Events INSIDER: May 20-28, 2013

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Johnny’s Picks
Horn Pond Memorial Lantern Walk
This lantern walk honors those who have died in war in a way that’s creative but appropriate. You can create your own lantern at the workshops or buy one at the event for a small donation. 7pm. Horn Pond Memorial Lantern WalkHorn Pond Woburn, MA, .
Science on Screen: Terminator 2
Watch Terminator 2 and then talk about real life technology that’s being used today and resembles what’s see on screen. This should be a fun evening. 7pm. Science on Screen: Terminator 2Coolidge Corner Theatre Brookline, MA, .
Charles River Moonlight Canoe
Paddling a canoe is fun, but it can be also relaxing if done at night. Try it at Newton Boathouse, there will be food, too! 7pm. Charles River Moonlight CanoeNewton Boathouse, Commonwealth Ave. Newton, MA, .
Anime Boston
This is New England’s largest anime and manga convention. It does not stop with comics, so you’ll find Japanese rock bands, karaoke, video games and much more! Anime BostonSheraton Boston Hotel Boston, MA, .
Discovery Day in Lexington
A fun day for everyone: Food, balloons, live music, entertainment and vendors going on sale. 10am. Discovery Day in LexingtonWaltham Street Municipal Parking Lot Lexington, MA, .
‘Welcome to Our Home’ A Living History Tour
Once a month, you get the chance of talking to an expert who is fully dressed as someone from the Alcott family, while going on an interactive tour around their house. 4:45pm. 'Welcome to Our Home' A Living History TourLouisa May Alcott’s Orchard House Concord, MA, .
Alton Weagle Day
Send the most creative (and never done before) idea for climbing Mt. Washington and if it’s good enough you might be invited to the climb. Crazy, right? Contact Alton Weagle DayMt. Washington Auto Road Gorham, NH, .
Southern New Hampshire Scottish Games and Celtic Festival
I love all kinds of cultural events, but the Scots have a remarkable pride and I love the bagpipe parades. They’re really welcoming. Southern New Hampshire Scottish Games and Celtic FestivalOak Park Greenfield, NH, .
Menotomy Musket Shoot
Watching old guns being fired is fun, but firing them is better. Colonial costumes are encouraged, but modern protective gear is mandatory. 10am. Menotomy Musket ShootTewksbury Rod and Gun Club Tewksbury, MA, .
Newburyport Spring Fest
You can’t go wrong with the street fest in downtown Newburyport. It’s always fun, and you can go to the beach if you need to take a break! Newburyport Spring FestDowntown Newburyport Newburyport, MA, .
Spring Planting Moon Pow-Wow and Crafts Festival
There’s always something interesting to do at Pow wows. From dancing, singing, to watching demonstrations and crafts. They’ll have storytelling and a tipi you can go inside of. Spring Planting Moon Pow-Wow and Crafts FestivalCamp Marshall 4H Campgrounds, Off Rte 31 Spencer, MA, .
Memorial Day
Memorial Day – Somerville, MA
Memorial Day parades continue Sunday 1pm. Memorial Day - Somerville, MACity Hall Somerville, MA, .
Memorial Day – Woburn, MA
It’s not listed except in one place, but Woburn is doing Memorial Day celebrations as well. Memorial Day - Woburn, MA Woburn, MA, .
Memorial Day – Dorchester, MA
Parade, 21-gun salute at this Memorial Day ceremony. Memorial Day - Dorchester, MA Dorchester, MA, .
Memorial Day – Waltham, MA
Not a parade, but Memorial Day services will be held a the Waltham Common. 10am. Memorial Day - Waltham, MA Waltham, MA, .
Memorial Day – Watertown, MA
Another parade. 12pm. Memorial Day - Watertown, MA Watertown, MA, .
Memorial Day – Needham, MA
Not a parade, but a ceremony at a cemetery for Needham’s Memorial Day. Memorial Day - Needham, MA Needham, MA, .
Memorial Day Parade: Sudbury, MA
This parade’s notable because it will have re-enactors and remembers to honor Native Americans vets, too. TBA 7:30am. Memorial Day Parade: Sudbury, MASudbury Town Center Sudbury, MA, .
Memorial Day Parade and Dedication of War on Terror Memorial
This parade will be followed by a ceremony that honors those who have served in the War on Terrorism since 2001. 10 am. Memorial Day Parade and Dedication of War on Terror MemorialHolliston Street to Colonel Matondi Square Medway, MA, .
Northborough Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
This is Northborough’s Memorial Day Parade. noon. Northborough Memorial Day Parade & CeremonyPierce and Hudson Streets Northborough, MA, .
Memorial Day Parade – Wayland, MA
This is Wayland’s Memorial Day Parade. 11am. Memorial Day Parade - Wayland, MAWayland State Police Post Wayland, MA, .
Memorial Day Parade – South Kingstown, RI
This is South Kingstown’s Memorial Day Parade. 10am. Memorial Day Parade - South Kingstown, RIHolley Rd., Main St., High St. South Kingstown, RI, .
Plympton Memorial Day Parade
This is Plympton’s Memorial Day parade. 10am. Plympton Memorial Day ParadeCorner of Center and Main St Plympton, MA, .
Memorial Day Weekend at Battleship Cove
Battleship Cove will be honoring the heroes that gave their lives for freedom. Includes raising of the American flag and 21-gun salute. Memorial Day Weekend at Battleship CoveBattleship Cove Fall River, MA, .
