Author: Kim Tolander

Celebrate Father’s Day on the Field at Gillette Stadium

Looking for something fun to do on Father’s Day? Grab your football and head down to Foxborough where event ticket holders can toss the football on the actual field of the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The event runs 10 am to 1 pm, and tickets also include admission to the recently updated The Hall at Patriot Place. Grab lunch in between or after at Patriot Place. Here are the details: Celebrate Father’s Day this year by treating dad to The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon’s fourth annual Field Day with Dad event from 10 a.m....

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Free Ferry Day Opens Season for Boston Harbor Islands

The Boston Harbor Islands is opening the season on May 7th with a Free Ferry Day, a special one-day ferry schedule to either of the two most popular Boston Harbor Islands – Georges and Spectacle Islands. Tickets are given out on a first come – first served basis in Boston only. Be sure to check out all of the guidelines before heading in. Find all the details about free ferry day including ferry schedules on the Boston Harbor Islands Web...

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Swan Boats in Boston Public Garden Open Saturday April 16

Celebrate Spring and join Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh in welcoming the Boston Swan Boats back to the Public Garden lagoon at 10 am on Saturday, April 16. The Mayor will host the first ride of the popular Boston family attraction. “We are proud to celebrate the 140th year that the Swan Boats have brought joy to the Public Garden and millions of residents and visitors since they were first launched,” said Mayor Walsh. “I’m pleased to join the Paget family and local schoolchildren for this historic ride around the Public Garden lagoon as we open the Swan Boats for another season.” The first rider is thanks to the Paget family, owners and operators of the Swan Boats, first launched by Irish immigrant and shipbuilder Robert Paget. Mr. Paget designed the Swan Boats after attending the opera Lohengrin in New York City. At the end of the opera, the hero crosses a river in a boat drawn by a swan. Students from Roxbury’s Ellis Mendell Elementary School and Higginson/Lewis K-8 School will join the Mayor on the first ride. Students have been working on pictures of the Swan Boats for art class. Some of their work will be on display at Boston City Hall. 2016 is the 140th season for the Swan Boats. The oldest and smallest boat in the fleet just celebrated its 105th season, while the newest...

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Free Ticket for Kid Members of Red Sox Nation

Calling All Kids! We’ll be hearing the crack of the bat in Fenway in no time. Register your youngest Red Sox fans for Red Sox Kid Nation, the official kids’ fan club of the Boston Red Sox. Membership is free and the free ticket offer is for all members, while supplies last. Register for Red Sox Kids...

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Review of Big Apple Circus Boston

To save 20% per order for select performances, use the code BIGAPPLE* when buying tickets online at and at the box office.*Limited availability. Offer good on select seats and shows. Other conditions apply. Children under 3 are free on the lap of a paid adult, one child per lap. Our family was recently a guest of our friends at the Big Apple Circus that arrived in Boston last weekend and will be hanging around City Hall Plaza through May 8th. This year’s circus’ theme is called The Grand Tour and is a wonderful trip across the world and back portrayed in circus acts that range from funny to breathtaking. Back again for the fourth season is Ringmaster, John Kennedy Kane. Have children (or adults) in your family that are scared of traditional clowns? THIS is the circus for you. The clowns this year are portrayed by Joel Jeske (who also wrote the show) and Brent McBeth. Here’s a photo of them. The Big Apple Circus has a little bit of everything — animals (trained dogs, horses, and ponies), jugglers, aerialists and other circus artists. One of the most breathtaking moments was performed by the Dominguez Brothers in a contraption called the Wheel of Wonder. It involved lots of edge of your seats awesomeness. If you are looking for great family friendly fun in Boston, Big Apple Circus is...

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