Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Sinclair

The Sinclair is a restaurant/music venue in Harvard Square. The food is good and the venue is small and intimate. Since the venue is so small not technically in Boston Proper, it usually hosts some lesser known artists. But, with tickets starting at around $15, it could be fun to go discover a new artist.



Just a short distance from Downtown Crossing, you will find Chinatown, a great place to get delicious food for not a lot of money. On our trip, we ate at a Korean Japanese fusion restaurant called Suishaya Boston. Q Lounge and DK bubble tea have also been recommended to us by locals.

Cooper Gallery

  1. The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art is located on Mt Auburn st, right off the heart of Harvard Square. This beautiful, culturally inspired exhibit is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Unfortunately, the gallery will be closed this summer. But will reopen with a new installation this Fall.

New England Open Markets

During the warmer months, Boston is home to open markets that operate every weekend throughout the spring and summer. Each market is a unique home for hundreds of performers, food trucks, fresh produce stands, thrift shops, and vendors of handmade goods. The Cambridge Market is open on Fridays, The Greenway Market on Saturdays, and The South End market is open every Sunday.


Boston Calling Block Party

If you can't make it to the Boston Calling music festival, you can still get a taste of the experience at the Boston Calling block party. Every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm, throughout the summer, there are free, open parties with food, games and live music. Then, an "after party" runs from 8pm to 11pm.

House of Blues

The House of Blues is a mostly standing room venue located in Fenway. It's a swanky venue that usually attracts a pretty young crowd. Past performances have included ASAP Rocky, aer, and Hozier. Tickets for shows usually start at around $30. Some upcoming performances are Juicy J, FLUME and George Ezra.


Monday, June 1, 2015

Uber and Lyft

If you're not really feeling public transport to get in, out, or around Boston, Uber or Lyft are great app-based car services that are cheaper then a cab ride. You simply download the app add either your credit card or Paypal information and go. Most people are familiar with Uber, however, Lyft is also a great option for shorter rides. Lyft will give you $5 off up to ten rides in the Boston area so, if you're trying to get from Harvard Square to Fenway, you could get a free ride.