Chicopee Memorial Day Parade
This is Chicopee’s Memorial Day Parade. 10am. Chicopee Memorial Day ParadeDana Park, Newbury Street Chicopee, MA, .
South Hadley Memorial Day
This includes a parade, an afternoon picnic, a 5K run and multiple cemetery ceremonies. 7am. South Hadley Memorial DaySouth Hadley High School South Hadley, MA, .
Memorial Day – Goffstown
It doesn’t say what time, but there will be a parade in Goffstown! Memorial Day - GoffstownMain Street Goffstown, NH, .
Memorial Day & Parade – Bedford, NH
The Town of Bedford will host 3 different Memorial Day Parades. Hit the link to learn more! 9am, 10am, 11am. Memorial Day & Parade - Bedford, NHVarious Locations Bedford, NH, .
Memorial Day Parade – Hancock, NH
Two parades will be held at 5/27 and 5/28. Boy & girl scouts are invited, as well as youth baseball players. 2pm. Memorial Day Parade - Hancock, NHSchool Street Hancock, NH, .
Memorial Day Parade in Haverhill, NH
It doesn’t say what time, but there will be a parade in Newbury, VT, or Haverhill, NH! Memorial Day Parade in Haverhill, NH Haverhill, NH, .
Memorial Day – Bloomfield, CT
This is Bloomfield’s Memorial Day Parade. 9:30am. Memorial Day - Bloomfield, CTDowntown Bloomfield, CT, .
Memorial Day Picnic
A picnic that features free activities such as sack races and water-balloon games. noon. Memorial Day PicnicFairfield Musuem Fairfield, CT, .
Decoration Day 1876 at Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport Museum will honor the fallen with ceremonies both inside and outside the facilities. 10:30am. Decoration Day 1876 at Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT, .
Memorial Day Parade – Southbury, CT
Enjoy this Memorial Day Parade and then go to the park for a picnic. There will be face painting, music and games doe the kids. 11am. Memorial Day Parade - Southbury, CTMain Street South Southbury, CT, .
Memorial Mile
It’s a 1-mile race before the actual Memorial Day Parade starts. Awards will be given to participants. 10:20am. Memorial MileScotland Road East Hartford, CT, .
Memorial Day Parade – Hamden, CT
This is Hamden’s Memorial day Parade. 10am. Memorial Day Parade - Hamden, CTHamden High School Hamden, CT, .
Memorial Day Parade – Mansfield, CT
This is Mansfield’s Memorial Day Parade. 9am. Memorial Day Parade - Mansfield, CTIntersection of Route 195 and Bassetts Bridge Road Mansfield, CT, .
Memorial Day Parade – Norwalk, CT
This is Norwalk’s Memorial Day Parade. 10am. Memorial Day Parade - Norwalk, CTVeteran’s Memorial Park, Seaview Avenue and Fort Point Norwalk, CT, .
Memorial Day Parade – Stafford, CT
11am. Memorial Day Parade - Stafford, CTFurnace Avenue Stafford Springs, CT, .
Memorial Day Parade – Trumbull, CT
This is Trumbull’s Memorial Day Parade. 10am. Memorial Day Parade - Trumbull, CTMarisa’s Restaurant, Main Street Trumbull, CT, .
Memorial Day Parade and Luncheon
Parade at 12pm, then lunch at the American Legion. Memorial Day Parade and LuncheonAmerican Legion Post 94, Pritham Ave Greenville, ME, .
Deer Isle – Stonington Memorial Day Parade
I’m not sure this parade is happening, and I don’t know what time if it is. You’re on your own to make calls on this one! Deer Isle - Stonington Memorial Day Parade Deer Isle, ME, .
Orwell Memorial Day Parade
This is Orwell’s Memorial Day Parade. 1:30pm. Orwell Memorial Day ParadeNorth Orwell Road Orwell, VT, .
Memorial Day Parade – Woodstock, VT
This is Woodstock’s Memorial Day Parade. 10:30am. Memorial Day Parade - Woodstock, VTWoodstock Elementary School Woodstock, VT, .
Poultney Memorial Day Parade
This is Poultney’s Memorial Day Parade. 10am. Poultney Memorial Day ParadeStewart’s Shop, Main Street Poultney, VT, .
Vergennes Memorial Day Parade
This parade features tractors, floats, firetrucks and more. They claim it’s Vermont’s largest parade, and it might as well be! 11am. Vergennes Memorial Day ParadeVergennes Union High School Vergennes, VT, .
Sutton Memorial Day Parade
This is Sutton’s Memorial Day Parade. 11am. Sutton Memorial Day ParadeSutton Center Common Sutton, MA, .
Memorial Day: Agawam, MA
10:30am. Memorial Day: Agawam, MAAgawam Middle School/Town Hall Agawam, MA, .
Memorial Day: Amherst, MA
9:30am. Memorial Day: Amherst, MA Amherst, MA, .
Memorial Day: Andover, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Andover, MAMain Street Andover, MA, .
Memorial Day: Arlington, MA
9:30am. Memorial Day: Arlington, MA Arlington, MA, .
Memorial Day: Ashby, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Ashby, MA Ashby, MA, .
Memorial Day: Barnstable, MA
Is this happening? I think so, but I couldn’t find info. Do yer own research! Memorial Day: Barnstable, MA Barnstable, MA, .
Memorial Day: Brockton, MA
11am. Memorial Day: Brockton, MA Brockton, MA, .
Memorial Day: Belmont, MA
11am. Memorial Day: Belmont, MA Belmont, MA, .
Memorial Day: Cambridge, MA
11am. Memorial Day: Cambridge, MACambridge Common Cambridge, MA, .
Memorial Day: Cohasset, MA
10:30am. Memorial Day: Cohasset, MA Cohasset, MA, .
Memorial Day: Concord, MA
