365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

Boston Hassle Fest in Somerville

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Nov 06, 2014

bostonhassleUnderground music is taking over Somerville this weekend! On Friday, November 7th & Saturday, November 8th, the BRAIN Arts Organization will be presenting the 6th Annual Boston Hassle Fest! 

The Boston Hassle Fest will be held at the Cuisine en Locale in Somerville and feature over 40 bands!

Headliners include Body/Head, No Joy & Blues Control. 

"Boston Hassle is a completely volunteer-run project that constantly interacts with, participates in, writes about, and generally shines a light on Boston and New England's art, music, and film communities!"

Please click here for more information. 



Tags: somerville, underground music, boston hassle

The HONK! Festival is Back!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Sep 21, 2014

honk festivalThe HONK! Festival is back! HONK! is a fantastic music festival that blends various forms of music, has really started to progress every passing year. 

"The 27 participants of this year's HONK! will be traveling from New Mexico, New Orleans, Paris and Moscow. The marching bands will also come from Somerville, Cambridge and Boston with messages of peace, unity and social revolution."

HONK! festivities will be held in Somerville, Cambridge & Boston from October 10th-12! Performances include acts from The Carnival Band, AfroBrazil and the Red Flame Hunters.

For more information on HONK!, please click here.




Tags: festival, somerville, Boston, cambridge

'What is Fluff' Festival in Somerville

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Sep 19, 2014

fluffboyFluff is a staple ingredient in Massachusetts and it's not surprising this tasty treat has its own festival on Saturday, September 27th in Somerville.

The festival, titled 'What the Fluff: A Tribute to Union Square Invention', attracted numerous marshmallow Fluff fans every year. 

The  main ingredient for fluff was invented in Somerville by Archibald Query in 1917.  The fluffernutter (a sandwich with fluff & peanut butter), has actually become so popular, it is going through the approval process of becoming the state sandwich

There will be games, performers, cooking contests and so much more this year!

If you are interested in finding out more about the 'What is Fluff' Festival, please click here


Tags: somerville, fluff

ArtBeat in Somerville

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Jul 16, 2014


The ArtBeat in Somerville is a free event that "encourages artists, musicians, and more to express themselves all under a central theme." The theme for this year will be 'Hatched'.

The ArtBeat Festival will be held in Davis Square on Friday, July 18th and Saturday, July 19th. 

"ArtBeat is one of the area's largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food and hatch-themed activities."

Please click here for more information on the ArtBeat Festival and the 'Hatch' theme this year!


Tags: davis square, somerville, hatch, artbeat

Fourth of July Firework Schedule

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Jun 29, 2014

salemFourth of July is right around the corner and it's almost time for some fireworks!

The Boston 4th of July Spectacular event is one of the best in the country but there are also some wonderful fireworks outside of Boston. Here are a few suggestions on fireworks to check out with your family and friends for the 4th of July!

Keep in mind that these times and dates are subject to change. 

June 28, 2014
Braintree 6/28/2014 10:00 PM Braintree High School [Rain Date 6/29/2014]
Hingham 6/28/2014 9:15 PM 3 Otis Street [Rain Date 6/29/2014]

June 29, 2014
Hyannis 6/29/2014 9:00 PM Willowbend CC Golf Course

July 3, 2014
Weymouth 7/3/2014 9:00 PM Barge off Wessagusset Beach [Rain Date 7/6/2014]
Gloucester 7/3/2014 9:30 PM Stage Fort Park - Fort Area]
Somerville 7/3/2014 9:00 PM Trum Field [Rain Date 7/10/2014]

July 4, 2014
Nahant 7/4/2014 9:00 PM Bailey Point Road (Bailey Beach)
Salem 7/4/2014 9:00 PM Derby Wharf [Rain Date 7/5/2014]]
Waltham 7/4/2014 9:30 PM Leary Field [Rain Date 7/6/2014]
Winthrop 7/4/2014 9:15 PM Coughlin Park [Rain Date 7/5/2014]

For a full list of fireworks scheduled for the 4th of July in Massachusettes, please click here.


