Monday, January 10, 2011
Photowalks gives hill residents a new perspective on life, and their neighborhood.
Saba Alhadi's message is a simple one: "I wanted people to enhance their observation skills. I wanted people to see creatively, as well as take pictures creatively." Alhadi, owner and Founder of Photowalks.com, has been leading tourists and residents alike on historical photo tours of Greater Boston and the Waterfront for the past 9 years. "A lot of people overlook some of the beautiful sights not just in Boston, but in their own surrounding so [Photowalks] makes them more aware and gives them a new outlook and a new perspective on their surroundings," Says Alhadi. "I get people from all over the world, but I get a lot of locals as well. The local's most common comment is, 'I never knew that! I must've passed this a hundred times and …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Greenway Conservancy's 2nd annual winter festival.
All five Rose Kennedy Greenway Parks simultaneously lit their LED tree lights for Winter Tuesday night. Visitors enjoyed installations of lights and different arts throughout all parks. North End Park held bell-ringing by NEPAC, luminarium making with the Green and Grow apprenticeship program, and a booth hosted by the Stir a Memory program.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
The Appalachian Mountain Club hosted information sessions on the Hill to educate hikers and campers on the ins and outs of winter-weather hiking.
Outdoor recreationalists attended the final of four information workshops earlier this week at Cabot Auditorium on Joy St. The workshops, hosted by the Appalachian Mountain Club, are a series of information sessions designed to educate members on the "how-to's" of hiking and camping in the worst winter conditions. "The winter hiking program runs out of the Boston chapter of the AMC," said Abby Driscoll, co-coordinator of the winter hiking program. "The organization not only does outdoor trips, they do advocation and conservation awareness as well. It's a chance to learn the basics of how to prepare for hiking in the winter. " To kick off the meeting, a case study was presented to the members. The case study outlined a situation where …
Friday, November 26, 2010
Despite a delayed opening due to warm temps, local skaters are already enjoying winter-weather fun on the Frog Pond.
Sixty some-odd degrees, and yet the ice manages to stay frozen! Frog Pond First-Timers Kate Moylan and Rona Yang don't let their inexperience get the best of them, as they take to the ice for the first time this season. Click here for the full story on the Frog Pond opening this past weekend.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Boston was voted the "Running Capital of America" by the Daily Beast so don't let old man winter capture our title!
Congratulations Bostonians! Pat yourselves on the back for being one of the fittest cities in America. Boston was just voted the "Running Capital of America" by the Daily Beast. The Daily Beast partnered with Daily Burn (the Website and iPhone app that tracks jogging data) to determine how far runners run in the 19 biggest cities in the country in a typical one-week period. And wouldn't you know it, little ol' Beantown was numero uno! We jog our chilly New England butts off an average of 7.85 miles per week. Our fav spot? Why, the Charles River Esplanade of course. But what's a runner to do when those nippy fall mornings give way to punishing winter temps? Roll over and put the pillow over your head? Fear not, friends of the frost…
Monday, November 8, 2010
Emerson College in intramural action lost lost Berklee College of Music in the 2010 Boylston Cup, held at Simoni Ice Rink.
Emerson's legions of hockey fans led by their fearless captain "Purple Man" couldn't bolster their team past Berklee's hard-charging offense, losing the 2010 Boylston Cup 12-2. Originally held at Boston University's Walter Brown Arena, this is the 5th year the Emerson Lions have faced-off their club hockey team against the Berklee Ice Cats in intramural action. This year the cup match was held at Cambridge's Simoni Ice Rink, with Berklee College taking home their 5th consecutive title victory. While Emerson's crowd held depth in both volume and enthusiasm against Berklee's crew, it wasn't nearly enough to prevent the brutal loss. Berklee students were surprised to see not only that their school had competitive sports, but that their …
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Emerson College's Quidditch and Hockey clubs face off in a Halloween spectacular on Boston Common.
(You've read our article now check out our Quidditch video to see those broomsticks in action!) Emerson College's World Cup Quidditch team is no stranger to stiff competition, having taken on some of the top teams in the International Quidditch Association during last year's World Cup. On Halloween weekend however, they met on Boston Common to take on an unfamiliar opponent: The Emerson College Hockey Club. How unfamiliar? Earlier that day, the hockey players didn't even know how Quidditch was played. Apparently, it's similar to soccer. The chasers, or forwards, attempt to throw a ball through their opponent's hoop, scoring their team 10 points, while being blocked by the beaters, or defenders. Oh, and there's one other thing: …
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Social Boston Sports closes out their fall season with kickball playoffs.
(Check out our video of kickball on the Common, including interviews with players and the league's founder!) Social Boston Sports is winding down their Monday night kickball league's regular season on the Common and gearing up for the playoffs. With aprecious few games left in the regular season, some teams will move on to kickball glory while other will be eliminated entirely. It's cold and dark; nighttime and autumn in New England. This is surely the stuff champions are made of, and yet nobody on the field seems too shaken up about anything. As a matter of fact, some people are just wearing t-shirts and shorts, and everyone has a smile on their face. What's this all about? Social Boston Sports was created for young professionals, by…