June 22-28, 2011: Cars 2, Cambridge City Dance Party, Chinatown, Sandsculpting, Steam Engine Fests

Hey, everyone! As you may know I’ve just built the official movie website for The Ledge! Please check it out and do what you can to promote the film. Because I’m volunteering for the Director — yes, another big project where I don’t make money – last night I got to go to New York for the premiere and meet stars Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson. How crazy is that. I hope you are having an awesome week. Now get out there and do something fun!


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The Week in Weird
Sun 5/1 – Mon 10/31New HampshireCanobie Lake Park – tix giveaway
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
This is it! I have just two more tickets to give away, and they will go to whomever has the best hard luck story and/or has done the most to spread the word about Events INSIDER. Canobie Lake Park is the 2nd largest amusement park in New England, but in my opinion it’s the best — and not just because I have 2 tickets to give away this week. They’ve just added another roller coaster! Email johnny@eventsINSIDER.com to win.
85 N. Policy Street, Salem, NH.603.893.3506.

Thu 6/23Boston MetroCars 2 & Bad Teacher tix giveaway
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
All the CAHS are back from the animated film Cars, but will they PAHK in HAHVAHD YAHD? I’ve got tix, for Thu June 23, at 7pm in Reh-VEE-uh! Also Bad Teacher, the comedy romance with Cameron Diaz, movie preview TONIGHT Wed June 22 at 7pm at Boston Common. Email johnny@eventsINSIDER.com and say how many you want or need. (Hint: fewer makes you more likely to win.).
Showcase Cinemas at 565 Squire Rd, Revere, MA.

Fri 6/24Boston MetroCambridge City Dance Party
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
I’ve been to this one twice and it is to die for. It’s an outdoor block party with colored lights on City Hall. What better to celebrate that the people own the government, not the other way around? 7-11pm. Massachusetts Avenue in front of City Hall. Seriously, you really need to go to this! It is one of my favorite events of the year.
795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.617-349-4301.

Sat 6/18 – Tue 6/28New HampshireMaster Sand Sculpting Competition at Hampton Beach
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Did you know they dump 300 TONS of sand on Hampton Beach for this annual contest? Whoa.There will be fireworks on 6/25 at 9:30! Everything’s better with fireworks, right?
Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH.603-926-8718.

Sun 6/26Boston MetroChinatown Main Street Festival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Downtown Boston is celebrating Chinese culture today with this annual street festival featuring Chinese Opera, folk dances, martial arts performances, vendor booths, and more. I’ve been and it’s absolutely the best time to check out Chinatown. 10am-5pm.
Harrison Ave. & surrounding streets, Boston, MA.

Fri 6/24Boston MetroArt Prom
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Somerville continues to be a world-class center for the arts, despite the world-class centers in nearby Boston and Cambridge. Relive your high school prom at the Somervillle Armory, this time around without chaperones, and hopefully without pubescent awkwardness. Tickets are only $10 and sales benefit the Somerville Arts Council and the Armory. 7- 10 PM.
Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA.

Sat 6/25 – Sun 6/26South ShoreNew England Wild West Fest
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
You don’t see many rodeos in Boston! This one comes with a Civil War re-enactment, BBQ and chili contest, and um, country music. Maybe you could wear earplugs.
Marshfield Fairgrounds Rt. 3A, Marshfield, MA.781-710-9222.

Sun 6/26 – Sat 6/25Boston MetroVintage Baseball Tournament
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Step into the 1860’s and watch a Civil War- era baseball game with original rules and uniforms. That is to say, baseball uniforms, not Civil War uniforms — although that WOULD be awesome.
Fort Warren, Georges Island, MA.

Sun 6/26Boston MetroBritish Car Day at Larz Anderson Museum
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
The Larz Anderson Museum of Transportation continues to have lawn festivals. It’s wonderful. They’re really easy to just stop in whenever, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day.
15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA.617-522-6547.

Sun 6/26Western MassYankee Engine-uity Steam Engine Show
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Are you interested in cars? How about tractors? Airplanes? Tanks? Well, they might not have any tanks, but you can find a variety of old timey steam engines and new fangled machines at this festival. Notice how I classify Orange, MA as “Western Massachusetts”, as though anything further west than Worcester is “here there be dragons!”.
Orange Airport, Orange, MA.978-544-5295 or 413-253-9574 .

