At Home in Boston

Activities and celebrations in and around Boston

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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Couple's Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard

COUPLE’S RETREAT TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD (FOR A DAY).

Last weekend the forecast promised a hot mid-September day, our kids had the plans of their own, and we found ourselves on the market for a “couple’s day” away ideas.   Living in a Boston suburb, there are day trips possibilities in any direction, but the plan did not seem to fall into place until … …

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Fete des Vendanges Celebrates Fall Harvest in Magog, Canada

2019 UPDATE: The Fete is happening over two weekends: August 31-September 1 & 2, and September 7-8! See you in Magog! If the name of this blog is of any indication, looking for ways to celebrate weekends is my passion!  On a recent September weekend (which happened to be our anniversary), we headed to Magog, …

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From the Stands: Celebrating U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018

Gymnastics is my life-long passion.  It is also one of my favorite ways to celebrate the weekend! And what a celebration of the sport it has been this past weekend in Boston at the 2018 U.S. Championships. Alive and Kicking! Gymnastics fans from all over the world tuned in to grasp the state of American …

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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

2020 Update. This trip was planned and executed before summer 2020. Follow your local health guidelines and those at your destination before leaving home as Covid-19 situation changes frequently! Whether you are an applicant or a parent of a high-schooler, chances are – college application process is something you both may want to forget soon.  …

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