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Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties South Shore Boston August 21 2017

On Monday  August  21,   the South Shore and Boston    will get a unique opportunity here in to see a partial solar eclipse, an off-angle view of the total solar eclipse that will be visible over many parts of the United States for the first time since 1979.  Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties South Shore Boston August 21 2017

If you are viewing at  home make sure you get some solar eclipse glasses  that are recommended by NASA.

Boston Children’s Museum in Boston: Go out onto the boardwalk to watch the solar eclipse. Bring your eclipse-viewing glasses. For ages 3 and up. Monday Aug. 21, 1:30-4 p.m.

Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center in Bridgewater: Go to the center to view the sun with eclipse glasses or with solar telescopes. BSU Observatory staff and students will be there to share their expertise. Monday Aug. 21st, 1 p.m. Free entry.

Middleboro Public Library  Solar Eclipse Viewing Party and Viewing   1:30-2:30- Solar Eclipse Program: Kids can come to the library to learn about the Sun, how a solar eclipse occurs, and create a sun cookie to eat! We will focus on safe viewing behavior before handing out special glasses and going out to see the eclipse during its peak. 2:30-3:00- Solar Eclipse Viewing: Not interested in the program but would like to join us for the Viewing party? Meet us in the Large Meeting Room at 2:30pm for special instructions on safe viewing and grab a pair of special glasses made for this occasion. We will all go outside to view the solar eclipse during its peak. Light refreshments will be provided.

Kingston Pubic Library  Here comes the Sun. Join us in viewing the Solar Eclipse Event! We’ll live stream NASA’s coverage and then head outside to view the eclipse together.

Quincy Public Library    Stop by the Main Library Lawn to join us for space science stories and activities during the solar eclipse. Bring along an empty cereal or cracker box and we will show you how to make a pinhole viewer to safely observe the eclipse. Maximum eclipse coverage in the Boston area will be at 2:46.

Randolph Public Library Please join us on Monday August 21st 130-4pm  to view the solar eclipse as a community at the library. FREE eclipse glasses will be provided by a grant from the Space Science Institute. Event will be streamed live indoors if weather dictates.

Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory in Milton: Head to the observatory and pick between two different tour options. The first tour allows visitors access to the rooftop, where they can see the Boston skyline and the eclipse. The second tour allows visitors to see the eclipse and learn about the eclipse. Entrance fee is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For the more advanced tour, the fee is $10 for adults and $7 for children. Call 617-696-0562.

Scituate Public Library 1-330pm  Join experts from South Shore Astronomical Society at the library to view the solar eclipse!Join us for a special viewing of the solar eclipse through solar telescopes provided by South Shore Astonomical Society.  The viewing of the solar eclipse takes place on the patio.  Activities for families available in the Community Room.

West Bridgewater Library  Monday, August 21st from 1:30 – 4 p.m.  Swing by the West Bridgewater Public Library is avail yourselves of the solar-filtered telescopes which will be set up by the South Shore Astronomical Society on the front lawn of the library.

 

Plymouth Blake Planetarium  Come celebrate the Great American Eclipse of 2017 at the W. Russell Blake Planetarium, located at the Plymouth Community Intermediate School, with its new 4K Definiti digital theater! Join us for a free open house and enjoy our presentations of “Eclipses and Phases of the Moon” and “Totality”. The shows runs 20-25 minutes and will be played on the half hour. We will also be viewing a live stream of the total solar eclipse from a location of its path of totality. Free pairs of solar glasses will be given out at the door for safe viewing of the eclipse to the first 500 visitors.

Marshfield Fair 2017

The Marshfield Fair opens on Friday, August  19th  and runs through Sunday, August 28th There will be a carnival run by Fiesta shows running daily as well as . the Agricultural Fair draws hundreds of competitors in 4-H, arts and crafts, agricultural and horticultural events. Fantastic fun for the whole family!. The fair is open daily from 12 noon to 10pm daily. The general admission ticket to get into the fair is $10. Children 6 and under are free. See below for discount days as well as ride specials.

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Presale Tickets

available through Thursday, August 17 at 6:00pm

Presale admission ticket – $7.00
Presale ride tickets – 10 rides for $24.00 (one ticket per ride required. Can not be used on the Giant Slide, Bungee Jumping and Rock Wall).
Purchase by calling 781-834-6629 or visiting the fair office at 140 Main Street, Marshfield.

