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Thursday, December 21 – Winter Solstice with The Trustees

The Trustees are celebrating the Winter Solstice on December 21 at a number of different venues. Appleton Farms in Hamilton and Ipswich is the site of a Winter Solstice Walk from 5 – 6:30, and Fruitlands Solstice Stroll in Harvard from 4:30 – 6:30 features a candlelit walk followed by hot chocolate and s’mores around the outdoor firepit. The Old Manse in Concord hosts Illumination Night with hot cider and rum, and Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich is where you’ll get to attend the somewhat strenuous Dunes to Tavern Solstice Stroll (6:30 – 9:30).  Powisset Farm in Dover will hold Mindfulness on the Farm (bring a mat), as well as a Fondue Dinner,  and for those near Governor Hutchinson’s Field in Milton, enjoy a fire dance performance at Solstice Illumination Night from 6 – 8. Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough holds a Farmstead Solstice Stroll, and both Francis William Bird Park in Walpole and the Ward Reservation in Andover and North Andover are putting on Winter Solstice Celebrations.  Fees and times vary, so to check them all out visit www.thetrustees.org.

    Thursday, December 21 - Winter Solstice with The Trustees
    The Trustees are celebrating the Winter Solstice on December 21 at a number of different venues. Appleton Farms in Hamilton and Ipswich is the site of a Winter Solstice Walk from 5 - 6:30, and Fruitlands Solstice Stroll in Harvard from 4:30 - 6:30 features a candlelit walk followed by hot chocolate and s'mores around the outdoor firepit.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Boston Center for the Arts 2018-2019 Visual A...

Boston Center for the Arts 2018-2019 Visual Artist Residency Call for Applications is now live! Deadline for applications is February 19, 2018. BCA's Visual Art Residency is open to applicants whose work takes a broad range of forms, so artists with dance and movement-based practices, theatre and writing-based practices, and artists engaged in installation, sound, or other innovative media are all encouraged to apply. A key element of any application will be the connection the artist is interested in exploring between the germination and development of a rich creative idea and its active life connecting with the community outside the artist's studio.

    Artist Residency Call
    Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Cyclorama, Plaza Theatres
    http://www.bcaonline.org

23 hours ago

Wreath of the Day – Don’t Forget Hanukkah

We love celebrating all the winter holidays, and we do many “non-specific” wreaths with a winter theme, or a gilded look, but some of our most successful stress the blue and silver of Hanukkah.  The work below symbolizes the holiday of lights very well.

    Wreath of the Day - Don't Forget Hanukkah
    We love celebrating all the winter holidays, and we do many "non-specific" wreaths with a winter theme, or a gilded look, but some of our most successful stress the blue and silver of Hanukkah. The work below symbolizes the holiday of lights very well.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

23 hours ago

Dale Stephanos Pop Up Gallery at 222 Newbury Street

Award-winning illustrator Dale Stephanos presents an exclusive collection of his work at a pop up gallery on Boston's historic Newbury Street.

    Dale Stephanos Pop-Up at 222 Newbury Street
    Dale Stephanos Limited Engagement Debuts on Newbury Street Award-winning illustrator Dale Stephanos will present an exclusive collection of his work for the month of December at a pop up gallery on Boston's historic Newbury Street. Dale Stephanos, Limited Engagement, includes an intimate look at his paintings, drawings, prints and original illustration.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

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Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open House

Saturday and Sundays at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, Massachusetts feature the Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open Houses with each room of the Estate decorated on a seasonal garden theme with family-oriented holiday music and games, hot drinks and festive cookies. Music by local youth and adult artists, and decorations by area garden club members and scout groups. Members of The Trustees of Reservations $5, nonmembers $10, children free. For more information call 508-636-4693 x 5003, or email bradley@thetrustees.org.

    Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open House
    Saturday and Sundays at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, Massachusetts feature the Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open Houses with each room of the Estate decorated on a seasonal garden theme with family-oriented holiday music and games, hot drinks and festive cookies.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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SPECIAL OFFER! Give the gift of food and drin...

SPECIAL OFFER! Give the gift of food and drink this holiday season! Buy two or more tickets to Movers & Shakers 2018 now through December 31 and save 10% with the code HOLIDAY. https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F41000005alCTEAY

    Boston Center for the Arts
    SPECIAL OFFER! Give the gift of food and drink this holiday season! Buy two or more tickets to Movers & Shakers 2018 now through December 31 and save 10% with the code HOLIDAY....
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43 hours ago

Bûche de Noël Pop-Up at Bar Boulud Boston is Back for a Limited Time

Four flavors of Bûche de Noël are available at Bar Boulud this holiday season.

    Bûche de Noël Pop-Up at Bar Boulud Boston
    Taking a modern approach to a classic French confection, Pastry Chef Robert Differ's bûche de Noël pop-up at Bar Boulud Boston is back and Chef Differ invites aspiring bakers to join him for an intimate pastry class featuring the traditional Parisian holiday dessert: Bûche de Noël.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

43 hours ago

It’s Back! Bar Boulud Seasonal Pie Pop-Up!

