What to Do in October in Boston - The Boston Day Book

I try not to play favorites with the seasons… each one brings its own pleasures, but fall, and specifically October in Boston, is a special one.

Personally, I am most looking forward to cool morning walks with the boys, watching the leaves turn from green to orange to red, and of course Halloween. Milo has been talking about Halloween since last year, and cannot wait to be a scary skeleton. 🙂

Here are a few events that we think you might like to check out this coming month…

Fall into Cider

City Tap House will transform its Fort Point location into an apple orchard (so cool) on October 1st. The restaurant will have 11 different ciders on tap, plus housemade apple cider sangria and apple cider donuts. City Tap House will also be hosting an apple bobbing competition, which reminds me so much of childhood fall parties! Details here.

Quincy Food Truck & Music Fest

On Saturday, October 5th, the city of Quincy is hosting their 3rd annual Food Truck and Music Festival. More than 20 food trucks will be serving food, and there will be lots of live music from local performers. This family-friendly event will also feature kids music and entertainment. Admission is free! Details here.

Molly of Denali Bookfest

The BPL has had some great kids programming lately. If your kids enjoy the PBS show Molly of Denali, consider checking out this event on October 6 at the Copley location. Kids can test their knowledge of Alaskan animals, make beaded bracelets, and enjoy an episode of the show and a sticker book. So adorable!

Open Studios

My dad and Laura have both been painting and it’s been inspiring! I am not a painter, but can really appreciate other’s talent. I love stopping by the SoWa Open Studios event each month for a peek inside the different studios. If you’re interested, the event happens the first Friday and the third Sunday of each month; more details here.

If you find yourself in the Fort Point area later in the month, neighborhood artists will open their studios to the public October 18-20. Details here.

Ancient Nubia Now

On October 13th, a new exhibition will open at the MFA focusing on ancient Nubia. When I was in college, I traveled to Egypt and it was an incredible experience to see art and the famous Giza pyramids up close. I can’t wait for this to open! You can check out more details on the museum’s website here.

The Polaroid Project

A special Polaroid project opens at MIT this month, focusing on the intersection of art and technology. The exhibit tells the story of Polaroid as a company and the technology necessary to make these unique and beloved photographs. More information here.

Relax and Flow

This transitional time of year is all about softening and being intentional about slowing down. There are plenty of yoga workshops happening around town this month that compliment that feeling. Our top picks include a two-hour flow and restore class and a yoga workshop dedicated to calming anxieties and burnout, both at Coolidge Yoga in Brookline.

CreatedBy Festival

Later this month, grab the family and head to the Children’s Museum for the CreatedBy Festival. This annual showcase celebrates imagination and creativity through hands-on workshops, demonstrations, performances and more. Sounds like an awesome way to get kids thinking outside-of-the-box! More information here.

Dance Me, Music of Leonard Cohen

The acclaimed dance group, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, will be in Boston on October 25 and 26 performing the Boston premiere of Dance Me, inspired by the music of Leonard Cohen. This would make an enjoyable date night! More information here.

Home Won’t Let You Stay

The ICA’s newest exhibition is opening on October 23rd and is a conversation about migration, depicted through contemporary art. Given the state of our country right now, I am especially interested in seeing how the artists tell their stories on the subject of migration. More information about the exhibition here.

Boston Grown-ups Museum

The Children’s Museum is a place we love to spend time with the kids in tow, but it’s also a really fun place to hang out after-hours. Matt and I went last year to one of the museum’s grown-up night and we had a blast. This month the event is back, but with a Halloween twist. There will be a haunted maze, trick-or-treating, an apple cider donut eating competition, and of course a costume contest. These events always sell out, so be sure to grab your tickets soon! More information here.

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