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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#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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#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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#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

clam chowder
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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#429 MFA Summer Fridays Kicks Off!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Jun 30, 2011

mfa PARTYEvery Friday in July and August, join us in the Calderwood Courtyard (rain location Koch Gallery 250) for live music and a cash bar featuring signature cocktails for visitors 21 and older.

MFA Summer Fridays Musical Lineup:

July 1 - Grooversity Brazilian Trio
July 8 - Four Piece Suit
July 15 - Conscious Reggae Band
July 22 - DJ Deja
July 29 - Seth Connelly and Friends
August 5 - Los Three Latin Trio
August 12 - Grupo Fantasia
August 19 - Steel Rhythm
August 26 - DJ Deja

Free with admission to the museum.

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#427 Harbor Fest Begins

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Jun 29, 2011

harborfestThe opening ceremony kicks off Boston Harborfest 2011, "a six-day long Fourth of July Festival that showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of the cradle of the American Revolution: the historic City of Boston.

The award-winning festival strives to honor and remember the past, celebrate the present, and educate the future with reenactments, concerts, historical tours and much, much more. Over 200 Daily Events during the Festival are concentrated in Boston's historic downtown and waterfront districts, with sponsored Main Events on Boston's City Hall Plaza.

Over the years, Harborfest has grown from a local event to a national celebration. In 1982 there were 35 activities over the course of three days. Now in its 30th year, Harborfest is considered to be the largest patriotic celebration in the nation with visitors enjoying more than 200 activities during the Festival."

Where: All events take place on City Hall Plaza, with exception for opening ceremonies, which take place at Faneuil Hall
When: June 29 to July 3rd
Price: Mainly Free - I'm sure a few things will cost an arm and a leg.
Some activities have a fee, but most of the events (main and daily) are free!

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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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