365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

Today Is National Running Day!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Jun 04, 2014

esplanade"National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. On this day, longtime runners will reaffirm their love of running and beginners can kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment."

If you don't have a gym membership, there are plenty of wonderful places for everyone to go and stretch their legs and get some exercise in the Boston area. Here are a few options for those who want to get out and celebrate National Running Day!

The Esplanade, Boston & Cambridge
Boston Common & Public Gardens, Boston
Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Brighton
Castle Island, South Boston
Minuteman Bike Path, Cambridge/Somerville

Click here for more suggestions on where to enjoy a nice run outdoors. 

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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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Boston Common Tree Lighting

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Dec 04, 2013

Boston CommonJoin Boston for the 72nd Annual Boston Common Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 5th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. 

"The holiday decorations throughout Boston Common and the Public Garden, including the City of Boston’s official Christmas tree, will light up in sequence shortly before 8 p.m. when Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Honorable Andrew Younger, Minister with the Government of Nova Scotia, are joined by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Santa Claus. The show will close with a pyrotechnic display by MagicFire, Inc

WCVB TV’s Anthony Everett and JC Monahan will host Channel 5’s live broadcast of the event beginning at 7 p.m. featuring New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre, 'American Idol' Season 11 finalist Erica Van Pelt, Blue Man Group, Nova Scotia band Squid Precision Drumming, Morning Star Baptist Church Gospel Choir, Boston Ballet, Boston Celtics official junior dance team LilPhunk, and representatives of the Boston Red Sox with the 2013 World Series trophy."

For further information on this event, click here

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Boston Common Renovations Meeting

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Aug 14, 2013

Parkman PlazaThe City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department is holding a meeting regarding improvements to the area of Parkman Plaza on the Boston Common. The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 15th at 6pm at Emerson College's Bordy Theater. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. 

The meeting will focus on landscaping improvements to Parkman's Plaza along Tremont St. 
Landscape improvements to Parkman Plaza at the Visitors Information Center along Tremont Street will be the purpose of the meeting.

"'This meeting will focus on the history and assessment of the site,' according to a statement from the city. 'Recommendations for improvements will be addressed at a future meeting.'

The Friends of the Public Garden recently went before the Boston Landmarks Commission seeking approval for the final phase of their renovation project for the Common, which involves work along Tremont Street from the Park Street MBTA station to the Common visitors center. "

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Snow Gaze around Town.....

Posted by P.T. Vineburgh on Tue, Dec 25, 2012

With Winter now upon us and the forecast starting to show some now on the horizon take some time to wander around our wintry wonderland (yes, I am in the poetic xmas spirit). Especially before the plows come through and traffic sullies the splendor, take some time to view the Boston Common, Public Garden, Esplanade and historic neighborhoods like Back Bay and Beacon Hill.....

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