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The 13th Annual Taste of South Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Apr 11, 2015

This Sunday, April 12, head over to Southie to check out the 13th annual Taste of South Boston. Presented by the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation, you'll get to sample bites from 30 of South Boston's best dining establishments, enjoy live entertainment, and lots more!

"The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC) is excited to present our 13th Annual Taste of South Boston. With the continued explosion of new restaurants throughout South Boston, including the South Boston Waterfront, Fort Point Channel, and the traditional neighborhood, the Taste of South Boston has become one of the city's premier food events. 

The Taste of South Boston is a charity event. Proceeds from the event support our mission to provide affordable housing for working people, families, the elderly, and veterans in our community. This year, SBNDC has received $100,000 in Community Investment Tax Credits. You may be eligible to receive a 50% Community Investment Tax Credit for your contribution of $1,000 or more. "

To purchase your ticket, click here

 

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Critter day Zooshows at The Boston Children's Museum

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Take your little ones to the Boston Children's Museum this Saturday and let them discover animals large and small, feathered and furry, four-footed, two-footed and no-footed! Held every third Saturday of each month, this fun live animal programming is something kids will surely enjoy.

 

 

 

This weeks presentation is on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11am and 12pm at the Kids Stage
Check out thei BCM's website here for more info and fun exhibits
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Boston Flower and Garden Show 2015

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Even if it doesn't feel like spring outside, we can pretend...

The Boston Flower and Garden Show 2015 brings spring to the city for 5 days in March (March 11-15) at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

With over 25 unique garden displays,this event is the best and biggest flower show in the city. Along with the beautiful flower displays, you can view award-winning flower arrangements, learn from numerous presentations and demonstrations throughout the day, and explore the wide array of garden, culinary, landscaping, building, and decorative objects on sale by vendors.

"Whether you crave a glimpse of spring beauty and garden design ideas, or need to find talented professionals to make your dream landscape come true, or simply want to shop, there's something here for everyone to enjoy."

Learn more about this event here

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Tags: Boston Flower & Garden Show, seaport world trade center, South Boston, 365 things to do in Boston, spring, fun events

ICA First Fridays - Southern Exposure

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Start your weekend off with a bang at the Institute of Contemporary Art. On the first Friday of each month, from 5pm-10pm, the ICA hosts an after hours event, themed around the current gallery exhibitions. First Fridays feature DJs, live performances, gallery talks, specialty cocktails, and more. The Water Cafe at the ICA offers a small bites menu and full bar - this is where you can find the cocktails inspired by the current exhibitions.

This, Friday, March 6th is Southern Exposure: "Hey y'all! In conjunction with our exhibition When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, we celebrate Southern creativity in all its forms: art, music, cuisine, and cocktails. Thaw out with tunes by DJ Texas Mike and enjoy live blues by Berklee College of Music. Feeling the heat? Refresh with our specialty drink: the mint julep."

Admission is completely free for members of the ICA and only $15 for nonmembers.

These events are 21+

For a complete schedule of the event, click here

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South Station History Tour

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Feb 04, 2015

southstationMany of us have walked through South Station but have you ever wondered about the building itself? There is a ton of history behind the walls at this busy hub in the city. 

The tour will feature "free behind-the-scenes guided tours highlighting the architecture and history of Boston’s busiest station."

The tour is scheduled to start at 1:00pm on February 7th at South Staion near South Boston.

"The station opened for service on New Year’s Day 1899. The first train, filled with 12 tons of Boston-based newspapers, headed out to Newport, Rhode Island at 4:38 a.m.

By the time the inaugural day of service had ended, 62 trains had departed the new station. In its first week of operations, the station welcomed 250 daily trains and by the fall of 1899, South Station was handling almost 740 trains each day."

Want to learn more? Click here and find out more about the South Station History Tour!

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Boston Dog Parks

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Jan 28, 2015

puppiesBoston isn't the most pet friendly city but if you are lucky enough to have a dog, finding some space for your pet to run around is important. Here is a list of a few dog parks in the area thanks to the Metro

Peters Park, South End
Possibly the most popular dog park in the city, Peters Park has two sections, divided for large and smaller pets. Dogs can leap up on climbing structures in a safe, double-gated environment, and tackle each other ‘til the cows come home. Plus, there’s even a water fountain for your pup, as well as another to wash your hands. Best of all, there’s plenty of benches for owners to take a load off.

