On April 26th, Boston area retailers will be donating part of their proceeds to The Esplanade Association and The Rose Kennedy Greenway in honor of Earth Day. Participating retailers will include Marathon Sports, City Table and Paramount Restaurant.
"For Earth Day, 2014, The Esplanade Association and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy are joining together for the 2nd year to bring 5% for Earth Day to Boston. The campaign will ask Boston-area retailers to donate 5% of their gross proceeds on Saturday April 26th, 2014 to the two park friends organizations in order to support our work for Boston’s parks and open spaces."
Please click here for further information on this event and participating stores.
The award winning Boston based artist, Keith MacLelland, is currently having a exhibition of his artwork at The South Rotunda Gallery in the Hynes Convention Center.
"Inspired by 1950's heroic Hollywood cowboys and today's technology immersed culture, MacLelland is known for his eco-conscious colorful contemporary mixed media cowboy collages. From empty cracker boxes to junk mail, he sees overlooked everyday discards as exciting materials to incorporate into his pieces. MacLelland keeps up with the latest fashion trends and adds decorative elements such as rhinestones, glitter, and silver studs. "
The Keith MacLelland Exhibit will be at the Hynes Convention Center in Back Bay now until May 2014. Please click here for more information on the exhibition.
The Harvard Arts First Festival will be held from May 1st to the 4th. The art festival is a celebration of work from Harvard's students and facility.
"ARTS FIRST will delight you with more than 200 music, theater, dance, film, and visual arts events.
Produced by the Office for the Arts, with support from the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, the festival is a public event with many free performances and activities for Harvard and community members of all ages."
Performances include The Mozart Society Orchestra Spring Concert, Spring 2014 Emerging Choreographers and 'A Midsummers Night Dream'. There will also be workshops, film screenings a spring soiree and so much more!
The Cambridgeside Galleria & Disney Junior Live will be hosting a free Pirate & Princess Party on Wednesday, April 23rd from 1-3pm at CambridgeSide Galleria.
Kids of all ages are encouraged to dress as their favorite pirate or princess and enjoy a fun afternoon with games, crafts, prizes and more!
First 100 kids to check in will receive a FREE voucher to Disney Junior Live On Tour Pirate & Princess Adventure.
Please click here more information on this and other Cambridgeside Galleria events.
"Join fellow locals this April to help raise money for the One Fund during the Froston Marathon on April 19th from 12pm – 10pm! ALL proceeds will be donated to the victims of last year’s tragedy.
Participating Faneuil Hall area bars include: Frost Ice Bar, Mija, Central Wharf Co., Sterling's, the Black Rose, Battery Park, Warehouse, Coogans and Stadium.
Bacardi is an event sponsor and will featuring two specialty cocktails; 'The Rum Runner to Remember' and 'Hearts of Gold.' Bacardi will also be donating $10 to The One Fund for every case of Bacardi purchased by Boston area bars between March and April in Boston.
Raffle items will also be featured and are from The New England Aquarium, Blue Man Group, Boston Harbor Cruises, Improv Asylum, Boston Duck Tours, The Museum of Science, Kings Boston, Citi Performing Arts Center, Union Oyster house...and many more! All raffle proceeds go to The One Fund. Raffle tickets may be purchase for $1 each!"
For more information about the Froston Marathon and ticket availability, please click here.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be hosting a 'Hop into Spring Weekend' on Saturday, April 19th and Sunday, April 20th.
The 'Hop Into Spring Weekend' will be "a series of free outdoor events on Saturday April 19 -20. The weekend will kick off with an Easter egg hunt on Saturday at 10 am, followed by a concert featuring Reverse Order and The Sugarbabies Band at noon.
Reverse Order will honor the marathon with their song 'Our City,' and a Boston Marathon inspired exhibit will be open all weekend at Best of Boston located in the North Market building."
Please click here for more information on these events, and others in Faneuil Hall.
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.