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New Year’s Eve In Boston!

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The big night is here!  The ball is about to drop and 2014 is almost here!  Are you ready to say goodbye to 2013?  There are tons of events going on in Boston to toast the past year and welcome the new one, and if you’re wondering where to go, check out our suggestions:

Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls Bar Crawl – This 21+ event is sure to be fun for those of you that want to kick off the New Year with friends and a few drinks.  There are two spots to register, either at Stadium Sports Bar from 4PM – 8:30PM ($100), or Sissy K’s from 4PM – 7:30PM ($80), very limited amounts of the Sissy K’s tickets are available so make sure to act fast!  The bar crawl itself is from 4PM – 2AM and ticket price includes a cup, wristband, map of the route, and admission to all venues.

First Night – Of course this is the event that comes to everyone’s mind when you think of New Year’s Eve in Boston.  The first thing to know when it comes to First Night is that getting a button is worth it.  All outdoor events are free but the indoor ones are not.  For $10 you can purchase a 2014 First Night button that includes admission to every show on a first come, first serve basis.  You can purchase buttons at the BosTix Booth located in Faneuil Hall and Copley Square.  This day long celebration of art, music, dance, sculpture, fireworks, and of course the New Year will be fun for the whole family, and has something fun to offer that everyone will enjoy.

Frozen Fenway – This family friendly event is the perfect way to spend New Year’s Eve for Red Sox fans!  Spend the day inside the park sledding on the 20 foot Monster Sled, go ice skating, enjoy some classic Fenway food, take pictures on the warning track and in the dugouts, and take a picture with the World Series trophies!  There will also be free hot chocolate and cookies for children.  Celebrate the World Series champs and ring in the New Year with family and friends at Fenway Park! Tickets are $40 and this event is tonight, December 31st from 5 PM – 10 PM.

New Year’s At Laugh Boston – For all of you comedy fans, you won’t want to miss New Year’s Eve at Laugh Boston.  Comedian Big Jay Oakerson will take the stage for two shows, one at 7:30 and one at 10 PM and hilarity is sure to ensue.  With appearances on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”, “Just For Laughs Comedy Festival”, and HBO’s “P.Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy”, Oakerson is sure to bring lots of laughs to everyone in the audience to kick off the New Year.  Tickets for both shows are still available and cost $25.

Staying in tonight?  Grab some champagne or sparkling cider (for those that are not 21) and enjoy watching the ball drop!

Whatever you end up doing tonight, we want every to have a fun but more importantly, SAFE New Year’s Eve.  This night can be extremely dangerous if you do not party responsibly, so designate a driver and make sure everyone you’re with knows the game plan for the night.  Happy Holidays!

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Free Events This April

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We’re back with one of our favorite posts, free events this month!  Who doesn’t love getting something for free?  Take advantage of these events this month and listen to a concert, attend a seminar, watch the Boston Marathon, or learn to cook, all for FREE.  How can you say no to that?  Check out this list of upcoming festivities and choose which one(s) you’ll be attending!

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra Free Concert –  Head over to Jordan Hall in Boston on Wednesday, April 3rd for Berklee’s free spring concert!  There will be various musical selections performed by the Symphony Orchestra, and during the second half of the concert, acclaimed guest musicians will also perform with the orchestra including pianist Danilo Perez who serves as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival.  Many talented musicians will be performing at this event so don’t miss your chance to see these highly trained and talented artists perform for free!

First Time Home Buyer’s Seminar – First time home buyer?  Prudential Unlimited Realty is hosting this free seminar where there will be many tips, strategies, and statistics from professionals.  The seminar is in Jamaica Plain from 10 AM to 12 PM and there will be a home inspector, mortgage consultant, real estate attorney, financial planner, and buyer’s agent all on hand for discussions.  This course is an extremely valuable resource for first time home buyers and when it comes to understanding the process, while you’re at it, give us a call at MassDrive for a homeowner’s insurance quote!

