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4 Star Dance Studio

Dorchester

Teaching children artistic excellence. Classes include ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, and afro. For ages4+.

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Adam Street Branch

Dorchester

Dorchester's newly renovated library with updated children's space, a reading garden, and outdoor spaces.

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Amazon Ignite

Online

Printable educational resources, like lesson plans, activities and more.

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Arnold Arboretum

Jamaica Plain

A beautiful botanical garden of trees and plants. Free tours offered.

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BNBL

Multiple Locations

Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL) offers a free Pee Wee program throughout the city. For ages 6 to 11.

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Beauford Play Area

Roxbury

A beautiful play space with a dish swing, a double slide, and netting for climbing.

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Billings Field

West Roxbury

This is a frequently visited neighborhood park with a playground and athletic fields.

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Boston Area Beekeepers

Online

Bringing together beekeepers and bee-enthusiasts in the Boston area.

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Boston Bowl

Dorchester

Bowling, pool, arcade and outdoor batting cage.

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Boston Children's Choir

Downtown

Their mission is to "harness the power of music to connect our city's diverse communities, cultivate empathy, and inspire social inquiry."

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Boston Fire Museum

Downtown

Explore a historic fire station and learn about fire safety.

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Boston Nature Center

Mattapan

66 acre wildlife sanctuary that offers story time, and classes with urban naturalists.

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Boston String Academy

Multiple Locations

Rigorous string instrument instruction to children in under-served communities. For ages 6+.

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Brighton Branch

Brighton

This branch has a dedicated children's space and reservable community space.

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Charles River

Boston

Visit the North Point side or the Herter Park side. Both have playgrounds, spray features and open greenery.

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Charlestown Little League

Charlestown

Charlestown's youth baseball league.

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Christian Science Center

Fenway

A fun children's fountain and reflecting pool for warm days.

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Clougherty Pool

Charlestown

Free outdoor pool open during the summer.

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Community Boating

Downtown

Youth classes on kayak safety, stand-up paddle boarding, upwind sailing, windsurfing, keelboating, robosailing, access to a water quality lab and more.

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Courageous Sailing

Charlestown

Learn to sail and enjoy the Harbor.

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Daily Table

Dorchester

Free cooking classes taught by nutritionists.

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Dorchester Eagles

Dorchester

Youth football and cheerleading teams.

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Draper Playground

West Roxbury

Renovated in 2013, this fairly quiet playground has a rock climbing wall, swings, slides, hop scotch, basketball courts and softball field.

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East Boston Branch

East Boston

East Boston's local branch with an early literacy nook and reservable community space.

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Eliot School

Jamaica Plain

Inspiring lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all. Classes include sewing, wood working, mask making, and more.

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Esplanade Playground

Downtown

Outdoor ropes-course-themed playground with a kid-friendly zip line ride, a dish swing, hammock, rock climbing wall and tons of netting for climbing. There is a Little Free Library onsite for book-sharing. It's also conveniently located next to the Charles River and Hatch shell, making it the perfect location to spend a full-day.

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Fenway Park

Fenway

Boston's baseball park.

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Food Project

Dorchester

Volunteer to grow food or take a cooking class.