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5 Things to do This Labor Day

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Sep 04, 2015

"Get out and enjoy what many consider the unofficial final weekend of summer at these 15 events happening throughout New England on Labor Day weekend."(Provided by Boston.com)

1. The Boston Arts Festival will take place September 5 & 6 at Columbus Waterfront Park in Boston. The festival will feature a juried exhibition of work by emerging artists, live music, food and craft vendors, and art demonstrations. The event is free.

2. Enjoy a special Labor Day champagne brunch or starlight dinner cruise aboard Boston’s Odyssey. Tickets cost between $65 and $95 and the boat leaves from Rowe’s Wharf.

3. Watch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. The Sox play the Phillies Friday through Sunday and the Blue Jays on Monday. Tickets cost between $15 and $143, depending on the day you go and where in the park you want to sit.

4. Step back in time at King Richard’s Faire, New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival. The fair, which takes place on 80 acres in Carver, runs through October 25. Enjoy rides, games, acrobats, jugglers, exotic tigers, battling knights, spit-roasted turkey legs, crafts, and more. Tickets cost $29 for adults and $16 for kids age 4 to 11. Kids 3 and under are free.

5. Nothing says fall like a trip to the apple orchard. Take the family to one of the many farms offering apple picking across New England, such as Brooksby Farm in Peabody (pictured), Gould Farm in Monterey, or Belkin Family Lookout Farm in Natick.

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ICA First Fridays - Endless Summer

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Start your weekend off with a bang at the Institute of Contemporary Art. On the first Friday of each month, from 5pm-10pm, the ICA hosts an after hours event, themed around the current gallery exhibitions. First Fridays feature DJs, live performances, gallery talks, specialty cocktails, and more. The Water Cafe at the ICA offers a small bites menu and full bar - this is where you can find the cocktails inspired by the current exhibitions.

This, Friday,September 4th is Endless Summer: Summer’s not over yet! Soak up the last rays of the season with infectious and danceable live music from Boston synthpop band Bearstronaut, our signature sangria, DJ Thaddeus Jeffries, and harbor side street foods.

Admission is completely free for members of the ICA and only $15 for nonmembers.

These events are 21+

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Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Don't miss the most fantastic outdoor dog festival in New England! Pooch-A-Palooza will be held at the Topsfield Fairgrounds in Topsfield, MA on September 5th and 6th, 2015!

"In 2013, On the Avenue Marketing produced its first-ever outdoor dog and music festival. It all started with the love for a dog named Brando and the passion to create an experience for dog lovers to connect and share the joy they have for man’s best friend. 

The inaugural event was held at Prowse Farm in Canton, MA, the home of the popular Life Is Good Festival. Appealing to the ever-growing group of passionate animal lovers, more than 5,000 people and their dogs attended this two-day festival. 

The second annual Pooch-A-Palooza was held at the Topsfield Fairgrounds on September 6th and 7th and was even bigger and better! More than 8,500 people and 4,000 of their four-legged best friends were in attendance.  

We are excited to announce that we will be returning to the Fairgrounds on Labor Day Weekend, 2015!"

Click here for the full event schedule. 

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Charlesgate Home Buyer Class - September

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, Sep 01, 2015


Prepare for the fall market!

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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The Sixth Annual Mass Brewers Fest

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Aug 31, 2015

"Kick off the Labor Day Weekend at the 6th Annual Mass Brewers Fest. Featuring more than 100 different beers from 30+ member breweries in the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, the Mass Brewers Fest provides an excellent opportunity for craft beer lovers to sample local favorites, as well as some specialty beers brewed exclusively for this festival. Entrance fee includes unlimited two-ounce samples.

The Mass Brewers Fest will begin at 6:00 pm on Friday, September 4th at the World Trade Center Head House Concourse, located at 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston. This beautiful indoor/outdoor venue offers great views of the skyline and harbor."


Click here to buy tickets. 

