Parfait

Lexington's newest treat: soft serve nice cream & paletas handmade in small batches + cold brew coffee & tea + kombucha -- on wheels!

Parfait is a modern ice cream truck offering frozen treats that spotlight local organic produce spun into creamy soft serve and handcrafted into paletas, Mexican-style popsicles made without any artificial ingredients.

Sunset Concert & Family Picnic at Lexington Community Farm
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Sunset Concert & Family Picnic at Lexington Community Farm

Featuring: Tom Dave Peter- Acoustic Tandem

In collaboration with Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington Community Farm is offering Sunset Concerts. A little food, music and friends will make that summer week go by fast!

Pack a picnic dinner or stop by our farm-stand where we will have fresh popped popcorn, Crescent Ridge ice cream sandwiches, and cool refreshments, along with an array of tasty treats for sale. Please bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the concert.

This is a FREE family friendly event.

Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs on the farm, so it’s best to leave your four-legged friends at home.

Overflow parking: Park on one side only of Lillian St., Haskell St., or Litchfield St.

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Pet Rock Fest 2019
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Pet Rock Fest 2019

  • at the fields at Wyman-Gordon North Grafton, MA USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VegFest is teaming up with our friends at Pet Rock Fest, an annual festival that promotes kindness to animals and responsible pet ownership. Held in September each year, Pet Rock Fest is a family-friendly outdoor festival that features guest speakers, delicious food, live music, games, events, a raffle, vendors, and hundreds of area animal welfare organizations.

Parfait will be at Pet Rock Fest with our vegan offerings, including our signature chocolate soft serve!

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*POSTPONED / STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES!* Franklin Park Zoo’s Food Truck Safari
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

*POSTPONED / STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES!* Franklin Park Zoo’s Food Truck Safari

Join us as food trucks from all over Greater Boston roll into Franklin Park Zoo for a deliciously wild evening! We’re extending regular zoo hours until 8:00 p.m. and inviting in New England’s best food trucks. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase tasty bites while enjoying music, activities, and the Zoo’s animals after hours!

For 21+ guests, stop by the beer garden for a refreshing drink provided by Turtle Swamp Brewing (ID’s will be checked at the bar.)

This year only, venture through our Wicked BIG Bugs exhibit, where roles will be reversed as you find yourself looking up into the eyes of an 8-foot-tall tarantula, or at the tail of a mighty emperor scorpion looming 15 feet in the air! Wicked BIG Bugs admission is free during this event from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Zookeeper Chats

Thank you!

Proceeds from gate sales for Food Truck Safari support the operation and continued growth of Franklin Park Zoo, its education programs, and conservation initiatives.

Please note:

  • Access to this event is included with regular Zoo admission. Zoo admission does not include the cost of food at each truck.

  • Participating food trucks are subject to change.

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Open Farm Day at Moraine Farm
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Open Farm Day at Moraine Farm

Come stroll the growing fields of New Entry’s Sustainable Farming Project incubator farms, hear the stories, and sample the bounty of fresh farm food being produced here at New Entry. You can tour the farm and Food Hub operations and visit the team’s new training center. A farmers market will be held featuring the bounty from our current enrollment of incubator farmers. 

The New Entry demonstration plot will also be open for viewing, offering a showcase of vegetable plantings and sustainable farming methods. Farmers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the various aspects of beginner farmer training and all things related to farm cultivation.

We will open the doors to the historic 1882 barn that has housed generations of farmers for decades here on Moraine Farm, which was designed in 1880 by renowned land architect Frederick Olmsted. New Entry incubator farmers and graduates will offer samplings from their latest harvest and other selections from their budding farm initiatives as well as music and unique children's activities. The Parfait Truck of Lexington will also be on hand serving small, handmade batches of soft serve ice cream and paletas.

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CANCELLED - TRUCK TROUBLES! - Castle Island at Constitution Wharf beer garden
Aug
8
3:00 PM15:00

CANCELLED - TRUCK TROUBLES! - Castle Island at Constitution Wharf beer garden

We’re headed to The Castle Island at Constitution Wharf beer garden pop-up with the 20-tap draft trailer docked and ready to pour cold, fresh beer! Just like last year, they also have wine and gluten-free options available along with non-alcoholic beverages to sip on while enjoying our shaded, communal seating overlooking the Harbor and USS Constitution.

If you’re going to start your weekend early, you might as well do it right.

Last call if 45 minutes before closing (9pm).

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Farm Yoga with Brittney Burgess at Wright-Locke Farm
Jul
26
5:30 PM17:30

Farm Yoga with Brittney Burgess at Wright-Locke Farm

Savor the beauty of sunsets in the summer with this complimentary one-hour evening yoga class led by Brittney Burgess in the historic barn at Wright-Locke Farm. Bring your mat and yourself and soak in the serene setting of the farm! Afterwards, please join us for something sweet provided by Parfait!

