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#365 Top Ten Boston Picks

 

Birthday Cake imageWe are officially a year old today!! It's our 365th day...we can't believe it's been a year. We thought, why not make a list of the top ten things to do in Boston that are a constant in Boston, that makes Boston...well Boston. If you have suggestions, or would like to add, leave a comment!! We always appreciate the love!

10. Brewery's
Samuel Adams Brewery
Tours and tastings occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m., Fridays from noon to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., starting every half hour. Located at 30 Germania Street in Jamaica Plain.
Harpoon Brewery
Monday thru Friday tastings at 4PM. Wednesday thru Friday offers a 2pm tour as well. Saturday starting at 11:30AM to 5PM (starting every half hour), Sunday starting at 12pm to 3pm (starting every half hour).  Located at 306 Northern Ave in the Seaport District.

9. Public Library
From the history and architecture of the actual library, to the many events and programs going on, you'll never be bored. For real!

8. View Boston from above at the Prudential Skywalk
Get the best views of Boston from the Prudential Skywalk

7. Swan Boots
For over 130 years, the Swan Boats have been a part of the Boston experience. As a welcome sign of Spring, they grace the waters of the Boston Public Garden, the first botanical garden in the United States. Famed in the stories Make Way for Ducklings and The Trumpet of the Swan, the Swan Boats are the only boats of their kind in the world.

To the delight of the young and old for over 130 years, the Swan Boat tradition has been preserved by the Paget Family to provide our residents and visitors with a unique Boston memory to endure for generations.

6. SOWA Market - Holiday and all

Open Sundays. May 1st through October 30th. 10AM-4pm. 460 Harrison Ave, Boston MA.
The SoWa Open Market ® offers a shopping experience like no other in Boston. With an ever-changing group of artisans, a hip location and the chance to feel the sun on your face while you browse, it’s a trip worth making. The market offers the opportunity to meet the artists, vendors and farmers behind the work. Every week offers shoppers something different and unique – you won’t want to miss it!

5. Frog Pond Come Shine or Come Snow

The Boston Common Frog Pond is managed through a public-private partnership between the Skating Club of Boston, the Boston Parks Department and the City of Boston. From wading in water in Boston's heat to ice skating in the winter.
For general information about the Frog Pond – including hours of operation, skating lessons and reservations – we encourage you to browse this website.

4. Tour Boston on Bicycle

To get more information check out their site: Walk'n Mass
Where: Marino Recreation Center |369 Huntington Ave
When:Thursday, Apr 21 7:00a to 6:00p

3. Aquarium & Science Museum
If you're looking to relax watching the fish or want to learn something AWESOME. These two attractions never bore. Even the IMAX has something going on that is guaranteed to please.

2.  The BeeHive
We figured since the Beehive has the most mentions on our site, we should suggest them. With a great atmosphere, food and music, the Beehive should be made a "must" on any Bostonian's list.

1. Duck Tours

You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. Tour throughout Boston in these vehicles, well constantly quacking and learning about Boston. It's a guaranteed good time, and is a constant in Boston. You know Spring is here when the Duck Tours start up again.

We hope you've enjoyed 365 so far. There is much much more to come. If you have event suggestions, please share!! It's all about community here!!

#305 The Poster Show

 
saysomething

25 semi-finalists from The Say Something Poster Project design competition will be on display for one night only. Designers from across the country have created postersthat "say something" to inspire teenage kids.

 

Come celebrate these amazing designers and vote within the event to determine the 10 winning posters, which will then be donated to the Home for Little Wanderers. Posters will be used by The Home for Little Wanderers. Posters will be used by The Home to engage kids in counseling and educational activities.

 

Prints of the 25 semi-finalists' posters will be available for pre-sale

at the show for $85 each.

Where: Fourth Wall Gallery | 132 Brookline Ave. Boston
Cost: Free
RSVP right here.

#301 Tristen @ O'Brien's Pub

 
packshotWarm up this evening at O'Brien's Pub (
3 Harvard Ave., Boston, MA, 02134 | (617) 782-6245) with Tristen. ($9)
She's been Nashville's best-kept secret, but this single-named chanteuse is poised for bigger and better things with the recent release of her sprightly new album of baroque folk-pop. "Charlatans at the Garden Gate" glimmers with traces of Neko Case, the Shangri Las, and maybe just a touch of Loretta Lynn. (James Reed, Globe Staff)

#289 Heavy Rotation Records 11th Annual Epic Event

 

Julia.loLooking for some good music this evening? Head to Berklee.

The Heavy Rotation Records Epic Event is $10, all-ages, and begins at 8:15 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Call 617 747-2261 or visit berkleebpc.com for more information. The concert is sponsored by the Hyland family and RightsFlow. RightsFlow is collaborating with HRR to provide marketing and licensing support for the recording project. To get more information just visit their website.

