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South End Chocolate Walking Tour

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, May 22, 2015

"The South End blends many of the best elements of the city and of course, fine chocolate. This area is home to elegant Victorian bow front houses, many dating back to the 1800s. Come learn the ins and outs of one of Boston’s most under-explored neighborhoods, and find out where they hide their chocolate! 

Featured stop: David’s Teas -Visit this new South End hot spot – where anyone with a sweet tooth will love chocolate teas! 

Other tour destinations include: 
- A bakery and restaurant each owned by celebrity chefs. 
- A selection of gluten-free AND kosher truffles. 
- An adult beverage made exclusively for tour participants. 
- Several cool and refreshing treats. 
- Cupcakes! 
- A few surprises along the way. "
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PhotoWalks Beacon Hill Tour

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, May 21, 2015

When:
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:00a - 
11:30a

Where:
Shaw Memorial 
Beacon Street 
BostonMA 01233

Admission:
$40

Learn how to take amazing photos while soaking in the rich history and beautiful setting of Beacon Hill.

"A PhotoWalks tour experience will teach you how to see creatively and take amazing pictures in less than 2 hours. And, there's plenty of fascinating commentary on Beacon Hill's history. 

Walking along the picturesque streets of Beacon Hill is like an immersion into a 19th century English-inspired neighborhood. Rich in history and architecture, learn how to capture the ambiance in photographs that make time stand still. "

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Figawi 2015

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, May 20, 2015

 

Head to Nantucket this Memorial Day Weekend to experience Figawi 2015 - one of the premier sailboat races on the east coast. 

"The 44th Annual Figawi Race Weekend is recognized as a top sailing event not only on the east coast but is known nationally as well as internationally. Figawi Race Weekend kicks off the the Cape Cod and Nantucket summer season. Entries include sailors from several states 240+ boats (including 30 power boats) and over 3,000 sailors and visitors, as well as locals, attend this event.

For a complete schedule of events, click here

 

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Bike & Brunch

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, May 19, 2015

Bike and Brunch for a Cause! 

"BIKE... 

ADVENTURE RIDE (Departs 8AM):  Test yourself on 40 miles of the best hidden roads, dirt roads, and trails in and around Boston. 27mm tires or bigger recommended, for the extra fun parts. 

ROAD RIDE (Departs 9AM): A fun and challenging 40 mile road ride exploring beautiful roads and smooth paths from Fort Point to Canton. Great road riding is closer than you think.

*Rides are free to join; all routes depart and return to TRADE restaurant. 
Registration is required. 

BRUNCH... Starting at 12pm, we'll be hosting a BRUNCH BUFFET at TRADE including your favorite breakfast bites and SPECIALTY COCKTAILS, along with chances to win tons of fun stuff, all to benefit Dana Farber Cancer Institute. That's right, this year marks Team Rialto-TRADE's fifth consecutive Pan Mass Chellenge - the 192 mile bike ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown to raise money for cancer research. We look forward to riding, brunching and celebrating with you on May 31!

*Brunch is $50 per person, ticket purchase is required. 
100% of proceeds go to Dana Farber Cancer Institute"

Buy tickets by clicking on the picture to the left.
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Boston Calling

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, May 18, 2015

"Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. The event will be one big party with easy access to both stages, food, services and more. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free."

Don't miss some of the biggest acts in music including Beck, Ben Harper, the Pixies and more! 

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 22, 23 & 24
Where: City Hall Plaza, Boston MA

Click here for tickets and schedule info

 

 

 

 

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A Few Spots Left at Our May Homebuyer Class!

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, May 17, 2015

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There's still a few spots left at our May Homebuyer Event! Reserve your spot today by clicking the banner below!

Presented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have pizza and beer!  How can you pass that up! 

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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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3 Outdoor Fitness Classes

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, May 15, 2015

The sun is out and swimsuit season is nearing. Try one of these outdoor fitness classes around Boston to get in shape while enjoying this beautiful weather!

1. P.O. Fitness Classes at Leventhal Park | Schedule 

"Join local fitness instructors for a series of free classes at Norman B. Leventhal Park at Post Office Square in the financial district Mondays thorugh Thursdays this summer. The park will host eight free fitness classes per week through September.Classes include Bootcamp, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, and Yoga Barre."

2.The Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series | Schedule

With all types of classes ranging from yoga to zumba to line dancing, in tons of locations around Boston, there's sure to be something for everyone here. Click above to see the schedule for the summer!

3. Fort Point Fitness Classes | Schedule

" Head to the the Atlantic Wharf, Gillete Dock, Q Park, and Boston Rowing Camp this summer on Monday or Tuseday nights at 5:30 p.m. for a complimentary pilates, yoga, stand-up paddleboarding or BootCamp class."

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Go Sailing!

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, May 14, 2015

When:
Friday, May 15, 2015 3:30p - 5:30p
Where:
Rowes Wharf 
60 Rowes Wharf 
BostonMA 02110
Admission:
$45.00

 

 

"See Boston like never before on this 2-hour sail aboard the Adirondack III, a wooden 80-foot pilot schooner. Within five minutes of leaving the dock, you will forget the mayhem and noise of the City, and begin to feel the relaxing breeze of Boston Harbor! Cruise through Boston Harbor on this relaxing daytime sail."

Purchase your ticket here!

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3 Pools in Boston You Need to Visit

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, May 13, 2015

There are few things more enjoyable than sunbathing by the pool with a tasty drink in your hand, relaxing and simply soaking in the sun. You can do that at any of these awesome pools, provided by Boston Magazine:

1. Colonnade Hotel Roof Top Pool | Back Bay

"Dine al fresco, order cocktails, and lounge around on the deck, all while enjoying an amazing view of Boston’s Back Bay. Though entrance to the pool is free for Colonnade guests, it’s a splurge for the public at $50 for a full day or $25 for after 3 p.m. admission."

120 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-424-7000; colonnadehotel.com.

2. The Clubs at Charles River Park | Beacon Hill

"Run by Massachusetts General Hospital, this complex boasts Boston’s largest outdoor pool as well as an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and wading pool. It also offers swimming lessons and aquatics fitness classes in addition to traditional group exercise. Admission is $40 a day for adults or $20 for kids, and memberships are available."

10 Whittier Place, Boston,  617-726-2900; clubsatcrp.com.

3. Hotel Indigo | Newton

"Memorial Day through Labor Day, this chic outdoor pool offers luxury cabana rentals, fire pits, a “relaxation deck”, and food and beverage service. The deck is also open at night for evening parties. Entry is $25 per person.

399 Grove St., Newton, 617-969-5300; newtonboutiquehotel.com."

 

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