365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

Pumpkin Painting Party in the South End

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Oct 21, 2014

southendhistoricalsocietyThe South End Historical Society is hosting a Pumpkin Painting Party on Satuday, October 25th! 

The Pumpkin Painting Party will be held from 9:30AM-11:30AM at The Children's Art Center on Rutland Ave. 

"Don your spookiest costumes to paint pumpkins, participate in vintage Halloween activities, and learn about the history of the South End"

Tickets are $10/child or purchase a $40 family membership to the SEHS. Tickets are only $5 for all current SEHS members.

Please click here for further information. 

Tags: South End Historical Society, halloween, childrens art center, pumpkins

Boston Zombie Apocalypes

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Oct 19, 2014

bostonzombieWant to get into the Halloween Spirit? Then you should check out the Boston Zombie Apocalypse events going on now! 

The Boston Zombie Apocalypes is an organization that hosts "indoor zombie events....where you come to live out your 'Walking Dead' fantasy!" 

The attendees are put into groups and given mock rifles and are taken through a maze of different environments. The event is similar to paintball, where the team's goal is to eliminate their target, in these case, zombies. 

If you would prefer to be a zombie and scare the living, attendees can sign up to be zombies for as many nights as they'd like. They will be given professional make up and have a chance to win prizes! 

The Boston Zombie Apocalypse events about 30 minutes south of Boston in Abington. Please click here for more general and ticketing information. 

 

Tags: halloween, boston zombie, abington

Paint the Pumpkins Pink in Newton

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Oct 18, 2014

pinkpumpkinJoin The Paint Bar in Newton for their 1st Annual Paint the Pumpkins Pink Open House Fundraiser to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 21st from 6:00pm-9:00pm. 

"Paint, glitter and bedazzle your pumpkin for a great cause!"

The event is $25 and includes two pumpkins, art supplies and six raffle tickets for special prizes! 

Please click here for more information on this event. 

Tags: Newton, pumpkin picking, the paint bar, breast cancer research

4th Annual Canine Promenade

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

esplanadeassociation"On Sunday, October 26th, the Esplanade Association and Pawsh Boutique invite you to join us for the 4th Annual Canine Promenade!  

Held on the Charles River Esplanade, this 1/2 mile parade of pets in costume is one fall event which you will not want to miss.

Participate by registering your pet today! All donations benefit the Esplanade Association’s work to improve the park for humans and pets"

The event will have a parade, costume contest and giveaways! Please click here for more information on the 4th Annual Canine Promenade! 

 

Tags: Charles River, halloween, the esplanade association, 4th annual canine promenade

The 2014 Head of the Charles

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Oct 16, 2014

headofthecharlesThe 2014 Head of the Charles will be held on October 18th & 19th!

"Since its origin in 1965, the Head Of The Charles® Regatta has welcomed the world’s best crew teams to the banks of the Charles River for the ultimate two-day rowing competition.

Today, more than 9,000 athletes from around the world compete in 55 different race events. In 1997, the Regatta grew to a two-day event and now attracts up to 300,000 spectators during race weekend in October."

Please click here for more general and scheduling information on the Head of the Charles.

 

Tags: the esplanade, rowing competition, head of the charles

Fleetwood Mac at TD Garden

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Oct 14, 2014

fleetwoodFleetwood Mac will be coming to Boston, and after a 16 year absence, Christine McVie will be touring with her band mates as part of the ' On With The Show' Tour. 

The concert will be held at TD Garden in the West End on Saturday, October 25th. 

"During Fleetwood Mac's 2013 tour, the four members happily welcomed Christine back on the stage during their show at London's O2 Arena, where she performed their classic 'Don't Stop' and received a wild ovation from the crowd. 'It was so comfortable being back onstage with them as if no time had passed, and then we all started talking and it feels like the time is right. I'm really happy,' she commented. 'As far as we're concerned, she's never really left. We are overjoyed to have Christine back on stage with us,' said the other members of Fleetwood Mac in a joint statement."

Tickets have sold out through Ticketmaster and are currently available on StubHub.

 

Tags: TD Garden, West End, fleetwood mac

Boston Book Fest in Copley

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Oct 13, 2014

book_festCopley Square in Back Bay will be hosting the Boston Book Fest from Thursday, October 23rd to Saturday, October 25th.

"The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city."

There will be over 150 presenters during the festival including Steve Almond, Nicholas Carr and Gregory Maguire.  

The Boston Book Fest will have a little something for everyone. Aside from the presenters, there will be live music, a costume parade & story time for the kids, a street fair and so much more. 

For more information on the Boston Book Festival, please click here

Still want more? Boston is now officially home to the first Literary Culture District.

 

Tags: Copley Square, Back Bay, book fest

Boston Vegetarian Food Festival

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Oct 12, 2014

bostonveggieThe Boston Vegetarian Society presents the 19th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival! The festival will be held on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday October 26th at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston. 

"This Festival brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment.

It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian foods are available and where you can find them!"

For more information on the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival, please click here

 

Tags: Boston, reggie lewis track and athletic center, Boston Vegetarian Food Festival

"The Art of Brick" at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Oct 11, 2014

theartofbrickNathan Sawaya brings style, craftsmanship and fun into Boston with "The Art of Brick" in Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The exhibit is being displayed all around the world and will be in Boston from October 7th, 2014 to January 11th, 2015. 

"This new exhibit displays amazing works of art using only LEGO toy bricks crafted by renowned contemporary artist, Nathan Sawaya. Some of the pieces include the popular, Yellow, a life size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open and spilling out thousands of yellow LEGO bricks, as well as a 20-foot long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton and a LEGO skull."

Prices for tickets vary. Please go to BostonBricks.com for more information on this exhibit. 

 

Tags: faneuil hall, legos, art exhibit

Visit Salem in October!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Oct 10, 2014

salemSalem is a great place to visit in October. From the quaintness of the funky small stores, to the history to the Salem Open Market, this place has it all.

Want to get your face paint on? Done. Interested in the history of the Salem Witch Trails? Grab some popcorn and watch the reenactment at the Witch Dungeon Museum. Did you even know there was a Witch Dungeon Museum? There is. 

This place has everything you want to experience during the Halloween holiday season. As long as you have some patience, the tours and events are well worth the trip.  

Salem is easily accessible via the Silver Line at North Station.

For more general, event and scheduling information, please click here.

   

Tags: Salem, Salem Open Market, halloween, october