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Meet the multitalented Vanessa Trien – win four tickets to her show!

Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys are returning by popular demand to the Coolidge Corner Theatre for their annual family band show! Known for their interactive, get-up-and-dance shows, this Boston-based band is not to be missed! Come join Vanessa, Julie, Adam, Dave and Paul as they present fan-favorite songs along with new songs including “Magic Wand” and “Home.” Be a ... Read More »

Learn about starting solids at Magic Beans Brookline, July 18

It can be tough for busy parents to purchase and prepare the best foods for their kids, and Danielle Shea Tan of Healthy Mamas for Happy Families knows from experience how the time crunch can cost the whole family health-wise: “Growing up, I lived on lean cuisine, frosted mini wheats and pizza. My parents worked their tails off while managing ... Read More »

Pampering, preparation, and parfaits: Magic Beans presents Bellies, Babies & Brunch on Sunday, July 14

Treat yourself to a sumptuous brunch and a fun crash course on all things baby-related with Magic Beans! We hope you’ll join us for Bellies, Babies & Brunch, an informational event for moms at all stages of pregnancy (and of course, your partners and/or friends and/or relatives). Here’s what the expectant can expect: The brunch: Enjoy a sumptuous buffet from ... Read More »

Drool recap and gratitude

It’s nerve-wracking to put on an event like Drool. There are a lot of moving pieces and  a lot of things that can go wrong. So many people need to work together in harmony for it to come off without a hitch. But on Tuesday night, in spite of a few challenges (pouring rain + parking problems + faltering internet ... Read More »

5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss Drool – and a giveaway, too!

In just eight days, Magic Beans will be presenting the second annual Drool Baby Expo in Boston. Drool is a one-night extravaganza for parents, featuring many of the best brands in the baby biz. It’s a rare opportunity to interact one-on-one with the people behind the products, get in-depth demonstrations, and have great conversations. If you’re pregnant, a newly-minted parent, ... Read More »

Sesame Street is coming to town!

Is Elmo a rock star in your house? If so, you and your kids will not want to miss out on Sesame Street Live this weekend in Boston. The show, entitled 1-2-3 Imagine features all your favorite characters from Sesame Street – Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Abby Cadabby and — yes — Elmo too. There’s singing, there’s ... Read More »

Dan Zanes & friends Concert – February 5

Who’s this goony-looking dude with the big poofy hair and the guitar? Kids and parents love Dan Zanes, and since he’s playing a show at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square on February 5, we figured we’d check him out. It turns out that Dan Zanes, formerly of the Boston rock band the Del Fuegos*, is a cottage industry unto ... Read More »

Meet Maisy and support a great cause

Magic Beans is very proud to be partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Candlewick Press for a wonderful event this coming Monday, December 5 from 1-3pm. Bring your children over to the food court at The Shops at Prudential to meet Maisy and enjoy hearing some of Maisy’s favorite adventures read aloud in a cozy ... Read More »