Immerse yourself in the adult side of the Halloween spirit this weekend, when the Boston Ski and Sports Club hosts the "BeWicked Halloween Pub Crawl," with stops at along some of the best watering holes along Boylston Street.
Things kick off Saturday at 12:45 p.m. at Kings, and of course, attendees are encouraged to dress in their best Halloween attire. The $25 admission fee ($75 for a group of five) includes complimentary appetizers at select stops, costume contests at each bar, and other special giveaways. Sorry, cash bars.
Tickets for the event, as well as complete information, can be found here.
For the second-straight year, real estate website, Zillow, has ranked Boston the second-best city in America for trick-or-treating, bested only by San Francisco. The fourth-annual "Trick or Treat Index" lists the top 20 cities based on "cities that will provide the most candy, with the least walking and safety risk." See the complete list here. Take that, Honolulu.
Zillow also breaks each city down by neighborhood. Here are the top five for Boston:
1. Beacon Hill
2. West Roxbury
4. Back Bay
5. North End
The Department of Conservation and Recreation has released the following parking restrictions and road closures for this weekend's Head of the Charles Regatta.
No parking on Soldiers Field Road Eastbound (strictly enforced).
No parking at the Cambridge Boat Club parking lot from Wed. Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. until Sun. Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.
No parking at the Soldier's Field Rd. parking lots 1-4 from Wed. Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. until Sun. Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.
No parking on Memorial Dr. at the Riverside Boat Club parking lot or the Magazine Beach Pool driveway from Thurs. Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. until Sun. Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. Five-minute live parking for drop off and pickup only will be allowed at the Magazine Beach Pool driveway.
No parking on Memorial Drive from 940 Memorial Dr. to Hawthorn St., (Memorial Dr to Mt. Auburn St) from Sat. Oct. 20 at 8 a.m. until Sun. Oct. 21 at 9 p.m.
No parking in the westbound, right lane of Soldier's Field Rd in front of parking lot No. 2 on Sat. and Sun from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Five- minute live parking for drop off and pickup only will be allowed at this location. Greenough Blvd.: additional parking available in posted areas only Birmingham Pkwy.: additional parking available
No parking strictly enforced eastbound Soldiers Field Road
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.: The westbound right lane of Soldier's Field Rd will close from Western Ave to the 2nd light pole before the North Harvard St. on ramp.
Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.: The westbound right lane of Soldier's Field Rd. will close from parking lot No. 3 to the Northeastern Boathouse.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Memorial Dr. closes from Western Ave to Fresh Pond Pkwy.
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Memorial Dr. closes from Western Ave to Fresh Pond Pkwy.
All vehicles in violation will be towed. Be alert of your surroundings when parking. As always, public transportation is recommended.
The Red Sox will hold ticket prices for the 2013 season, the first time in five years that the club has not increased seat costs.
"It was abundantly clear this year that we should hold the line on ticket prices," Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino said in a statement released by the team. "Over the past few years, we have fallen short of our goals to play postseason baseball. Through it all, fans have shown their deep loyalty and support, for which we are all grateful. Our commitment to winning is as strong as it has ever been, and we look forward to the challenge of bringing our fans the winning and entertaining baseball team they richly deserve."
Interesting to note that after a 69-93 season in 2012, there was no ticket decrease. Of course, the sellout streak remains intact.
Our family picked up our pumpkins for the season last weekend, but there's still plenty of time to grab some for pumpkin-flavored foods, seeds, or just some good old-fashioned carving.
Looking for a good pumpkin patch in the area? Here's a list of some of the best in the Boston area. Be sure to call ahead for hours and pumpkin availability.
Thanksgiving may be more than a month away, but there are few better times to visit Plimoth Plantation, the classic living museum that delves into the history of America's Pilgrims and the rich heritage of the Wampanoag.
If you've been in the past, it's worth another visit, as the ability to lose yourself in the time of 1620 is truly remarkable. If you have never visited, take the time to speak with the residents, learn about their culture, and ask questions.
Plimoth Plantation is open daily through the Sunday after Thanksgiving
Get spooked this Halloween season with these local attractions.
SpookyWorld moves from Fenway Park (where it truly was spooky world this season) to Litchfield, N.H., where an array of attractions, including "The Colony," "Freak Show in 3D," and the "House of Eternal Darkness" await.
In Agawam, Six Flags New England dresses up for Halloween with a slate of weekend events, including some family-friendly options during the day at the park's "Fright Fest."
Closer to home, there are is trio of ghost tours to enjoy in downtown Boston, ranging from tales of folklore, to a full-on ghost hunt with paranormal experts.
During the month of October, there is also a whole list of local Halloween events, from a day at the zoo to a cruise on Boston Harbor. See out Halloween event listings for more details.
Monday kicks off the month of October, as we delve further into the fall season.
It's an exciting month in Boston - devoid of playoff baseball, of course, but we're sort of used to that by now. It's been three years and running since the Red Sox made the postseason, but that doesn't necessarily deter from one of the finest months of the autumn season, featuring a full calendar of events from the Head of the Charles to Boston Fashion Week and the popular Boston Book Festival.
Here's a roundup of some event highlights during October. Go, um...Orioles?
Enjoy some of Massachusetts' top museums Saturday as part of Smithsonian Magazine's "Museum Day Live," when admission to select museums is absolutely free.
Some of the dozens of local attractions include Battleship Cove in Fall River, the Children's Museum in Easton, and Boston's Old South Meeting House. Here's a complete list and more details.
Those interested should also visit www.smithsonianmag.com to download a ticket, which is good for one person, plus one guest.
Goodbye summer, hello fall. While many will bemoan the absence of the beach, late daylight, and sandals, others welcome the advent of cool air, sweaters, and a general appreciation of the season before winter arrives. Fall rules, doesn't it?
Enjoy the crisp air of the season in Boston without dropping a dime. From the Head of the Charles to simply taking in the wondrous colors of the foliage season, here are six ways to enjoy the season absolutely free of charge.