Thu 6/23 – Sun 6/26SpringfieldChicopee Fest-Of-All
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Let’s be frank. I see tons of festivals and I’m not impressed easily. This one I’m impressed by! They have a cell phone toss, a vintage baseball game, kids karaoke “idol” competition, a car show, and astronomy events both day & night. Rain or shine, with fireworks 6/25 (rain date 6/26).
Szot Park, Chicopee, MA.

Sat 6/25 – Sun 6/26North ShoreSalisbury Beach Sand & Sea Festival, with Pirates!
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
This beach festival features live music, water races, a professional surfing demo… really a ton of creative dance and party stuff! 2011: Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-5pm, with fireworks Sat @ 10pm.
Salisbury Beach, Salisbury Beach, MA.978-462-7274.

Tue 6/21Western MassPittsfield 250th Birthday Bash
Celebrating Pittsfield’s 250th birthday year and the Pittsfield Colonials’ mascot Captain Colonials’ birthday at 7 PM.
Waconah Park, Pittsfield, MA.

Sat 6/25 – Sun 6/26Southeast MassWinslowshire Renaissance Festival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
The event of the week is this summer festival in Norton, Massachusetts. Your first thought is going to be: Norton? Do I even know where Norton is? But I went once and it was fantastic. Small, I mean, but definitely worth a visit. More than 30 vendors selling crafts and 6 different stages with music, weapons demonstrations, and magic. 11am-5pm.
37 Eddy Street, Norton, MA.508-285-6451.

Sat 6/25North ShoreIce Cream Scoop-Ah-Bowl
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Also at Endicot Park on Saturday is this fantastic ice cream event from 12:30-3 PM. Warning! You might eat a LOT of ice cream. Bring a designated driver. $5.
Endicot Park, Danvers, MA.

Sat 6/25North ShoreEndicott Park Day
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
North of Boston, there’ll be a pie contest and a chili contest, unspecified “rides”, and hopefully they’ll do their tug of war and fireman-style competitions again. 11am-3pm.
Endicot Park, Danvers, MA.978-777-0001 or 978-335-3484 .

Sat 6/25 – Sun 6/26NorthshoreObstacle Course Race – Warrior Dash
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Test your endurance in this extreme obstacle course, or be a spectator and enjoy live music, a BBQ, and beer.
12 South Hunt Road, Amesbury, MA.

Thu 6/23 – Sun 6/26Cape CodProvincetown Portuguese Festival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
If you missed the Portuguese Festival in Boston, here’s another one in P-town.
Various locations, Provincetown, MA.508-487-3298.

Mon 6/27 – Fri 7/1Cape CodYarmouth Summer Celebration Kick-Off
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
It’s a big week down in Yarmouth! The family-friendly festivities, sponsored by the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, will feature sand sculpting activities, professional kite flying demos, parties, baseball, and fireworks. Check the website for a detailed schedule of events.
Various Locations, Yarmouth, MA.

Fri 6/24 – Sun 6/26LowellGreek Fest Lowell
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
If you still haven’t found an opportunity to attend a Greek festival this month, check out this one in Lowell.
25 Fr. Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA.

Tue 6/21Metro WestSummer Solstice Reveling at the Old Manse
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
The evening begins at 6:30PM with a picnic on the Manse grounds. You can also take landscape, canoe and special twilight tours of the Old Manse itself. Outdoor music performance at 8 PM.
The Old Manse, Concord, MA.978.369.3909.

Sat 6/25Metro WestMarket Fair and Militia Muster
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Today at the Hartwell Tavern, there’s an all-day re-enactment event with military drill and musket firing, period games, market and more. 10 AM- 5 PM.
Hartwell Tavern, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA.

Fri 6/24New HampshireSummer Splash & Olde New England Days at Whales Tale
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Discounted admission and live music at this opening-day festival for a major water park, and a street festival and BBQ in town. Buy tix in advance, event will sell out!
Whale’s Tale Waterpark, Lincoln, NH.

Sat 6/25 – Sun 6/26New HampshireGilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
While you’re in New Hampshire, here’s your chance to pan a stream for minerals and see lots of rare stones get swapped. They’ll have a rock climbing wall, too. Rain or shine.
School, 640 Route 10, Gilsum, NH.

Mon 6/27 – Fri 7/8New HampshireArchaeology Field School
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Also at the Strawberry Banke Museum this week begins an ongoing crash course in archaeology for adults and students ages 16 and up. You’ll investigate the museum house and get some hands-on field and laboratory experience. This sounds really interesting!
Strawberry Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH.

