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Spend A Day In Salem!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Oct 04, 2013

Now is the best time of year to visit Salem, Massachusettes. Salem is greatly known for theSalem Salem Witch trials of 1692, in which numerous townspeople were on trial and hung for suspected witchcraft. Because of this eerie and historic event, Salem is particularly popular during the Halloween season.

Here are a few reasons to check out Salem during the month of October:

Shops: There are a lot of small shops in the city center, most of which are themed for the spirit of Salem. It is especially fun to check out these small shops during this time of year but be mindful of store hours. Shops like Enchanted, Hex: Old World Witchery and the Scarlet Letter Press & Gallery are just a few to check out. 

Bars & Restaurants: Like Boston, there are some bars and restaurants in Salem that go all out for Halloween with decorations, costume contests and festive music! Not only is this a fun destination to go to but might serve as a nice break in between walking. In addition to the bars and restaurants, there will be a food court from October 12th to the 31st for those who want to grab something and go! 

Tours: There are multiple ghost and historical tours going on now in Salem! Some of them are 21+ but most are great for all ages! 

Events: From celebrity appearances to trick or treating to arts and crafts, this place has all the makings of an awesome night! Celebrity appearances include Heather Langenkamp from Nightmare on Elm's Street and Tony Moran, better known as Michael Myers from Halloween. Most events will be going on throughout the month. For a full list of events and dates, click here

For further information on Salem's culture and events, please check out Salem.com and HauntedHappenings.org

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Revere Beach's Sand Sculpting Festival is Back!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Jul 13, 2013

stogSince 2004, the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival attracted famous sculptors from all over the world and hundreds of spectators. This year’s tournament will take place from Friday July 19th to Sunday July 21st 2013. Alongside the competition, there will be food trucks, live entertainment, exhibit booths and children's sand sculpting lessons! 

The event starts at 10:00am on Friday with the closing ceremony at 6:00pm on Sunday. On Saturday, the award ceremony will be held at 6:00pm with fireworks at 9:00pm! 

The event will be near the bandstand on Revere Beach Boulevard (between Beach Street and Shirley Avenue). The closest MBTA stop is Revere Beach Station on the Blue Line, which is located only one block away from the festival. Free parking is available along Ocean Avenue and Revere Beach Boulevard (review signs for time limits), as well as parking lots (fee) near Wonderland MBTA Station.

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Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Jun 17, 2013

bbqbeachThe greatest Boston beach BBQ is happening this weekend! June 21st-23rd is the Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party is back in at City Hall Plaza!

Come for the fun, fantastic BBQ and beer! The best barbequers from all over the world come here to celebrate their amazing skills for a limited time! Tickets are $5 online and $10 at the door. The tickets do not include food and beverages so come prepared!

Along with this mouthwatering food will be awesome music, entertainment and a beach bar where you can chill with your feet in the sand, right in government center! There will even be a Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest and a red rib cook off!

If you haven't done the Phantom Gourmet BBQ, you are definitely missing out, get your tickets while they last and enjoy the best ribs and brisket you ever had right in Boston. 

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Family Fest at the Boston Children's Museum

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Apr 01, 2013

describe the image"Boston Children’s Museum turns 100 this year and kicks off an action-packed season of centennial celebrations with a Family Fest event on Saturday, April 6th. This unique event is a first for the Museum and will not only provide unforgettable family fun, but also showcase family learning.

Family Fest Co-sponsor, WGBH, will bring their popular characters Curious George, Arthur, Peep, and Buster; award winning celebrity chefs Ming Tsai and Joanne Chang will demonstrate their culinary expertise – and everyone will get to taste; moms and dads can explore parenting concepts with Rick Weissbourd, acclaimed author of The Parents We Mean To Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development; and technology and learning with WGBH Digital Producer, Jillian Orr, while their little ones play next door watched by certified care specialists.

In addition to all-day special programming such as world music, drum circles, youth orchestras, and KidStage productions, each and every exhibit in the Museum will offer special programming focused on learning together as a family, and having fun doing it. Many of the researchers who conduct projects at the Museum throughout the year will also be on hand to talk about their research with parents. The popular Art Studio will be transformed into a magical Paper World. Don’t miss this day long event! 

All activities are covered by general Museum admission. Check the calendar for event times." 


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