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Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will open its doors to all visitors free of charge over Memorial Day weekend.
Admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will be free all three days of Memorial Day weekend, the museum announced this week. The free days are the museum's way to celebrate "Boston I Love," a special set of exhibitions now on display, community art activities and an opportunity to donate to the One Fund. Those special exhibits now on display include “To Boston With Love,” an installation of hundreds of hand-sewn quilt squares with messages of love and peace sent from the around the world, Special Loans from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, three special paintings lent by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of the people of Boston, and Community Art-Making Activity: Boston, I Love, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., where …
Monday, May 6, 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.
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 …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Boston Police officers featured on the show dish about working with Donnie Wahlberg, and that one has never heard of New Kids on the Block.
Two of the Boston Police Department officers featured on TNT's "Boston's Finest" reality show executive produced by Donnie Wahlberg spoke having cameras following them, being on television, charity work and the New Kids on the Block. Ryan Mason, 34, from West Roxbury, and Skye Robinson, 32, from Roxbury, met up with Patch at Boston Police Headquarters at the same time. Patch: What unit are you in? Mason: Fugitive Unit – citywide. I started in BPD in 2005, and started in the Fugitive Unit in 2010, before that I was in District 4 and B-3. Robinson: I’m in the Youth Violence Strike Force. On the show it’s referred to as the gang unit. I started on BPD in 2006 in C-11 (Dorchester), and started in 2010 with the Youth Violence unit. Patch: Were…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Music groups such as Fun, The National, The Shins, and Of Monsters and Men, are scheduled to perform May 25-26.
Get your tickets now for the Boston Calling Music Festival because they will be selling out quickly. Popular groups like Fun, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, and 15 other musical acts that your grandma has never heard of will hit the Boston City Hall Plaza stage on the weekend of May 25-26. Click here for the full lineup of acts for the Boston Calling Music Festival. The festival is a two-day, two-stage event with food, services and more. All ages are welcome and children younger than 10 get in for free. Ticket sales start Friday and can be purchased here. Single-day passes for $75, weekend passes for $130, and VIP tickets for $185 for a single day or $350 for the weekend. Boston Calling is a rain-or-shine event.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Will you be watching Donnie Wahlberg's new unscripted cops drama?
TNT's new reality show, "Boston's Finest," premieres today at 9 p.m. The unscripted show, which is executive produced by Donnie Wahlberg, follows the men and women of the Boston Police Department, promising "an up-close and very personal look at what it takes to protect and serve one of America's greatest and most distinctive cities," according to the show's website. "Unlike many unscripted series about law enforcement, 'Boston's Finest' will follow the fearless actions of the entire Boston Police Department, including beat officers, detectives, SWAT, fugitive and special task forces, as well as members of the highly decorated Gang Unit," the TNT show description states. Some of the promotional shots from the show were filmed in …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Photographs of the once elevated Orange Line are on display through January at The Boston Public Library’s Copley location.
Did you know the MBTA’s Orange Line was once elevated? The line’s stops from Chinatown to Dudley Square were on tracks hoisted high above Washington Street. Though the line was dismantled in 1987, you can see how it looked at an exhibit through January. An Elevated View: the Orange Line, an exhibit featuring 65 photographs from between 1901 and 1987 when the Orange Line was elevated is on display at the Wiggin Gallery at Central Library in Copley Square. The photographs are arranged in order of MBTA Orange Line stops from Forest Hills to Dover Station, and are taken from a 1987 project by nonprofit organization URBANARTS, which documented the end of Boston's “El.” On Monday, Jamaica Plain’s Connolly Branch Library hosted a screening of The…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Six retail trucks showing off their finest threads and more featuring The Fashion Truck, Lola's Urban Vintage, ARTichoke, The Brkfst Clb, Sneakerbox, and the Boston Sports Apparel Company.
As a part of Boston Fashion Week, City Hall Plaza has been looking as stylish as Newbury Street thanks to a Retail Fashion Truck Showcase. Tay Mullah owns BRKFSTCLB, a life-skills building company, that Mullah conceived after counseling prisoners for 10 years. He realized the criminals were getting younger and younger, so he wanted to reach out to youth before they were in trouble. "Each shirt is based upon a theory from an activist, researcher or a philosopher. The kids design the shirt," said Mullah, while sitting on the edge of the trailer. Inside the trailers are hip t-shirts, pants, accessories, hats and for the Sneakerbox fashion trailer - sneakers. The pilot Retail Fashion Truck Showcase is at Boston City Hall Plaza from 11 a.m. …