Family Fun

Opening of the Swan Boats: Mayor Menino will be joined on the first ride of the year with students from several Boston Public Schools including the Ellis Mendell Elementary School in Roxbury and the Chittick Elementary School in Mattapan. Families and residents can come and take a ride immediately following the Mayor and winners as well as enjoy face painting. Apr 13, 10am. Boston Public Garden

Roslindale Egg Hunt: An Egg Hunt will be held to kick off spring and celebrate Easter weekend. Toddlers ages 2-6 hunt for 6,000 treat-filled eggs, and families compete in a parent/child egg tosses and bunny hop races. There will be special prizes for the winning teams, arts and crafts, and refreshments. Mar 30, 10am. Adams Park, Roslindale.  617-327-4065,

Big Apple Circus: For its 35th season the Big Apple Circus will be presenting the Legendarium, which will include the hijinks of hilarious clowns, soaring aerialists, jugglers, astounding acrobats, and more. Cost: $25-100. Open until May 12. City Hall Plaza.

HSTF Clubhouse Showcase: Cheer on Hyde Square Task Force’s youth band, Music Inc., at their grand performance on Apr 5, 6-9pm. Strand Theatre, Dorchester. Aimee, 617-435-6313,

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra: Enjoy a FREE Concert featuring a trio of Grammy winning guest musicians. Apr 3, 8pm. New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall 617-585-1260,