November 6 - 26, visit Chef Differ's pop-up pie shop and be the most popular guest at Thanksgiving.

    Bar Boulud's Seasonal Pie Pop-Up Shop is Back!
    Chef Robert Differ's Seasonal Pie Pop-Up Returns This November, Pastry Chef Robert Differ will once again showcase a selection of classic homemade holiday pies, thoughtfully packaged and ready for pick-up at Bar Boulud's Pie Pop-Up Shop. A perfect gift to share with friends, family and colleagues, online pie orders will be available November 6 to 26, 2017 .
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

44 hours ago

Theater Menu at Artisan Bistro for Pre- or Post-Nutcracker Dining

For a limited time, enjoy a $39, 3-course prix-fixe theater menu, as well as two new signature cocktails, during show days from 5 - 10 pm.

    Artisan Bistro Now Had a Special Pre- or Post-Nutcracker Theater Menu
    Artisan Bistro loves the Nutcracker and they will be embracing this Boston tradition by featuring a prix fixe theater menu during show days from 5:00pm to 10:00pm along with signature cocktails: Snowflakes and Northern Lights at $15 each all month long.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

47 hours ago

Wreath of the Day – Carnival Glass

We store some of our leftover supplies from year to year at our storage unit in Brighton – primarily extra ribbon, wire, tools, easels, tables, and picks. For a while, we had an oversupply of glass balls in a variety of hues. Glass balls can be useful when a shot of color is needed in a wreath, but because we are mostly known for our natural decorations, we use them sparingly.  A buying moratorium was called on glass balls in 2017, which we complied with until we spotted the new carnival glass balls, and also an iridescent peridot color which we felt we couldn’t live without.  Once again we stored our extra glass ornaments, but we are happy to continue exploring new materials in our designs.  Below is a wreath which incorporated the carnival glass balls in a design for a customer who will hang the wreath on her Victorian home.

    Wreath of the Day - Carnival Glass
    We store some of our leftover supplies from year to year at our storage unit in Brighton - primarily extra ribbon, wire, tools, easels, tables, and picks. For a while, we had an oversupply of glass balls in a variety of hues.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

47 hours ago

Wednesday, December 27, 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm – Owls of the World – Who’s Watching You?

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents its annual Owls of the World event on Wednesday, December 27 at three times, 10, 12:30, and 3. Have you ever seen an owl up close? Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson as they introduce you to live owls of New England and beyond…including the Great Horned Owl, the Snowy Owl and the Eurasian Eagle Owl. The owls you will see, due to injury or mishap, are unable to survive in the wild. Learn about their field marks and natural history. Everyone is treated to a hooting lesson, as well as tips on attracting and protecting the owls near you. $15 at the door, online $10 for Museum members, $12 for nonmembers. Photo from www.eyesonowls.com. Reservations are required at http://www.ccmnh.org/Events/Owls-of-the-World-2017

    Wednesday, December 27, 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm - Owls of the World - Who's Watching You?
    The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents its annual Owls of the World event on Wednesday, December 27 at three times, 10, 12:30, and 3. Have you ever seen an owl up close?
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Best Local Gift Card Ideas For Boston Area Shoppers

Grill 23 and Bar on the corner of Stuart and Berkeley Street in downtown Boston is one of the city’s finest steakhouses. This award-winning restaurant...

91 Newbury St.

    Best Local Gift Card Ideas For Boston Area Shoppers
    By Mark G. McLaughlin, SpeakEasy A gift card that anyone can grab from a grocery or drug store display may be a welcome gift, but it doesn't take much thought or creativity. Fortunately for those buying gifts for someone special in and around Boston, there is another equally easy but much more creative option: local gift cards.
    http://boston.cbslocal.com

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The Dear Hunter at Royale on 12/12/2017 08:00 PM EST

279 Tremont St.

    The Dear Hunter - Tickets - Royale - Boston, MA - December 12th, 2017
    It's been almost a decade since Casey Crescenzo brought The Dear Hunter -- both the band and the character of the same name -- to life with his 2006 debut full-length, Act I: The Lake South, The River North.
    https://www.boweryboston.com

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Friday, December 22, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 7:00 pm – Sparkle!

Sparkle! Enjoy Blithewold’s marshmallow-roasting-Christmas-carol-singing-cocoa-sipping-strolling-through-the-twinkling-garden-paths-fun-for-the-whole-family event at the Gardens located at 101 Ferry Road in Bristol, Rhode Island.

