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Let's Talk About Food Festival

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Sep 30, 2015

"The 4th annual Let’s Talk About Food Festival returns to Copley Square in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Author and James Beard award winner Marion Nestle will join Roger Berkowitz, CEO of Legal Seafood, Sheila Bowman of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Chefs Jody Adams and Sara Jenkins and many more for this unique free event, bringing together more than 20,000 people for an all-day exploration of the food we eat. 

Presented by Let’s Talk About Food and The Boston Globe, the 2015 Let’s Talk About Food Festival will bring together celebrity chefs, farmers and fishermen, nutritionists, non-profits, public officials, parents and food experts to tackle topics of interest in a fun and meaningful way, mirroring the topics of food that are dominating the national agenda. 

Let’s Talk About Food Festival will offer something for anyone who cares about what they eat, with activities that are a mixture of fun, education, hands-on and mind-bending. The main stage program will feature conversations with leading food experts coupled with how-to cooking demos with a focus on food building blocks, including dairy, meat, seafood, produce and pasta, with a special focus on nutrition, sugar and school food."


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Afternoon Tea at the Boston Public Library

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Sure, we all know about the Boston Public Library, but did you know there's an afternoon tea party held there three days each week? For just $32 per person,enjoy tea sandwiches (think Lobster Salad with Marcona Almond on Pate a Choux and Deviled Chicken & Espelette Pepper), scones and other sweets while sipping teas ranging from Earl Grey to Matcha to White Wedding Tea. 

Here's a sample of their tea menu:

Organic Darjeeling
A second-flush Darjeeling from the Seeyok Garden for Darjeeling fans who prefer an organic version.
This powdered tea has been the pride of Uji for several centuries. A real eye opener!
Dragon Pearl Jasmine
Beautiful hand-rolled pearls from Fuan, China gently infused with floral essences from Jasmine flowers. 

Afternoon tea is served every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2pm-4pm.


These events are hosted by The Catered Affair

Take a look at the full menu here!

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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.

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Concerts in the Courtyard

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Jun 21, 2014

boston public libraryEvery Wednesdays and Fridays, there will be free concerts in the courtyard at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square

The Wednesday performances will be held at 6:00pm and Fridays the concerts will be held at 12:30pm. 

The courtyard will host music that ranges from "jazz to classical and from world to folk". Performances include 3 Sudacas, Erika Van Pelt, Patrick Coman and Bill Lowe. 

Grab your friends and enjoy some free performances this summer in Copley Square! Please click here more general and scheduling information. 

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Summer Arts Weekend 2013

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Jul 25, 2013

Summer Arts Weekend is coming back to Copley Square! The Summer Arts weekend will be from July 26-28 and "features a dynamic variety of musical artists from across the classical, jazz, blues, folk, and Americana worlds as well as a number of new arts, food and cultural programs."Summer arts weekend

On Friday, Noe Socha will kick off the event with his take on blues at 7:00pm. Della Mae, Dr. John and the Nite Trippers will follow. The last performance of the night will be the Preservation Hall Jazz Band which will start at 9:20pm.

Saturday's events will take place all day. The morning events from 11:00-2:00 will be family friendly with performances from Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, Airborne Comedians and Ben Rudnick & Friends. Families are more than welcome to stick around for the following shows that will include ukelele player Jake Shimabukuro, Red Baraat and Angelique Kidjo! 

"The last day of Boston Summer Arts Weekend focuses on the classical music tradition. Expect a lively lineup of musicians who bring innovative spins on the genre as well as some surprise collaborations among groups." Performances include the New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble, Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Grammy winner Alison Krauss

There are also ticketed events for this weekend. Friday & Saturday's After Dark events will give guests the opportunity to relax and hear their favorite performers in a intimate setting. On Sunday, the "H&H musicians offer a cornucopia of Baroque classics during brunch with 99.5 WCRB Classical New England’s Laura Carlo".  All ticketed events are available through Eventbrite and will be at the Fairmont Copley Plaza

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Cultural Survival Bazaar

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Jun 11, 2013

Cultural Survival BazaarThe Cultural Survival Bazaar will be heading to Copley Square on June 15th from 10am-6pm. 

The Cultural Survival Bazaars are a series of cultural festivals that allow artists and their representatives to showcase artwork such as clothing and jewelery from around the world. The Bazaar also offers entertainment including life music, storytelling and films for the public to enjoy. The purpose of this event, and the Cultural Survival team, is to helps bring awareness and understanding of remote cultures around the world in hope to strengthen their communities and human rights within them. 

The mission of the the Cultural Survival Bazaar Program  is to "strengthen Indigenous cultures by providing a venue for the sale of art and crafts made by Indigenous artisans throughout the world. The sale of crafts perpetuates the artistic traditions which are culturally significant to many Indigenous communities, provides capital to Indigenous communities, and provides sustainable income to individual artisans and their families.  
Since 2006, the Cultural Survival Bazaars have generated over 3 million dollars for Indigenous artisans, performers, fair trade, and other projects benefiting Native communities worldwide. 
For 40 years Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities around the world to defend their lands, languages, and cultures."

Please check the Cultural Survival website for further details. 

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