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Events: February Vacation Activities, RUFF Meeting and More!

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With Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day) kicking off the week, take a look at the packed schedule of local events with an emphasis on school vacation activities!

Monday, February 15 – Happy Presidents Day!

11:00am Puppet Making with Rosalita at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Experience the unique charm of marionettes made by professional actor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore. Enjoy tales of dragons, kings, princesses, mermaids and ghosts who sing and dance, more information. Additionally at 12:30pm.

Tuesday, February 16

11:00am Storytime with Big Joe the Storyteller at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Using a collection of original stories and tales from around the world as well as various props, puppets, and other surprises, Big Joe puts on a show that is unlike anything you have seen. View more information.

12:30pm Juggling Lessons with Paris the Hip Hop Juggler at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Paris, given the nickname “The Hip-Hop Juggler” by Al Roker himself, has been dazzling audiences with his brand of juggling for over a decade. His combination of style, interactive stunts, witty comedy, and world class juggling talent is sure thing to make your event a hit. Read more information.

7:00pm RUFF Monthly Meeting at Nazzaro Center
The monthly meeting will cover designer updates, auto lock solutions, fundraising planning!

Wednesday, February 17

10:30am The Revere Family at Work [19 N Square, Boston]
Children (and their accompanying adults) tour the Revere House to learn about the jobs Paul Revere’s family did both in and out of their home and then try their hands at two different tasks. This program is limited to 20 people. View the event post for reservation and pricing information.

11:00am Meditation for Youngsters with Jason Escape at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Meditation for Youngsters is intended for children 5-12 and their parents or caretakers. Learn how to meditate with veteran Faneuil Hall street performer Jason Escape. Jason will teach you and your youngsters how to be quiet and still, staying present and peaceful, and having FUN while doing it! Read more information.

12:30pm Malik the Magic Guy at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Malik Haddadi is an Award winning entertainer with over 20 years or experience performing comedy magic for for corporate and family audiences audiences. View more information.

3:30pm Free Map Drawing Class for Children at North End Branch Library
Free Map Drawing Class by Tom Gastel for Children at the North End BPL. Recommended age: 7 -10 years old. supplies and instruction provided, no rsvp necessary.

6:00pm “Once Wednesday” Film at North End Branch Library [25 Parmenter Street, Boston]
Once Wednesday (2007) A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin as they write, rehearse, and record songs that tell their love story. Starring: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, and Hugh Walsh. Directed by: John Carney. The cost is free, runtime of 85 minutes.

Thursday, February 18

11:00am Arts & Crafts with Shannon at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Join Shannon for arts and crafts during February vacation! Create your own winter scene while experimenting with different textures and paint. Just bring your imagination, materials provided! View more information.

11:00am Hands-on Tour of the Paul Revere House [19 N Square, Boston]
Designed to bring a historic house to life by offering opportunities to engage with reproduction objects in each room of the house, the approximately 30 minute tour is aimed at families. This program is limited to 20 people. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Revere House at 617-523-2338. Fee: $4.50 for children ages 5-11, and accompanying adults. Price includes admission to the Revere House. View the event post.

Friday, February 19

11:00am Story time with Big Joe the Storyteller at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Using a collection of original stories and tales from around the world as well as various props, puppets, and other surprises, Big Joe puts on a show that is unlike anything you have seen. Read more information.

12:30pm Jojo the Magician at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
JoJo The Magician is a 14 year old magician who has been performing magic professionally for 2 years. He has performed over 150 venues. He has donated many shows and has lots of experience performing for all ages. View more information.

1:00pm Drop-In Colonial Kids Activities [19 N Square, Boston]
Bring your family to the Revere House and while you are here add on a new experience by visiting the Pierce/Hichborn House to try on clothes like Paul Revere’s kids wore, write with quill pens, and learn the rules to colonial games. This program is free with admission, reservations not required. View the event post.

Saturday, February 20

1:00pm Free Drawing Class at Store “1630” in South Building of Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Free drawing class at the store “1630” in the South Market Building at the Faneuil Hall, both children and adults welcome for this event. Supplies and instruction provided. No rsvp necessary. Both classes are coordinated with the Boston School system’s vacation week.

5:00pm Newpoli CD presentation and concert [I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston]
Boston-based Newpoli carries on a tradition that is so old it’s hard to date, performing music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures. This is a ticketed event. General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased here or at the door.

Remember, our events page is updated daily for your convenience!

One Reply to “Events: February Vacation Activities, RUFF Meeting and More!

  1. Conor, you forgot these at the Boston Public Market!

    BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS VACATION: School may be out, but the Boston Public Market has a full curriculum of activities to keep kids (and parents!) busy and having fun during vacation. Sticking around town and looking for something to do? Visit the Kids’ Nook for several fun activities with Market vendors, or The KITCHEN, which will be partnering with Kids Cooking Green, an educational outreach program introducing children to the importance of eating locally grown food.

    Wednesday, February 17

    Pasta Party in the KITCHEN (10-11:30am): Learn how fun it is to make pasta dough from scratch using local eggs and semolina flour. Roll and then cut your own noodles, stuff your own raviolis, and make a delicious nut-free pesto to eat with the pasta. Trustees Members: $28; Nonmembers: $35 per child
    Pasta Necklaces with Nella Pasta in the Kids’ Nook (2:30-3:30pm): Have a play date with Nella Pasta to make colorful necklaces using dried, colored pasta made with whole grains and veggies. Free
    Thursday, February 18

    Bee-Licious in the KITCHEN (10-11:30am): Learn about the role of bees in our food and cook with local honey! Kids will make and eat homemade granola (nut free), and then make their own bee-licious yogurt-granola parfait. Trustees Members: $28; Nonmembers: $35 per child
    Apple Tasting with Red Apple Farm in the Kids’ Nook (2:30-3:30pm): Meet Al Rose, the farmer himself, and learn about different apple varieties, flavors, and how they grow their tasty apples from seed to tree! Free.
    Friday, February 19

    Yes, Dr. Seuss, There ARE Green Eggs! in the KITCHEN (10-11:30am) …and brown eggs, and blue eggs! We will cook with local naturally colorful eggs and talk about the different chickens that they come from. Trustees Members: $28; Nonmembers: $35 per child
    Stillman’s Farm “What’s Going Down on the Farm?” (in the Kids’ Nook) (10:00am-3:00pm): Massachusetts farmers Glenn and Genevieve Stillman will be on hand for a kids’ Q&A and to present what farmers are doing now to prepare for a bountiful 2016 growing season. Reserve your child’s spot for a take-home spring transplant activity and hands-on sensory fun and learning! Free.
    Local Sharks: Dogfish & Skate, with Red’s Best (in their stall) (12-3pm): Join Red’s Best and Elaine J. Brewer, Information and Education Coordinator from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, for a fun, hands-on information session at the Red’s Best stall to learn more about the two local and abundant shark species in New England. Perfect for families, adults and shark lovers.
    Saturday, February 20

    Daffodil Planting with Stow Greenhouses in the Kids’ Nook (10:30-11:30am): Come learn about gardening and plant pretty daffodil bulbs in personal pots – they’ll be blooming just in time for Easter! Free.
    Sunday, February 21

    Meet the Cheese Monger with Wolf Meadow Farm in the Kids’ Nook (2-3pm): Meet a cheese monger and learn how your favorite cheese is made! Look and feel the different stages from milk to cheese, and learn about all the varieties made in New England. Free.

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