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

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

Union Square Festival

Things to Do Near Union Square

The most active spot in East Somerville, Union Square provides some extra options for those living in the Porter Square or Harvard Square areas, and is the nexus of Somerville’s active arts community. Fun events like Fluff Fest, the Harvest Festival, and various ArtsUnion programs draw a crowd from most of Somerville and some of Cambridge. You can check the Union Square Main Streets site … Continue reading Things to Do Near Union Square

Somerville Volunteers in HONK Parade

Places to Volunteer in Somerville

Somerville is a wonderfully altruistic community, from Tufts University with its emphasis on active citizenship to a very participatory local government. Volunteering is a great way to join in making the city a better place. I’ve listed a few specific organizations you may want to check out below. City Government’s SomerServe program – Anyone 18 or older can apply to volunteer for the city, helping … Continue reading Places to Volunteer in Somerville

Things to do Around Davis Square

One of Somerville’s most active neighborhoods, Davis Square is filled with diverse restaurants, artsy shops, and little parks and plazas. Festivals and parades are common in the area during the spring and summer. HONK!, ArtBeat, and the zombie march are all annual events to look forward to. If you’re looking for the latest news on what’s going on in the area, there’s a LiveJournal community for the … Continue reading Things to do Around Davis Square

Things to do Near Tufts

Though technically in Medford, Tufts University is close to plenty of fun things to do in Somerville. If you’re a student, the regularly-running Joey bus makes it even easier to access all the things Davis Square has to offer, in addition to the walking-distance options in Teele Square and along Boston Avenue. I’ve rounded up 10 options for things to do near Tufts around food, … Continue reading Things to do Near Tufts

How to Find Events in Boston

Every day, dozens of events (professional, social, cultural, recreational) are happening in Boston. And while there’s no single site that aggregates all of them, there are definitely some go-to sites no matter what you’re looking for. Music & entertainment events in Boston Tourfilter – Create by a Somerville resident, this is the single best site for finding when major bands are in your city (or … Continue reading How to Find Events in Boston