9:00am and 11:30am. Memorial Day: Concord, MAWest Concord and Ash Street Concord, MA, .
Memorial Day: Danvers, MA
9am. Memorial Day: Danvers, MA Danvers, MA, .
Memorial Day: Easthampton, MA
10:30 am. Memorial Day: Easthampton, MAClark Street Easthampton, MA, .
Memorial Day: East Longmeadow, MA
10:50am. Memorial Day: East Longmeadow, MA East Longmeadow, MA, .
Memorial Day: Easton, MA
2pm. Memorial Day: Easton, MA Easton, MA, .
Memorial Day: Essex, MA
9am. Memorial Day: Essex, MATown Hall Essex, MA, .
Memorial Day: Fairhaven, MA
8:30am. Memorial Day: Fairhaven, MAMain Street Fairhaven, MA, .
Memorial Day: Fall River, MA
1pm. Memorial Day: Fall River, MAKennedy Park Fall River, MA, .
Memorial Day: Falmouth, MA
9:45am. Memorial Day: Falmouth, MAVillage Green and Main St. Falmouth, MA, .
Memorial Day: Fitchburg, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Fitchburg, MA Fitchburg, MA, .
Memorial Day: Greenfield, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Greenfield, MAMiddle School Greenfield, MA, .
Memorial Day: Hamilton, MA
9am. Memorial Day: Hamilton, MA Hamilton, MA, .
Memorial Day: Hampden, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Hampden, MA Hampden, MA, .
Memorial Day: Hanson, MA
9am. Memorial Day: Hanson, MAIndian Head School Hanson, MA, .
Memorial Day: Haverhill, MA
10:30am. Memorial Day: Haverhill, MA Haverhill, MA, .
Memorial Day: Holyoke, MA
9am. Memorial Day: Holyoke, MAAppeton Street Holyoke, MA, .
Memorial Day: Hudson, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Hudson, MA Hudson, MA, .
Memorial Day: Ipswich, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Ipswich, MAMain Street Ipswich, MA, .
Memorial Day: Lexington, MA
9am. Memorial Day: Lexington, MA Lexington, MA, .
Memorial Day: Littleton, MA
9:30am. Memorial Day: Littleton, MA Littleton, MA, .
Memorial Day: Ludlow, MA
9am. Memorial Day: Ludlow, MAWarren Street Ludlow, MA, .
Memorial Day: Lynn, MA
1:30pm. Memorial Day: Lynn, MANorth Shore Community College Lynn, MA, .
Memorial Day: Marblehead, MA
9am. Memorial Day: Marblehead, MAOld Town House Marblehead, MA, .
Memorial Day: Marshfield, MA
11am. Memorial Day: Marshfield, MAMarshfield Fairgrounds Marshfield, MA, .
Memorial Day: Medfield, MA
9:45am. Memorial Day: Medfield, MATown Hall Medfield, MA, .
Memorial Day: Maynard, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Maynard, MA Maynard, MA, .
Medway Memorial Day Parade and Dedication of War on Terror Memorial
10am. Medway Memorial Day Parade and Dedication of War on Terror Memorial Medway, MA, .
Memorial Day: Methuen, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Methuen, MA Methuen, MA, .
Memorial Day: Millis, MA
9am. Memorial Day: Millis, MA Millis, MA, .
Memorial Day: Monson, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Monson, MA Monson, MA, .
Memorial Day: Needham, MA
6:50am. Memorial Day: Needham, MASt Joseph’s Parish Needham, MA, .
Memorial Day: New Bedford, MA
11am. Memorial Day: New Bedford, MANew Bedford High School New Bedford, MA, .
Memorial Day: Northampton, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Northampton, MATrinity Row Northampton, MA, .
Memorial Day: Northborough, MA
noon. Memorial Day: Northborough, MAPierce and Hudson Streets Northborough, MA, .
Memorial Day: Plymouth, MA
9:30am. Memorial Day: Plymouth, MAShirley Square Plymouth, MA, .
Memorial Day: Plympton, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Plympton, MACorner of Center and Main St Plympton, MA, .
Memorial Day: Reading, MA
9:45am. Memorial Day: Reading, MAAmerican Legion Post 62 Reading, MA, .
Memorial Day: Rehoboth, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Rehoboth, MABay State Rd. Rehoboth, MA, .
Memorial Day: Rowley, MA
1:30pm. Memorial Day: Rowley, MABradford Street Rowley, MA, .
Memorial Day: Salem, MA
10:30am. Memorial Day: Salem, MA Salem, MA, .
Memorial Day: Scituate, MA
11:30am. Memorial Day: Scituate, MATown Hall Scituate, MA, .
Memorial Day: Shrewsbury, MA
9:30am. Memorial Day: Shrewsbury, MAMaple Avenue Shrewsbury, MA, .
Memorial Day: Somerset, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Somerset, MASomerset High School Somerset, MA, .
Memorial Day: Somerville, MA
1pm. Memorial Day: Somerville, MAHighland Avenue Somerville, MA, .
Memorial Day: Sudbury, MA
9:30am. Memorial Day: Sudbury, MA Sudbury, MA, .
Memorial Day: Sutton, MA
11am. Memorial Day: Sutton, MASutton Center Common Sutton, MA, .
Memorial Day: Tewksbury, MA
2pm. Memorial Day: Tewksbury, MA Tewksbury, MA, .
Memorial Day: Tyngsborough, MA
11am. Memorial Day: Tyngsborough, MA Tyngsborough, MA, .
Memorial Day: Ware, MA
1pm. Memorial Day: Ware, MA Ware, MA, .
Memorial Day: Watertown, MA
11am. Memorial Day: Watertown, MAMt. Auburn Street Watertown, MA, .
Memorial Day: Wayland, MA
10:30am. Memorial Day: Wayland, MAWayland Middle School Wayland, MA, .
Memorial Day: West Brookfield, MA
9am. Memorial Day: West Brookfield, MA West Brookfield, MA, .
Memorial Day: Westfield, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Westfield, MA Westfield, MA, .
Memorial Day: Westford, MA
11am. Memorial Day: Westford, MA Westford, MA, .
