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

A new view of Boston
The floor to ceiling windows from The View at the top floor of View Boston.
Take in the city from the elevated viewing platforms at The View on the top floor of View Boston. | Photo by BOStoday
The wait is almost over. View Boston will officially open to the public on Thursday, June 15.

Here’s what you can expect from the new observation deck and immersive attraction located on the top three floors of the Prudential Tower.

Enter the Pru and head to the check in point, near Blue Bottle and Saks. You’ll ride an elevator up to the 52nd floor to see “The View.”

The indoor panoramic level features truly unbeatable views of the city. There are “Virtual Viewers” available to allow all visitors to learn more about the landmarks and attractions they’re seeing, plus stationary models that identify major landmarks on each corner (think: the State House, Hatch Shell, and Trinity Church).

Seating at the Status-Lounge on the open air deck at View Boston.

Seating at the Status Lounge is first come, first served.


Photo by BOStoday

On the 51st floor, guests will feel the rush of the city on “The Cloud Terrace” — a 360 degree, open-air roof deck. This level is also home to the Stratus lounge with indoor + outdoor seating options.

From the 50th floor — the third stop of the experience — guests can explore “Boston 365,” an interactive 3D model of the city that uses projectors to highlight Boston’s seasons and annual celebrations. Around the corner, view the immersive film and pick up souvenirs from the gift shop.

The 3D Model of Boston inside View Boston

The 3D model gives viewers a realistic idea of Boston in every season.


Gif by BOStoday

Reservations can be made for The Beacon, the bistro restaurant located on the 50th floor. We recommend sipping on the Crosswind and Life, Death, and Taxes.

Pro tip: Throughout the experience, save your favorite locations, landmarks, and attractions with the code on your pass card. Each item added with help build a custom itinerary for exploring the city based on your interests. City Editor Jess downloaded the historian itinerary, and City Editor Sara got the perfect plan for a tree hugger.

Tickets are now available and start at $35.
Wednesday, May 24
  • North End Neighborhood Coffee Hours | Wednesday, May 24 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Langone Puopolo Park, 529-543 Commercial St., Boston | Free | Make a connection with Mayor Wu and other city officials over an iced Dunkin’ coffee.
  • AAPI Month Cocktail Class | Wednesday, May 24 | 7-9 p.m. | Koy Restaurant & Bar, 16 North St., Boston | $75 | Register to celebrate the drinks and dishes of Korea, Japan, and Vietnam during this month’s cocktail class.
Thursday, May 25
  • Harvard Art Museums at Night | Thursday, May 25 | 5-9 p.m. | Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge | Free | Enjoy free museum admission, mingle in the Calderwood Courtyard, and grab drinks from Aeronaut Brewing Company.
  • Sam Sessions Mini Music Fest | Thursday, May 25 | 5-9 p.m. | Samuel Adams Boston Brewery, 30 Germania St., Boston | Free | Enjoy live music from the Jamaica Plain beer garden and fresh food from the pop-up vendors.
Friday, May 26
  • white wine time | Friday, May 26 | 7-8 p.m. | curds&co, 288 Washington St., Brookline | $65 | Sample white wines and perfectly paired cheeses during this hour-long event.
Saturday, May 27
  • TEDxRoxbury 2023 | Saturday, May 27 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | City on a Hill Charter Public School, 58 Circuit St., Boston | $15 | Register to listen to inspirational and educational discussions from 16 guest speakers.
Sunday, May 28
  • Foodscape: An Immersive Art Experience | Sunday, May 28 | 12-4 p.m. | Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, 34W Lincoln St., Boston | Free | Check out this public art experience, dubbed a sensory journey into the diverse ecosystem of Israel.
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7 secrets comfortable retirees know about hiring a financial advisor
Smart retirees know a thing or two — and you should, too. | Photo by SmartAsset
Research suggests people who work with a financial advisor could end up with about 15% more money to spend in retirement.1 Read: A lot of margaritas.

That’s because they know the seven secrets to hiring a financial advisor, like never hiring the first advisor you meet. (Rookie mistake.)

The ultimate tip? Answer a few questions in this free, five-minute quiz to match with vetted financial advisors serving your area who can help optimize a retirement plan for you.*
1“Journal of Retirement Study Winter” (2020)”. The projections or other information regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results, and are not guarantees of your future results. Please follow the link to see the methodologies employed in the Journal of Retirement study.
News Notes
Plan Ahead
  • Kick off summer at the Downtown Boston Block Party on Saturday, June 3 + Sunday, June 4 at Temple Place. The family-friendly event will feature live music, lawn games, and food + drinks from 10 local restaurants.
Coming Soon
  • Bianca at The Street Chestnut Hill is hosting a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, May 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. The new patio destination at 47 Boylston St. will offer wood-fired pizzas + weekend brunch.
  • The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has voted to not move forward with the pilot program that would speed up the process of creating cannabis cafes in the Bay State. The commission is now focusing on building a social consumption regulatory framework. (WBUR)
The Buy
  • Turn misplaced keys into a thing of the past with the Apple AirTag. The button-sized tracking device can give you step-by-step directions to your lost keys (or phone…or wallet…) and has a battery life of one year. Pro tip: Put one in your checked luggage and never worry about lost baggage again.*
  • We’re hiring a BOStoday Sales Executive to lead our Boston, MA advertising relationships. Additionally, this individual would have the opportunity to sell across all 25 of our 6AM City markets, pitching the most relevant and modern media offering in town while earning a competitive salary with unlimited PTO. Learn more + apply.
This is your Boston Calling sound check
The Green Stage and and crowd at Boston Calling in 2022.
Get ready to enjoy the performers planned for the Green, Red, Blue, and Orange stages. | Photo via Boston Calling
If you’re heading to the Harvard Athletic Complex (65 North Harvard St.) from Friday, May 26-Sunday, May 28, good news — we’ll be there with you.

Follow along on Instagram for live coverage of the festival. In the meantime, here are a few things to keep in mind.
  • Gates open on Friday at 1 p.m. + the first performer takes the Red Stage at 1:45 p.m.
  • Download the Boston Calling app to receive performance notifications, explore the map, and get real time alerts. There are charging stations near Jersey Mike’s.
  • Pack up your approved small purses, fanny packs, or clear bags. Lockers can be reserved.
  • Drink plenty of water. Bring a sealed water bottle, empty container, or hydration backpack to use at the free water refill station.
  • The three-day festival is cash free. Pre-register your wristband.
Pro tip: Bring your ID to check in at registration and don’t forget — you can’t bring chairs, blankets, strollers, drones, or cigarettes into the venue.
The Wrap
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From the editor
In my opinion, there isn’t a better snack than a deviled egg — and the Wig Shop has added them to their menu. Stop by the downtown speakeasy to sample the new fried deviled eggs and sip a cocktail like the “I Feel Pretty.”

Where else can you order eggcellent deviled eggs around Boston? Let me know.
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