It’s official – The Frog Pond on the Boston Common opened today at 10 a.m. If you are looking for something different to do and want to get outside, head over to the Boston Common and skate under the stars. While I’m not much of a skater, a half hour or so of ice skating seems like a great date night option; guaranteed to provide great people watching, some good laughs. Follow up the skating by grabbing a hot cocoa or hot toddy in one of the surrounding neighborhoods: Beacon Hill, Back Bay and Downtown Crossing.
The Frog Pond rents skates for $10 and the rink is open until 10PM tonight. The rink opens daily at 10AM but the hours do vary so check their website for the details at www.bostonfrogpond.com.
If you love craft brews then make note of the Local Food Festival annual Local Craft Brewfest next Friday. This is your chance to sample some of New England’s best brews. beverages and food while enjoying spectacular views of the Boston Harbor waterfront and great live music by local musicians.
Where: Moakley U.S. Courthouse
When: Friday, November 21 from 6pm-9:30pm
Admission: $47 (includes beverage and food tastings and entertainment)
Tickets are on sale now. For more information about the annual festival or to purchase tickets visit their website, bostonlocalfoodfestival.com.
City Point Place has been given the green light to redevelop a lot at 150 West Broadway Street in South Boston; near the corner of B Street and W. Broadway.
Two existing structures will be razed to make way for a five-story mixed-use development that will contain 24 condominium units as well as 32 on-site parking spaces. The developer has said they plan to commence construction of the project next spring. Bookmark their BRA page to stay up to date on this project if you are interested: BRA 150 West Broadway.
Rumor has it that the Boston Common Frog Pond ice skating rink is ready to open. There had been speculation it would open this past weekend but it didn’t seem to happen. To find out when the Boston Common Frog Pond ice skating rink opens, like their facebook page, www.facebook.com/BostonFrogPond or follow them on Twittah, @BosComFrogPond.
The Boston Globe now has a tumblr page that encourages the public to upload photos of Boston. Some of these pictures are really beautiful and worth checking out. If you’ve never been to Boston, the images will provide some wonderful views of our neighborhoods, architecture and people. If you are far from home, this tumblr page will certainly make you nostalgic and want to come back and visit. Feel free to share your photos on the Globe’s tumblr site – they make it very easy to do, just clicking a couple of buttons. I’ve also added this to my blogroll in the right margin of my blog so you can check it as often as you like.
Last week I wrote about today’s Boston Athenaeum open house which is today from Noon to 4PM. With the weekend weather in Boston a bust, finding cool things to do indoors is a must so check out the open house.
Did you know the Boston Athenaeum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the US? It is also one of only sixteen extant membership libraries; meaning that patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use the Athenæum’s service.
Boston Athenaeum Open House Noon – 4pm at 10 1/2 Beacon Street