Christmas Holiday Events at South Shore Plaza in Braintree MA 2014

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The Christmas Holiday spirit will be alive at the South Shore Plaza shopping mall in 2014   The South shore plaza is located in  Braintree MA.  If you love shopping in a climate controlled mall, South Shore Plaza is the mall for you! Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Sears, Nordstrom, and Target serve as anchor stores in this upscale center.The Plaza’s dual level design allows for over 180 specialty shops including, Apple, Forever XXI, Coach, Banana Republic, Love Culture, Vera Bradley, A/X Exchange, Long’s Jewelers, and Sur La Table. After a long day of shopping, reward yourself at one of our fine seven dining establishments. We have many exciting dining options from sit down restaurants such as Rodizio Grill, Kobe Toyko Steakhouse, California Pizza Kitchen and The Cheesecake Factory, to grab-and-go choices such as Chipotle and Cheeseboy. With its many fine stores and beautiful surroundings, South Shore Plaza serves as one of Boston’s and the South Shore’s premiere shopping destinations. Conveniently located off I-93, Rte. 3 and 128 at Exit 6

Santa Claus Photo hours at South Shore Plaza

EVENT DATES: 11/8/2014 – 12/24/2014

Santa is here! Come visit him in the Nordstrom Wing for a family photo you’ll never forget!

 

Santa Photo Dates & Times:

November 10- November 15 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

November 16 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

November 17- November 20 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

November 22 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM

November 23 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

November 24- November 26 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM

November 27 CLOSED

November 28- November 29 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

November 30 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

December 1- December 4 10:00 AM- 8:30 PM

December 5- December 6 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

December 7 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

December 8- December 10 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

December 11 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

December 12- December 13 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

December 14 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

December 15- December 20 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

December 21 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

December 22 – December 23 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

December 24 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

A MAGICAL VISIT FROM CARING SANTA
EVENT DATES: 12/7/2014 – 12/7/2014

Please join us on December 7th, from 8:30 am – 10:00 am in the Nordstrom Wing, for a private event designed to support children with special needs and their families.

 

Pet Photo Nights

Sunday nights!!

EVENT DATES: 11/16/2014 – 12/14/2014

Get in the Holiday spirit and bring your pet to pose with Santa!

November 16 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

November 23 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

November 30 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

December 7 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

December  14 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

 

Level 1 Nordstrom Wing

 

Holiday Store Hours

11/27/2014: Closed (Thanksgiving)
11/28/2014: 12:30am – 10pm (Black Friday)
11/29/2014: 8am – 10pm (Holiday Hours)
11/30/2014: 10am – 7pm (Holiday Hours)
12/05/2014: 10am – 10pm (Holiday Hours)
12/06/2014: 10am – 10pm (Holiday Hours)
12/07/2014: 10am – 7pm (Holiday Hours)
12/08 – 12/11/2014: 10am – 10pm (Holiday Hours

 

The Nutcracker Ballet South of Boston Performances 2014

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The Nutcracker Ballet - it just may be the most classic of holiday traditions. And while the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker is the most traditional of them all, choices for South Shore  families are numerous: traditional performances to modern interpretations, full-length, lavish productions to less traditional versions.

Below is a list of South Shore -area performances of the Tchaikovsky holiday classic, coming to multiple stages in the coming weeks.

 

Braintree Ballet

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Saturday December 13th and Sunday December 14th

The Braintree Ballet Company Proudly presents it’s 18th season of the Nutcracker for 3 performances Saturday December 13th 2pm & 7pm  and Sunday December 14th 2pm  Tickets are  $20 in advance $20 at the door if available

 

 

José Mateo’s Ballet Nutcracker in Duxbury

 

Friday Nov 28th 12:30 & 4:30pm  Saturday Nov 29th  12:30 & 4:30pm   Sunday Nov 30th  1:30pm

José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre presents its 27th season of its beloved production of The Nutcracker, 16 South Shore Conservatory (SSC) ballet students will be among the dancers on stage.  The production runs from November 29 through December 22, starting with a three-day run at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden Street in Duxbury.  You can purchase tickets here  Tickets are $15-$50  They also have performances in Cambridge and Dorchester as well.

