10 hours ago

Boston Picnic Guide: Where to Order, and Where to Eat

...courses for two—this northern Italian steakhouse is situated just a quarter mile from the Arlington and Boylston street entrance to the Public Garden. Choose from salads like mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette...

Stir, 102 Waltham St., Boston, 617-423-STIR, stirboston.com.

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Haley.Henry Wine Bar, 45 Province St., Boston, 617-208-6000, haleyhenry.com.

Nebo, 520 Atlantic Ave., Boston, 617-723-6326, neborestaurant.com.

Noca Provisions, 156 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, nocaprovisions.com.

Kingsley Park, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, cambridgema.gov.

Titus Sparrow Park, 200 W. Newton St., Boston, titussparrowpark.org.

    Boston Picnic Guide: Where to Order, and Where to Eat
    Check out these Boston restaurants that offer catering, takeout, and picnic basket deals for couples and group dining in spring and summer 2018, from Mamaleh's sandwiches on a Cambridge rooftop garden, to a French countryside basket in a South End community park.
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13 hours ago

Friday, June 1 – Saturday, June 2 – Invasiveness of Intra-continental Exotic Plants in New England: Implications for Assisted Migration

The New England Botanical Club will host an away meeting in western Massachusetts on June 1 and 2. Field trips are being planned for both Friday and Saturday to botanical hot spots around the Northampton area. On Friday afternoon-evening, there will be a reception and open house at the Smith College Botanic Garden in Northampton from 4-6PM, followed by a lecture by Dr. Gretel Clarke, Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, on Invasiveness of intra-versus inter-continental exotic plants in New England: Implications for Assisted Migration.  On Saturday, there will be two workshops:

    Friday, June 1 - Saturday, June 2 - Invasiveness of Intra-continental Exotic Plants in New England: Implications for Assisted Migration
    The New England Botanical Club will host an away meeting in western Massachusetts on June 1 and 2. Field trips are being planned for both Friday and Saturday to botanical hot spots around the Northampton area.
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13 hours ago

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Osterville Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale

Spring comes just a little later on the Cape. The Osterville Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 26 on the lawn of the Osterville Village Library, Wianno Avenue, from 9 – noon. Please note the rain date of Sunday, May 27, just in case!  You will find a wide selection of plants and baked goods, plus gently-used gardening supplies, available for purchase. For more information email ostervillegardenclub@gmail.com.

    Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon - Osterville Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale
    Spring comes just a little later on the Cape. The Osterville Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 26 on the lawn of the Osterville Village Library, Wianno Avenue, from 9 - noon. Please note the rain date of Sunday, May 27, just in case!
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13 hours ago

Monday, May 28, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Iris Show: The Name of the Game

Spend your Memorial Day afternoon by admiring and smelling the numerous beautiful irises and seeing which ones have won an award. The theme of The Name Game refers to the unique, creative name that each iris is given when it is introduced for sale. You will be able to vote on your favorite iris and companion plant. There will be a limited number of irises for sale. Floral arrangements inspired by the creative names of the irises will also be judged. The event takes place May 28 from 1 – 4 at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main Street in Concord, and is free.

    Monday, May 28, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Iris Show: The Name of the Game
    Spend your Memorial Day afternoon by admiring and smelling the numerous beautiful irises and seeing which ones have won an award. The theme of The Name Game refers to the unique, creative name that each iris is given when it is introduced for sale.
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15 hours ago

Boston Center for the Arts shared PBD Events'...

PBD Events knows how to throw a party! From the tiniest detail to the limitless soft-seating, they know how to transform the #cyclorama. Thank you for your continued support! Purchase your tickets for the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome today! https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n4100000O2aVTAAZ

    PBD Events
    PBD Events updated their cover photo.
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30 hours ago

We were shocked and saddened to hear about th...

We were shocked and saddened to hear about the death of S. J. Brooks. S. J. was a valued member of the BCA staff when he worked here in 2012 as a member of our Visual Arts team. He was a kind-hearted, generous, and wonderfully creative person with a deep commitment to his work in the community. We extend our sincerest condolences to S.J.'s family and friends during this horrible time. https://www.google.com/amp/boston.cbslocal.com/2018/05/21/cougar-attack-victim-sj-brooks-washington-seattle-boston/amp/

    Victim In Deadly Washington State Cougar Attack Had Boston Ties
    SEATTLE (CBS/AP) - The mountain biker killed in a vicious cougar attack in Washington State over the weekend studied and worked in Boston in recent years. S.J. Brooks., a 32-year-old Seattle resident, was killed after encountering the cougar with another mountain biker during a morning ride in the foothills near North Bend.
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31 hours ago

Huntington Theatre Company added 10 new photo...

