Spring Festa! at Eataly Boston @ Eataly Boston
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We’re at it again with a fun-filled evening of wine at Eataly! This time, we’re embracing the essence of spring and celebrating light, bright, and natural wines!


Join us on Wednesday, April 11 for a walk-around tasting event in La Piazza and enjoy tastes of 21 different white, rosé, red, and bubbly wines with an eco-friendly focus!

Come hungry! Our chefs have developed the perfect assaggini menu featuring plenty of small plates, all priced between $4-10 each.

This is the season’s springtime event you and your friends can’t miss, so buy tickets now!

*Nota bene: Early-bird tickets are available in limited quantity until March 31, 2018.

Ticket includes:

  • Admission for one person
  • full access to all 21 varieties of wine
  • ​option to enjoy bites from a special menu, available at check-in


***For more information, please click here.

Taj Boston Michter’s Whiskey Dinner @ Taj Boston
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Michter Whiskey

Michter’s celebrates rich history that traces back to 1753, years before Americas Declaration of Independence. Recently awarded Distiller of the year by Wine Enthusiast, If you love American Whiskey it is a must try!

Begin the evening with a Michter’s bourbon Manhattan while enjoying starry views over the Boston Public Garden and city skyline from the Taj Boston Club Lounge. Then head to The Café for a three course dinner, crafted to perfectly pair with each whiskey.


Featured whiskeys include Michter’s Bourbon, Michter’s Rye, Michter’s Sour Mash, and the elusive Michter’s 10 year Rye.

For more information, please click here.

Annual Volunteer Expo: 2018 @ Prudential Center -- Huntington Arcade
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Volunteer Expo


With National Volunteer Week coming up April 15-21, Prudential Center is getting ready with our annual Volunteer Expo on April 12! You get the opportunity to meet with nonprofit groups from the Boston and Greater Boston areas that are all looking for volunteers.

Looking for an opportunity in the area but not sure what is available? Trying to find a group that fits your interests? With over 60 groups participating, this is the forum for you to find just what you’re looking for.

Participating groups may include:
American Lung Association
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest
Boston Harbor Now
Boston Pride
Cancer Education and Research
Epilepsy Foundation of New England
Fresh Truck
Heifer International
Junior League of Boston
Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program
New England Aquarium
People Making a Difference
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Rosie’s Place
Trinity Boston Foundation
Tutoring Plus
Youth Enrichment Services


For more information and to register, please click here.

Eat & Run @ The AT&T Flagship Store
Apr 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join Boston magazine and AT&T for their second annual Eat & Run

Featuring Kathrine Switzer

Eat & Run

Meet Kathrine Switzer, the iconic marathon trailblazer. Pose for a picture, get her autograph, and purchase the 50th anniversary copy of her book, Marathon Woman. Attendees will also be among the first to access AT&T’s official Boston Marathon phone case.

Taste delicious healthy dishes from:

Chef Carl Dooley ~~ The Table

Chef Meghann Ward ~~ Tapestry

Chef Dolly Bourommavong ~~ Metropolis Cafe

And more!

Milk and Bookies with Rescue & Carly at the Fairmont Copley Plaza @ Fairmont Copley Plaza
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Rescue & Jessica: A Life Changing Friendship 

Join us on Saturday, April 14, from 2–3:30 p.m., during marathon weekend for an inspiring afternoon story time and book signing event from the authors of Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship. Based on a real-life partnership, this new children’s picture book is a heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her Service Dog, and will be released in April just ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Rescue & Carly

Co-authors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing who both lost legs as result, along with Jessica’s Service Dog, Rescue, will read Rescue and Jessica to guests and sign purchased copies of the book*. NEADS, the organization that trained Rescue as a Service Dog and placed him with Jessica, will be in attendance to further educate about its work and the importance of service dogs. Carly Copley, Fairmont Copley Plaza’s beloved canine ambassador and fellow black lab, will also be present to meet the crowd. A selection of sweet treats (cookies, of course!) and beverages (milk, coffee, tea, lemonade) will be served.

To reserve a ticket to the event, we ask for a $10 donation per adult and $5 donation per child. 100 percent of these proceeds will be donated to NEADS to support its remarkable mission and services.

*Copies of Rescue and Jessica will be available to purchase at the event thanks to Belmont Books, a Belmont-based bookstore, for $16.99 each.

Rescue & Carly

About Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship
Rescue thought he’d grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog — it’s the family business, after all. When he gets the news that he’s better suited to being a Service Dog, he’s worried that he’s not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than she’d imagined it, too. Now Jessica needs Rescue by her side to help her accomplish everyday tasks. And it turns out that Rescue can help Jessica see after all: a way forward, together, one step at a time.

Rescue is a Service Dog who was trained by NEADS. NEADS World Class Service Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Princeton, Massachusetts. Established in 1976, NEADS is accredited by Assistance Dogs International, the governing body that establishes industry standards and practices. NEADS offers a wide spectrum of assistance dog services, including Service Dogs for adults and children with a physical disability, Service Dogs for veterans, Hearing Dogs, and Social Dogs for children on with autism or other developmental disabilities. NEADS dogs are also partnered with professionals in classroom, hospital, ministry, and courthouse settings.


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Marathon Monday Finish Line Party at the Back Bay Social Club @ Back Bay Social Club
Apr 16 @ 8:00 am – Apr 17 @ 11:00 am

26.2 looks good on you – join us STEPS from the the finish line for a #MarathonMonday Finish Line Party!


