Boston Community Events May/June 2013

Boston-BridgeThe Two Top Picks in May

Quack, Quack, Quack Your Way to the Duckling Day Parade!


May 12, 2013
Mother’s Day Sunday
Parade begins at noon


Boston Common and the Public Garden
Pre-register at 10:30am on Boston Common at the base of the Shaw Memorial , across from the Massachusetts State House; enjoy entertainment until the parade starts.


$35 ($40 on day of event) donation per family, which includes snacks, entertainment, and a small duckie toy for each child.

For the perfect Mother’s Day celebration, join Boston’s annual Duckling Day Parade with your young children – and be sure to bring your camera! You’ll retrace the path taken by Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and their own flock of eight young ducklings in Robert McCloskey’s beloved children’s book Make Way for Ducklings. To really get into the spirit, dress your offspring in yellow to resemble their favorite Ducklings characters.

More about the parade

Honoring Our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day

The Boston Memorial Day itinerary takes you to the three best areas in the city to celebrate the unofficial start of summer, take in the fun events going on this weekend, and perhaps most important, pay tribute to those who gave their lives to defend our country.

The three Boston areas where you’ll find the liveliest Memorial Day weekend activities include Boston Common / the Public Garden, Fenway Park, and the Downtown Waterfront / Faneuil Hall Marketplace area.

Use this Memorial Day Weekend itinerary to explore and enjoy all three – or just one or two. You’ll find plenty of kids’ activities and family-friendly activities along the way! For optimum enjoyment, put on sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes, and bring a water bottle, frisbee, Red Sox tickets, and of course, your camera. Also check out these tips for the best places to get Sox tickets ahead of time or on the day of the game.

The Top Two Picks in June

Homebuying 101 Classes

The Homebuying Mentors will be hosting the Homebuying 101 class in Brighton in June. The class is sponsored by Citibank and will be held on the following dates:

  • June 18: 6 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
  • June 20: 6 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
  • June  25: 6 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
  • June 27: 6 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Each class will be held at:

Presentation School Foundation Community Center
634 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135

By registering for the class you are registering for all 4 sessions. To receive your certificate of completion, it’s necessary to attend all 4 sessions. By taking this class, you also have access to unlimited one-on-one coaching sessions from The Homebuying Mentors to assist you through your personal homebuying experience.

What is Homebuying 101?

Homebuying 101 takes you through the entire homebuying process from beginning to end. You will receive expert advice on everything you need to know from trusted real estate professionals as they take you through each step of the process. This class is for anyone who is interested in buying their first home, whether you are already in the midst of the process or just starting to think about homeownership.

By taking Homebuying 101 with The Homebuying Mentors, you can receive access to first-time homebuyer loans with low interest rates and low down payment requirements. The certificate you receive from completing the course is also required for down payment or closing cost assistance programs that may be offered in the city or town in which you are buying.

Mark Your Calendars! It’s “A Party For All Breeds!”


June 22 & 23, 2013


Prowse Farm
5 Blue Hill River Road
Address Line 2
Canton, MA 02021


Tickets range from $8 to $12

Join the fun at the most fantastic outdoor music and dog festival of the year!

You and your doggie will enjoy:

  • Live music
  • Dog agility performances
  • Beer garden
  • Local food trucks and restaurants
  • Contests
  • Kids’ activity zone
  • Vendor marketplace
  • Relaxing dog park

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