Take a look at FALL - the fascinating untold story of Arthur Miller, Inge Morath, and their son Daniel. See it on stage now → bit.ly/FallBOSf

    Huntington Theatre Company
    Take a look at FALL - the fascinating untold story of Arthur Miller, Inge Morath, and their son Daniel. See it on stage now → bit.ly/FallBOSf
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34 hours ago

Recap: A Modern Mother’s Day at Tea Forte

Tea Forte's first brick and mortar store celebrated Mother's Day with mom-to-be Jenny Johnson.

    Recap: A Modern Mother's Day at Tea Forte
    Tea Forte's first brick and mortar store celebrated Mother's Day with mom-to-be Jenny Johnson On Saturday, May 12, mom-to-be Jenny Johnson of NESN Dining Playbook and Champy sparkling wine hosted a Modern Mother's Day Tea Party to celebrate the opening of the first Tea Forté store.
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37 hours ago

Sunday, June 3, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm – A Hummingbird Garden in a Container

Experience the magic of watching a tiny, whirring hummingbird feed on flowers blooming close by! Plant a container for your patio or garden the hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators will love. Fill a 14″ container with 6 summer flowering plants that attract, and feed, pollinators. Bee balms, petunias, larkspurs, nicotianas, verbena, morning glories, salvias and many other long blooming, spilling, twining plants support our important pollinators. With proper care, your Hummingbird Garden will bloom all summer. All materials are supplied: plants, container, soil and a bamboo frame for climbing vines. Image below from http://whiteflowerfarm.com.

    Sunday, June 3, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - A Hummingbird Garden in a Container
    Experience the magic of watching a tiny, whirring hummingbird feed on flowers blooming close by! Plant a container for your patio or garden the hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators will love. Fill a 14″ container with 6 summer flowering plants that attract, and feed, pollinators.
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39 hours ago

Ask the Editor: What’s a Good Spot for Group Brunch in Boston?

...and there are even pasta dishes for those who prefer the lunch side of brunch. (500 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-338-9500, cinquecentoboston.com...

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The dining room is spacious and versatile for groups of many sizes, and there’s also a seasonal patio. Brunch is on every Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (310 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-945-9290, gopagu.com.)

Brunch runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (425 W. Broadway,

    Ask the Editor: What's a Good Spot for Group Brunch?
    Welcome to Ask the Editor, Boston magazine's new dining advice column by associate food editor Jacqueline Cain. A reader asks, what's a good spot for group brunch in Boston? Here are our picks. Seeking restaurant recommendations? Leave it to the pro, and ask the editor.
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40 hours ago

Tuesday, June 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Ferns and Native Beauty at Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

Starting with a 100 acre woodlot, Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary founder and benefactor – Monson, Massachusetts native Arthur D. Norcross Jr. (1895-1969) – bought, bartered and traded to amass over 2,000 acres that he dubbed the Tupper Hill Sanctuary. Today, the Sanctuary is operated by the Norcross Wildlife Foundation and has grown to over 8,000 acres of forests, meadows and wildlands in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Sanctuary is managed and maintained for the benefit of native plants and animals of New England, as Mr. Norcross originally directed.

    Tuesday, June 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon - Ferns and Native Beauty at Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
    Starting with a 100 acre woodlot, Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary founder and benefactor - Monson, Massachusetts native Arthur D. Norcross Jr. (1895-1969) - bought, bartered and traded to amass over 2,000 acres that he dubbed the Tupper Hill Sanctuary.
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2 days ago

Coming Attractions: May 20 through June 5 — What Will Light Your Fire

Allegiance Book by Mark Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione. Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo. Directed by Paul Daigneault. Music Direction by Matthew Stern. Choreography by Ilyse Robbins. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through June 2.

...Director, Allyssa Jones. Choreography by Jean Appolon. Staged by Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 40 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA, through June 24...

At the First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

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Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Boston College, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

...Directed by Diane Paulus. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, through July 15...

The Plague, the novel by Albert Camus, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett. Directed by Daniel Boudreau. Staged by Praxis Stage at the Dorchester Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, May 11 through 20 and at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth ave, Boston, MA, through May 27.

The Plague, the novel by Albert Camus, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett. Directed by Daniel Boudreau. Staged by Praxis Stage at the Dorchester Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, May 11 through 20 and at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth ave, Boston, MA, through May 27.

Brokelahomo musical comedy by Ryan Landry. Staged by the Gold Dust Orphans, at MACHINE, 1254 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, through May 27.

After Grace by Cary Crim. Directed by Regge Life. Staged by Shakespeare & Company in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA, May 24 through July 15.

At the First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: May 20 through June 5 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film A restoration of this great 1968 revisionist Spaghetti Western. The Italians had no interest in heroism; their westerns flourished in an era seething with cynicism and contempt for government.
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2 days ago

Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tower Hill Members Only 9:00 am – 11:00 am) – Tower Hill Plant Sale

The region’s largest, most diverse plant sale takes place Saturday, June 2 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Find inspiration among the hundreds of annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and more. Shop from the northeast’s most distinguished specialty nurseries, plant societies, and garden artisans. Tower Hill members save 10% on the Garden’s own offerings.

    Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Tower Hill Members Only 9:00 am - 11:00 am) - Tower Hill Plant Sale
    The region's largest, most diverse plant sale takes place Saturday, June 2 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Find inspiration among the hundreds of annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and more. Shop from the northeast's most distinguished specialty nurseries, plant societies, and garden artisans. Tower Hill members save 10% on the Garden's own offerings.
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2 days ago

Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Gardening Book Swap

Come to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston on Saturday, June 2 from 9 – 3 and bring some/take some! Find great gardening books to swap or add to your collection. Free with admission. For directions, visit http://towerhillbg.org.

    Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Gardening Book Swap
    Come to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston on Saturday, June 2 from 9 - 3 and bring some/take some! Find great gardening books to swap or add to your collection. Free with admission. For directions, visit http://towerhillbg.org.
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3 days ago

Monday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 6, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, and Thursday, June 7, 9:30 am -12:30 pm – Introduction to Botanical Art

Explore the world of botanical art in this Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens course designed especially for the beginner.  Sarah Roche guides you through structured exercises, projects and demonstrations, exposing you to the basic techniques of botanical drawing and watercolor painting.  The four day class will be held at the Wellesley Community Center  Monday through Wednesday, June 4-6, from 9:30 – 3:30, and on Thursday , June 7, from 9:30 – 12:30. Friends price $250, nonmembers $300.  Register on line at www.wellesley.edu/wcbg/learn

    Monday, June 4 - Wednesday, June 6, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, and Thursday, June 7, 9:30 am -12:30 pm - Introduction to Botanical Art
    Explore the world of botanical art in this Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens course designed especially for the beginner. Sarah Roche guides you through structured exercises, projects and demonstrations, exposing you to the basic techniques of botanical drawing and watercolor painting.
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3 days ago

Now through Sunday, July 15 – John Sabraw: Renewal

John Sabraw’s colorful and highly textured paintings celebrate connectivity to nature by examining chroma and structure in micro-macro relationships. These works of art utilize pigments generated by remediating streams polluted with coal mine runoff called acid mine drainage. View them in the Alice Milton Gallery at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, May 15 – July 15, free with admission to the garden.

    Now through Sunday, July 15 - John Sabraw: Renewal
    John Sabraw's colorful and highly textured paintings celebrate connectivity to nature by examining chroma and structure in micro-macro relationships. These works of art utilize pigments generated by remediating streams polluted with coal mine runoff called acid mine drainage.
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4 days ago

Josh Zakim added 2 new photos — at Weymouth E...

Great talking to a full house of Democratic activists at the South Shore Dems Candidates’ Forum tonight! #MaPoli #TeamZakim

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    Josh Zakim added a new photo - at Weymouth Eagles.
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4 days ago

Through Sunday, June 3 – Cao Jun: Hymns to Nature

Cao Jun was born in 1966 and raised in Jiangsu Province in southern China, where the lakes and rivers shaped his childhood environment. For eighteen years he studied and worked near Mount Tai, one of China’s most ancient places of worship and ceremonial ritual. Concrete experience of both aquatic sites and mountainous terrain informed Cao Jun’s approach to artistic creation. After formal training in Beijing, he settled in New Zealand yet traveled throughout Europe and the United States. More recently he journeyed to the polar regions and northern Alaska.

    Through Sunday, June 3 - Cao Jun: Hymns to Nature
    Cao Jun was born in 1966 and raised in Jiangsu Province in southern China, where the lakes and rivers shaped his childhood environment. For eighteen years he studied and worked near Mount Tai, one of China's most ancient places of worship and ceremonial ritual.
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4 days ago

Friday, June 1 & Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Concord Museum Garden Tour

The famed Concord spokesman for individualism and self-reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson, once wrote: “When I go into a good garden, I think, if it were mine, I should never go out of it.” This year the Concord Museum is celebrating 29 years of “going into good gardens” on the annual Concord Garden Tour.

    Friday, June 1 & Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Concord Museum Garden Tour
    The famed Concord spokesman for individualism and self-reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson, once wrote: "When I go into a good garden, I think, if it were mine, I should never go out of it." This year the Concord Museum is celebrating 29 years of "going into good gardens" on the annual Concord Garden Tour.
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5 days ago

Shawmut-Washington proposal would increase housing and community space

...Street block project took place May 2 at the Boston Chinese Evangelical Church’s (BCEC) 120 Shawmut Avenue building. More than 100 people attended the meeting, hosted by the Boston Planning and Development...

...Agency (BPDA). The project is three properties next to the Mass Pike, on Shawmut Avenue, Herald Street and Washington Street in the South End...

