Saturday, May 11, 2013
Tours of the lilacs and other collections, live music, family activities, food vendors, and picnicking (only allowed on Lilac Sunday).
One of the best ways to celebrate Mother's Day is at the annual Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum. The Beauty of Moscow, President Lincoln, and Miss Ellen Willmot -- are just a few of the lilac plants that will be on display at the Arnold Arboretum during this weekend's annual Lilac Sunday. There are more than 380 lilac plants of 176 different kinds in the Arnold Arboretum’s collection, according to Arnold Arboretum's website. That includes 136 cultivars that were selected for certain horticultural features, such as flower size and color. Many of the other lilacs are parents of today's hybrids, and the lilacs will bloom in varied colors and scents during a five- to six-week period each spring. There will be a multitude of varied tours…
Friday, May 10, 2013
While Tasters came for food, the politicians came for the politicking - and the food, too, at the Irish Social Club of Boston.
The 2nd annual Taste of West Roxbury brought out the best of what local restaurants had to offer, and plenty of political candidates, too. The rainy night was no match for the hungry hordes who tickled their tastebuds with more than 20 local restaurants serving up food at the Irish Social Club of Boston. "The first Taste of West Roxbury was such an amazing success," said John Fortin of Rox Diner, which was serving bacon, pancakes and syrup, to get people "excited for breakfast tomorrow." Fortin added a new chef would be coming onboard soon to grow the dinner menu at Rox Diner. "Rox Diner has the best breakfast in town," said West Roxbury resident Christina Von Seggern, with her brother-in-law Tim Abrahamsen and Ingrid Abrahamsen, from …
Nearly 100 chefs will be cooking up a special benefit at Fenway Park on May 15 to benefit The One Fund.
The Fenway neighborhood will play host to a large-scale fundraising event for the One Fund next week, known as Boston Bites Back. Nearly 100 of Boston's top chefs will be coming together to present a special culinary tasting event at Fenway Park on May 15 in order to raise $1 million for The One Fund. The event is spearheaded by celeb chefs Ken Oringer and Ming Tsai, the Boston Red Sox, Governor Patrick, Mayor Menino, and ARAMARK. The idea is to bring Bostonians together to eat, drink and demonstrate Boston’s unrelenting spirit, while raising money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, according to organizers. “BBB is an opportunity for the city to join as one and acknowledge our strength as a community,” said Ken Oringer, …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
No tummy went home empty with offerings of shrimp ceviche, mac 'n' cheese, carrot cake, pancakes and syrup, bacon, hummus, oysters, pies, brownies, ma's mess, cornbread, coffee and tea, salad greens...
The 2nd annual Taste of West Roxbury was a delicious success on Thursday night at the Irish Social Club of Boston. More than 20 restaurants dished up their favorites offering an eclectic array of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Entrees such as Banh Mi Ngon's Vietnamese sandwiches and Comella's pasta dish -- Ma's Mess. Appetizers like Masona Grill's shrimp ceviche, fresh shucked oysters from Porter Cafe, quickly disappeared into mouths faster than they could be handed out. And the desserts, some folks went straight for Sugar Bakery's carrot cake, Baker Baker's strawberry cake, and Edible Arrangement's chocolate-covered strawberries. What did you like eating at the 2nd annual Taste of West Roxbury? Leave a comment below.
Tickets can be purchased for $30 at the Irish Social Club of Boston, with doors opening at 6 p.m.
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Thursday, May 9
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, five minutes later they were gone.
A TD Garden concert with proceeds benefitting the One Fund has sold out. Boston Strong, An Evening of Support & Celebration sold all of its tickets in five minutes, according to a tweet from the official TD Garden twitter account. "#BostonStrong shows their strength once again - 5/30 concert @tdgarden to benefit #TheOneFund sold out in 5 mins! THANK YOU for support!" Aerosmith will headline the show. Boston, Godsmack, J. Geils Band, Extreme and other legendary Boston rock acts will perform.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Enjoy music by Tradition, an Irish step dance performance, a silent auction and more at the Irish Social Club of Boston in West Roxbury.
On Friday night, Ethos will hold its 3rd annual West Roxbury Rocks! event to benefit AgeWell West Roxbury. "West Roxbury Rocks is a great opportunity to have fun with friends and neighbors AND support services for the elderly!" said Dale Mitchell, executive director of Ethos. Come out for live music by Tradition, a silent auction, dancing food, raffles, with all funds going to the AgeWell West Roxbury program. More than 40 organizations and local businesses donated sports memorabilia, golf passes, hotel and restaurant gift certificates, theater and museum tickets for the silent auction. While funding for stay-in-home programs like AgeWell West Roxbury has been cut, or had proposed cuts against it, West Roxbury Rocks! has found a long-…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Library and its community partners, the free event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.
Biographer Justin Martin is set to discuss his newest book, “Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted,” on Thursday, April 25 as part of West Roxbury Reads. Martin, who previously wrote “Greenspan: The Man Behind the Money” and “Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon,” will give a talk on his book about the famed landscape architect – designer of, among many other amazing creations, Central Park and the Emerald Necklace. Martin recently spoke by phone from his home in Queens, New York. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Library and its community partners, the free event begins at 7 p.m. at the library and is open to the public. Q: How have you picked your subjects so far? Martin: There’s a common denominator: All three …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Boston Conservatory students sing "I Wont Give Up" by Jason Mraz.
Following the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, Boston Conservatory students came together to show their support for the community with one of their strongest tools: their voices. On Youtube, Boston Conservatory student Matt Ross wrote "Me and some of my friends from The Boston Conservatory Musical Theatre Department sing Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up" to share our love for this city. In spite of the terror and horror we've been a part of and seen this week, we are hopeful and proud of Boston. This is our home, our community. It's where we live, learn, and create. We "won't give up" and we're "still looking up."
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Big Apple Circus is at City Hall Plaza this week, plus other great activities to keep the kids busy.
Looking for something fun to do this week while the kids are out of school for April Vacation? Check out these events and activities going on in your neighborhood and around Boston: 1. Family Fun at the USS Constitution Museum: Prepare yourself for battle against the British in the War of 1812 with fun, hands-on activities for the whole family this week at the USS Constitution Museum (1 Constitution Plaza, Charlestown). Fire a cannon, build a ship to outrun and outgun the enemy, learn to march like a Marine, and more. Schedule changes daily; check the museum lobby for details. 2. Go to the Circus: The Big Apple Circus big top is set up in City Hall Plaza (just outside the Government Center T station in Downtown Boston) with shows offered…