Pick #1: Thursday Night Picnic Concert at the Crane Estate
We’re celebrating 20 years of Picnic Concerts and we want you to be a part of the fun! Bring a picnic supper, explore the grounds, dance on the lawn, and experience some of the region’s best bands. You’ll enjoy special 20th anniversary activities all summer long. The celebration begins on July 7 with Picnic Palooza, a friendly picnic competition. Prizes will be awarded for Most Elegant Spread, Best Beach Picnic, and Best 1996 Throwback Picnic. Look for picnic fare inspiration and share your amazing picnic photos on the Crane Estate Facebook page starting in July.
Tickets available at the gate only. Gates open at 5PM for picnicking. Concerts start at 7PM and end at 9PM. A weather decision, if necessary, will be announced on our website, thetrustees.org, by 3PM on the day of the concert.
Walk-in, bicycle, & motorcycle: $10.
Tickets available at the gate only.
|July 7||The BaHa Brothers
|July 14||The Piano Men
(Music of Elton John & Billy Joel)
|July 21||Soul City
(Soul, Motown & Funk)
|July 28||Soul Rebel Project
|August 4||Sorry, no concert. Celebrate The Trustees 125th Anniversary with The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra at Castle Hill|
|August 11||Beantown Swing Orchestra
(Big Band Swing – Come at 6PM for the group swing dance lesson)
(Rock Funk Jam Band)
(Beatles Tribute Band)
|Sept 1||Orville Giddings Band
Pick #2: Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell, Boston
Each time I drive down Storrow Drive on my way to Fenway I think, I should really bring the boys in here to bike ride or paddle board along/on the Charles and make a day of it.
What better way to end a day of doing just that than taking in a free movie on the lawn at the Hatch Shell?
Disclaimer: Upon writing this post, I realized that there isn’t a movie scheduled for this week…probably because of the 4th of July festivities, but I kept it as a “pick” because you can plan ahead for the remaining weeks of summer.
Free Friday Flicks is a summertime tradition in Boston, attracting thousands of movie-goers to enjoy family-oriented feature length movies under the stars all summer long at DCR’s Hatch Shell in Boston! Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, and watch a movie with family and friends on Friday night for free! Movies begin at sundown, but arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy free games and giveaways with WBZ NewsRadio 1030. The fun starts at 6pm with WBZ’s Morgan White Jr!
Pick #3: Cape Ann Harbor Tours Lighthouse Cruise
As seen on their website…..
Enjoy the history and beauty of Cape Ann’s coast, up close! Presented by Cape Ann’s longest-running sightseeing company — since 1969!
You and your family will love our Cape Ann Lighthouse Cruise. Many people consider it to be the highlight of their visit!
See parts of the Cape you can’t reach by car — or on any other boat trip! Bring your camera — you’ll see historic lighthouses, Gloucester’s fishing fleet, lobstermen, drawbridges, islands, and Cape Ann’s spectacular natural beauty. Learn about some of the names of famous artists and poets that spent time here painting and writing. Hear about the great granite industry that flourished here for many years.
Restrooms, snacks and drinks are available on board. Trip length is approximately 2-1/2 hours.
Advance ticket purchase strongly suggested!
As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid