Arlington Family Connection

 connecting children under six and those who care for them

Upcoming AFC events

    • 1 May 2023
    • 28 Aug 2023
    • 16 sessions
    • Magnolia Park - 111 Magnolia St. Arlington

    Every Monday through August 28th! Join us for our outdoor summer playgroup! This is the perfect opportunity to interact with other kids and their caregivers. Our facilitator will be there each week with fun toys and activities for littles! Be sure to RSVP to the weekly events on Facebook to make sure you get any updates about weather or vacation cancellations.

    • 10 Jun 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Spy Pond
    • 9

    We will be joining the Friends of Spy Pond for a beautification day! Join Arlington Families as we clean up our beloved Spy Pond. Afterwards we'll a play date and bagels and snacks at the Spy Pond Park.

    • Bagels and snacks are free for member families, $5 for non member families

    The Friends of Spy Pond need our help pulling weeds and invasive plants, clearing the beaches and playground, and picking up trash.

    Members of the Beautification Committee will be available to assign tasks, work together with volunteers, answer questions and welcome suggestions. All workers must sign a waiver form (parents must sign for under-18s). We have a limited supply of tools so If you have gloves and/or clippers, they would be greatly appreciated. Please bring water, too.

    • 30 Jun 2023
    • 11 Aug 2023
    • 7 sessions
    • Arlington Reservoir, 210 Lowell St, Arlington

    In conjunction with Arlington Recreation and Arlington Brewing Company, join Arlington Family Connection at the Arlington Reservoir Concert Series Beer Garden this summer.  

    Visit the AFC table for some bubbles and games as you enjoy some music, beer, food, and family fun!  Join us on six Friday evenings, starting June 30, 2023 at 6pm. For more information on food and performers, visit

    Arlington Family Connection (AFC) is a membership organization dedicated to connecting families and caregivers of children ages 0-6. AFC is committed to bringing family friendly events to Arlington to help build your village.

    • 19 Jul 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 210 Lowell St

    Pizza and swimming at the res to celebrate being halfway through the week!

    We've reserved the pavilion at the Arlington Reservoir for pizza. It's covered picnic tables past the playground and restrooms. Take advantage of cheaper admission to go swimming, pizza, and opportunity to meet some more families. Advanced tickets are $10 per family for members, and $20 per family for non-members.

    Tickets get your entire family (limit 5 tickets)** admission into the Arlington Reservoir for swimming and food. This event has a 35 participant capacity for admission to the Arlington Reservoir for swimming. Children under 1 do not need a ticket.

    Existing Arlington Reservoir Season Passholders - you do not need Reservoir Admission because you are a season pass holder or already plan to be at the Res earlier, you do not need to purchase a ticket for Res admission through us, and can still join. If you're interested in food, you can purchase food tickets from us in advance ($5 for members, $8 for non-members) or day of while supplies last. Purchasing food tickets in advance helps us plan how much to order, but is not required.

    ** If your party has more than 5 people over 1 years old, add the maximum guest tickets, and reply to the registration confirmation email. We can update your registration to account for the larger family size.

    • 9 Aug 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    This event is Free! Join us for our quarterly member meetings. Not a member yet? Come learn more about AFC and sign up at the meeting. Our mission is to bring together all families in Arlington, MA with young children 0-6. To try to reach a wider audience in case you are a solo caregiver or cannot attend in person, this meeting will also be available to attend via zoom, and you must register to get the link.

    Below is a brief agenda for the meeting. We so look forward to meeting each of you and hope you can join us.

    • Welcome and Introductions
    • What is AFC (background and historic activity)
    • The future of AFC (upcoming events and volunteer opportunities)
    • Guest Panel: What do families with young children need to know about wills and trusts?


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