Memorial Day: Wilmington, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Wilmington, MA Wilmington, MA, .
Memorial Day: Woburn, MA
8am. Memorial Day: Woburn, MAWoburn Armory Woburn, MA, .
Memorial Day: Farmington, ME
8:30am. Memorial Day: Farmington, MEHigh Street Farmington, ME, .
Memorial Day: Kennebunk, ME
9:30am. Memorial Day: Kennebunk, METemple Street Masonic Lodge Kennebunk, ME, .
Memorial Day: Newport, ME
10am. Memorial Day: Newport, MEProgress Park, MainStreet Newport, ME, .
Memorial Day: Richmond, ME
11am. Memorial Day: Richmond, MEUpper Main St Richmond, ME, .
Memorial Day: Sanford, ME
10am. Memorial Day: Sanford, ME Sanford, ME, .
Memorial Day: Topsham, ME
8:30am. Memorial Day: Topsham, MEMarket Place Mall Topsham, ME, .
Memorial Day: Northfield, VT
10am. Memorial Day: Northfield, VTNorthfield Middle-High School,Vine Street Northfield, VT, .
Memorial Day: Pittsfield, VT
9am. Memorial Day: Pittsfield, VTTown Office, Route 100 Pittsfield, VT, .
Memorial Day: Randolph, VT
3pm. Memorial Day: Randolph, VTVermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery Randolph, VT, .
Memorial Day: Concord, NH
9am. Memorial Day: Concord, NHStores Street parking lot Concord, NH, .
Memorial Day: Hampstead, NH
11am. Memorial Day: Hampstead, NHVeterans Memorial Park Hampstead, NH, .
Memorial Day: Henniker, NH
10am. Memorial Day: Henniker, NHHenniker Community School, Main Street Henniker, NH, .
Memorial Day: Plaistow, NH
2pm. Memorial Day: Plaistow, NHPollard School Plaistow, NH, .
Memorial Day: Strafford, NH
11:30am. Memorial Day: Strafford, NHBeaver Dam Estates Strafford, NH, .
Memorial Day: Bristol, RI
Is this happening? I think so, but I couldn’t find info. Do yer own research! Memorial Day: Bristol, RI Bristol, RI, .
Memorial Day: East Greenwich, RI
10am. Memorial Day: East Greenwich, RI East Greenwich, RI, .
Memorial Day: Lincoln, RI
10:30am. Memorial Day: Lincoln, RISmithfield Avenue Lincoln, RI, .
Memorial Day: North Kingstown, RI
Is this happening? I think so, but I couldn’t find info. Do yer own research! Memorial Day: North Kingstown, RIWilson Park North Kingstown, RI, .
Memorial Day: North Providence, RI
There will be a festival right after the parade. 1pm. Memorial Day: North Providence, RINorth Providence High School North Providence, RI, .
Memorial Day: South Kingstown, RI
Is this happening? I think so, but I couldn’t find info. Do yer own research! Memorial Day: South Kingstown, RI South Kingstown, RI, .
Memorial Day: West Greenwich, RI
1:30pm. Memorial Day: West Greenwich, RIRoute 102 West Greenwich, RI, .
Memorial Day: Westerly, RI
Is this happening? I think so, but I couldn’t find info. Do yer own research! Memorial Day: Westerly, RIDowntown Westerly, RI, .
Memorial Day: Woonsocket, RI
10am. Memorial Day: Woonsocket, RIClinton Street Woonsocket, RI, .
Memorial Day: Ansonia, CT
2pm. Memorial Day: Ansonia, CTNolan Athletic Complex, Wakelee Avenue Ansonia, CT, .
Memorial Day: Bethany, CT
10am. Memorial Day: Bethany, CTBethany Airport Bethany, CT, .
Memorial Day: Branford, CT
10am. Memorial Day: Branford, CTBranford Town Green Branford, CT, .
Memorial Day: Cheshire, CT
1:30pm. Memorial Day: Cheshire, CTHighland School Cheshire, CT, .
Memorial Day: Derby, CT
9am. Memorial Day: Derby, CTCottage and Elizabeth Streets Derby, CT, .
Memorial Day: Danielson, CT
1pm. Memorial Day: Danielson, CTSt. James Church Danielson, CT, .
Memorial Day: East Haven, CT
Is this happening? I think so, but I couldn’t find info. Do yer own research! Memorial Day: East Haven, CT East Haven, CT, .
Memorial Day: Fairfield, CT
10am. Memorial Day: Fairfield, CTSouth Pine Creek Fairfield, CT, .
Memorial Day: Farmington, CT
8:30am. Memorial Day: Farmington, CTMain Street Farmington, CT, .
Memorial Day: Guilford, CT
10am. Memorial Day: Guilford, CTTown Hall Guilford, CT, .
Memorial Day: Madison, CT
10am. Memorial Day: Madison, CT Madison, CT, .
Memorial Day: Milford, CT
2pm. Memorial Day: Milford, CTDaniel Wasson Field Milford, CT, .
Memorial Day: Naugatuck, CT
9:15am. Memorial Day: Naugatuck, CTNorth Main Street Naugatuck, CT, .
Memorial Day: Norwalk, CT
9am. Memorial Day: Norwalk, CTSeaview Avenue Norwalk, CT, .
Memorial Day: New Haven, CT
Is this happening? I think so, but I couldn’t find info. Do yer own research! Memorial Day: New Haven, CT New Haven, CT, .
Memorial Day: North Haven, CT
10:30am. Memorial Day: North Haven, CTNorth Haven Middle School North Haven, CT, .
Memorial Day: Old Saybrook, CT
10am. Memorial Day: Old Saybrook, CTMain Street Old Saybrook, CT, .
Memorial Day: Orange, CT
10:30am. Memorial Day: Orange, CTHigh Plains Community Center Orange, CT, .
Memorial Day: Shelton-Derby, CT
The parade starts at Cottage and Elizabeth Streets, Shelby and finished at Howe Avenue, shelton. 9am. Memorial Day: Shelton-Derby, CTCottage and Elizabeth Streets Derby, CT, .
Memorial Day: Torrington, CT
9:30am. Memorial Day: Torrington, CTCoe Memorial Park Torrington, CT, .
Memorial Day: Wallingford, CT
There will be ceremonies on 5/26 and teh parade will start on 5/27/2013. 10am. Memorial Day: Wallingford, CTDutton Park Wallingford, CT, .