#279 "Hair of the Dog" Brunches

 

pancakes1Head to the Rattlesnake Bar & Grill this morning to get some brunch! Yummy!

Soak up the booze from last night with a nice, greasy brunch every Sunday at Rattlesnake Bar and Grill. Or you can keep the party going with some good, old American football at 1 p.m. on the bar's flat screen TVs.

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Menu includes:

-Crispy French Toast- Served with sweet mascarpone sauce ($7.50)

-Homemade pancakes- (add chocolate chips or bananas)- Three buttermilk pancakes served with maple syrup & bacon ($8.50)

-Snake Bagel- Plain Bagel with cream cheese, tomatoes, red onions & smoked salmon. Served with home fries ($9)

-Latino's Breakfast- Chorizo sausages, rice & beans hash, 3 eggs poached, tomato coulis and Texas toast ($12)

-Gringo's Breakfast- 8 oz steak served with 3 eggs any style, home fries and Texas toast ($13)

#278 Drink & Hunt - Get Toasty!

 
21stamendment

It's supposed to be 40 something today, that is practically a heat wave compared to what we've had lately....Drink & Hunt combines the thrill of a live scavenger hunt and the fun of a pub crawl rolled together into our very own web-enhanced game accessed via your Internet enabled phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry). Drink & Hunt provides an exciting social atmosphere that you can enjoy with your friends, family or co-workers.

Hunts and teams start together and end together. Teams will have different routes, clues and challenges in between to ramp up the competition!

Saturday, Jan 29 1:00p
at 21st Amendment, Boston, MA
Price: 17.50
Age Suitability: 21 and up

#257 4th Annual No Pants Subway Ride (Sunday: 1/9/2011)

 

nopantsI'm sure you've ALL heard of it...and guess what? It's baaackk!! For it's fourth year running. If you're looking for something to on Sunday this would probably be it.

 

The 4th annual No Pants Subway Ride in Boston will take place on Sunday, January 9th in the afternoon at 2pm at Alewife. Specifics may change between now and the event, so register at our Boston Flash Mob site  for email updates. 

You must arrive by 2pm to receive instructions and be assigned to a team. Wear 2 or more pairs of underwear to prevent embarrassing "wardrobe malfunctions" as well as to keep your bits from freezing! Bring a bag/large purse/backpack/tall hat/briefcase to hide your pants in when the event starts. To receive instructions and to be assigned to a team, just look for the people with the umbrellas that have an interrobang (  ‽ )  on them


The official pants-free after-party for the 21+ only crowd will take place at McGreavy's near the Hynes T stop. It's going to be pretty phenomenal and an event in and of itself, so make sure you can attend for a bit. It isn't open-bar, but there's a pretty good chance we'll buy you guys a round.

A suggested and fantastic sounding location for an alcohol-free & under-21 after-party is pantless bowling in Davis Square.  

The No Pants Subway Ride is a global event started by  www.ImprovEverywhere.com  in New York in 2002.

#252 South Boston Yoga

 

southbostonyogaLooking for a new twist on some Yoga? I have heard nothing but good things about South Boston Yoga. (We're just helping you hold to your New Year's Resolution of getting fit).

Especially the Foundations of Flight class. Check them out here.

The address is: 

36 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
Tel: (617) 315-7448

#229 Celebrate the Holidays at the Pru!

 

homepage holiday redCelebrate (or get your Holiday shopping finished) this weekend at the Pru with:
• 31 Nights of light
• Toy Drives
• Charity Gift Wrapping
• Make-A-Wish Foundation
• MSPCA-Angell Holiday Trees
•Sweet Home Gingerbread Project
• An INDOOR Holiday Street Festival
•The Cultural Survival Holiday Bazaar
• Holiday Entertainment

**This weekend only the Pru will be featuring choral groups, human statues (saw them last week, it was pretty impressive) a balloon twister, a caricaturist, and more!! Starting today until tomorrow: Noon to 5pm!!

#226 MFA Nights at the Museum

 

MFA galleryBeen hankering to go and see the new gallery at the MFA? Tonight is your chance to do it for FREE!
Compliments of State Street, enjoy free access to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, every Wednesday night in December from 4–9:45 pm.
Yes, you read that right! :)

Free-no Cost for admission. Go check out the new wing which is exhibiting 

Art of the Americas Wing Now Open

November 20, 2010 - December 31, 2011
Art of the Americas Wing

The centerpiece of the MFA’s historic expansion is a spectacular new wing for the Art of the Americas collection, which will double the number of objects from the collection on view, including several large-scale masterpieces not displayed for decades.
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