BU Students Aim To Break Guinness World Record For Largest Snowball Fight

By: - Monday, Jan 26, 2015 - 1:43am

UPDATE: The BU Snowbrawl 2015 has been CANCELED

BU Snowbrawl 2013 // Rishi Chakraborty BU CAS 2013

With Winter Storm Juno approaching, thousands of Boston University students are gearing up for the 3rd annual “BU Snowbrawl.” As of 1:30am Monday morning, the Snowbrawl event page on Facebook is up to 2.5K+ RSVPs. On that same event page, someone named Ashray pointed out something interesting: “If you guys hit 5835 you will break the world record…”

From the BU Snowbrawl 2015 Facebook event page

On January 12, 2013, 5,834 people took part in the world’s largest snowball fight as part of Seattle’s “Snow Day,” a record confirmed by Guinness World Records.

With more than a day to go, the Snowbrawl 2015 guest list is almost half way there! The snowball fight is slated to take place on the Charles River Esplanade, which can accommodate well over 25K people. Granted RSVPs “snowball” to >5.9K by Tuesday afternoon, the only question then is how will Guinness World Records confirm this potentially epic feat?

The Boston Calendar reached out to co-organizer Brian Boman to see if the event is open to the public/non-BU students? His response: “Honestly it’s for everyone that can make it out there safely!”

In summary, Seattle currently holds two titles: defending Super Bowl Champs and the world record for largest snowball fight. All that could change by Sunday.


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Image via reddit.com.

The event can be found on TBC here.

Blizzard of 2015

By: - Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 - 2:48pm

A historic blizzard is headed towards Boston! NOAA is forecasting 18-36″ of snow! Below is a look at Boston after Nemo, the massive blizzard that dropped 24.9″ of snow on Boston in February 2013.

J9OsoLkBoston after Nemo. Via Imgur.com.

Here’s a guide to stocking up on blizzard “essentials” based on projected snow totals:

MoveVia The Boston Calendar’s Facebook page.

Storm details via National Weather Service in Taunton, MA:


Boston 2024 Artist Renderings

By: - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 - 5:24pm

At a press briefing this afternoon, the Boston 2024 planning committee released a set of artistic renderings depcting what the 2024 Summer Olympics might look like. They also posted six .PDF documents revealing details of the bid on their website. Those documents can be found here.

Read more about today’s press briefing via Boston Magazine here.

Follow the conversation on twitter: #Boston2024

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Pastie Poppin’, Hog Parties, and More Events This Week in Boston: January 12-16

By: - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 - 4:33pm

ICA“The Long Count/The Long Game: An immersive art and music experience” wraps up this Friday, January 16th at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Did you spend about 12 hours sitting on the couch watching football this weekend? That’s fine, because football and couches are amazing, even if you did check out the WebMD page for “bedsores” just as a precaution. This week’s events include a couple opportunities to get some exercise. Or talk about getting some exercise. Or at least watch other people talk about getting some exercise. I mean let’s not rush into anything.

Monday, January 12 – Punk Rockin’ and Pastie Poppin’ Birthday Party

I don’t know exactly what it means for a pastie to be poppin’, but I’m pretty sure I want to find out. Monthly burlesque show/punk rock dance party/Yankee swap Punk Rockin’ and Pastie Poppin’ celebrates its second birthday tonight at the Midway Cafe. “This night was created for ANIMALS!!!” warns the Facebook event page, and you know they don’t mean like Maroon 5 “Animals” but like this sick gallery of punk rock animals I found when I was Googling to see if there was a famous punk song called “Animals” to finish that analogy. (9:30 p.m., $10, 21+)

Tuesday, January 13 – Finding the Playground in Your Office

I’ve got some bad news, guys. You might want to sit down. Actually, stand back up because the bad news is sitting all day is slowly killing you. I know, this is probably how people felt when they found out cigarettes were bad for you. But it’s OK, you don’t have to give up the sweet rush of sitting entirely, just work in some occasional not-sitting. General Assembly and Brooklyn Boulders Somerville team up for Work It Out: Finding the Playground in Your Office, which, obviously it’s the conference room and the floor is lava and if you touch it you’re a lava shark, but also you’ll pick up lots of other tips on bringing movement, exercise, and play into the standard office environment. (6:30 p.m., $15, all ages)