...combined maximum of 660,456 square feet of gross floor area. The project site encompasses 112 Shawmut Avenue owned by the Davis Companies (TDC), 50 Herald Street owned by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent...

...floor area. The project site encompasses 112 Shawmut Avenue owned by the Davis Companies (TDC), 50 Herald Street owned by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) and 120 Shawmut Avenue owned by BCEC...

    Shawmut-Washington proposal would increase housing and community space
    caption id=attachment_45949 align=alignnone width=800] A meeting on the Shawmut Avenue/Washington Street block project took place May 2 at the Boston Chinese Evangelical Church. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)[/caption] A public meeting on a Shawmut Avenue/Washington Street block project took place May 2 at the Boston Chinese Evangelical Church's (BCEC) 120 Shawmut Avenue building.
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5 days ago

What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend

Sunday, May 20, seatings at 5:30 and 8 p.m., Wink & Nod, 3 Appleton St., South End, Boston, Eventbrite.

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...and cupcake with elderflower meringue buttercream, inspired by the betrothed’s wedding cake. At Harvest (44 Brattle St., Cambridge), there will be handful of wedding cake-inspired doughnuts to have in-house (or...

Central Flea, Sundays, May 6-October, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 41 Sidney St, Cambridge, newenglandopenmarkets.com.

    What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend
    Plus, where to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding with English pale ale and fancy cupcakes; new brunch menus at Fat Baby in South Boston, Bambara Kitchen and other restaurants; and more weekend dining events, food, and drinks.
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5 days ago

Boston Center for the Arts shared KAIROS Danc...

*ARTIST ALERT* We are so honored to have KAIROS Dance Theater perform at the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome this year! Purchase your tickets today because you won't want to miss it. #supportlocalartists #bostondance #contemporary

    KAIROS Dance Theater
    KAIROS performs at BCA's Annual Ball Saturday June 2nd! 🦋🦋 Enter a lush botanical wonderland created by JNG Event Consulting, encounter BCA performing and visual artists who will engage you in...
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5 days ago

Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Heritage Museums & Gardens Rhododendron Festival

Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties offer an explosion of spectacular blooms throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about Heritage’s storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticulture experts, and take home one of these signature plants from the special plant sale. All programs are free with museum admission. No advance registration required.

    Saturday, May 26 - Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Heritage Museums & Gardens Rhododendron Festival
    Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties offer an explosion of spectacular blooms throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about Heritage's storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticulture experts, and take home one of these signature plants from the special plant sale.
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5 days ago

Sunday, May 27, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Plant Propagation at the Arboretum: Campaign Collections to Planting in the Landscape

Tour the Arnold Arboretum’s Dana Greenhouses with Plant Propagator Sean Halloran on Sunday, May 27 from 10 – 11. The focus will be on the Campaign for the Living Collections, seed (and plant) collecting in the field, accessioning and record keeping, seed stratification, and germination. Also learn about growing plants on in the Shade House and Nurseries and re-propagation of important lineages. The tour will end with time for questions and then back at the display pavilion to view our dwarfed potted plant collection. Meet at the Larz Anderson Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion. In case of inclement weather, please call 617 384-5209. Free, registration is limited and requested at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu

    Sunday, May 27, 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Plant Propagation at the Arboretum: Campaign Collections to Planting in the Landscape
    Tour the Arnold Arboretum's Dana Greenhouses with Plant Propagator Sean Halloran on Sunday, May 27 from 10 - 11. The focus will be on the Campaign for the Living Collections, seed (and plant) collecting in the field, accessioning and record keeping, seed stratification, and germination.
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5 days ago

Introducing Quick Fire Lunch Board at Terra

All the Flavors of Terra in a 30-Minute Meal Not everyone has time for a full lunch hour, so Terra is providing the ultimate solution with their brand new ‘Quick Fire Lunch Board’. With the busy worker in mind, they have selected some of their favorite items and laid them out artfully on a board […]

    Introducing the Quick Fire Lunch Board at Terra
    All the Flavors of Terra in a 30-Minute Meal Not everyone has time for a full lunch hour, so Terra is providing the ultimate solution with their brand new 'Quick Fire Lunch Board'. With the busy worker in mind, they have selected some of their favorite items and laid them out artfully on a board so that guests won't need to spend time decision-making.
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6 days ago

The Nexus Ambassadors are actively engaged ar...

The Nexus Ambassadors are actively engaged artists, professionals and community leaders who play an integral part in advancing our mission to support working artists, develop new audiences and connect the arts to community. The Nexus Ambassadors work to leverage extensive community and civic networks to provide on-the-ground engagement for BCA and its programs. To learn more, visit www.bcaonline.org/nexus 📸: Melissa Blackall Photography

    Boston Center for the Arts
    The Nexus Ambassadors are actively engaged artists, professionals and community leaders who play an integral part in advancing our mission to support working artists, develop new audiences and...
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6 days ago

Animal Rescue League of Boston was live — at ...

