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Get outdoors and celebrate the arts this week with some great family events! From live music to dancing, sand sculptures and crafts, there’s something to spark your creativity while enjoying a State Park near you.
This Thursday evening, check out live music at the Summer Concert Series hosted by Red Rock State Park in Lynn. Spend the evening by the shore with family and friends while enjoying free live music. Don’t miss this week’s featured band, Shuffle Mode!
Come learn how to turn your trash into treasure by reusing some common household items. Visit Melnea Cass Recreational Complex and Roxbury Heritage State Park Mondays,Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 1-3pm at Cass Complex for Cass Creates Recycled Crafts. Each day will explore a different craft that uses common items you might otherwise throw away. There will be projects available for all ages and abilities.
Looking for a fun way to be more active? Check out Free ZUMBA Thursdays at DCR’s Martini Shell at Hyde Park at 6pm. Join Hyde Park YMCA instructors in the latest exercise phenomenon. This free 45 minute Latin dance workout is sure to leave you sweating and smiling.
If you have a passion for art, come showcase your talent at Hyde Park Art Association this Satuday afternoon for a free, fun family event. Local artists, age 16 and older, are invited to showcase their artistic talents in action for public viewing and voting! DCR Park Rangers will also offer free family arts and crafts activities, including chalk art, stamp printing,temporaty tattoos, group mural, and bead making.
Also this Saturday, come check out Horseneck Beach for a fun, family-friendly Sand Sculpture Festival! Bring along your buckets, shovels and creativity to make your own Sand Sculpture and enjoy a great family day at the beach. There will be many great prizes in a few different categories.
Wrap-up your weekend at Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams this Sunday afternoon with the Nature Crafts for Kids program. Families with children of all ages are encouraged to gain inspiration from nature and create a craft with natural objects at the Visitor Center this Sunday.
Check out our events calendar for more outdoor events near you this week!
Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown posted on Jul 23
The town of Watertown, in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be opening a Braille Trail and a Sensory Garden, one of the few parks of its kind. Breaking ground on July 21st, this project hopes to be completed by late …Continue Reading Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown
Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence posted on Jul 15
In late April, Governor Deval Patrick and former Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan joined Mayor Dan Rivera and Senator Barry Finegold to make an exciting announcement. Governor Patrick announced a $2.75 million investment in Lawrence’s Ferrous Site to acquire a three acre …Continue Reading Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence
2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July posted on Jul 1
July’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Tamara Buckley-Leclerc, who photographed pickled green beans or dilly beans at Carraig Farm in Ashby. Tamara says that dilly beans, seen in the July photo, are one of her husband’s favorites. She takes advantage of canning and freezing …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July