The Museum of Fine Arts has a First Friday event the first Friday of every month. From 6:00pm-9:30pm grab your friends and celebrate fine art and music. This event is a wonderful way to relax and mingle on a Friday after work!
There is a cash bar that has signature cocktails and tapas available for purchase.
On July 5th and August 2nd, DJ Denise LaCarubba will be spinning. Next month, she will be playing 60s Dance Party music, in tribute to the new Hippie Chic exhibit!
This event is open to visitors 21+. Valid ID with proof of age required for entry.
"Advance tickets are now available! Order yours now to secure your spot at our monthly weekend kickoff. Advance tickets are strongly suggested as the event can sell out. Members may order free tickets by clicking on the ticket link and logging in or signing up, and non-members may purchase tickets that include general Museum admission. Tickets may also be available in person on the day of the event, first come, first served."
The 34th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival will be held on June 9, 2013 on the Charles between Boston & Cambridge. Watch the races and enjoy wonderful Asian cuisine, arts & crafts and performances!
The Boston Dragon Boat Festival was the first and oldest of its kind in America and formed by the Boston Children's Museum & the Cambridge River Festival. The festival was founded to commemorate the life of Chinese poet & patriot, Qu Yuan.
"Each year, 30-40 teams from the US and Canada compete over a 500-meter course in an energetic race to the finish line. The teams practice in the spring to prepare for the June races, paddling in sleek, colorful 39-foot-Hong Kong-style dragon boats.
The Boston Dragon Boat Festival fosters learning and exploration of diverse multi-cultural heritage, especially that of the Asian-American heritage in New England. The goal of the festival is to provide a common setting through which citizens of diverse backgrounds may share goodwill. The short-term impact is a day of friendship, and the long-term impact will be bonds forged within a heritage activity and extended to life-long understanding among people of diverse backgrounds. Shared participation in arts and athletics not only serves as unifying strategies, it also improves community life and health and fitness for all."
Please check the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival website for location & details.
The MFA normally offers free admission on Memorial Day, but this year will be extra special due to the "To Boston With Love" exhibit.
There is also an additioanl exhibit with three paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and community art making. All on-site contributions this weekend will be donated to The One Fund Boston.
"Daily, Saturday through Monday
'To Boston With Love' Shapiro Family Courtyard
Visit 'To Boston With Love,' an installation of hundreds of hand-sewn quilt squares with messages of love and peace sent from the around the world.
'Homer, Leighton, Manet: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art' Gallery 234
View three special paintings lent by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of the people of Boston.
Community Art-Making Activity: Boston, I Love, 11 am–3 pm, Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
Be inspired to create your message of hope, community, and love to contribute to our collaborative project."
Trivia is everyone now and Geeks Who Drink is gaining popularity in the Boston area. The quizzes cover "everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television.
Each quiz has two audio rounds: a 'Name that Tune' style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV."
Geeks Who Drink allows single players or a team up to six people and is featured at multiple bars including Tommy Doyle's in Cambridge, Tavern in the Square in Allston and Landsdown Pub in Fenway.Click here for the full list.
Winning teams gets bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue.
"Celebrating 11 years as New England's largest film festival, IFFBoston features the best of global and local films to Boston from April 24 -30 at the Somerville Theatre, Brattle Theatre and Coolidge Corner Theatre, as well as Theatre 1 at Revere Hotel and UMass Boston.
The festival plans to screen nearly 100 films from around the world. The festival will open on April 24 at the Somerville Theater with a screening of 'The Spectacular Now' starring Kyle Chandler and directed by James Ponsoldt, who will be in attendance on Opening Night.
This year’s festival includes feature-length and short films, documentaries, animated films, panel discussions with filmmakers, and opportunities to meet visiting producers and actors."
Please check the IFFBoston website for scheduling and ticket information.
On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 several restaurants across the Greater Boston area and beyond will band together and donate a percentage of their sales to the victims of Monday's tragedy via The Greg Hill Foundation.