BREAKING NEWS: The three-year-old Pitbull-type dog stolen from the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Boston Adoption Center more than a month ago has been returned safe and sound. Late Tuesday evening, a concerned citizen contacted the MSPCA-Angell call center with a tip about Nick and his location. MSPCA immediately notified ARL, who picked up Nick and transported him safely back to ARL’s Boston Animal Care & Adoption Center. Shelter staff confirmed this morning that the animal is indeed Nick. Over the past six weeks the search for Nick has been priority number one. ARL’s Law Enforcement Department has worked closely with the #BostonPoliceDepartment to ensure Nick’s safe return. ARL is overwhelmed with joy to have Nick back with the organization, he is healthy and doing great. ARL would like to thank the Boston Police Department for their tireless efforts, the MSPCA for their quick response, and members of the media for getting Nick’s story to the masses. Please Note: Nick will undergo medical and behavioral evaluation and is NOT currently available for adoption.

    Animal Rescue League of Boston
    BREAKING NEWS: The three-year-old Pitbull-type dog stolen from the Animal Rescue League of Boston's (ARL) Boston Adoption Center more than a month ago has been returned safe and sound. Late Tuesday...
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6 days ago

Saturday, May 26, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Fete des Fleurs

Wear your best hat and celebrate the opening of Berkshire Botanical Garden’s stunning summer exhibition Beautiful Strangers: Artists Discover the Garden, a collection of contemporary sculpture on display throughout the Garden’s beautiful grounds featuring works by Alice Aycock, Wendell Castle, E.V. Day, Fitzhugh Karol, Mark Mennin, Michele Oka Doner, Ned Smyth, Stephen Talasnik, and Rob Wynne.

    Saturday, May 26, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Fete des Fleurs
    Wear your best hat and celebrate the opening of Berkshire Botanical Garden's stunning summer exhibition Beautiful Strangers: Artists Discover the Garden, a collection of contemporary sculpture on display throughout the Garden's beautiful grounds featuring works by Alice Aycock, Wendell Castle, E.V. Day, Fitzhugh Karol, Mark Mennin, Michele Oka Doner, Ned Smyth, Stephen Talasnik, and Rob Wynne.
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6 days ago

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Native Plant Propagation

Learn how to propagate native plants using organic earth-based techniques at Helia Native Nursery on Saturday, May 26 from 10:30 – noon. Helia Native Nursery is situated on Sky Meadow Farm, a beautiful 109-acre farm in Alford, Massachusetts. They are a small nursery in Berkshire County that specializes in growing native perennials, as well as trees and shrubs.

    Saturday, May 26, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon - Native Plant Propagation
    Learn how to propagate native plants using organic earth-based techniques at Helia Native Nursery on Saturday, May 26 from 10:30 - noon. Helia Native Nursery is situated on Sky Meadow Farm, a beautiful 109-acre farm in Alford, Massachusetts. They are a small nursery in Berkshire County that specializes in growing native perennials, as well as trees and shrubs.
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6 days ago

Saturday, May 26, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Science and the Arboretum in the 1800s

Today, the Arnold Arboretum is a place of research as well as education and enjoyment. Scientists from around the world take advantage of the diverse and extensive collections throughout the landscape. How did scientists use the Arboretum in the 1800s to advance scientific ideas when the Arboretum was in its infancy? And how did those ideas further the discoveries and ideas that continue in the present? Esther Miller, Arboretum Docent, will give a guided tour on Saturday, May 26 from 1 – 2:30 and address some of these questions.

    Saturday, May 26, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Science and the Arboretum in the 1800s
    Today, the Arnold Arboretum is a place of research as well as education and enjoyment. Scientists from around the world take advantage of the diverse and extensive collections throughout the landscape. How did scientists use the Arboretum in the 1800s to advance scientific ideas when the Arboretum was in its infancy?
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May 15

11 Books and Exhibits for Your Summer 2018 Design Fix

6/1–7/15, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-262-4400, lanouefineart.com.

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7/3–7/30, 129 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-0610, ardengallery.com.

6/30–8/5, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge, 617-495-9400, harvardartmuseums.org.

    Happenings: Summer 2018
    Here's where to go and what to read. Rock Solid Before walls of glass and recycled steel beams became all the rage, people built their homes with a much simpler material: stone. Written by Linda Leigh Paul, Stone Houses explores more than 25 recently completed stone abodes, including a South African beach escape and a winter retreat nestled in the mountains of Montana.
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May 15

Graduation Dining Guide

Looking for somewhere special to take your grad after their Commencement celebration? The Back Bay Association has crafted a list that includes all types of restaurants and foods.

