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Saturday, June 16, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, August 4, 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, April 14, 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, April 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
Monday, April 16, 2018 -
7:00am to 9:00pm

Featuring a recently restored 600+ year old Indian Dug-out canoe found at Great Pond, kitchen exhibit, shoe shop, ladies fan collection and other exhibits including artifacts from our native folk, textiles, fire and police department memorabilia, glassware, nautical artifacts, memorabilia from the South Weymouth Naval Air Station, photos, and much, much more! Open every Monday from 7-9pm, excluding holidays. Group tours are available and are welcomed by appointment.

Tufts Library
46 Broad Street
Weymouth, MA 02188
Phone: 781-340-1022
Free Event
Monday, April 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
Monday, April 16, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Featuring a recently restored 600+ year old Indian Dug-out canoe found at Great Pond, kitchen exhibit, shoe shop, ladies fan collection and other exhibits including artifacts from our native folk, textiles, fire and police department memorabilia, glassware, nautical artifacts, memorabilia from the South Weymouth Naval Air Station, photos, and much, much more! Open every Monday from 7-9pm, excluding holidays. Group tours are available and are welcomed by appointment.

Tufts Library
46 Broad Street
Weymouth, MA 02188
Phone: 781-340-1022
Free Event
Monday, April 16, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Featuring a recently restored 600+ year old Indian Dug-out canoe found at Great Pond, kitchen exhibit, shoe shop, ladies fan collection and other exhibits including artifacts from our native folk, textiles, fire and police department memorabilia, glassware, nautical artifacts, memorabilia from the South Weymouth Naval Air Station, photos, and much, much more! Open every Monday from 7-9pm, excluding holidays. Group tours are available and are welcomed by appointment.

Tufts Library
46 Broad Street
Weymouth, MA 02188
Phone: 781-340-1022
Free Event
Monday, April 16, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Featuring a recently restored 600+ year old Indian Dug-out canoe found at Great Pond, kitchen exhibit, shoe shop, ladies fan collection and other exhibits including artifacts from our native folk, textiles, fire and police department memorabilia, glassware, nautical artifacts, memorabilia from the South Weymouth Naval Air Station, photos, and much, much more! Open every Monday from 7-9pm, excluding holidays. Group tours are available and are welcomed by appointment.

Tufts Library
46 Broad Street
Weymouth, MA 02188
Phone: 781-340-1022
Free Event
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:00am

QCAP OFFERS FREE CAREER READY 101 CLASSES

Career Ready 101 is an easy to use computer curriculum designed to help master work readiness skills in:
- Workplace Documents
- Applied Mathematics
- Graphic Literacy

Career Ready 101 offers resume writing and career exploration. This course also prepares students to take the ACCUPLACER Test, prior to college admission.
Career Ready 101 will meet on Tuesdays 10 am to 1 pm
(December 19 to April 17, No Class on December 26)

1509 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-657-5355
Free Event
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

Home to the Weymouth Historical Society,the homestead houses a genealogical library with Weymouth records from the 1600’s, a shoe shop which is original to the homestead, a military room with memorabilia from the Revolutionary War through World War I, and a carriage house with antique sleighs, farming and ice harvesting tools. Open Wednesdays 9am - 1pm , excluding holidays or by appointment.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Hearing the stories of despair in Ireland in 1846-47, brothers Captain Robert Bennet Forbes and John Murray Forbes were stirred into action. With help from local dignitaries, area residents and the United States Government, they amassed 800 tons of provisions, broke a sailing record, and saved thousands of lives. Come see the artifacts and historic accounts from their incredible philanthropic mission during the height of the Great Potato Famine. Exhibition open January  27 - May 19, 2018.

215 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-1815
Price: 
$10 adults, $8 seniors and students, Free to members
Thursday, April 19, 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
Friday, April 20, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Hearing the stories of despair in Ireland in 1846-47, brothers Captain Robert Bennet Forbes and John Murray Forbes were stirred into action. With help from local dignitaries, area residents and the United States Government, they amassed 800 tons of provisions, broke a sailing record, and saved thousands of lives. Come see the artifacts and historic accounts from their incredible philanthropic mission during the height of the Great Potato Famine. Exhibition open January  27 - May 19, 2018.

215 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-1815
Price: 
$10 adults, $8 seniors and students, Free to members
Friday, April 20, 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
Friday, April 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

This free monthly event held on the third Friday is geared towards exploring the meaning of life through the shared experience of movies.  After each movie, a 5-minute intermission is followed by a group discussion.  Whether you’re a lover of cinema or a lover of thoughtful conversation, our goal is to foster genuine dialogue among groups of people with diverse perspectives. We want to hear from each other about what connects us to the stories we experience together, what challenges us, what thrills us, what makes us laugh, what breaks our hearts.

1150 Hancock Street, Lower Level
Quincy, MA 02169
Free Event
Saturday, April 21, 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

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