365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

#575 Macy's Christmas Windows

Posted by Tara Peterson on Mon, Nov 28, 2011

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So, after reading this little blurb, "In the early 1870s, Macy's was the first department store to feature Christmas windows," we finally have someone to possibly blame on holiday festivities starting earlier each year. Regardless or not, I'm still a sucker for it. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. If you're with me, head over to Macy's tonight at 5pm (near downtown crossing at 450 Washington St.) to check out their very COOL window displays!

This year's Macy's Christmas Windows theme is "Make-A-Wish" with ornaments inspired by celebrity designers. (You can read more about it here. Or visit Macy's website).

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#519 HONK! Festival

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sat, Oct 01, 2011

greg.cook The sixth annual HONK! Festival brings together more than 30 activist street bands from all over the United States for loud outdoor concerts in Davis Square, spilling over into Harvard Square and surrounding neighborhoods, and for the first time ever splashing out into the Boston Harbor, with calls to wage peace, harmony, and plain-old fun.

 Individual musicians not connected to any particular HONK! band are invited to participate on Sunday, October 2, in the impromptu “community band,” part of the gigantic HONK! Parade to Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet.

Saturday, October 1, from noon to 9 p.m., 
HONK! Davis Square, with 30 activist street bands, from near and far, will performing outdoors for free. An opening ceremony will be held at noon in 7 Hills Park, with music following, performed throughout Davis Square, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

It's also happening on Sunday October 2.

Check out their website for a whole lot more information. Who doesn't like loud bands?!!

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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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#499 (ähts) The 9th Annual Boston Arts Festival

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sun, Sep 11, 2011

dancedance(ähts) The 9th Annual Boston Arts Festival features the best of the Boston arts scene - both visual and performance. There are over 60 visual artists exhibiting and selling their original work and a performance program that will showcase over a dozen of Boston's best performing arts groups and performers, including Opera Boston, Makanda Project, the Orfeo Group, Sam Cornish and Miss Fairchild.

Where: Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
When: Sunday, Sep 11 12:00p to 6:00p
Price: Free

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#498 Roller Derby!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sat, Sep 10, 2011

rollerderbyYEAH! Get your roller derby fix on tonight!
Come join the Boston Derby Dames for the final game of the 2011 season!  If you have never seen roller derby in-person then it's never too late to start.  Doors open at 4:00pm and game begins at 5:00pm.  Double-header, how can you beat that?!  Make some friends, learn the game and enjoy the colorful banter of our announcers.  Don't be surprised if you lose your voice from all the excitement! Click here to get tickets or find out more information.

Bout #1: Cosmonaughties vs Maine (Expo Bout)
Bout #2: Nutcrackers vs Wicked Pissahs (Championship)

Where: Aleppo Shriners Auditorium | 99 Fordham Rd, Wilmington, MA
When: Saturday, September 10, 2011 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Price: $12.00 - $25.00

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#495 Civil War Photos

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Sep 07, 2011

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Photo by Brady: the Civil War through the Lens of Mathew Brady

Get out of the rain today and go check out the Civil War Exhibt at the Boston Public Library.

Photography was still in its infancy and Mathew Brady was a young photographer when the Civil War broke out. The first battle of the war, the Battle of Bull Run, galvanized Brady to document the war through his camera lens. After receiving permission from President Abraham Lincoln, Brady hired 35 teams of photographers to follow the Union troops and document the battles and the bloody aftermaths. Brady and his colleagues took thousands of photographs chronicling these ferocious conflicts with sorrowful scenes of corpse-strewn battlefields. Much of what we know about the Civil War comes from the pictorial archive that resulted from these photographs, all stamped “Photo by Brady.” The exhibition draws from the collection of about 375 Civil War photographs taken by Mathew Brady, his colleague Alexander Gardner, and others from the Brady studio. These are part of the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment Collection that is the core of a large and important collection on the Civil War housed in the Boston Public Library’s Rare Books Department.

The exhibition area is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and closed Saturday and Sunday.

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#433 FIREWORKS as far as the EYE can see!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Mon, Jul 04, 2011

fireworksHappy 4th of the July Boston! As you all know you can head to the Hatch to listen to the BSO and watch fireworks, or find a friend who has a roof deck and enjoy the monday evening with some good old fireworks!

The Hatch information is:
Boston Pops Orchestra Independence Day Concert
Special Guest Performer: Michael Chiklis
Wrist Bands Available at 9:00 am

Fireworks at 10:30 pm

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#432 Chowder Fest

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sun, Jul 03, 2011

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CHOWDER!!!! Unlimited samples of chowder. Vote on a winner or something, but let me repeat...

Unlimited samples of chowder.

Participating restaurants announced soon. Part of Harborfest - $12 Adults, $8 Kids

See ya there! Get more information right here.
Where: Boston City Hall | 1 City Hall Plz
When: Sunday, July 3 at 10am
Price: $8-$12

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#430 The Boston Handmade Marketplace

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sat, Jul 02, 2011

market freemadeThe Boston Handmade Marketplace is an outdoor art & craft show featuring New England artists & members of the nonprofit arts organization Boston Handmade. This exhibition promotes local independent businesses & individuals creating one-of-a-kind & limited edition handmade art. Artists, artisans, and craftspeople will be showing & selling handmade jewelry, ceramics, textile art, handspun yarn, paper goods, hand blown glass, & more in Union Square Somerville, Saturday, July 30, 2011, 3-7pm, with a rain date of Sunday, July 31. In addition to the exhibitors at the 2011 Boston Handmade Marketplace there will be live performances by local musicians, One Happy Island, and the Weisstronauts, along with craft demonstrations throughout the day featuring the Common Cod Fiber Guild and The Stitch House.

Where: Union Square Somerville (70 Union Sq)
When: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 3-7pm
Price: Free

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