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5 Things to do this St. Patrick's Day

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Here are a few ideas from Boston.com for St. Patrick's Day 2016 in Boston:

1. St. Paddy’s Day Comedy Show

Limelight Studios near the Theater District hosts an evening of St. Patrick’s Day comedy featuring headliner Will Noonan who has appeared at The Oddball Comedy Festival, on NPR’s This American Life, and much more. (Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Limelight Stage and Studios; $5; 18+)

 

2. St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration at Assembly Row

Starting on St. Patrick’s Day, the family-friendly shopping experience at Assembly Row in Somerville will turn into one big raffle experience—patrons will each have five different ways to earn tickets. Erin’s Guild will also perform an Irish music set at American Fresh Brewhouse on Friday. (Thursday, March 17 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, March 20 at 11 p.m.; Assembly Row; free; all ages)

 

3. Green Briar St. Patrick’s Day Party

Charles River Rugby is hosting its fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day party, complete with live music, cheap beers, a photo booth, and much more. Suggested donations will help benefit the local men’s and women’s rugby teams. (Saturday, March 19 at 12 p.m.; The Green Briar; $10 suggested donation; 21+)

 

4. St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a chance to honor our veterans, wear some green, and show your Irish pride. The march will feature floats from various community groups and plenty of bagpipes. (Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m.; South Boston; free, donations accepted here; all ages)

 

5. Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill

Emmet Cahill was once one of the many voices behind famed touring act Celtic Thunder. Now, in time for Ireland’s biggest holiday, the tenor is coming to Irish Social Club in West Roxbury to hit a few notes. (Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m.; Irish Social Club of Boston; $30; all ages)

 

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Coppersmith Cafe Grand Opening Day

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Sun, Jan 31, 2016

"Come check out South Boston's newest cafe and expansive third space, Coppersmith Cafe on its opening day! Located just inside the restaurant’s Bolton Street entrance, the cafe will be open daily from 7am to 3pm, serving neighborhood locals as well as those commuting to and from South Boston, Fort Point and the Seaport District.

With the launch of Coppersmith Cafe, the rustic industrial venue is opening its doors to the local residential and business communities by offering over 10,000 sq. feet of space (between indoor and outdoor areas) for a truly unique third space experience. In addition to the more intimate seating within the 1,000-sq. foot window-walled cafe overlooking Bolton and A Streets, the venue will accommodate cafe customers throughout its bar and dining areas as well as the seasonal outdoor patio and roof deck. This expansive third space is also ideal for local residents and professionals looking for somewhere to host working breakfast and lunch meetings; mommy & me meet-ups; and various other community-centric activities throughout the day. Guests throughout the venue will be able to take advantage of free high-speed 100MB WiFi.

The Coppersmith Cafe menu features hot and cold George Howell Coffee based beverages, a selection of J’enwey Tea Co. whole leaf teas, juices and sodas, as well as house-made pastries, snacks, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Signature pastries include a Banana Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffin; PB & J Scone; Salted Valrhona Chocolate Chip Cookies; the Mocha Espresso Marshmallow; a Caramelized Coconut Krispy and a Bacon Pecan Sticky Bun. Savory items include the Crunchy Winter Salad (quinoa, edamame, fennel, tomato, cauliflower, carrot, radish and Green Goddess dressing); Apple Orchard Salad (apples, pears, pepitas, gorgonzola, balsamic); Soba Noodles (carrot, daikon, edamame, sesame-ginger vinaigrette); the Breakfast Sandwich (egg + VT cheddar on a stone and skillet English muffin); Caprese on Baguette (tomato, mozzarella, basil pesto); and Roast Turkey on Sourdough (lettuce, tomato, bacon, cheddar, cranberry chutney); and a Kids PB&J. Sides, snacks and grab and go goodies also offered. A catering menu for groups of all sizes is also available for on and off-site 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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D Street Dance Party at The Lawn on D

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Jul 30, 2015

This Friday: Latin Mix meets Top 40 with the one and only DJ Roy Barboza of HOT 96.9 FM! We will also feature MetaMovements dancers and party starters, a music corner, live performances, line dances and free dance lessons.

