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Best Dog Parks in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, May 28, 2015

Take your pooch and head to one of these great dog parks in Boston  (list kindly compiled by Rover.com)

1. Boston Common | Back Bay

"Boston Common is one of the most beautiful parks in the city. The Common allows well-behaved dogs to be off leash between 6am and 9am and again from 4pm to 8pm. Dogs are allowed in the park on-leash throughout the day."

2. Richmond Street Dog Park | North End

"This is a North End hidden gem. It is an entirely fenced-in, off-leash park maintained by a local community group. The park was renovated in April of 2013 and features new paving, gravel, fencing, flowering plants, a trash barrel and cleaning equipment. Poop bags are also available onsite."

3. Danehy Park | Cambridge

"Located at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge residents love this 50-acre park that features an unfenced, off-leash area. The park also features a soccer field and a baseball field and is always full of friendly, local dog owners."

 

Check out the complete list here

 

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Amy Schumer at the Wilbur Theater

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, May 27, 2015

WhenThursday, May 28, 2015 7:00p - 9:00p
Where: The Wilbur Theatre 246 Tremont St BostonMA 02114

"Amy Schumer’s blend of wholesome, girl-next-door looks and edgy comedy has earned her a rapid rise in the comedy world. She shot to the forefront of the comedy scene as the stand out of Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen. She has since performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, appeared on The Howard Stern Show, The View, and was featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and as Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch this past year. 


Amy made her network debut in 2007 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and soon after co-starred on 30 Rock and had her own Comedy Central Presents special. She co-hosted Hoppus on Music with Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 on Fuse and this summer made her third appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival." 

 

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Charlesgate Home Buyer Event - June

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, May 26, 2015

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Presented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying process the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

• Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
• Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
• Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

• What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
• Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
• Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
• Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have pizza and beer!  How can you pass that up! 

Signing up is easy, just click the banner below!

 

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5 Beaches in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, May 25, 2015

You don't have to travel far to spend a nice day on the beach. Head to one of these great spots in/near Boston:

1. Carson Beach

"With tons of new sand and brilliant downtown views, Carson Beach (pictured) is arguably both the city-est and the beachiest of Boston’s city beaches. The bathhouse has new showers and changing rooms, and the old-school bocce courts and chess tables bump up the nostalgia quotient. Peckish after a swim? The South Boston location of Tasty Burger makes beach deliveries."

2. Castle Island 

"Actually part of the mainland, Castle Island is home to Fort Independence, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and to the beloved hot-dog shack Sullivan’s, which ought to be. The grassy park surrounding the fort is one of the city’s best kite-flying and picnicking spots, and adjacent Pleasure Bay Beach boasts clean sand and a calm lagoon. No wonder Whitey Bulger loved hanging out here"

3. Spectacle Island

"So what if this 105-acre Boston Harbor Island was once the site of a horse-rendering plant and a city dump? It sure cleaned up nice! Accessible by ferry (from Long Wharf) from May through October, modern-day Spectacle offers 5 miles"

4. Virrell Beach

"So what if this 105-acre Boston Harbor Island was once the site of a horse-rendering plant and a city dump? It sure cleaned up nice! Accessible by ferry (from Long Wharf) from May through October, modern-day Spectacle offers 5 miles"

5. Charles River Esplanade

"The erstwhile dirty water off the banks of this riverside park is now swimmable. Well, on special occasions, anyway. On July 12 and July 26, three local organizations will cohost the second annual Charles River Community Swims, allowing 30 people at a time, for 30 minutes at a time, to brave the caramel-hued surf off the dock near the Hatch Shell."

 

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Standup Paddleboard Yoga

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, May 24, 2015

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Looking for a fun new exercise class? Try paddleboard yoga! Sup Yo offers great classes all around the area. 

About SUP Yo: Yoga students seeking a new challenge can find it in paddleboard yoga at SUP YO. The classes—which take place atop standup paddleboards in local harbors—require greater concentration and coordination than onshore classes, whose students don't have to deal with waves or shouting Poseidons. Keeping with the yoga-in-nature theme, SUP YO also organizes yoga hikes through Mount Washington Valley and yoga retreats in White Mountain National Forest.

Click here for the schedule. 