Fri 6/24 – Sun 6/26Rhode IslandNewport Flower Show at the Rosecliff mansion
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
If you happen to be in Rhode Island this weekend, stop by the Newport mansions and cliffwalk for the annual flower show. No mention of the butterfly house they had last year….
548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI.

Thu 6/16 – Sun 6/26Boston MetroCommon Boston festival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
The activities are mostly architectural tours and talks. The kickoff “dParty” at MassArt looks like fun. There’ll be art, dance, and design installations, music, and a dance party, and you’ll have the chance to meet some of the artists and designers. Admission is $10 at the door or free with the donation of a children’s book for charity.
Various, Boston, MA.617-244-3171.

Sat 6/25 – Sun 6/26Boston MetroARRL Radio Field Day (Brookline)
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Get this! Ham radio operators are having a festival, showing how their long-range radios provide communication whenever there’s an emergency. They’ll show off Morse code, solar power, and even try to contact a passing satellite overhead.
Brookline, MA.617-484-1089.

Sat 6/25 – Sun 6/26Boston MetroARRL Radio Field Day (Marlborough)
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Here’s another in Marlborough, from 2pm Sat to 2pm Sun.
Central Fire Station, 215 Maple St. (Rt 85)., Marlborough, MA.

Sat 6/25WorcesterARRL Radio Field Day (Worcester)
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Worcester’s getting in on the radio fun today, too.
National Guard Building, 55 Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA.

Sat 6/25 – Sun 6/26Boston MetroClay Center Amateur Radio Field Day
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
And finally, one in Waltham.
Waltham, MA.617-454-2718.

Indep Day
Sat 6/25Boston MetroBraintree, MA Independence Day Celebration
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
If you work in tourism, July 4th must be frustrating, because there are so many competing events, so you can’t draw in people. Voila! Braintree is celebrating the Fourth of July ten days before the rest of us. Go spend your tourism dollars. There’ll be a parade at 11:45 AM, fireworks at 10 PM, and a whole slew of other townwide events.
Braintree, MA.781-848-5925.

Fri 6/24South ShoreBrockton Fireworks
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Brockton has fireworks at 5pm. Rain date 7/1.
Brockton Fairgrounds, Brockton, MA.

Sat 6/25Halifax Elementary School FieldHalifax Fireworks
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Fireworks at 8pm. Rain date next day.
Halifax, MA.

Sat 6/25Nipmuc Regional High SchoolUpton Fireworks
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Fireworks at 9pm. Rain date next day.
Upton, MA.

Sat 6/25White Brook Middle SchoolEasthampton Fireworks
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Fireworks at 9pm. Rain date next day.
Easthampton, MA.

Sat 6/25Quarry Hill Community SchoolMonson Fireworks
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Fireworks at 9pm. Rain date next day.
Monson, MA.

Sat 6/25St. Bernard’s Elementary SchoolFitchburg Fireworks
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Fireworks at 9pm. No rain date.
Fitchburg, MA.

Sun 6/26Holliston High School Baseball FieldHolliston Fireworks
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Fireworks at 10pm.
Holliston, MA.

Also Fun
Wed 6/22Boston MetroKraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Author Wendy Williams talks squid tonight at the HMNH and will be signing copies of her latest book. Free with museum admission; 7 PM.
26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA.617-495-3045.

Wed 6/22Boston MetroSummer Nights at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Natural history is an old-timey term meaning the science of what’s found naturally: rocks and animals. So you won’t find any actual history at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, unless you find that dinosaur bones speak of the past! They now offer extended hours — this an event how exactly? Well, it’s awesome, so just go. Every 4th Wednesday from 5-8 PM is half-price admission.
26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA.617-495-3045.

Sat 6/25 – Sun 6/26WorcesterCarnival Weekend at Davis Farmland
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
After Canobie Lake, Davis Farmland is my favorite amusement park. They will feature a small carnival, with an inflatable obstacle course and all their regular stuff like hay rides, water spray park, and they seem to have added a mini-car racing course. The only trick is, adults can’t get in without a kid in tow.11-3pm.
145 Redstone Hill, Sterling, MA.978-422-8888.

Wed 6/22 – Sun 6/26NorthshoreLynn Carnival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
This week Fiesta Shows is bringing the good times to the Northshore.
Lynn English High School, Goodridge St., Lynn, MA.