South Boston Bark Park, South Boston
Located near Castle Island, the Bark Park is a gravel-based spot complete with tunnels and rocks for your dog to play on. Maintained by a local neighborhood organization, the Bark Park is so popular that regulars host a Halloween party, complete with pups dressed as lobsters and Batman.

Carleton Court Dog Park, Back Bay
Wide open spaces are hard to come by in Back Bay, which is why the gated Carleton Court is a favorite for dogs who live in the St. Botolph neighborhood of Back Bay, and surrounding the Prudential Center. Pre and post-workday hours tend to get a bit crowded at the Court, but come by in the early-afternoon and your dog can be king of the castle. 

Click here for the full article. 

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Fire & Ice Festival in South Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Jan 02, 2015

lawnond"The Lawn on D kicks off its winter season with Winter on D's inaugural event - Boston's first Fire & Ice Festival!

The Fire & Ice Festival offers fun daytime activities and attractions that will keep you happily frolicking in the cold including an ice labyrinth, free daytime and evening activities including kids dance parties and performances featuring Boston's finest fire art performers."

The Fire & Ice Festival will be held in South Boston from Friday, January 2nd to Sunday, January 4th.

Click here for more information on this event! 

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2014 Harpoon Octoberfest

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Oct 02, 2014

harpoon-1There are so many reasons to love New England in October. The leaves are changing, everyone's apple and pumpkin picking at their favorite local farm there are plenty of opportunities to hit up one of the great October/Oktoberfest events near you.

One of the biggest and best in the city, is the Harpoon Octoberfest. The Harpoon Octoberfest event was one of the first events that Harpoon through, and now, they will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of this event! 

On October 3rd & 4th, grab your friends and "celebrate with fall Harpoon beers, bratwursts, chicken dancing and German chocolate cake-eating contests. "

Tickets are available at the door for $20 and inclue a comemorative pint glass and one beer ticket. Enjoy a great night out with friends at the Harpoon Brewery in South Boston

Click here for more info!

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Revisit Your Favorite 'Good Will Hunting' Spots

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Aug 13, 2014

boston commonRobin William's passing devastated all of us. "Known for his preternatural performance agility, lightning-fast impressions and malleable voice, Robin Williams was a versatile actor beloved by several generations."

Boston was fortunate enough to experience Robin in one of his finest roles in 'Good Will Hunting'. And if you want to take a trip down memory lane, you don't have to go far to relive some of your favorite and most iconic scenes in the movie. 

The Boston Common, Boston
The infamous bench in 'Good Will Hunting' has been turned into a memorial by Bostonians. "It was on that bench that Williams sat with Damon and described to him what love and loss truly mean, and that it can’t be comprehended by reading books, or examining human nature from an outsider’s perspective.

Harvard Square, Cambridge
Harvard Square is the site of Au Bon Pain, 27 Brattle Street, where Will Hunting tries to explain his gift to Skylar, and also the now closed Tasty Café, where the two share a very messy pickle."

The L Street Tavern, South Boston
Although Robin Williams never actually shot a scene in the bar, the L Street Tavern in South Boston still became a landmark for its role in Good Will Hunting. "At the L Street Tavern, there's no shortage of Robin Williams memorabilia. He was already a big star when he was in town shooting the movie, but never acted like a big shot."

Robin Williams was loved by many and will never be forgotten. The memorial placed in the Boston Common has received much admiration through social media and can be visited by fans at any time. 

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The JetBlue Swim & Paddle

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Aug 06, 2014

boston harbor"On Saturday, August 9, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will host a one-mile, championship chip timed, professionally staffed, competitive swim followed by a two-mile, chip-timed Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) competition.
 
Proceeds from the swim will benefit Save The Harbor / Save the Bay, while funds raised from the SUP competition will benefit both the Massachusetts Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.
 
The Swim And Paddle For Boston Harbor will take place at the BCYF Curley Community Center at M Street Beach in South Boston, which is among the cleanest urban beaches in America. Swimmers will follow the shoreline from the Curley Center in a triangle and return to shoreline at M Street Beach."
Please click here for more information on the JetBlue Airway Swim & Paddle for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. 
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