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ZooLights at the Stone Zoo

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Nov 25, 2014

zoolightsThe Stone Zoo in Stoneham will be celebrating ZooLights, starting on November 27th.

ZooLights will be at the Stone Zoo from 5pm-9pm until January 4th. 

"ZooLights promises to dazzle visitors of all ages this holiday season.

Enter a winter wonderland of tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights.

Stroll through festively decorated Yukon Creek, home to bald eagles, North American porcupines, Canada lynx (including three kittens born earlier this year), reindeer and arctic foxes."

Please click here for more information. 


Tags: stone zoo, stoneham, holidays, lights

Ice Skating at Frog Pond in the Boston Commons

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Nov 24, 2014

frogpondFrog Pond just opened up for ice skating in the Boston Commons on Saturday, November 22. The rink is scheduled to be open now til mid March. 

"The Boston Common Frog Pond sits at the heart of Boston Common, the oldest and most treasured public park in the U.S.

With a winter ice rink and skating school, a reflecting pool in the spring and fall, and a summer spray pool and children’s carousel, there are always fun and exciting activities for residents and tourists alike"

Hours of operations vary. For further details, please go to BostonFrogPond.com.


Tags: Boston Commons, frog pond, ice skating

Holiday Wreath Making at Niche Urban Garden Supply

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Nov 23, 2014

nicheGet into the holiday spirit by creating a beautiful holiday wreath!

The Holiday Wreath Making Class will be held at Niche Urban Garden Supply in the South End on Thursday, December 4th from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

"Join Lindsey Swett of niche urban garden supply at her South End shop for a hands-on lesson sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Best of all, you’ll leave class with a gorgeous seasonal wreath to decorate your home or gift to someone special."

Please click here for more information. 


Tags: South End, holidays, niche, wreath

Thanksgiving In The City

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Nov 22, 2014

thanksgivingFor those of you who can't go home or maybe don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, many restaurants are offering Thanksgiving brunch & dinner options. There are a variety of options in the Boston area this year so you can pick a restaurants that suites you & and your wallet. 

Here are a list of some suggestions, thanks to BostonMagazine.com

Take your pick from Strega staples such as Cozze alla Marinara (sautéed mussels in a spicy tomato sauce), Rollatini di Nico (rolled Sicilian eggplant with fresh ricotta, spinach and mozzarella), and Costara Ripiena (veal chop stuffed with prosciutto andfontina cheese in a white winedemi-glaze sauce).

Russell House Tavern, Cambridge
Celebrate friends and family in the heart of Harvard Square with chef Tom Borgia’s special three-course menu at Russell House Tavern. First course has options like duck breast carpaccio, fried oyster toast, and butternut squash bisque. Mains include cider braised short ribs, grilled salmon with house-cured guanciale, and turkey basted in bacon fat. And for dessert, pecan pie with bourbon caramel ice cream and so much more.

Aura Restaurant, Seaport District
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aura will celebrate Thanksgiving with an elaborate buffet brunch. The spread will include breakfast items like eggs benedict, French toast, and a leek and truffle quiche. Chef Robert Tobin will also have a raw bar with clams, oysters, and shrimp. More traditional Thanksgiving offerings will also be on display like roast turkey with cranberry sauce, butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sauce, sweet potato casserole, roasted brussels sprouts, and buttermilk mashed potatoes.

Please keep in mind that reservations are highly recommended. 

Want a few more options? Check out the Boston Magazine article here


Tags: Boston, holidays, thanksgiving

Blink! Light & Sound Extravaganza

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Nov 21, 2014


Grab some hot coco and head to Faneuil Hall for the Blink! Light & Sound Extravaganza this weekend!

The event will be on Saturday, November 22rd. There will be holiday festivities in Faneuil Hall all day, with the Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular scheduled from 8-9pm.   

