Thursday, July 3, 2014

Independence Day!  Music, Fireworks and much much more! 
Here's all the exciting things you can do in July in Boston! 


What: Boston Pops Concerts

When: 3-4 July

Where: Hatch Shell at Boston Esplanade

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What: Boston Harborfest

When: 5-6 July

Where: City Hall Plaza and Faneuil Marketplace

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What: Bastille Day

When: 11 July @6pm

Where: Hatch Shell

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What: Movies in the Park – Despicable Me 2

When: 12 July @8pm

Where: Hatch Shell on Boston’s Esplanade

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What: Tall Ship Tours

When: 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 &27 July

Where: Charlestown Navy Yard

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What: Sand Sculpting Festival

When: 18-20 July

Where: Revere Beach


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What: Justin Tiberlake Concert

When: 19 July

Where: TD Garden

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What: Movies in the Park – The Goonies

When: 19 July @8pm

Where: Hatch Shell on Boston’s Esplanade

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What: Phantom of the Opera

When: Through July 20th

Where: Boston Opera House

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What: Shakespeare in the Park

When: 23 July @8pm

Where: Boston Commons

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What: Movies in the Park – Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2

When: 26 July @8pm

Where: Hatch Shell on Boston’s Esplanade

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What: Summer Art Weekend

When: 26-27 July

Where: Copley Square

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What: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

When: 28-30 July @ 7:10pm

Where: Fenway Park

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

An area of fine dining

It seems to us that Boston and especially the South End has become the home of the 'foodie.'  In our area alone, which we call 'restaurant row', one can partake of food from all ethnicities.  We have Spanish Tapas, Senegalese, Thai, Italian, Mexican, Venezuelan, Lebanese, Indian, French and of course American.  With such a choice it is sometimes difficult to decide where to go for a night out.  But no more!  We have just had the most wonderful meal in Coppa.  This little Italian gem is located about five blocks from us.  The chef/co-owner is Jamis Bissonnette who last month won the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Northeast.  Do you still wonder why we love Boston's South End?


Monday, June 2, 2014

What: Scooperbowl Icecream Fest

When: 3-5 June @Noon

Where: City Hall Plaza

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What: Japan Festival

When: 7 June @ Noon

Where: Massachusetts Avenue  

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What: Spectacle Island 5k Fun Run

When: 14 June @9:30am

Where: Boston Harbor Islands  

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What: Bunker Hill Parade

When: 15 June @ 12:30pm

Where: Bunker Hill Monument  

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What: Dragon Boat Festival

When: 14-15 June

Where: Charles River

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What: Red Sox vs. Twins

When: 16-18 June @ 7:10pm

Where: Fenway Park

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What: Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss Concert

When: 17 June

Where: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

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What: Famous Boston chefs in shorts

When: 20 June @7pm

Where: Seaport Boston Hotel

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What: Chinatown Main Street Festival

When: 22 June @ 10am

Where: Harrison Ave

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What: Phantom of the Opera

When: All month!

Where: Boston Opera House


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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

David you are killing me

David of Zeitgeist Theater, of whom I speak often, just finished his latest production.  I don't know how the man manages it all.  He no sooner finishes one play then he is holding auditions for another and then rehearsals etc, etc.  But manage he does!  His latest play Good Television was really spectacular.  It is a play about reality television (think tv show Intervention) but not really.  It goes behind the scenes of the show which is about meth and alcohol addiction.  It is a very powerful story where the bottom line for the producers of the show is 'ratings.'  The actors do a wonderful job of sounding authentically Southern and desperate trailer park residents.  The playwright, Rod McLachlan, is an actor who made his Off Broadway debut as a playwright with this play.  Kudos David!

The joy of giving

There is a very worthwhile organisation called Self Help Africa which had a fund raiser in Boston recently.   We were only too delighted to help them out in raising awareness and money for such a great cause.  And our contribution was twice blessed as one might say because the person who bought our Aisling Bed and Breakfast certificates donated them again for a similar function in NY.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Check out the ton of awesome stuff happening in our great city in May!!


What: American Craft Beer Festival

When: 30-31 May

Where: 200 Seaport Boulevard

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What: Museum of Fine Arts Open House

When: 26 May

Where: 465 Huntington Ave

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What: Duckling Day Parade

When: 11 May @12:00pm

Where: Boston Commons and Public Garden

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What: Eddie Izzard Show

When: 8-9 May

Where: Wang Theatre

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What: Redsocks vs. Blue Jays

When: 20 & 21 May @7:10pm

Where: Fenway Park

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What: Mothers Day Cruises

When: 11-16 May

Where: Rowes Wharf

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What: Boston Theatre Marathon

When: 10 & 11 May @ 12pm

Where: 527 Tremont Street

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What: Street Performer Spring Showcase

When: 31 May

Where: Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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What: EarthFest Free Concert

When: 17 May @11:30am

Where: Hatch Shell

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What: Free Jazz Concert

When: 12 May @12pm

Where: Hatch Shell

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What: Urban Scavenger Hunt


When: Daily

Where: All over Boston!

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Not just the Marathon in Boston

Suddenly it seems that everything is happening at once in Boston.  A long dreary winter suddenly ended: last week we had bitter cold and a sprinkling of snow, this week sunshine, magnolias in full blossom, and daffodils shooting up.  The Boston Film Festival is also here, though not widely publicised.  We went to see an excellent documentary by a friend of daughter number one and her husband. The film, called "Finding Vivian Maier", is the story of John Maloof who happened to buy a huge tranche of old photographic negatives which turned out to be the work of an aloof eccentric who is shown to be a superb photographer who never exhibited her work and who died as she had lived in the deepest obscurity.  There were many delicious touches, including a linguistics professor who recited his academic credentials before pronouncing her French accent false, though as it turned out her mother was from France and she had spent long periods there.  I was left with the thought that even in this era a person can leave copious documentation over a long life, and still remain a mystery.  The film is making the rounds of the festivals, and is well worth seeing if it comes to a festival near you