365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

Pru Boo @ The Prudential

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Oct 24, 2014

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Enjoy a fun day of trick-or-treating, face painting, magic shows & more in Back Bay at the 20th Anniversary Pru Boo Event! The event will be held on Sunday, October 26th. 

"Bring your children to trick-or-treat at over 50 participating stores and restaurants. Other activities include face painting, magic shows, pumpkin decorating, and activity stations provided by: NECCO, New England Aquarium, Blue Man Group, Museum of Science, Mary Baker Eddy Library, The Freedom Trail Foundation, and more!

Our nonprofit partner this year is Catching Joy, whose mission is to promote volunteerism beginning with young children and their families. Catching Joy organizes hands-on activities that kids can do to let them feel the joy of giving."

Please click here for more information on this year's Pru Boo! 

 

Tags: Pru Boo, The Prudential Shops, trick or treat, Back Bay

Art Discovery Classes in Back Bay

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

theguildofbostonartistsThe Guild of Boston Artists will be hosting in a four-part series of Art Discovery classes for children in Back Bay.

"Classes will be held in the gallery on Saturdays from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, starting October 25.

Demonstrations and classes will be led by some of the Guild’s talented artists, who will share with children that art is joyful, fun, and super cool. After each discussion, the children will have an opportunity to make their own paintings.

Classes and supplies are free of charge, a service the Guild of Boston Artists provides with the goal of inspiring the next generation of artists "

Please click here for more information on The Guild of Boston Artists and their classes.

 

Tags: Back Bay, art classes, the guild of boston artists

Harpoon X-Night at the Beer Hall

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Oct 22, 2014

harpoon-2Harpoon is always "tapping unique batches from our 10 barrel pilot system". 

And on Wednesday, October 22nd from 7:30pm-9:30pm, you could be one of the first to try one of the new and interesting beers created at the Harpoon Brewery. 

Tickets for the Harpoon X-Night are $20 and are first come, first serve. The ticket will include a Harpoon X-night 16 ox mug. The event will be held at the Beer Hall, next to the Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport District

"Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, October 8th 11:30 AM. at During the evening, we will have our entire lineup of beers and freshly baked pretzels available for purchase."

For more general and ticket information, please click here

 

Tags: Seaport District, beer, harpoon brewery

Pumpkin Painting Party in the South End

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Oct 21, 2014

southendhistoricalsocietyThe South End Historical Society is hosting a Pumpkin Painting Party on Satuday, October 25th! 

The Pumpkin Painting Party will be held from 9:30AM-11:30AM at The Children's Art Center on Rutland Ave. 

"Don your spookiest costumes to paint pumpkins, participate in vintage Halloween activities, and learn about the history of the South End"

Tickets are $10/child or purchase a $40 family membership to the SEHS. Tickets are only $5 for all current SEHS members.

Please click here for further information. 

Tags: South End Historical Society, halloween, childrens art center, pumpkins

Boston Zombie Apocalypes

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Oct 19, 2014

bostonzombieWant to get into the Halloween Spirit? Then you should check out the Boston Zombie Apocalypse events going on now! 

The Boston Zombie Apocalypes is an organization that hosts "indoor zombie events....where you come to live out your 'Walking Dead' fantasy!" 

The attendees are put into groups and given mock rifles and are taken through a maze of different environments. The event is similar to paintball, where the team's goal is to eliminate their target, in these case, zombies. 

If you would prefer to be a zombie and scare the living, attendees can sign up to be zombies for as many nights as they'd like. They will be given professional make up and have a chance to win prizes! 

The Boston Zombie Apocalypse events about 30 minutes south of Boston in Abington. Please click here for more general and ticketing information. 

 

Tags: halloween, boston zombie, abington

Paint the Pumpkins Pink in Newton

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Oct 18, 2014

pinkpumpkinJoin The Paint Bar in Newton for their 1st Annual Paint the Pumpkins Pink Open House Fundraiser to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 21st from 6:00pm-9:00pm. 

"Paint, glitter and bedazzle your pumpkin for a great cause!"

The event is $25 and includes two pumpkins, art supplies and six raffle tickets for special prizes! 

Please click here for more information on this event. 

Tags: Newton, pumpkin picking, the paint bar, breast cancer research

4th Annual Canine Promenade

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

esplanadeassociation"On Sunday, October 26th, the Esplanade Association and Pawsh Boutique invite you to join us for the 4th Annual Canine Promenade!  

Held on the Charles River Esplanade, this 1/2 mile parade of pets in costume is one fall event which you will not want to miss.

Participate by registering your pet today! All donations benefit the Esplanade Association’s work to improve the park for humans and pets"

The event will have a parade, costume contest and giveaways! Please click here for more information on the 4th Annual Canine Promenade! 

 

Tags: Charles River, halloween, the esplanade association, 4th annual canine promenade

The 2014 Head of the Charles

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Oct 16, 2014

headofthecharlesThe 2014 Head of the Charles will be held on October 18th & 19th!

"Since its origin in 1965, the Head Of The Charles® Regatta has welcomed the world’s best crew teams to the banks of the Charles River for the ultimate two-day rowing competition.

Today, more than 9,000 athletes from around the world compete in 55 different race events. In 1997, the Regatta grew to a two-day event and now attracts up to 300,000 spectators during race weekend in October."

Please click here for more general and scheduling information on the Head of the Charles.

 

Tags: the esplanade, rowing competition, head of the charles

Fleetwood Mac at TD Garden

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Oct 14, 2014

fleetwoodFleetwood Mac will be coming to Boston, and after a 16 year absence, Christine McVie will be touring with her band mates as part of the ' On With The Show' Tour. 

The concert will be held at TD Garden in the West End on Saturday, October 25th. 

"During Fleetwood Mac's 2013 tour, the four members happily welcomed Christine back on the stage during their show at London's O2 Arena, where she performed their classic 'Don't Stop' and received a wild ovation from the crowd. 'It was so comfortable being back onstage with them as if no time had passed, and then we all started talking and it feels like the time is right. I'm really happy,' she commented. 'As far as we're concerned, she's never really left. We are overjoyed to have Christine back on stage with us,' said the other members of Fleetwood Mac in a joint statement."

Tickets have sold out through Ticketmaster and are currently available on StubHub.

 

Tags: TD Garden, West End, fleetwood mac

Boston Book Fest in Copley

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Oct 13, 2014

book_festCopley Square in Back Bay will be hosting the Boston Book Fest from Thursday, October 23rd to Saturday, October 25th.

"The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city."

There will be over 150 presenters during the festival including Steve Almond, Nicholas Carr and Gregory Maguire.  

The Boston Book Fest will have a little something for everyone. Aside from the presenters, there will be live music, a costume parade & story time for the kids, a street fair and so much more. 

For more information on the Boston Book Festival, please click here

Still want more? Boston is now officially home to the first Literary Culture District.

 

Tags: Copley Square, Back Bay, book fest