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BU FitRec Wonderland

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Thu, Feb 04, 2016

BU fitrec wonderland"Has cabin fever found your family? The BU FitRec Wonderland has winter themed activities for the entire family! Come by Friday, February 5 from 4 to 7 pm for Ice Climbing at Mt. Barreca, Scooter Sled Races and Snowflake Crafts!”

"We have activities for the entire family from winter crafts to scooter sled races. Come swim, climb our climbing wall and play in the Winter Foam Floor Hockey Classic. "

Located at the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center, 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.

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Meet the Baby Gorilla @ Franklin Park Zoo

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, Jun 23, 2015

 

Head to Franklin Park Zoo to meet the newest member of the park’s Western Lowland Gorillas! Read the full article from Boston.com here.

"In the minutes before the gates open and the Franklin Park Zoo floods with school children, Kiki emerges from her cave, clambering three-legged down the rocks of the enclosure, clutching her tiny baby carefully with her other arm. She moves steadily around the rock structures, munching on leafy greens, her baby almost invisible except for a fuzzy head peeping out, quietly clinging to her.

Her baby remains unnamed until the zookeepers can get a closer look to determine gender, since Kiki is very protective and fully capable of doing everything on her own, even giving birth."

 

Millennium Tower Sneak Peek

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Boston Duck Tours

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Jun 21, 2015

A duck tour is just about as cheesy and touristy as it gets, but when there's as much history as there is in Boston, it's actually a fun and informative way to explore the city. 

"You’ve never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. The fun begins as soon as you board your “DUCK”, a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. First, you’ll be greeted by one of our legendary tour ConDUCKtors®, who’ll be narrating your sightseeing tour of Boston. Then you’re off on a journey like you’ve never had before.You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the TD Banknorth Garden, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor® will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s more. It’s time for “Splashdown” as your ConDUCKtor® splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won’t get anywhere else. So take the ride of your life. Hop on a Boston Duck Tour!"

 

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2 Awesome Mini Golf Courses in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, May 16, 2015

Who doesn't like mini golf? Check out one of these mini golf courses, thanks to Boston Magazine, and "get your putt into gear":

1. Golf on the Village Green

"This is mini golf as our founding fathers ­intended it: patriotic and kitschy, with a tinny fife-and-drum soundtrack. Themed holes like “Faneuil Hall” and “Old North Church” don’t just challenge you athletically, they force you to grapple with the same tough choices Revolutionary generals faced (attack from the left? the right? gently up the center?). The militia of replica minutemen standing sentry only adds to the nationalistic splendor. Of course, this Natick institution isn’t perfect; it’s like America, with all its warts. And I’m pretty sure that’s exactly how Revere, Adams, and Washington—by legend, ace mini golfers themselves—would want it."

2. Route 1 Miniature Golf and Batting Cages

"New England Journal of Aesthetic Research founder Greg Cook has been critical of the state of public art in Boston. But he is unequivocal about the giant orange dinosaur that menaces the sixth hole at this Saugus landmark (pictured). Looming over a bend in Route 1, the T. rex is a standout on a strip that boasts some of America’s gauchest roadside architecture. And it’s also art—even if not often acknowledged as such. “Boring art-world snobs somehow can’t see giant sculptures if they aren’t ‘officially’ done by MFA-degreed insiders,” Cook says. True dat. Of all the beasts, the green ­diplodocus on four might be the toughest putt. Still, nothing compares to staring down the big orange guy."

 

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Easter 2015 Ideas

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Check out these great Easter festivities around Boston, thanks to Boston.com. There's something for everyone: foodies, families, and adventure-seekers:

Five days of egg-hunting:"Keep your eyes peeled while strolling through the North End this week. Ten Easter eggs filled with prizes have been hidden throughout the Italian restaurant mecca. You have until Friday to find them. The 10 eggs contain gift cards to Pauli’s restaurant on Salem Street. However, the cards will only be honored until Saturday, so if you find one, be quick like a bunny and make reservations."

For ride seekers:"If your happy place is a carnival full of lights and rides and food and fun, we’ve got the perfect Easter week activity for you.Get in line for the Ferris wheel or roller coaster, grab some fried dough, spend time with the animals in the petting zoo, and try your hand at a carnival game. It’s all happening at the Revere Spring Carnival, which opened March 26 and runs daily through April 19."

 

For a zoo deal:"The early birds get the best deal at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo every first Saturday of the month when adults are charged a children’s admission price (a $6 savings at Franklin and $4 savings at Stone). Arrive between 10 a.m. and noon to snag the deal.And if you head to the Stone Zoo Easter weekend, you’ll enjoy an Easter celebration to boot. The zoo will celebrate the holiday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Children will enjoy games, music, crafts by Michaels, and other fun surprises, as well as photos with the Easter bunny for a $5 suggested donation. The proceeds will benefit Stone Zoo."

For foodies:"Forget the traditional Easter ham, and go Guatemalan this Easter at BOKX 109.Executive Chef Israel Medina will cook roasted Pork shoulder tamales, an Easter tradition from his native Guatemala. The tamales are made with masa and fillings and are wrapped in leaves and steamed. They’ll be served with crunchy pickled green cabbage slaw."

For the full article, click here. 

 

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