Ready 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.
Today 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.
Winter is here and we should make the best of it. If skiing and ice skating is not your thing, there are a ton of hills in the Boston area that are great for sledding!
Here is a list of some of the locations to check out thanks to Boston.com.
Flagstaff Hill, Boston Common, Boston
Larz Anderson Park, Brookline
Weld Hill at Arnold Arboretum, Roslindale
Cory Hill Park, Brookline
Dorchester Park, Dorchester
Spy Pond Park,Arlington
Oakley Country Club in Belmont
Prospect Hill Park, Waltham
For a full list of all the best sledding hills in the Boston area, check out the link at Boston.com here.
The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline will be showing The Muppet Christmas Carol on Saturday, December 21st at 10:30am.
The Muppet Christmas Carol is based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens. The story is about an old miserable man named Ebenezer Scrooge and three ghosts (past, present and future) that changed his perspective on life during the Christmas season.
The Muppets version of this tale brings a little more joy and laughter to the story. See everyone's favorite characters, including Kermit and Miss Piggy, while following Ebenezer's journey in finding the meaning of Christmas.
Tickets for this event are only $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and are available online.
Please check out the Coolidge Corner Theatre's website for further information on this event.
"The Coolidge Corner Theatre's Annual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon enters its 13th year beginning with a double feature of infamous fright films, both based on real-life ghoul Ed Gein: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Born of the same source material but created 15 years apart, these tales of terror spawned two of the silver screen’s most legendary killers: Norman Bates and Leatherface. Both feature iconic houses of horror, taxidermy, corpses in rocking chairs, dysfunctional families, and some of the most recognized camera shots in all of the genre. Join us for a night to dismember by spending the witching hour with these masterpieces of the macabre."
The Coolidge Corner Theatre's Halloween Horror Movie Marathon will be held on Saturday, October 26th at 11:59pm in Brookline. For further information on the Coolidge Corner Theatre and ticket availability, please check out their website at www.coolidge.org.
Abeille in Brookline is having their Girls Night Out-Bracelet Making Class on Thursday, July 25th at 5:30pm. Tickets are $10 and fee includes instructions and use of tools. Beads are an additional fee and start at $3/bead.
The staff will be on hand to demonstrate techniques and share tips and ideas. There is no limit to the amount of bracelets a participant can make during this class. The class will last approximately two hours and is known to be a beginners class. Feel free to come by yourself or bring a few friends!
"You will have the opportunity to make one (or as many bracelets as you choose!) in a comfortable atmosphere, while sipping a glass of wine or your favorite beverage. Bring along a friend or make some new ones. Don’t be shy!"
Abeille offers various jewelery making classes and a sewing class. Check the schedule for further details.
Brookline Music School's 'BROOKstock II: Where the '60's Meet 2013' concert will be held on Saturday, June 1st at 7:30pm at Pine Manor College.
Brookline Music School's Rock/Jazz ensembles and artists will perform popular & original music from the 1960's, a pivotal time in music history.
"The BMS Rock/Jazz ensembles are lead by Brookline Music School's Ensembles Coordinator and saxophone faculty John Purcell, who has been teaching ensembles at BMS since 1996. Purcell said he has lead '100's of ensembles and worked with 100's and 100's of students.' The ensembles mainly play popular rock or jazz songs, while incorporating original music from students. Purcell arranges all the songs and explained that he will 'choose material or arrange in such a way that plays on the strengths of each individual.'"
Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students. They will be available at the door or by calling 617-277-4593. Cash or checks only. BROOKstock and other Brookline Music School events and updates are available on their website.
"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.
"Anna's Taqueria, Boston's beloved burrito joint, rolls for a cause in 2013 by enlisting a different local celebrity each month to prepare its signature West Coast-style burritos in support of area charities. Hosted monthly at Anna's Harvard Street store, the rolling series invites guests to give back to local organizations by paying $10 for their celebrity-rolled burrito, with the entire cost going toward the charity of the roller's choice."
At the core of Anna's mission is giving back to the neighborhoods that have helped grow the restaurant into a treasured citywide staple. On Monday, March 18th from 6-8pm A.J. Soares of the New England Revolution will be rolling for the Boston Children's Hospital!
John F. Kennedy's birth place is located right in Boston's Brookline neighborhood. When you take a tour of this home, be aware that it is shown as it would have appeared on May 29, 1917. After President Kennedy's death, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy donated the house to the National Park system. A National Park Ranger will take you on the tour which lasts about 30 minutes. They will also take you through the neighborhood and let you see where the Kennedy's moved in 1920 which is pretty cool. Relive history and see for yourself where one of America's Presidents was born and raised! ps... if you go on JFK's birthday there is cake!!! True story. I ate some.