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As Anticipated – New International Program continues Boston Ballet’s 59th Season

It is the opening night of As Anticipated at Boston’s Opera House and we are part of the eclectic audience eagerly anticipating Boston Ballet’s new program.  The (3-works) William Forsythe’ evening features Boston Ballet guest choreographer’s Approximate Sonata (1996) and Artifact Suite (2004) -with a world premiere of its newly added “prequel” – Défilé.  Black …

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What you need to know about Skate America (in 14 Pictures)

Skate America-2022 concluded at the Skating Club of Boston’s new rink in Norwood, MA this past weekend.  It was the first of the 6-event ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series – which will culminate  in the Grand Prix Final on December 8-11 in Torino, Italy. I was not a part of the official media …

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cape cod fall

Fall Weekends on the Cape

We spend many summer weekends on Cape Cod enjoying its beautiful beaches.  In the fall  we don’t get to visit as often, but we look forward to getting off the beach chairs to follow our favorite biking path to the National Seashore and to engage in our other Cape Cod favorite fall activities. For our …

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Family Summer Fun around Boston

Tanglewood Summer for Families (with Video)

SUMMER  2022 update: check out the list of summer 2022 PERFORMANCES), family and children’s programming is back! I used to think of a Tanglewood concert (in Massachusetts Berkshires) as a romantic date night idea. Over the last couple of summers however, attending a Tanglewood concert has become our family’s tradition (it is still part of …

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DREAMstate innovative program continues at Boston Ballet for one more weekend

With everything that is going on in the world right now, I did not think I was in the mood for a ballet.  But in the press release for new contemporary program, DREAMstate, Boston Ballet’s Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen promised the “feast for eyes, ears and soul”.  So taking my husband with me I decided …

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Holidays 2021 in and around Boston

My family and I enjoyed our share of “below freezing” outings last year (including a Chanukah celebration on our porch!) but this December 2021 we are happy to add indoor celebrations to our list of holiday events in and around Boston. The Nutcracker is still standing (Try Cyber Monday link here for discounted tickets) We …

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Fall Foliage near Boston

Chasing Fall Foliage (and Little Women Filming Locations) in Massachusetts

In the Northeast, we spend October weekends chasing foliage locations that afford open vistas yet are not too far from home.  (In the summer, I am all for WEEKEND trips, but come early fall and a return of school and extracurriculars – we often favor day (and half day) destinations from our suburbia home base …

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Celebrating Figure Skating in Boston

US International Figure Skating Classic competition concluded at The Skating Club of Boston’s new Norwood facility over the weekend World Class Figure Skating – in a Town Near Me! I spent last weekend celebrating the sport of figure skating at the Skating Club of Boston’s new state of the art facility in Norwood, MA.  Opened …

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