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

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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 »

Dan Zanes & friends Concert – February 5

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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 »

The Coolidge Corner Kids’ Show: Nov. 5

The Great Muppet Caper at the Coolidge Corner Kids' Show

  The Great Muppet Caper Saturday, November 5, 2011 10:30 a.m. Great for ages 5+ Stop the presses! The crime of the century has occurred, and investigative reporters Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo are out to crack the case in this song-filled, star-studded extravaganza directed by the legendary Jim Henson. Our heroes arrive in London to interview Lady Holiday (Diana Rigg), ... Read More »

Day 3: Perfect Picnic Pair

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Growing up in New York City, picnics were a rare event. But when they happened, oh my goodness. Once a year, Wave Hill, a local public garden, would allow picnicking, weather permitting. On the years when the weather permitted, my mom would cook up a storm. We’d watch the sun set over the Hudson River and feast on salads, sandwiches ... Read More »

Hiking with your baby: what you need to know

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Hiking as a family can be a really fun, rewarding and healthy activity. But if you’re a novice hiker, it’s important to spend some time preparing before bringing babies and kids out on the trail. Here are a few things you’ll want to think about before you set out for a hiking adventure with your baby. To select a site, ... Read More »