Nichole’s Picks 5/6 + 5/7
Pick #1: Boston Children’s Chorus at the Shalin Liu
Saturday, May 6 at 3:00. Tickets $15, general admission
The Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. The Chorus bridges Greater Boston’s many diverse groups and fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion among its members. Through intensive choral training and once-in-a-lifetime performing experiences locally, nationally and around the world, BCC enhances the education and social development of youth as future leaders and global citizens in the 21st century. Since the BCC’s inception, its programs have grown rapidly. Twenty children were accepted into an initial pilot program, and in the current season, the BCC have almost 500 singers representing over 50 of Boston’s urban and suburban neighborhoods participating in twelve different choirs in five Boston locations: the South End, Allston-Brighton, South Boston and Dorchester.
Pick #2: Vintage Baseball Home Opener at Spencer-Peirce Little Farm
I did this a few years ago with the boys and it was so much fun. I keep meaning to go back!
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass.
Take a step back in time and enjoy a springtime day on the farm. Enjoy traditional New England music, sheep-shearing, and wagon rides and cheer on your favorite teams of the Essex Base Ball Association as they play baseball using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed. Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase.
Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs. No reserved seating. In partnership with the Essex Base Ball Association and Ipswich Ale Brewery.
Free to Historic New England members
As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid