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Cinco De Mayo Cruise

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Join Flavormedia in their 4th Annual Cinco De Mayo Cruise! 

"It’s finally that time of the year again! Join us on May 2nd for our incredible FOURTH annual FLVR CincoDeMayo cruise! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just getting loco for the holiday, every year the cincocruise is Boston’s biggest floating fiesta. Ask someone who’s been before, it’s WILD"

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 | Boarding is at 6pm Sharp | Returns 10pm Sharp

 

Buy tickets here!

 

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Beyonce Brunch

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Apr 23, 2015

 Back by popular demand! Do not miss the highly requested Beyonce Brunch...

"The Beyoncé Experience includes a custom 3-course brunch designed by Chef Jason Santos and a glass of champagne per guest. Watch Queen B's amazing music videos while you sing along to your favorite songs and yes, of course Mrs. Carter inspired prizes will be awarded to the most creative guests! Photos from our last Beyoncé Brunch below. "

Back Bay Harrys | First Seating @ 11:30am | Second Seating @ 1:30pm 

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5th Annual Yoga Reaches Out New England Yogathon

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Don't miss this fun filled day of yoga & fundraising - Join over 1,000 yogis from all over New England for a day filled with yoga, community, music, FUNdraising, marketplace, raffle, and so much more! 

"The mission of Yoga Reaches Out is to create seva (selfless service) by raising funds for organizations that impact the health, education, and well-being of children. All participants, by registering, commit to raising a minimum of $250 through sponsorship from friends, family members, and business associates. Great prizes are awarded to those individual yogis who raise the largest amount in personal sponsorship. Together, we will make a difference for this year's beneficiaries: Boston Children's Hospital's Pediatric Brain Cancer Research and Ben Speaks Louder Than Words!"

This event will be held on April 26th fron 9am-5pm at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. 

 

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Boston College Arts Festival

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

"Every year, the Boston College Arts Festival brings the Boston College and surrounding communities together to celebrate the arts. In 2015, the 17th annual Arts Festival committee will once again invite the community to experience the variety of arts at Boston College firsthand. A talented group of more than 1,000 student and faculty artists will present music, theater, dance, poetry, film, painting, sculpture, and more. Enjoy some music, buy some art, try your hand at ceramics, listen to readings, enjoy a play...there’s so much to experience at the BC Arts Festival. "

There will be lots of fun events from Thursday April 23-Saturday April 25. For the full schedule, click here.

 

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2015 Boston Marathon

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Apr 19, 2015

An estimated 500,000 people are expected to watch the Boston Marathon tomorrow. Here are a few insider tips from Boston Discovery Guide to to make your day a little bit smoother:



"If you want to be anywhere near the finish line, walk or take the T.
The Copley Square T station is closed on Boston Marathon Day as it is almost next to the finish line; you'll need to pick another station.
If you take the T, get off at a station on the side of Boylston Street where you want to watch the race.  You will not be allowed to cross Boylston Street, and underpasses will be jammed - so pick your station carefully.
Do not drive into Boston on Marathon Monday.  Streets are either gridlocked or closed.  Get an early start if you want to find a parking space in a T parking lot.
Boston hotels fill to capacity during the weekend before the Marathon, and hotel rates soar significantly higher - than usual.  To get the best deal, make your Boston hotel reservations as early as possible.  You can find Marathon hotel suggestions here, including names of hotels where you can watch the race from your room.
April weather in Boston is unpredictable . . . and so is Boston Marathon weather.  Neither icy rain, broiling heat, nor wind storms deter the Marathon runners - but they may greatly diminish your viewing comfort.  Dress in layers, and bring umbrellas and/or water bottles as common sense dictates.  If you're not 100% committed to watching the runners, you may want to have a "Plan B" 



