Quincy to host President’s Day Winter Fest at Hancock/Adams Green
A free, fun-filled event for the whole family during February school vacation
WHAT:Not sure what to do with the kids this February vacation and looking to maximize your budget? Head over to the city of Quincy on Monday, February 20th for some free fun for the whole family at the inaugural President’s Day Winter Festival. The festival will include free, indoor and outdoor entertainment and activities including a Massachusetts National Guard Quintet, teen pop group 3D, a 35-foot snow slide for kids, fire breathing and stilt walking, a video gaming truck, a marionette show, a green screen photo booth, tours of the historic Old City Hall and Church of the Presidents led by costumed re-enactors and more.
Mayor Thomas P. Koch wants to shine a light on the Hancock Adams Green by creating an atmosphere of community.
“Once the green is completed, I plan on designating it as a place for family-friendly events like this one,” said Mayor Koch. “With President’s Day kicking off February school vacation this year, what better time to bring everyone together for a celebration – one that I hope we can expand on and turn into a very special, annual tradition for our community.”
WHEN:Monday, February 20 from 4 PM to 7 PM
WHERE:Hancock/Adams Green in front of City Hall in Quincy, MA
WHO:The 2017 Presidents Day Winter Festival is being produced by the City of Quincy, in conjunction with JM Productions. It is in partnership between the City of Quincy and the city’s official tourism arm, Discover Quincy. Support has also been provided by The United First Parish Church (Church of the Presidents) & the Adams National Park.
Entertainment & Attractions
MusicBall Artist: 3D
Silky smooth harmonies and electric dance moves, up and coming teen pop stars 3D are taking the music industry by storm. Currently working on their debut album with Grammy Award winning writers and producers in LA, the group has a major record deal in the works and are considered Boston’s own triple threat. Jazmin, Emily & Meadow – most recently seen on WCVB (Holiday Lights) singing at the Boston Common Tree Lighting ceremony – are about to explode onto the music scene and become the next favorite girl group.
215th Army Band (Quintet), Mass Army National Guard
The 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts National Guard remains one of the nation’s finest military bands. For more than 60 years, the band has performed throughout New England and around the world.
Snowzilla Jr., is a 31-foot-tall by 90-foot-long giant inflatable slide that is a huge hit at winter festivals around the country.
Ultimate Video Gaming Truck
Ultimate Mobile Gaming Truck is bringing the ultimate gaming experience to Quincy! Up to 24 kids can play inside, while another 8 can play outside. This luxury, limo-style theatre on wheels features four massive HD TVs, with surround sound and impressive lighting! On the exterior, the truck features two more HD TV’s.
Sasha the Fire Gypsy & Stilt Walker
An incredible entertainer combining performance, dance, choreography, theatrics, contortion, acrobatics, stilt walking and fire performances! With over 10 years of experience, Sasha specializes in mind blowing and versatile fire theatrics.
City Hall & Tour of the Church of the Presidents Crypt
This two-part historic tourism experience will include Quincy’s City Hall and the Adams crypt at the Church of the Presidents.
Draw Bridge Puppet Marionette Show: “PINOCCHIO”
The classic tale of “Pinocchio” by the Drawbridge Puppet Theater features string, rod and shadow puppets. Each show lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Total Entertainment Green Screen Photos
Get your picture taken with your favorite president, athlete or star. Photos include over 80 exciting background choices and up to two 5×7″ high quality prints per session.
An Array of Local Quincy Food Establishments
*restaurant offerings will not be free*
Cucina Mia, Craig’s Cafe, Ruzafa, Montillio’s, and more to come!
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