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Winter Family Gym at BCYF Menino

A free play program for families with children ages 3 - 8 to get up, out, and moving together.

  • Drop-in, no pre-registration required.
  • We require a caregiver to participate during Family Gym. Fun and safety are our priorities.
  • Caregivers must remain in the gym with their children at all times.
  • Legal guardian must sign a waiver before child can participate.
  • Children of all abilities welcome
  • This is an immigrant-safe space.

Learn more about BCYF Menino

10:00am - 11:30am
Repeats weekly on Saturday, starting from December 14, 2019, until January 25, 2020
125 Brookway Road
Boston MA  02131
Price:
FREE
Contact:
FAMILY GYM COORDINATOR
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Roslindale
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BCYF Girls Night Holiday Event

Boston girls of all ages are welcome!

Come celebrate the season at the annual BCYF Girls Night Holiday Event featuring entertainment, refreshments, prizes, and ornament making.

Contact Erika.Butler@boston.gov to RSVP or for more information. Space is limited to 50.

6:00pm - 8:00pm
200 D Street
Boston MA  02127
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Erika Butler
Neighborhood:
South Boston
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Boston's official Christmas tree arrives!

The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia will arrive by police escort at Boston Common at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19.

Hear ye, hear ye! Nova Scotia's town crier, local schoolchildren, and Santa will be on hand to welcome the City of Boston's Official Christmas Tree to Boston Common, a gift to the residents of Boston from the Province of Nova Scotia.

The tree arrives on a flatbed with a police escort and is set in place with a crane, thrilling little ones and grownups alike. Follow the tree's journey online.

11:00am
139 Tremont St
Boston MA  02111
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Liz Sullivan
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Dorchester
Downtown
East Boston
Fenway/Kenmore
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Mission Hill
North End
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
South End
West End
West Roxbury
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2019 Copley Square Tree Lighting

Please join us in celebrating our annual tree lighting at Copley Square.

Weather Update Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.: We are still on for tonight's tree lighting in Copley Square, with a shortened program due to the inclement weather. We will light the tree promptly at 5 p.m. and families are invited to the Fairmont Copley Plaza immediately afterward (approximately 5:10 p.m.)  for treats, activities, and photos with Santa.

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and The Friends of Copley Square welcome the holidays with the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting on Monday, December 2, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza will host a family reception immediately following for all in attendance.  The reception will include cookie decorating, photos with Santa, and treats from the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

For additional information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 617-635-4505.  To learn more, about The Friends of Copley Square, please visit their website.

5:00pm
560 Boylston Street
Boston MA  02116
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Neighborhood:
Back Bay
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2019 Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park

Help spread the holiday cheer by joining Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park for our annual trellis lighting in the North End's Christopher Columbus Park!

Located at 110 Atlantic Avenue on Boston’s historic waterfront, Christopher Columbus Park is transformed into a holiday wonderland when the park’s 260 feet of trellis are set aglow with 50,000 blue lights along with 14 decorated trees near Tia’s, the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, and throughout the park.

Help spread the holiday cheer by joining Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park for our annual trellis lighting in the North End's Christopher Columbus Park!

This family-friendly event is sure to get you in a festive mood with refreshments from Joe's American Bar & Grill, Boston Marriott Long Wharf, Verizon Fios, HP Hood and giveaways from MAGIC 106.7.

Our line up of local talent will keep the crowd singing classic holiday hits until the lights turn on:

  • Students and teachers from the North End Music & Performing Arts Center
  • Sharon Zeffiro
  • Gian Faraone
  • A.P. Black

This event is FREE and open to all! Make sure to dress warmly!

For more information on the Trellis Lighting, please call 617-635-4505 or visit the Boston Parks and Recreation Department on Facebook or on the Parks website.

5:00pm
110 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA  02110
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Nora Doherty
Neighborhood:
North End
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Boston's Día de Muertos Celebration

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Alberto Fierro, Consul General of Mexico in Boston, invite you to attend the second annual citywide Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration in Copley Square.

Marigolds, with their bright orange color and scent, are thought to guide the spirits home. The City of Boston's citywide Dia de Muertos altar in Copley Square will contain 1,000 pots of marigolds, grown from seed and tended to since August by the Boston Parks Department Horticulture Unit.

We invite you to send us photos of your loved ones to be displayed on the altar at Copley Square Fountain. And, of course, we hope you will join us in Copley Square on November 1 and 2 to celebrate Dia de Muertos and those whose memories we keep alive.

We are grateful for the help of:
  • Lena Park Fab Lab in crafting papel picado
  • the good folks of Morgan Memorial for contributing hundreds of photo frames, and
  • the hundreds of Bostonians (near and far) who have contributed photos and memories to make the City of Boston’s ofrenda so special. 
11:00am - 9:00pm
560 Boylston Street
Boston MA  02116
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Elizabeth O'Brien
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Dorchester
Downtown
East Boston
Fenway/Kenmore
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Mission Hill
North End
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
South End
West End
West Roxbury
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Fall Crafts Fair

Stop by BCYF Paris Street Community Center on November 16 and check out the crafts!

BCYF Paris Street Community Center is hosting a Fall Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 16. In addition to great local crafts there will be food, door prizes and more. While you're there, check out all the center has to offer and see the plans for the renovation of BCYF Paris Street Pool across the street!

Are you a Boston crafts person who wants to host a table? Call Elaine at the center at 617-635-5125.

11:00am - 3:00pm
112 Paris Street
Boston MA  02128
Price:
FREE
Contact:
BCYF Paris Street Community Center
Neighborhood:
East Boston
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STEAM Saturday at BCYF Mildred Avenue

The New England Aquarium visits BCYF Mildred Avenue for this special event.

Come explore family-friendly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities! Find out if you are taller than a whale rib! Learn about the ocean, the animals that live there, and join us in protecting the blue planet!

10:00am - 12:00pm
5 Mildred Avenue
Boston MA  02126
Price:
FREE
Contact:
BCYF Mildred Avenue
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Dorchester
Downtown
East Boston
Fenway/Kenmore
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Mission Hill
North End
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
South End
West End
West Roxbury
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STEAM Saturday at BCYF Leahy-Holloran

The New England Aquarium visits BCYF Leahy-Holloran for this special event.

Come explore family-friendly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities! Find out if you are taller than a whale rib! Learn about the ocean, the animals that live there, and join us in protecting the blue planet!

10:00am - 12:00pm
1 Worrell Street
Boston MA  02122
Price:
FREE
Contact:
BCYF Leahy-Holloran
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Dorchester
Downtown
East Boston
Fenway/Kenmore
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Mission Hill
North End
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
South End
West End
West Roxbury
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STEAM Saturday at BCYF Perkins

The New England Aquarium visits BCYF Perkins for this special event.

Come explore family-friendly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities! Find out if you are taller than a whale rib! Learn about the ocean, the animals that live there, and join us in protecting the blue planet!

10:00am - 12:00pm
115 Talbot Avenue
Boston MA  02124
Price:
FREE
Contact:
BCYF Perkins
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Dorchester
Downtown
East Boston
Fenway/Kenmore
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Mission Hill
North End
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
South End
West End
West Roxbury
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