It always seems like the city of Boston really comes alive when April arrives. It certainly helps that the historic Boston Marathon takes place this month, and after last year’s events it will certainly be a month of strength and remembrance.
Over the past couple of weeks I was provided information about a few events that were taking place around the city and I am very excited to share it with you all! I hope to be able to attend some of these wonderful events.
City Sports Bootcamp Series
On every weekend in April, City Sports will be hosting a bootcamp series in both Boston and Providence. The bootcamp is free but you must RSVP if you’ll be attending.
Session located in Cambridge Common
10AM on Sundays (Except for Easter Sunday)
Session located in Park behind store
Instructor from Gold’s Gym
10AM Every Saturday
Sessions last one hour, are held outdoors and you’ll also receive great tips from a certified personal trainer.
"We Are One” Bootcamp Fundraiser
On Saturday, April 12th, Ultimate Bootcamp will be hosting two fundraising workouts to raise money for The One Fund, in support of the Boston Marathon runners and victims. The events will be held on both the Boston Common and in Framingham. Participants will enjoy an hour of heart-pumping bootcamp workouts, all while giving back to those who are running this year’s race, as well as those affected by last year’s tragic events.
Event: We are One Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, April 12th
Location: Boston Common AND Framingham State Fields
Cost: $25 fee – ALL of which is going towards The One Fund
Please consider signing up for this heart warming, and heart pumping, event. If I wasn’t traveling that weekend I would probably be there on the Common myself. I’ve never really participated in any bootcamp style classes, but it’s worth the new experience just knowing that you’re doing it for a great cause.
Brewed for Boston at Harpoon Brewery
On April 15th, the Boston location of Harpoon Brewery will be holding a Brewed for Boston event. From the Friends of Harpoon Events e-mail:
Like most in and around Boston, Harpoon employees immediately felt compelled to “do something” after the tragic events of Marathon Monday in 2013. So we invited our Friends of Harpoon for three "Brewed for Boston" nights in our Beer Hall in Boston. Harpoon employees from every department donated their time to work the events. We donated 100% of the beer and pretzel sales during the nights and raised over $35,000 for The One Fund and victims of the bombings.
On the one-year anniversary of the bombings, and in honor of the great city of Boston, we are hosting another Brewed for Boston night on Tuesday, April 15th from 7:30 – 9:30 PM in our Boston Beer Hall, and we would love for you to join us. All funds raised will be donated to the Stepping Strong Fund, which benefits trauma healing and research on limb regeneration and transplantation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. For more information on Stepping Strong, visit www.bwhsteppingstrong.org.
Tickets are first come, first served and are $40 each. 100% ticket proceeds, as well as additional purchases of beer and pretzels, will be donated to the Stepping Strong Fund.
Your ticket includes:
- Two pints of your favorite Harpoon beer
- One handmade Harpoon Brewery pretzel served with 2 dipping sauces
- One raffle ticket to be entered to win Harpoon gear
You may purchase up to four tickets per person. Tickets can only be purchased in advance and will not be available for sale at the door.
Tickets are available NOW at http://brewedforboston.eventbrite.com
We hope you can join us on April 15th to raise a toast to those affected and fundraise for this great cause.
I would LOVE to attend this event. Unfortunately when I went online to buy, there was already a waitlist. And I’m on it! So although the event appears to be sold out, there is still a chance of getting in if a ticket should become available.
The Easter holiday is fast approaching and many of Boston and Cambridge’s best restaurants are offering their delectable menu’s to celebrate. In addition to the restaurants mentioned, you can find participating restaurants, menus, and reviews at OpenTable.com. Easter is just about two weeks away (April 20th)!
MET Restaurant Group
This Easter Sunday, MET Restaurant Group invites guests to hop on in and celebrate with à la carte specials offered at four of its locations during brunch and dinner service including: The Metropolitan Club located in Chestnut Hill, MA, The MET Bar & Grill with two locations in Dedham and Natick, MA and MET Back Bay located on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay.
The Metropolitan Club, 1210 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
MET Back Bay, 279 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116
The MET Bar and Grill, 400 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA 02027
The MET Bar and Grill, 1245 Worcester St, Natick, MA 01760
All menus and reservations can be found at http://metrestaurantgroup.com.
Rialto at the Charles Hotel
Rialto will be offering an elegant 3-course meal guaranteed to satisfy your brunch cravings.
Adults $65 | Children $25
Reservations are from 11am to 2pm.
To peruse their menu and make a reservation, visit the Rialto website at http://www.rialto-restaurant.com.
$1 Oyster Spring Kickoff at Rialto
In addition to their brunch, Rialto will be hosting another foodie event on Monday, April 28th: $1 Oyster Mondays are back!
Starting at 5:30, the growers will be shucking over 1,000 oysters to order. You can indulge in one type or sample as many as you would like! Varieties will include Moon Shoal, Wellfleet and Island Creek. To wash it all down, the featured beer of the night will be Rising Tide Beer from Portland, ME.
The event is first come, first serve. RSVP does not guarantee entry. Availability while supplies last. Seated and standing room available.
What exciting events do you have planned for April? In addition to two races this month, I’ll be flying down to Florida next weekend to celebrate my grandfather’s 80th birthday.