    Graduation Dining Guide - Back Bay Association
    793 Boylston St. Why We Love It: Abe & Louie's is everything you'd expect from a good quality steakhouse. The elegant and dark interior sets the mood for a grand celebration. Whether you are looking for a Porterhouse or Filet Mignon, all of their signature prime steaks are prepared perfectly.
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May 15

Mother’s Day Dining Guide

Looking for somewhere to take your mom this Mother's Day? Back Bay has you covered with a roundup up of Mother's Day Dining Specials.

    Mother's Day Dining Guide - Back Bay Association
    Treat Mom to Something Special this Mother's Day - Because Where Would You Be Without Her? Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13. This year, give her the best gift of all: some quality time. Mother's Day Specials: Celebrate that special lady in your life and treat the family to brunch.
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May 15

Fairmont Copley Plaza Brings Beaumont Etiquette Program to Boston

The Fairmont Copley Plaza has partnered with Beaumont Etiquette to bring the Plaza Hotel's famous Finishing  Program to Boston in June. 

    Fairmont Copley Plaza Brings Beaumont Etiquette Program to Boston
    The Fairmont Copley Plaza has partnered with Beaumont Etiquette to bring the Plaza Hotel's famous Finishing Program to Boston in June. Two two-hour classes will be offered: Social & Dining Etiquette on June 19 and Business & Dining Etiquette on June 20.
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May 15

Thursday, June 14, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – A Night in Napa

Join the Massachusetts Horticultural Society on Thursday, June 14 from 6 – 8:30 pm for A Night in Napa, a Garden Party in the Italianate Garden.  Enjoy live music, delicious hors d’oeuvre, and wines of Napa Valley.  All the gardens will be set for strolling and enjoying, but the the main attraction will be the Italianate Garden, set to transport you. Tickets are $100.  Order online at www.masshort.org. The Gardens at Elm Bank are located at 900 Washington Street in Wellesley. For more information contact Elaine Lawrence at registrations@masshort.org.

    Thursday, June 14, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - A Night in Napa
    Join the Massachusetts Horticultural Society on Thursday, June 14 from 6 - 8:30 pm for A Night in Napa, a Garden Party in the Italianate Garden. Enjoy live music, delicious hors d'oeuvre, and wines of Napa Valley. All the gardens will be set for strolling and enjoying, but the the main attraction will be the Italianate Garden, set to transport you.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

May 15

Wednesday, May 30, 7:00 pm – Renewal of the Blue Garden in Newport, Rhode Island

Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., with the Olmsted Brothers firm, designed the Blue Garden from 1912 – 1918 for the Newport, Rhode Island estate of Arthur Curtiss James and his wife, Harriet. The garden room featured a unique planting palette of blues and purples “with some whites”, and shades of green foliage, and was surrounded by an evergreen enclosure to screen the garden from view. The garden was opened to friends in August 1913 with a celebration called “The Blue Masque”, and was heralded with numerous magazine articles and photographs depicting its architectural and horticultural riches. By 2012 the garden was almost forgotten, subsumed under a thick covering of weeds and invasive trees. This Arnold Arboretum lecture on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 pm in the Hunnewell Building will present the story of the people who originally created the Blue Garden and how the restoration team used original plans, drawings, and photographs from the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Archives to reinterpret the design and rebuild the garden in all its glory, while meeting contemporary sustainable standards. Free, but registration required; Reception to follow.

    Wednesday, May 30, 7:00 pm - Renewal of the Blue Garden in Newport, Rhode Island
    Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., with the Olmsted Brothers firm, designed the Blue Garden from 1912 - 1918 for the Newport, Rhode Island estate of Arthur Curtiss James and his wife, Harriet. The garden room featured a unique planting palette of blues and purples "with some whites", and shades of green foliage, and was surrounded by an evergreen enclosure to screen the garden from view.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

May 14

"When the opportunity came to use this grant ...

"When the opportunity came to use this grant to take an artistic risk, the challenges presented by the space became opportunities to activate the Cyclorama like never before." Chief Advancement Officer Emily Foster Day writes on the Barr Foundation blog what it was like for BCA to commission a brand new performance piece by Masary Studios, and how taking the #ArtisticRisk helped BCA reconnect to its founding mission: bit.ly/bcaartisticrisk

    From Platform to Presenter: How Boston Center for the Arts Reconnected to its Founding Mission
    Third in a new series featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.
    https://www.barrfoundation.org

May 14

10 Healthy Things To Do Around Boston This Week

$30, 7:30- 8:30 p.m., Swet Studio, 480 Tremont St., Boston, swetstudio.com. 

$40, space is limited, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Revere Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart St., Boston, yogatini.guru.

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$10, 5:45 p.m.- 7:45 p.m., Smith & Wollensky, 294 Congress St., Boston, meetup.com. 

