At Home in Boston

Activities and celebrations in and around Boston

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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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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Touring Shakespeare Theater – with Company!

Fall means so many beautiful things in my beloved Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.  Among them – an Annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare – at the Shakespeare & Company where  high-school students from MA and NY showcase full-scale Shakespeare plays produced with the help of the Company’s directing teams. With acclaimed theater productions, actor training and …

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Boston Ballet Opens the Season with Obsidian Tear

The outdoors are still calling with its crisp late fall air, but it is time to start sharing our weekends with the finest of Boston’s arts. This past weekend, my husband and I went on a date to celebrate  Boston Ballet’s new season which opened with Obsidian Tear.  (The program – based on a music …

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Evening in Boston Harbor

Summer in the City: An Evening in Boston Harbor

Birthdays should be about special experiences with your loved ones and Boston is never short on things to do.  Finding an activity to engage multi-age kids is a challenge, however, but I take it on happily,  For my son’s recent 18th birthday celebration I came up with the following “water-themed” evening in Boston Harbor: water-front …

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My “anti-yoga” Retreat at Kripalu

In an ideal world, our everyday lives would be balanced and complete as they are.   In reality, many of us could use a “therapeutic” weekend getaway now and then to recharge and keep on going.  One of my favorite weekend recharge destinations is Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts (the Berkshires). Kripalu means different …

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SLEEPING BEAUTY AND ROBBINS/THE CONCERT: TWO BOSTON BALLET PRODUCTIONS ARE ON STAGE THIS MAY

In one of his post-performance talks (following a modern program last March), Boston Ballet’s artistic director Mikko Nissinen promised that the company would continue to embrace both traditional story ballets and the diverse works by the modern choreographers.  This May, ballet lovers in Boston are being treated to two superb productions as diverse as ballet …

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April 2017 in Boston

Ideas for April Vacation Week in Boston 2017

While we were busy with college touring for our older child, April school vacations came upon Boston and we are hurrying to make  plans for our youngster Vi, who is seven. Here is OUR APRIL SCHOOL VACATION plan for the week.  I invite you to add your own ideas in the comments! 1. CHARLOTTE’S WEB at Wheelock Family Theater Adapted …

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