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Not only do I finally get to attend this great event, it is held on both July 3 AND July 4!!!! The poster says: Conductor Keith Lockhart directs the Boston POPS Orchestra at the Hatch Shell, on the Esplanade, performing the identical concert which will be played on July 4th minus the fireworks display. Seating for this free event is on a first come basis, it will be crowded, but not as much as on the 4th. This year's headliner is Rachel Platten, along with The Indigo Girls, Rita Moreno, and Rhiannon Giddens. Yes, I will miss both John Williams and the famous maestro himself, Arthur Fiedler. This televised program is followed by a spectacular 23-minute fireworks display over the Charles River. The best place for viewing the fireworks is along Memorial Drive on the ... read more
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North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay November 3rd 2016

I arrived in Boston Thursday night, unfortunately I had to spend 1,5 hours figuring out how to change my flight home, so we only just made it for dinner before the restaurants closed. We stopped at a vegan Asian restaurant called grasshopper where we had super delicious food. We went back to my friends place in Worcester outside Boston and had an early night as we wanted to make the most out of my one day in Boston. We went into the city early and walked the freedom trail, which will take you past most of the important historic sights. It is a red line of old bricks that you follow all the way around the city. We decided also to do the harbor walk and made it by the Boston Tea Party museum but too ... read more
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North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 4th 2015

Day 3. A damp start to the morning, caught the trolley bus to the Boston Tea Party, great fun & very interesting. Although the rain had stopped, still a very chilly wind, hoped back on the bus up to the Bunker Hill memorial, from where we walked the Freedom Trail all the way back to Boston Common.... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 2nd 2015

Day 2 in Boston, after breakfast went on the Boston Duck tour covers both land & water. Then got tickets for the on/off trolley bus as weather wet & quite chilly. Got off at the Massachusetts state House & went in to get out of the rain for a while, very interesting. Still raining when we came out but not too hard so walked for a while, taking in Cheers & the Trinity church (the oldest church in Boston). Then after dinner went up to the skywalk in the Prudential Centre to have a look at the Boston skyline at night.... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 1st 2015

Photo's from 1st day in boston... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 1st 2015

Today we arrived in boston after a non eventful flight. Quickly through the airport to get a taxi to the Colonnade hotel. A room with the wow factor, loads of space and a huge bed each! We also met our new friend for the holiday, Colonnade Duck :-) Went for a walk, as far as Boston Common, taking in the sights on the way & a visit to the cheesecake factory on the way back. Early night after a long day, ready for a duck tour of Boston in the morning.... read more

Train from NYP to Boston Rhode Island from the train window: snow, in piles, on the ground, dirty but hanging on. The bus to Barnstables showed more of the same. I was lulled into thinking it was Spring all over and did not dress appropriately. Thankfully I can remedy that, but I can’t change this cold, cloudy, dreary weather mood. Byllye Avery did that-changed my attitude, her delight at seeing me made me joyful and glowing in remembering our history. And N’Gina was so welcoming and pampering. Their home is a warm, welcoming, artful space that they share generously. We ate well, smoked well and enjoyed each other. I was sent off with a care package of sandwich and fruit.... read more
across the street

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay December 9th 2014

A vonat ezuttal kicsit kesve indult, de szerencsere nem kesett tobbet, igy nem sokkal este 10 utan odaertem Bostonba. A hotel ugy 5 percnyire volt gyalog az allomastol, es nagyon kenyelmes es modern volt a szoba. Ez egyebkent a 140 nevu hotel, ami a Clarendon Street-en a 140-es szam alatt talalhato, rogton a John Hancock Tower mellett, ami Boston legmagasabb epulete, es a kornyek ugy altalaban eleg modern. Reggel egy szokasos eper smoothie es kave utan a Back Bay Fens nevu termeszetvedelmi teruletre latogattam el kisse delre - kellemes hely, bar kicsit nagyobb teruletre szamitottam. Innen metroval es gyalog elutaztam a varos keleti reszen levo obolbe, mivel egy balnalesre akartam befizetni. Igen szep ido volt, igy a napkozbeni utakra mar elfogyott minden jegy, es csak a delutan 5.30-as maradt. Idokozben mar del fele jart az ido, ... read more
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North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay December 31st 2013

New Year’s Eve traditionally involves going to parties, most with lots of alcohol. In 1975, a group of Boston artists decided the holiday deserved something better than repetitive pop music, bad drinks, and a televised ball drop. They founded First Night, a huge arts festival with performances and installations around the city and not a bar in sight. It became a huge success and spread to cities across the country. In 2008, the deep recession hit the non-profit that runs First Night hard. Last June, they finally ran out of funds for good and closed, leaving a huge hole in the city’s cultural fabric. Unwilling to let one of the region’s signature events disappear, the city of Boston took over organizing duties. Unlike the previous group, who tended to emphasize high-brow performance groups and family friendly ... read more
Handel and Hayden youth chorus

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