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BOSTON in Spring...So good. So good. (PREVIEW)



BOSTON in Spring...So good. So good. Musicnote Join with us as we celebrate and commemorate all things Boston.


Nothing says Spring in Boston like the first pitch at Fenway, April 4, and Patriots Day - aka Marathon Monday!

The 118th Boston Marathon will be held on April 21. This year's field is expanded to 36,000 runners, which is almost 10,000 more runners than last year. The Boston Athletic Association has launched the Boston Marathon World Run, a mobile application and website that connects runners from around the world with the 2014 Boston Marathon. Maximize your handheld Patriots' Day experience with the new Boston Marathon Mobile App!!

"To Boston With Love," an installation of more than 1700 hand-sewn flags strung across the Shapiro Family Courtyard returns to the MFA on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon tragedy. On view April 1 - 30.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, opens its doors for a free day on April 19 welcoming families from Boston and beyond, as well as runners and spectators from around the world, to enjoy a day of art and fellowship at the Museum.

Visitors can sign and decorate a special panel for the America 4 Boston Prayer Canvas—a national art project offering a way for people to rally together after the Boston Marathon events of 2013—that will be unveiled at the Boston Red Sox game on Sunday, April 20.


Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial at the Boston Public Library. To mark the one-year anniversary, a selection of items from the memorial will be displayed so visitors can once again experience the outpouring of human compassion and resilience they represent. April 7 - May 11.

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Patriot's Day, commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775, is observed on Monday, April 21 and celebrated with parades, reenactments and commemorative ceremonies throughout the holiday weekend. Visit our Calendar for a list of activities and events.

Celebrate diversity and "take in" TO BE TAKEI, the opening night film of the 30th Annual LGBT Film Fest. Then, make your way on
April 4th to the Paramount Theatre at Emerson College for the World Premiere of the fantastic romantic comedy BOY MEETS GIRL. Director and stars in attendance! Visit for the complete festival schedule. April 3 - 12


Kick off Derby season with an evening of juleps and BIG hats when you join the Friends of the Boston Park Ranger
Mounted Unit for the Second Annual Derby Dash on April 10th at the Lenox Hotel. Visit to purchase tickets or donate to the Boston Mounted Horse Project.


Spring comes to life on The Greenway with the first spin of the carousel on April 11, Labyrinth Walks every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning on May 7, and the opening of the Greenway Open Market every Saturday starting May 24.


Are you curious? Bring your curiosity to a new level and attend the Cambridge Science Festival. Interactive and fun, the festival highlights the excitement of discovery and the impact of science and technology in all of our lives. Don't miss the Signature Event - Big Ideas for Busy People on April 18th. Visit for a complete list of festival events. April 18 - 27.

BostoncallingBoston is calling you to join in for the third annual production of "Boston Calling", a three day music festival featuring artists such as Jack Johnson, Bastille, The Head and the Heart, Death Cab for Cutie, Edward Sharpe, the Magnetic Zeros and many more!
May 23-25


Spring brings something for everyone in Faneuil Hall Marketplace! From outdoor concerts, street theatre and food festivals - the marketplace will keep you entertained!

Celebrate and jo
in in this beloved Mother's Day tradition!  The Duckling Day Parade celebrates Make Way for Ducklings, the classic children's book by Robert McCloskey.
May 11

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School Vacation offers family fun time in BostonUSA where you'll will find special exhibits and events on our Calendar and family-friendly overnight packages in our Great Deals throughout these weeks. Be sure to download a copy of our Kids Love Boston Family- Friendly ValuePASS filled with special offers designed for your Boston family vacation.


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Join us for Spring Art Week Boston where you'll find a collection of curated events and experiences throughout the city highlighting the quality and diversity of arts, culture, and creative community in Boston. ArtWeek events provide affordable pricing options ranging from FREE up to $50, so there is always something for everyone to try!


Enjoy all the traditional favorites, creative gourmet choices, and scrumptious Easter Brunches on this special Easter dining day.

 Plan to spend more time with the family and stay overnight with one of our Spring Packages. And, be sure to take in some of our
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