The Launch at the Hingham Shipyard will have a whole summer of free outdoor movies Thursday evenings in July and August 2016 Bring your lawn chair and blankets and sit in the amphitheater right on the water. . Grab some dinner from Walhburgers or the Hingham beer works first.
July 13th – Secret Life of Pets
July 20th – Sing
July 27th – Beauty and the Beast (2017)
August 3rd – Lego Batman
August 10th – Doctor Strange
August 17th (Throwback Movie Night) – Back to the Future
The Launch at Hingham Shipyard
Hingham, Massachusetts 02043
The 2017 annual Pine Fest be held on Saturday May 20th from 10am-4pm at Myles Standish State Forest in Plymouth MA. This FREE FAMILY DAY will be a blast for kids and adults . There will be orienteering, flower preserving, wood sculpture carving, hiking, charcoal making, campfire bread baking, bike safety check (bring your bikes), games, arts and crafts, demos and more!
There will 50 local organizations and performers will treat you to a full day of fun and playful learning at beautiful Charge Pond in the Myles Standish State Forest. Learn about the Pine Barrens. Visit a Wampanoag Fish Camp. entertainment all day long.
*OUTDOOR FUN RAIN OR SHINE*
• Visit a Wampanoag Fish Camp—taste the food!
• Kayaking instruction with Nemasket Kayak Center
• Big Ryan’s Tall Tales show 11:00 am
• Birds of Prey NE Reptile & Raptor show 12:45 pm
• Animals of the Pine Barrens show 12 & 2 pm
• Live Animals – some wild, some not
• Make Charcoal with Frank and friends
• Create a ‘food chain necklace’ with Waquoit Bay
• Survive with Badger Wilderness Guides
• Try archery with Buckley Family Archery Center
• Discover the wonders of the Mass. Coastal Pine
Barrens with your favorite planet–loving groups!
• Tasteful Adventure ethnic foods and much more!
Pirates Ashore day will be held on Saturday May 20th on the Plymouth waterfront. The Pirates are returning to Plymouth on Saturday May 21st , 9:30am and they’re bent on mayhem. That’s right, in 1646 three shiploads of English privateers sailed into Plymouth harbor flush with Spanish gold andrich cargoes they had seized in the Caribbean. These sailors were hungry and especially thirsty. In the words of Governor William Bradford: “The Captain and eighty lusty sailors came ashore. They drank so much they behaved like ‘madmen’. Though some of them were punished and imprisoned, they could hardly be restrained.”
Pirates Ashore schedule for Saturday, May 20th:
9:45AM – Old Colony Club fires cannon to alert Plymouth Colony of mysterious visitors in the harbor
10AM – 10:30AM – Privateers arrive at the State Pier on Water Street. Pilgrims and Privateers walk through Plymouth to the Mayflower Society House
10AM – 4 PM – Visit the pirate encampment at the Mayflower Society House for musket and pike drills, learn how to use a cannon, speak with colonial artisans and sword fight with a pirate!
11AM – 2PM – Witness several sword fights between a rowdy sailor and the Pirate Captain at the Mayflower Society House
2PM – Final, fatal sword fight at the Mayflower Society House
3PM – Murder Trial for the Pirate Captain by the Plymouth Council of War at the Mayflower Society House – will he be convicted?
The Mayflower Society House will be open for tours at regular admission prices.
A property of The Trustees of Reservations, Weir River Farm in Hingham is a working farm with horses, cows, chicken, and sheep – and a market garden that sells fresh vegetables! Stop by and visit!
Weir River is a working farm, and we need to ensure that our animals get out to graze and enjoy access to the grass. But, we also want to give you the chance to experience Hingham’s last working farm up close.
Open Barnyard Saturday Mornings 10-2pm
It’s springtime and our barnyard is bustling with activity again! Baby sheep, chicks and piglets have returned to Weir River Farm and everyone from our ponies to our goats, to our cows are excited to welcome you to their barnyard. Stop by and get up close and personal with all of our barnyard friends. Talk to a friendly farmer and learn more about life of the farm, and while you’re here, take a walk on one of our many farm trails and experience all that Weir River Farm has to offer! Every Saturday, 10am-2pm unless otherwise noted. Rain or shine!
Member Child: $5; Nonmember Child: $10
Outdoor Story Hour Wednesdays, June through September | 10–11AM
Barnyard stories come alive when you get to meet the main characters! Bring your preschooler down to the farm for our version of story time. The barn opens to the public at 10AM. Feel free to stroll through the barnyard and visit the animals. The house closes with a barnyard-themed story in our picnic area. Please note that this program is weather dependent.
Park in the Turkey Hill parking lot, then cross the road and walk dow the grassy hill “chute” towards the barnyard.
Members: FREE; Nonmember: $5
Stop By for a Visit
Every other day of the week throughout the year you are welcome to enjoy Weir River Farm by walking the meandering network of trails that surround the farm.
Sheep Shearing Festival
Saturday, April 29
Member car: $20; Nonmember Car: $30
Kick off the start of the spring season with us at Weir River Farm for our annual Sheep Shearing Festival! Every year our sheep need a hair cut and we want you to be there to watch the shearing and learn all about life as a sheep on the farm. The Barnyard will be open for exploring and there will be activities throughout the day to participate in. We’ll have a fun sheep-themed craft for kids and a plant-your-own veggies activity for the whole family. Spend the day with us and grab a bite to eat from a food truck parked near the red barn! We can’t wait to see you at the farm!
Parking is located at 140 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA. Parking assistance will be on site to direct visitors, as this is a very popular festival at the farm.