Head to Sharon, MA for the best fireworks display south of Boston

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador If you happen to have read the earliest installments of ZipPicks for the South Shore, you would know that I am obsessed with fireworks.  I think it’s partly because my birthday is just before the 4th of July or maybe it’s because I grew up on a … Continue reading

It doesn’t get more Americana than Carlisle’s Old Home Day

So many great things going on for the 4th of July here in the Greater Boston area, but I am going to brag about my (and Cary’s) little ol’ New England town, Carlisle, MA. Every year, the Saturday before the 4th, Carlisle celebrates “Old Home Day”, probably my kids most favorite day of the year, next … Continue reading

4th of July doesn’t mean fireworks are for everyone

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador Last year, we went with two other families to the Independence Day celebration in Lincoln. I thought it was a lovely evening – the bucolic setting, noshing and talking with the adults while the kids chased each other and dodged picnickers planted in the grass, followed by … Continue reading

Spray Park Season is underway in Boston

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador It’s that time of year for the heat and humidity to kick it up a notch, but it’s also – finally – Spray Park Season! I have the scoop on some of the nicest ones around the Boston area, from Somerville to Waltham and a few in … Continue reading

It’s going to be a berry fun weekend in MetroWest Boston

If your kids are like mine and can eat strawberries like they are Skittles, then check out a few “berry” fun ideas… If you are free on Saturday, think about spending it at Verrill Farm for their annual  Strawberry Festival. Get the hard stuff out of the way, like picking the strawberries when it opens at 11 am.  Then … Continue reading

Stop and smell the wildflowers at DCR Borderland State Park

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador Ever go for a run with your kids in the stroller and have to stop every two feet?  Not because you’re winded or have a side cramp, but because your kids want to “pick that flower, no wait that flower… awww, she has more than me!!!”  This … Continue reading

Boston Harbor Islands serve up a summer of family fun and adventure

Kids love adventure, and what better way to bring them a sense of adventure than to jump on a ferry and head out to Boston Harbor Islands!  And getting there is even a big part of the fun!  By car, by ferry (only a 15-30 minute ride), or by your own aquatic vehicle of choice … Continue reading

Cool off at some Great Swimming Holes in MetroWest Boston

Dive in… this weekend it is going to be sunny and 84 degrees so grab the sunscreen with UVA & UVB of course.  Here are some great watering holes in MetroWest Boston.  I have been to a few of them, so I have added my 2 cents where I could.  Please add any information or … Continue reading

Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club Duck Races in Dedham – Sounds just Ducky!

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador It was several years ago – hmm, maybe it was just last year (I can’t remember much these days let alone when things occurred!) – when the girls and I went to the Bullfinch’s 7th annual Duck Races for the UMass Memorial Foundation Inc (which was created for a 3-yr … Continue reading

Discover the Discovery Museums with Free Friday Night Fun… and so much more!

Discover the Discovery Museums this summer… The Discovery Museums are the children’s and science museums of Metrowest Boston, paired on a single campus in Acton.  The two museums—the Science Discovery Museum and the Children’s Discovery Museum—serve families and schools from towns throughout the region, with a commitment to informal education that enhances classroom learning.  The hands-on, … Continue reading