About Lawn on D: "A first-of-its-kind outdoor interactive space in Boston, The Lawn on D is a 2.7-acre outdoor experimental event landscape designed to draw audiences from across the city and bring a renewed vitality to the neighborhood through inspired, high-caliber programming and events. This innovative private and public space is designed to activate and engage the community, foster creativity and test opportunities for integrating the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) into the urban fabric with arts, music, games, food & beverage and other community-driven programming. The Lawn on D will be open for about 18 months beginning in August with seasonally changing programming."

 

 

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5 Boston Parks You Need to Check Out

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Jul 15, 2015

"According to ParkScore 2015, Boston has one of the best park systems in the whole country, ranking eighth out of 75 cities thanks to factors like "people per acre" (131) and "proximity" (95% of us live less than a 10-minute walk to a park)."

Here are 5, provided by Thrillist:

1.  Larz Anderson Park | Brookline

"In 1948, socialite heiress Isabel Weld Perkins bequeathed her 17th-century estate to Brookline, including the family’s collection of vintage vehicles now on display in the carriage house. The picturesque 64 acres feature barbecue areas, athletic fields, an ice rink, Putterham School (ca. 1768), the Top of the Hill, and the pondside Temple of Love (based on the one at Versailles, NOT the Sisters of Mercy song). They also put on a bunch of car shows year-round, like British Car Day and Swedish Car Day and German Car Day... you get the idea. Lot of cars."

2.  Franklin Park | Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury

"Boston’s biggest park is SO ginormous that it spans three neighborhoods: Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury. And it needs all 500+ acres to contain a zoo, the second-oldest public golf course in the US, tennis courts, baseball fields, lacrosse & soccer fields, playgrounds, cross-country courses, walking/biking trails, the playhouse, Ellicott Arch, Scarboro Pond, and Long Crouch Woods... wheeeeeeeew. Designed as a “country park” by Frederick Law Olmsted, Franklin Park is the largest and last component of the original Emerald Necklace."

3. Christopher Columbus Park | North End

"Opened on the bicentennial, CCP was Boston’s first waterfront park, and it’s now part of the ever-growing “way better than it was” Harbor Walk. The compact 4.5 acres are loaded with everything from a playground, rose garden, and statue of Chris C himself, to a spray fountain, the Beirut Memorial, and the wisteria-covered trellis that’s lit during the holiday season. However, this harbor-side urban oasis is best for chilling, picnicking, more chilling, and people-watching during the summer. Or for hitting one of the many festivals,summer movie nights, and art shows."

4. Rose Kennedy Greenway | Waterfront

"The Rose Kennedy Greenway is the amalgam of multiple parks sprouting from the much-maligned Big Dig project. You remember, the one that cost American taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars. Opened in 2008, it replaced the JFK Expressway (ironic) with huge lawns, fountains, gardens, rotating/permanent art, and that bitchin’ carousel. And she’s not just a pretty face, either. There’s the daily food truck rally in Dewey Square, the Saturday open market, farmers' markets four days a week, a concert series, yoga classes, and 300+ events (e.g. FIGMENT) every year. Major bonus: free Wi-Fi... enabling you to ditch the office and work outside."

5.  Castle Island | Southie

"No longer really an island, Castle Island joins Marine Park and City Point Park on the sandy three-mile loop around Pleasure Bay. The main attraction is the pre-Civil War-era Fort Independence (a pentagonal stone behemoth suitable for touring), but the panoramic harbor view is a close second. Outside the “castle,” sprawling lawns make for ideal picnicking, and the iconic Sullivan’s Castle Island has clam shack treats and burgers for your seaside feast. Bonus: pack your rod and reel and join the other anglers on the fishing pier."

Click here for more great parks.

