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Nowruz 2015: The Persian New Year Festival at the MFA

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Celebrate the first day of spring by checking out Nowruz 2015 at the Museum of Fine Arts. Don't miss this fun event filled with, dancing, music, performaces and art!

Here's a sample of what you'll get to see, thanks to the Boston Calendar:

Learn about Nowruz traditions 

Observe a traditional Haft Seen, a Nowruz holiday table; purchase Persian-inspired food at Taste Café; enjoy musical and dance performances by renowned dancer and choreographer Banafsheh Sayyad. 

Explore Persian art and culture 
Go on a thematic tour in the Ancient Near East gallery with Lawrence Berman, Norma Jean Calderwood Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art; join a 10-minute Spotlight Talk highlighting Persian art. 

Discover the ancient civilization of Persepolis 
View paintings depicting this ancient city by local artist and educator Hengameh Taraz; hear author Reza Zarghamee discuss the history of Persepolis and its influences on contemporary civilization. 

This event will be held on March 21, 2015, from 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

All events are free with Museum admission!

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St. Patty's Day Parade

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Mar 14, 2015

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Don't miss Boston's famous St Patrick's Day Parade in Southie this Sunday March 15. Due to massive snow banks, this years parade is a little shorter and starts at the Broadway T station on the Red Line and continues along Broadway where it ends on Farragut Road . Volunteers are clearing the snow from the route, so you should find plenty of good viewing spots along Broadway (kudos to them).  

The parade features an interesting mix of bagpipes, brass marching bands, elaborate floats, military units, dancers, historic Minutemen companies, politicians, entertainers, individual marchers, societies, and other organizations. 

Don't forget to wear your GREEN!

 

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The Salvation Army's Skatefest 2015

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Mar 07, 2015

Join Salvation Army at Skatefest 2015 and help them fight to end child homelessness

The Skating Club of Boston will provide a spectacular skating performance that you, your family, and friends will not want to miss! Multiple national competitors and medalists as well as Olympic Bronze Medalist Simon Shnapir and partner Deedee Leng will all be participating.  All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army's Our Place Day Care Center for Homeless Children.

Their goal is to reach $10,000, so any donation helps! Here's a breakdown of just how much each dollar benefits their cause:

 

Provides 1 child with 1 toothbrush and toothpaste $5
Provides a birthday cake and decorations to celebrate 1 child's birthday $20
Enough food for 1 child to receive nutritious meals and snacks for 1 day $25
Provides child care for 1 child for 1 day $50
Provides child care for 2 children for 1 day $100
Provides child care for 1 child for 1 week $250
Provides child care for 1 child for 1 month $1,000
Provides child care for 1 child for 1 year $12,000

 

Purchase your ticket here.

This event takes place on Sunday, March 8 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at MIT Johnson Athletic Center 100 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139 

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Climb at Brooklyn Boulders

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville isn't your average rock climbing gym. A unique combination of fitness, art, and entrepreneurship, this state of the art climbing facility is 40,000 square feet of awesome.

 

A variety of climbing classes are offered for first timers as well as climbing veterans. In addition to climbing, Brooklyn Boulders offers tons of other fitness and wellness classes - learn about everything from yoga to parkour to nutrition to slack line. 

28,000 square feet of world-class climbing, fitness classes, personal training, cafe & lounge spaces, dynamic community events, locker rooms complete with saunas and showers, active collaborative workspaces with free wifi, and extensive fitness equipment are just a few of their amazing amenities. 

Check out the calendar of classes and learn more about BKB Somerville here

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Five Places to Outdoor Ice Skate in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Mar 01, 2015

 

Embrace these last (hopefully) few weeks of winter weather by taking advantage of Boston's outdoor ice skating options. Here are five great spots, as provided by the Boston Calendar:

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New England Pirate Faire in Salem

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Jul 25, 2014

pirate faireSalem is a wonderful and historic place to visit with family and friends. Although Salem's downtown busy season is in the fall, there are a ton of events for people to enjoy year round. 

This weekend, the New England Pirate Faire will be in Salem on Saturday, July 26th and Sunday, July 27th. 

The New England Pirate Faire is known as the "most feared, famous, and fantastic pirates converge this summer on Salem's Pioneer Village. 

Hoist your flags and prepare for cannon demonstrations, live entertainment, swordplay, food vendors, shopping, and plenty of interactive pirate adventures."

Experience Salem in the summer and bring your family to the New England Pirate Faire! Click here to learn more about this weekend's festivities! 

LivingSocial has a deal on tickets here!

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Futures at Fenway on July 13

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Jul 12, 2014

fenway parkMitsubishi Electric will be sponsoring the 9th Annual Futures at Fenway Park on Sunday, July 13th. 

"The event is a celebration of America’s favorite pastime giving fans a chance to get a firsthand glimpse at some of the Red Sox’ most promising prospects. This year, the Single-A affiliate Lowell Spinners will take on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. The minor league game is presented by Minuteman Health."

This year, the event will include "Bark at the Park", a post game screening of "Field of Dreams" and family friendly ticket admission and concession prices. 

Please click here for more information on Futures at Fenway. 

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Duckling Day Parade in the Public Garden

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, May 07, 2014

duckling dayThe Annual Ducking Day Parade will be held in the Public Garden on Sunday, May 11th.

"Every year, over 1,000 children and their families parade through Boston’s most picturesque parks, dressed like characters from the children’s classic Make Way for Ducklings. 

Prior to the parade there will be plenty of family entertainment including face painters, a magician, and a puppet show. Goodie bag for all registered children.

The new mayor of Boston, Martin J. Walsh will continue the tradition of welcoming the ducklings in attendance.  Plus – the Knucklebones team will bring their wonderful play equipment to encourage duckling frolicking… while massage therapists will be offering free mini-massages for moms to take a moment to relax."

Please click here for further information on Duckling Day!

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Kite and Bike Festival in Roxbury

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, May 06, 2014

kite festivalThe Kite and Bike Festival will be held on Saturday, May 17th from 11:00am-4:00pm in Franklin Park in Roxbury.

The festival is free and "a great way to spend time with the family, enjoy the arrival of spring, and go back to your childhood."

Kites will be available for sale during the festival if participates need to purchase one. Free bike rentals will also be available for those who are interested in taking a ride around the park. 

Food trucks will also be at the event with food and beverages. 

Please click here for more information on this family friendly event! 

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The Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Jul 18, 2013

Free Fun FridaysThe Highland Street Foundation will be working with multiple museums and cultural venues to celebrate their 5th Annual Free Fun Fridays! The program this year has over 60 museums and venues and is free to the public. 

Some events, such as the Reagle Music Theatre and Boston Harbor Alliance, do require tickets. Participants can check out the organization's websites for further details. Some museums and organizations include the Museum of Fine Arts, Freedom Trail Foundation, Boston Harbor Island Alliance and The Discovery Museums

This Friday, participating organizations include The JFK Library & Museum, Reagle Music Theatre, Buttonwood Park Zoo, Danforth Art, Hancock Shaker Village and the Garden in the Woods.

"'This is our biggest and best Free Fun Fridays program,' said Highland Street Foundation Executive Director Blake Jordan. 'Free Fun Fridays shines a spotlight on the broad and diverse art and cultural offerings across Massachusetts. Whether you live in Boston or the Berkshires, Worcester or Cape Cod, the North Shore or the South Coast, you can take advantage of this free program.'

The Highland Street Foundation provides grants to participating venues to cover the cost of opening their doors for free. The Highland Street Foundation has invested $650,000 to support the Free Fun Fridays program this year. "

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