Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea at the Mandarin Oriental Boston
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In celebration of Chinese New Year, the Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Boston offers an Asian-inspired Afternoon Tea in the comfort of the hotel’s Lobby Lounge.

Exclusively available from January 4 to February 9, 2020, the experience begins with a Champagne toast, followed by an aromatic presentation of five natural, loose leaf tea blends and a tiered Asian wheel adorned with an assortment of sweet and savory bites. Menu items include Bai Yu, Cucumber and Tofu Sandwich, Dan Ta, Egg Tarts and more.

Part proceeds from each Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea booking will be donated to the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center.

Price includes gratuities and taxes.

To learn more about the Mandarin Oriental Boston, please click here.

Runner Safety Workshop at Marathon Sports
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the global running community in support of Runner Safety Awareness Week! Learn how to stay safe while doing what you love.

Almost daily the media report stories of violent physical attacks on runners. Those who fight back are more likely to get away, yet without some form of training, it’s hard to know what to do. Join ROAR TRAINING instructors Julie Morrill and Rebecca Tolkoff for a seminar on personal safety where you will learn how to fight back. The training will include safety tips, scenario discussions, and some empowering self-defense techniques. Bring your sense of humor and sense of adventure.

All under-18 participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Recommended for ages 14+.


  • How to respond to violent situations;
  • Basic tools for fighting back, including: the ideal stance to help maintain your balance and get away and basic “tools” for fighting, such as punches, kicks, elbows, and knees;
  • Defending against common attacks, such as: wrist grabs, bear hugs, chokes, and being pushed to the ground.

This event is part of a national and global movement in support of Runner Safety Awareness Week (#RSAW) in partnership with The Run Collective. 

To learn more about Marathon Sports, please click here.

Business Networking 101 at the Microsoft Store
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Microsoft Store and Jeffrey DeSocio, Owner/Principal of AIMC Business Solutions for Business Networking 101.

Business Networking is the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business or the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions. Easy enough, but networking at an event can be a daunting task, but it should be a rewarding experience that help build your confidence and utimately your personal brand.

Jeffrey DeSocio, Owner/Principal of AIMC Business Solutions and founder of Mass Professional Networking, will be the guest speaker and will provide a great overview of the “How to Network At An Event and Build Your Brand.” 

The event is a combination of networking and short presentation.

This free event is being run by AIMC Business Solutions/ Mass Professional Networking. Registration is strong encouraged, as tickets are limited.

Boston Run Club at Marathon Sports
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Marathon Sports Boston Run Club!

Runners of all ability levels are welcome for our group run around the Charles River. Wednesday nights, 6:30pm!


MS Run Clubs are free, all-inclusive weekly events out of our store locations. We’ll track your mileage for you, and as you hit significant milestones you’ll become eligible for a special Marathon Sports Running Group discount, unique members-only gear, and other great kickbacks. All for just running, and FREE of charge.

To learn more about Marathon Sports, please click here.