Massachusetts Journals

Special Events in Massachusetts

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A January 2006 trip to Massachusetts by notso62

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Quote: I have been to many special events in and around the Boston area-some planned, some by accident. All were fun :).

Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse

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Attraction | "Blue Man Group: Tubes"

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"You're Laaaate.... You're Laaaate..... You're Laaaate...." the sing-song chorus beamed out as late theatre-goer's are greeted with a spotlight and their tardy images on a projection screen on stage. My goodness! Glad my friend told me not to be late to the Blue Man Group prior to this evening- this evidently is how they always treat the post-showtime-arrivals. No one could accuse the Blue Man Group of not having a sense of humor and wit. From how they deal with late entries, to the use of teleprompters in non-traditional ways, these Blue Men are pretty entertaining. They are probably too sarcastic for children under 15 to understand, but are pure fun for adults. The basic premise of the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 6, 2006

Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse
74 Warrenton Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 426-6912

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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Attraction | "Museum of Fine Arts- Americans in Paris"

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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The Americans in Paris exhibition runs through September 24th, 2006 in the Museum of Fine Art's Gund Gallery. This is a fabulous way to see rare pieces that are traditionally kept in other museum's or owned by private collectors; featuring the artists Mary Cassatt and James Whistler among others. I must admit, I am not the biggest fan of Impressionist or post-Impressionist painting from Europe in the late 1800s. My mom is a huge fan and a museum member though, so we ended up going to this exhibit upon her last visit to Boston. I was pleasantly surprised by this collection-the masterworks are beautifully displayed within three categories-outdoor spaces, portraits, and paintings which the artists p...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 17, 2006

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
(617) 267-9300

Harpoon Brewery

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Attraction | "Harpoon Brewery- Harpoon Festival "

Harpoon Brewery Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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Having graduated from university not all that long before moving to this area, one of the first events I was drawn to in the Boston area was the famous "Harpoon Fest". This event is held once per season (4 times annually) and could best be described as a giant beer blast in college student speak. Not really geared for sophisticates or stodgy Boston upper-crust; most of the crowd that gathers at these events is 20-something. The Harpoon Brewery is located in South Boston's Marine Industrial Park on the Fort Point Channel. Most days, the brewery is a typical manufacturing environment with your occasional factory tour. Large hoppers of hops and other fermentation ingredients stand around t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 20, 2006

Harpoon Brewery
306 Northern Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
(888) 427-7666

Harvard-Clarkson Hockey Game

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At least once a year I am delighted to catch one of my alma mater's away-hockey games. Clarkson University may be far away from Boston in upstate New York, but Harvard is also in the same conference for Hockey so I am able to see the current roster of Golden Knights (Clarkson's mascot) play in Cambridge on occasion. Clarkson only has one Division 1 sport and that is hockey- every weekend when there was a home game when I attended school there my friends and I would go and cheer on the team. I get nostalgic for these hockey games every now and then; making it very lucky for me that they play Harvard on the road. Last year's game, Clarkson and Harvard had set up a special section for Clarkso...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 21, 2006

Harvard-Clarkson Hockey Game
Harvard Hockey Rink
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Celtics Game

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Attraction | "Celtics Game at TD Banknorth Garden"

Celtics Game Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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Way up in the sky, my group and I gaze through lenses to view the microscopic specks below. What are these specks doing? I catch a glimpse of a brilliant orange basketball and flashes of green and white through my limited view. Then it comes to me--I must be at a Celtics game in the nosebleed section! Binoculars are a pre-requisite for the cheap seats in the TD Banknorth Garden. They seem like they are miles away- I felt as if I were watching the game on a very far away TV screen when I tried to concentrate on the court. The jumbo-tron offered better perspective, but I don't like having to go to a live sporting event only to watch another television perspective. Sigh... such are the p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 26, 2006

Celtics Game
226 Causeway Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
(617) 523-6050

TD Banknorth Garden

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Hotel | "Dane Cook: Vicious Circle"

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Dane Cook is a local celebrity- hailing from Arlington, Massachusetts where he spent most of his childhood and young adult life. Accordingly so, his comedy shows in Boston are always sell-out events and the local fanbase shows no sign of receding anytime soon. If you don't know who Dane Cook is, chances are that you are not in your late teenage years to early thirties. His humor is very popular with the Generation X/ Y crowds. When he came back for his tour wrap up and HBO special taping in the TD Banknorth Garden, I was very surprised by how young most of the audience was that was in attendance. I would have to say that the average age was about sixteen- though in my opinion Dane's off-colo...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 30, 2006

TD Banknorth Garden
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 624-1000

Gillette Stadium

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Attraction | "Patriots Game at Gillette Stadium"

Gillette Stadium Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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Ahh Football season in New England. The chilly nip in the air seems to increase the anticipation at home games felt by attendees as their team takes the field. The Patriots are beloved by most of Massachusetts - given the three recent Superbowl wins and multiple trips to the playoffs. Gillette Stadium can feel magical at times like these. Because the New England Patriots are so popular amongst the locals, tickets to games are almost impossible to get. Tickets go on sale for home games in May and typically sell out within ten minutes for the whole season. Season tickets waiting lists are years long and expensive to be placed upon. Online scalpers may be your best bet for games t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 12, 2006

Gillette Stadium
1 Patriot Place
Boston, Massachusetts