365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

iFest at the Seaport World Trade Center

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Sep 17, 2014

ifestGet ready for all things Irish! The iFest will be held from September 26th to the 28th at the Seaport World Trade Center near the Boston Waterfront

"Celebrate all things Irish at the debut of iFest with three days of food, drink, entertainment, and Emerald Isle culture at the World Trade Center.

The festival showcases the best of Ireland with top chefs Darina Allen, Kevin Dundon, and Barbara Lynch leading the culinary charge, Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains hitting the stage, and Guinness -- plus sweet craft beers -- pouring from every tap.

There will be plenty of whiskeys to sample, too... making it much easier for you to speak/understand Gaelic."

For more general and scheduling information, please go to iFestBoston.com

 

Tags: Seaport District, seaport world trade center, Waterfront, ifest

Enjoy Suffolk Downs One Last Time

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Sep 16, 2014

suffolkAs some of you know, Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs lost the casino vote to the Wynn and shortly after the announcement, Suffolk Down released a statement that they will be closing. 

Now personally, I've never been to Suffolk Downs, but I still consider the Suffolk Downs an landmark establishment in East Boston and will be sad to see this place go.

According to the Suffolk Downs website, there are still races scheduled until the end of September every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday. Check out all the fun and excitment of the track with your friends and family before the gates close for good! 

Suffolk Downs opened its facility over 75 years ago and is/was the last thoroughbred track in New England.

For more information and updates, please go to SuffolkDowns.com

 

Tags: East Boston, Eastie, race track

Friends Council's September Social

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Sep 15, 2014

boys and girls club bostonThe Friends Council of the BGCB will be hosting their September Social on Tuesday, September 16th.

The September Social will be held from 6:00pm-8:00pm at The Vault near Downtown Boston

The September Social will be a fun and lively event and touch upon the educational programming at The Boys & Girls Club. 

For more information on the Friends Council's September Social, please go to friendscounsilsocial.eventbrite.com

 

Tags: downtown boston, Financial District, Boys & Girls Club of Boston

The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Sep 14, 2014

jimmy fundIt's almost time for The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk!

"The Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai raises the most money of any single-day walk in the nation and has raised nearly $95 million for the fight against cancer since 1989. When you participate in the Walk, you fundraiser for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s lifesaving mission to conquer all forms of cancer in children and adults"

The BMJFW will be held on Sunday, September 21st. There will be four route options for those who'd like to participate and/or cheer on friends & family! The routes are all along the historic Boston Marathon trail and varies on mileage. 

To find out more, please go to JimmyFundWalk.org.

Tags: Jimmy Fund, charity

Apple Picking near Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Sep 13, 2014

appleFall is right around the corner and New England is one of the best places to experience the season. 

The foliage will start changing, football will be in full swing and farms in Massachusetts will prepare for their seasonal visitors. 

There are plenty of farms out in Western Massachusetts to check out, but what about something closer to home?

Here are a few suggestions on farms to check out with family, friends and loved ones that are less than an hour drive from Boston.

1. Brooksby FarmPeabody
Estimated arrival time from Boston: 26 minutes

This place has a little of everything. Their 'Pick Your Own Fruits' selection consists of strawberries, raspberries, apples & more! They also have their own bakery and barnyard animals! 

2. Conors Farm, Danvers
Estimated arrival time from Boston: 30 minutes

"Activities include corn maze, hayrides, cow train, jumping pillow, farm animals, pedal carts. Barbecue pit and corn crib (weekends only), country kitchen with ice cream, apple crisp, cider donuts, fudge, caramel apples!" Currently, guests can pick their own apples, raspberries & blackberries. 

3. Belkin Family Lookout Farm, South Natick
Estimated arrival time from Boston: 31 minutes

Belkin Family Lookout Farm has an amazing array of apples! From Ginger Gold to Macintosh to Honey Crisp, they have it! While you're there, feel free to check out the train rides, farm animals and live entertainment! 

Want to check out a few more options? Click here
 

Tags: farms, apple picking

South End & Back Bay Cupcake Walking Tour

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Sep 12, 2014

cupcakes

The South End Buttery will be hosting a fun and unique Cupcake Walking Tour on Saturday, September 13th in The South End & Back Bay!

"Join our friendly expert guide who will take you to Boston’s premiere cupcake bakeries where you will indulge in the traditional and unique sweet treats.

You’ll learn the history of cupcakes, how they are created, and what the specialties are of each tour destination. You’ll pick up plenty of samples as you go! Advance tickets are required – tour size limited to 16. "

Please click here for further general and ticket information. 

 

Tags: tours, Back Bay, South End

Patriots Home Opener Tickets Scavenger Hunt in Boston!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Sep 11, 2014

giveaway"To celebrate the start of the 2014 Patriots season and Kayem’s Ultimate Pats Fan Experience, Kayem and three-time Super Bowl champ Joe Andruzzi are hitting the streets of Boston on Friday, Sept.12 for a special city-wide scavenger hunt, giving people the chance to win Pats tickets.

The former Patriot and Kayem will hide four pairs of New England tickets to the home opener at locations around Boston, challenging die-hard fans to find the tickets starting on Thursday at 10 a.m."

The first fan to arrive at the secret locations and reference the contest will win a pair of tickets to the game on Sunday, September 21st! 

For further information on the Patriots Home Opener Ticket Scavenger Hunt, please click here

Good luck!

 

Tags: scavanger hunt, Boston, new england patriots

4th Annual Tech Gives Back

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Sep 09, 2014

volunteerThe '4th Annual Tech Give Back' event will be held on Wednesday, September 10th! 

Give back to your community & join individuals and teams of entrepreneurs and innovators for a day of tutorials, volunteering and a giant block party!

Volunteering starts at 9:00am. There will be numerous projects to be involved in, including gardening, park clean up & painting, that will assist an array of Boston organizations. 

After the volunteer activities, there will be a giant block party around the corner at the Lawn On D, where participants can enjoy some grub, drinks, live music & games! 

For more general and ticket information on the '4th Annual Tech Give Back' event, please click here

 

Tags: volunteer, Waterfront, lawn on d

Bob Dylan and His Band at the Orpheum Theatre

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Sep 08, 2014

orpheum theatreBob Dylan and His Band will be playing at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, November 14. 

"On the heels of unveiling details of his upcoming six-disc Basement Tapes Complete set, Bob Dylan today announced a 31-date North American tour that kicks off Oct. 17 in Seattle and wraps up Dec. 2 in New York."

Bob Dylan's greatest hits include 'Mr. Tambourine Man', 'Just Like A Woman' and 'Like A Rolling Stone'. His music and presence in pop culture has deemed him as one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time.   

Tickets went on sale on September 5th and are selling out quickly. Luckily, if you want to see this rock legend live, there are plenty of tickets available through StubHub

For more information on Bob Dylan's tour, please click here.

 

 

Tags: Downtown, concert, bob dylan

Audition for 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Sep 05, 2014

who wants to be a millionaireAuditions for 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' will be held at the Cure Lounge, near The Wilbur, in Downtown Boston!

The auditions will be held on Monday, September 8th.

With prestigious colleges nearby, including MIT and Harvard, there is no question that there will be hundreds of eager participants lined up at their chance to win big!

 Space is limited, so early arrival is highly recommended. The auditions will be held from 12:00pm-6:00pm.

"The show, which has been running since 2002, offers a maximum prize of $1,000,000 for correctly answering a series of multiple choice questions."

For more information on this event, please click here

 

 

Tags: downtown boston, auditions