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Red Sox Home Opener

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Mon, Apr 11, 2016

red_sox.pngThe Red Sox open their 2016 home slate today, Monday, when the Baltimore Orioles visit Fenway Park! 

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TV: NESN

Radio: WEEI 93.7, WCCM 1110 AM

 

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Thu, Mar 17, 2016

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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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5 Things to do This Valentine's Day in Boston

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Valentines Day in Boston

Since Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, it's the perfect time to spend the whole day doing something extra special. Here are a few ideas:

1. Have a staycation in the city. Many hotels do special Valentine's packages. Find them by clicking here

2. Chinese New Year's Parade, Ice Skating & Dim Sum: "The big Chinese New Year Parade in Boston's Chinatown falls on Sunday, February 14 this year - so for a non-traditional Valentine's Day experience, watch the colorful Dragon Dances march up and down the streets. Then head to your favorite Chinatown restaurant for dim sum (or check out our suggestions). Mid-February weather is usually perfect for ice skating - so walk over to Boston Common (depending on where you go for dim sum, just a few blocks away at most) and take a spin on the ice. "

3. Go on a romantic dinner cruise. Gourmet dinner, champagne, & dancing on a boat is never a bad time. Click here to purchase tickets. 

4. Dine in the dark: "Boston’s first dark dining experience has all the makings of the most unique dining experience you’ll ever have.  You’ll dine in our famed Beacon Hill mansion; enjoy a four course dinner as well as inspiring music and a story that ties it all together. Part fine dining, part interactive theater, all fun. Dining in the Dark is a world-wide sensation." Click here to reserve your spot.

5. Stay in. Make dinner. Watch Netflix. 

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Boston Wine Expo

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Boston Wine Expo

"Discover an extraordinary world of great wine and food at the 25th Anniversary of the Boston Wine Expo. The 2016 Boston Wine Expo will be pouring more than 1,800 wines from over 200 wineries from around the world, as well as featuring amazing food from some of Boston’s best restaurants, making this anniversary year a feast for the senses. With their Silver Anniversary theme you’ll learn about what’s happened with wine over the last 25 years and more importantly what wine and food trends are emerging for the next 25 years!


Watch Boston’s best chefs cook on our two celebrity chef stages and learn about the world of wines. With great food and great wine it’s the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and with President’s Day falling on the Monday after the Expo you can extend your weekend an extra day!

For more details visit them online at www.WineExpoBoston.com"
 
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10 Places to Watch the Superbowl in Boston

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Fri, Feb 05, 2016

SuperbowlEven though the Pats didn't make it this year, celebrate the last football Sunday of the season by checking out one of these Boston favorites for Superbowl 50 this Sunday February 7th. 

1. Buff's Pub: "Buff's hasn't announced any Super Bowl specials, but if you want great wings, this is the place to go. The bar has eight televisions"

2. Canary Square : "Serving an all-you-can-eat buffet for $18, with pitchers of Yuengling ($12) and PBR ($10). The buffet menu includes taco salad, pork spare ribs, fried chicken tenders, a taco bar, cheeseburger sliders, and more. The festivities begin at 5 p.m., and cornhole will be set up."

3. Cask'n Flagon: "Right by Fenway, this sports bar has over 60 televisions, so you'll be able to see the game from any seat. The large menu includes barbecue, burgers, big salads, and lots more. For Sunday, there will be themed cocktails named after each team for $8.95 and special appetizers for $5 and under (spanakopita, Buffalo spring rolls, chicken cordon bleu bites, and tater tots)."

4. Cathedral Station: "Serving a pub menu beginning at 4 p.m. Prizes and giveaways every quarter."

5. Clerys: "For $25/person, get a guaranteed table for your group, two beers, and an appetizer sampler platter. There's also a wing-eating contest. 21+"

6. McGreevy's: "Featuring more than 20 televisions, McGreevy's generally offersgame day specials along with the full menu and bar. And confetti cannons."