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North End Week

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Aug 30, 2015

"Defuse those end of summer blues with North End Week! August 26th - September 6th discover the wonderful and diverse community the North End truly is. From walking tours to live music and exhibits, this week is full of exciting, free and low-cost events. Highlights include the multi-day St. Anthony’s Feast, BostonArts Festival, and Fireworks!"
Click here for the schedule of events!
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Sports Sundays @ Lawn on D

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Presented by WEEI Sports Radio Network, you can now watch your favorite team play on the large screens at The Lawn on D! 

Munch on yummy eats from GrilleD and grab a cold beverage from The Tent bar while watching the Sox play on screens behind the bar. Show off your own baseball skills with our speed pitch, ongoing wiffle ball games, and more! 

To kick off the event series, The World Series Trophy will be stopping by The Lawn for photo ops. 

Upcoming Sports Sundays:

August 30, 2015

Game starts at 1:10pm

Red Sox vs. New York Mets

Wally the Green Monster will be at The Lawn for a meet and greet and photo ops


September 13, 2015, 2015

Game starts at 1:10pm

Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay


October 4, 2015

Game starts at 3:10pm

Res Sox vs. Cleveland Indians


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Allston Christmas

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Aug 28, 2015

"As September begins thousands of Allston apartments change hands. As a result the annual unofficial curbside holiday “Allston Christmas” takes place. 

The ultimate FREE event! Find everything from air conditioners to boardgames to deer heads to microwaves. Essentially anything and everything that won't fit in people's moving trucks is up for grabs!"

Check out this heatmap of last year's Allston Christmas from Boston.com


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Ice Cream Social on the Esplanade

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 3:00p - 4:00p

Charles River Bistro 
47 David Mugar Way 
BostonMA 02108

"The Charles River Bistro has something sweet for your whole family! Dig in to our ice cream sundae buffet every Friday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, throughout September! Create the perfect sundae with all the best toppings and start your weekend off right!"



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5 New Restaurants to Try

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Aug 26, 2015

From Thrillist.com: "Forget the Summer of Gronk, the Summer of Pedro, and the Summer of The Rock. This has been the Summer. Of. Food. The Boston dining renaissance continues, and local chefs have been extra busy feeding the sun-soaked masses. Here are 20 new Hub restaurants you should check out immediately."

1. Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca | Seaport

"Super-chef Mario Batali has finally landed in Boston with Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca, an offshoot of his NYC flagship Babbo Ristorante. The sleek space is organized around three Carrara marble-topped bars, while the menu is organized around wood-burning brick oven pizzas, like quattro formaggi and pancetta with crimini and robiola. Of course, signature pastas such as the Bucatini all' Amatriciana are also in the mix alongside Italian small plates (gnoccho fritto) and house-made gelati (dark chocolate, graham cracker). For cheesemongers, be sure to check out the formaggio list with locally made wonders (Babbo ricotta, Wolf Meadow caciotta)."

2. Banyan Bar + Refuge | South End

"The Gallows Group (of the famed Blackbird Doughnuts and The Gallows) is already keeping the South End well-fed, and now they’re just showing off with the recently launched Banyan Bar + Refuge on Tremont St. This modern Asian gastropub melds Eastern and Western flavors into mashups for both its dishes and its drinks. Must-haves include the Umeboshi Old Fashioned (preserved plum-infused rye, Demerara simple syrup, yuzu bitters), kung pow sweetbreads, and cast iron duck confit crispy rice with corn relish, gochujang ketchup, and poached egg. However, the crown jewel is the fried chicken done Ptang-style with dried lime chimichurri and furikake."

3. Crudo | North End

"Deep within our Little Italy, Crudo breaks the culinary mold with pan-Asian tastes and a mix of old/new Japanese cuisine. Executive Chef Kenichi Iwaoka (Ginza, OSUSHI) blends unique ingredients for dishes like Oyster Pearls, a tempura-fried tempter with truffle-honey aioli and fried cilantro; and Lobster Tsunami Makimono with lobster salad and fried leeks perched on a lightly grilled rice cake. If you’re really hungry, dive into the Seafood Pan Fried Noodle loaded with calamari, shrimp, and scallops, and wash that down with the Social Mule (cucumber vodka, ginger liqueur, organic sake, ginger beer)."

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