Cooking Demo and Discussion with the author of ‘Homemade Summer – Take a stroll along Newbury St this April before heading to Trident Booksellers and Cafe in Boston on Tuesday, April 16th at 7 PM for this unique event.  Yvette van Boven, author of the cookbook ‘Homemade Summer‘ has previously found success when it comes to writing cook books, and now she’s back to share her knowledge with participants at this event.  She will be presenting her favorite recipes for spring and summer and of course there will be samples for all attendees.  For the demo she will be preparing Mint Lemmo cocktails, arugula cake with pine nuts, and feta & olive cake.  You’d have to be crazy to turn down this party, so enjoy the beautiful scenery in Boston during the spring and then head over to Trident Booksellers, you won’t be sorry!

Boston Marathon – This event is a Boston legend, and you can watch it live!  This race begins in Hopkinton, and the course runs through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and finally Boston where tired runners cross the finish line right in Copley Square.  Unlike most sporting events, spectators don’t need tickets!  Find a spot on the route where you would want to watch from and get there early.  Fans can watch the race live on TV or along the route itself.  You can view a map of the course here.  Race day is Monday, April 15th and the first participants leave the finish line at 9 AM.

Whether you’re going out on the town with friends, family, little ones, or your significant other, there’s a free event for you to enjoy this month!

Photo By: Rob React

Hanukkah Celebrations In Boston!

Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights as it is also known, began last Saturday, December 8th and will conclude on Sunday, December 16th this year.  For those of you looking to get closer to your Jewish roots, or even if you aren’t Jewish and just want to enjoy a great celebration, keep reading and check out some of these upcoming events celebrating Hanukkah in the Boston area!

Boston Menorah Lighting With Governor Deval Patrick – This free event sponsored by the Boston Chabad takes place Wednesday, December 12th at Copley Square.  The event will be from 5 PM – 6 PM and is totally free!  Stop by and see the Boston Menorah, one of the largest in the world, being lit while listening to live entertainment from the Berklee Music Ensemble!  Refreshments will be provided and there will even be give aways!  Governor Deval Patrick oversees the ceremony while spectators gather to celebrate light, unity, and liberty.

Jewish Heritage Night at the Boston Celtics – Join the Chabad of the North Shore for a night of entertainment and celebration of Jewish pride with the Boston Celtics!  This event is Wednesday, December 12th at the TD Garden and costs $25.oo, so register and get your tickets as soon as possible!  Seats will be on the Level 7 balcony and Jewish Heritage Night t shirts are also available for $5.  Guests will enjoy the Glatt Kosher concession stand located in close proximity to the seats and there will also be a post game event on the court for Jewish Heritage Night participants!  There will be a Menorah lighting at 7:30 PM and the game begins at 8 PM.  What better way to celebrate the holiday than by combining heritage and history with some top entertainment? Get your tickets while you still can!

Community Chanukah Celebration and Dinner – Join the community of The Boston Synagogue for their annual Community Chanukah Celebration and Dinner this Friday, December 14th!  Services begin at 6:30 PM and will be led by David Finkelstein, a Rabbinic intern from Hebrew College, followed by dinner.  Tickets are $15 for non members, $12 for Synagogue members, $8 for young professionals (20’s and 30’s), free for children 10 and under and registration is required.  There will be latkes, dreidels, and fun for everyone!  Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy a traditional Jewish meal with friends and neighbors this Hanukkah!

Silver and Saphire: Keshet’s Hanukkah Party – Get your dancing shoes on and dress to impress this Saturday, December 15th at this Hanukkah celebration!  This event will begin at 5 PM at the First Church in Boston on Marlborough St, followed by a 21+ after party at the House of Blues!  The best part?  It’s totally FREE (although you do have to RSVP)!  There will be music, food, beer and wine (for those over 21), and activities for guests of all ages.  There will be a Menorah Lighting at 6 PM and at 7 PM rock out to the music of The Doctors Fox, a local band known for their eclectic and unique brand of rock.  This event is perfect for the whole family and fun for all ages so reserve your spot while you still can!

Celebrate the Festival of Lights this season with friends and family at one of these events!  All of these festivities celebrate and honor the history behind the holiday while also providing some lively entertainment for participants, how can you go wrong?  Reserve your spots and get tickets to these events before the season of Hanukkah passes us by!

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