Family Friendly Events in Boston: May 9-15

This list of family friendly events in Boston covers the second week of the May 2011 calendar month. Read about events occurring from May 1st through May 8th here.

Boston University FitRec Open House
Monday, May 9 5pm-8pm
915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 02215
617-353-2748
All Ages
Free

The Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center is offering an evening of free classes and clinics in fitness, dance, mind/body and climbing, as part of their Summer Open House Event. See the Schedule of Classes.

Sounds of Imagined Migrations: Family Concert
Wednesday, May 11 2pm
Baldwin Elementary School, 28 Sacramento Street, Cambridge, 02138
617-492-5300

The Guy Mandilow Band’s Ladino Project is an interactive performance using songs, stories, games, and many memorable characters to introduce family audiences to the sounds of many lands, including Brazil, South Africa, Israel and the United States.

Cambridge Friends School Music Festival
Saturday, May 14 12pm-4pm
Cambridge Friends School, 5 Cadbury Rd., Cambridge, 02138
617-416-9414
$10-$20

The 3rd Annual Cambridge Friends School Music Festival Fundraiser will feature live music by Catie Curtis, Fred Small, AfroBrazil, Tin Can Caravan, and the CFS Jazz Band, food from RedBones Barbeque, and activities for kids.

National Astronomy Day
Saturday, May 14 4pm-10pm
Clay Center for Science and Technology, 20 Newton St., Brookline, 02445
617-454-2718
All Ages
Free (Most activities)

The Clay Center and the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston present Astronomy Day 2011, an annual event where families can learn about astronomy though a variety of fun, educational activities. This year’s schedule of events includes demonstrations, planetarium shows, LASER light shows, rocketry, stunt kites, and many hands on activities. There will also be several different telescopes available for viewing of the sky, during the day and evening. Astronomy Day will take place both indoors and outdoors and will occur rain or shine. Please note that children under the age of 12 must be supervised.

Free Sails at Crimson Sailing Academy
Saturday, May 14 10am-1pm
Crimson Sailing Academy, 45 Memorial Dr., Cambirdge, 02142
847-245-4641
Ages 10-16
Free

Crimson Sailing Academy will host an open house on May 14, in which kids ages 10-16 are invited for an introduction to the summer camp program with a free sail and a chance to see the facilities and meet the instructors.

Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival
Saturday, May 14 12pm-4pm
Raindate: Sunday, May 15
Franklin Park, 1010 Massachusetts Ave., Boston 02118
617-427-1006
Free

Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival will celebrate the spring season with kite making activities, free bicycle rentals, interactive games, and food options. This event is presented by Discover Roxbury.

ArtBarn Presents Summer Reading is Killing Me
Sunday, May 15 10:30am
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, 02446
617-734-2500
$9.75/Adults, $7.75/Children

ArtBarn’s Split Hares Traveling Troupe for K-2nd and 3rd-6th graders presents Summer Reading is Killing Me, a performance based on Jon Scieszka’s book, Time Warp Trio, in which a collection of evil characters from the school summer reading list set out to destroy the good characters from the list, leaving the student group to stop them. Read more or Get Tickets
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