Wed 6/22 – Sun 6/26Metro WestActon Lions Club Festival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
They’re also offering festivities in Acton.
School St Field (off route 2), Acton, MA.

Wed 6/22 – Sun 6/26NorthshoreSt. Peter’s Fiesta Carnival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
But if you’re looking for a carnival this week, Gloucester is your best weekend bet: There’s a huge, town-wide festival going on at the same time! See the next item!
St Peter’s Square, Gloucester, MA.

Sun 6/5 – Sun 6/26NorthshoreSt. Peter’s Fiesta Weekend
The Fiesta Shows bandwagon is far from the only thing to check out this week in Gloucester— This “Mardi Gras meets Margaritaville” town party claims to be one of the largest outdoor celebrations on the Northshore. There will be singing, dancing, eating, all weekend long. Oh, and a Greasy Pole Contest. Sounds like you should leave the kids at home for that one.
Gloucester Center, Gloucester, MA.

Tue 6/21Southeast MassStrawberry Shortcake Festival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
This annual strawberry fest has a historic flair, because it’s happening in an old-timey historic home. 5:30- 7:30 PM at the Deane Winthrop House.
Deane Winthrop House, Winthrop, MA.617-846-8606.

Fri 6/24 – Sun 6/26Western MassWilco Solid Sound Festival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
This annual outdoor music festival features a ton of cool bands and a Comedy Cabaret with Eugene Mirman. There will also be new artwork in the MoCA galleries. See below where I track more than 200 ongoing summer music series in New England!
Mass MoCa, North Adams, MA.

Sun 6/26WorcesterAsian Festival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Further out west is this festival featuring food, music, and traditional dances from all across Asia. Noon to 6 PM.
28 Mulberry Street, Worcester, MA.

Sat 6/25Rhode IslandZoobilee: Feast with the Beasts
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Probably the strangest food festival is where you can see live animals, and eat dead ones. 7-11 PM.
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI.401-785-3510.

Thu 6/23Boston MetroDidgeridoo Making Class
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Make a didgeridoo and learn the basics of how to play it! 7- 10 PM, $35.
13 Joy Street, Somerville, MA.

Fri 6/24 – Sat 6/25Boston MetroIn the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
This combination natura walk/performance event presents music and storytelling of tree myths from around the world, culminating with a dramatic telling of the Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove.” The event is appropriate for adults and children 11 and older. 6:30- 8:30 PM both evenings.
Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA.

Mon 6/20 – Sat 6/25Boston MetroJoe’s Jazz and Blues Festival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
There’s also a music festival in Somerville, which culminates on Saturday with non-stop jams from 12- 7 PM.
Davis Square, Somerville, MA.

Sun 6/26Boston MetroPops on the Lawn presented by the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Today at 3 PM is the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra’s annual, free concert on the lawn. In case of rain, the concert will be in the Area IV Youth Center adjacent to the park.
Sennott Park, Cambridge, MA.

Thu 6/23Boston MetroTaste of Cambridge
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Another tasting event going on this week. This one is closer to Boston and also benefits local charities. 5:30-8pm.
Charles Hotel Courtyard, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.

Sat 6/25Boston MetroLet’s Talk About Food
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
There are tons of food festivals and tastings this week, but this one’s got an educational flair. Eat, drink, ask questions, and learn stuff from 10 AM this Saturday.
Museum of Science, Boston, MA.

Fri 6/24 – Sun 6/26Boston MetroPhantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
This BBQ fest has a Ferris Wheel! Make sure to buy tickets in advance. Friday & Saturday:12- 10 PM and Sunday: 12-7 PM. Event admission is FREE Friday noon to 4PM ONLY. Otherwise, admission is $10.
Suffolk Downs, Boston, MA.

Sat 6/25Boston MetroTaste of Allston
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Also in Allston, a festival with you can eat for $20. Or buy in advance for just $15. 12-3pm. Profits benefit notably poorly named Allston Village Main Streets, a non-profit revitalization effort. Revitalizing what? Work on your elevator pitch, guys! How about this. “We’re helping gentrify Allston and turn this student-ruled urban chaos into a family village with community.
Harvard Athletic Complex, 65 North Harvard Street, Allston, MA.

