Monday, December 31, 2012
As an inducement not to drive downtown while the First Night celebrations are going on, the subways are free after 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve.
Monday, December 31, 2012
The MBTA is providing extra transit services throughout the First Night festivities and will be offering FREE service after 8 p.m. Extra MBTA Police will patrol the system to assist with crowd control and safety. Orange, Blue, Green, and Red Line trains will operate on a modified weekday schedule. Additional trains will operate and provide rush-hour levels of service throughout the evening from 3 p.m. until approximately 2 a.m. On New Year's Day, all lines will operate on a Sunday schedule. For more information, go to http://www.mbta.com/events.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Five easy steps to throw an easy and inexpensive New Year's Eve party at home.
Want to avoid the hectic crowds this New Years? Invite a few close friends over and throw your own party at home. Here are five simple steps to having your own New Year's Eve Party: 1. Food. Start your party at 7 p.m. or later so your guests will eat dinner before they come over. That way, all you have to provide is snacks. Pick up a vegetable platter and some sweet treats for dessert. Want to make something yourself? Here is a quick an easy recipe for a snack everyone will love: Ingredients you'll need for salsa dip: Spread the whole package of cream cheese on the bottom of a deep plate. Pour a little more than half of the jar of salsa over the top and spread. Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese on top of the salsa. Heat in the microwave …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Family fun, ice sculptures, musical performances and more.
From the Waterfront to Fenway; Shakespeare to Indie rock; family celebrations to fireworks on the Common, Boston's 2013 First Night celebration has it all... and then some. The city's 37th annual festival features world class performances of art, music, film and dance, and showcases more than 1,000 artists and 200 exhibitions. Events will take place Monday from noon to midnight all over Boston. All First Night outdoor events are free, but buy an $18 button (children under 4 are free) for access to all indoor events, and be sure to check out the whole schedule online. Organizers strongly encourage using the online interactive planner to sign up for activities. Highlights:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The License Board will look at alcohol license renewals in two weeks.
Annual license renewals for all of Braintree's car dealerships sailed through the Board of License Commissioners on Tuesday, along with a vote to extend to 2 a.m. liquor serving hours on New Year's Eve. The alcohol extension – moving serving hours past the typical 1 a.m. hour – will happen on a Monday night this year. As in previous years, board members approved the change unanimously. Police Chief Russell Jenkins said he will staff extra personnel for New Year's Eve, and that some restaurants and bars could add police details. But he does not expect a significant surge of people drinking throughout Braintree. New Year's is one of the busier nights of the year, though not the busiest, and its level of activity is largely based on what …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
A few ideas to help you plan your NYE in and around Braintree.
Champagne toasts, a glittery dress, Chinese take-out, First Night. New Year's Eve is quickly approaching. As we bid farewell to 2011, and usher in 2012, where will you be watching the ball drop? Do you plan to stay local and wine and dine in Braintree, attend a house party with friends, order in Chinese and drink your sparkling wine at home, or venture out to celebrate? Below are a few options for ringing in the New Year. Have a fun, safe and healthy New Year, Braintree! Update: UNO Chicago Grill in Braintree is hosting a New Year's Eve event for the kids - there will be countdowns, ginger ale toasts, balloon drops and treats for kids 12 and under at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 31. For more information call 781-849-8667. 1. Town Hall in …