Free Slurpee Day!

11 Jul

It’s 7/11, so many 7-11 stores are offering free slurpees. There’s really not much more detail to go in, so head to the BostInnovation site to find a list of participating locations. I’ll be hitting up one of the locations in Downtown Crossing.

Free Ferry Day

20 Jun

Tomorrow, Tuesday June 21st, is free ferry day to either Georges or Spectacle Islands. Ferries depart every half hour from 9am to 6pm from Long Wharf. Limited to parties of 5. See here for more info.

Sounds awesome! Wish I could go – I love going to Georges Island!

Scooper Bowl!

7 Jun

Alright folks, I remembered this when I was out taking a walk at lunch. Stall upon stall filled with…ice cream!! Every year I forget about the Scooper Bowl, which is a real shame because ice cream is one of the best things on the planet. There are nine companies that have stalls this year, serving ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, so there is something for everyone. Honestly, I haven’t been in a few years, but I will definitely be stopping by this year.

The event started today (the Mayor was there for the opening ceremony!) and runs through Thursday June 9th, noon – 8pm each day. It’s right on City Hall Plaza – you can’t miss it. Just look for the folks covered in melted ice cream, as temperatures will be in the 90s. It costs $8 for adults, $4 for kids 3 – 9, under 3 is free. Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund.

Do you need any more prodding to attend this event?? Hope to see you there!

World Oceans Day at the New England Aquarium

18 May

June 5th is World Oceans Day, and what better way to celebrate than by taking a trip to the New England Aquarium? The focus of the program at NEAQ is on teaching children the importance of our oceans, and ways they can help to preserve this incredibly important resource. The classic Dr Seuss tale One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish will be used to demonstrate ocean life.

In addition, chefs from top local restaurants and culinary schools will be demonstrating ocean friendly recipes. There will also be prizes, giveaways, and scavenger hunts. Plus, who can withstand not seeing the awesomely adorable penguins??

See here for more information on World Oceans Day. The New England Aquarium is located at 1 Central Wharf in Boston. It’s easily accessible from the Blue Line, plus there are parking garages.

Civil War exhibit at Boston Public Library

12 May

The Boston Public Library opened an exhibit today called “Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War” at it’s Copley Square location. The exhibit showcases historic maps and artifacts, many on display for the first time, outlining battles, how geography played a role, and how the public was informed of the ongoing struggle. Before the Civil War, maps were rarely printed in papers, but during the war, over 2,000 maps were included in papers in the North. The exhibit is split in to three sections – tension between the North and South before the war, documentation of conflicts, and how the war was remembered and commemorated.

The exhibit will run through the end of the year, and then head to New York, so check it out while you can! It’s located at the Copley Square branch, 700 Boylston St in Boston. has a great article on the exhibit. Check out the BPL website for more info.

Free evening at the MIT museum

10 May

Image from River Valley TV

This Friday, May 13th from 5pm to 8pm there is free admission to the MIT museum, located at 265 Mass Ave in Cambridge. See here for more info.

Chihuly at the Museum of Fine Arts

5 May

This past April an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts opened, called “Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass”. It showcases the works of Dale Chihuly and looks amazing. Has anyone been? It runs through August 7, 2011 – I’m hoping to go sometime in the next month or so.

Other current exhibits at the MFA:

  • Global Patterns: Dress & Textiles in Africa (through January 8, 2012)
  • Embroideries of Colonial Boston: Pictorial Embroideries (through August 28, 2011)
  • Millet and Rural France (through May 30, 2011 – hurry, closes soon!)
  • Artists Abroad: London, Paris, Venice, and Rome 1825-1925 (through June 26, 2011)

For a more complete list of current exhibits, go here. To see a list of upcoming exhibits, go here. The museum is located at 465 Huntington Ave in Boston – easily accessible on the Green Line E trolley.