$12, 6 a.m.-7 a.m., Joe Moakley Park, Saunders Stadium, 450 Old Colony Ave., South Boston, eventbrite.com. 

Free, 6:45 a.m.-9 a.m., Boston City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, facebook.com.  

Free, May 19 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and May 20 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Copley Square, 560 Boylston St., Boston, adidasboostboston.com.

    10 Healthy Things to Do This Week
    Rooftop yoga, an Esplanade 5k, and more. Dragon Boat Team Water Training: What better way to stay in shape during the summer than being on the water paddling in a dragon boat? No prior experience necessary and your first two training sessions are only $10.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

May 14

We are thrilled to announce that Boston Cente...

We are thrilled to announce that Boston Center for the Arts was selected as one of 36 organizations in Massachusetts to receive a planning grant from the Mass Cultural Council's Cultural Facilities Fund. This is part of a $9.3 million capital investment in the Commonwealth's cultural organizations. Thank you! https://mailchi.mp/art/power-of-culture-october-545393?e=b5831a3311

    $9.3 Million in New Capital Funds Awarded to Support Mass Creative Economy
    our website.
    https://mailchi.mp

May 14

Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Bruso Rhododendron & Magnolia Garden Tour

Take a guided tour of hybridizer and propagator Joe Bruso’s 3-acre woodland garden containing predominantly species and hybrid rhododendrons, magnolias and wildflowers. Many of the hybrids are of his own creation. The tour is scheduled at a time when the garden is normally at peak bloom, but attractive foliage is a main theme of this garden as well. Joe is a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter, American Rhododendron Society. Directions will be sent upon registration. The Tower Hill Botanic Garden sponsored tour will take place Saturday, May 19 from 10 – 12. THBG members $25, nonmembers $35. Register at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—bruso-rhododendron-and-magnolia-garden

    Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon - Bruso Rhododendron & Magnolia Garden Tour
    Take a guided tour of hybridizer and propagator Joe Bruso's 3-acre woodland garden containing predominantly species and hybrid rhododendrons, magnolias and wildflowers. Many of the hybrids are of his own creation. The tour is scheduled at a time when the garden is normally at peak bloom, but attractive foliage is a main theme of this garden as well.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

May 14

Thursday, May 24, 11:30 am – City of Boston Park Budget Hearing

Let’s fill the room at this City of Boston budget hearing at 11:30 on May 24 in the City Hall Council Chamber to demonstrate our support for parks and trees across all of our beautiful and diverse neighborhoods. Prepare testimony if you can, and lend your voice to the chorus of people asking for more resources to keep our green spaces and trees safe, attractive and available to all.

    Thursday, May 24, 11:30 am - City of Boston Park Budget Hearing
    Let's fill the room at this City of Boston budget hearing at 11:30 on May 24 in the City Hall Council Chamber to demonstrate our support for parks and trees across all of our beautiful and diverse neighborhoods.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

May 13

Do YOU want to win FREE tickets to the Disco ...

Do YOU want to win FREE tickets to the Disco Under the Dome at Boston Center for the Arts on June 2 ($200 value)? Do YOU want to be a part of one of Boston's most unique young patrons programs? Yes YOU do... Join forte before midnight TOMORROW, Monday, May 14 and be entered to win—plus get annual membership benefits that include exclusive events, discounts, free tickets, and more! http://www.bcaonline.org/support/forte.html

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Do YOU want to win FREE tickets to the Disco Under the Dome at Boston Center for the Arts on June 2 ($200 value)? Do YOU want to be a part of one of Boston's most unique young patrons programs? Yes...
    https://www.facebook.com

May 13

Tuesday, May 22, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – The Back Bay Streetscape: A Study in Symmetry

Take a walking tour of the eastern blocks of the Back Bay on Tuesday, May 22, from 3 – 5 pm. The Back Bay is a miracle of preservation, one of the largest examples of Victorian and Edwardian residential architecture in the United States. This walking tour takes a look at some examples of wonderful architectural compositions. The event is presented by the Architecture Committee of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) and http://BackBayHouses.org, as part of the annual Preservation Month celebration.