"This magical and unforgettable light show uses over 350,000 LED lights to illuminate Boston's skyline - to the song stylings of the Holiday Pops - in a seven-minute spectacle that runs continuously each evening. "

For more information on the Blink! Light & Sound Extravanganza, please go to FaniuelHallMarketplace.com/Blink


Tags: Tree Lighting, holidays, faneuil hall marketplace, Blink! Light & Sound Extravaganza

BUST Magazine’s Holiday Craftacular

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Nov 20, 2014

boston-7Cat Cafes are taking the nation by storm. And who wouldn't love a furry companion while sipping some coffee? 

Luckily, for one day only, Boston will get a chance to enjoy the craze and some great indie crafts!

On Saturday, November 22nd, the BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular will be in Boston at the South End Cyclorama. There will be over 120 vendors and tickets are only $3! 

"Indulge in a hot beverage while hanging with some cats, and maybe even consider adopting one. There will be cats from local non-profit Broken Tail Rescue, as well as a team from the organization on-site to answer questions, provide information, and accept donations."

For more general and ticket information, please click here


Tags: Cyclorama, South End, arts and crafts, cats

Boys & Girls Club of Boston Holiday Party

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Nov 19, 2014

celebrateThe Friends Council of the BGCB will be hosting their Friends Council Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 9th! 

The Friends Council Holiday Party will be held from 6:30 pm-9:00pm at The Boston College Club in Downtown Boston

The Friends Councile Holiday Party will have live music, open bar, great networking and fun! Tickets for non members are $65.00 plus fees 

The BGCG "serve approximately 15,000 children and teens, ages 6 to 18, in our Clubs, and through our programs and partnerships. Our approach focuses on six core initiatives: Arts; Education; Leadership; Life Skills; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Technology."

Please click here for more general and ticketing information for the Friends Council Holiday Party! 


Tags: Downtown, holiday party, Boys & Girls Club of Boston

Boston Open Screen at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Nov 17, 2014

open_screeningHave a video that you'd like to show off? Bring it to the Boston Open Screen at Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline!

The Boston Open Screen event will be held on Tuesday, November 18th. If you would like to bring in a piece, it needs to be under 10 minutes long and be in a DVD, Blue Ray, or Flash drive (with a H.264 compression) format. 

"Come to the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA (Off the Green Line) for 7pm to sign up and we'll get to watching at around 7:30.

Tickets are only $7 for this event! 

Please click here for more information on the Boston Open Screen at the Coolidge Corner Theatre!

Tags: Coolidge Corner Theater, brookline, film, coolidge corner

Small Business Saturday in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Nov 16, 2014

newburySmall Business Saturday was started in 2010, with the help of American Express, to entice customers to shop at boutique & local stores. 

And on November 29th, Small Business Saturday will be here again. Dining, shopping, entertainment, travel, and service companies will be showcased throughout various neighborhoods in Boston.

If you are in Boston, Back Bay is a great place to start checking out Small Business Saturday. Numerous shops on Newbury Street, including Jack Willis, Petit Bateau and Camper, will be participating. 

Small Business Saturday will be held throughout the United States. To search your area and find out which companies are participating, click here

"In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before."


Tags: Small Business Saturday, Back Bay

Hearth Shares in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Nov 15, 2014

hearthshares"Hearth Shares is partnering with participating restaurants in Greater Boston. Diners are invited to add a $1 donation to their table's bill, post-tax, during the months of November and December.

Hearth Shares is based on an incredibly successful and innovative fundraising program in the United Kingdom called StreetSmart.

It began in London in 1998 and has raised over $10,000,000 for local homeless programs. Chefs such as Fergus Henderson, Gordon Ramsay, Angela Hartnett, and Ashley Palmer-Watts are advocates, and StreetSmart now boasts over 500 participating restaurants."

Participating Boston restaurants include Aquataine, The Beehive, Gaslight and Union Bar & Grill!

For more information, including a list of all participating restaurant, please check out HearthShares.org.


Tags: Boston area, fundraiser, hearth shares