365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

Boston Arts Festival at the Waterfront

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Aug 25, 2014

artsThe Boston Arts Festival will be held during Labor Day Weekend. On Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st, enjoy and experience various forms of performing and visual art at the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. 

"Started in 2003 as a single afternoon event, the festival has expanded into a celebration incorporating a diverse performing arts program & a specially built artists' village.

Based in the idyllic Christopher Columbus Park on Boston's waterfront, the festivities glisten in perfect symmetry with the parks surroundings."

This event is free and open to all ages.

Please click here for more information on the Boston Arts Festival. 

 

Tags: Waterfront, Boston Arts Festival, arts, Christopher Columbus Park

5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Aug 24, 2014

food festivalThe 5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival will return on Sunday, September 14th. 

"For one spectacular day each year, SBN transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub! 

Boston Local Food Festival is a free outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family fun zone and more."

The Boston Local Food Festival will be held from 11:00am-5:00pm by the Waterfront. Please click here for more general information on the event. 

 

Tags: rose kennedy greenway, Waterfront, Boston Local Food Festival

The Boston Cup 2014

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Aug 23, 2014

boston cupThe Boston Cup is a classic car show that will be held at the Boston Common on Sunday, September 21st from 9:00am-2:00pm. 

"The New England Antique Racers Association will display the New England racers Hall of Fame. This legacy of racing in New England will pay homage to those tracks that are no longer running but are a part of our history. Readville, Rockland, Cranston and many more dotted our landscape. Come learn about them at this year’s Boston Cup, September 21st!"

This year, in addition to the 100 classic cars, there will also be race and electric vehicles on display. This event is free and great for all ages!

Click here for more information. 

 

Tags: boston common, boston cup, classic cars

Boston College v. UMass at Gillette

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Aug 22, 2014

gilletteReady for football? What better way to enjoy the start of the season then going to a fantastic local college game.

Boston College will be playing UMass Football at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on Saturday, August 30th at 3:00pm. 

"Speaking at UMass football media day Wednesday, coach Mark Whipple – who hasn't shied away from the importance of the matchup since being hired in January – called the game the 'biggest home opener we've ever had in the history of UMass.'"

Even though Gillette Stadium has seating for over 60,000, because of the anticipation of this game and the football season, tickets are selling out quickly. 

For more information on how to get your tickets, please click here.  

 

Tags: boston college, Foxborough, umass amherst, gillette stadium

Go Hiking near Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Aug 20, 2014

outdoorsAlthough there may only be a handful of beach days left, there is plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors before it starts to snow.

A great way to spend a nice day in New England is to check out a hiking trail and Massachusetts offers some great trails for those just looking for a day trip in the area.

Here are a few suggestions. 

Blue Hills Reservation
Milton
Located only minutes from the bustle of downtown Boston, the DCR Blue Hills Reservation stretches over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph, providing a green oasis in an urban environment. Rising above the horizon, Great Blue Hill reaches a height of 635 feet, the highest of the 22 hills in the Blue Hills chain. From the rocky summit visitors can see over the entire metropolitan area. With its scenic views, varied terrain and 125 miles of trails, the Blue Hills Reservation offers year-round enjoyment for the outdoor enthusiast.

East Middlesex Fells Reservation
Malden
Something like five miles northerly from Boston lies a great tract of country, all stony hills and table-lands, almost uninhabited, and of wonderful picturesqueness, and wild rugged beauty.- Sylvester Baxter, Boston Herald Supplement, December 6, 1879.

Hazel Brook Conservation
Wayland
Hazel Brook Conservation Area (48.4 acres) rewards your senses almost immediately by the sound of the rushing waters of Hazel Brook, soon followed by the sight of a beautiful pond.

Don't stop there, for a moderately easy hike uphill through the quiet woods leads you to a network of more than 65 miles of trails through Weston Town Forest and other public land. A figure-eight route through the property takes about one hour, plus any additional time you choose to devote to Weston town trails beyond.

Click here for some more suggestions on trails near the Boston area. 

 

Tags: hiking, blue hills reservation, milton, east middlesex fells reservation, malden, hazel brook conservation, wayland

Free Screening of Good Will Hunting in Fort Point

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Aug 19, 2014

willThe Fort Point Stage will host a free outdoor screening of Good Will Hunting in honor of the late Robin Williams.

"The volunteer-based performing arts organization will be showing the 1997 classic in the park at Channel Center at 8 p.m. on Aug. 22. The event is a part of the Fort Point’s impromptu outdoor movie night series.

'The screening is an opportunity for neighbors and visitors to come together, to reflect on the work of Robin Williams that so many of us found inspiring,' Steve Hollinger, creative director at Fort Point stage, said in an e-mail. 'The fact that ‘Good Will Hunting’ was filmed here in South Boston has meaning as well.'"

For more information on this viewing, and other Fort Point Stage events, please click here

 

Tags: Fort Point, good will hunting, robin williams, fort point stage

St. Anthony's Feast In The North End

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Aug 18, 2014

north endIf you're in Boston during Labor Day weekend, check out the Saint Anthony's Feast in the North End.

From August 29th-31st, the streets will be filled with "the best Italian street foods from 100 pushcarts enjoying arancini, sausage peppers & onion, quahogs, calamari, pizza, pasta and of course zeppole, cannoli and gelato.

Guests can also browse the wide selection of souvenir keepsakes and mementos."

In addition to the copious amount of food, there will also be opening & closing ceremonies and performers so check the schedule before you go if you'd like to see some entertainment while you're enjoying your cannoli!

Keep in mind that there is large turnout for this festival so plan according.

Please click here for more information. 

 

Tags: festival, north end, st. anthonys feast

Boston Women's Bike Festival in West Roxbury

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Aug 15, 2014

bikesOn Saturday, Aug. 16th, Boston Bikes will present the Boston Women’s Bike Ride & Festival in West Roxbury from 9am-2pm. 

"This celebration of women on bikes will be New England’s first all-women’s ride and festival, and will feature scenic 10, 30, and 50 mile rides, family activities, music, an expo featuring bike-friendly companies, skills clinics, and more!

Participants can join for just the ride or take part in a workshop taught by some of the best professional cyclists in the area to get tips on mountain biking (including the Luna Chix Mountain Biking Workshop), commuting, mechanics and more. Adult learn-to-ride clinics will be offered for new riders or those who can’t remember the last time they were on a bike. New riders, families, and experienced cyclists are all welcome to participate in the event."

Registration is still open for those who would like to participate. Please visit bostonbikes.org/women for more information. 

 

Tags: West Roxbury, exercise, biking, women's bike festival

Wake Up Narcolepsy - Boston!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Aug 14, 2014

wake up"The 2nd Annual Wake Up Narcolepsy – Boston!, presented by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, comes to the Hyatt Regency in Boston, MA.

Proceeds from this evening will benefit Wake Up Narcolepsy’s mission to increase narcolepsy awareness and fund medical research for faster diagnosis and improved treatment for this debilitating sleep disorder.

The event begins with hors d’oeuvres and silent auction at 6pm. The comedy show begins at 8:30pm with PJ Walsh, Steve Bjork, and headliner, Patty Ross."

The 2nd Annual Wake Up Narcolepsy event will be held on Friday, September 26th in Downtown Boston. Get your tickets now before this event sells out!

Click here for more general and ticket information. 

 

Tags: downtown boston, comedy, wake up narcolepsy, hyatt

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. 

 

Tags: boston common, South Boston, harvard square, good will hunting, robin williams