Monday, August 22, 2016

Activities to Keep You Busy in Boston Through the End of Summer

The slow fade to gray and cooler temperatures is on the horizon, but it is still summer in Boston with plenty of late season activities to enjoy!
St. Anthony's Feast Opening Night
Boston’s North End aka “Little Italy” hosts wonderful feasts and festivals all summer long, but the most popular ones happen in August. Saint Anthony’s Feast is one of the largest festivals in New England. Generations of Boston Italian-American families celebrate alongside tourists, the curious, and innocent passersby in this 100+ year tradition.  Go for the music, food, and parades: leave stuffed with good Italiano cuisine and culture!

Labor Day weekend brings fireworks over the Boston Harbor with gorgeous water views and refreshing sea breezes.  Enjoy the festivities over dinner and drinks at Pier 6 in the Seaport or other restaurants in the area. Be sure to make a reservation as tables go quick!

Baseball season is in full swing and the Red Sox spend most of August playing on the home field. Catch a game at Fenway Park, enjoy a hot dog, and cheer on the home team!

If you prefer sport of a slower pace, then don’t miss the Deutsche Bank Championship New England PGA Tour 2016 Sept 1st – 5th. Held at TPC Boston north of the city and voted by Golf Digest magazine as one of the “Top 10 Best New Private Clubs in the U.S.” when it debuted in 2002, gather your golf shoes and whale printed pants and catch some of the premier golf payers as they compete for an $8.5 million prize to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation and other New England charities.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Upcoming Must-See Shows in Boston

Most people assume you need to go to New York City to experience a show but you can have the theater-going experience without ever leaving Boston. We've rounded up some shows coming to Boston within the next few weeks.

Everyone associates Boston with the television show "Cheers." Visitors flock to the Cheers bar on Beacon Street every day to get a glimpse of the bar where "everyone knows your name." Well now Cheers is coming to the stage with a live show based off the first television season. The show will be running from September 9 - 18 at the Citi Shubert Theatre.

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Running from October 14 - 30, the José Mateo Ballet Theatre begins its 31st season with "Impelling Forces," which is three Mateo original ballets set to Mozart, Beethoven, and Philip Glass. Shows will be performed at the Sanctuary Theatre in Cambridge.

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"Company," the 7 time Tony Award winning comedic musical about modern relationships is being presented by Back Bay's Lyric Stage Company. This smart comedy sheds a light on everything from marriage and relationships to life in general. Shows will be performed from September 2 - October 9.

The Boston Lyrical Opera starts its 40th anniversary season with a bi-coastal premiere of "Carmen." This production is co-produced by the San Francisco Opera with the goal of bringing opera back to the Boston Opera House. "Carmen"  will run from September 23 - October 2.