Tags: Salem, Fourth of July, fireworks, somerville, hyannis

16th Annual Taste of Somerville

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, May 27, 2014

somerville"The Somerville Chamber of Commerce Dining and Nightlife Group presents the 16th Taste of Somerville on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.  Held in the heart of Davis Square, the 2014 Taste of Somerville will feature over 40 notable participating restaurants, breweries and retailers. Food and beer lovers alike are invited to taste through the myriad of restaurant options Somerville has to offer in support of The Somerville Home.  

From 5:30PM to 7:30PM, attendees will taste all of the culinary riches Somerville has to offer. In addition to an impressive list of notable establishments, the Taste of Somerville will also feature a Farmer’s Market, beloved local breweries and national wineries."

Please click here for more general information on this event. For ticket availability, click here



Tags: davis square, somerville, food, taste of somerville

A New Legoland will be Opening In Somerville!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, May 20, 2014

legoSomerville is getting an exciting addition in Assembly Row. The new Legoland will be opening on May 23rd and will feature rides, a 4D movie theater with sensory effects and much more!

"The complex also includes Lego models of historic Boston landmarks, such as Fenway Park, the USS Constitution, and Paul Revere’s house. It is the largest 'miniland' section of all the Legoland Discovery Centers, according to company officials."

Tickets are suggested for guaranteed entree. Lego fanatics can get early bird tickets on the Legoland website here


Tags: somerville, legoland, assembly row, legos

Somerville Food Truck Festival

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, May 18, 2014

somervilleWhat better way to kick of the summer than some fun times with your friends and family at the Somerville Food Truck Festival!

The food truck industry is really taking off in the Boston area and the Somerville Food Truck Festival will have most of the competition for guests to enjoy! Over twenty food trucks will bet there this year including Fugu, Makin' Jamaican, Roxy's Grilled Cheese and Sweet Tomatoes!

The Somerville Food Truck Festival will be held on Saturday, June 7th from 11:00am-4:00pm in Assembly Row. Tickets are only $5 and free for children under 12. 

Please click here for more information on the Somerville Food Truck Festival!


Tags: somerville, assembly row, food truck festival

Somerville Garden Club Discusses Edible Landscape Design

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Apr 05, 2014

somerville"The Somerville Garden Club was founded in 1994 by a group of Somerville residents to promote home gardening as well as the horticultural possibilities of Somerville’s public spaces."

The Somerville Garden Club holds meetings about once a month to discuss gardening tactics and concepts. On Wednesday, April 9th, the meeting's focus is Edible Landscape Design. The meeting will be held from 7-9pm at the Tufts Administration Building

"Barbra Emerson, a Principal Master Gardener and enthusiastic grower of both new and heirloom vegetables, will discuss concepts to consider when integrating edible plants into your ornamental garden or adding edible flowers to your vegetable garden. Her goal is to help you have fun and enjoy growing your own healthy food."

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and the public is invited to attend. Club member  experience ranges from beginner to expert and have over 200 members. Please click here for more information on the Somerville Garden Club and scheduled meetings.


Tags: somerville, gardening, tufts administration building, outdoors

Hubway ReOpens in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Mar 30, 2014

hubwayReady for a bike ride around the Esplanade? Boston, Brookline and Somerville join Cambridge and open The Hubway, the city's bike sharing system, on Wednesday, April 2nd.

"The Hubway team has been hard at work deploying stations, and nearly 100 stations (out of 140) are expected to be operational by April 2nd, with most remaining stations to be rolled out in early April. Please note: stations along Boylston Street in Brookline and Boston will not be deployed until after the Boston Marathon."

Participants can sign up online for a Hubway Membership. There are monthly and annual memberships available. There is also an option for a one/two day rental for those who are visiting or just want to have some fun touring the city on the weekend. 

Interesting in finding out more? Check out TheHubway.com.  


Tags: hubway, bike, somerville, Boston, brookline, cambridge