Monday, December 31, 2012
Family-friendly ideas to ring in the New Year.
Looking to ring in 2013 with some fun for your family? Have relatives coming into town and you want to plan something special to celebrate? Why not throw a kid-friendly New Year's Eve party? Since I’m usually running on empty by the time New Year's Eve rolls around, I’ve put together some fun but EASY ideas for staying home and celebrating in your family room with the kids. GENERAL TIPS: Make it a party. If you don't have relatives staying with you, invite neighbors and friends with kids about the same age over to help celebrate. This keeps everyone off of the road, you can watch the kids together, and it saves on babysitter money. To keep it casual and easy, have everyone bring a dish to share. Start the party later so you don’t need to …
Here are five things to know in Natick on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
1. Once again, here is the schedule for First Night in Boston. 2. There will be a Family New Year's Party today at 2 p.m. at the Morse Institute Library. Admission is $7 per person and $25 per family. This annual event benefits Kids Connect. 3. It's been a while since we last got as much snow as we did on Saturday. We want to see the photos you took in the snow. Whether it's pictures of you trying to dig your car out of your driveway, your kids building a snowman or your dog eating a cold treat, just click on the link and upload your photos for everyone to see. 4. Start your New Year's Resolution early and take a muscle conditioning class at 6 p.m. at Focused on Fitness. Your first class is free. 5. In case you missed it, on Friday …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Family fun, ice sculptures, musical performances and more.
While there's plenty to do for New Year's Eve in and around Natick, many of you will be going into Boston or watching the festivities on TV. From the Waterfront to Fenway; Shakespeare to Indie rock; family celebrations to fireworks on the Common, Boston's 2013 First Night celebration has it all...and then some. The city's 37th annual festival features world class performances of art, music, film and dance, and showcases more than 1,000 artists and 200 exhibitions. Events will take place Monday from noon to midnight all over Boston. All First Night outdoor events are free, but buy an $18 button (children under 4 are free) for access to all indoor events, and be sure to check out the whole schedule online. Organizers strongly encourage using…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
There are plenty of activities right in our back yard this New Year's Eve that are importantly open to those who make up their minds at the last minute.
The crowds and bustle of Boston's First Night are not for everyone and neither is staying home to ring in the new year. What is a person to do? The area is brimming with options for those wishing to stay close to home as they ring in the new year. You can take in some comedy at the Amazing Things Art Center. Tickets are $30 for non-members will get you a comedy show that features headliner Joe Wong. Wong has roasted Vice President Joe Biden at the Radio and TV Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C., and been named Boston's "Comedian of the Year" while also winning the Great American Comedy Festival. The festivities start at 8 p.m. Planning on being completely last minute? Hate cover charges? The British Beer Company in Framingham has …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Will you stay in or party hard this New Year's Eve?
If interpretations of the Mayan calendar are correct, this could be the last New Year's Eve celebration before the world ends (major bummer). We want to know how you're going to welcome 2012. Answer our poll question and let us know your plans in the comments section!