Free Things To Do In Boston With Kids This Weekend, Jan 5th – Jan 7th, 2018

CodeCampKidz

CodeCampKidz is a free Learn to Code Live Online Classes taking place at Microsoft Store – Natick Mall, 1245 Worcester Street, #3072, Natick, MA 01760 on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Would you like to introduce your children to real coding in a fun and achievable way? CodeCampKidz cordially invites them to join us online to start their journey! The first 4 project and 2 live sessions are free. They will write real HTML, CSS and Javascript code progressing from the basics to more advanced topics, building skill and self-confidence along the way. They will guide them through the process step by step to make sure they succeed. Each time they complete a project they will have earned new “coding tools” and will be provided with a work area to create their own personalized designs. They can use them for school, personal or community projects and publish them for others to see. They will assist them at every step with personal mentoring, debugging and code reviews. No experience is required. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, take advantage of these free unique classes and open a gateway to their future.

Beach Day at the J

Beach Day at the J will be taking place at the Leventhal-Sidman Center, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459 on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Phone: 617-558-6500, 617-558-6522 

Email: info@jccgb.org

Dreaming of an island vacation? Escape the cold for few hours, and enjoy indoor fun for the whole family. The event will be featuring Arts and crafts, Bouncy house, Family swim in the indoor pool, Interactive games and activities and more.  Bring the whole family to enjoy the day at the Laventhal-Sidman Center with these free fun activities. Everyone is welcome but the event is perfect for families with young children. An adult must be in the water with children, no flotation devices allowed, swim caps required. Free and open to all.

Moby Dick Read-Aloud Marathon

Moby Dick Read-Aloud Marathon will be taking place at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA from Friday, January 5, 2018 to Sunday, January 7, 2018 at various times.

Phone: 508-997-0046 ext. 149.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Moby-Dick Marathon celebrates Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece with a 25-hour nonstop public reading of the book during a weekend of activities and events. The annual event started in 1997 and is now considered one of the world’s best-known readathons. Every year, early in January, a local celebrity figure traditionally kicks-off the reading, beginning with the most famous opening line in American literature, “Call me Ishmael.” More than 150 readers each read a short passage from this novel. Some read in Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Danish, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian and/or French, followed by that same passage in English. One passage is read from Braille.  The Seamen’s Bethel hosts the singing of “The Ribs and Terrors in the Whale” and the reading of Father Mapple’s sermon. At the end, a few hardy souls will have stayed for the whole adventure. You can bring your little bookworms here. Free and open all.

Nature Storytime

Little ones can enjoy Nature Storytime with the Cambridge Public Library on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Country Kitchen, 650 Concord Ave Lower level of Neville Place (back building), Cambridge, MA.

Email: friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com

On the first Friday of each month, the Cambridge Public Library’s children’s librarian Margaret Macri hosts a nature story time at Fresh Pond. This week kids can read about winter and what humans and animals do during this time. Bring warm clothes and go for a winter walk after story time is over. In the event of tight parking, The Fayerweather Street School has kindly offered the use of their parking.

Christmas Tree Bonfire

The 14th Annual Christmas Tree Bonfire will be taking place at Salem Willows Park, 171-185 Fort Avenue, Salem, MA on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

Phone: (978) 745-0251, 978-745-9595, ext. 5676.

The City’s 14th annual Christmas tree bonfire will be held at Dead Horse Beach on Memorial Drive. Waste Management trucks will be picking up trees curbside on the same day as your regularly scheduled trash day beginning January 2nd, 2017.  If you really want to make sure your tree is part of the bonfire, you can drop it off at the entrance to Dead Horse Beach after January 2nd or bring it to the bonfire on January 6, 2018. Please don’t forget that all decorations and lights must be removed from your tree. In case of inclement weather (rain/snow/wind) the bonfire will be held on Saturday evening, January 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm. There will be free hot cocoa and music.

WCT Holiday Party

WCT Holiday Party hosted by Mosesian Center for the Arts will be taking place on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor Rehearsal Hall, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

WCT Holiday Party is here so please bring family and friends of all ages. They will be providing a nut-free snack to share. The party is a  time for celebration, community, and good cheer! Spend the weekend here to spread some holiday cheer and make new friends on the go. The event is free and open to all.

Cambridge Kids Ballet Open House

Cambridge Kids Ballet Open House will be taking place at José Mateo Ballet Theatre, 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm.

Everyone is invited to Winter Open House at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre. Come and join JMBT at their Cambridge studio in Harvard Square for a free afternoon of fun and ballet classes for children ages 3-6 and their parents. Guests will enjoy complimentary snacks, crafts, games and face painting! They’ll be offering special discounts on Winter 2018 tuition for new students and provide information on the Summer Dance programs. The schedule is Creative Dance for 3 and 4 year-olds from 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm, Pre-Ballet for 5 and 6 year-olds from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm and Ballet 101 for Parents from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Dorchester Kids Ballet Open House

Dorchester Kids Ballet Open House hosted by José Mateo Ballet Theatre will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm at JMBT Studio at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, 14 Cushing Avenue, Boston, MA 02125

Families are invited to Winter Open House at José Mateo Ballet Theatre! You are welcome to join JMBT at their Dorchester Studio in Uphams Corner for a free afternoon of fun and ballet classes for children ages 3-6 and their parents. Guests will enjoy complimentary snacks, crafts, games and a story time. They’ll also be offering special discounts on Winter 2018 tuition for new students. Pre-registration is requested, but not required. The schedule is Creative Dance for 3 and 4 year-olds from 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm, Pre-Ballet for 5 and 6 year-olds from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm and Ballet 101 for Parents from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Free!


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