The Ten Spring-iest Spring Events in Boston (Because Spring is Seriously Almost Here)

By: - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 - 12:57pm


Today is the first day of spring. Another nor’easter is on its way to dump even more snow on top of three blizzards worth of old snow. Both of those things are true. But it’s also true that any day now it’s going to warm up and all this snow is going to melt and you’re going to forget all about winter like it was a bad date. So take today to mark your calendar with ten of Boston’s biggest and best annual spring events that will be here before you know it. (more…)

20 Free Things To Do in Boston in February

By: - Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 - 9:37pm


February doesn’t have a lot going for it. It’s one of the coldest and snowiest months. It’s the hardest to spell. And it’s the shortest month, even when it’s a leap year, which is pretty cool! Hey is this year a leap year? It is not. However: You still have to exist through this month, so here’s twenty free events around Boston to keep your calendar (and your wallet) full all February long. (more…)

30 Free Things to Do in Boston in November

By: - Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 - 4:31pm


We start off November with a Halloween hangover and finish it in the middle of the holiday season. In between, there are plenty of free things to do around Boston. Check out our picks and save your money for Black Friday sales or Christmas shopping.  (more…)

100 Halloween Events (for Grown-Ups) in Boston

By: - Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 - 1:33am


Halloween’s pretty great as a kid: Your whole objective in life is getting candy, and it’s the one day a year everyone is giving it away for free. But as an adult? It’s an excuse to party extra hard and put on a mask. (I mean, besides the figurative mask you wear every day just go get through life in 2017.) Here’s 100 ways to celebrate Halloween around Boston.

Above photo via reddit Boston.


30 Free Things to do in Boston in October

By: - Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 - 12:39pm


October isn’t just one of Boston’s best months for weather, it’s also home to some of the area’s best free events, from Somerville’s Honk! festival to the Head of the Charles Regatta. Here’s our monthly recap of the best free things to do in Boston this month. (And because it’s October, don’t miss our picks for pumpkin and apple and picking and Halloween events around Boston.) (more…)

50 Free Things to do in Boston in September

By: - Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 - 5:57pm


Whether you’re a student moving back to town or just feel like one after a summer spending splurge, everyone loves free things to do. From Allston Christmas to free museums, street fairs and cultural festivals, here’s 50 free events to keep your calendar — and your wallet — full through September. (more…)

19 photos that capture the styles of Boston Calling 2017

By: - Monday, May 29, 2017 - 4:17pm


From fanny packs to fishnets, white chucks to crop tops, we asked @thetrendistic to spot the styles of Boston Calling. Here’s 19 photos capturing the fashions of the 2017 Boston Calling Music Festival. (Photos by @tequilapluslime via @thebostoncalendar Instagram account.) (more…)

20 St. Patrick’s Day Events around Boston

By: - Monday, Mar 13, 2017 - 3:15pm
John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, South Boston, 1958.

Boston’s greenest (and drunkest) day of the year is almost here, and not even a blizzard could stop us from celebrating. From bar crawls to beer releases to Irish music and theatre — and yeah, that parade in Southie — here’s 20 events to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day around Boston.  (more…)

100 March Events Around Boston

By: - Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 - 3:20pm
Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 3.18.44 PMPhoto by @yayitsyanan via @thebostoncal

March is here! Break out your light jacket. Or your winter coat. Or shorts and a T-shirt. I don’t know, March is weird. Make the most of the moodiest month with our picks for 100 things to do around Boston — concerts, theater and film, food and drink, fitness, festivals and more.  (more…)

Rihanna Receives 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award from Harvard University

By: - Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 - 1:15pm


Photo by: @BostonTamCam

Rihanna accepted Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award Tuesday at the Sanders Theatre for partnering with multiple charitable institutions that promote better global education and health care.

The artist founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012, the Believe Foundation in 2006, and has worked with philanthropic organizations such as UNICEF and Global Partnership for Education.

RiRi delivered a speech at the student-packed ceremony after receiving the Peter J. Gomes award, sharing her inspiration for giving back to the community.


Photo by: @BostonTamCam

“When I was five or six years old, I remember watching TV and I would see these commercials and I was watching children suffer in other parts of the world,” the Barbados native said. “The commercials were, ‘Give 25 cents and you save a child’s life,’ and I would think to myself, ‘I wonder how many 25 cents I could save up to save all the kids in Africa.’”

Rihanna further urged the audience to give back to the community themselves.

She said: “All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return. To me, that’s a humanitarian.”

The Harvard Foundation celebrated the singer through musical performances by the University’s Kuumba Singers and speeches from the students and dean.


Photo by: @BostonTamCam 

“Thank you for inspiring us to use our abilities to work, work, work,” joked a student speaker, referring to the artist’s hit single.

Check out the TBC’s Twitter and Instagram posts from the event.