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Halloween Events in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Oct 25, 2013

Massvacation.com has a fantastic list of some of the Hallloween events in Boston. Below is ahalloween list of some great activities from their website you can check out with your family and friends!

Boston Halloween Lunch Cruise
 – October 27
 for the perfect mix of tricks and treats, bring the whole family down to the Harbor for Spirit of Boston’s festive Halloween Lunch Cruise. Enjoy an open soda and juice bar, trick or treat goodie bags for all kids and engaging DJ entertainment featuring fun games for the kids. Plus, there will be a kid’s costume parade, so don’t forget to dress up in your favorite Halloween garb!
 Spirit of Boston
 200 Seaport Blvd.

Ghosts and Gravestones Tours of Boston
 – Through October. Come hear Boston’s real history – the stories you won’t hear before the sun goes down. What do you get when you combine a cursed privateer, a pyromaniac circus ringleader, a demon spat out of the pits of Hades, a homicidal opera diva, and a deranged nanny? An experience unlike anything else in Boston! Those are just a few of the guides who will drag you kicking and screaming through Boston’s sordid past. Never was there a more treacherous lot of characters – each one dying to tell you tales of Boston’s dead in their own unusual way. 

Beacon Hill With a Boo!
 – October 31. Boston By Foot, Inc.
 77 North Washington Street Boston. Beacon Hill With a BOO! is the Halloween walking tour of Beacon Hill featuring the murders, executions, ghosts and politicians of this seemingly quaint neighborhood.

For more information on these, and other Halloween events in the city, please check out the Massvacation.com Halloween event page here.

 

 

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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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Special Easter Events

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Mar 29, 2013

  Boston Easter

Easter is right around the corner! Boston has a lot to offer from zoo events to egg hunts to brunches. Check out some of the events the city has this upcoming weekend! 

 

 

Bunny Bonanzoo


Stone Zoo
149 Pond St
Stoneham, MA 02180
(781) 438-5100
Saturday, March 30 10:00am- 3:00pm

"Hop on down the bunny trail to Stone Zoo where an Easter celebration awaits! Children's activities include holiday games, crafts and other fun surprises. Families can also visit with a special guest, the Easter Bunny, who will be ready to smile for photographs!

 

Third Annual Cambridge Community Easter Egg-Stravaganza!

Cambridge Common Park
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Saturday, March 30, 10:00am – 12:30pm


The Cambridge Community is really excited about their 3rd Annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza! This year is going to be even bigger and better than last year.They'll have games, prizes, an enormous Easter egg hunt featuring over 10,000 eggs, and a whole lot of fun for the family. It’s going to be a great time with the kids, and the best part is that the whole event is free!

 

Egg Hunt

Adams Park
72 Poplar St
Roslindale, MA 02131
(617) 635-4505
Saturday, March 30, 2013 10:00am- 1:00pm


Join the Easter Bunny to hunt for 6,000 treat-filled eggs hidden throughout Roslindale’s tree-lined Adams Park. Children ages 2 to 6 may attend the hunt and should bring a basket or bag to collect eggs.Older kids and families can join the parent/child egg toss and bunny hop races, with special prizes for the winning teams. Kids crafts and refreshments

 

The Beehive

541 Tremont St., Boston
beehiveboston.com
617-423-0069


The Beehive is hosting an Easter jazz brunch from 10 a.m.—4 p.m. with a three-course prix fixe meal. Kids can order off the “Little Bee’s Kids Menu,” and can also participate in The Beehive’s annual Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m.—3 p.m. The Beehive will also offer an Easter dinner for latecomers featuring food and cocktail specials.

 

L’Espalier Restaurant

774 Boylston St., Boston
lespalier.com
617-262-3023


Chef Frank McClelland of L’Espalier used seasonal ingredients from his own farm to create a three course prix fixe menu, which includes options like Scottish smoked salmon and shaved artichoke salad with Okeechobee shrimp. The children’s menu has more basic fare such as French toast and Toad in a Hole, coddled egg with toasted brioche and bacon.

Brunch is available from noon—1:45 p.m. and is $85 per person and $35 for children.


The Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

25 Charles St., Boston 
www.beaconhillhotel.com
 (617) 723-7575

Before you "hop" on the dessert cart, enjoy roasted asparagus salad, poached eggs over salmon, brioche French toast, Tamworth ham, and other exceptional Easter edibles. March 31 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $39 (reservations recommended). "


 

 


 

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Hot chocolate and hor d'oevres on Newbury Street!

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Sat, Dec 01, 2012

365 things to do in boston cafeteriaOn Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, Cafeteria, located on Newbury Street, invites guests to its fifth anniversary celebration!  Guests will enjoy complimentary signature hor d’oeuvres and sip on hot chocolate from the restaurant’s brand new second floor bar. DJ HotFlash will set the mood with music and a hot chocolate bar will heat things up. For those just stopping by or enjoying a night out on Newbury St., there will be an outdoor a cappella group performance with hot cider served to take the chill out of the night air.

 

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Copley Square Tree Lighting, Tonight.

