Calendar

Aug
18
Sat
2018
DCR: Open House at the Dorothy Quincy Homestead @ Dorothy Quincy Homestead
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

A National Historic Landmark, the Quincy Homestead is significant for its role in early American history, for its architecture, and for its Quincy family association.

In addition to the architecture and furnishings, docents share stories of the Quincy family during the colonial era. The tours are free.

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Blue Hills Trailside Museum Owl Festival @ Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Admission charged for this fundraiser:

$6/per person for Mass. Audubon members

$8/per person non-members.

Give a hoot for owls at Trailside Museum’s Owl Festival! Meet live owls up close and discover how these mysterious animals survive. Celebrate all things owl in myths, legends, and art. Find out about conservation challenges owls face and what you can do to help. There will be kid’s crafts, food trucks, and fun for all ages. All Owl Festival proceeds help the Blue Hills Trailside Museum continue to provide quality educational programming as well as caring for the museum’s non-releasable wild animals and hosting thousands of visitors to the Blue Hills Reservation. For more info, call 617-333-0690 or

email bluehills@massaudubon.org

Oct
14
Sun
2018
Blue Hills Trailside Museum Owl Festival @ Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Admission charged for this fundraiser:

$6/per person for Mass. Audubon members

$8/per person non-members.

Give a hoot for owls at Trailside Museum’s Owl Festival! Meet live owls up close and discover how these mysterious animals survive. Celebrate all things owl in myths, legends, and art. Find out about conservation challenges owls face and what you can do to help. There will be kid’s crafts, food trucks, and fun for all ages. All Owl Festival proceeds help the Blue Hills Trailside Museum continue to provide quality educational programming as well as caring for the museum’s non-releasable wild animals and hosting thousands of visitors to the Blue Hills Reservation. For more info, call 617-333-0690 or

email bluehills@massaudubon.org

Oct
20
Sat
2018
@ Wakefield Estate
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Wakefield Estate will host its 1st annual Blue Hills Octoberfest on Saturday, October 20 from 2:00-5:00pm. The event will feature live music, delicious street food, kids activities, farm animals, garden games and a fine selection of locally crafted beers by Turtle Swamp Brewing of Jamaica Plain. The Blue Hills Octoberfest is a a benefit to raise funds for the Outdoor Environmental Education Program Bus Fund, which enables over 2000 Boston-area students to enjoy a day of outdoor learning each year at the Wakefield Estate. This event is co-sponsored by Friends of the Blue Hills and Brookwood Community Farm.
Adding to the festival-feel of the event, live music will be performed by Electric Standard,  a trio of local musicians that plays an eclectic mix of original songs and classic blues, rock and soul. Delicious food for will be prepared by The Chubby Chickpea,  a Boston-based food truck serving Israeli street food, specializing in vegetarian and gluten free options – in addition to delicious chicken! – and creative side dishes.
The Blue Hills Octoberfest will feature locally crafted draft beers from Turtle Swamp Brewing of Jamaica Plain, the first true home of American brewing. Turtle Swamp Brewing is a neighborhood brewery that strives to be a good neighbor, while making consistent beer with high quality and local ingredients. “The beer of Jamaica Plain.”
Tickets are $20, kids are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance via this link or the website: wakefieldtrust.org. Ticket price includes garden entrance, one free pour of Turtle Swamp Brewing draft beer, and a raffle ticket for a private tour and beer tasting at Turtle Swamp Brewing with its founder/owner. The rain date for this event is Sunday, October 21, 2:00-5:00pm.
The Wakefield Estate is located at 1465 Brush Hill Rd. in Milton. for more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.