365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

Enjoy fine art and wine at the MFA's First Friday event!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Jun 14, 2013

fineartThe Museum of Fine Arts has a First Friday event the first Friday of every month. From 6:00pm-9:30pm grab your friends and celebrate fine art and music. This event is a wonderful way to relax and mingle on a Friday after work!

There is a cash bar that has signature cocktails and tapas available for purchase.

On July 5th and August 2nd, DJ Denise LaCarubba will be spinning. Next month, she will be playing 60s Dance Party music, in tribute to the new Hippie Chic exhibit! 

This event is open to visitors 21+. Valid ID with proof of age required for entry.

"Advance tickets are now available! Order yours now to secure your spot at our monthly weekend kickoff. Advance tickets are strongly suggested as the event can sell out. Members may order free tickets by clicking on the ticket link and logging in or signing up, and non-members may purchase tickets that include general Museum admission. Tickets may also be available in person on the day of the event, first come, first served."

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#426 Duck Tours

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, Jun 28, 2011

ducktoursI don't know why we haven't posted this yet, but yeah...duck tours! I know it seems like a really touristy thing to do, but they are actually quite a lot of fun. And the drivers have a great sense of humor. If you want to learn some quick fun facts about Boston, I highly recommend the Boston Duck Tours!!

Where:The Museum of Science
Physical Address - 1 Science Park & The Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay
Physical Address - 53 Huntington Ave

When: Tours begin at 9:00am throughout the week.
Price: Between $10 and $32, depending on your age.

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#385 Travel the Freedom Trail

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, May 18, 2011

So it's kind of funny, that being we are a Things to do in Boston site, and we have never posted the Freedom Trail....WHHHAAAT?! I know! Shame on us!

So here it is:

Visitors to Boston, school children, teachers, historians, history buffs, citizens, and friends, welcome to the Freedom Trail. There is no other place in the United States where you can take in the rich history of America’s Revolution — the events that led up to the historic break from Britain and the brave people who shaped our national government.

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, every one an authentic American treasure. Preserved and dedicated by the citizens of Boston in 1958, when the wrecking ball threatened, the Freedom Trail today is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond.

Take a virtual trip to the Freedom Trail here on this site, then plan your visit to see the real thing. It’s fun, it’s entertaining, it’s really interesting — it’s American Revolutionary history but not the same old story....

 

Visit their site for more information on guided tours...or just follow the red brick in the middle of the sidewalk...be caustious when crossing the street folks!

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#352 Taste of the Nation

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Apr 14, 2011

sos2If you're planning on going out tonight for drink and food, may we suggest heading the Hynes Convention Center and attending the Taste of the Nation?

Boston's finest chefs & restaurants will participate in Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, including Andy Husbands of Tremont 647 and the last season of Hells Kitchen, Jody Adams of Rialto, and Richard Garcia, the new executive chef at 606 Congress at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Area charities benefiting include The Greater Boston Food Bank; Food for Free Committee; Cooking Matters, formerly known as Operation Frontline–Massachusetts; and Project Bread/The Walk for Hunger.

Tickets are $90 if you purchase ahead of time, and $100 at the door.

Where: Hynes Convention Center | 900 Boylston S
When: Tonight starting at 6:30pm to 9pm
To get more information and tickets please click here.

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#329 Tuesday Trivia Night

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, Mar 22, 2011

sweetwater Check out Sweetwater Tavern and their awesome Trivia night!

You might be smart, but do you have random facts of knowledge that could win you $100 cash? Sweetwater Tavern holds Boston's most rewarding trivia night every Tuesday starting at 9pm. $100 cash prize goes to the winners and a round of drinks for the runners up. Come hungry because we will be serving food for half price. Come early to grab a table!

Where: Sweetwater Tavern | 3 Boylston Pl
When: Tuesday night, tonight starting at 9pm, but get there early to nab a seat!
Price: Free

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#226 MFA Nights at the Museum

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Dec 08, 2010

MFA galleryBeen hankering to go and see the new gallery at the MFA? Tonight is your chance to do it for FREE!
Compliments of State Street, enjoy free access to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, every Wednesday night in December from 4–9:45 pm.
Yes, you read that right! :)

Free-no Cost for admission. Go check out the new wing which is exhibiting 

Art of the Americas Wing Now Open

November 20, 2010 - December 31, 2011
Art of the Americas Wing

The centerpiece of the MFA’s historic expansion is a spectacular new wing for the Art of the Americas collection, which will double the number of objects from the collection on view, including several large-scale masterpieces not displayed for decades.

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#219 The 3rd Annual Boston Handmade Downtown Holiday Gallery

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Dec 01, 2010

FourExhibitorsMake 2010 the season of handmade with gifts created by more than 20 local artists, artisans, & craftspeople
at 505 Washington Street, in the heart of Downtown Crossing Boston, between West and Temple.

There looks like there is some pretty cool stuff.
November 26 through December 24, 2010
Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 7pm
Website:
http://bostonhandmade.org/Downtown2010.htm

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#160 Boston PAL Grand Prix (2nd Annual-Saturday Oct.9)

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sun, Oct 03, 2010

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For 4 hours, you can roar through the streets of Boston and help improve the lives of kids 

This event takes place Saturday October 9 at noon, but I wanted to give you plenty of time to register in case you want to get some racing action in!! YEAH!

The second ever Boston PAL Grand Prix will be an adrenaline pumping thrill-a-minute kart race that brings Boston business together to support the Boston Police Athletic League. Whether you are a driver, sponsor, contributor, volunteer or spectator, everyone is part of the action.

Twenty teams of six drivers will roar through the Cambridge Street area and by city hall plaza in a fast-paced, action packed, 4-hour endurance race. With every team making pit stops for fuel, and changing drivers, just a fraction of a second could mean the difference between leading and winning or being one of the "rest of the pack". Avoiding time-consuming penalties is a key strategy.

After the 4-hour race, the top 6 teams will drive in a thrilling 30-minute final for the title. Trophies will be awarded to the winners - together with the triumph of a podium finish.

REGISTER NOW: MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE
To get more information on this please click here.

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#158 Octoberfest!!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Fri, Oct 01, 2010

harpoonHarpoon Octoberfest
October 1-2

Grab the Leiderhosen and steins and get busy and polka! YEAH!!!! Celebrate the fall season Harpoon-style with fresh Harpoon and UFO beers, Harpoon Cider, bratwurst and other great food!!

Admission is $20 per person, includes one drink ticket and souvy cup! Get more information here....

http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/index.cfm/pid/28569/page/Octoberfest-Boston

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#140 Boston Film Festival

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, Sep 14, 2010

2010Poster smThere seem to be a pluthera of festivals occuring now and in the near future. Hmmmm...well if you like film check out Boston's Film Festival. The poster is pretty cool too!!

Tickets Are Now On Sale
Tickets for all of the films to be featured at the 26th Boston Film Festival are on sale now through TicketLeap. Click here to purchase your tickets.

The festival starts September 17 and goes until Septebmer 23, 2010.

To get the full schedule and other information click here.

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