It’s that time of year again. The crowds are starting to fill the streets; the men are setting up their grilles. The smells of the infamous Fenway Franks are lingering in the air. Its game time. The Red Sox are back in town and are starting their 115th season in the American Baseball League. It is an exciting yet sad start to the season. Big Papi, one of the most valuable players on the Red Sox, has announced that this will be his last year playing on the team before retiring. Soon the number on Big Papi’s jersey will be placed among the eight other players who have retired numbers, that are posted above right field in Fenway Park. Before he retires you should catch a game to watch the player as he finishes off his last season.
The 120th Boston Marathon was held on April 18th, 2016. The Marathon consisted of 26.2 miles, continuing from Hopkinton, Ma to the top of Boston Boyleston St. Both of the female and male winners that won the race were from Ethiopia. Lemi Bernahu Hayle, was the male winner of the race finishing at 2:12:45. Just minutes behind Lemi was Atsede Baysa, the female winner of the race, finishing with 2:29:19.
Image above of Lemi Bernahu Hayle, male winner, crossing the finish line.
Image above of Atsede Baysa, female winner, crossing the finish line.
Survivors of the 2013 Marathon, Patrick Downes and Adrianne Haslet-Davis finishing the race.
|Names of Top 5 Male Contestants||Contestants Time|
|1. Lemi Berhanu Hayle||2:12:45|
|3.Yemane Adhane Tsegay</>||2:14:02|
Have you ever just had a day were you wanted to relax, but do something. I sure have and I found the most perfect thing to do. Go to an Art Museum, they are so peaceful and quiet! You can either go alone or with company, but either way you will still get to admire great pieces of work. My favorite art museums in Boston are the Museum of Fine Arts, located near Northeastern University or the Institute of Contemporary Art, located in the Seaport area of Boston.
A little back ground on both museums. The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in the United States with up to 450,000 pieces of artwork for you to look at. They also have a nice quiet cafe for you to grab a bite to eat or if you are looking to sit down and enjoy a meal they have Bravo, which is more expensive. They also a have a wine bar if you wanted to grab a glass of wine and talk amongst the other guests on pieces of art. Children and teens 17 and under are free admission. Students with an ID present (aged 18+) and seniors (aged 65+) admission is $23 and standard adult admission is $25.
The Institute of Contemporary Art is not only a space were different art pieces can be shown it also has space that different artist can rent out for a period of time and hold exhibitions. It also has a viewing room of the Boston Harbor with a relaxing skyline of the Boston area. As well as the Museum of Fine Arts admission for youth aged 17 and under are free. Student admission with ID present is $10, senior admissions $13 and general admission is $15. I recently had the opportunity to go and see pieces of art in an exhibition done but artist Walid Raad. His exhibition captured his exploration in ways that we make sense and remember history. Here are some picture I captured during my visit at the ICA.
That’s right, you read it correctly! The Big Apple Circus is in town. The infamous tent is set up in Boston’s City Hall Plaza and will be there until May 8, 2016! So there are plenty of shows for you to chose from and guess what? There is more than one show a day. It is a great place to go if you are with a group ranging in age because this will entertain people of all ages. Ticket prices range starting at just $25. So get your tickets and head to the circus to experience something amazing!
Click the link below to get an overview on what the Big Apple Circus has to offer.
Its Spring Break! Where are you all going?! If you are anything like me I stayed in the beautiful city of Boston. If you are coming to Boston you just hit the jackpot because I am going to share with you some fun places to visit. If the weather is nice head to Newbury St. for some shopping. There are more stores than you could imagine. As well as a variety of places to grab a bite to eat. Close by is the Boston Public Library that is always nice to visit. If you need a break to just sit and relax they have a beautiful court yard that is placed in the center of the library. Grab a book off the thousands of shelves that interests you and sit in one of the most peaceful places Boston has to offer. On a not so very nice day out I highly suggest visiting the New England Aquarium. Not very long ago they opened an exhibit where you can touch the stingrays!!! That’s right touch them, it is so cool! They also have a really cool penguin exhibit that takes place in the center of the exhibit. If you are lucky enough you might catch the workers swimming around feeding the penguins, which is always amazing seeing. The penguins jump off the rocks to catch the fish! Right next door to the aquarium is also the Simons IMAX theatre. Every week they have different movies available to see and not only are they entertaining, but you I am almost certain you will learn something you had not known before. I hope you have a great Spring Break, stay safe!
