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

Father’s Day Plans for your South Shore Dads

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador I’m going to take you back to Mother’s Day – simply because the counterpart to that holiday is coming up!  My husband always has a great idea for my special day – and although I come up with some good things for his special day, it’s sometimes … Continue reading

Ziptivity helps you plan your trip to Storyland

Summer is here, school is out soon, and soccer season is coming to an end. It is time to start planning those short, fun-packed summer weekend getaways. We love to take two-night vacations within a 3-hour drive from Boston, and we kicked off the season last weekend with a Storyland vacation! We had a great … Continue reading

Learn Social Graces at BCAE’s Mind Your Manners Tea Party – and win a pair of tickets!

To enter to win two tickets, please share below an etiquette lesson (or faux pas) that is popular in your house!! One lump or two? Sit down to tea with the Boston Center for Adult Education on Saturday, June 4th, 2011 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, for a tea sandwich cooking demonstration and an afternoon lesson … Continue reading

Mother’s Day on the North Shore

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador Celebrate Mama all weekend long! My Mom and I have made it a tradition to kick off Mother’s Day weekend with a shopping spree at the annual Mother’s Day Weekend warehouse sale at the Viola Lovely: Annual Warehouse Sale!  The sale takes place at the Wenham Museum (in the back room) … Continue reading

Can you say L-I-B-R-A-R-Y? No, not liberry.

Post submitted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador This April Vacation Week, I have one word for you: LIBRARIES. All over the Metro Boston area, local libraries are a treasure trove of vacation week activities, whether it’s learning about penguins, making crafts, playing games, taking in a show, seeing real live baby farm animals, … Continue reading

Singin’ in the Rain (or anything really) at Arsenal Center for the Arts is Pure Fun!

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador   As parents, we’re always looking for a balance between work and play – for ourselves and our kids. On the weekends, my kids want to let loose, have fun – play, play, play. But there are chores to do and errands to run. Where is the … Continue reading

Maple Sugaring Season in New England (sorry, Auntie Jemima)

When I was a kid, Aunt Jemima was a staple in my mom’s pantry. I put it on my pancakes, on my “leggo my Eggos”… mmmm, mm.  Pass the syrup please!  Then in my 20’s while living in New Hampshire, I discovered MAPLE syrup.  Wait, what?  Aunt Jemima’s not real syrup?  Yes, that’s right.  There’s … Continue reading

Family Fun at Lowell’s 11th Annual Winterfest

So my babysitter grew up in Lowell, one of eight children from a very close-knit family.  She knows everything about Lowell – she even knows the real guys from the movie The Fighter.  Come to think of it, she went to the premier party (and no, I didn’t get to tag along).  The one hometown … Continue reading

Arlington’s Artbeat has the Antidote… for Cabin Fever

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador Have cabin fever? Experiencing a little too much family togetherness? Artbeat in Arlington has the antidote.  Every Friday from 6-8pm, Artbeat hosts Pizza & Art, a creative, social and yumilicious evening for kids ages 8 and up. You can register up until 5pm on Friday by calling … Continue reading