 

The International Ballet School of Norwell

The International Ballet School of Norwell will be performing 2 shows of the Nutcracker   at   Hingham High School  Saturday .  December . 6th  at 6 pm   and Sunday   December . 7th at 2 pm  Ticket astart at  $30 and can be purchased in advanced   

LivingSocial Dea alert lget tickets for only $15-18

 

The Nutcracker Ballet presented by the Dance Workshop of Hanover

Dance Workshop Group and Children’s Dance Ensemble present…. THE NUTCRACKER BALLET  Saturday, December 20th at 2pm  and  Sunday, December 21st at 2pm

The Performing Arts Center  at  Whitman-Hanson Regional High School  600 Franklin Street   Whitman, MA 02382 children tickets $12 and adults $16

 

South Shore Ballet Company  Hingham

The four performances of The Nutcracker are Saturday, Dec. 13th at 2 p.m. and 6.p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14th at 1 pm. and  6pm. Performances will be in Hingham at Derby Academy. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $18 and $20 at the door . Stop by the school at 24 Rockland St, Hanover or call 781-312-7224.

 

Day 934 On Golden Pond Play at Curtain Call Theater in Braintree MA

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The family drama “On Golden Pond” will be performed  the next 2 weekends   November  7th -8th and then ,November  13-15  Curtain Call Theatre.  Come see this classic Broadway play   performed right before your eyes at Curtain Call Theater, 182 Commercial St in Braintree, MA.

The plot focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé and his son in law. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

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November 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 8:00 pm
November 9 at 2:00 pm

NOVEMBER 9 and 15 PERFORMANCES are SOLD OUT! Get your tickets now!

Friday, Saturday, Sunday tickets $20;
Thursday tickets $18

Reserve your tickets at: tickets@curtaincallbraintree.org or call 781-356-5113

Make it a night out check out Sintra in South Braintree Square, Maria’s Italian Braintree or Granite Links over the border in Quincy

Curtain Call Theatre
is located at
182 Commercial Street,
on the corner of Faxon and Commercial Streets
in Braintree, MA.

 

 

 

 

Haunted Houses & Scary Halloween Happenings South of Boston MA 2014

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Here are the Haunted Houses South of Boston!!  Looking for Kid friendly Halloween events check here 

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion and Cell   Abington MA

Located in Abington on Route 18 at Abington Ale House!  They change the house every year so you go!   Open Friday, Saturday nights starting September 19th     and expanding hours starting Oct 2nd 2014  Tickets are $23 each and cover all attractions. They also have lights on Tour Saturdays in October from 2-4pm.  Discount  coupons as well as free admission with a valid military id  Sunday through Thursdays in October

 

Boston  Zombie Apocalypse Abington MA

BOGO FOR THE LAST WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER

Abington Zombie Apocalypse brings you the ultimate in excitement and adrenaline with this deal for their Zombie Apocalypse experience.  Experience The Interactive Zombie Infestation in Two Different Zombie Elimination Sectors.  NEW AND IMPROVE FOR 2014 PURCHASE TICKETS FOR A SPECIFIC TIME

Every night as the sun sets, the undead emerge from the depths of the 25,000 square foot cityscape, hungry for flesh. Running and hiding is futile, your only option: kill or be killed. Thankfully, all it takes to stop these automated killers is a well-aimed shot of CO2 from your provided rifle. Miss, and you’ll be grabbed by the Zombies who are eager to rob you of your brains.

CHEM ZONE 44….defend against viral zombies in the city’s overrun industrial zone….a shorter experience with slower zombies. Perfect for the first time or beginner fighter.Z-SWARM 617….a military zone South of Boston swarming with runners, flesh eaters and a high rate of infection. You’ve been warned.     We need fighters each night to secure these two Zombie Elim

Lakeville Haunted House  Lakeville MA

Welcome to the LAKEVILLE HAUNTED HOUSE where evil spirits roam in the darkness
around you. No matter where you turn, you can feel the eyes of someone or, something watching you. A snap of a twig, the rustling leaves, the howling wind, and screams of fear fill you with fright as you travel through the twisting turning maze of horror.

Do you have the courage to make it through? Do you think your friends will help protect you from the unknown? Think again. Go ahead and close your eyes, the sounds will become trapped in your head. Face your fear, at the Lakeville Haunted House!

OCT. 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th! Tickets go on sale 6:30PM-10:00PM  Get discount tickets through Living Social  

Asylum Of Horror  Haunted House Fall River MA

Waiting for 2014 dates but it opened early October

 

Factory of Terror  Fall River MA

Factory of Terror is an indoor haunted house offering a frightening and spooky experience. With realistic, detailed rooms featuring cutting edge special effects and horror actors wearing professionally applied make-up and prosthetics, we advise you to enter at your own risk.