Sponsored by Lululemon Burlington — get your FREE ticket here.

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Sunset Concert & Family Picnic at LexFarm
Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

Sunset Concert & Family Picnic at LexFarm

  • 52 Lowell Street Lexington, MA 02420 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In collaboration with Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington Community Farm is offering Sunset Concerts. A little food, music and friends will make that summer week go by fast!

Pack a picnic dinner or stop by our farm-stand where we will have fresh popped popcorn, Crescent Ridge ice cream sandwiches, and cool refreshments, along with an array of tasty treats for sale. Please bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the concert.

This is a FREE family friendly event.

Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs on the farm, so it’s best to leave your four-legged friends at home.

Overflow parking: Park on one side only of Lillian St., Haskell St., or Litchfield St.

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Doug Aitken: New Horizon | Family Day at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Doug Aitken: New Horizon | Family Day at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

  • DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

11 am–12:30 pm and 1–2:30 pm

Join us in celebrating Doug Aitken: New Horizon, a nomadic artwork installation presented as part of The Trustees’ Art & the Landscape initiative. Have fun with art-making activities for all ages, participate in a sculpture quest, enjoy treats from a variety of food trucks, and explore our 30-acre Sculpture Park­—all while experiencing internationally-acclaimed artist Aitken’s stunning, reflective hot air balloon.

Event is rain or shine! In case of severe weather, we will cancel by noon the day before the event.

ALL PARKING IS OFF-SITE FOR THIS EVENT. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR PARKING AND SHUTTLE DETAILS.

Please note: Family Day has two timed tickets, 11 am–12:30 pm and 1–2:30 pm. The balloon will be deflated at 2:30 pm when the second Family Day time slot ends. However, all visitors may stay to explore the Park and Museum until 3:30 pm, when the campus will close and the last shuttle will leave.

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

21st Annual Feast of the East

East Arlington’s Community Celebration

GREAT FOOD, COOL MUSIC, FAMILY FUN

MUSIC

Fox Festival Parade – kickoff at noon at the Cleveland St Music Stage

Guardians of the parade aka LARP Adventure Programs

Dapper Brass Band

Hardy School

Thompson School

Friends of the Fox Library

Edith M Fox Branch Library

Music at the Cleveland St Music Stage

1:00 the Gruvmeiners

2:00 Deviated Septet

FREE ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

Mad Science on the Trinity lawn
Games and Activities on the Trinity lawn
Soapbox Derby on the Trinity lawn
Teen Board Games at the Adventure Pub
Clarity the Clown on the Capitol Block
Sand Painting at Artbeat

FOOD FEST WITH INTERNATIONAL FLAIR

Adventure Pub – Korean BBQ & Veggie Tacos
Anthony’s East Side Deli – meatball sliders, arancini
Bartleby’s Seitan Stand – vegetarian food truck
Capitol Creamery – free topping bar
Guru The Caterer – Indian Halal food
Not Your Average Joe’s – farmer’s market flatbread
Otto – craft pizza
Parfait – made-from-scratch ice pops & kombucha spritzers
Punjab – Northern Indian cuisine
Quebrada Baking Co. – free strawberry shortbread cookie with purchase
Thai E-Sarn – Thai specialties
Thrive Juice Café – Juice and Smoothie Samples
Town Tavern – Mass Ave Dumplings
Za – pizza samples

Participating Businesses

13FOREST Gallery – 10% off any item over $100
Artbeat – sidewalk sale
Arlington Flag & Banner
Casa Esme
Elite Freestyle Karate – board breaking and giveaways
Inspire Fitness – kids obstacle course, adult medicine ball station
J & D Cleaners
Little Fox Shop – free raffle
Maxima Gift Center – 20% storewide
Novita Salon – giveaways
The Muse’s Window – 15% off one item
Winslow Architects
Zhen Ren Chuan Martial Arts – martial arts demo

Artisans

Shayna Loeffler

 

Community Groups

ACAC | Arlington Food Pantry/EATS | Friends of Spy Pond Park
Guatemalen Aid Fund | HeatSmart | Housing Corporation of Arlington
Mothers Out Front | Sanborn Foundation | Walking in Arlington | Zero Waste Arlington

Feast of the East is made possible by the support of the Mass Cultural Council and the Arlington Cultural District in addition to our sponsors and participating businesses.

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May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day in Lexington

Lexington Retailer’s Association presents Lexington’s Greatest Street Fair

— A Fun Filled Day for the Entire Family!

— Live Music and Dancing! —

— Food and Fun! —

— Tables of Bargains! —

— Balloons and Clowns! —

— Exhibits from Town Departments —

— Free Parking All Day —

More than 80 local businesses & organizations participating in Discovery Day 2019.

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