If you haven’t been yet, I highly suggest you take a trip to Boston’s Castle Island, where the site of Fort Independence is as well. Located on South Boston’s shore line in Pleasure Bay, Castle Island is a 22 acre Urban park with incredible views. You can get to the island by car or walking. It is a great location to do almost anything! They have a beautiful boardwalk that many people like to walk along with pets, as well as a beach that you can walk along or take a swim in when the weather is nice and hot. It would be a great place to go on a picnic with your significant other or family. If you wanted to go on a picnic , but didn’t want to pack your own lunch you could grab a bite from Sullivan’s, which has everything from seafood, hot dogs, burgers, ice cream and they also serve breakfast daily from 8:30-10:30 am. One of the last perks about this place is you can learn a lot about the history of Boston by taking part in the tours they offer of the Fort Independence. They say that Castle Island is where the past, present and future of Boston collide. You do not want to miss the opportunity of being able to visit a place like this.
Click the image above to take a look at the Sullivan’s Castle Island website.
The weather is finally getting there; sunny with just the right amount of wind to keep us cool. Who wouldn’t wanna go shopping in Boston’s Faneuil Hall on a day like that. Located inches away from the waterfront, as well as Boston’s Government Center. In 2008, Faneuil Hall was rated number 4 in America’s Top 25 most visited tourist sites. Faneuil Hall has all the must have stores for any age group, boys or girls. For example, Urban Outfitters, Build-A-Bear, Newbury Comics and so much more! They also have many food options if you wanted to take a break from shopping and grab a bite to eat. If you are looking for something quick I would suggest grabbing something in Quincy Market, located in the middle of Faneuil Hall. Quincy Market has many food options with backgrounds in all ethnicities. If you are interested in sitting down for a meal though, there are many options in and surrounding Faneuil Hall for you to choose from. Don’t miss out on the fun!
|Restaurants in Faneuil Hall|
|1.Dick’s Last Resort|
|7.Clarke’s at Faneuil Hall|
With only 12 more home games for the Boston Bruins, all I have to say is catch a game while you can! This Boston team competes in the National Hockey League and has been around since 1924. Ticket prices range, but are typically higher than your average hockey game since the Boston Bruins are a six time Stanley Cup Champion team! The Boston Bruins play at the TD Garden, which is closer to Boston’s West End. So for those of you who are 21 and wanna get a drink at the bar before heading in there are plenty of bars around the area, people always rant about The Harp (It has a great atmosphere!). OR if you are hungry and wanna get a bite to each I totally recommend grabbing a cheesy slice of pizza from Halftime Pizza. It is soooooo yummy! My best friend Brooke and I just went to a game two weeks ago and got a slice from Halftime!
Press Logo for The Boston Bruins 2016 game calendar.
Happy Groundhog Day! Well as of today at 7:25 am Punxsutawney Phil, our furry little friend in Pennsylvania, decided that spring was fast approaching. With that in mind, it is time for you to do some exciting winter activities in the city if you haven’t already. Every year it is a winter must that I make it to Boston’s Frog Pond in the Boston Common. Admission to get in is only $6 or if you are under 58′ inches you get in free, what a steal! For college students who attend a school in Boston they also have students nights, where if you show your Id it is only $3 admission! Even if you’re not the best at ice skating like myself, it is still a great place to go to experience. I definitely encourage you to get a hot chocolate from there café, it is hands down one of the bests I have ever had. It is the perfect place for families to go if they are having family fun night, it makes the perfect date night for going out on the town with your crush, or even a place to go if you wanted a care free night for yourself that would be fun. It has the most perfect scenery with all the trees lit up with a great range in music as well. Oh yeah and there is no need to worry about not having a pair of skates! You can rent a pair when you get there. It is only $6 for kids and $12 for adults. They can also sharpen any skates of your own for only $3 and they even have cute blue seal seats that you can rent for toddlers, to get on the ice and enjoy the fun too! So before spring beats you to it make sure you get to visit Boston’s Frog Pond!