Memorial Day: West Haven, CT
10:30am. Memorial Day: West Haven, CTCapt. Thomas Blvd West Haven, CT, .
Memorial Day: Biddeford, ME
9:30am. Memorial Day: Biddeford, ME Biddeford, ME, .
Memorial Day: Jackman, ME
Is this happening? I think so, but I couldn’t find info. Do yer own research! Memorial Day: Jackman, ME Jackman, ME, .
Memorial Day: Melrose, MA
Melrose honors Memorial Day with multiple activities such as breakfasts, ceremonies and the traditional parade. 8am. Memorial Day: Melrose, MAVarious Locations Melrose, MA, .
Memorial Day: Acton, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Acton, MAActon-Boxborough High School Acton, MA, .
Memorial Day: Centerville, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Centerville, MA Centerville, MA, .
Memorial Day: Nantucket, MA
noon. Memorial Day: Nantucket, MA Nantucket, MA, .
Memorial Day: Westwood, MA
9:30am. Memorial Day: Westwood, MA Westwood, MA, .
Memorial Day: Old Orchard Beach, ME
1pm. Memorial Day: Old Orchard Beach, ME Old Orchard Beach, ME, .
Memorial Day: Seekonk, MA
10am. Memorial Day: Seekonk, MASeekonk High School Seekonk, MA, .
Memorial Day: Hyannis, MA
There will be multiple Memorial Day ceremonies in Huannis. Memorial Day: Hyannis, MAVarious Locations Hyannis, MA, .
Memorial Day: Webster, MA
11am. Memorial Day: Webster, MASt. Anthony Cemetery Webster, MA, .
Also Fun
The Moving Wall
The Moving Wall is coming to New England, so it’s a great chance to homage the heroes that gave their lives in Vietnam. Hit the link for the list of dates and places where it can be found. The Moving WallVarious Locations All Over, , .
Vintage Motorcar Festival
Vintage cars will be exhibited at Chesterwood, where a juried competition will take place. Visitors are allowed to walk around the property. Food available. 10am. Vintage Motorcar Festival Stockbridge, MA, .
Full Moon Tours: What the Butler Said
What was it like to serve on a mansion back in 1800? The words of Robert Roberts shed some light to the topic. Not really fun, but surely informative. 7:30pm. Full Moon Tours: What the Butler SaidGore Place Waltham, MA, .
A Night of Music Celebrating Stevie Wonder
This night will be celebrating Stevie Wonder’s birthday. Lots of music (of course), food and live entertainment will be available. 5:30pm. A Night of Music Celebrating Stevie WonderThe Beehive Boston, MA, .
Wildflower Hike
Breathe fresh air and admire the beauty of wildflowers while going on this 8 mile hike. 10am. Wildflower HikeShea Memorial Skating Rink Quincy, MA, .
Boston Harbor Kayak from Kendall Square
3 hours of paddling through the Charles River Locks. If you’re not familiar with kayaking, a short class will be given before. Boston Harbor Kayak from Kendall Square Cambridge, MA, .
Honored Patriots Walking Tour
Join historian Dee Morris on a stroll to honor Roxbury’s Civil War soldiers. This is a good way of paying homage to the heroes buried at Forest Hills. 2pm. Honored Patriots Walking TourForest Hills Cemetery Boston, MA, .
Somerville Salon: Citizen Journalism
Citizen journalism is a reality, but is there still need for professional journalists? This chat will deal with this matter. 7:30pm. Somerville Salon: Citizen JournalismArts at the Armory Somerville, MA, .
Samurai Saturdays
Samurai Saturdays feature Japanese Taiko Drumming, Japanese calligraphy demos, samurai related films and delicious bento boxes. Samurai SaturdaysMuseum of Fine Arts Boston Boston, MA, .
Massachusetts Farmers Markets
Not all food should be sugar coated. It is OK to eat healthy from time to time. Spring brings more than 30 farmers markets in Massachusetts. Click for the list! Massachusetts Farmers MarketsSomerville, Boston and Cambridge All Over, , .
This Haitian festival encourages everyone to show their love for the country through music, painting, singing and dancing. There’s a juried contest for kids, and lots of food. 5:30pm. YOFESTIVALStrand Theatre Boston, MA, .
Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival
This is a film festival that only displays films from all the world about adventurers on bikes. This year there will be a social hours right before the opening 6-10pm. Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film FestivalRegent Theatre Arlington, MA, .
Speakeasy Sweat Class by BSC
Working out just got better! This free class mixes the Great Gatsby style with practical, fun and original routines. Bonus points: Nonmembers are welcome! 9am and 11 am. Speakeasy Sweat Class by BSC Lexington, MA, .
Still Lives: Two Films by Susana de Sousa Dias
Watch how Susana de Sousa Dias uses old Portuguese propaganda the way former dictator Salazar did not intend to. Still Lives: Two Films by Susana de Sousa DiasHarvard Film Archive Carpenter Center Cambridge, MA, .
MFA Open House
Free admission to The Museum of Fine Arts on Memorial Day. 10am-4:45pm. MFA Open HouseMuseum of Fine Arts Boston, MA, .
Abraham Lincoln in New England
What happened when Abe Lincoln visited New England? Did we impact him as much as he impacted us? Professor Turner, from BSU, will discuss this topic. 7pm. Abraham Lincoln in New EnglandFalmouth Museums on the Green Falmouth, MA, .