Factory of Terror is open rain or shine from the third weekend of September through Halloween. Buy VIP tickets today and receive a free Factory of Terror t-shirt; proudly let your friends know you survived New England’s scariest haunted house.

 

Ghoulie Manor  Taunton MA

Ghoulie Manor is located at the Silver City Galleria Mall in Taunton ownspeople are vanishing without a trace. Dark rumors surround the Goulet family manor. Is the family responsible for the disappearances or is it the house? Find out for yourself why the locals call it Ghoulie Manor.  Ghoulie Manor contains more than 20 rooms of sheer horror as well as the nightmares that dwell on its grounds. If you’re looking for a good scare you’ve found it. But be warned:   Open weekends Starting September 26th  Friday and Saturday Expanded hours starting October 12th  Tickets are $19 at the entrance or you can purchase your tickets in advance. There are now no additional fees for purchasing tickets online. Use discount code:marygoulet to save $4 online!

 

Haunted Railroad  Fall River MA

This event is Put on by The Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum this is our (Fall Fundraiser). As you know we are a non-profit organization. This event is put on by a all volunteers to help w Starting on Fridays 10, 17, 24. Saturdays 11, 18, 25. 6pm to 10pm. Sundays 12, 19, 26. 6pm to 9pm 508-674-9340 for info: $10.00p.p.ith our museums operations will take place on the last 3 weekends in October.

 

7-1-5 Haunted House Canton MA

Our 7-1-5 Haunted House 2014 Calendar. Takes us from October 3rd through November 1st. Ticket Booth opens at 6:30pm .. Some dates are subject to change.

 

Also, Keep a look out for a ” Lights On ” More kid friendly experiences to take place during some weekend afternoons.

The 7-1-5 is an extreme haunted house with the intention to scare and scar you. Some scenes may not be suitable for younger audiences.

 

Historic Ghost Tour of East Bridgewater

Join the M.A.P.S. Team as they once again present the Historic Ghost Tour of East Bridgewater Village. It’s a researched 2 1/2 hour walking tour through the streets and alleys of East Bridgewater Village. Enjoy the props and walk among costumed characters who portray local people of the past. Tours are held on Fri. and Sat. evenings from Oct. 3rd.-Nov. 8th,beginning at 7:00 p.m. Ages 14 and older with an adult are welcome. Tickets of $15.00  are available in advance only at Mrs. Swift’s & Moore Antiques, 12 West Union St. East Bridgewater Ma. (No credit cards or pets please.)  Shop hours: Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. 11:00-5:00, and Sun. by chance. Upon purchase of ticket, you will be entered in a raffle to win an overnight stay at the haunted Lizzie Borden House in Fall River. (To be drawn on the last evening of the tour.)It’s and evening full of fun, facts, folklore and a few surprises. Join us!

Braintree Haunted House

NEW LOCATION FOR 2014  Terror at Diablo Junction at 90 Pond St in Braintree   No so scary night on Thursday October 23rd ,  Scary nights on Friday and Saturday  10/24 and 10/25

Fear Town Haunted House at Seekonk Speedway


Seekonk Speedway has had some frightening turn of events! For the first time this year, they are offering a haunted house that they consider the real deal. With more details to come, they promise that event goers will “experience real terror! Opens Friday October 23rd 

Brockton Rox Haunted Stadium Tours 

Rox to Host Haunted Stadium Tours! 
October 24th, 25th & 26th, You can Enter The Hidden Tunnels of Campanelli Stadium If You Dare. Admission is Only $10.00 with a Portion of the Proceeds To Benefit Local Schools. Gates Open Each Night at 5PM and the Witching Hour Begins Sharply at 6. We will Have little Frights for the Kiddies, Refreshments Available, Photo Ops with The Monsters and Much More….

Day 891 Saint Catherine’s Greek Festival 2014 in Braintree MA

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Saint Catherine’s Greek  Orthodox Church will be holding a Greek Festival Thursday September 4th to Sunday Sunday September 7th at their location in Braintree MA.   There will be   lots of kids activities plus plenty of  Greek food.

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LIVE MUSIC
Friday and Sunday “HELLENIC EXPRESS” (formerly Rembetico Trio” will be performing “Rebetika and Classic Folk Songs “Laika”.

Saturday night “TA DEILINA” featuring Nektaria Sofou-Boustris

Dance Groups Performances
Fri night at approximately 8:30 pm “PANAGIA SOUMELA” dance group with Pontian Dances and live Lyra “kementze” will take the stage!!