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  • If you want to be anywhere near the finish line, walk or take the T.
  • The Copley Square T station is closed on Boston Marathon Day as it is almost next to the finish line; you'll need to pick another station.
  • If you take the T, get off at a station on the side of Boylston Street where you want to watch the race.  You will not be allowed to cross Boylston Street, and underpasses will be jammed - so pick your station carefully.
  • Do not drive into Boston on Marathon Monday.  Streets are either gridlocked or closed.  Get an early start if you want to find a parking space in a T parking lot.
  • Boston hotels fill to capacity during the weekend before the Marathon, and hotel rates soar significantly higher - than usual.  To get the best deal, make your Boston hotel reservations as early as possible.  You can find Marathon hotel suggestions here, including names of hotels where you can watch the race from your room.
  • April weather in Boston is unpredictable . . . and so is Boston Marathon weather.  Neither icy rain, broiling heat, nor wind storms deter the Marathon runners - but they may greatly diminish your viewing comfort.  Dress in layers, and bring umbrellas and/or water bottles as common sense dictates.  If you're not 100% committed to watching the runners, you may want to have a "Plan B" - so try these bad-weather alternatives. 
- See more at: http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/boston-marathon.html#sthash.iYbTmJCV.dpuf
  • If you want to be anywhere near the finish line, walk or take the T.
  • The Copley Square T station is closed on Boston Marathon Day as it is almost next to the finish line; you'll need to pick another station.
  • If you take the T, get off at a station on the side of Boylston Street where you want to watch the race.  You will not be allowed to cross Boylston Street, and underpasses will be jammed - so pick your station carefully.
  • Do not drive into Boston on Marathon Monday.  Streets are either gridlocked or closed.  Get an early start if you want to find a parking space in a T parking lot.
  • Boston hotels fill to capacity during the weekend before the Marathon, and hotel rates soar significantly higher - than usual.  To get the best deal, make your Boston hotel reservations as early as possible.  You can find Marathon hotel suggestions here, including names of hotels where you can watch the race from your room.
  • April weather in Boston is unpredictable . . . and so is Boston Marathon weather.  Neither icy rain, broiling heat, nor wind storms deter the Marathon runners - but they may greatly diminish your viewing comfort.  Dress in layers, and bring umbrellas and/or water bottles as common sense dictates.  If you're not 100% committed to watching the runners, you may want to have a "Plan B" - so try these bad-weather alternatives. 
- See more at: http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/boston-marathon.html#sthash.iYbTmJCV.dpuf
  • If you want to be anywhere near the finish line, walk or take the T.
  • The Copley Square T station is closed on Boston Marathon Day as it is almost next to the finish line; you'll need to pick another station.
  • If you take the T, get off at a station on the side of Boylston Street where you want to watch the race.  You will not be allowed to cross Boylston Street, and underpasses will be jammed - so pick your station carefully.
  • Do not drive into Boston on Marathon Monday.  Streets are either gridlocked or closed.  Get an early start if you want to find a parking space in a T parking lot.
  • Boston hotels fill to capacity during the weekend before the Marathon, and hotel rates soar significantly higher - than usual.  To get the best deal, make your Boston hotel reservations as early as possible.  You can find Marathon hotel suggestions here, including names of hotels where you can watch the race from your room.
  • April weather in Boston is unpredictable . . . and so is Boston Marathon weather.  Neither icy rain, broiling heat, nor wind storms deter the Marathon runners - but they may greatly diminish your viewing comfort.  Dress in layers, and bring umbrellas and/or water bottles as common sense dictates.  If you're not 100% committed to watching the runners, you may want to have a "Plan B" - so try these bad-weather alternatives. 
- See more at: http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/boston-marathon.html#sthash.iYbTmJCV.dpuf
  • ity during the weekend before the Marathon, and hotel rates soar significantly higher - than usual.  To get the best deal, make your Boston hotel reservations as early as possible.  You can find Marathon hotel suggestions here, including names of hotels where you can watch the race from your room.
  • April weather in Boston is unpredictable . . . and so is Boston Marathon weather.  Neither icy rain, broiling heat, nor wind storms deter the Marathon runners - but they may greatly diminish your viewing comfort.  Dress in layers, and bring umbrellas and/or water bottles as common sense dictates.  If you're not 100% committed to watching the runners, you may want to have a "Plan B" - so try these bad-weather alternatives. 

 

- See more at: http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/boston-marathon.html#sthash.iYbTmJCV.dpuf
  • ity during the weekend before the Marathon, and hotel rates soar significantly higher - than usual.  To get the best deal, make your Boston hotel reservations as early as possible.  You can find Marathon hotel suggestions here, including names of hotels where you can watch the race from your room.
  • April weather in Boston is unpredictable . . . and so is Boston Marathon weather.  Neither icy rain, broiling heat, nor wind storms deter the Marathon runners - but they may greatly diminish your viewing comfort.  Dress in layers, and bring umbrellas and/or water bottles as common sense dictates.  If you're not 100% committed to watching the runners, you may want to have a "Plan B" - so try these bad-weather alternatives. 

