Central Park Happenings

By
Lois Levine
on
4/14/14

Now that the days are getting seriously sunny, we all start thinking about our awesome NYC parks to play in. Central Park is lining up some terrific events over the next couple of weeks worth checking out, both indoors and outdoors in the Park.

 

"Zoo Go Blue"...

Central Park Happenings

By
Lois Levine
on
4/14/14

Now that the days are getting seriously sunny, we all start thinking about our awesome NYC parks to play in. Central Park is lining up some terrific events over the next couple of weeks worth checking out, both indoors and outdoors in the Park.

 

"Zoo Go Blue" For...

May 23 - 25

Boston Calling Music Festival

This twice-a-year, multi-day rock-punk-indie outdoor music festival offers a lineup of absolutely stellar acts, including Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, Tegan and Sara, Bastille and many more. Gates open: F at 6 pm, Sa-Su at noon. Tickets: $75-350. City Hall Plaza, 800.745.3000, www.bostoncalling.com

May 07 - Jun 14

Boston Pops

Keith Lockhart leads the widely acclaimed and much-loved Boston Pops, which performs popular music, Broadway hits and standards in cafe-style concerts at Symphony Hall. Concerts Tu-Sa at 8 pm. Tickets: $24-94. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., 617.266.1200, www.bostonpops.org

May 11 - Jun 15

The Tempest

American Repertory Theater, led by artistic director Diane Paulus, presents a new version of Shakespeare's “The Tempest,” featuring magic created by Teller of Penn & Teller. Shows: Tu-F at 7:30 pm, Sa at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Su at 2 pm. Tickets: $25-85. Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.547.8300, www.americanrepertorytheater.org

May 24 - Oct 13

Fort Independence Tours

Five-bastion Fort Independence has been the site of Boston’s sea defense since 1634, although the existing structure dates to 1851. The pentagonal fort was primarily used for training local soldiers and confining prisoners of war as early as the American Revolution. Today, you can go inside the National Historic Site on free guided tours, or explore the grounds on your own. Meet at entrance to fort: Sa-Su noon-3:30 pm. Twilight Skyline Viewing Th 7 pm-dusk.

May 23 - Oct 12

Charles Riverboat Company Architecture Tour

Charles Riverboat Company, Boston by Foot and Boston Society of Architects co-host this expert-led, 90-minute Boston Harbor sail that sweeps past the Hub’s stunning skyline and examines both historic and contemporary architecture from on deck a charming riverboat. Departs F at 10 am, Sa-Su at 10 am and 2:30 pm. Tickets: $20-25. CambridgeSide Galleria, 100 Cambridgeside Place, Cambridge, 617.621.3001, www.charlesriverboat.com/tours/architecture-cruises

Mar 29 - Oct 27

New England Aquarium Whale Watch

New England Aquarium and Boston Harbor Cruises take you out to marine sanctuary Stellwagen Bank where migrating humpback, finback and minke whales stop and feed. Naturalists narrate the four-hour journey aboard a comfortable high-speed catamaran. Schedule varies, check website for details. Tickets: $15-45. Central Wharf, 617.973.5206, www.neaq.org

May 16

Cher: Dressed to Kill Tour

No need to turn back time: You’ll believe in life after love when this ageless pop star hits the stage at the Amway Center—with special guest Cyndi Lauper. 8 pm (Photo: Courtesy Amway Center)

A Taste of a Steak House, Yankee Style

By
Lois Levine
on
4/2/14

NYY Steak, the impressive new steak house that pays homage to great steak and our own Bronx Bombers, is presenting a sweet deal...

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