Wed 6/22New HampshireTaste of the Nation Portsmouth
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Strawbery Banke is one of only 5 re-enactment museums in New England. This food and wine tasting event features some of the area’s best chefs, and it’s all for a great cause! Proceeds go towards anti-hunger and anti-poverty charities. 6:30 PM.
Puddle Dock at the Strawberry Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH.

Tue 6/21Cape CodCape Cod “Quahog Day
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
There’s a ceremony at 3 PM followed by live music on the beach, followed by a quahog eating contest and lots of silly beachy New Englandy stuff.
Beach at Hemisphere Restaurant, 98 Town Neck Road, Sandwich, MA.

Sun 6/26Cape Cod106 WCOD Cape Cod Chowderfest
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
This is a live music event where you get to eat. I’m sold! Just $12. Starts at noon.
Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main Stree, Hyannis, MA.508-775-5630.

Wed 6/22 – Sun 6/26Cape CodNantucket Film Festival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Yup, another film fest. But you get the opportunity to see Seth Myers, Jerry Seinfeld, and Colin Quinn. Laugh it up!

Fri 6/17 – Mon 6/27Boston MetroBuñuel series at the Harvard Film Archive
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
This week the Harvard Film Archive celebrates the weird and wonderful films of Luis Buñuel, including “Un chien andalou” (made with Salvador Dali), and “Belle de Jour” with breathtaking French bombshell Catherine Deneuve.
Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.617-495-4700.

Fri 6/24Boston MetroMurder Ballads
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
This dark, offbeat performance event explores the art of the murder ballad— think classic songs like “Pretty Polly,” “Barbara Allen,” and a good chunk of Nick Cave’s back catalogue. The performance is a blend of music, storytelling, film, dance, and aerial acrobatics, and features a whole mess of Boston’s favorite artists. 8 PM at Oberon.
Club Oberon, Cambridge, MA.

Mon 6/27Metro WestSongs from Walden Pond
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
The prose and poetry of Thoreau set to must by Dillon Bustin and Evan Harlan. 3 PM.
Thoreau Farm, Concord, MA.

Sat 6/25Boston MetroCaptured “Titans of Tribute” Show
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
If you like Journey and the Hall and Oates, I guess tonight’s your night.
Historic Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA.781-391-SHOW.

Wed 6/22 – Sun 6/26Rhode IslandProvidence Improv Fest
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
There’s comedy in Providence this week too. Check out the schedule for both improv performances and classes.
Various Locations, Providence, RI.

Fri 6/24ConnecticutTwilight Lawn Concert
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
I have a separate “travel” section because you might want to plan a whole weekend around of these events. For this one, bring a blanket and a picnic supper. Concert starts at 7 PM, but arrive early to enjoy the gardens.
Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, CT.

Fri 6/24 – Sun 6/26ConnecticutWooden Boat Show
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
So what is this? Well, there’s a remote-controlled boat contest, and a mini-boat race… and food… plus tons of demonstrations of how to build your own boat. 9am-5pm.
Mystic, CT.207-359-4651.

Tue 6/21MaineAnnual Windjammer Days Festival
Two days of family fun, pancake breakfasts, concerts, an arts & crafts fair, and what I like best- FIREWORKS! Check out the website for a full schedule of events.
Town Center, Boothbay Harbor, ME.

Sat 6/25MaineSouth Berwick Strawberry Festival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Let’s face it. If you won’t travel to Maine in the summer, when will you go? This ultra-small festival is just an excuse. 9am-4pm.
197 Main Street, South Berwick, ME.

Fri 6/24VermontDeep Space Night
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
The first of three astronomy events in Hubbarton this summer is tonight from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Bring flashlights and blankets and call to confirm. If inclement weather, alternate date is June 25. .
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, Hubbarton, VT.(802) 273-2282.

Fri 6/24 – Sun 6/26VermontVermont Quilt Festival
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
This is New England’s oldest and largest quilt event, so they claim.
Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT.

Sat 6/25 – Sun 6/26VermontNative American Encampment
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat
Members of the Elnu and Missisquoi Abenaki tribes, the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk, and Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation will gather will gather at Maritime Museum for their annual celebration of Native heritage. The Elnus and Nulhegan are also celebrating being granted official tribal recognition this year. (Congratulations!).
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT.802-475-2022.



Outdoor Theatre & Events grade Wed 6/22 Thu 6/23 Fri 6/24 Sat 6/25 Sun 6/26 Mon 6/27 Tue 6/28 Wed 6/29
Boston MetroBoston, MA“Shakespeare on Love & A Shakespearean Cabaret               W


North ShoreNewburyport, MAPinocchio: a Playful Puppet Panto       S S      
2011: Presented by Theatre in the Open. Free. 2 PM.

