Calling all soccer fans: The biggest soccer event in the world is in full swing. To celebrate, the New England Revolution ishosting a free watch party at Royale Boston as Team USA takes on England on Fri., Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. ⚽
Here’s what to know before kick-off.
World Cup 2022 fast facts 🏆
When: Sun., Nov. 20-Sun., Dec. 18, 2022
Where:Eight venues across Qatar: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Stadium 974, Education City Stadium, and Al Janoub Stadium
Teams: 32 countries qualified to compete
Group play: For the first round, Team USA will be competing against England, IR Iran, and Wales in Group B
We caught up with New England Revolution Goalkeeper Djordje Petrović to see who he’s cheering for in the World Cup and what his plans are for the offseason.
Q: What are you most looking forward to during the Major League Soccer offseason?
A: Outside of off-season training and continuing to prepare for next year, I’m really looking forward to spending time with my family and friends. This was my first year living in Boston and the US. I grew up in a small town in Serbia, and before arriving here in May, I had never spent this much time away from them. I am happy to be back in Serbia for a few weeks.
Q: What is it like playing with Bruce Arena?
A: Bruce Arena is a legendary coach. It is truly an honor and a privilege to play for a coach like him. When I heard he was interested in bringing me to New England, it made it a very easy decision. I’m excited to continue learning from Bruce and the staff every day.
Q: Who are rooting for in the World Cup?
A: Serbia, of course. We are a smaller country, but I think they have everything they need to put together some good results this year and make some noise in the World Cup. They are my team, but I will be watching almost every game.
Q: How does training change in the offseason?
A: The biggest difference is that I get more rest in the offseason in between training sessions so I can recharge. I’m always continuing to work hard to prepare for the next season because staying in shape and exercising makes me feel better.
Keep reading to hear more from Djordje, plus how to get the perfect gift for the biggest Revs fan in your life.*
Maker Monday | Monday, Nov. 21 | 3 p.m. | The Public Library of Brookline, 361 Washington St., Brookline | Free | Kids will have access to a variety of art materials and will be encouraged to use their imagination.
Thanksgiving Blooms and Booze | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 6 p.m. | Love Child, 364 W Broadway, Boston | $95 | Make a centerpiece for your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving table + taste and learn about delicious wines.
Sip and Strut | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 6-9 p.m. | Shamrock Pub, 501 East 8th St., Boston | $40 | Tickets include an ankle weight rental, a guided walk through Southie, a 10-minute tone class, and light up laces.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 7:30 p.m. | TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston | $102-$1,554.50 | Doors open an hour before tipoff for this pre-Thanksgiving game.
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Mayor Wu announced that $60 million ARPA funds will be allocated to develop income-restricted housing for eligible Bostonians. The City will make 150 parcels of land available to build the properties and offer up to $50,000 for down payment + closing cost assistance. 🏠
The BPDA approvedeight new development projects this month in neighborhoods like Dorchester, Roxbury + Mission Hill. There will be 222 new residential units that will create ~1,606 construction jobs.
Shore Leave is giving the gift of festive cocktails and holly jolly decorations again this year. The Sippin’ Santa pop-up will return to the South End restaurant on Tuesday, Nov. 22. 🍹
The home that Isabella Stewart Gardner was gifted by her father is now on the market for$13.5 million. The Back Bay property at 150 Beacon St. features 4,700 sqft of space + an extensive art collection. (Boston Business Journal)
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The growing season generally runs from March through October. | Photo via @visitcapecod + @capedreaming
Whether you can’t wait to crack open a can of the sweet side or you’d pass on the berry goodness this Thanksgiving, we have Massachusetts to thank for the cranberries.
Did you know that cranberries are the Bay State’s second largest agricultural commodity? Local growers produce about a quarter of the cranberries for the US, which is worth approximately $60 million.
The state’s cranberry farming dates back the mid-1800s on Cape Cod. Today, Massachusetts ranks second in the nation in cranberry production with more than 14,000 acres of berry operations.
Most of that property is owned and operated by Ocean Spray.The cranberry company is headquartered in the South Shore in Middleborough.
Today’s issue was written by Jessica.
Editor’s pick: The first trailer for the new film “80 For Brady” is out. The movie tells the story of four friends who make the trip to Houston to see the Patriots play the Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Save the date for Feb. 3, 2023 to see it in theaters. 🏈