 

 

MEGAPASS

available at Walgreens through August 17
Includes one admission and one wristband
Weekday Only MegaPass – $35.00
Anyday MegaPass – $40.00

(MegaPass wristband can not be used on the Giant Slide, Bungee Jumping and Rock Wall)

 

Special Days

Marshfield Resident’s Day

Friday, August 18 & 25
Noon – 6:00 – $5.00 with proof of residency

Senior Citizen Day

Tuesday, August 22
Seniors FREE

4H & Agricultural Awareness Day

Wednesday, August 23
4H members who wear their Plymouth County 4H t-shirts are admitted FREE

Children’s Day

Thursday, August 24
Children 12 & under FREE
Kiddie rides 50% off
Wristband Special – Kids up to 12 – 12-6 pm – $18** & 6-10 pm – $18**
Wristbands can not be used on the Bumper Cars, Bungee Jumping, Rock Wall, Giant Slide and Roller Coaster.
*A special wristband ticket must be obtained at the Fair Ticket Booth to be turned in for wristband purchase at Fiesta’ Shows’ wristband ticket booth.
**There are two time slots for wristbands. 12-6 and then again from 6-10.

Wristband Specials

Friday, Aug. 18- 12–6 pm – $25
Tuesday, Aug. 22 – 6–10 pm – $30
Thursday, Aug. 24 – see Children’s Day
Sunday, Aug. 27- 12–5 pm – $30 & 6–9 pm – $30

  • Wristbands are available at Fiesta Shows Customer Service Office the day of the special.
  • Wristbands are not available at the Administration Office.
  • Wristbands can not be used on the Bumper Cars, Bungee Jumping, Rock Wall, Giant Slide and Roller Coaster.

Ride Ticket Specials

Sunday, Aug. 20 – all day & night – 30% off rides
Thursday, Aug. 24 – all day & night – 50% off kiddie rides

SPECIAL EVENTS EACH DAY

Friday  August 18 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All Day – Civil War Reenactment
1, 3, 5 pm – Ox Pulling
2 pm – historical Monument unveiling
6-10 pm – Glenn Leonard’s Temptations Revue & Reminisants
7 pm – Demolition Derby – sponsored by Rockland Trust

Saturday August 19 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All Day – Civil War Reenactment
1 – 8 pm – TBA
2 pm – Parade celebrating 150 years of Marshfield Fair
2 pm – Truck Pulling – sponsored by Tiny & Sons
2 pm – Team Penning
7 pm – Truck Pulling – sponsored by Tiny & Sons

Sunday August 20 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All Day – Civil War Reenactment
1 – 9 pm – 21st Green Harbor Roots Festival
2 pm – Truck Pulling – sponsored by Tiny & Sons
2 pm – Team Penning
7 pm – Truck Pulling – sponsored by Tiny & Sons

 

Monday  August 21 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

12 – 5 pm – Display of old and new transportation
5:30 pm – N.E. Indie Rock Competition
7 pm – Demolition Derby Figure 8 – sponsored by Rockland Trust

Tuesday  August 22 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Senior Day – sponsored by Sullivan Tire
2 pm – Music by Reminisce
5:30 pm – Masters of the Mini Motocross
7 pm – Music by Reminisce

Wednesday August 23 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

4-H & Agricultural Awareness Day
12 pm – Motocross Time Trials
2, 4, 6 pm – Horse Pulling
5:30 pm – N.E. Indie Rock Competition
6 pm – Supercross Competition (Motocross)

Thursday  August 24 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Children’s Day
7 pm – Country Night
7 pm – Demolition Derby – sponsored by Rockland Trust

Friday  August 25 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

5:30 pm -Almost Famous Night with Will Dailey
7 pm – 8th Annual 4-H Benefit Auction
7 pm – Demolition Derby – Finals – sponsored by Rockland Trust

Saturday   August 26 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

12 – 8 pm -22nd Annual North River Blues Festival
12 pm – Marshfield Fair Versatility on Horseback
7 pm – Demolition Derby Figure 8 Finals – sponsored by Rockland Trust
9 pm – Laser Show

Sunday    August 27 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

12-6 pm – Antique Truck & Tractor Show
11:30-5 pm – Tractor Pull
12-8 pm -22nd Annual North River Blues Festival
1, 2:30 pm – Pony Pull
6 pm – Lawn Mower Racing

Imagination Station Splash Pad in Randolph MA

Imagination Station in Randolph   refreshes hot kids with splash and play. Six button activated ground level sprinklers and a large flower spray provide just the cooling off they need. Bring a towel and the sunblock and it’s as good as a day at the beach – without sand! Imagination Station offers no changing facilities or restrooms; please plan accordingly.

The Randolph Splash Pad is opened for the 2016 season

Imagination Station Splash Pad in Randolph MA

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Imagination Station is located on Pleasant Street near the Williams Gazebo and Randolph Recreation. Parking is available in the lot shared with the Zapustas Ice Arena.

Randolph Recreation Office: 6 Carlino Way Randolph Ma

Make sure you grab  CaliCase Floating Waterproof Case Dry Bag  smart phone Pouch for when you head  to the splash pad or the beach. You can take pictures of the kids while the phone is  in the case!!