    Tuesday, May 22, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The Back Bay Streetscape: A Study in Symmetry
    Take a walking tour of the eastern blocks of the Back Bay on Tuesday, May 22, from 3 - 5 pm. The Back Bay is a miracle of preservation, one of the largest examples of Victorian and Edwardian residential architecture in the United States.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

May 13

Wednesday, May 23, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – History of Botanical Illustration Webinar

This New England Wild Flower Society webinar on Wednesday, May 23 from 1-2 traces the history of botanical illustration from Paleolithic times to the present, taking you on a fascinating journey from early cave painters to religious artisans, explorers, and painters such as Pierre Redoute, George Ehret (his Cereus pictured below), and Margaret Mee. Instructor Dorie Petrochko, President of Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators, will also explore more contemporary interpretations of botanical illustration. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/history-of-botanical-illustration

    Wednesday, May 23, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - History of Botanical Illustration Webinar
    This New England Wild Flower Society webinar on Wednesday, May 23 from 1-2 traces the history of botanical illustration from Paleolithic times to the present, taking you on a fascinating journey from early cave painters to religious artisans, explorers, and painters such as Pierre Redoute, George Ehret (his Cereus pictured below), and Margaret Mee.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

May 13

Wednesday, May 23, 7:30 pm – Food and Fuel from Sunlight, Air, and Water

Daniel G. Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University, has created the bionic leaf to use just sunlight, air and water to make sustainable fuel and fertilization systems. Come to Wright-Locke Farm at 78 Ridge Street in Winchester on Wednesday, May 23 to learn how these discoveries set the stage for large scale, distributed, deployment of solar energy and distributed food production as well as its implications for the poor of the world.

    Wednesday, May 23, 7:30 pm - Food and Fuel from Sunlight, Air, and Water
    Daniel G. Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University, has created the bionic leaf to use just sunlight, air and water to make sustainable fuel and fertilization systems. Come to Wright-Locke Farm at 78 Ridge Street in Winchester on Wednesday, May 23 to learn how these discoveries set the stage for large scale, distributed, deployment of solar energy and distributed food production as well as its implications for the poor of the world.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

May 12

Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Humane and Happy Gardening

In this myth-busting talk on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 7 pm in the Hunnewell Building of the Arnold Arboretum, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misperceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting wild nurseries of animals large and small, eliminating unintended hazards to wildlife, nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and humanely resolving conflicts with mammals and other commonly misunderstood creatures. Nancy Lawson will provide simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures who share our world. Nancy is the author of The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife and blogs at http://HumaneGardener.com. Fee $10 Arboretum member; $18 nonmember.

    Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Humane and Happy Gardening
    In this myth-busting talk on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 7 pm in the Hunnewell Building of the Arnold Arboretum, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misperceptions about the wild species living among us.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

May 12

Thursday, May 24, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Asa Gray Garden: A Behind-The-Scenes Preview

Members of The Garden Club of the Back Bay are invited to a private tour led by Dave Barnett, President & CEO of Mount Auburn Cemetery, on Thursday, May 24 from 1:30 – 3, beginning at the Story Chapel, 580 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge. In recognition of our Club’s role in saving the Boston Public Library’s Japanese Maples, now in the Asa Gray Garden, all members are cordially invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of the renovated garden.  Learn about the project, including details of the the native and exotic plants selected for the design, and see the final stages of the renovation up close, as planting work begins. RSVP by May 17 to Anna Moir at 617-607-1947 or amoir@mountauburn.org. If you are not a member of The Garden Club of the Back Bay, join now at http://gardenclubbackbay.org/shop.

    Thursday, May 24, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Asa Gray Garden: A Behind-The-Scenes Preview
    Members of The Garden Club of the Back Bay are invited to a private tour led by Dave Barnett, President & CEO of Mount Auburn Cemetery, on Thursday, May 24 from 1:30 - 3, beginning at the Story Chapel, 580 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

May 12

Tuesday, May 22, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Wildflowers of Macomber Woods

Macomber Woods in Framingham is a woodland oasis that encompasses an upland forest, a babbling brook, and wooded wetlands. There is evidence of human handiwork in the stonework, cattle guards, and century-old wisteria vines and rhododendrons, but clearly the property has been untouched for decades. New England Wild Flower Society will sponsor a walk with Roland “Boot” Boutwell on May 22 from 10 – 2. We expect to see a host of spring wildflowers in bloom, including Indian cucumber root (Medeola virginiana), pink lady’s-slippers (Cypripedium acaule – picture below from GoBotany!) and jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum). Bring lunch. $38 for NEWFS members, $46 for nonmembers. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions. Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/wildflowers-of-macomber-woods

    Tuesday, May 22, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Wildflowers of Macomber Woods
    Macomber Woods in Framingham is a woodland oasis that encompasses an upland forest, a babbling brook, and wooded wetlands. There is evidence of human handiwork in the stonework, cattle guards, and century-old wisteria vines and rhododendrons, but clearly the property has been untouched for decades.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

May 12

Thank you to the law firm of Dwyer, Ruggieri,...

Thank you to the law firm of Dwyer, Ruggieri, Spino & Goncalves, LLC for your support of local artists through a sponsorship of the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome! We also feel so fortunate to have Founding Partner, John G.F. Ruggieri, as a member of our Board of Directors here at BCA!

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Thank you to the law firm of Dwyer, Ruggieri, Spino & Goncalves, LLC for your support of local artists through a sponsorship of the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome! We also feel so fortunate to...
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