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Tag Archives: Events

Face Painting with Jill!

Halloween is coming. Are you going to be using face paint to put the finishing touches on your child’s costume? Let us give you a hand with that. This Thursday, Oct. 28th, Magic Beans is hosting a pre-Halloween party for parents (we’re calling it Night of the Living Beans). We’ve invited Boston-based face painter Jill Reed, of Baja Face Painting, ... Read More »

What’s sprouting in Boston this weekend

Brought to you by Kim Foley MacKinnon, author of Boston Baby: A Field Guide for Urban Parents and editor of TheSavvyFactory.com Friday, October 22 – Annie The sun will come out tomorrow for everyone’s favorite orphan in this classic musical. Wheelock opens its 30th season with this heartwarming tale based on the comic strip. If your child has never seen the show ... Read More »

Vanessa Trien’s Carnival Beat

Like many of the moms here in Brookline, I have a minor obsession with Vanessa Trien. It’s not just because she’s an incredible musician who has followed her dreams and released two outstanding albums for children. It’s not just because she has a beautiful smile and a wonderful way with kids. It’s not just because she’s a warm, kind and ... Read More »

Life is good Festival + an interview with John Jacobs

We are less than a week away from the upcoming Life is good Festival at Blue Hills, and this past Friday I had a chance to chat with John Jacobs, co-founder, and Chief Creative Optimist at Life is good. He’s also the father of two (a newborn and a toddler) and a Magic Beans customer. I was excited about the ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 20 – Kettler Trike and Melissa & Doug Giraffe

We have two great prizes for Toy Tuesday. First, we’re giving away a top-of-the-line tricycle, the Kettler Air Navigator. This trike is a force to be reckoned with on the playground. It comes with a push-bar, a seat belt and an adjustable frame that helps it grow with your child. There’s a free-wheeling system that lets your toddlers legs simply ... Read More »

Babies on the big screen

This Wednesday night, I’m co-hosting a special screening of Babies, the new documentary film released last week to very strong reviews. Babies follows four babies, each born in a different part of the world, throughout their first year of life, from birth to first steps, contrasting the different cultural approaches to raising children. Join me for a private, pre-film reception ... Read More »

Tanglewood Marionettes at the Coolidge

This Saturday, January 30 at 10:30am, the weekly Coolidge Kids Show is going to be really special. Tanglewood Marionettes present “Sleeping Beauty”, a classic tale that appeals to children of all ages. The story begins in King Felix’s great hall for the christening of Princess Aurora. The party goes awry when the wicked witch arrives and curses Princess Aurora, and ... Read More »

Artbarn at the Coolidge

If you missed it earlier this month, Magic Beans is co-presenting the 2010 Coolidge Kids Show series, a weekly presentation of film and/or live performances for children. We’ll be updating our blog weekly with a description of the upcoming show. This Sunday, January 24 at 10:30am, The Split Hares Traveling Troupe of Artbarn Community Theater presents its adaptation of Hans ... Read More »

Clown Caper

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Join us at the Coolidge Theater this Sunday morning January 3th at 10:30am as we kick off the new and improved Coolidge Kids’ Show, presented by Magic Beans. We were psyched when the Coolidge asked us to partner with them on their weekly family-friendly show. They’ve revamped the concept, adding ... Read More »