Maudslay State Park, Curzon Mill Rd., 978-465-2572 . more


Outdoor Movies grade Wed 6/22 Thu 6/23 Fri 6/24 Sat 6/25 Sun 6/26 Mon 6/27 Tue 6/28 Wed 6/29
Boston MetroBoston, MAChristopher Columbus Park Sunday Night Movies         S      
2011: Sundays Dusk.

Christopher Columbus Park, North End, (718) 639-6002 . more

Boston MetroBoston, MAOutdoor – Movies by Moonlight     F          
2011: Silver screen and modern classics. Fridays. Free. Start at “dusk”.

70 Rowes Wharf, 617.439.7000 . more

Boston MetroBoston, MAWBZ Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell     F          
2011: Fridays at “sundown” (about 8:30pm, come early and bring a picnic dinner) at the hatch shell on the Esplanade.

Esplanade, 617-787-7200 . more


Southern MassMansfield, MAMovies with the Stars               W
2011: Held on the South Common. In case of rain, Town Hall or the Church on West Street. Times vary.

South Common more

North ShoreBeverly, MASunday Night Movies at Lynch         S      
2011: Sunday nights at “dusk.

Lynch Park Shell more

North ShoreDanvers, MACrafts & Movie Night           M    
2011: 6/27 Crafts at 7:00pm – Movie at 8:00pm.

Glen Magna Farms, Ingersoll Street more

Northern MassGreenfield, MASummer Movies Series @ Greenfield       S        
2011: One Saturday per summer month at dusk.

The Energy Park more

Rhode IslandProvidence, RIMovies on the Block   R            
2011: Dusk. Also Pineapple Express 9/22, Purple Rain on 9/29, and Withnail & I (which is AWESOME and HILARIOUS) on 10/6.

Westminster St at Union St more

ConnecticutNew Haven, CTMovie Night in the Park       F        
2011: 6/24 @ 8 PM. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Free popcorn.



Outdoor Music grade Wed 6/22 Thu 6/23 Fri 6/24 Sat 6/25 Sun 6/26 Mon 6/27 Tue 6/28 Wed 6/29
Boston MetroBoston, MABerklee at Spectacle Island         S      
2011: 1-4 PM.

Spectacle Island, 617-223-8108. more


Boston MetroBoston, MABerklee Lunch Sessions at Prudential Center             T  
2011: 12-1:30 PM.

Prudential Center, South Garden more

Boston MetroBoston, MABoston Phoenix/WFNX block parties   R            
2011: 5- 8 PM.

Summer Street more

Boston MetroBoston, MACitywide Neighborhood Concerts   R            
2011: 6:30 or 7pm.

Various more


Boston MetroBoston, MAConcerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library     F          
2011: Fridays 12:30-1:30 PM. Lineup TBA.

Central Library in Copley Square, 617-536-5400. more

Boston MetroBoston, MAJazz on the Steps   R            
2011: 12-1:30 PM.

Church, 138 Tremont St. more

Boston MetroBoston, MASpecial Live Concerts at Boston Harbor Hotel W R         T W
Outdoor music: Soul on Tuesdays, Oldies on Wednesdays, Blues on Thursdays, all 6-10pm.

Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel more

Boston MetroBoston, MASummer Music Series in Norman Leventhal Park   R         T  
2011: 12-2 PM.

Post Office Square more

Boston MetroBoston, MATitus Sparrow Park Summer Concert Series W             W
2011: 6:30pm.

Titus Sparrow Park, South End, 617-918-5289. more

Boston MetroBoston, MAWhole Note Wednesdays W             W
2011: Jazz every Wednesday 6-9 PM. Free.

The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, 617-244-4000. more

Boston MetroCambridge, MAKendall Square Concert Series   R            
2011: 12-1:30pm.

300 Athenaeum Street, 617 577-7354. more

Boston MetroCambridge, MALongfellow Family Sundays Art in the Park         S      
2011: Mostly family and children-oriented. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Most events 1-3:30 PM.

105 Brattle Street, 617-876-4491. more

Boston MetroDedham, MASummer Concert Series at Dedham W             W

Endicott Estate, 781-329-9118. more


Boston MetroJamaica Plain, MASummer Music and Movies Series         S      
2011: 6 PM.