Sandwich Artisans Show and Sale
The best artisans from the area will be showing their products. Take advantage of the on site sales, which include clothing, jewelry and much more. Saturdays, 10-4pm. Sandwich Artisans Show and SaleSandwich Public Library Sandwich, MA, .
Figawi Race Weekend
More than 3,000 sailors cannot be wrong! Figawi Race Weekend is recognized internationally, with more than 240 boats racing through Hyannis Port. Figawi Race WeekendHyannis Yacht Club Hyannis, MA, .
Big Moon Owl Prowl
Owls are not vampires, but still they only come out at night. Come watch these gorgeous birds performing their ‘nightly’ activities. 8pm. Big Moon Owl ProwlFelix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Felix Neck Dr Edgartown, MA, .
Artisans Fair at Coonamessett Farm
Coonamessett Farm will host this artisans fair, where you can interact with farm animals. There will be, of course, crafts for sale. Delicious self-served goodies will be available. Artisans Fair at Coonamessett Farm East Falmouth, MA, .
Moonrise Kayak
Take advantage of the full moon and paddle at Sengekontacket Pond. Single and double boats available. Reservations are required. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Moonrise KayakFelix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Felix Neck Dr Edgartown, MA, .
Restaurant Week & Gallery Stroll
You’ll have a full week to taste top notch dishes from more than 20 of the greatest Provincetown restaurants. Your pocket won’t suffer, since everything will be offered at at discount. Restaurant Week & Gallery StrollVarious Locations Provincetown, MA, .
Rhododendron Festival
This festival is basically about looking at flowers and plants, buying some and gearing up with gardening tools.There will be a Rhododendron scavenger hunt, but I don’t think they will be hard to find. Rhododendron FestivalHeritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA, .
Lawrence Film Festival
A film dealing with the life of Chilean folk singer Victor Jara leads this year’s festival. What’s so interesting about him? His work was banned in Chile, and he was murdered because of his songs. Lawrence Film FestivalHeritage State Park, One Jackson St Lawrence, MA, .
Quilter’s Guild: End of Year Wrap-Up
There are not many big quilt shows in New England. This is one of the 2 biggest ones I’ve found. More than 100 quilts are on exhibit. I’ve been to quilt shows before and they’re actually interesting! 7pm. Quilter's Guild: End of Year Wrap-UpSt. John the Evangelist Church Chelmsford, MA, .
Asparagus Festival at Verrill Farm
Really? This is a festival dedicated to Asparagus. It seems that the most interesting event is the buffet, which is all inspired by the first crop of the green vegetable. 11am. Asparagus Festival at Verrill FarmVerrill Farm Concord, MA, .
Artist’s Plein Air Day
Artists are invited to Cogswell’s Grant and encouraged to paint anything they find attractive. There will be free beverages and food. 9am-5pm. Artist's Plein Air DayCogswell’s Grant Essex, MA, .
Full Moon Family Walk at Great Neck
Night hikes are usually a blast for your senses. The Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary will let you sense, smell, see, hear and even taste a bit of nature. It might be a little too dark, but a guide will help all the time. 7:30pm. Full Moon Family Walk at Great NeckGreat Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Wareham, MA, .
Memorial Day Marathon Races
You won’t lack running options with Memorial Day Marathon Races . There are 6 different races for you to take on. Put on your tennis shoes and go to the starting line. Memorial Day Marathon RacesTanglewood Lenox, MA, .
Classic Car Cruise Night
DJ JJ MacDade will spin some old vinyls for the cars rollin’ at the Classic Car Cruise Nights. An automatic time machine right there, ladies and gentlemen. 5:30pm. Classic Car Cruise NightWindjammer Lounge Westerly, RI, .
North River Festival of the Arts
There will be art on sale at this festival, but don’t be fooled: This event is about art, and not so much about selling stuff just because. There will be an opening reception Friday evening and fun activities the following days. 7pm opening gala. North River Festival of the ArtsNorth River Arts Society Marshfield Hills, MA, .
Bayou N’ Boogie Fest
Next year they hope to have the full festival, but this year it’s just a concert indoors. Bayou N' Boogie Fest Pawtucket, RI, .
Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Show
Sheep are beautiful, but some sheep are more beautiful than others. This fest includes a juried show, wool workshops and spinning and knitting contests. A potluck supper is included too. Massachusetts Sheep and Wool ShowCummington Fairgrounds Cummington, MA, .
Great Eastern
Sword in hand, slay the foes that threaten the kingdom of Samarcand. It’s a 4 day LARPing adventure only for the braves of heart. Great EasternYe Olde Commons Charlton, MA, .
Review: Pirates of Penzance