Back Bay Social Club


Join the Back Bay Social Club for a special Marathon Monday celebration. Doors open at 8am with a special Marathon Monday brunch menu. Back Bay Social Club will be serving specialty cocktails as well as Samuel Adams 26.2 on draft. There will also be giveaways throughout the day.

To read further, please click here.





Marathon Monday Party at Porto Boston @ Porto Boston
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join Porto Boston all weekend long to gear up for the Marathon, and end on a high note with their 2nd Annual Marathon Monday Party!


April 13-15 (Friday through Sunday Night)
Stop by Porto for pre-run carbo loading! Porto will be serving a Jody’s Lasagna special, which is vegetarian-friendly. Porto will also be offering $1 oysters all weekend long!

April 16 (Marathon Monday)
With Porto being just steps away from the finish line, what better place is there to cheer on the runners? Porto will be open from 11am-6pm on Marathon Monday with a patio lounge and an outdoor bar! There will also be a $1 Oyster Shucking Boat from Island Creek Oysters, cocktail specials, boozy sno-cones, a rose bar, and more!


Great company and great vibes just steps away from the finish line! No cover charge, just come on in to celebrate Marathon Weekend at Porto!

To read further, please click here.


Marathon Monday Industry Party at the Back Bay Social Club @ Back Bay Social Club
Apr 16 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 17 @ 2:00 am

Working morning, noon, and night on #MarathonMonday? You deserve to party, too!

Back Bay Social CLub

Join the Back Bay Social Club for a Post-Industry Party at 9PM. There will be live music, specialty cocktails, and late night snacks.


For more information, please click here.


Earth Day 2018 at Eataly Boston @ Eataly Boston
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tastings by Sustainable Producers

Every year, Earth Day reminds us to celebrate our planet, protect the environment, and reflect upon our impact as humans.

From recycling to bicycling, our daily choices can make a difference. This year, join Eataly as we choose to support our local producers, whose sustainable products are good (taste delicious), clean (don’t hurt the environment), and fair (treat employees well).

Earth Day

From 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, our marketplace will be transformed into an open farmer’s market featuring over a dozen of our local producers, who will offer complimentary tastes of their sustainable products that are regularly stocked at Eataly. From cheese to charcuterie to wine, our producers will share the stories behind their wares, in addition to suggestions on how to incorporate them into recipes.

Then, on April 22, enjoy 50% off compostable espresso capsules! This line by Caffè Vergnano, Italy’s oldest roasting company, is the first range of compostable capsules compatible with Nespresso machines. Send these capsules back to the Earth through a commercial composting system.

Earth, Wine, & Fire Dinner at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen @ OAK Long Bar + Kitchen
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 1:00 am

Celebrate Earth Day at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is celebrating Earth Day on Sunday, April 22 by turning off its lights from 5 p.m. through closing to conserve energy. More than a hundred candles will be placed throughout the dining room to illuminate the space for an unforgettable “Earth, Wine & Fire” candlelit dinner experience in one of Boston’s most beautiful restaurants.


OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

A special à la carte menu by Executive Chef Graham Lockwood will feature sustainably sourced courses and replace the regular dinner menu for the evening. Each dish will highlight ingredients from New England farms and purveyors (see select farms noted below), and the menu’s wine pairings will spotlight New York State and Oregon wines that are produced and grown with sustainable and biodynamic farming practices. A three-course wine pairing will be offered for $30, or these wines can be ordered by the glass for $13-$18 depending on the selection. Those dining between 5-7 p.m.will receive a complimentary taste of rosé upon arrival. The regular bar menu will also be available.

Sunday’s customers will be some of the first to enjoy OAK as a non-plastic straw establishment. The restaurant is permanently ditching plastic straws starting this Friday, April 20. OAK has already been mindful to create cocktails that don’t require a straw, but for those that do and all other straw requests, Hay! Straws will be used moving forward, which are made from natural wheat stems and are 100% biodegradable. The special “Earth, Wine & Fire” dinner menu will be printed on plantable seed paper, and no single-use item (like cocktail napkins) will be offered to tables.


OAK Long Bar + Kitchen


Pea & Carrot, pea and ricotta dumplings, charcoal roasted carrots and pistachio – $14
Soter “Planet Oregon” Chardonnay

*   Carrots sourced from Ripley Farm, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

South Bay Blondes, egg yolk jam, pickled daikon, radish greens – $18
Brooklyn Oenology “Social Club White”

*   Oysters sourced from Onset, Cape Cod, MA

Pate en Croute, pickled vegetables, cranberry gastrique – $15
Forge “Classique” Riesling

*   Pork sourced from Alderbrook Farm, South Dartmouth, MA

Pan Roasted Monkfish, local bacon, Russian banana potatoes, pickled ramps – $29
Brooklyn Oenology “Broken Land”

*   Monkfish sourced from Georges Bank off the coast of MA

*   Potatoes sourced from Green Sunshine Farm, Hodgdon, ME

Braised Short Rib, cassoulet, haikuri turnips, radish – $32
Brooklyn Oenology Merlot

*   Beef sourced from Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME

Chicken Ballotine, wheat berries, spring dug parsnip, cipollini jus – $28
Forge “Classique” Pinot Noir

*   Parsnips sourced from Fish Boot Farms, Bowdoinham, ME
*   Wheat berries sourced from Maine Grains, Skowhegan, ME

Crème Brûlée, duck eggs, maple sugar, almond  – $10
Pacific Rim Riesling Vin De Glaciere

*   Maple sourced from Highland Sugarworks, Barre, VT

*   Cream sourced from Maple Line Dairy, Hadley, MA

Reservations are encouraged for this “lit” dinner and can be made here or by calling 617-585-7222.