Chris Padgett wanted to give back to the city after the Boston Marathon bombings in a unique way. His project, 'Bled for Boston', showcases tattoos from individuals who love this city and emphasize it in ink. The exhibit is featured at the Boston Center for Adult Education in Back Bay.
"Chris says, 'Bostonians everywhere showed their support for the city after the bombings. Many tattoo shops in Massachusetts stepped up and offered Boston-themed tattoos, donating their profits to The One Fund Boston. I wanted to capture the people that dedicated permanent space on their bodies as memorials to their city, first responders and the people who lost their lives at the Marathon.'"
The exhibit will be on display through the end of April. Please click here for more general information and visiting hours for the 'Bled for Boston' Exhibit at the BCAE.
College & high school students are in luck!
This season, the Red Sox are giving out discounted tickets for every home game. For only $9 a ticket, students can receive Standing Room Only seats at Fenway Park!
"In addition to the $9 SRO deal, the Red Sox will be offering all students the opportunity to purchase seats $20 for 6 specifically themed college nights in April and May – listed below. Seats for these 6 games will range across most seat categories at Fenway Park, subject to availability."
College Themed Nights:
April 20 – Student Scavenger Hunt
April 29 – Night of Champions
May 1 – Greek Night
May 18 – College Media Night
May 29 – Class of 2014 Night
Please click here for more information on student tickets at Fenway Park!
South Street Diner, the only 24/7 diner in Boston, will be celebrating National Eggs Benedict Day with special menu items on Wednesday, April 16th.
"Eggs benedict originated in 1894 after Wall Street Broker Lemuel Benedict ordered 'buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and a hooker of Hollandaise' at the Waldorf Hotel. The dish was then modified to its traditional version and named after Lemuel, thus creating the classic American breakfast dish."
South Street Diner will be serving over 16 variations of the popular breakfast item including lobster, bacon, burger and California benedict. For a full list of variations, please click here.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
will be holding their third annual "A Sip in the Park" Event on Friday, April 25th from 7pm-10pm at Fenway Park
The event will be "special evening with tasting options, great food and entertainment in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Boston Chapter.
Explore silent and live auction items including theater tickets, exotic getaways, restaurant gift certificates and more!
Proceeds from 'A Sip in the Park' will go to support AFSP Boston's programs across Eastern Massachusetts raising awareness and reducing the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness, as well as bringing outreach and support to survivors."
For more general and ticket information on this event, please go to ASipInThePark.org.
The 2014 Boston Marathon is almost here! The Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 21st and will start at 8:50pm.
The legendary course will start in Hopkinton and end at the finish line in Copley Square, Boston. This year's race will be truly an inspiration and emotional race due to the events from last year's race.
"The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via qualification)."
In addition to the race, the Red Sox will have their annual Marathon Monday home game at Fenway against the Orioles, which will bring a substantial amount of visitors and excitement to the Boston area.
For further information on the Boston Marathon, please go to BAA.org.
On April 12th & 13th, shops around the Back Bay area are coming together for a 'Boston Strong Shop On' Event. Participating stores will be donating a portion of their profits to a chairty that gives back to those effected by the Boston Marathon Bombings.
The members of the Back Bay community would like to "celebrate the strength of Boston with an opportunity to visit the heart of Back Bay and give to those affected by this tragedy.
Customers will be given a map of Back Bay, highlighting the following participating stores: Daniela Corte, Viselli Santoro Salon, Crush Boutique, Robin’s Candy, Reflections, Kitchenwares, Sikara & Co., and Bonobos.
Also, for visiting 5 or more of the participating stores, customers will receive a Boston Strong gift bag, featuring special offers and products from participating stores."
The 'Black Mass' film will be having casting calls on April 12th & 13th from 1-6pm in Dorchester.
The 'Black Mass' film is based on the story of Whitey Bulger, one of Boston's most notorious mobsters, and his ties to the FBI.
The casting calls will be held at the Boston Teacher's Union at 180 Mount Vernon St. Background extras and speaking rolls are needed for this film.
'Black Mass' will be filmed between May 19th until August 1st.
For more information on the casting call for 'Black Mass', please go to Cpcasting.com.
Shortly after the Boston Marathon bombings, a makeshift memorial started to take shape in Back Bay.
Now, almost a year later, the Boston Public Library are displaying the array of notes, shoes and other items in the "Dear Boston" Exhibit at the McKim Exhibition Hall in Copley Square.
"Each of the objects left at the memorial, whether giant banner or tiny scrap of paper, store-bought or handmade, was a message of love and support for grieving families and a grieving city. They were hope in material form, symbolizing the human desire to help, comfort, connect, and sustain when confronted with great tragedy."
The exhibit will be open to the public until May 11th, 2014. For more information on the exhibit, please go to BPL.org.
Get it while you can! Participating Ben & Jerry's locations will be giving out free ice cream until 8pm today!
Locations include The Prudential, Newbury Street and the Park Plaza Hotel location. Ice cream flavors include classics like AmeriCone Dream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Peanut Buttery Swirl. The Free Cone Day also allow fans to try some new flavors such as Salted Caramel Blondie and Hazed and Confused.
"The Huffington Post notes that Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day first came about when founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, 'had just survived their first year of running a business.' They were looking to thank their community by giving everyone ice cream and thus, Free Cone Day was born. 35 years later, fans are still reaping the free cone benefits and indulging in plenty of special Ben & Jerry’s flavors."
The lines might be long but it's totally worth it! For more information, check out BenJerry.com.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston will be having dog training classes beginning Thursday, April 10th, and Sunday, April 13th, as well as classes beginning in May.
There are a variety of classes for dogs in different stages of training and life.
The ARL offers an enriching variety of dog training classes as part of their "commitment to supporting positive relationships between people and their pets."
The ARL's "certified, experienced and caring dog trainers help you teach your dog basic and advanced commands, as well as house and outdoor manners."
To find out more about the ARL Training Classes, or if you are interested in adoption, please go to ARLBoston.org.