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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#510 Live Music at The Landsdowne

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Sep 22, 2011

greenlineinboundy What are you doing this fine Thursday evening? Run over to The Landsdowne and listen to Green Line Inbound. (Great name, I must say). Good food, good drinks, and great music.  Starts at 9pm.

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#508 Boston Center for Adult Education

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, Sep 20, 2011

BCAEWant to meet some new people? Brush up on some photography skills? Learn how to cook? Have you checked out Boston Center for Adult Education?!

The Boston Center for Adult Education is the oldest nonprofit adult education center in New England. Founded in 1933, it quickly established itself as a cultural stomping ground where individuals could learn, discuss, create, and enjoy themselves.

Classes are ever going. And there are some interesting classes, let me tell you! Check the class schedules out here. Something think about with winter looming in the distance.

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#407 Mega Blues Double Bill

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Jun 09, 2011

regattabarWhat says 94 degrees more than getting your blues on?! Yeah that's right. 94 flipping degrees. M.E.H.

Head to The Charles Hotel: Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA for some good old blues to beat this damn heat. 

When Louisiana Red performs, the songs are launching pads for the original Delta Blues artists. Louisiana Red has played with just about every major bluesman, including B.B.King and Muddy Waters.
Then there is Sugar Ray Norcia, singer and harpman whose career kicked into high gear in 1979 when he formed the original Sugar Ray & the Bluetones. Today Norcia’s élan and robust tone makes his voice one of the most distinctive, well-defined and recognizable instruments in modern blues.

Where:The Charles Hotel: Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA
When: Thursday night at 7:30pm
Price: $22

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#395 Mass Art Made

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sat, May 28, 2011

Interior12Discover Mass Art Made today!
Showcasing work from a handpicked group of more than 50 students, alumni, faculty, and staff of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MassArt Made is the state’s first and only college-affiliated retail boutique meant for selling work directly to the public. You'll think you’ve wandered into some upscale gallery or gift shop, but the prices are a steal. Products on offer include not only unique, handmade items by those aforementioned students, but also tastefully selected funky commercially produced stuff. The best part? Ten percent of the profits go toward scholarships. It's pretty nifty idea if you ask me! I wish I had this when I was in art school!

Where: 625 Huntington Ave. at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design
When: 

Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.


Price: Depending on what you would like to spend. To view = free.

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#391 Chefs' Roundtable

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, May 24, 2011

chefsroundtableHead to the Boston Public Library (700 Boylston St) for Chefs' Roundtable.

The Boston Public Library welcomes three enormously talented chefs – Jody Adams, Barbara Lynch, and Lydia Shire – for a roundtable discussion moderated by former Boston Globe dining critic Alison Arnett. These culinary experts will explore the evolution of their extraordinary careers, the launching of their groundbreaking restaurants, and the transformation of Boston dining scene. Moderator Alison Arnett is a restaurant and food consultant, freelance writer, and editor. She served as the Boston Globe's restaurant critic and chief food writer for fifteen years.

Admission is Free! Starts at 6pm.

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#388 Cluster Truck at Rose Kennedy Greenway

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sat, May 21, 2011

greenwayfoodvendersDid you know that the Rose Kennedy Greenway has food vendors sprawled out along the way? If it's not to gross out today, go fill up on some fun food and take a nice stroll!

Here is a list of vendors. Or click here to see for yourself.

The 12 vendors who were selected for the 2011 were chosen based on the distinctiveness of their 
offerings, the quality of their product, and their prices. From South to North they include: 
 
BBQ Smith – new! – Food Truck – Chinatown Park (near Beach Street and Surface Road) – Healthy, 
flavorful American BBQ for people on the go, from a husband and wife team who met in culinary school. 
 
Clover Food Lab – Food Truck – Dewey Square Park (across from South Station) – This popular food 
truck, which recycles cooking oil to help power the truck, offers a wide variety of local, seasonal, and 
delicious vegetarian food. Clover has been named one of the 10 best lunch trucks in the U.S. by the Wall 
Street Journal.  
 
DosaMobile – new! – Food Truck – Dewey Square Park (across from South Station) – The fun, fresh, and 
lighter side of Indian “street food” will be served from an eco‐friendly truck (solar panels, compostable 
containers), by the owner of eight local restaurants.

 

Lefty’s Silver Cart – new! – Trailer – Dewey Square Park (between Congress Street and Atlantic Avenue) 
– Named for its two left‐handed owners, Lefty’s will offer sandwiches and soups with ingredients from 
local farms and bicycled‐powered smoothies. They will also loan out red‐checkered picnic blankets, to 
complete the outdoor dining experience. 
 
Equal Exchange Free Range Cafe – new! – Roaming Bike Cart (State Street to Pearl Street) – Will sell 
organic, locally roasted Fair Trade coffee. 
 
Silk Road BBQ – Mobile Kiosk – Rowes Wharf Plaza (High Street and Atlantic Avenue) – Charcoal‐ grilled 
global fusion BBQ, salads, and free hot tea. Silk Road BBQ will be appearing soon on the TV Food 
Network. 
 
Grilled Cheese Nation – new! – Food Truck – across from the Rings Fountain (Milk Street and Atlantic 
Avenue) – Will sell items like grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, and salads, using produce from 
local farms and suppliers.  
 
Cupcake Cart – new! – Food Cart – Rings Fountain (Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue) – Cupcakes baked 
and sold by a Greenway neighbor and restaurateur.  
 
Beantown Franks ‘n Spuds – Food Cart – Rings Fountain (Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue) – Enjoy 
summer favorites such as locally‐sourced hot dogs, sausages, and roasted rosemary potatoes from this 
solar‐powered cart.  
 