7. Night Market: "Serving $.50 wings with purchase of an alcoholic beverage. Flavors include tebasaki, numb-numb, dry numb, fu sauce, rendang, coffee barbecue, and black pepper honey. Opens at 5 p.m."

8. Papagayo: "At any Papagayo location, arrive before kickoff, tell your server which team you think will win, purchase a beverage, and stay for the whole game. If you do all of these things, and your team wins, your food will be free. If your team loses, you'll get a free entree for your next visit. Reservations required."

9. Parlor Sports: "One of the coziest little sports bars in town, Parlor Sports is the place to go if you want to drink good beer and eat fun comfort food, from pepperoni rolls to pastrami sandwiches."

10. Sweet Cheeks: "Special menu items for February 7 include fried chicken and waffles; chipotle Buffalo monster wings; fried drumsticks; and a sandwich bar."

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Boston Talks Happy Hour: The Future of Food

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Sat, Jan 16, 2016

Happy Hour: The Future of Food

 

"The future of food is on the menu. The Improper Bostonian’s Managing Editor Matt Martinelli (@MattJMartinelli) gives us a taste of what’s to come in the local food scene and thought leader David Gracer (@TheDaveGuy) explains why the international entomophagy (bugs as food!) movement is in our not-so-distant future. Join Matt, David, and others for a look at the future of food.   

 

A Smarter Happy Hour

Grab your friends and join us for WGBH’s take on happy hour—inspiring conversation plus wine and local craft brews for $5 a glass. Hear from and connect with local experts in a variety of fields while enjoying the great company of your neighbors from Boston and beyond. Each event combines short speaking programs, drinks, and a chance for you to join the conversation."

 

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3 Staycation Locations in Boston

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Sat, Nov 21, 2015

Try out one of these 3 Air BnB's, compiled by Thrillist, and have a staycation in Boston: "Whether you’re putting up the parents, keeping friends off your futon, or just trying to escape your roommates for a night (seriously, is that too much to ask?!?), we scoured thousands of listings to find the most extravagant, historic, or downright sexy Airbnb rentals in Boston. (Note: prices may fluctuate based on seasonality/demand.)"

1." Beacon Hill
Price: $650/night
Bedrooms/Bath: 3.5/2
Mention historic Beacon Hill and you no doubt think elegant brownstones, cobblestone streets, brick sidewalks, and gas lamps. Also, mustachioed Brahmins holding bags and bags of old money. Updated in 2015, this four-story brownstone dates back over 100 years and actually has a post office on the first floor -- so, there’s no excuse for not sending grandma a postcard. There’s a newly-renovated kitchen, a pellet stove, and a foosball table if you’re hanging in. And if you’re not, the place is right on Charles St, one of Boston’s top boutique shopping spots. Just don’t leave before grabbing a beer at The Sevens."

2. "Fenway
Price: $1,000/night
Bedrooms/Bath: 4/3.5
A short walk to Fenway Park, this ultra-mod, 3,500sqft “urban oasis” was built in 2012 and sleeps 10 in four bedrooms. It also comes equipped with a chef’s kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, an entertainment space, and a large yard/outdoor grilling area for tailgating before the big game. High five."

3. "North End
Price: $600/night
Bedrooms/Bath: 2/2
Located in the heart of Boston’s Italian section of town (the North End), this newly-renovated, two-story spot may as well come with a pizzeria and pastry shop built into the living room; that’s how close you’ll be to all the action. And when you’re not stuffing your face with the city’s best cannoli, you can admire the unit’s exposed brick walls and gorgeous wooden beams."

