Monday, December 31, 2012
Family fun, ice sculptures, musical performances and more.
From the Waterfront to Fenway; Shakespeare to Indie rock; family celebrations to fireworks on the Common, Boston's 2013 First Night celebration has it all...and then some. The city's 37th annual festival features world class performances of art, music, film and dance, and showcases more than 1,000 artists and 200 exhibitions. Events will take place Monday from noon to midnight all over Boston. All First Night outdoor events are free, but buy an $18 button (children under 4 are free) for access to all indoor events, and be sure to check out the whole schedule online. Organizers strongly encourage using the online interactive planner to sign up for activities. Highlights:
Friday, December 30, 2011
A couple of Beacon Hill bartenders share recipes for their favorite holiday cocktail. What are yours?
An ideal New Year's Eve cocktail should be light but boozy, festive, and easy to drink. Bartenders at Cheers and the Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro share their recommendations for drinks to ring in the new year. What are yours? Let us know in the comment section below. Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro's "Canneberge," $11 French for "cranberry," Canneberge is a well-balanced, refreshing cocktail with a slight tanginess and not too much sweetness. Beacon Hill Bistro makes its own cranberry- and cucumber-infused gin for this drink, which lends it mellowness and complexity. Here's how to make it, or you can stop by the bar for a drink tomorrow night: 4 oz. of cranberry- and cucumber-infused gin 1/2 oz. of lime juice 1/2 oz. of simple syrup 3 oz. …
Most restaurants and bars open, MBTA operating on a Sunday schedule.
Welcome to 2012! Here's a handy list of what's open (and closed) during New Year Day. Keep in mind that many places are observing the holiday on Monday, Jan. 2, meaning that while restaurants will be open, government offices will be closed and the T will continue to run on a Sunday schedule.