 

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3 Best Ice Cream Treats in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, May 23, 2015

 

Did you know Massachusetts is one of the top ice-cream consuming states in the US? Some of the most mouth watering ice cream treats can be found right here in Boston. Check out these 3, provided by Thrillist:

1. Frappes | Mr. Bartleys | Harvard Square

"When you think of Bartley’s, two things come to mind: burgers and frappes. Thick, creamy frappes (remember... they are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from milkshakes). Naturally, they have the basics covered, but the Harvard Square institution also likes to explore a little with concoctions like the Cherry Bomb (vanilla with chocolate chip cookies, cherries, whipped cream), The Elvis Frappe (chocolate with Reese’s Cup and banana "all shook up"), and the Strawberry Shortcake Frappe (vanilla with strawberries, shortbread, and whipped cream). Combine one with a burger and you will not move for four weeks."

2. Chipwich | JP Licks | Multiple Locations

"Folks have a lot of love for J.P. Licks, and for many good reasons. Like their rotating monthly flavors (Fresh Peach, Cake Batter, Rocky-er Road). And their brownie sundae. But the pro move here is the Chipwich. So pure. So good. They bake their own cookies in house and then stuff them with some of the aforementioned ice cream (chocolate chip/vanilla is the standard combo). Oh, and they're even better rolled in jimmies. They're sold individually or in four-packs. So... four-packs."

3. Baked Alaska | Oleana | Inman Square

"Chef/owner Ana Sortun and her crew make some serious magic happen at their Mediterranean hideaway on Hampshire St. Pastry Chef Maura Kilpatrick takes it all to the next level with the legendary tower-like Baked Alaska. A chewy coconut graham cracker crust provides the foundation for coconut ice cream crowned with a sculpted and torched meringue and passion fruit caramel sauce."

 

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South End Chocolate Walking Tour

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, May 22, 2015

"The South End blends many of the best elements of the city and of course, fine chocolate. This area is home to elegant Victorian bow front houses, many dating back to the 1800s. Come learn the ins and outs of one of Boston’s most under-explored neighborhoods, and find out where they hide their chocolate! 

Featured stop: David’s Teas -Visit this new South End hot spot – where anyone with a sweet tooth will love chocolate teas! 

Other tour destinations include: 
- A bakery and restaurant each owned by celebrity chefs. 
- A selection of gluten-free AND kosher truffles. 
- An adult beverage made exclusively for tour participants. 
- Several cool and refreshing treats. 
- Cupcakes! 
- A few surprises along the way. "
Click here to make your reservations!

 

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PhotoWalks Beacon Hill Tour

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, May 21, 2015

When:
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:00a - 
11:30a

Where:
Shaw Memorial 
Beacon Street 
BostonMA 01233

Admission:
$40

Learn how to take amazing photos while soaking in the rich history and beautiful setting of Beacon Hill.

"A PhotoWalks tour experience will teach you how to see creatively and take amazing pictures in less than 2 hours. And, there's plenty of fascinating commentary on Beacon Hill's history. 

Walking along the picturesque streets of Beacon Hill is like an immersion into a 19th century English-inspired neighborhood. Rich in history and architecture, learn how to capture the ambiance in photographs that make time stand still. "

Make reservations by clicking here

 

 

 

 

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Figawi 2015

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, May 20, 2015

 

Head to Nantucket this Memorial Day Weekend to experience Figawi 2015 - one of the premier sailboat races on the east coast. 

"The 44th Annual Figawi Race Weekend is recognized as a top sailing event not only on the east coast but is known nationally as well as internationally. Figawi Race Weekend kicks off the the Cape Cod and Nantucket summer season. Entries include sailors from several states 240+ boats (including 30 power boats) and over 3,000 sailors and visitors, as well as locals, attend this event.

For a complete schedule of events, click here

 

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Bike & Brunch

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, May 19, 2015

Bike and Brunch for a Cause! 

"BIKE... 

ADVENTURE RIDE (Departs 8AM):  Test yourself on 40 miles of the best hidden roads, dirt roads, and trails in and around Boston. 27mm tires or bigger recommended, for the extra fun parts. 

ROAD RIDE (Departs 9AM): A fun and challenging 40 mile road ride exploring beautiful roads and smooth paths from Fort Point to Canton. Great road riding is closer than you think.

*Rides are free to join; all routes depart and return to TRADE restaurant. 
Registration is required. 

BRUNCH... Starting at 12pm, we'll be hosting a BRUNCH BUFFET at TRADE including your favorite breakfast bites and SPECIALTY COCKTAILS, along with chances to win tons of fun stuff, all to benefit Dana Farber Cancer Institute. That's right, this year marks Team Rialto-TRADE's fifth consecutive Pan Mass Chellenge - the 192 mile bike ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown to raise money for cancer research. We look forward to riding, brunching and celebrating with you on May 31!

*Brunch is $50 per person, ticket purchase is required. 
100% of proceeds go to Dana Farber Cancer Institute"

Buy tickets by clicking on the picture to the left.
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