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News worth shouting
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Have exciting news? Get ready to shout it out in the newsletter. | Photo provided by 6AM City
We’re sharing exciting news with our BOStoday family. We’ve launched a new shoutout section in our newsletter just for you.

We’re offering our most passionate and loyal readers (yep, that’s you) the opportunity to support local journalism through our BOStoday membership program, where you’ll gain exclusive access to have your voice included in the newsletter.

Your voice is valuable, and so are the special moments in your life. Shoutouts allow us to celebrate job promotions, anniversaries, and exciting experiences right here in Boston. All you have to do is submit your shoutout, and we will take it from there. Already a member? Go ahead and send an email to secure your shoutout now.

Other membership perks include exclusive birthday deals, shoutouts + discounts in our online shop (Six & Main).

In addition to offering membership benefits, we genuinely just love giving you the scoop on the newest restaurants, the coolest events, detailing the city’s history, digging into the latest real estate deals, and keeping you up-to-date on developments around town.

Your membership fee of only $50 will go towards keeping our newsletter hyper-local and supporting our local editors. We’re also donating 10% of memberships annually to a local philanthropic cause.

We can’t thank you enough for your continued readership and support. Ready to take your love for BOStoday to the next level? There’s a shoutout with your name on it waiting for you…
My husband and I are celebrating our 25-year anniversary. Thank you for loving me all these years, Greg. Here’s to 25 more.
-Cynthia H.

Want to make a shoutout?

Friday, March 17
  • St. Patrick’s Weekend Celebrations | Friday, Mar. 17-Saturday, Mar. 18 | Times vary | Samuel Adams Boston Taproom, 60 State St., Boston | Free to attend | Celebrate Boston’s favorite holiday with an Irish Nitro Stout and live music at the downtown taproom.
Saturday, March 18
Sunday, March 19
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pre-Party | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | SoWa Power Station, 550 Harrison Ave., Boston | Free to attend | Fuel up for parade day with lawn games, live Irish music, and bites from local food trucks.
  • Cannonball Cafe Parade Party | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Cannonball Cafe, 83 Dorchester Ave., Boston | Free to attend | Fuel up at the South Boston coffee shop before heading to the parade.
  • Kids Music Fun with Wayne Potash | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston | Free | Register for this hour-long, family-friendly interactive music session.
Monday, March 20
  • First Day of Spring Cocktail Class | Monday, Mar. 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Rosa Mexicano, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston | $65 | Celebrate the first day of spring with a lesson on four signature margaritas + snacking on guacamole.

We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.

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Add to cal: A unique, moving performance coming to Symphony Hall
The “Falling Out of Time” ensemble features talented multi-instrumentalists. | Photo provided by Boston Symphony Orchestra
On Thursday, April 20, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will present a special concert in association with Celebrity Series of Boston: Argentina-born American composer Osvaldo Golijov’s “Falling Out of Time,” composed for a multicultural, multistylistic instrumental ensemble.

Drawing powerfully on popular and folk music styles, this impactful piece is based on David Grossman’s experimental novel about parents’ grief at the loss of a child. Catch it at Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Ave.) as a semi-staged performance (read: part concert, part play). *
News Notes

  • 52º | Cloudy | 20% chance of rain
  • Mayor Wu announced plans for a new building code with updated energy efficiency requirements. She also pitched a retrofit program for large buildings, with $10 million allotted for energy improvements in affordable housing developments. (Boston Globe)
  • The City of Boston is expanding its SuccessLink summer youth employment program this year. Boston residents ages 14-18 looking for jobs with City agencies + community organizations can apply now.
  • Here’s some pawsitive news — today through Friday, March 31, MSPCA-Angell is hosting a “Lucky Dog Adoptathon.” Adoption fees for dogs like Harmony will be reduced to $100 and marked with a star on the organization’s website.
  • The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is extending Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs’ “Breathe Life Together” mural through April 2024. The Dewey Square piece will feature an overlay of projected digital art at dusk each night from Friday, March 24 through Friday, May 5.
  • Cheers to our city’s newest bars — Condé Nast Traveler highlighted local establishments like Hecate, Birds of Paradise, and Wig Shop in a recent story about the ongoing evolution of Boston’s bar scene. We’ll drink to that.
  • The only national park in New England was one of the most popular parks in the country in 2022. Maine’s Acadia National Park — about a five-hour drive from Boston — saw a total of 3.97 million visitors last year, according to the National Park Service. (
  • Boston teams may not be represented in this year’s March Madness tournaments, but we can still have fun catching the action. Consult our roundup of 18 local sports bars for ideas on where to watch the games with a side of pub grub.
  • A cash back card so good, even the experts had to have it. (Hint: Features include up to 5% cash back, a big sign-up bonus, and no annual fee.) See what it is.*
  • $241. That’s the real price of a roundtrip ticket from Boston to Barcelona sold this year via Going — a travel membership that alerts you when flight prices drop. Sign up for a free membership or try an Elite membership for free if you’re interested in business and first class tickets, too.
Your guide to parade day ☘️
Musicians with bagpipes marching in a parade
The parade also honors the day British forces evacuated our city following the siege of Boston. | Photo by Maia Kennedy Photography
South Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day and Evacuation Day Parade is back this weekend — how lucky are we?

Boston has the largest Irish population of any US city, so it’s no surprise that this South Boston Allied War Veterans Council event typically draws ~1 million spectators.

While you prepare to say sláinte from Southie, here’s what to know before you go:
  • The parade is Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m. Last year’s route was shortened, but the full 3.5-mile route from Broadway Station to Andrew Square returns this year.
  • Pro tip: Take the Red Line and avoid trying to pahk ya cah on streets with parking restrictions. There’s also a free MBTA shuttle running from South Station.
Bonus: Each year, Southie residents compete to become the “Mayor of Southie’’ by raising the most funds for the parade. Let’s tip our caps to Greg Lally, this year’s honoree.

Can’t make it? Don’t be green with envy — the festivities will be broadcast live on NECN.
The Wrap
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From the Editor
Corned beef and cabbage aren’t the only things to eat this St. Patrick’s Day. There’s still time to order the bake-at-home Lucky Charms monkey bread from Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant.

The South Boston restaurant’s treat is made of cinnamon sugar dough balls, sprinkles, the sweet cereal, and plenty of icing. Sounds magically delicious.
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