Budget-Friendly Family Events in March!

Spring is almost here! As the days get longer, don’t waste a single minute inside. Go around town and enjoy one of these fun and free events – we have something for everyone:

1. EchoKids Music Event

Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2020; 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Location: South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
Cost: Free
Ages: Kids 0 to 4
About: Join the South Boston Branch Library for a fun and interactive music session. Young children will learn how to make music and perform their favorite songs in both English and Spanish! It’s a great way to get out all that excess energy and noise.
Transportation: Accessible by the Red Line; limited parking nearby.
Website: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5e3054cff4853b500063f0c5

2. The Boston Massacre Commemoration and Reenactment  

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020; 11AM to 8PM
Location: 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109
Cost: Free
Ages: All ages
About: Celebrate the spirit of Boston with a day commemorating the Boston massacre. An all-day event, learn about Boston’s colonial past, brought to life by period-actors. Hear about unique and personal stories from patriots, loyalists, and people who lived through the Revolution. This is a great way to bring kids’ history lessons to life!
Transportation: Accessible via the Green, Red, Orange, and Blue Lines.
Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/the-boston-massacre-commemoration-and-reenactment/p45717.php

3. St. Patrick’s Day at Franklin Park Zoo

Date: Saturday, March 14th, 2020; 10:30AM to 1:30PM
Location: Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02120
Cost: Free
Ages: All
About: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Zoo! Visit different exhibits and test your animal knowledge at the education station. Kids will get the opportunity to make arts and crafts and receive green treats throughout the event.
Transportation: Take the Route 16 bus to Franklin Park Zoo, parking available.
Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/annimals/p63643.php

4. St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020; Parade starts at 1PM
Location: Starts at the Broadway MBTA stop and ends at Andre Square, South BostonCost: Free
Ages: All
About: Have some outdoors fun and revelry on St. Patricks Day by watching the annual parade! Build up the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by watching the different floats, the marching bands, and the music. After the parade, walk along Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail across town. It’s a fun way to connect to Boston’s thriving Irish tradition.
Transportation: Accessible via the Red Line at Broadway
Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/boston_st_patricks_day_parade/p1130.php

5. We Can Do It! American Women in History

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020; 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Location: JFK Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
Cost: Free
Ages: All ages
About: Discover the inspiring stories of groundbreaking and amazing American women. This show highlights the incredible stories of women like Sojourner Truth, Sacajawea, and Amelia Earhart. Come and celebrate America’s female pioneers! The show is free but please reserve your tickets beforehand.  
Transportation: Accessible via the Red Line and Route #2 bus shuttle. Free limited parking onsite.
Website: https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/celebrate-family-programming/03-28-20-we-can-do-it

6. Kids Cook

Date: Monday, March 30, 2020; 4:30PM
Location: Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119
Cost: Free
Ages: 7 to 13
About: Let the kids take over the kitchen in this fun program! Children will learn how to work together and create simply but delicious dishes. All dishes are vegetarian friendly and nut-free. Families must pre-register.
Transportation: Accessible by the Orange Line; limited parking nearby
Website: https://mommypoppins.com/boston-kids/event/free/kids-cook-0

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