 

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"Intrude" at The Lawn On D

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Jul 11, 2015

 

"As the latest temporary outdoor installation to be part of the D Street ArtLAB WonderLAND exhibit, Intrude features five giant illuminated white inflatable rabbits standing on The Lawn. The two story high glowing rabbits will take over the Lawn for several days, giving us the feeling of being very, very small! The accompanying light installation will evoke a sense of wonderment and imagery from childhood. 

Intrude was created in 2014 for Vivid Festival of Light in Sydney by artist Amanda Parer and has since traveled to festivals across the globe including stops in England, Belgium, Australia, France, Canada, Scotland, Denmark and Italy. "

>> Time: The Intrude exhibit will be up for all to experience during normal Lawn on D hours 

>> Eat & Drink: The D Street Grille, The Tent bar and rotating food trucks per the daily schedule

Click here for the full schedule of Intrude

 

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Berklee Summer in the City Concerts at the Lawn on D

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Jun 05, 2015

When:
Friday, Jun 05, 2015 12:00p - 
2:00p

Where:
The Lawn on D 
420 D St 
BostonMA 02210

Admission:
FREE

"Take a break from the office every Friday and enjoy games and music designed to send you back to work refreshed and recharged! Every Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Lawn on D, Berklee students will perform a variety of genres for you to enjoy while taking advantage of the colorful collection of public seating and lounge chairs, rotating art exhibitions, assorted games, and free Wi-Fi (schedule below).

In addition to the performances, lunch will be available for purchase from the Lawn on D’s featured food trucks."

 

Check out the full schedule here

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ICA First Fridays - LOL

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Apr 29, 2015

It's almost the first of the month again, which means First Fridays at the ICA!

"Art goes overtime on the first Friday of the month with guest DJs, live performance, gallery talks, specialty drinks, and more. The ICA’s Water Café will offer a small plates menu and full bar, including cocktails inspired by the museum’s current exhibitions. As always, admission to First Fridays is FREE for ICA members."

This Friday, May 1st, the theme is LOL - It's comedy night at the ICA!

Improv Asylum | 7 pm, 8 pm + 9 pm

2nd Floor
Live performance by the hilarious Boston theater group that offers both improv and sketch comedy shows!

Spotlight Talks | 6:30–8:30 pm
4th Floor
These mini gallery tours offer an insider’s perspective on works in the exhibitionWhen the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, available every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Last talk begins at 8:30; galleries close at 9:30 pm.

Music | 5-10 pm
1st Floor
Award winning and sought after East Coast DJ, Brek.One will be spinning eclectic tunes, from Kayne West to Chaka Khan to David Bowie, on the dance floor from 5 to 10 pm!

Mini Lounge | 5-10 pm
1st Floor
Exclusive bar for members, MINI Cooper owners, and Citizens Bank card holders! Redeem your drink ticket here for a complimentary tasting of a seasonal Harpoon brew, available while supplies last.

 

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The 13th Annual Taste of South Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Apr 11, 2015

This Sunday, April 12, head over to Southie to check out the 13th annual Taste of South Boston. Presented by the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation, you'll get to sample bites from 30 of South Boston's best dining establishments, enjoy live entertainment, and lots more!

"The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC) is excited to present our 13th Annual Taste of South Boston. With the continued explosion of new restaurants throughout South Boston, including the South Boston Waterfront, Fort Point Channel, and the traditional neighborhood, the Taste of South Boston has become one of the city's premier food events. 

The Taste of South Boston is a charity event. Proceeds from the event support our mission to provide affordable housing for working people, families, the elderly, and veterans in our community. This year, SBNDC has received $100,000 in Community Investment Tax Credits. You may be eligible to receive a 50% Community Investment Tax Credit for your contribution of $1,000 or more. "

To purchase your ticket, click here

 

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ICA First Fridays: Footloose

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Apr 01, 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, April 3rd is Footloose: "Professional dancers, a good DJ, infectious beats...JUST DANCE." 

 

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

These events are 21+

For more info on the ICA, click here

 

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