We have some beautiful weather forecasted for this weekend as we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. You can take advantage of the warmth at the Trails and Sails festival in Salem, the Stony Brook Fall Fair, or the Metro Fest in Framingham. Celebrate the autumn equinox with the Revels River Sing in Cambridge. The end of summer also brings Swan Boat season to a close.
If you are looking enrichment opportunities, Firefly Kids Yoga Studio and Fashion Focus have open houses this weekend. Parents of older children with disabilities can explore options for transitioning from school to work at the Statewide Transition Conference.
If your children have always wanted to explore African Drumming, this is their weekend! Catch a performance by the Crocodile River Collective, then attend an African Drum Workshop. Or explore drum rhythms a the Discovery Museums with Dooni Dooni: Little by Little (and since the Discovery Museums are having a Pay as You Will Admission Week, it is a great time to visit).
Also on Mommy Poppins this Week:
Please see our calendar for more festivals, performances, and other activities. Whatever you choose, enjoy your weekend. And remember to nominate a local kid for our Kids Who Really Rock contest!
Swan Boats Closing Weekend - Boston
This is the last weekend to enjoy the Swan Boats in the Public Garden.
What the Moon Saw - Brookline
This is closing weekend for the Puppet Showplace Theater's mash-up of The Ugly Duckling and Thumbelina.
Trails and Sails - Salem
This is the first of two weekends of hikes, boating, tours, and other adventures.
Pay as You Will - Acton
From September 16 to September 21 you decide how much to pay to get into the Discovery Museums.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20
Battle Road Open House Day - Lexington
Take a tour of some of the historic homes in Minuteman Park and see Colonial and British regiments.
Firefly Kids Open House - Foxboro
Experience free kids' yoga classes, face painting, and more at the Firefly Kids open house this weekend.
Statewide Transition Conference - Worcester
Parents of teenagers with disabilities can learn more about the transition from school into the adult world.
Touch a Truck - Northbourough
Northbourough crossing hosts an hands on experience for young truck enthusiasts.
Huge Children's Tag Sale - Marlborough
Come look for gently used children's clothes, toys, Halloween costumes, baby equipment and more.
Stony Brook Fall Fair - Norfolk
Mass Audubon’s Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary continues its 50th anniversary celebration with a special day of games, crafts, food, and fun for the whole family.
Open House - Pembroke
Come learn about the classes in poise, self-care, modeling, and more at Fashion Focus.
Harbor Arts Festival - Boston
Enjoy the current collection of artwork and take in the view with live music, local food, refreshments, activities for all ages, and much more.
Dooni Dooni: Little by Little - Acton
Discovery West African Drumming at the Discovery Museums.
Metro Fest - Framingham
Metro Fest is a regionwide, collaborative event to showcase the richness and diversity of the region’s music, arts and culinary offerings, with a wide range of activities for all ages.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21
Hub On Wheels - Boston
Choose from a 10, 30, or 50 mile ride through the city. Storrow Drive will be closed to traffic.
Revels RiverSing - Cambridge
Listen as nearly a hundred area choral singers serenade the change of season from Summer to Fall. Family activities including face painting will take place in Harvard Square.
Allston Village Street Fair - Boston
The family friendly day includes live bands, multicultural street performances, an international food court, amusements area, plus an artist and vendor market.
Family Farm Day - Ipswich
Appleton Farm brings in live music and games, plus don't miss a chance to meet the farm animals and equipment.
Windrush Farm Birthday Celebration - North Andover
Celebrate Windrush Farm's 50th birthday with hay rides, live music, a pony meet & greet, and a raffle with a cash prize.
Crocodile River Music Family Show - Natick
This concert will get young children stomping, dancing, and moving to the sounds of African drums.
African Drum Workshop - Natick
The Crocodile River Music group teaches a workshop on African drumming to children 10 and up.
Meet the Bees High Holiday Fair - Brookline
Celebrate the High Holidays with all five senses.
Blue Discoveries Family Day - Boston
Learn more about the blue planet through art, science and storytelling.