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Attend the Massachusetts Oyster Project Screening of "SHELLSHOCKED"

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This Wednesday, July 18th, is a great opportunity for you to become more involved in your community's environment! Enjoy the Massachusetts Oyster Project Screening of "Shellshocked" at the North End Branch Library. 

"SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves" follows efforts to prevent the extinction of wild oyster reefs, which keep our oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems. Today, because of overfishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared 'the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth' and no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Now scientists, government officials, artists and environmentalists are fighting to bring oysters back.

While the film is based in NY, the lessons and issues are directly applicable to Massachusetts harbors and estuaries, many of which once held significant oyster populations, perhaps most notably the State’s most urban harbor, Boston. Immediately following the showing there also will be a discussion with Director Emily Driscoll, Oystermen and people active in the restoration of Boston Harbor. 

Here's a little preview of the film:


And let's be honest, WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE TO DO ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT? ohh.. you have plans? Well, maybe I just don't have a social life!  :)   But if you love oysters, or if you want to learn to love oysters, I'll see you there!

When: Wed, July 18, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston, MA 02113
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#175 Penguin Power!


img 6842825 primaryI am sure you have seen the advertisements ALL over Boston for the Aquarim's penguin exhibit. If you haven't gone yet, I totally suggest you do. Penguins are AWESOME!!

See penguins!
Meet more than 80 birds in our colony.

Play with the penguins!
Move a spotlight for penguins to chase.

Watch penguins swim!
Check out the underwater camera.

Discover penguin powers!
See penguins in the wild showing off their skills on the HD video wall.

And much more!
Learn about our penguin-breeding program and learn how you can help protect penguins.

For more information check out their page on the New England's Aquarim Site: penguins

#162 Tango and Salsa


TangoSo it's probably going to be raining today, but what is more sexy than dancing the tango in the rain? EH!? EH?

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy will present dancer Carlos Sagastume in a free program from noon t0 2pm Tuesday, today, at the Dewey Square Park.

Sagastume will perform salsa and tango dances and give a dancing lesson.

For more information visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org


#160 Boston PAL Grand Prix (2nd Annual-Saturday Oct.9)

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For 4 hours, you can roar through the streets of Boston and help improve the lives of kids 

This event takes place Saturday October 9 at noon, but I wanted to give you plenty of time to register in case you want to get some racing action in!! YEAH!

The second ever Boston PAL Grand Prix will be an adrenaline pumping thrill-a-minute kart race that brings Boston business together to support the Boston Police Athletic League. Whether you are a driver, sponsor, contributor, volunteer or spectator, everyone is part of the action.

Twenty teams of six drivers will roar through the Cambridge Street area and by city hall plaza in a fast-paced, action packed, 4-hour endurance race. With every team making pit stops for fuel, and changing drivers, just a fraction of a second could mean the difference between leading and winning or being one of the "rest of the pack". Avoiding time-consuming penalties is a key strategy.

After the 4-hour race, the top 6 teams will drive in a thrilling 30-minute final for the title. Trophies will be awarded to the winners - together with the triumph of a podium finish.

To get more information on this please click here.

#157 ICA Free Thursday's


Mens Suits ICA hmpgSo WAAAAAY Back when, like #4 of this wonderful thing we called 365 Events to do in Boston, we posted that the ICA does free nights on Thursday. We thought we would refresh your memory, as there doesn't seem to be much else going on, and there are some wicked cool gallery's at the ICA right now. Plus with this tropical storm coming in, it would be kind of cool to see it from those awesome windows at the ICA.

So yeah....tonight the ICA is free from 5pm-9pm. (Here's the address in case you don't know where it is: 100 Northern Avenue Boston, M)

Some of the galleries there right now are:
Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall: Francesca DiMattio
"The New York-based painter combines imagery from a wide range of architectural, decorative, and art historical sources. She laces together underlying patterns to construct these complicated compositions, lending a sense of logic to her seemingly chaotic assemblages."

CHARLES LEDRAY: workworkworkworkwork
"For over 20 years, New York-based artist Charles LeDray has created handmade sculptures in stitched fabric, carved bone, and wheel-thrown clay."

2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize
"Nine Boston-area artists have been selected for the ICA's biennial award and exhibition program"

and obviously the current collection....hey you can go to the Barking Crab afterwards for some cocktails. :)

#156 Boston's Public Art Walk


BAC posterMayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Art Commission welcome you to the City of Boston’s first edition of Public Art Walks, featuring both historic and contemporary art installations throughout the neighborhoods of Boston. This walk includes Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the Financial District and the North End. In the future, we hope to create walks featuring the rest of city.

For more information and to download an interactive map visit their website at: http://publicartboston.com/content/public-art-walk

#144 Thrill Ride


smThrillRideHow do you feel about rollercoasters? You either love them or hate them. I love them, although, this whole getting older thing, is messing up my running total. (I used to be able to go on rollercoasters literally like 20 times in a row, I should have been in one of those contests to ride a rollercoaster non-stop to win a car). but now, I ride three times, and have to sit out for a good couple of hours. MEH.

Anyways, the Museum of Science is running an awesome movie called "The science of fun: thrill ride" all about the history and the future of roller coasters.

We suggest you check it out. If you get motion sickness, maybe sit this one out.

A little description "Scream as you shoot a thousand feet into the air on Las Vegas' Big Shot, or rush deep underground aboard the coal mine cart that gave birth to American roller coasters. Gain insight into the talents of modern-day thrill masters as they work their magic with today's most sophisticated computers, cameras, and lighting technology."


For more information and tickets go to the Museum of Science website.(http://www.mos.org/exhibits_shows/imax&d=4498)

#137 Boston Arts Festival


describe the imageBring out your creative side and head to the Boston Arts Festival at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, this weekend!

Saturday - September 11
noon to 6:00 p.m (visual artists)

12:30 - 6:30 p.m (performances)


sunday - September 12
noon to 6:00 p.m (visual artists)

12:30- 5:45 p.m (performances)

#124 St. Anthony's Feast (Friday-Sunday)


stanthonysfeastThe 91st annual festival celebration of St. Anthony's Feast starts today (Fri 8/27 to Sun 8/29 (5PM)) in the North End on Endicott Street.

Saint Anthony’s Feast is one of Boston’s largest events of the summer, this authentic Italian festival offers colorful parades; authentic Italian festival food; strolling singers; the Filippo Berio Culinary Pavilion; Italian folk dancing; the Pizzeria Regina Open Air Piazza; religious and cultural services and time honored customs throughout the weekend.

Go...and be MERRY!!

For more information on this wonderful event check out their website at: http://www.stanthonysfeast.com/

#111 Restaurant Week


summer image08Become a foodie for a week and commence your tastebuds!! The 10th Annual Restaurant Week starts Sunday August 15th to the 20th and August 22nd to the 27th.

Diners will enjoy two-course lunches for $15.10, three course lunches for $20.10 or three course dinners for $33 at restaurants throughout Boston. Many restaurants are also including Saturday. So grab your forks and napkins and commence eating!!

To get a full list of restaurants visit restaurantweekboston.com.

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