 

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Best Halloween Parties in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Oct 28, 2015

 

halloweenHalloween is just a few days away and Boston has no shortage of fun costume parties, bar crawls, dancing and more. Here are a few ideas:

1. Boston Official Crawl-O-Ween Bar Crawl | Faneuil Hall

"The Crawl-O-Ween bar crawl requests ticket buyers come dressed in their best Halloween attire. The bars participating in the event are located within the Faneuil Hall area, making it a convenient night out accessible by public transportation. Your ticket (options listed above) gives you access to the participating venues, but your drink purchases are not included. However, most of these bars will offer drink specials for ticket holders. A starting location is to be decided. Wristbands and bar crawl maps will be handed out at registration. Check the website for updated information as the dates approach."

2. GEM Italian Kitchen, Nightclub And Lounge | Downtown

"Head to GEM if you’re looking for a wild party filled with some of Boston’s best. A DJ will be spinning a mix of the Top 40 and popular dance tracks that will undoubtedly fill the dance floor. Many people like going to GEM because of its upscale, chic decor. Having a ticket grants you entry for the night. Mixing great music, fabulous drinks and amazing costumes makes GEM a guaranteed good time. "

3. Nightmare On Boston Harbor | Seaport

"This indoor Halloween BOOze cruise will host 800 passengers as it takes to the waters of the Boston Harbor. Costumes are strongly encouraged, as guests take to the seas for a night of BOOzing and dancing. There will be eight DJs on board bringing the best music to get every sexy ghost, mummy and witch moving and grooving. The website does note that there will be a cash-only bar on board, so guests are asked to bring cash on the ship."

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3 Places to See Fall Foliage in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Oct 11, 2015

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"Boston's fall foliage blazes across the city from late September through October - and often well into November.

Although you can see lots of gorgeous leaves on New England fall foliage tours, you can also enjoy spectacular leaf color by touring around Boston on your own. Check out these spots to peep some local foliage...

 

 

#1: Boston's Public Garden

Located in the heart of the city next to Boston Common, the Public Garden puts on a spectacular display of color throughout the fall months.

The Public Garden contains many densely planted trees and shrubs. Each species changes color at a slightly different time, making a constantly shifting tapestry of autumnal tones.

If you're curious about what types of trees you're admiring, look for brass labels under the trees.

For even more stunning views, walk onto the footbridge across the Lagoon.

In the distance, you can see Mallard Island, of Make Way for Ducklings fame - that it on the left in the photo below. On warm days, you'll usually spot a few ducks sunning themselves on the ramp leading down to the water.

Insider tip: Many of the wide variety of ornamental trees growing in the Public Garden change color early - so splashes of autumn color can usually be see first here.

#2: The Esplanade

The tree-filled Boston Esplanade, the long linear park along the Charles River across from Beacon Hill and Back Bay, turns into a sea of gold and orange in October when Boston's fall foliage begins to reach its peak.

You can walk, jog, or bicycle along the river paths and enjoy the dancing water reflections of the many-hued leaves. Bring your camera and capture the perfect photos of the colorful fall leaves along the river.

#3: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, & Bay Village

Spend 10 minutes walking randomly through any of these elegant neighborhoods and treat your eyes to a panorama of colorful leaves and varied textures.

In Beacon Hill, the narrow lanes and alleys blaze with color from the street trees. Look closely, and you'll see glimpses of color from almost-hidden gardens. A particularly lovely walk is up Mount Vernon street to tree-filled Louisburg Square.

In Back Bay, Commonwealth Avenue - a magnificent statue-filled boulevard with a long park down the middle - is spectacular.

Start at the Public Garden, walk down Comm Ave all the way to Hereford Street, turn right and walk another block, and then turn right again and walk back on Marlborough Street. Magnolias, so magnificent when blooming in the spring, now make a swath of gold.

The Southwest Corridor Park provides a perfect starting point for leaf viewing in the South End. From Back Bay Station, cross Dartmouth Street to the park's entrance.

Walk as far as you want, enjoying the colorful gardens and trees. Then either come back the same way or detour through the neighborhood's small streets, enjoying how the crimsons and maroons of the Boston fall foliage harmonize with the red brick Victorians."

 

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