Friday, October 23, 2015

Weekly Event Summary (Oct. 23rd - Oct. 29th) - Family Friendly Boston Cambridge

Family Friendly Boston Cambridge


1) Boston Asian American Film Festival (Today)
2) Free Thursdays at the ICA (Today)
3) Farmers' Market at Kendall Square (Today)
4) Boston Book Festival (Tomorrow)
5) Faneuil Hall Halloween Pet Parade (Oct 24)
6) Somerville Fixer Fair (Oct 24)
7) Family Day at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Oct 24)
8) Boston Veg Food Fest (Oct 24)
9) Boston Public Market Pumpkin Patch (Oct 25)


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Detailed Listings

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1) Boston Asian American Film Festival (Today)

When:
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 7:00p -
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 7:00p

Where:
Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

Admission:
$10.00 for regular tickets, $5.00 for students and children (in person at box office with a valid ID), $7.50 for seniors in person at box office with a valid ID

New England's Largest Asian American Film Festival
The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. BAAFF is a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop.

ABOUT ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE WORKSHOP
The mission of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) is to work for the empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community to achieve its full participation in the U.S. society. AARW is a member-based organization that seeks to document the diverse Asian Pacific American histories, experiences, and social conditions. Our resources and activities are used to respond to current Asian Pacific American issues and to promote Asian Pacific American identity.

For more information visit http://www.baaff.org/festival.html 

2) Free Thursdays at the ICA (Today)

When: Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 5:00p - 9:00p

Where:
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

Admission:
FREE

Every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., general admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art is free.

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The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.


3) Farmers' Market at Kendall Square (Today)

When:
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 11:00a - 2:00p

Where:
Kendall Square South Plaza
350 Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Admission:
FREE

Kendall Square?s annual summer Farmers? Market opens Thursday, June 4th running weekly through October. This season?s market is better than ever with an emphasis on fresh and local grab-and-go lunch options, in addition to baked goods, artisan crafts, coffee, tea, fresh juices, cold summer treats and flowering plants. This year, Kendall Square welcomes back some of its favorite vendors, while introducing a new group of local merchants bringing fresh and local treats to the neighborhood.

For the first time, in addition to local community organizations, well-known food authors will join the weekly market for book signings, recipe sharing and tastings.

The Kendall Square Farmers? Market is introducing new vendors Guru the Caterer, Abigails, Canteen + Co., Dads Treats, Sweet Art, Evy Tea, Mother Juice, Popcorn Reborn, New England Ice Lollies, The Kendall Flower Shop, Chica De Gallo, Scoopsies Ice Cream, Vintage Tea & Cakes, 7ate9 Bakery, Powerhouse Juice and Red Garden Pottery, while welcoming back local favorites Chicken and Rice Guys, Swiss Bakers and Fazenda Coffee Roasters.


4) Boston Book Festival (Tomorrow)

When:
Friday, Oct 23, 2015 8:00p -
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 7:00p

Where:
Copley Square, Various locations
1 Copley Sq
Boston, MA 02115

Admission:
$Varies (daytime events free)

The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

Whatever your age or your interests, BBF 2015 will have something for you! Mark your calendar for October 23-24, and check back for a full schedule of events.


For more information visit http://www.bostonbookfest.org 

5) Faneuil Hall Halloween Pet Parade (Oct 24)

When:
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 12:00p -
4:00p

Where:
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 South Market Building
Boston, MA 02109

Admission:
FREE

Join us Saturday, October 24th for the annual Halloween Pet Parade at Faneuil Hall Marketplace! Dress up your pet, parade around the Marketplace, and compete in the costume contest for one of the three top prizes!


6) Somerville Fixer Fair (Oct 24)

When:
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 3:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Union Square Plaza
90 Union Sq
Somerville, MA 02143

Admission:
FREE

Don't buy a new one, make your old one better!

The Fixer Fair celebrates repair! Don?t recycle it, FIX it. Repairing things helps the environment, is more economical, and teaches engineering to adults and kids. Blenders, cell phones, toasters, bikes, art objects, clothes, rice cookers, vacuums, laptops...how many items in your home need repair? At the Fixer Fair attendees can bring things that need repairing and learn how to repair them or find someone who can. Local businesses that repair items can promote themselves and perform on-site repairs. We?ll have workshops about how to take apart, maintain and repair things. What do an auto mechanic, a computer technician and a tailor all have in common? They FIX things, and they can help you fix things too.

Produced in partnership with Dina Gjersten of Parts and Crafts.


7) Family Day at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Oct 24)

When:
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 11:00a -
4:00p

Where:
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Admission:
FREE

Twice a year, visitors of all ages are invited to Family Day for a free, fun-filled day. Interactive activities and art-making projects are designed and guided by MassArt students and gallery staff, and illuminate the featured exhibitions.

With materials and inspiration provided, let your creativity flow!

Family Day is free and open to all. Refreshments served.


8) Boston Veg Food Fest (Oct 24)

When:
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 11:00a -
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 4:00p

Where:
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
1350 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02120

Admission:
FREE

This Festival brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment. It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian foods are available and where you can find them!

Whether you are a longtime vegetarian or vegan, or someone simply wanting to add more delicious plant-based foods to your meal repertoire, or if you are just curious what it's all about, you are welcome here! We offer you free admission, free food sampling, free speaker presentations, free parking and a T stop across the street.

You also can learn of ways to help animals and protect the environment, and enhance your health and well being. There are activities for kids, too!

For more information visit http://www.bostonveg.org/foodfest/ 

9) Boston Public Market Pumpkin Patch (Oct 25)

When:
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 10:00a - 5:00p

Where:
Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02108

Admission:
FREE

Bringing the farm to the city, Boston Public Market will create a pumpkin patch on the plaza alongside the Rose Kennedy Greenway outside the Market. Bring the family to stock up on locally sourced pumpkins and gourds for Halloween and enjoy pumpkin crafts, cider, and donuts on the plaza. Red Apple Farm ? experts in more than just apples ? will supply the pumpkins and host the patch, with a percentage of proceeds going to support local farmers, fishermen and food producers. Head inside the Market to get your pumpkin fill with seasonal treats like Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows from Sweet Lydia?s, Pumpkin Hot Chocolate from Taza, Pumpkin Ice Cream from Crescent Ridge, Pumpkin Affogato from George Howell Coffee, mulled spice vinegar beverages at Mang?, and more! (The pumpkin patch will be moved inside if it rains).

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