Today is Patriot’s Day, a holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, but ever since 1897, Patriot’s Day has also been race day for the Boston Marathon. This year’s marathon marks the 119th anniversary of the Boston Marathon, making it the world’s oldest annual marathon. It is also one of my favorite days to be in Boston. Even though the weather this year is cool and rainy, I’ll be celebrating by watching the Red Sox at Fenway and cheering on the marathon runners as they come into Back Bay.
Check out Boston Magazine’s Boston Marathon Guide
My congratulations to all the runners and sincere thanks to the Boston Athletic Association, city of Boston, the volunteers and first responders who help to make this world class event such a special day to me and everyone else in the city.
Part of the Boston Marathon experience is the build up of excitement, starting the weekend before, as tens of thousands of visitors come to Boston ahead of the race, which takes place this Monday. One of those events that is fun to check out (and free) is the three-day John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hynes Expo in Back Bay. Last year, more than 100,000 attendees participated.
In addition to possibly meeting some of the world’s top runners and fitness enthusiasts, the Expo also offers an opportunity for bargain shoppers looking for health and fitness related apparel and products.
Where: Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street, Boston
When: Friday, April 17: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, April 18 – 19: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
One of my favorite LGBT organizations, The Welcoming Committee, is planning a massive takeover of Fenway Park on Thursday, May 21st when the Red Sox play host for a night game with the Texas Rangers.
With more than a thousand bleacher seats reserved, join what could be TWC’s largest takeover in memory. In true form, TWC, will host a pre-game “tailgate” by Who’s on First for those who are interested. More details about the evening’s fun and how to purchase tickets online are available via the link included.
The Welcoming Committee Fenway Park Takeover – May 21st
The Red Sox are off to a strong start in the first week of the 2015 MLB season. This past weekend they wrapped up their first series against the Jeter-less New York Yankees, where they beat them in dramatic fashion on Friday night, playing 19 innings in a game that lasted seven hours.
Today Fenway Park’s home opener for the 2015 Baseball season is today. The Boston Red Sox will play host to the Washington Nationals who have struggled in their first week of play. After this three game series, the Red Sox will play 22 consecutive games against American League East teams so I hope the team can maintain their intensity.
The Boston Red Sox play their first game of the 2015 MLB season later today at 3:05 pm in Philadelphia. Fenway Park’s home opener won’t be until the following Monday when they host Washington, D.C.’s Nationals.
Hopefully the weather will warm up in a hurry so it will be more enjoyable to visit Fenway Park, and here is to hoping that this season proves to be less frustrating than 2014 for Red Sox Nation.
What a curious image of these two soccer / football players. What the heck do you suppose these two are saying? I’m curious to read your captions.
Boston Spirit Magazine, WEEI and The Boston Red Sox are hosting a Hot Stove Panel Discussion at Cathedral Station next Sunday – March 29th.
Join former Red Sox player, Lou Merloni, Red Sox COO, Sam Kennedy, Baseball writers Rob Bradford and John Tomase as well as Boston Herald writer, Steve Buckley will share stories and answer any questions you have.
Space is expected to fill quickly so plan to arrive early to get a seat.
When: Sunday, March 29th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cathedral Station at 1222 Washington Street