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Today’s Forecast

37º | Sunny | 6% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:12 a.m. | Sunset 4:28 p.m.

Say hello to spring
It’s time for spring strolls along the Charles River Esplanade. | Photo by @drishtiaryaphotography
Now that spring has officially sprung, we’re planting the seeds for some ideas to get your seasonal bucket list started.

Here are 10 can’t-miss Boston experiences + events to help you make the most of spring in our city.


Red Sox games | Grab tickets for the home opener on Thursday, March 30 or check out the full schedule to catch a game + sing “Sweet Caroline.”

Swan Boats | Take a scenic ride along the Public Garden once the 2023 season kicks off Saturday, April 15.

Porchfests | Rock out with local musicians in local neighborhoods like Somerville and Fenway. As the name implies, these jam sessions take place primarily on porches.

SoWa Open Market | The open-air farmer and artist market in the South End takes place every Sunday from May 7 through October 29.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum nasturtiums | See the colorful flowers at the Fenway museum’s courtyard when they bloom in April.

Row of Swan Boats at the Boston Public Garden

These swans have been gliding along the Public Garden lagoon since 1877.


Photo by @martinlieberman


Boston Calling | If you haven’t already, grab tickets to see Foo Fighters, The Lumineers, and Paramore headline the Friday, May 26-Sunday, May 28 music festival in Allston.

The Greenway Food Truck Festival | Head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Saturday, May 6 for the annual foodie event, coinciding with the opening of the Greenway Artisan Market.

Mayfair Harvard Square | The 38th annual Cambridge celebration on Sunday, May 8 will feature music, local vendors, and patio dining.

Craft Brewers Festival | Cyclorama in the South End will host 40 Massachusetts-based craft brewers on Saturday, April 29 — the $55 tickets include unlimited beer samples.

Boston Marathon | This goes without saying, but the annual April race is one of the most energizing local events to spectate. Stay tuned for our guide to Marathon Monday (April 17).
What other spring happenings are you looking forward to this year?
Help us build part two of our spring bucket list.

Friday, March 24
  • Power Up Networking Event | Friday, Mar. 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | District Hall, 75 Northern Ave., Boston | Free | Boston youth interested in startups can attend this Seaport networking event to meet local innovators.
Saturday, March 25
  • Beats for EATS | Saturday, Mar. 25 | 7-11 p.m. | Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington | $125-$225 | Enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, silent auction items, and dancing to music by Soul City in support of Arlington EATS’ programs.
Sunday, March 26
  • Women’s Market | Sunday, Mar. 26 | 12 p.m. | Time Out Market, 401 Park Dr., Boston | Free to attend | Grab a glass of wine to sip while you shop handmade candles, jewelry, and plant-based skincare products.
  • Kong Do Pop Up | Sunday, Mar. 26 | 4-8 p.m. | Lamplighter Broadway, 284 Broadway, Cambridge | Price of purchase | Treat yourself to Chinese cuisine for dinner at the Broadway taproom.
Monday, March 27
  • Celebration of Japanese Whiskey and Spirits | Monday, Mar. 27 | 5:30 p.m. | Momosan Ramen Boston, 80 Causeway St., Boston | $75 | Head to Hub Hall to immerse yourself in the world of Japanese whiskey with one drink ticket and four food stations
  • 5 Point Film Festival | Monday, Mar. 27 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Castle Island Brewing Co., 10 Old Colony Ave., Boston | $20 | Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a night of adventure films, local beverages, and a gear raffle.

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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News Notes

  • 53º | Mostly cloudy | 0% chance of rain
Coming Soon
  • The former Topside Grille & Pub in Gloucester is reopening as Topside Bistro on Wednesday, March 29. The Cape Ann eatery will serve an all-day menu with locally sourced comfort food (think: lots of seafood) + beverages like craft cocktails and beer.
  • Boston’s annual “Love Your Block” neighborhood cleanups will take place on Saturday, April 22 and Saturday, April 29. Learn more about the city beautification program and sign up to volunteer or host a cleanup site in your community.
  • The DATTCO bus route that travels from towns like Fall River and New Bedford to Boston will shut down on Sunday, April 16. The new South Coast Commuter Rail is expected to start serving southeastern Massachusetts and Boston later this year. (WGBH)
Today Is
  • Cognito Therapeutics has raised $73 million to fund a clinical study of an experimental headset device aimed at stalling Alzheimer’s disease. The Boston-based startup’s work is based on research by MIT scientists, and the study is expected to wrap up by 2025. (Boston Globe)
  • $1.45 billion. That’s the approved budget for the Boston Public Schools upcoming academic year, which is $65 million higher than last year. The district’s priorities include improving parent engagement and closing achievement gaps between high-needs learners + peers. (WBUR)
  • $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.
  • Does your child dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon? What about an engineer? With the University of Rochester’s Pre-College Online program, they can gain first-hand STEM knowledge (think: orthopedics, medicine, and engineering), all from one of the world’s leading research universities. Explore courses + sign up your child.*
  • We want to wish a happy birthday (on Sunday) to our teammate Jess, BOStoday City Editor. Happy birthday, Jess!
  • Did you know today is the last day to enter our Six & Main Spring Forward Contest? The winner + two of their friends will receive a prize from one of our coffee/tea brand partners. Spring on over to Instagram to learn more.
We’ve got Matt Damon on our minds
Bova's Bakery sign by North End buildings in Boston
If you saw the actor filming around the North End, we’re eternally jealous. | Photo by @amyeee.jun
March has been a big month for local Matt Damon moments.

ICYMI, a unit in the South Boston apartment building featured in “Good Will Hunting” was listed for sale. Then, the Cambridge-born actor returned to our city this week to shoot scenes for “The Instigators” with Casey Affleck at Bova’s Bakery.

To honor the actor’s homecoming — and cope with the fact that we haven’t personally spotted him — we’re highlighting a couple classic spots featured in “Good Will Hunting.”

📍 Boston Public Garden

Sit on the same bench as Matt and the late Robin Williams at 13 Arlington St. to reminisce on Sean Maguire’s famous monologue.

📍 L Street Tavern

The Southie pub is home of the bar scene with one of the most legendary verbal takedowns in all of cinema history, courtesy of Will Hunting.

Want to explore other cinematic spots in our city? Click the button below for seven more famous filming locations.
The Wrap
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From the Editor
I had just started to recover from the tragedy of no more Dunkaccinos when I learned that Dunkin’ is selling breakfast tacos. I’m not a fan of either announcement, but at least the coffee chain is giving Bostonians lots to taco ‘bout.

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