"Restaurants will donate from (10%-25%) of their evenings sales. While the list is growing, current restaurants participating include:
62 Restaurant & Wine Bar, 62 Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970
Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130
Blue on Highland, 882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494
Bondir, 279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
Cafeteria, 279a Newbury St., Boston, MA 02115
China Blossom, 946 Osgood St., North Andover, MA 01845
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, 75 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116
Enzo Restaurant & Bar, 50 Water St #304, Newburyport, MA 01950
Grafton Street, 1230 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvest, 44 Brattle St Cambridge, MA 02138
Olé Mexican Grill, 11 Springfield St., Cambridge, MA 02139
PARK Restaurant & Bar, 59 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Piattini Wine Café, 226 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116
Ristorante Olivio, 201 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474
Russell House Tavern, 14 John F. Kennedy St Cambridge, MA 02138
Salvatore's Restaurants Various Locations- Seaport, Theatre Distric & Medford
Sweet Basil, 942 Great Plain Ave Needham, MA 02492
Tavern Road, 343 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
Temple Bar, 1688 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Tryst Restaurant, 689 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA 02476
Tuscan Kitchen, 67 Main St., Salem, NH 03079
As restaurants sign on they will be posting their participation on their social media pages.
About The Greg Hill Foundation:
To celebrate 20 years on the air at WAAF in Boston, Greg Hill formed a foundation in June of 2010 that would respond to the immediate needs of families that had been touched by tragedy. Feeling a strong obligation to communities that had supported his radio show, he wanted to create a foundation that would be able to harness his incredibly generous media audience and that would be able to assist in a tragic time at a moment's notice."
Each year, the Boston area recognizes Earth Day with a number of events and celebrations. Here is a list of some of the upcoming family friendly events.
"Float, fly, and roll your way through fun experiences at the Ecotarium as you learn how things move across air, land, and water. Join in an Earth Day Festival celebration April 20 when admission will be half price.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $14 for adults; $8 for 18 and under, children under 2 free; EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester. 508-929-2701.
Franklin Park Zoo
through April 20
The Franklin Park Zoo observes Earth Day with Party for the Planet: Learn how you can contribute to a healthy planet and preserve the Earth. The festivities will include opportunities to meet the zookeepers, plus animal enrichment activities, scavenger hunts, entertainment, eco-friendly exhibitors and much more!
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $14.95 adults; $9.95 children age 3 to 12; Free for children under age 3, Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 401-785-3510.
Rose F. Kennedy GreenwayApril 20
Family activities on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway include face painting, music, games, and food trucks. WalkBoston's Bob Sloane will guide walkers through some of Boston's best-kept secret lanes and recount some of the city's classic stories at 11 a.m.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dewey Square Park (Summer Street & Pearl Street)"
The Caffeine Crawl makes its way to Boston on Saturday, April 13th. 18 participating coffeeshops and roasters around Boston will be entertaining coffee enthusiasts from around the world.
The 18 participating locations are divided into three different routes with six shops on each route based on geography and transportation options. Route stops include 3 Little Figs, Pavement Coffeehouse and 4A Coffee. Tickets are available here.
In addition to an event program, each ticket holder will receive an event bottled water with their goodie bag of Boston Crawl souvenirs and chances to win a few prizes! Ticket holders will receive a free sampled beverage at each stop along with a short presentation.
Run to your nearest Ben & Jerry's for their annual Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 9th from 12pm-8pm!
"An annual tradition since 1979, when the famous duo Ben & Jerry's celebrated their one year business anniversary, "Free Cone Day" is a way for the celebrated ice cream company to thank their loyal customers in the best way possible -- with free ice cream. This year all Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops will be giving away plenty of their classic flavors, as well as some of their new flavors like Candy Bar Pie and Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt. If you haven’t tried them yet, this is a great opportunity to give them a lick! This year there's a new app for your smart phone that will guide you to the closest Ben & Jerry’s free cone location, and even provide a Free Cone Day frame to send photos to friends and loved ones to see what fun they’re missing. Whether it’s time for you to try a new flavor that you’ve been wondering about or just rendezvous with an old favorite and savor in the deliciousness that is free ice cream, either way it’s on Ben & Jerry. Grab a pal and head over to your local store for some good, ’scream fun! "
The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be having their Fifth Annual Chefs for the Cure event on Thursday, April 11, 2013.
Named "2010 Favorite Charitable Food Event" by The Passionate Foodie blogger Richard Auffrey, this is one delicious way to fight breast cancer at this innovative and inspiring event with the culinary talents of some of Boston’s best chefs such as Jose Duarte, Richard Garcia and Nicole Coady.
Chefs for the Cure is an exclusive tasting-style event that features an array of gourmet cuisine from Massachusetts finest chefs. Each chef will bring his or her unique flavor, style, and fare to the Residences at W Boston. Please click here for scheduling and ticket information.