Saturday Dance Group (TBS) 6:30 pm and 8.30 pm the Metropolis Dance Group with Dances from various regions of Greece!!!

Thursday 11-9
Friday and Saturday 11-10
Sunday 12-8

St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church
119 Common Street, Braintree, MA 02184 United States

Braintree MA Kids Dance and Performing Arts Classes

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Here are girls and boys dance and performing arts classes in Braintree  Massachusetts

Bridget’s Dance Studio

89 Pearl St #5A

Braintree MA, 02184

At Bridget’s Dance Studio we offer both competitive and recreational dance classes, gymnastics, musical theater, Acro, Glee, Irish Step and more. Also have a studio in Norwell MA

Melissa Kelly’s Dance Studio of Braintree

435 Washington St
Braintree, MA 02184.

We offer our students classes in Pre-Ballet, Classical Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Boys-Only Hip-Hop, Young Adult Programs, and more.

Our mission is to provide quality, classical dance education in a fun, yet pre-professional environment for dancers wishing to focus on the art of ballet and other dance forms. Our structured programs are perfect for the determined, dedicated dancer, as well as the young dancer looking to explore and enjoy the world of dance. Our goal is to offer every student the education and training they need to accomplish their dance dreams.

Melissa Kelley’s Dance Studio of Braintree is also the home of The Braintree Ballet Company, which was established in 1994 to give serious dance students an opportunity to further their ballet dance education by performing full-length ballets.

 

Dance Concepts

12 Elm Street  Braintree Ma 02184

Stedman Avenue Entrance  Inside First Congregational Church, upstairs

Fostering a love for dance for 30 years… Dance Concepts is a family run dance studio in Braintree Ma. We specialize in all dance styles, from Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and Lyrical.

Joan’s Olympic Gym

197 Quincy Ave., Braintree, MA 07184

Joan’s Olympic Gym and Fitness Center offers both classical instruction and dance classes for today’s modern youth. We offer ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop programs for children aged 3 to teen. Our trained professionals teach children the fundamental elements of movement, and strengthen their abilities to coordinate those movements to showcase various styles. Please see the details of our dance programs below:

Amy’s Dance Dynamics

381 Washington Street, Braintree

Amy’s Dance Dynamics was opened in 1995 by Amy Wallace Valle.  Her goal as an educator was to create an environment where students could thrive and build their self confidence while also increasing their gross motor skills.  At Amy’s Dance Dynamics, we strive to create a fun and nurturing environment where everyone can shine!

We offer Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Movement classes for toddlers through teens.  We keep our class sizes small for the best learning environment and for a more personalized approach. coming soon:  singing and yoga

Day 870 Goddard School Family Fun Day 2014 in Braintree MA

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The Goddard School  will be hosting a free family fun day at their school in Braintee on Saturday July 26th from 11:30 to 1;30 pm.  There will be  petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, crafts and games for kids from 6 weeks to 6 years old.

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The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners.

The Goddard School
335 West St
Braintree MA

Day 852 Braintree 4th of July annual fireworks and carnival celebration 2014

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The 41st  annual Braintree 4th of July celebration will be held on Saturday June 28th! It is a fun filled day for the whole family including a parade, a carnival and fireworks.

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THE STARS AND STRIPES PARADE STEPS OFF AT 11:45AM

***The parade route has changed this year! Please see below!

The parade begins at the Hollis School, 482 Washington St, continues south down Washington St, turns right onto Washington St at South Braintree Square, turns right onto Franklin St, turns left onto the Braintree High School access road and ends.

Best views for performances for the various acts will be in front of Braintree Town Hall and The Thayer Public Library located on Washington St.

Fireworks & Carnival 2pm

ALL EVENTS HELD AT BRAINTREE HIGH SCHOOL,
128 TOWN ST, BRAINTREE, MA 02184
2:00 PM Games and Rides begin by North American Amusements www.northamericanamusements.com. Food vendors from local groups will be available to satisfy your taste with various delicious fair.

2:00 PM Monster Truck! NJ Monster Trucks, the premier monster truck ride company on the East Coast will have a monster truck on display and giving rides. Check out their trucks at www.njmonstertrucks.com

2:00 PM Chainsaw Sculptures! Wayne DeMoranville Artworks will perform four different shows starting at 3 PM where the artist will use nothing but a chainsaw to make full size sculptures out of wood right before your eyes!

