Go on a whale watch at home with the New England Aquarium

A humpback whale diving in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary east of Boston (photo by Cheryl Landes) Take ride on the Aurora with Boston Harbor Cruises and Laura Howes, the head naturalist at the New England Aquarium in Boston, to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary east of Boston. The sanctuary was created in … Continue reading Go on a whale watch at home with the New England Aquarium

Watch the tree lighting in Boston Common from home

The Christmas tree in the Boston Common in 2018. Every year, Nova Scotia delivers a tree to Boston in thanks for the city's help after a devastating explosion in Halifax in 1917. (photo by Cheryl Landes) Update, December 3, 2020: Stream the countdown to the tree lighting here. The 2020 tree lighting in the Boston … Continue reading Watch the tree lighting in Boston Common from home

Boston Ballet broadcasting The Nutcracker on TV and online in 2020

Image by Alexander Fradellafra from Pixabay Updated November 28, 2020 The Boston Ballet cancelled all live performances of The Nutcracker for the 2020 season, but all is not lost for fans of this holiday tradition. A brand new one-hour production will be broadcast on two Boston television stations and Telemundo on Thanksgiving weekend and in … Continue reading Boston Ballet broadcasting The Nutcracker on TV and online in 2020

2020 GlobeDocs Film Festival goes virtual October 1-12

Photo by annca from Pixabay Watch 18 feature-length documentary films and 17 documentary shorts, which consist of four shorts programs at the sixth annual GlobeDocs Film Festival hosted by the Boston Globe October 1-12. This year's festival will be held online due to prevent exposure to COVID-19. Stay online after the films to hear discussions … Continue reading 2020 GlobeDocs Film Festival goes virtual October 1-12

Some Boston restaurants adding COVID surcharge to the check

Photo by Cheryl Landes I saw a report in the Boston Globe today that some restaurants in downtown Boston started adding a fee to food orders to cover the costs of supplies they need to keep customers and employees safe during the COVID outbreak. According to the Globe, the charges appear with names like "PPE … Continue reading Some Boston restaurants adding COVID surcharge to the check