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February 2017 Vacation Week Activities in Boston

FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION WEEK ACTIVITIES IN BOSTON FOR EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK

There is always plenty of family fun in and around Boston, but school vacation week adds special programming touches to our beloved institutions. HERE are some tried and true Boston’s February vacation week favorites with some bonus new ideas thrown into the mix! MONDAY: FAMILY FUN OUTDOORS Monday forecast promises an excellent day outdoors and …

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Dressed for the Holidays: How We Attended The Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal at Boston Ballet

“Why do you keep wanting to see The Nutcracker after so many times?” Vi, 7: “It’s because each time they do it better!” Indeed, attending The Nutcracker at Boston Ballet is our city’s (and ours!) beloved holiday tradition. This season marks the fifth anniversary of Mikko Nissenen’s (Boston Ballet’s Creative Director) lighter and shorter version …

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Kids’ Weekend in the Berkshires.

A weekend trip to the Massachusetts Berkshires from our suburb near Boston has become our family’s summer tradition.  Last summer I offered you a Two-Day Massachusetts Berkshires itinerary (With or Without the Kids).   With four kids (ages 6-8) in our party, KIDS RULED our agenda during our visit this summer! NOTE OF LODGING: There …

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APRIL 2016 SCHOOL VACATION TO DO’S IN BOSTON

APRIL 2016 SCHOOL VACATION WEEK TO DO’S IN BOSTON

There is always so much to do in and around Boston – whether you are having a staycation or visiting the area for the first time. Here are my picks for April 2016 vacations: CELEBRATE The week starts off with Patriots’ Day celebrations around the state to commemorate the battles of the American Revolutionary War.  …

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Mothers and daughters celebrate March 8 Holiday at American Girl Bistro in Natick, MA

Girls’ Lunch at the American Girl Bistro in Boston

Last year we started a tradition of mother-daughter “high tea”  to celebrate March 8 – International Women’s Day.  The holiday originated in America in the early 20th century to honor women’s fight for equality, but today it is widely celebrated in many Eastern European countries as an expression of love  and appreciation towards the special women in your life.  Spending time with …

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“Mary Poppins” Musical opens in time for February School Vacation Week in Boston

Growing up in the former Soviet Union in the 70-s and 80-s we did not travel very far (or often), so a good children’s theater production in nearby Odessa was what made my school vacations special. Your kids’ February vacation in Boston could be special too- if you hurry up to get the tickets for the new “Mary …

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20+ ideas Boston family TO DO ideas for December School Vacation 2015

2015 December School Vacation: 20+ family TO DO’s in Boston.

Staying in Boston area during December school vacations? There are many Boston STAYCATION choices to entertain your kids with.   AN-ALL FAMILY FUN As a family with 10-year age difference between our two kids, we know the challenge of finding an activity to appeal to a multi-age family audience. This all-family fun list should work: Museum of …

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Things to Do in Boston during February school vacation week 2017

Holiday Winter Traditions in and around Boston.

Paraphrasing a famous Tolstoy quote, all happy families are rich in traditions.  Here in Boston, with the abundance of natural and cultural resources, it is easy to create your own family traditions for each season. (Read about our Fall and Summer favorites;  spring list will be my new challenge next year). Here is my list …

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