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National Eggs Benedict Day At South Street Diner


south street dinerSouth 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.

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Marathon Monday in Boston


boston marathonThe 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.

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

"Boston Loves Impressionism" at the MFA


MFAThe exhibition "Boston Loves Impressionism" is a collection of impressionism art work that were voted as fan favorites from the Museum of Fine Arts

"Voters made plain their love for Vincent van Gogh’s masterpiece, Houses at Auvers (1890), which earned the most votes (4,464), edging out Claude Monet, who came in second place with 3,543 votes for his iconic Water Lilies (1907). Third place was taken by Edgar Degas’ Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer (original model 1878–81, cast after 1921)––the only sculpture in the contest. These three top vote getters hold a place of honor at the entrance of the exhibition."

Come see Vincent van Gogh, Monet & more impressionist works of art at the MFA in Boston! The exhibition will be on available until May 26th. Please click here for more information.

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class


Hubway ReOpens in Boston


hubwayReady for a bike ride around the Esplanade? Boston, Brookline and Somerville join Cambridge and open The Hubway, the city's bike sharing system, on Wednesday, April 2nd.

"The Hubway team has been hard at work deploying stations, and nearly 100 stations (out of 140) are expected to be operational by April 2nd, with most remaining stations to be rolled out in early April. Please note: stations along Boylston Street in Brookline and Boston will not be deployed until after the Boston Marathon."

Participants can sign up online for a Hubway Membership. There are monthly and annual memberships available. There is also an option for a one/two day rental for those who are visiting or just want to have some fun touring the city on the weekend. 

Interesting in finding out more? Check out TheHubway.com.  

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Boston Design Week


boston design weekBoston Design Week is going on now until Sunday, March 30th! 

"Boston Design Week will feature 60+ events spanning across the entire city of Boston and beyond. "The vision for Boston Design Week is to "encourage the public to explore architecture, environmental and landscape design, urban design, interior design, fashion, graphic design and photography, product and industrial design, and studio design such as furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, textiles, jewelry and more."

Events for Boston Design Week include art exhibits, demonstrations, forums and open houses. For more information on Boston Design Week and to check out their event calender, please go to BostonDesignWeek.com!

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Dropkick Murphys at House of Blues


Dropkick MurphysThe Dropkick Murphys are back in Boston! The Dropkicks will be performing at the House of Blues from Thursday, March 13th to Sunday, March 16th. 

The Dropkick Murphys, formed in Quincy, MA, is a American Celtic Punk Band that is notorious for putting on awesome shows during the St. Patrick's Day holiday in Boston.

"The 2004 single 'Tessie' became the band's first hit and one of their biggest charting singles to date. The band's final Hellcat release, 2005's The Warrior's Code, included the song 'I'm Shipping Up to Boston'; the song was featured in the 2006 Academy Award-winning movie The Departed, and went on to become the band's only Platinum-selling single to date, and remains one of their best-known songs."

Tickets are currently sold out through the Dropkick site but are still available through StubHub.com

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

'West Side Story' at Symphony Hall


West Side StoryBernstein's award winning 'West Side Story' will be at Boston Symphony Hall from Friday, February 14th to Sunday, February 18th.

"Experience a thrilling new presentation of this iconic film and winner of ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The Boston Symphony plays Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown on large screens in high definition with the original vocals and dialogue intact.  

This classic romantic tragedy, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, and with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals. It features Robbins' breath-taking choreography and a screenplay by Ernest Lehman based on the masterful book by Arthur Laurents."

Please click here for further general and ticket information.  

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Dishcrawl in the North End


dishcrawl"Dishcrawl, a national startup founded on the premise that communities can be brought together by good food and good company, is crawling it’s way to the North End on Tuesday, February 11th from 7-9:30pm. It’s like a pubcrawl, but more delicious!

With over 100 restaurants in the North End alone, Dishcrawl is able to introduce food lovers to different restaurants around the neighborhood that they haven’t had a chance to venture to. To make the event more exciting, the restaurants are kept a secret until two days before at which time only the first location is revealed. "

For more information on this event and tickets, please go to Dishcrawl.com/Boston.

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Today is National Frozen Yogurt Day!


yogurtToday is National Frozen Yogurt Day! Yogurtland is celebrating by giving away free frozen yogurt & toppings from 4pm-7pm. 

The participating Yogurtland locations include Boston, Brookline and Harvard Square

"Participants will also receive a special collectible spoon that changes color when the utensil gets cold, as well as a commemorative cup for their choice of yogurt and toppings.

This event is sponsored by Hershey® and The California Milk Advisory Board."

For further information on Yogurtland and locations, please go to www.yogurt-land.com.

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Rock Climbing in Boston


Rock SportLove the outdoors? Check out Rock Sport Climbing in Boston! With a location near Hyde Park, and one coming soon to South Boston, enjoy the experience of rock climbing without going too far from home.

This indoor venue gives guests the opportunity to enjoy 9,000 square feet of climbing space in a state of the art climbing facility and features climbing walls, bouldering routes, a lounge and a changing room. 

Your rock climbing experience will not only be fun, but also affordable. A adult full day gym pass is only $17. They also offer lessons and memberships. 

For further information on Rock Sport Climbing and their rates, please go to rockspotclimbing.com.

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

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