Memorial Day Weekend Roundup

Hello everyone, I hope you're enjoying a great week. Things have been super crazy here so I am going to get right to it with this Memorial Day Weekend Roundup. And a quick note to be sure to check out this great post on 8 things to know about cleanses and detox diets and this podcast episode on media and entertainment favorites!

1. The ICA offers free admission for Memorial Day (Boston)

2. Learn the Cool Cat Boogie with Pete the Cat (Boston)

3. Kids identify emotions and explore coping skills at the Boston Children’s Museum’s Mental Health Awareness event (Boston)

4. Work with stencils, special papers, and artists’ paint markers to create unique flying fish that tell a personal story during Make/Made (Boston)

5. The Street Performers return to Faneuil Hall (Boston)

6. Check out the MFA’s Memorial Day Open House lineup of family-friendly activities, live performances, and free admission for everyone (Boston)

7. It’s Children’s Day at the Mary Soo Hoo Park (Boston)

8. Visit the Memorial Day Garden of Flags and help plant 37,000 flags to pay tribute to Massachusetts service men and women (Boston)

9. Come to the JFK Library to honor President Kennedy’s 100th birthday, featuring live music performances, a US Navy flyover, and more (Boston)

10. Attend a Puppet Showplace Theater performance of Jack and the Beanstalk (Brookline)

11. Members of the military and their immediate family enjoy discounted admission to Edaville this weekend (Carver)

12. Time for the Mass Sheep and Woolcraft Fair (Cummington)

13. Battleship Cove commemorates Memorial Day with free admission for veterans and a special ceremony (Fall River)

14. Celebrate Harry Potter with butterbeer, witchcraft and wizarding classes, the Sorting Hat, a Q & A with Professor Snape, and more during the Wizard Springtime Market (Haverhill)

15. Explore free family activities, exhibits, and walks at the Joppa Flats Bio-Blitz Free-for-All (Newburyport)

16. It’s time for the Newburyport Spring Festival (Newburyport)

17. Build a Bee House (Norfolk)

18. Families with children aged 10 and under on the autism spectrum can explore hands-on activities in a sensory-friendly atmosphere during the Children’s Museum in Easton’s free Family Autism Event (North Easton)

19. Paradise City Arts Festival features three days of visual arts, live music, local food, and fun (Northampton)

20. Take a Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing Guided Sanctuary Walk (Princeton)

21. Celebrate Somerville’s 175th birthday, Memorial Day, and Armed Forces Week with a series of activities including fireworks, a tribute concert, a candlelight remembrance, and more (Somerville)

22. Use dip-nets, buckets, and magnifiers for up-close exploration of Tiny Wonders in four different habitats (South Wellfleet)

24. Go In Search of Horseshoe Crabs (South Wellfleet)

25. The American Indianist Society hosts its 49th Annual Memorial Day Powwow with crafts, dancing, singing, workshops, and more (Spencer)

26. Sheep herding, wool dyeing, felting, spinning, and farm animals await during Wool Days at Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)

27. Join a Turtle Time hunt for eggs, nests, or perhaps a close-up look at a painted or snapping turtle (Topsfield)

28. Enjoy this free educational, fun, and beautiful Beach Ramble (Westport)

29. Take in a Memorial Day Parade (Various Locations)