Boston MetroWinthrop, MAWinthrop Summer Concerts               W
2011: 7 PM.

Ingleside Park, 617-846-8243. more

Metro WestActon, MAActon NARA Park Concerts & Theatre   R            
Various times & events.

Nara Park more

Metro WestFitchburg, MASundays in Coggshall Park         S      
2011: 2 PM. Rain dates are July 24th and Sept. 25th.

, 978/345-9550. more

Metro WestHudson, MAHudson’s Wood Park 2010 Summer Concert Series W             W
2010: 6:30pm. Rain location: town hall.

Wood Park, Park St. more

Metro WestMarlborough, MASummer Concert Series at Marlborough   R            
2011: 7-9pm.


Metro WestNorwood, MASunday Evening Concerts on the Common, Norwood           M    
2011: 7pm. Wed schedule best guess.

Town Common, Washington St & Nahatan St more


Metro WestWellesley, MASummer Concerts at Wellesley W             W
2011: 7-8:30pm. Hot dog, drinks & snacks available.

Town Hall Green, 781-235-2370. more

North ShoreBeverly, MAConcerts on the Common at Beverly         S      
2011: 6-8pm.

Town Common more

North ShoreHamilton, MASundays in PattonPark         S      
2011: 5-7pm.

Patton Park, Rt 1A, 978-468-4818. more

North ShoreLowell, MALowell Summer Music Series   R F S        
2011: Music 7:30pm-10pm.

Boarding House Park more

North ShoreSalem, MAConcerts at the Shell             T  
2011: 7-9pm.

167 Fort Avenue, 978-745-0251. more

North ShoreSalisbury, MASurfSide Live!       S        
2011: 7:30- 10 PM followed by fireworks!

Salisbury Beach Center, 3 Broadway Street more

Northern MassHarvard, MASundown Concerts at Fruitland Museums W             W
Open for picnicking at 5pm. Concerts begin at 7:15pm.

102 Prospect Hill Road, 978-456-3924. more

Northern MassOrange, MACommunity Band Concert     F          
2011: 8pm.

East River St., Butterfield Park more

South ShoreBraintree, MASummer Concert Series at Sunset Lake             T  
2010: Tuesdays, 6-8pm. Free. Rain date one day later.

Sunset Lake’s Beachfront Gazebo Bandstand more

Southeast MassDartmouth, MASummer Concert Series at Dartmouth W             W
2011: 6:30-8:30 PM. Not free.


Southeast MassMartha’s Vinyard, MAMusical Mondays at Featherstone           M    
2011: 6:30pm- 8pm.

Featherstone more

Southeast MassWestport, MAWestport Rivers Winery Concert Series     F          
2011: 6-8 PM. $5 per car load.

417 Hixbridge Rd, 508-636-3423. more

WorcesterMilford, MAFamily Night at the Bandstand             T  
Some shows are NOT in Milford! 2011: 6:30-8:30pm. Bandstand music. Rain dates following Thursday.

Milford Town Park, Congress & Walnut Street, 508-478-5924. more

WorcesterUpton, MASweet Summer Nights Music Series         S      
2011: Fridays from 7-8:30 PM and Sundays 1-5 PM. Events continue through September. Rain or shine.


WorcesterWorcester, MAJazz at Sunset at EcoTarium     F          
Gates open 5:30, concerts 6:30-8:30. Bring blankets or chairs.

222 Harrington Way, 508-929-2703. more

SpringfieldWest Springfield, MAFamily Concert Series at West Springfield   R            
2011: Various times.

Various more

SpringfieldWestfield, MAMusical Moments In Amelia’s Garden             T  
2011: Free. Rain or shine.

21 South Broad Street more

SpringfieldWestfield, MASunday Night Concerts at Westfield         S      
2011: 6pm.

Stanley Park more

Western MassGreenfield, MACoop Concerts & More   R     S      
2011: Several different series going on. Check schedule for specifics.

Greenfield Energy Park, 413-774-9949. more

Cape CodOnset, MASummer of Love Concerts W             W
2011: 6:30pm.

Onset Bandshell more

Cape CodOsterville, MASummer Concert Series               W
2011: 6-7pm.

Library Lawn more

New HampshireConcord, NHSummer Concerts at Concord, NH             T  
2010: 7pm except 7/10.

Various more

New HampshireGorham, NHSummer Concert Series             T  
2011: 6:30pm.