Jack Sparrow’s not the only funny pirate out there. Enjoy this extravagant, award-winning musical farce at Club Oberon. Click for our review! Review: Pirates of PenzanceThe American Repertory Theatre Loeb Drama Center Cambridge, MA, .
Boston Calling
18 great bands will be presenting at this 2-day music festival. Boston Calling is calling you! Boston CallingOne City Hall Square Boston, MA, .
Boston Handbell Festival
Hand bell music is fun to watch because performers tend to move around the stage. This event is more of a performance and less of a full festival, but the show is still great! 8pm. Boston Handbell FestivalOld South Church Boston, MA, .
Live Film Score: From Morning to Midnight
The Alloy Orchestra will be performing a original score, written for a silent movie from the 20’s. It’s like attending to 2 shows in one! 7pm. Live Film Score: From Morning to MidnightICA Boston, MA, .
Scott Ouellette & Darragh O’Neill
This is a guitar concert, performed by the hands of two talented musicians. Experience Irish and Latin-American inspired music. 8pm. Scott Ouellette & Darragh O'NeillFirehouse Center, Market Square Newburyport, MA, .
Miranda Russell
Miranda Russell and her band will be performing at Rockport Music. She will be presenting songs from her new album. Miranda RussellRockport Music Rockport, MA, .
Xintada: ‘Chachi’ Carvalho
Come enjoy a jazz set of Charles ‘Chachi’ Carvalho’s Hip-Hop CD. The combination sounds fresh and intriguing. 6:30pm. Xintada: 'Chachi' CarvalhoFuller Craft Museum Brockton, MA, .
May WildFire
Spinning fire sounds awesome, a bit dangerous but awesome. This 4-day camp style fest usually sells out, so click through and sign up for the next one this year! May WildFireJ.N. Webster Scout Reservation Ashford, CT, .
GOOD NEWS! A Musical Comedy
Music, dancing, singing and laughter are perfectly mixed by this full of energy GoodSpeed musical production. GOOD NEWS! A Musical ComedyGoodspeed Opera House East Haddam, CT, .
Robin Hood Springtime Festival
I’ve been to this event, and it’s the best renaissance faire in New England, hands down. Come dressed as Robing Hood for added fun. Robin Hood Springtime FestivalGuilford Fairgrounds, Lovers Lane Guilford, CT, .
Lobster Days
It’s Lobster Day, but lobsters are the only ones not enjoying it. Mystic Seaport has an interesting boat exhibit and optional tasty dishes for visitors. Lobster DaysMystic Seaport Mystic, CT, .
Brookfield Museum Strawberry Festival
This is a free jazz music concert and an antique car show, paired with strawberry short cake. There will be an exhibit in memory of the ones that gave their lives for the country. noon. Brookfield Museum Strawberry FestivalBrookfield Museum and Historical Society Brookfield, CT, .
Salsa Fest
The hottest ‘salsa’ is the one you can dance to. This festival boasts dance shows, classes and rehearsals. Food and souvenir vendors will attend too. Salsa FestStamford Marriott Hotel & Spa Stamford, CT, .
Gardiner Ride into Summer
Fireworks, a people’s choice pizza contest, bicycle rodeos and a motorcycle parade are part of this festival. This is definitely one event worth traveling for. 3pm. Gardiner Ride into SummerGardiner Main Street Gardiner, ME, .
Owls Head Spring Antique Auto and Aeroplane Show
I’ve been to this transportation museum. The car show is breathtaking by itself, but the airplanes take this to a whole new level. Owls Head Spring Antique Auto and Aeroplane ShowOwls Head Transportation Museum Owls Head, ME, .
Faye Taylor Memorial Art Show
This is an art show featuring the work of kids from grades 1-5, so you know everything will be cute and honest. There will be prizes for the best ones. 10am. Faye Taylor Memorial Art ShowBethel Historical Society Bethel, ME, .
Lilac Festival, McLaughlin Garden
Roses are red, lilacs are… lilac. This event is all about these flowers. Care workshops and tours around the place will be available. Lilac Festival, McLaughlin GardenMcLaughlin Garden & Homestead South Paris, ME, .
Livermore Falls History Night
The old gang (of cars) is getting together. Come watch a classic cars show, enjoy live music and grab a few tasty bits. It’s a celebration of Livermore’s history. 4pm. Livermore Falls History NightJay Livermore & Livermore Flls Livermore, ME, .
The Honey Dewdrops with Sorcha and Jo
This concert will mix a bit of Americana and traditional folk music with jazz and bluegrass. Performed by The Honey Dewdrops with Sorcha and Jo. 7:30pm. The Honey Dewdrops with Sorcha and JoMayo Street Arts Portland, ME, .
Moose Mainea
Moose are so awesome and cool that a full month is required to celebrate them. Find lots of interesting moosy events all around Maine. Moose MaineaGreenville Village Greenville, ME, .
Kennebunkport Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend. Parade starts at Temple Street. Kennebunkport Memorial Day WeekendTemple Street Kennebunkport, ME, .
Poland Spring Heritage Day
Watch the Poland Fire & Rescue Squad exhibit, or spend the whole day eating the goodies available at the festival. There will be live music, and games for kids. 10am. Poland Spring Heritage DayPoland Spring Resort & Preservation Park Poland Spring, ME, .
