Free Fun Friday – June 30, 2017 – Ecotarium

Time to plan for the Free Fun Friday outing on June 30, 2017!

Here are the options:

Boston Children’s Museum
MIT Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
Springfield Museums (all of them!)
Maritime Museum, Gloucester
New Bedford Whaling Museum
The Garden at Elm Banks

We’ll be meeting at the Ecotarium at 2pm by the sundial. Come out to get some great photos, get inspiration for paintings, and expand your mind!


Free Fun Friday – June 23, 2017

Here are the Free Fun Friday options for June 23, 2017!

* Lyric Stage Company of Boston
* Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston
* The Sports Museum, Boston
* Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
* The Mount, Lenox
* Worcester Art Museum, Worcester
* Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
* The Discovery Museums, Acton

The BVAA will be doing a field trip to the Worcester Art Museum! They’re open from 11am to 5pm. Let us know if you’re interested in meeting up! We could even get dinner afterwards in the area.

Full details about the Free Fun Fridays:
Free Fun Fridays for June 23

Full details about the Worcester Art Museum:
Worcester Art Museum

2017 Tower Hill Daffodil Field Trip

Breathe in the fresh spring air! The BVAA will be taking a field trip to the Tower Hill Botanical Garden sometime in April – whenever they announce their daffodil field is at full bloom. Usually it’s the last week in April, but it of course depends on the weather. As of 4/16 Tower Hill is reporting they’re on track for the last week of April. Let us know your availability in that time range.

We’ll be watching their website for updates on the field status.

More info on Tower Hill –

and info on the Field of Daffodils –

Comment here or let us know at the main INFO @ email address if you’d like to join us. The plan will be to go in mid-afternoon when it’s both sunny and warm. Contact Lisa via text or cell or her email address once you get there if you’d like to hook up. Or just meander over to the daffodils :).

Most libraries offer discount passes to get in.

In past years, Tower Hill has run an associated photography contest. The photo must have been taken between April 1 and April 30, 2016 at Tower Hill. We’ll let you know if we see any news of that happening again.

Flora 2017 Flowers and Art at the Worcester Art Museum

It’s that time of year! We’ll do a field trip to Flora! This fantastic show at the Worcester Art Museum has talented floral designers create flower arrangements to pair with specific works of art. The results can be stunning! Plus you get to roam the whole museum while you’re there, too. Always a treat.

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

We’ll be meeting up there on Friday, January 27th, 2017 from 4-6pm. We’ll meet in the main Salisbury lobby (the one with the glass windows which overlooks the central courtyard).

The flowers are only put on display Thursday night so they will be fresh and colorful! The museum is open Friday night until 8pm so for members who show up late, just contact Lisa to find out where the group is.

Check your email for Lisa’s contact information – she provides it for email, text, and phone call, so you have three different options of finding her.

We hope to see you there!

Official Worcester Art Museum page on FLORA

Tower Hill Winter Reimagined – Jan 4 2017

The BVAA will be taking a field trip to the Tower Hill light show “Winter Reimagined” on January 4, 2017 at 6pm. Tower Hill is time-ticketing the show this year meaning you have to buy a ticket for a specific time in order to enter. They are doing this to help stagger the crowds. The show has been selling out each day so be sure to get your tickets soon.

Their discounted tickets from libraries and such are NOT functional for this special show. You need to buy your Winter Reimagined show tickets online. If you have any challenges with that process contact the BVAA and we’ll lend a hand.

Sundown is at 4:30pm and by 6pm we’ll have full dark, so we’ll be able to fully appreciate the lights.

The show runs through January 8, 2017.

Here’s the full details:

Boston Street Photography

We had an amazing time on Sat, Sept 24, 2016 doing street photography in Boston! We visited Central Square, the skateboard park, and the area beneath the Zakim Bridge. Oodles of fun!

Here are just a few photos:


Lisa’s photo gallery:

Vintage WWII Airplane Field Trip – Fri 9/23/16

If you’re a fan of vintage aircraft, you definitely want to come along on our field trip on Friday, September 23rd, 2016!

A variety of cool planes will be coming to Worcester Airport in Worcester, MA for the weekend. These include:

F4U-5NL Corsair fighter
A1-E Skyraider strike fighter
P-51C Mustang fighter
B-17, B-24, B-25, P-51C all available to fly in for additional charge 🙂

The hours on Friday are 2-5pm. The planes will also be there Saturday and Sunday in case you can’t make Friday.

Entry fee is $12 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under.

More details: