365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

BUST Magazine’s Holiday Craftacular

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Nov 20, 2014

boston-7Cat Cafes are taking the nation by storm. And who wouldn't love a furry companion while sipping some coffee? 

Luckily, for one day only, Boston will get a chance to enjoy the craze and some great indie crafts!

On Saturday, November 22nd, the BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular will be in Boston at the South End Cyclorama. There will be over 120 vendors and tickets are only $3! 

"Indulge in a hot beverage while hanging with some cats, and maybe even consider adopting one. There will be cats from local non-profit Broken Tail Rescue, as well as a team from the organization on-site to answer questions, provide information, and accept donations."

For more general and ticket information, please click here

 

Tags: Cyclorama, South End, arts and crafts, cats

Boys & Girls Club of Boston Holiday Party

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Nov 19, 2014

celebrateThe Friends Council of the BGCB will be hosting their Friends Council Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 9th! 

The Friends Council Holiday Party will be held from 6:30 pm-9:00pm at The Boston College Club in Downtown Boston

The Friends Councile Holiday Party will have live music, open bar, great networking and fun! Tickets for non members are $65.00 plus fees 

The BGCG "serve approximately 15,000 children and teens, ages 6 to 18, in our Clubs, and through our programs and partnerships. Our approach focuses on six core initiatives: Arts; Education; Leadership; Life Skills; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Technology."

Please click here for more general and ticketing information for the Friends Council Holiday Party! 

 

Tags: Downtown, holiday party, Boys & Girls Club of Boston

Boston Open Screen at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Nov 17, 2014

open_screeningHave a video that you'd like to show off? Bring it to the Boston Open Screen at Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline!

The Boston Open Screen event will be held on Tuesday, November 18th. If you would like to bring in a piece, it needs to be under 10 minutes long and be in a DVD, Blue Ray, or Flash drive (with a H.264 compression) format. 

"Come to the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA (Off the Green Line) for 7pm to sign up and we'll get to watching at around 7:30.

Tickets are only $7 for this event! 

Please click here for more information on the Boston Open Screen at the Coolidge Corner Theatre!

Tags: Coolidge Corner Theater, brookline, film, coolidge corner

Small Business Saturday in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Nov 16, 2014

newburySmall Business Saturday was started in 2010, with the help of American Express, to entice customers to shop at boutique & local stores. 

And on November 29th, Small Business Saturday will be here again. Dining, shopping, entertainment, travel, and service companies will be showcased throughout various neighborhoods in Boston.

If you are in Boston, Back Bay is a great place to start checking out Small Business Saturday. Numerous shops on Newbury Street, including Jack Willis, Petit Bateau and Camper, will be participating. 

Small Business Saturday will be held throughout the United States. To search your area and find out which companies are participating, click here

"In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before."

 

Tags: Small Business Saturday, Back Bay

Hearth Shares in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Nov 15, 2014

hearthshares"Hearth Shares is partnering with participating restaurants in Greater Boston. Diners are invited to add a $1 donation to their table's bill, post-tax, during the months of November and December.

Hearth Shares is based on an incredibly successful and innovative fundraising program in the United Kingdom called StreetSmart.

It began in London in 1998 and has raised over $10,000,000 for local homeless programs. Chefs such as Fergus Henderson, Gordon Ramsay, Angela Hartnett, and Ashley Palmer-Watts are advocates, and StreetSmart now boasts over 500 participating restaurants."

Participating Boston restaurants include Aquataine, The Beehive, Gaslight and Union Bar & Grill!

For more information, including a list of all participating restaurant, please check out HearthShares.org.

 

Tags: Boston area, fundraiser, hearth shares

'Gifts + Glam' at The Shops At The Prudential

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Nov 14, 2014

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Enjoy a night of Gifts + Glam at The Shops at the Prudential Center in Back Bay on Thursday, November 20th. 

The event will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Participating shops include Barnes & Nobel, Chico's, LOFT and Brighton Collectibles. There will also be dining discounts at 5 Napkin Burger, Boston Chowda, California Pizza Kitchen & many more!

There is even a chance to win some prizes at the event! 

For more information on the 'Gifts + Glam' event at The Prudential Center, please click here

 

Tags: Back Bay, the shops at the prudential center, makeover, gifts + glam

Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Nov 13, 2014

ski-1Want to check out the best winter gear for this upcoming ski season? Then head over to the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo.

The Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center in the Seaport District from Thursday, November 13th to Sunday, November 16th. 

In addition to the best gear, "ski resort reps will be on hand, giving out discount tickets and trinkets. A Long Trail beer garden, live bands, and celebs from the US Ski Team and Warren Miller movies will also be present, making the Ski Show as crucial to getting ready for the season as ramping up your squats and wall sits."

So head on over this weekend for some winter fun! Click here for more general and ticket information.

 

 

Tags: Seaport District, seaport world trade center, ski and snowboard expo

The Boston Jewish Film Festival

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Nov 11, 2014

bostonjewishThe Boston Jewish Film Festival is going on now til November 17th!

"The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates the richness of the Jewish experience through film and media.  Throughout the year, the Festival engages and inspires the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life, values and culture."

The films are held at the Arlington Capitol Theatre, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Somerville Theatre and West Newton Cinema. Featured films include 'Run Boy Run', 'Above and Beyond' and 'Magic Men'. 

For more general and schedule information, please go to BJFF.org

 

Tags: Arlington, somerville ma, west newton, boston jewish film festival

Veteran's Day Parades in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Nov 10, 2014

veterans_dayVeteran's Day is a time to show appreciation for those who have served and Boston will celebrate with two Veteran's Day parades in Downton Boston

There will be a Veteran's Day Parade followed up by the Veterans for Peace Parade. 

The Veteran's Day parade will be held on Tuesday, November 11th near Boylston and Tremont Street. 

"Boston's first Veteran's Day Parade kicks off at 1pm on at the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets.  The second Veterans Day Parade, known as the Veterans for Peace Parade, follows right behind it to honor and celebrate the original intention for Armistice Day - a Day of Peace. 

Both parades march around Boston Common along Boylston and Tremont Streets, and on to City Hall Plaza and the front of Faneuil Hall next to the statue of American Revolution patriot Samuel Adams, where you can hear a variety of speeches, anti-war poetry readings, and music."

For more information on this, and other Veteran's Day events in Boston, please click here

 

Tags: Downtown, parade, Veterans Day

17th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Nov 09, 2014

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"It’s Turkey Trot time again! Ray Ciccolo’s Boston Volvo Village of Brighton is sponsoring their Annual Boston Volvo 5k Road Race to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter."

The Thanksgiving Day 5K race will begin at Boston Volvo Village in Brighton at 9:00am. 

"The Thanksgiving Day 5k has become a tradition for more than 1,000 runners each year. The Race begins at Boston Volvo Village at 9:00am, winds through the streets of Brighton and ends where it began back at the dealership."

Please click here for more general and registration information. 

 

Tags: Brighton, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, thanksgiving day 5k