Going Bananas – Food Cart – at the Carousel (across from Quincy Market) – Going Bananas provides 
fresh fruit smoothies, Italian ice, and bottled drinks.   
 
Streatery – new! – Food Cart – at the Carousel (across from Quincy Market) – Global street food 
including sausages, Greek Souvlaki, and weekly specials.  
 
Boston Pushcart – Food Cart – North End Parks/Freedom Trail (Hanover Street and Surface Road) – 
Community favorite Joe Bono, owner of North End restaurants Al Dente and Benevento’s, will offer a 
classic pushcart menu including Italian sausages, Italian ices, and lemonade. 

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#387 Harpoon Fest

Posted by Tara Peterson on Fri, May 20, 2011

harpoonBEER resized 600That's right people, it's that time of the year again! Get your beer drinking festivities on at Harpoon Fest. (click the name to get specific details).
Friday May 20 and Saturday May 21.

HarpoonFest 2011: Save the Date!  Join us on May 20th and 21st as we kick off the summer here at the brewery at HarpoonFest.  Celebrate 25 years of Harpoon with good friends and great beer!   


What is HarpoonFest?

  • A celebration of the best of Summer – Fresh beer and live music
  • Boston’s Harpoon Brewery offers the ideal outdoor venue for celebrating summer
  • A wide selection of different styles of fresh beer from Harpoon and UFO
  • Delicious food sold by a variety of vendors
  • Come sit back, relax and enjoy the summer with friends at the Harpoon Brewery
  • Featuring popular Boston bands and DJs
  • Come run in the Harpoon 5-Miler on Sunday morning, May 22

When is HarpoonFest?

(Rain or Shine)

PLEASE NOTE: NEW WEEKEND IN 2011

2011 DATES HOURS DOORS CLOSE
Friday, 5/20 5:30 - 11:00 pm at 9:30 pm
Saturday, 5/21 2:00 - 9:00 pm at 7:30 pm
all times are subject to change

 

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#386 Susurrus

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, May 19, 2011

event main susurrusSo Susurrus does not officially start until tomorrow, but hey, I thought I would give you heads up!

Susurrus is a play without actors and without a stage. It is part radio play, part recital, part lesson in bird dissection, and part stroll in the park. Audiences follow a map around Boston's Public Garden as they listen to the piece on headphones; the different elements form a “perfect melding of location and text to create a theater experience in which there are no actors and only one member in the audience: you.” (The Guardian)

Get more information here. They are even providing umbrella's because it rains in Boston. I know..news flash.

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#365 Top Ten Boston Picks

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Apr 27, 2011

Birthday Cake imageWe are officially a year old today!! It's our 365th day...we can't believe it's been a year. We thought, why not make a list of the top ten things to do in Boston that are a constant in Boston, that makes Boston...well Boston. If you have suggestions, or would like to add, leave a comment!! We always appreciate the love!

10. Brewery's
Samuel Adams Brewery
Tours and tastings occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m., Fridays from noon to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., starting every half hour. Located at 30 Germania Street in Jamaica Plain.
Harpoon Brewery
Monday thru Friday tastings at 4PM. Wednesday thru Friday offers a 2pm tour as well. Saturday starting at 11:30AM to 5PM (starting every half hour), Sunday starting at 12pm to 3pm (starting every half hour).  Located at 306 Northern Ave in the Seaport District.

9. Public Library
From the history and architecture of the actual library, to the many events and programs going on, you'll never be bored. For real!

8. View Boston from above at the Prudential Skywalk
Get the best views of Boston from the Prudential Skywalk

7. Swan Boots
For over 130 years, the Swan Boats have been a part of the Boston experience. As a welcome sign of Spring, they grace the waters of the Boston Public Garden, the first botanical garden in the United States. Famed in the stories Make Way for Ducklings and The Trumpet of the Swan, the Swan Boats are the only boats of their kind in the world.

To the delight of the young and old for over 130 years, the Swan Boat tradition has been preserved by the Paget Family to provide our residents and visitors with a unique Boston memory to endure for generations.

6. SOWA Market - Holiday and all

Open Sundays. May 1st through October 30th. 10AM-4pm. 460 Harrison Ave, Boston MA.
The SoWa Open Market ® offers a shopping experience like no other in Boston. With an ever-changing group of artisans, a hip location and the chance to feel the sun on your face while you browse, it’s a trip worth making. The market offers the opportunity to meet the artists, vendors and farmers behind the work. Every week offers shoppers something different and unique – you won’t want to miss it!

5. Frog Pond Come Shine or Come Snow

The Boston Common Frog Pond is managed through a public-private partnership between the Skating Club of Boston, the Boston Parks Department and the City of Boston. From wading in water in Boston's heat to ice skating in the winter.
For general information about the Frog Pond – including hours of operation, skating lessons and reservations – we encourage you to browse this website.

4. Tour Boston on Bicycle

To get more information check out their site: Walk'n Mass
Where: Marino Recreation Center |369 Huntington Ave
When:Thursday, Apr 21 7:00a to 6:00p

3. Aquarium & Science Museum
If you're looking to relax watching the fish or want to learn something AWESOME. These two attractions never bore. Even the IMAX has something going on that is guaranteed to please.

2.  The BeeHive
We figured since the Beehive has the most mentions on our site, we should suggest them. With a great atmosphere, food and music, the Beehive should be made a "must" on any Bostonian's list.

1. Duck Tours

You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. Tour throughout Boston in these vehicles, well constantly quacking and learning about Boston. It's a guaranteed good time, and is a constant in Boston. You know Spring is here when the Duck Tours start up again.

We hope you've enjoyed 365 so far. There is much much more to come. If you have event suggestions, please share!! It's all about community here!!

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