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Tue, Nov 27, 2012

copley square boston tree lighting things to do in bostonTonight is the night for the Copley Square tree lighting! This is a free, fun event held annually in Copley Square. Tonight Mayor Thomas M. Menino, The Friends of Copley Square and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will welcome everyone to come and enjoy this memorable event. 

"WHDH-TV anchor Janet Wu, Santa Claus, Rudolph, and 105.7 WROR personalities along with live entertainment including the Trinity Church Choristers, Boston Children’s Chorus, United States Air Force Brass Quintet, and a holiday sing-along. The Old South Church bell will toll when the tree is illuminated."

There will also be free light refreshments from local businesses and a family reception immediately after, held by Fairmont Copley Plaza. Take it to the lights, tonight!

When: Tuesday, November 27th 2012

Where: Copley Square Park

 

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Boston's Official Christmas Tree Arrives Tomorrow

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Thu, Nov 15, 2012

365 things to do in boston christmas tree boston common Tomorrow is a big Holiday Spirit Day for many Bostonians. At 11AM on Friday November 16th, Boston's official Christmas tree will arrive and be placed in the Boston Commons. Nova Scotia has agreed once again to donate the tree, and many special thanks go out to them. This is a wonderful event for many people, and many families and friends have made it a tradition to attend. Santa Claus never fails to show his smiling face, and schools are invited every year to join and welcome the tree. Don't miss out!

 

 

 

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Beer Summit Harvest Fest

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Wed, Nov 14, 2012

365 things to do in Boston beer summit harvest fest

Hello there local beer lovers. Or college kids. Or I have nothing better to do this weekender's. The Beer Summit Harvest Fest is right around the corner, and it is legit. Every January, April, & November Beer Summit shows feature the work of the best brewers in the world in one place! Their mission is to bring together the best beer, hearty food, and live music to have a great time. "The Harvest Fest is a craft beer tasting, with well over 60 brewers and 200+ beers to sample. It has been happening in Boston since 2009, and gets bigger and better every year. This event will have many of the best local, regional, national and international brewers in the world represented- bringing both their known and less common Autumn brews. 


This event sells out, so make sure to get your tickets in advance." If you're still not convinced then check out their Facebook - Over 5700 LIKES! ...impressive.

When: Friday November 16th - Saturday November 17th, 2012

Where: Park Plaza Castle view map 130 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA 02116

 

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Sam Adams Tap Takeover

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Mon, Nov 12, 2012

365 things to do in Boston Sam AdamsCalling all Beers, GET OUT OF THE WAY! Sam Adams is coming in strong, and leaving no room for you Miller Light! Or any beer for that matter. At Cheers Beacon Hill/Bull and Finch Pub on 84 Beacon Street, Sam Adams is taking over ten taps. With interesting brews that many have not had, you are sure to be in for quite the treat. There will be raffle prizes and tastings, kegs, and great people. This is an all day event, starting at 11 AM. Make sure to not forget your loaf of bread, for you need to show Sam Adams who is boss! (Not that i'm saying you can't handle your alcohol) When: Friday, November 16th, 11AM-9PM The Tap Takeover Includes: Sam Adams Larger Sam Adams Brick Red Sam Adams Winter Ale Angry Orchard Cider Chocolate Squirrel White Christmas Merry Mischief Belgian Seasonal Leviathan!

 

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Friday Night Salsa Rocks!

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Sat, Nov 10, 2012

365 things to do in boston salsaFriday night Salsa Rocks! If you are looking for something new and exciting to do in the Boston area than take a leap of faith and put your salsa shoes on! (I go barefoot) Every Friday night in Cambridge at The Havana Club is a sweet spot to be found, and beginners are welcome. You actually even show up alone if you can't find anyone else brave enough to get their salsa on.

"Friday Night Salsa is Boston's salsa hot spot featuring salsa dancing and lessons with Salsa y Control, regular performances, and an amazing venue filled with 300+ welcoming salsa dancers."

When it can't get any better... well, it can. Following Friday Salsa night is a wicked awesome dance party. Hang with friends and/or meet new people from 10PM-2AM. 

SALSA SALSA SALSA!!!


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"Infectious new folk rock" - Boston Globe

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Thu, Nov 08, 2012

365 things to do in Boston mike and ruthyHey there music lovers. Mike and Ruthy are back in Boston, and rumor has it that they have quite the reputation! As a duo Mike + Ruthy know the true meaning to acoustic American music. They demonstrate an uncommon ability to create songs as lyrically sophisticated as Bob Dylan while adding a harmonically beautiful touch. 

"Over a decade of touring has taken them worldwide where they've performed well over a thousand concerts in listening rooms, living rooms and festivals as well as performances at NYC's Carnegie Hall accompanying Arlo Guthrie in 2005 (with their former band The Mammals) and Madison Square Garden as part of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday celebration in 2009."

I've heard so many great things about Mike and Ruthy that I will even be going tonight! See them live tonight in Jamaica Plain at the historic Loring-Greenough House. Both concerts are the same suggested donation, $14-19 (less 20% discount for JPTC members) +$1 preservation fee.

 

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