365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

Harvard Square’s 36th Annual Oktoberfest!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Oct 09, 2014

oktoberfest"The Harvard Square Business announces the 36th Annual Oktoberfest and legendary HONK! Parade on Sunday, October 12th, 2014.  Annually attended by over 200,000 people, Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest features food from all over the world, arts, crafts, vintage goods, sidewalk sales and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Oktoberfest in Harvard Square was started 1978 by the late Frank Cardullo, a Square mover and shaker and owner of the renowned Wursthaus, which served up traditional German food from 1917 until it closed in 1996.  The early festivals were in keeping with the old world customs.  Over the years, however, the festival has taken on a most discerningly Cambridge vibe to become an Oktoberfest unlike any other."

Some of the live music performers for this years Oktoberfest include Zac Mac Band, Jake Hill and Dirk Hamilton. There will also be a beer hall at the Beat Hotel for those that want to enjoy some beers and traditional German drinking songs! 

Please click here for more information on the 36th Annual Oktoberfest in Cambridge


Tags: honk festival, cambridge, harvard square, Oktoberfest

New England Americana Festival

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Sep 25, 2014

americana festival

The 5th Annual New England Americana Festival will be held this upcoming weekend, from Friday, September 26th to Saturday, September 27th ,in Harvard Square.

The New England American Festival is free and open to the public. The event will feature live music, family events, food and a beer garden! The festival will include performances from Time Gearan, Susan Cattaneo and many more! 

There will also be a opening & closing ceremony. Ticket for those events are only $15 each. 

"Cambridge, MA has been a breeding ground for and focal point of traditional American music for generations. The musicians, venues, and fans from and traveling through Cambridge over the years have paved a way of camaraderie, support, and yes, even a little love for all those who follow."

Please click here for more information on the New England Americana Festival! 


Tags: festival, cambridge, harvard

The HONK! Festival is Back!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Sep 21, 2014

honk festivalThe HONK! Festival is back! HONK! is a fantastic music festival that blends various forms of music, has really started to progress every passing year. 

"The 27 participants of this year's HONK! will be traveling from New Mexico, New Orleans, Paris and Moscow. The marching bands will also come from Somerville, Cambridge and Boston with messages of peace, unity and social revolution."

HONK! festivities will be held in Somerville, Cambridge & Boston from October 10th-12! Performances include acts from The Carnival Band, AfroBrazil and the Red Flame Hunters.

For more information on HONK!, please click here.




Tags: festival, somerville, Boston, cambridge

Harvard Sq Outdoor Parkour Classes

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Jul 01, 2014

parkourFascinated by Parkour? Check out the Harvard Square Outdoor Parkour Class on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm in Cambridge!

"This class is open to teens and adults (14+) of ALL abilities and fitness levels but special focus will be given to beginners wishing to learn the fundamentals of parkour, get a great workout, and have fun! 

Classes will include extensive and dynamic warm-up exercises, instruction in the basic movements of parkour, and a number of strengthening and conditioning exercises to ensure the long-term practice of the sport. "

For more information on the Harvard Square Parkour Classes, please click here


Tags: cambridge, fitness, harvard sq, parkour

Farmers Market at Kendall Square

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Jun 03, 2014

kendall square"Since 2007, Kendall Square Corporation has hosted its annual summer Farmers’ Market in the heart of Kendall Square. Through the dedication of our vendors and the support of the entire community, the Farmers Market @ Kendall Square is showing no signs of slowing down!

People worldwide are rediscovering the benefits of buying local food. Shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, fish and flowering plants from nearby farmers. Bring home some fresh bakes bread or other bakery items for dinner. Sample specialty sauces, sweet treats, and other food items from local producers. New items arrive weekly!"

The Kendall Square Farmers Market will be held in Cambridge on Thursdays from 11:00am-2:00pm during the summer. Vendors include Cookie Lady Treats, Lanni Orchards and Long Wind Farm. 

Please click here for further information on the Kendall Square Farmers Market.


Tags: cambridge, Kendall Square, farmers market

Check Out The Cambridge Antique Market

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Jun 02, 2014

cambridgeLove vintage? Then check out the Cambridge Antique Market near Lechmere Station. The market is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-6pm. 

"Be prepared to get lost for hours inside this giant warehouse. It’s five full floors of antique dealers, selling everything from housewares to books to lighting and more."

There are over 100 dealers displaying various goods and don't forget to check out the basement where there is large selection of furniture and bikes!

Please click here for more information on the Cambridge Antique Market. 


Tags: cambridge, antiques, lechmere, market

Pirate & Princess Party at CambridgeSide Galleria

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Apr 19, 2014

cambridgesideThe Cambridgeside Galleria & Disney Junior Live will be hosting a free Pirate & Princess Party on Wednesday, April 23rd from 1-3pm at CambridgeSide Galleria. 

Kids of all ages are encouraged to dress as their favorite pirate or princess and enjoy a fun afternoon with games, crafts, prizes and more! 

First 100 kids to check in will receive a FREE voucher to Disney Junior Live On Tour Pirate & Princess Adventure.

Please click here more information on this and other Cambridgeside Galleria events.


Tags: cambridge, Cambridgeside galleria, disney junior live, pirates and princess adventure

Hubway ReOpens in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Mar 30, 2014

hubwayReady for a bike ride around the Esplanade? Boston, Brookline and Somerville join Cambridge and open The Hubway, the city's bike sharing system, on Wednesday, April 2nd.

"The Hubway team has been hard at work deploying stations, and nearly 100 stations (out of 140) are expected to be operational by April 2nd, with most remaining stations to be rolled out in early April. Please note: stations along Boylston Street in Brookline and Boston will not be deployed until after the Boston Marathon."

Participants can sign up online for a Hubway Membership. There are monthly and annual memberships available. There is also an option for a one/two day rental for those who are visiting or just want to have some fun touring the city on the weekend. 

Interesting in finding out more? Check out TheHubway.com.  


Tags: hubway, bike, somerville, Boston, brookline, cambridge

Boston Underground Film Festival

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Mar 16, 2014

Brattle TheatreThe Boston Underground Film Festival will be held at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge from Sunday, March 16th to Tuesday, March 18th.

"The Boston Underground Film Festival was birthed from the filthy brain of founder David Kleiler way back in 1998. All wet and slippery straight from the mind-womb, the festival began life as an all-night film marathon run by Kleiler and longtime festival pal Dima Ballin. This informal event quickly grew into the first annual Boston Underground Film Festival held at the Revolving Museum in South Boston. Programmer Bernard Broginart described this first annual gathering as 'a wonderful hoax of a film festival.' We'd like to think that things have come a long way since then."

This years festival includes 'Yacht Rock', 'Doomsdays', and 'Sound + Vision'. For more information on the Boston Underground Film Festival and ticket availability, please go to BostonUnderground.com


Tags: Brattle Theatre, Boston Underground Film Festival, cambridge

Art + Social Justice: A benefit for YWCA Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Mar 10, 2014

DoffieOn Thursday, March 13th, the Elevating YW Network will be having an art sale to benefit the YWCA Boston called Art + Social Justice. The event will be held at Doffie's Studio in Cambridge from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Dorothy “Doffie” Arnold will have her beautiful collection of thousands of paintings and drawings up for sale.

"Eighty percent of each sale will go directly to YWCA Boston to support our programs to create a better Boston for everyone. Painting and drawings start at $100."

General admission to the event is free and you can register here. For more information on the Doffie paintings, please check out www.Doffie.com


Tags: Doffie, YWCA Boston, Elevating YW Network, cambridge