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Saturday, June 16, 2018 (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.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

Quincy residents can participate in our Household Hazardous Waste Collection scheduled twice a year--once in the spring and once in the fall. Proof of residency is required (driver's license or tax bill). Not for commercial disposal.

Saturdays, June 9, 2018 and September 29, 2018, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

What to Bring

City of Quincy, Department of Public Works
55 Sea Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1953
Free Event
Saturday, June 9, 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.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 9:00am

The 21st Annual Jimmy Kennedy Memorial Run for ALS, (the Squirrel Run XIX) includes a USA Track and Field, New England Association officially sanctioned 5-mile run, 2.5-mile fitness walk and family fun day. The day will be filled with entertainment for children, plenty of refreshments, and awards for competitive runners in all divisions for men and women.The Jimmy Kennedy Memorial Run for ALS is a tribute to the life of our beloved “Squirrel”, which each year brings together Jimmy’s friends, family, former teammates and classmates.

Vietnam Veterans Drive
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-376-1253
Price: 
$30 for race participation.
Saturday, June 9, 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, June 9, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, June 9 ~ Garden Conservancy Open Day Program, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1465 Brush Hill Road
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-333-0924
Price: 
$5, free to children under 12. Special events have alternate rates.
Saturday, June 9, 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, June 9, 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
Saturday, June 9, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:00pm

Opening Ceremony

Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who's been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year's Relay season.

Survivor/Caregiver Walk

Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn't matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on.

Braintree High School
128 Town Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Free Event
Saturday, June 9, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Please join us and many of your neighbors for a celebration to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the Fore River Clubhouse and the official opening of the City of Quincy’s first inclusive playground.

This free family friendly event includes:
• Local band, Superfly
• Bouncy houses for the kids
• Food, provided by stop & shop
• Face painting
• Wacky antics of Davey the Clown
• Take some pictures @ the photo booth

** Please be sure to bring a picnic blanket & sunscreen ** Rain date = Sunday June 10th 1:00-4:00 pm

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

[title of show] is a musical about two nobodies named Hunter and Jeff who decide to write a completely original musical starring themselves and their friends. They submit the show into the New York Musical Theatre Festival and it becomes a hit!  Successful runs Off Broadway and on Broadway follow. The New York Times calls [title of show] “Delectable entertainment! A postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals like A Chorus Line.”

Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell

Directed by Liz Fenstermaker
Music Directed by Danielle Clougher

Curtain Call Theatre
182 Commercial Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-356-5113
Price: 
$25
Saturday, June 9, 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.  
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 8:00pm

[title of show] is a musical about two nobodies named Hunter and Jeff who decide to write a completely original musical starring themselves and their friends. They submit the show into the New York Musical Theatre Festival and it becomes a hit!  Successful runs Off Broadway and on Broadway follow. The New York Times calls [title of show] “Delectable entertainment! A postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals like A Chorus Line.”

Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell

Directed by Liz Fenstermaker
Music Directed by Danielle Clougher

Curtain Call Theatre
182 Commercial Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-356-5113
Price: 
$25
Sunday, June 10, 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, June 10, 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, June 10, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, June 9 ~ Garden Conservancy Open Day Program, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1465 Brush Hill Road
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-333-0924
Price: 
$5, free to children under 12. Special events have alternate rates.

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