Static display of antique cars from all era’s!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORED BY BELD!
3 PM – 4 PM Ria from NBC’s The Voice! Nineteen year old Pop/R&B phenom, Ria, is one of the brightest up and coming young talents on the music landscape. Being chosen by both Blake Shelton and Shakira on Season 6 of NBC’s “The Voice” she got both superstars to fight over her for their teams.

This new, young artist is truly unparalleled in the music world. Through the shear majestic power of her own voice, has transcended the myriad bargain bin pop-punk princesses into a profound creative force. Her voice not only refines the word “power” in power-pop in her more upbeat tracks, but can flawlessly transform itself, becoming heartbreaking, delicate and haunting. The emotions and experience she evokes are made all the more impressive when one discovers that her artistic potential has not yet peaked at a tender 19. Ria is an artist whose fresh new style of classic rock and roll has just begun to shake the music landscape. You have been warned. —

With a deep passion for music and her undeniable talents Ria is well on her way to stake her claim as the next pop music teen queen. For more log onto www.facebook.com/ria.eaton

4 PM – 5 PM The Memphis Rackabilly Band! Playing songs that range from rockabilly, surf instrumentals, rock & roll, hillbilly to rhythm and blues, Memphis Rockabilly Band is a great dance band and a favorite of swing dancers.

MEMBERS: Billy Coover on lead guitar, sax and vocals, Roy Sludge on keyboards, guitar and lead vocals, PJ Justice on bass and vocals, Judd Williams on drums. As in the past, the band’s repertoire includes original and cover songs drawn from rockabilly, surf instrumentals, rock & roll, hillbilly and rhythm and blues. Memphis Rockabilly Band has always been known as a great dance band and a favorite of swing dancers, and that tradition continues. www.memphisrockabillyband.com

5 PM – 6:30 PM Returning this year is The Big Nazo Band www.bignazo.com – a group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles while playing hits that all can dance to.

7 PM to 9:30 PM Closing out the evening is The Reminisants www.reminisants.com – The Reminisants have been entertaining audiences of all ages throughout New England since 1973 and feature dance music that appeals to a variety of musical tastes across several generations and have appeared in Braintree in the past and will rock the night away with your favorite music from the 50′s to today.

9:30 PM Salute to our soldiers program will honor our returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.

9:45 PM Raffle prize drawings

10:00 PM Fireworks display Sponsored by Liberty Bay Credit Union!
The committee is grateful to Liberty Bay Credit Union for helping to make this year’s fireworks show one of the largest and best south of Boston. Atlas PyroVision Productions, Inc. www.atlaspyro.com has been the committee’s fireworks company for close to two decades and we promise they will not disappoint you.

*The rain date is Sunday, June 29 6-10PM with DJ music and kids games starting at 6 PM with the fireworks at 10 PM. Check back for weather and postponement updates.

Free Outdoor Movies 2014 at Braintree MA

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The Town of Braintree will be hosting  3 outdoor movies  during  July at   French’s Common Park.

Check out our South of Boston free and cheap summer guide for kids 

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Wednesday July 2 “Frozen”,

 

Thursday  July 17 “Despicable Me 2″,

 

Thursday July 31 “The Lego Movie”.

 

French’s Commons

John F Kennedy Memorial Dr, Braintree, MA 02184

Day 849 Pizza Palooza 2014 in Braintree MA

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The Braintree Chamber of Commerce present the 2nd annual Pizza Palooza! A best of Braintree Pizza night. Local restaurants bring their pizza to Town Hall from 5 to 8 pm. $10 per person | $20 per family | proceeds benefit the Braintree July 4th Celebration.

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Some of your favorite local restaurants and pizza establishments will go head to head in a PIZZA SHOWDOWN to be declared Braintree’s Best Pizza! Here’s your chance to sample as many different pizzas as you like and vote for your choice!

 

2014 contestants
Angelina’s
Bertucci’s
Braintree brew house
Campanale’s
The Chateau
Easy Pie
Four Square
Georgiana’s
Montilio’s
South Side Tavern
Rosie’s
Pizzeria Regina’s
Richardi’s
Wamps Pizzeria

 

All proceeds benefit the Braintree July 4th Celebration Committee.

Sponsored by…..
Braintree Cooperative Bank
Liberty Bay Credit Union
The Murphy Insurance Group
Tufankjian Toyota of Braintree
Fallon Ambulance
Quincy Credit Union

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