Prizes will be handed out to individuals and teams who raise the most money. | Photo provided by the Boston Bruins
Calling all runners, walkers, and joggers: The seventh annual BFit Challenge, powered by National Grid, is happening on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This one-of-a-kind event invites first responders, military members, and anyone in the community to exercise around TD Garden, home of the BostonBruins. The challenge is hosted by the Boston Bruins Foundation, which collaborates with charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to health and wellness, education, and athletics.
Registration is $25, and each participant has to fundraise $300 as individuals or as part of a team (max. 10 people). 100% of the money raised goes to first responder and military charities. Last year, the event raised $425,000. This year, organizers hope to raise $600,000 to benefit local first responder and military charities. Bonus: If you meet specific fundraising goals, you’ll win prizes like autographed hockey pucks and jerseys signed by Bruins players. 🏒
Here’s how the challenge works: This fitness fundraiser has various levels throughout TD Garden, which are accessible for first-time exercisers but also levels to challenge the most elite athletes. Each different level consists of stairs and laps around TD Garden. This year, an exciting new level brings the most elite participants into the Verizon Tower for a more traditional stair climb — all the way from Level 8 of TD Garden to the new Bruins offices on Level 14 and then back down.
Can’t make it to the in-person event? Anyone can participate in a virtual step challenge happening from Friday, Jan. 27-Friday, Feb. 3.*
LaTasha Barnes’ “The Jazz Continuum” | Thursday, Jan. 19 | 8 p.m. | Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre, 255 St. Botolph St., Boston | $75 | See the Bessie Award-winner celebrate music and dances from across the diaspora, featuring works drawn from Harlem, Chicago, New Orleans, and Cuba.
Nagomi Bento Pop Up | Thursday, Jan. 19 | 5-9 p.m. | Lamplighter Broadway, 284 Broadway, Cambridge | Price of purchase | No reservations required to enjoy a bento box with a local brew.
Friday, Jan. 20
French Lesson Friday Series | Friday, Jan. 20 | 6 p.m. | Rochambeau, 900 Boylston St., Boston | $15 | This Friday learn how to order, ask for the check, and general restaurant etiquette, all with a glass of wine and fellow language students.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Winter Wildlife Cruise | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 12-3 p.m. | Boston Harbor, Boston | $0-$30 | Join National Park Rangers and local naturalists to observe animals in the Boston Harbor on this three-hour cruise.
Sunday, Jan. 22
Donuts and Cold Brews | Sunday, Jan. 22 | 12 p.m. | Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston | Price of purchase | Rocco’s Doughnuts will pop-up at the Seaport brewery with a special donut flight.
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Every beer is non-alcoholic (0.5% ABV or less). | Photo by Athletic Brewing Company
You might even have more fun.
Athletic Brewing Company makes non-alcoholic beer you can drink without sacrificing feeling your best. It tastes great, has all the variety from IPAs to goldens, and has even won awards. (Read: Even beer snobs think it’s good.)
Boardwalk Pizza has opened a second location in South Boston, at 309 D St. The pizza shop is known for its thin-crust pizza + sandwiches served up on housemade bread. Grab a slice or two Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m, daily. 🍕
Harvard Medical School announced it is removing itself from the US News & World Report’s annual school rankings after taking the top spot in this year’s ranking. School officials claim that the list does not reflect the university’s values. (7 News)
The Red Sox have reached a one-year deal with Adam Duvall for $7 million. The outfielder hit 12 homers with the Atlanta Braves last year. The agreement will go into effect after he passes a physical exam. ⚾ (ESPN)
Sip for a cause thanks to a new partnership with Dorchester Brewing Company and the Premier Hockey Federation’s Boston Pride. The new limited edition drinks are the “All In” Golden Lager and “Hear Me Roar” Prickly Pear Hard Seltzer, and will support the local team. They are available at the Dorchester brewery and the Boston Pride home games. 🍻
$28,764,744.94. That’s the amount the Bay State took in for state revenue from casino-style gambling in December, which set a new monthly total record. The report from the Gaming Commission shared that local gambling centers generated $103 million in gaming revenue last month.💰 (7 News)
January is National Mentoring Month and the Big Sister Association of Greater Bostonis acceptingnew mentors. The organization is hosting a month-long campaign called “31 Big Days” to help recruit a new "Big Sister" each day of the month. (CBS Boston)
Chris Ford, a former Celtics player and coach, has died at the age of 74. Chris played four seasons with the Celtics and was a member of the 1981 championship team. He was the first player in NBA history to score a three-point shot. (Boston Globe)
No. 3. That’s where Boston placed on the 2023 Best Metro Areas for STEM Professionals list. The WalletHub study compared the 100 largest metro areas across 21 key metrics and Boston took the top spot for STEM friendliness. (WalletHub)
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The Paramount Theatre is 70 ft. on Washington Street. | Photo by @thechrisdk
The Boston Planning & Development Agency has proposed changes to revamp zoning restrictions that could change how high the city’s buildings could reach. Currently, buildings in areas like Downtown Crossing and Chinatown are limited to 150 ft.
The proposed new zoning rules would allow an increase to 400 ft from Washington to Court streets, towards the Government Center area. How tall are we talking? A 400-ft structure would be approximately 37-40 storiestall or a little more than half the size of the Pru, which is 749 ft tall.
Different areas of the neighborhood have different height limits, but with the proposed changes the city would make exceptions for specific projects. There are also restrictions that would not allow for changes due to flight paths, current architecture limits, and preventing shadows on the Boston Common or Public Garden.
A formal draft of the changes is in the works and scheduled for release in June.
Answered: C. TD Garden (read: home to the Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, top tier concerts + more) can seat up to 18,258 people during a Bruins game.
Editor’s pick: What is better than local beer + barbecue? Don’t miss out on this beer dinnerfrom Lamplighter Brewery and Sweet Cheeks Q on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $65 and include a four-course dinner and beer pairings. Take a bite out of the menu.
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