Things are getting scary busy this month in Boston. | Photo via @theiphonepic
The first day of fall is Saturday, Sept. 23. To celebrate the start of the autumnal equinox, we’ve found a few events and experiences that will surely have you saying “oh my gourd.”
Pumpkin Palooza | Friday, Sept. 29 | 7-11 p.m. | Lamplighter Brewing, 284 Broadway, Cambridge | Free to attend | Festivities include pumpkin treats, pumpkin decorating in the back taproom, and fresh pours of David S. Pumpkins. Pro tip: Don’t forget to ask for a cinnamon sugar rim.
Spice Blend Class | Friday, Sept. 29 | 6-8 p.m. | More Than Words Bookstore, 242 E. Berkeley St. | $40 | Make your own pumpkin spice blend.
Harvest Party | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 5:30-10 p.m. | Boston Public Market | $50+ | Shop the local vendors + see New England’s largest pumpkins.
Pumpkin Flower Arranging Workshop | Tuesday, Oct. 17 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Castle Island Brewing, 31 Astor Ave., Norwood | $77 | Tickets include one drink + the interactive workshop with all the tools, florals, and ceramic pumpkin vase.
Fall Fest | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5-8 p.m. | Kendall/MIT Open Space, 292 Main St., Cambridge | Free | Enjoy stargazing with MIT Astrogazers, live music, yard games, fall food favorites, and make your own sea salt scrub.
Pumpkin Painting | Monday, Oct. 30 | 6-8 p.m. | High Street Place | $35 | Ticket includes up to three small or one medium-to-large size pumpkin to decorate with any design or pattern.
International Mini Golf Day | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 11 a.m. | Puttshack, 58 Pier 4 Blvd., Boston | Free | Celebrate Mini Golf Day at the Seaport’s indoor golf venue with 1,000 free games.
Seaport Sweat: Mind Over Mat(ter) | Thursday, Sept. 21, Thursday, Sept. 28 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave., Boston | Free | Bring your own yoga mat for this all levels yoga class.
The Taming of the Shrew | Thursday, Sept. 21-Sunday, Oct. 1 | Times vary | The Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St., Boston | $20-$60 | Kick off the 2023-2024 season with this Shakespeare classic — run time is two hours and 15 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.
Friday, Sept. 22
Black Media Symposium | Friday, Sept. 22 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 808 Commonwealth Ave., Boston | Free | Network with other media professionals, gain insight into your own career and ambitions, and celebrate the important work of Black media.
Saturday, Sept. 23
Anniversary Open House | Saturday, Sept. 23-Sunday, Sept. 24 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Coolidge Yoga Brookline, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline | Free | Check out a free class, meet the teachers, and learn about in-studio offers to celebrate 10 years
Oktoberfest | Saturday, Sept. 23 | 12-4 p.m. | Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston | Free to attend | Raise your steins for this celebration with live music and traditional bites.
Sunday, Sept. 24
REI Co-op Kids’ Run Day | Sunday, Sept. 24 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | REI Boston + Turf Area, 401 Park Dr., Boston | Free | Enjoy kid-friendly run activities, music, giveaways, face painting, a tie dye station, and the first 50 kids to arrive receive a special REI gift bag.
Brian J. Honan 5K Road Race | Sunday, Sept. 24 | 12-2 p.m. | CVS Parking Lot, 181 Brighton Ave., Allston | $20 | Register for this community road race to support the Brian J. Honan Charitable Fund’s local and national programs.
Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers | Sunday, Sept. 24 | 5 p.m. | TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston | Prices vary | Kick off the NHL preseason with the game against the Rangers.
City Realty Group is bringing the legendary Jacob Wirth restaurant back in February 2024. The team acquired the three-story Theater District building for $5.3 million and plan to renovate the space for future piano singalongs, complete with the mahogany bar + German menu items. (Boston Business Journal)
“Call Your Mom” and all your other “Stick Season” friends — Noah Kahan is bringing the “We’ll All Be Here Forever Tour” to Fenway Park on July 19, 2024. The New England native will be joined by Mt. Joy. Register for access by Sunday, Sept. 24.
4,900+. That’s how many new employees Amazon plans to hire in Massachusetts ahead of the upcoming holiday season. The Bay State will see ~2% of Amazon’s 250,000+ hiring spree throughout the US. The roles will be a mix of full-time, seasonal, and part-time positions, including packing, sorting, and shipping. (Boston Business Journal)
The Bruins have named Brad Marchand captain and released the 2023 training camp roster. The first camp practice will take place today at Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton. Pro tip: The practice sessions are free and open to the public. (ESPN)
The CDC has awarded $17.5 million to Northeastern University to participate in a new national network dedicated to preparing for a future pandemic. The new program will be made up of 10 research institutions, health care systems, and private companies that will focus on researching infectious diseases over the next five years. (Boston Globe)
A team at MIT is sharing a breakthrough in new diabetes research. The researchers claim to have reversed diabetes in mice using a living medical device created with cells that produce insulin. MIT plans to continue the research and share more findings. (7 News)
The Seaport is challenging commuters to take the pledge to participate in World Car-Free Day tomorrow, Sept. 22. Local officials are encouraging commuters to explore more sustainable options (think: biking, walking, public transportation, or carpooling). Take the Car-Free Day Pledge and be entered to win one of the prizes.
“Hip-Hop: Seen/Unseen” was created in partnership with Street Theory Gallery. | Photo via @rosekennedygreenway by Dominic Chavez
Boston’s connections to hip-hop are on full display in Dewey Square.
“Hip-Hop: Seen/Unseen” shares the untold story of Boston’s hip-hop community. Visitors can find the panels, which feature a curated selection of early concert flyers and rare photographic archives, at the south side of the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Presented in conjunction with Street Theory Gallery, the installation was curated by Liza Quiñonez, Chico Silvera, Pacey Foster from the Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive + Edo G., who was the first Boston rapper to go No. 1 on Billboard charts.
The mini-exhibition will be on display through Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Anyone else counting down the days until “Iron Flame” is released? If you haven’t jumped on the Fourth Wing bandwagon, I am here to confirm the book is as good as all the #BookTok folks are saying and then some. The author is even bringing back midnight release parties for the second book on Nov. 7. Right now, it looks like the closest locations will be Walpole + Winchester, depending what side of town you live on.
Local booksellers — if you decide to host an Iron Flame party, let me know so we don’t have to take a riot of dragons out of Boston for this highly-anticipated release.