Gorham Common more

New HampshireHenniker, NHHenniker Summer Concert Series             T  
2010: 7pm. If rain, at Community Center.

Bandstand, Community Park more

New HampshireKeene, NHSummer Concerts at Keene, NH W             W
2011: 7pm. If rain, Rec Center at 312 Washington St.

Central Square Common more

New HampshireMilford, NHSounds on the Souhegan Summer Concert Series W             W
2011: 7-8:30pm.

Emerson Park more

New HampshireNashua, NHSummerfun Outdoor Concerts at Nashua W R F     M T  
Greeley Bandshell or Library Plaza. Fairy Tale Festival 7/17.

Greeley Park more

New HampshirePortsmouth, NHPrescott Park Arts Festival   R           W
Outdoor theatre and live music. Peter Pan!

Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, 603-436-2848. more

Rhode IslandBristol, RIJuly 4th Concert Series at Bristol W R F S S M T W
Evenings, various times. Rain or shine.

Independence Park more

Rhode IslandCentral Falls, RIFree Sunday Summer Concert Series         S      

Jenks Park, Broad St, 401-727-7490. more

Rhode IslandNorth Kingstown, RINorth Kingstown Concert Series             T  
2011: Tues 7pm, Kids performances Thu 6:30pm.

Tues @ Wickford Town Dock, Thu @ Town Beach, (401) 294-3306. more

Rhode IslandWarwick, RISummer Concert Series at Warwick, RI             T  
2011: 6:30-8pm.


Rhode IslandWesterly, RIWatch Hill Summer Concert Series             T  
2011: 6- 8 PM. Rain date is always the Thursday of the same week.

Village Green, 401-596-7909. more


ConnecticutBristol, CTSummer Concert Series at Bristol             T  
2011: 7-8:30pm.

Brackett Park more

ConnecticutFairfield, CTSummer Concerts at the Sherman Green Gazebo W       S     W
2011: 7pm, except 9/1, 9/2 @ 6:30pm.

Sherman Green Gazebo more

ConnecticutGreenwich, CTSummer Concert Series at Greenwich, CT         S      
2011: 7:30pm. July 7 at Binney Park. July 31 @ 7pm.

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park more

ConnecticutGroton, CTSummer SoundWaves Concert Series   R            
2011: 6-8pm. Aug 12 & 19 are rain dates.


ConnecticutMilford, CTSummer Nights by Harbor Lights Concert Series     F          
2011: 7pm.

Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field, 203-878-0681. more

ConnecticutNaugatuck, CTNaugatuck Summer Music Festival             T  
2011: 7-9pm. Rain dates & locations vary.

Town Green more

ConnecticutNorth Haven, CTMusic Under the Stars             T  
2011: 7pm.

Town Green more

ConnecticutNorwalk, CTNorwalk Parks Concert Schedule W              
2011: 6 or 7pm. Rain dates one day later.

Calf Pasture Beach, 203-854-7806. more

ConnecticutShelton, CTMusic Under the Stars W              
2010: 7-9pm.

, 203-331-4120. more

ConnecticutStafford Springs, CTSummer Concert Series at Stafford, CT         S      
2011: 6pm.


ConnecticutThomaston, CTSummer Concert Series at Thomaston           M    
2011: If rain, Black Rock Elementary School, 57 Branch Rd.

Seth Thomas Park, South Main St more

ConnecticutTorrington, CTSummer Concert Series at Torrington     F       T  
2011: 7-9pm.

Coe Memorial Park, Civic Center more

ConnecticutTrumbull, CTSummer Concerts at Trumbull             T  
2011: 7pm.

Town Hall Gazebo more

ConnecticutUnionville, CTSummer Concert Series at Unionville, CT   R            
2011: 7pm. If rain, Commuinity Center, 321 New Britain Ave.

Alice Clover Pinney Park, School St more

ConnecticutWatertown, CTMusic at the Park Summer Concerts               W
2011: 7pm. If rain, Swift Middle School.

Veterans’ Memorial Park, 570 Nova Scotia Hill Road more

MaineBangor, MEDowntown Bangor Cool Sounds Concert Series   R            
2011: 5-8pm with a family-friendly concert from 6-7:0.



VermontBrandon, VTBrandon Summer Concert Series   R            
2011: 6:30 PM. Rain locations given as needed.

Central Park or Brandon Green Park more

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