Boston and New England

Weekend and day trips in New England

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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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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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” summer evening in Boston Harbor: …

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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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Forget what you know about dance and experience the Artifact, ballet by William Forsythe, by Boston Ballet.

Artifact ballet by William Forsythe: forget what you think you know about dance

Last week Boston Ballet presented the Artifact 2017 by William Forsythe, one of the most influential choreographers of our time (in Boston Opera House through March 5). Many of us,  weekenders, go to ballet performances to escape the routine and to be carried away to the far away lands of swans, princesses and eternal love, …

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LE CORSAIRE Opens Boston Ballet’s 2016-2017 Season

Classical ballets, with their elaborately decorated sets, lavish costumes, and most importantly, a dramatic story to tie it all together, have a magical power to sweep us into the worlds far away – the best ones, do of course.  Le Corsaire, which opened the 2016-2017 season at the Boston Ballet on October 27 DID just …

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