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Where to Watch the 4th of July Fireworks in Boston

Where to Watch the 4th of July Fireworks in Boston

Boston fireworks | alohadave/Shutterstock Where better to celebrate Independence Day than in one of the most historical cities in the nation? Boston’s skies are lighting up all week long, but the biggest event all is the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular . Taking place along the Esplanade, the fireworks start lighting up the Charles River promptly at 10:30pm. But, pray tell, where is the best place to watch? We’ve rounded up the best scenic spots around Boston to catch the fireworks. But Boston Pops is not the only show is town, and if you’d rather avoid the crowds, there […]

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Colombian tall ship “Arc Gloria” calls port in Boston

Colombian tall ship “Arc Gloria” calls port in Boston

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 21: Rigging from ColombiaÕs Tall Ship ÒARC GloriaÓ frames the city June 21, 2019 . The ship is free for public viewing through Monday morning June 24th in BOSTON, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Chris Christo/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) The three masted tall ship “Arc Gloria” will be open for tours after calling port in Boston. The Colombian navy training ship has 156 crew and combines modern seamanship skills with old time sailing techniques for the naval cadets.

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To Do This Weekend: Boston Art & Music Soul Festival

To Do This Weekend: Boston Art & Music Soul Festival

Along with various musical acts, the BAMS Festival will host a local vendors’ market, free dance lessons, and a live graffiti art show. Photo by Jourdan Christopher What? Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Festival When? Saturday, June 22, noon to 8 pm Where? Franklin Park Playstead, Pierpont Road, Boston How much? Free Why should I go? In 2018, Roxbury native Catherine Morris started the Boston Art & Music Soul Festival with the mission of highlighting oftentimes overlooked independent artists and breaking down racial and social barriers to the arts. This year, the BAMS Festival received over 2,500 applications […]

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What’s behind the so-called beer garden backlash?

What’s behind the so-called beer garden backlash?

Patrons enjoy beers outside under string lights at the Cisco Brewers beer garden on the corner of Seaport and Fan Pier boulevards in the Seaport. Boston is in the midst of a beer garden boom — as well as a backlash. Last summer, it could seem like nearly every other week a new park corner or underutilized lot was roped off so that local residents and workers could enjoy a refreshing outdoor brew during the city’s fleeting summer season. Trillium’s popular garden returned for its sophomore year on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and was joined by a new Downeast […]

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5 concerts that are selling out fast

5 concerts that are selling out fast

Fitz and the Tantrums headlined the 23rd EarthFest event at the DCR Hatch Shell on May 21, 2016. Few things are more frustrating to a music fan than hearing that a favorite act is coming to town, only to find out that the show is sold out. We’re here to help you avoid that pitfall — and the overpriced secondary ticket market — by consulting local experts like Bridget Gillis, of Live Nation, Christine Varriale, of Bowery Boston, and Shawn Robidoux, of The Wilbur. Below, check out a handful of live shows we’ve heard are dangerously low on tickets. […]

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Best of Boston Weddings 2019

Best of Boston Weddings 2019

Weddings Our exclusive guide to the area’s top wedding professionals. “Saucer Style” glass champagne coupe, “Debutante” glass goblet, “Alina” chinaware plate, all Peak Event Services. Luna Bea “Luna Halo” silk flower crown, BHLDN. Carrot & Gibbs “White Tonal Paisley” bow tie, Drinkwater’s. Platinum band with diamonds, Tacori 18-karat-rose-gold band with diamonds, Saturn Jewels platinum band with diamonds, and platinum band with brushed-finish center, all Barmakian Jewelers. The Collar Company cufflinks, Drinkwater’s. Slices of strawberry-orange cake and honey-lavender cake, both Soul Cake. “Arezzo” flatware, Peak Event Services. Foil-stamped and digitally printed invitation and digitally printed envelope, Wouldn’t It Be Lovely. […]

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80 Can’t-Miss New England Summer 2019 Events

80 Can’t-Miss New England Summer 2019 Events

Monica MadejaThe USS Constitution in sand form on Revere Beach Summer’s here and we’ve gathered 80 can’t-miss fairs, festivals, activities and events throughout New England that you don’t want to miss. Check out our picks for your summer of fun! Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series , through August 30, Boston, Mass. Celebrate summer with the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series featuring four nights of outdoor summer fun on the Boston Waterfront. Enjoy live music on Tuesdays (Pop-Soul), Rat Pack Wednesdays, Blues Barge Thursdays and on Friday it’s movie night when the […]

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55+ Great Events Happening All Week Long in and Around Boston

55+ Great Events Happening All Week Long in and Around Boston

Dave Matthews performs at Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP) A new week is here and there are some great events on tap for the entire family. From the Boston Pickle Fair to Miss Saigon at the Opera House and everything in between, plus Adam Sandler, Luke Bryan and Dave Matthews are all in town. Here are our picks for the week ahead: Monday, June 17 Enjoy movies with your preschooler at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library. 10:30-11:30 a.m., […]

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50+ Great Events Happening This Weekend in and Around Boston

50+ Great Events Happening This Weekend in and Around Boston

The summer fun is certainly heating up in and around the city. From outdoor play to outdoor entertainment, there is certainly something for everyone. This week check out the Boston Pizza Festival, FUNK Boston’s Wild & Sour Beer Fest, an outdoor movie night and more. Here are our picks for the week ahead: Monday, June 10 Enjoy movies with your preschooler at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library. 10:30-11:30 a.m., 4246 Washington St., Roslindale. Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. […]

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15 adorable dogs (and a cat!) from the 2019 Boston Pride parade

15 adorable dogs (and a cat!) from the 2019 Boston Pride parade

Dogs of 2019 Boston Pride BOSTON — A beautiful, sunny day greeted the tens of thousands of participants and onlookers at the 2019 Boston Pride Parade. The parade stepped off at noon from Copley Square with more than 400 organizations participating. It ended at City Hall Plaza around 5 p.m., where thousands attended the festival and concert. In between, our photographer spotted countless dogs as part of the event (and even one cat), most dressed up for the day. Scroll down to view some of our favorites.

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