    Friday, December 22, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 7:00 pm - Sparkle!
    Sparkle! Enjoy Blithewold's marshmallow-roasting-Christmas-carol-singing-cocoa-sipping-strolling-through-the-twinkling-garden-paths-fun-for-the-whole-family event at the Gardens located at 101 Ferry Road in Bristol, Rhode Island. Free Hot Cocoa. S'mores kits are 1 for $2, and 3 for $5 (a part of the proceeds benefits the Boy Scouts). Carol-singing around the fire performances at 6 and 7 pm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Wreath of the Day – Sharpest Knife in the Drawer

During wreath making, we cut ribbon, we cut wire, we cut branches, we trim dried materials – we clip and snip at a furious pace, and by the end of the week our tools are dull and pitted. This season, wonderful neighbors Jim and Jennifer Hill, who own the fabulous KitchenWares by Blackstones store at 215 Newbury Street, played Santa and delivered over gift certificates for free sharpening. Because our tools were in storage and not accessible until just before we started, we decided to take advantage of this kindness at the end of the week, so that next year we will begin the season with the sharpest tools available.  We encourage you to visit https://www.kitchenwaresboston.com/ or, if you stop in for holiday shopping, take a moment to thank them for their generosity. Their sister store is Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, another spot we highly recommend. The wreath pictured below, with its abundance of lotus pods, pine cones, milkweed and peony pods, and other more exotic dried materials, would not be possible without good clippers.

    Wreath of the Day - Sharpest Knife in the Drawer
    During wreath making, we cut ribbon, we cut wire, we cut branches, we trim dried materials - we clip and snip at a furious pace, and by the end of the week our tools are dull and pitted.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Petit Biscuit at Royale on 12/11/2017 09:00 PM EST

279 Tremont St.

    Petit Biscuit - Tickets - Royale - Boston, MA - December 11th, 2017
    Petit Biscuit is a 17-year-old electronic music producer from France, keen to take on the world. After picking up the cello at age 5 and entering French classical music school the Conservatoire soon after, things heated up when Petit Biscuit got his first PC at 11.
    https://www.boweryboston.com

3 days ago

Royale added 57 new photos — at Royale.

Sofa King Fridays presents Paul Oakenfold @ Royale Boston // Photos by Last Night Was Epic

    Royale
    Sofa King Fridays presents Paul Oakenfold @ Royale Boston // Photos by Last Night Was Epic
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3 days ago

Thanks to all of our neighbors who came out f...

Thanks to all of our neighbors who came out for this fun event, especially Mayor Marty Walsh and the Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment for the City of Boston and special thanks to all of the sponsors and involved organizations: Community Music Center of Boston, SEBA (South End Business Alliance), Ellis South End Neighborhood Association (the Ellis), and our sponsor Hingham Savings Bank.

3 days ago

Boston Center for the Arts shared Palaver Str...

Fall in love with BCA's first music resident Palaver Strings! Hear why on December 20 when they present "A dormir a soñar" at the Huntington Theatre. Palaver Strings, pianist Moisès Fernández Via, and participants from the Lullaby Project join forces in celebrating the power and complexity of motherhood through William Grant Still’s nostalgic Mother and Child, Chopin’s monumental Piano Concerto in E Minor, and original lullabies by new moms, written together with Palaver musicians through their chapter of the Lullaby Project.

    A dormir a soñar
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3 days ago

Monday, June 11 – Sunday, June 17 – Seattle: Public & Private Gardens In and Around the Emerald City

Join Pacific Horticulture on June 11 – 17 in the Emerald City where our local contact, Greg Graves, has organized an extraordinary collection of exclusive private garden visits. From our base at the boutique Mayflower Park Hotel in downtown Seattle we’ll make day trips to neighboring islands, including Bainbridge where we’ll tour Bloedel Reserve, one of the finest gardens in the nation (image below from www.highcountrygardens.com). A day visiting gardens east of Seattle includes the Bellevue Botanical Garden; another day we’ll head south to the legendary Old Goat Farm for dinner and a nursery tour. Back in the city, we’ll visit the remarkable exhibits and gardens at Chihuly Garden & Glass. This tour will be escorted by former PHS board member Greg Graves. Don’t miss this special opportunity to get beyond the garden gate with one of Seattle’s most well-connected horticulturist.

    Monday, June 11 - Sunday, June 17 - Seattle: Public & Private Gardens In and Around the Emerald City
    Join Pacific Horticulture on June 11 - 17 in the Emerald City where our local contact, Greg Graves, has organized an extraordinary collection of exclusive private garden visits. From our base at the boutique Mayflower Park Hotel in downtown Seattle we'll make day trips to neighboring islands, including Bainbridge where we'll tour Bloedel Reserve, one of the finest gardens in the nation (image below from www.highcountrygardens.com).
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Wreath of the Day – Trouble in Tahiti

Our volunteers are the backbone of this project, and when one of our volunteers goes AWOL, we are not amused. This year Maureen O’Hara, a star delivery coordinator, salesperson, and site manager, was given the opportunity to go to Tahiti during wreath week.  What is the world coming to? In honor of her trip (which we hope never ever happens again in December) we showcase an orchid-filled chartreuse wreath which to us symbolizes a tropical holiday.

    Wreath of the Day - Trouble in Tahiti
    Our volunteers are the backbone of this project, and when one of our volunteers goes AWOL, we are not amused. This year Maureen O'Hara, a star delivery coordinator, salesperson, and site manager, was given the opportunity to go to Tahiti during wreath week. What is the world coming to?
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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