Thanks to New Year's Day falling on a Sunday, vacation continues through the beginning of the week for most Boston area kids. That means there's still plenty to do – sort of a December Vacation Week extension. Our picks this week will help you jump start your family's resolutions and goals for the new year, whether you want to be more outdoorsy, artsy, active, or social.
Enjoy the first week of January and the clean slate of a new year. Remember to check our Event Calendar for more ideas each day.
Monday 1/2 – Watertown
Resolve to fill the year with art, starting at First Day ACA. The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts throws its doors open for families to enjoy an afternoon of performances, singalongs, and art and theatre activities. ACA is offering discounts on class registrations during the event. Register in advance for First Day ACA if someone in your family wants a chance to sing onstage during the Broadway Singalong. (A suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family will be gladly accepted via the ACA website or at the door)
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Tuesday 1/3 – West Newton
Superheroes-in-training can show off their moves while jumping, leaping, web-slinging, dancing, and exploring superhero identities, powers, and attitudes during the Superhero Dance Party at the Joanne Langione Dance Center. (Ages 2-7; $25)
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Wednesday 1/4 – Acton
If exploring nature with your kids is one of your goals for the year, the Backyard and Beyond nature journaling program at the Discovery Museums is a great way to get started. You'll make a nature journal and take it on a guided walk through the Great Hill conservation land to search for signs of winter. (Ages 2-10; included in museum admission)
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Thursday 1/5 – Cambridge
Get outdoors and make new friends during the Frozen Treasure Hunt on Magazine Beach. This free Tinkergarten class has limited space, so register early to save a spot. (Ages 18 months to 5 years with an adult, siblings welcome; FREE)
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Friday 1/6 – Jamaica Plain
It's Three Kings Day and the Hyde Square Task Force is celebrating with a parade and activities for families. There's a crown-making activity for children at the Connolly Library followed by a parade down Centre Street with the Jamaica Plain Honk Band and ending with a celebration that includes hot chocolate, treats, and reading a book about Three Kings Day. Every kid goes home with a free book. (Ages 2-12; FREE)
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There are always more activities on our Event Calendar and in our monthly GoList. And if you don’t receive our newsletters full of suggestions for family fun, you really should sign up for our newsletter—it’s free!
Photo courtesy of Hyde Square Task Force.