 

- See more at: http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/boston-marathon.html#sthash.iYbTmJCV.dpuf
  • ity during the weekend before the Marathon, and hotel rates soar significantly higher - than usual.  To get the best deal, make your Boston hotel reservations as early as possible.  You can find Marathon hotel suggestions here, including names of hotels where you can watch the race from your room.
  • April weather in Boston is unpredictable . . . and so is Boston Marathon weather.  Neither icy rain, broiling heat, nor wind storms deter the Marathon runners - but they may greatly diminish your viewing comfort.  Dress in layers, and bring umbrellas and/or water bottles as common sense dictates.  If you're not 100% committed to watching the runners, you may want to have a "Plan B" - so try these bad-weather alternatives. 

 

- See more at: http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/boston-marathon.html#sthash.iYbTmJCV.dpuf

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Watch a Red Sox Game at Bleacher Bar

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Baseball season is here! Check out one of the best spots to watch the Red Sox play:
"Lying beneath the bleachers in center field at Fenway Park, Bleacher Bar not only offers great food and drink, but an unbelievable baseball viewing experience. With a window that looks directly through centerfield and into the park, it is the only view of its kind."
Click here for the Red Sox schedule
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Breakfast for Dinner Series

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Check out this spring themed Breakfast for Dinner series at the Breakfast Club in Allston!

"Known for its comforting diner food, inventive housemade specialties and ode to 1980's pop culture – not to mention the long lines on the weekends - The Breakfast Club in Allston is changing things up this spring and offering breakfast for dinner (by reservation only).On the first Monday of the month in May, the dinner will feature four courses of The Breakfast Club’s playful seasonal specials along with Mimosas using the diner’s fresh-squeezed orange juice and Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout for imbibing. Being bad never tasted so good!

Monday, May 4, 2015, 7PM – 9PM

Springtime theme
The trees and flowers are in finally in bloom and it’s time to rejoice because winter is over. Join The Breakfast Club for homage to springtime featuring a colorful Spring Hash, tropical banana/coconut/pineapple Hummingbird Pancakes, a Fresh Herb Omelette and a garden-inspired Vanilla-Lavender Milkshake. Better pack it all in now before swimsuit season arrives!

COST: $35/person (includes tax & gratuity) includes four-courses of seasonally inspired diner classics with Fresh Squeezed Mimosas or Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout available for purchase"

 

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Cupcake Walking Tour - South End

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Is there a better way to spend a nice spring Saturday than tasting all sorts of cupcakes? I don't think so...

Join the team at Boston Chocolate tours this Saturday, April 18th at 11am and meander around the beautiful South End, testing the best cupcakes around.

"Join our friendly expert guide who will take you to Boston’s premiere cupcake bakeries where you will indulge in the traditional and exotic sweet treats that they have to offer. 

Our exclusive 2.5 hour walking tour highlights some of Bostons most historic and famous neighborhoods and landmarks. Our destinations have been carefully selected from the very finest cupcake bakeries that Boston has to offer. The tour starts at South End Buttery on Shawmut Avenue. 

You’ll learn the history of cupcakes, how they are created, and what the specialties are of each tour destination."
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4 Best Places to Watch the Boston Marathon

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Marathon Monday is less than a week away now! Don't know where you're going to watch yet? Take a look at a few of these recommendations from Boston.com:

1. Hopkinton (Start to 2 miles): "The race begins here, but if you think you'll find a good viewing spot, forget it -- it will be packed. Instead, meander down the route as far as a mile; around Frankland Road you'll get a good view of the racers as they zip downhill from the starting line."

2.Wellesley (11.5 to 16 miles): "This town's business district features the exact midway point of the 26.2-mile race. But before the racers get there, the screaming Wellesley College students make for a lively -- and loud -- watching spot. It's also here that the racers leave Route 135 and merge onto Route 16. Set up either just before the college crowd or after, closer to Town Hall. Hunnewell Park is on a hill and provides a nifty overall view. Wide, straight Washington Street in Wellesley Hills is a great place, too."

3.Chestnut Hill (20 to 21.5 miles): "This is the make-or-break section of the race: infamous Heartbreak Hill. You'll encounter another noisy college crowd here -- that of Boston College, right at the top of the hill -- but there are wide roads and green space for good viewing spots."

4.Boston (24.5 to 26.2 miles): "If you want rowdy, park yourself in Kenmore Square and bring a ladder (only kidding). The crowd swells when the Red Sox game gets out, and whether the Sox won or lost, they'll be um, very loud. This is the last wide-open space for viewing; from here, the racers continue down Comm. Ave., take a right onto tiny Hereford, then a left into the madness of Boylston Street and the finish line."

Check out the full article from Boston.com to get more ideas for places to watch!
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April 2015 Home Buyer Event

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, Apr 14, 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! 

Sign up by clicking the banner below!

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