Boston Spring Warming Up

Warming up to spring in Boston – 6 awesome things I’m looking forward to

It’s Marathon Day in Boston (a big deal if you’re not familiar with it; 30,000+ runners, 500,000+ spectators) and the weather is finally at peak niceness for the season. It’s always a little startling realizing how different things feel here when the weather’s nice. All these public spaces become open and active, people are going out more, ‘wandering around’ is a viable thing to do again. Just over the … Continue reading Warming up to spring in Boston – 6 awesome things I’m looking forward to

Photo via Nave Gallery

Visited the Sketchbook exhibit at the Nave Gallery Annex, and got a tiny piece of art.

Header photo via Nave Gallery. For the first time I checked out the Nave Gallery Annex, an art gallery space in Davis Square, just a few rooms in a house just behind Redbones. They’re showing their 2016 Sketchbook Show there until March 3rd. I rounded up some friends to take a look before grabbing drinks. We went on Saturday, the day after the opening reception, because I … Continue reading Visited the Sketchbook exhibit at the Nave Gallery Annex, and got a tiny piece of art.

Singing Beach By Commuter Rail

Beaches accessible by commuter rail and the T

Unfortunately, if you don’t have a car, there are few beaches easily accessibly by public transport. By T (the subway): the easiest beaches in Boston to reach by T are Revere Beach, from the Wonderland stop on the Blue Line, and Carson Beach, from the JFK / UMass stop on the Red Line.  Revere Beach is a very large beach, with a big stretch of covered … Continue reading Beaches accessible by commuter rail and the T

Things to Do in Boston Today

Things to Do in Boston Today & Tonight

When I’m looking for Boston events, these are my go-tos I use to make last-minute plans for things to do today or later tonight. Although sometimes I’ll just use the Boston Globe’s event calendar, these usually help me find the good, fun events faster. Yelp’s events calendar – Yelp actually has an events section, in addition to all those reviews. And because it shows events that are … Continue reading Things to Do in Boston Today & Tonight

Awesome Boston Groups - Photo by Chrysaora on Flickr.

5 Groups That Make Boston Fun

Whether you’re interested in expanding your social circle, breaking out of a rut, or just want to add some extra awesome to your life, you should know about some Boston-based groups that regularly organize great events. Banditos Misteriosos The organizers of International Pillow Fight Day, scavenger hunts, gift swaps, and watergun fights, these guys host free open-to-all events in public spaces where hundreds gather to … Continue reading 5 Groups That Make Boston Fun

Earthfest - great spring event.

Boston-area Spring Events You Don’t Want to Miss

In a city where we typically get over 30 inches of snowfall through the winter, the spring is a welcome return to enjoying Boston’s many public outdoor spaces. Events start blooming all around the city, and with so many to choose from, it’s worth making some recommendations for annual favorites: Earthfest – A yearly music festival along the river, Earthfest fills the Esplanade and Hatch Shell … Continue reading Boston-area Spring Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Sunset on the lake in Georgia, where I moved to Boston from.

Back to Boston after Georgia.

After a two week visit home (north Georgia, and a bit of visiting family in Florida), it’s great to be back in Boston. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of things the south has that our area doesn’t: Waffle House (and other 24/7 diners). Sane drivers. Good barbecue. Yards. It’s interesting that Boston is very much a city of people who have chosen to live here. … Continue reading Back to Boston after Georgia.

Polar Bear Plunge - Did this in Boston!

Started 2012 with a polar bear plunge. This will be a year of Boston adventures.

Happy new year everyone! You know the year is going to be a good one when you start it with something you’ve never done before. After an excellent party at my friends’ new house, we groaned our way off couches and air mattresses into the car, and went to participate in the L Street Brownies’ Polar Bear Plunge – basically, a bunch of people at … Continue reading Started 2012 with a polar bear plunge. This will be a year of Boston adventures.

Jamaica Plain Holiday Fair

More Boston holiday events & craft fairs coming up

Despite the dropping temperatures, some parts of Boston are keeping busy. You can find hundreds of events on Yelp and the Globe website, but how about I save you some time and tell you about the 3 craft fairs, 2 shows, and 2 other fun events I think are worth it? Craft Fairs Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair – This juried fair (fewer exhibitors, higher … Continue reading More Boston holiday events & craft fairs coming up