Wildquack Duck River Festival
This rubber duck race is changing things a bit and features Olympic ducks and BIG ducks, which I have heard hold the bigger, better prizes.7am-5pm. Wildquack Duck River FestivalJackson Village Park Jackson, NH, .
Season’s Opening Reception for Fells Members and Their Guests
The Fells is back for another season and is inviting you to appreciate their new art expos, both indoors and outdoors. There will be appetizers and a bit of wine. 5pm. Season's Opening Reception for Fells Members and Their GuestsThe Fells Newbury, NH, .
Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival
Make room at home and your belly, because this Memorial Day Festival will be full of craft and food vendors. Memorial Day Weekend Craft FestivalMill Falls Marketplace, Route 3 Meredith, NH, .
Tore Down House
Tore Down House is a 3-member band that will be performing original songs and covers. Singing and dancing allowed! noon. Tore Down HouseWaterville Valley Resort Waterville Valley, NH, .
Annual Chowder & Microbrew Fest
Come try chowders from multiple restaurants in the area. You get to vote for your favorite. A free rock and blues concert will cheer things up, while everyone eats. noon. Annual Chowder & Microbrew FestWaterville Valley Resort Waterville Valley, NH, .
Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruises
All on board! Come for a tour of 10 the most popular Rhode Island lighthouses while you cruise through Narragansett Bay. Rhode Island Lighthouse CruisesRhode Island Bay Cruises North Kingstown, RI, .
Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival
This 3-day festival features more than 100 craft vendors, live music and entertainment for kids. Make sure you get there early, since more than 50,000 attend to this fun festival. 10am-5pm. Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts FestivalNarragansett Parkway, Pawtuxet Village Warwick, RI, .
Battery B 1st RI Light Artillery
This ceremony honors the people who gave their lives and helped create the Gettysburg Gun. Conducted by Battery B 1st RI Light Artillery. 11am. Battery B 1st RI Light ArtilleryRhode Island State House Providence, RI, .
Li’l Anne & Sarah & the Tall Boys
The German Club is presenting Li’l Anne & Sarah & the Tall Boys for the first time together on their stage. Don’t miss this performance. 7:30pm. Li'l Anne & Sarah & the Tall BoysThe German Club Pawtucket, RI, .
Annual ‘Virtu’ Art Festival
More than 150 artists will present their work at downtown Westerly. Admission is free, but bring your wallet in case you fall in love with the crafts that will be sold. 10am-5pm. Annual 'Virtu' Art FestivalWilcox Park Westerly, RI, .
Westerly Historical Society – 100th Anniversary
Their website says details to be announced, and we even called. Let’s hope when you click you find them ready to be read! Westerly Historical Society - 100th AnniversaryBabcock-Smith House Museum Westerly, RI, .
Garden and Herb Festival
This festival sounds more like a flower market. There will be craft vendors too, but that’s about it. 10am. Garden and Herb FestivalSoule-Seabury House, Main Road Tiverton, RI, .
Thundering Skies Air Show
Cool, pilots doing crazy stunts on their planes! Plus, there will be hot-air balloons, RC demos and food. 11am. Thundering Skies Air ShowFranklin County State Airport, Airport Road Highgate, VT, .
Killington Stage Race
This bike race will make you feel like a real pro. Come experience the ‘real deal’ and have fun with your friends. Killington Stage Race Killington, VT, .
Open Studio Weekend
There are lots of talented artists in Vermont. Meet a few of them right on their houses and shops. See how they work, and maybe get art pieces at a discount. Open Studio WeekendAll Over All Over, , .
Outdoor Music
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Club Passim Summer Concert SeriesCambridge, MA

47 Palmer St. more
Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansBoston, MA

Downtown Crossing more
Sunday Jazz Brunch on the TerraceBoston, MA

Ocean Beach Park Music SeriesNew London, CT

Variety of cruise nights, magic, live music.
Ocean Beach Park more
Outdoor Concert at the Sampas PavillionLowell, MA

Mondays 7pm.
Sampas Pavilion more
Concert SeriesWaterville Valley, NH

Various times.
Various more
Keene Music FestivalKeene, NH

Various times.
Middlesex Concert Band RehearsalsWakefield, MA

7:30pm. In good weather rehearsals are outdoors.
Church, 8 Lafayette St more
Library Summer Concert SeriesProvidence, RI

7pm, more coming soon.
Providence Public Library, 401-467-2700. more
Family Concert Series at West SpringfieldWest Springfield, MA

7-8:30pm, except 7/4.
Various more
Downtown Crossing Block PartiesBoston, MA

Downtown Crossing more
Outdoor Movies
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America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to BroadwayProvidence, RI

Providence Public Library more
Movie on the BeachWesterly, RI

1 Bluff Ave, 401-584-7000. more
Movies on the BlockProvidence, RI

Thursdays 8pm DATES TBA.
Westminster St at Union St more