365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

Ice Cream Social on the Esplanade

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 3:00p - 4:00p

Charles River Bistro 
47 David Mugar Way 
BostonMA 02108

"The Charles River Bistro has something sweet for your whole family! Dig in to our ice cream sundae buffet every Friday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, throughout September! Create the perfect sundae with all the best toppings and start your weekend off right!"



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Tags: esplanade, 365 things to do in Boston, Ice Cream Social, Charles River Bistro

Boston Fireworks Moved to July 3rd!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Jul 02, 2014

boston fireworksThe Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular has been moved from Friday, July 4th to Thursday, July 3rd due to Tropical Storm Arthur!

The public will be allowed to start entering checkpoints as of 5:00pm tomorrow near the Esplanade. The Memorial Drive, Mass Ave Bridge & Longfellow Bridge will be closed as of 6:00pm. 

The Boston Pops Firework Spectacular event will start at 8:00pm. 

Please check July4th.org & the CityofBoston.gov for further details. 

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Tags: Fourth of July, esplanade, boston fireworks

Free Friday Flicks at the Hatchshell

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Jun 14, 2014

free friday flicks"Free Friday Flicks is a summertime tradition in Boston, attracting thousands of movie-goers to enjoy family-oriented feature length movies under the stars all summer long."

This year, the presentations at the Hatchshell by the Esplanade will include Despicable Me 2, The Goonies, Men in Black 3 and The Lego Movie. The first featured film will be Monsters University on Friday, June 20th. 

"Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic and watch a movie with family and friends on Friday night. Movies begin at sundown, but arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy free food samples, games and giveaways with WBZ News Radio 1030."

Please click here for the full list of Free Friday Flicks. 

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Tags: esplanade, free friday flicks, hatchshell, wbz news radio

Radio 92.9 Earthfest

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, May 10, 2014

earthfestIt's almost time for the Radio 92.9 Earthest at the Hatch Shell

The Earthfest concert is one of the largest free outdoor concerts in the nation.

"For two decades, Radio 92.9 has hosted EarthFest, a wildly popular all-day summer concert that’s not just well-curated and family-friendly, but also completely free and open to the public. "

Performances from this year's Earthfest include Neon Trees, The Wailers & Smallpools. There will also be a 'Kids Planet' Family Stage. 

For more information on the event, please go to Earthfest.com

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Tags: esplanade, earthfest, free outdoor concert

Community Boating @ The Espalande

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

boatsSpring is in the air and that means community boating will be open on the Esplanade soon!

Join Community Boating, Inc. for a free orientation class starting on opening day, Sunday, March 30th, and learn more about the joys of sailing! 

"To celebrate, Community Boating is offering a Spring Thaw Promotion for the month of March...all Adult Full Year memberships and gift certificates will be discounted $20. In addition, all renewing members and purchasers of Adult Program memberships or gift certificates above $99 will be entered into a raffle to win a CBI Package Prize valued at over $200.

Community Boating, Inc. (CBI) is the nation's oldest and largest community sailing center, located on the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade by the Longfellow Bridge and the DCR Hatch Shell, T-accessible from the Charles/ MGH stop on the Red Line."

Please click here for more information on Community Boating, Inc. and the Orientation Class.

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Tags: sailing, community boating, boats, esplanade

lucy Light Forest

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Oct 06, 2013

Check out the lucy Light Forest at the Esplanade today! The lucy Light Forest will be along the Charles River until Sunday, October 13th. lights

lucy®, a performance apparel company for active women, put together an "inspirational and interactive light experience along the Esplanade in Boston. 

Consisting of over 10,000 solar-powered LED lights, the lucy light forest responds to movement and transforms daily exercise into an enchanting and awe-inspiring experience."

Along with the lucy Light Forest, lucy is promoting various exercise events with different instructors. Work outs include boot camps, pilates and yoga. The full schedule is available on lucylightforest.com/events

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class 

Tags: Charles River, esplanade, Boston, lucy, lucy light display

2013 Boston Walk to Cure Diabetes

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Oct 02, 2013


On Saturday, October 5th, the JDRF Boston Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held by the Hatch Shell at the Esplanade. The 5k walk starts at 10:30am.  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) website allow visitors to register and donate online prior to the start of the event. 

"The  JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is a fun-filled charity walk held in locations all around the world. The Walk raises funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). Participants, walking alone or in teams, raise money for JDRF—the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research.

Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults—approximately 80 people per day—are diagnosed with T1D in the U.S."

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Tags: Walk to Cure Diabetes, esplanade, Boston, Hatch Shell

MixFest 2013!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Sep 09, 2013

MixFestMix 104.1's MixFest is back! On Saturday, September 14th, the MixFest concert will be at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.

This year, MixFest will be headlining Of Monsters and Men and will also have performances by Backstreet Boys and Gavin DeGraw

"In addition to this year's impressive roster of acts, the event will feature a special performance by the winner of MIX 104.1's 15 Seconds of Fame contest.  The lucky local act will be selected out of a pool of applicants who have submitted videos of their performances on MIX 104.1's 15 Seconds of Fame contest page for the coveted chance to take the stage at this year's big show."

The gates open at 1:00pm with the concert starting at 4:00pm. The concert is free and open to all ages! 

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class 

Tags: mixfest, mix 104.1, of monsters and men, backstreet boys, gavind degraw, esplanade

AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run 2013

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, May 29, 2013

AIDS 5k RunThe AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run 2013 will be held on June 2, 2013. The event will start & end at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston. 

Registration is now open. Individuals can registrer by themselves, join a team or start a new team.  Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m on June 2nd. The Walk begins at 10 a.m. and 5K Run begins at 9:50 a.m. There are also opportunities to volunteer and be a "virtual walker" by donating online.

"Every year since 1986, thousands of dedicated participants have raised millions of dollars for AIDS Action’s innovative programs and services that are essential to maintaining the health of individuals living with the disease and preventing the spread of the epidemic. Just as important, the Walk also raises our awareness of the impact HIV/AIDS has on individuals, families and the community at-large, reminding us all that we must work together to stop the spread of HIV."

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Tags: esplanade, donate, AIDS Walk Boston & 5k Run, 5k Run, Hatch Shell

Beautiful Boston Bike Rides

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Mar 24, 2013

Cycling in the city is a great way to enjoy the nice weather, check out local attractions, and get some exercise. Below are a few suggestions on where you should go for your next adventure. 


arboretumSouth End/ Jamaica Plain

"Making use of the Southwest Corridor and its paved bike paths, this route runs straight into the leafy Arnold Arboretum, where cyclists can enjoy the flora on miles of paths. From there, intrepid riders can go on to Franklin Park, or circle back toward the city along Jamaica Pond.


UMass Boston to Pleasure Baycastle island

This trip is about 3 miles one way. Though dedicated bike paths are not available along the entire route, cyclists can share the wide and double sidewalks with pedestrians and joggers. Feel free to stop at the JFK Library & Museum or (one of my favorite stops) Castle Island!



The Esplanade is already a favored running and cycling destination for many Bostonians. The wide path is three miles long and connects to the city via several footbridges. The Esplanade offers several recreational perks. Take a lap around and expierence what Boston and Cambridge has to offer! Near Science Park and right along the bike path, riders will find public basketball and tennis courts. If you're traveling with a particularly athletic bunch, you can pack gear and play during a break from biking."



 Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Tags: esplanade, Boston, South End, jamaica plain, castle island, biking, trails, UMass Boston