Boston Weekend

Things to do this weekend in Boston

Our First Ever WEEKEND VLOG! Afternoon Tea at Blithewold Estate!

For recent Mother’s Day Sunday we headed to a nearby Bristol, Rhode Island for an AFTERNOON TEA (not to be confused with HIGH TEA- you will find out the difference if you watch our VLOG).  First, we toured the rooms of the historic early 20th century BLITHEWOLD ESTATE with an audio guide and then we …

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Mother’s Day Ideas In and around Boston

Mother’s Day (on May 12 this year) is a great excuse to spend time with Mom.  Go against the crowds this year and celebrate just before or shortly after the official calendar holiday;  better yet – plan several celebrations throughout the month of May! My Mom and I plan to have one of our May celebrations …

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Family Outing at Coppelia (by Boston Ballet). There is spring somewhere!

I could not believe my eyes when I opened the curtains on a Saturday morning this weekend (at the end of March!) and saw the new snow on the ground! But any flurries in the forecast have settled down in time for our mom-daughter outing to the Boston Ballet’s Coppelia.  Even if the weather is …

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Kids Holiday Matinee at the Boston Pops

Kids Holiday Matinee at the Boston Pops: What to Expect

As a family, we try to take advantage of Boston’s world class cultural attractions every chance we get.   Attending Boston Pops Orchestra’s Kids Holiday Matinee at the Symphony Hall seemed festively appropriate for December holidays, but when we first attended a couple of years ago, we had no idea what to expect.   So we put together …

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Kids’ Weekend in the Berkshires

BOSTON SUMMER 2018: Open Air Performances in and around Boston

4th of July  “officially” starts a busy summer of concerts and performances within 1-2 hour drive from Boston.  Here is my best of summer Open Air Events in and around Boston (many are free to the public). 1.  Harborwalk Sounds  series brings the city’s most talented young musicians and dancers to Boston waterfront for Institute of Contemporary …

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Choose Your Date And Celebrate End Of Season At Boston Ballet

For me, attending Boston Ballet’s performances is not only about admiring one of the leading and oldest American ballet companies, but also about spending time with my loved ones.  I carefully “plan” my Boston Ballet season by choosing which family member I will invite on which ballet outing with me.  I shared Romeo & Juliet with …

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College Road Trips with Family

Covid-19 Update. This trip was planned and executed before summer 2020.  Many colleges do not offer guided tours in the spring of 2021, but self tours are still possible- plan ahead (and follow your local health guidelines and those at your destination before leaving home). Whether you are an applicant or a parent of a …

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Parts In Suite And Romeo & Juliet: Two Productions Open The Spring Season At Boston Ballet

I love it when Boston Ballet has two rotating productions for us to enjoy (and appreciate versatility of the dancers!)  This spring we are treated to the Parts In Suite mixed program of contemporary choreography and the full-length classic of Romeo & Juliet (music by Sergei Prokofiev, choreography by John Cranko); both ballets are running …

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The Year of Weekends (2017 in Review)

I LOVE planning complex itineraries for long vacations, but sometimes life gets in the way, making vacation planning difficult or altogether impossible.  Yet, a weekend road trip escape a couple of hours away from home is easier to accomplish than a longer trip requiring an air travel.  And don’t underestimate what a WEEKEND can do to …

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