary works by regional sculptors inside and outside the museum. Marilyn Ewer, executive director of NESA, will introduce the show with a gallery talk. Enjoy refreshments and meet some of the artists featured in the exhibition.

Morris Norvin, The Discarded, painted welded steel barrels, 180” x 96” x 60”

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
Free: Historic New England members $15: non-members
Saturday, June 22, 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.  
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

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.

120 Quarry Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617 472-5900
Price: 
Adults $59.95, Children (ages 6-12) $39.95
Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Celebrate the start of summer with us as we enjoy a little ice cream, make a firefly craft, learn what fireflies like, and how you can make your backyard more firefly friendly. Then we'll venture outside into the night to go looking for these flashing insects. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up and requires pre-registration. To register, please visit massaudubon.org/ bluehills or call 617-333-0690. 

Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02184
Phone: 617-333-0690
Price: 
Mass Audubon members $8, non-members $10.
Sunday, June 23, 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.

Sunday, June 23, 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.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 (All day)

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. 

Sunday, June 23, 2019 (All day)

From lighthouses and schooner ships to Boston's cityscape with fireworks, Wendy Adams' photographs capture the comforts of home port without the sail.

40 Washington Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1301
Free Event
Sunday, June 23, 2019 (All day)

This four-day festival features authentic Greek food and desserts, cash bar, traditional dancing and live music, raffles, guided tours of the church, children’s activities, bouncy houses, games, and prizes. It is open to everyone with FREE admission and parking.

St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church
119 Common Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-843-0047
Free Event
Sunday, June 23, 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.

551 South Street
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.
Sunday, June 23, 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.

551 South Street
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.
Sunday, June 23, 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
Sunday, June 23, 2019 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

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