The Winter Walk is a new initiative raising funds and awareness to help end homelessness in Boston. Participants will gather in Copley Square and walk 2 miles together and then gather outside for a community breakfast and presentation from partner organizations and our homeless community. Participants will receive a Winter Walk knit hat at registration and a community breakfast at the conclusion of the event.
A portion of your registration fee is tax deductible. Although it is not a requirement for participation, organizers encourage each participant to raise additional funds for their partner organizations. Every contribution counts and makes an impact.
You can sign up for individual registration or start a team (you can start the team now and invite more people to join later!). You can also find answers to many questions on the FAQ page here.
Can’t walk with us on February 12th? Please consider signing-up to volunteer or donate.
If you want to walk but are not able to provide the registration fee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
Boston foodies, runners, residents and visitors are invited to AT&T Boylston Street Friday, April 14 for a special event combining food and fitness.
Meet iconic marathon trailblazer, Kathrine Switzer, pose for a photo and purchase an autographed copy of her book, Marathon Woman, celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year!
Join Boston magazine and AT&T for their second annual Eat & Run
Featuring Kathrine Switzer
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
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.
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.
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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26.2 looks good on you – join us STEPS from the the finish line for a #MarathonMonday Finish Line Party!
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.
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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!
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Somerville’s popular Bow Market comes to Precinct’s patio for one day only!
Precinct Kitchen + Bar invites you to join them on their patio for a one-day Bow Market pop-up. Vendors include:
- Adelante, custom shoes, handmade by craftsman in Guatemala
- Blue Bandana Relics, a curated collection of vintage Americana and quality American brands.
- Buenas, all sorts of South American goodness you can eat on the spot or take home to use in your own recipes. Think: take-n-bake empanadas, pastry dough to make your own empanadas (and other stuff), and sauces you can use for everything from roasting chicken and salmon, to topping oysters.
- In Season Food Shop, made-to-order meals and drinks, local food products, and a curated selection of grocery essentials
- Maca, chic and cheeky, regular and character macarons that range in flavors from vanilla to blueberry basil cheesecake.
- Peston, unique accessories, fleeky home goods and apparel.
- Happy Cactus, succulents, cacti, air plants, exotic plants, ethically sourced butterflies, crystals, gems, fossils and pretty much anything extraordinary Mother Nature creates.
- Additionally, guests will also enjoy soaps and creams from the Sentas Family Farm and much, more!
Precinct will be serving their regular breakfast, brunch and lunch menus all day long, so reserve your table and head over!
Check out Eataly’s never-done-before sale on Saturday, May 18th.
Take 20% off your purchase when you pick up six bottles or more, beginning at 10:00am — and yes, nothing is off limits. You can search through more than 1,200 bottles (even those in the riserva room, which houses Eataly’s top selection of vinos that are made with riper grapes and undergo longer periods of aging). Prepare for the sale all week long starting on Monday, May 13th with daily complimentary wine tastings, $10 pours by the glass and lots of free classes to fill your mind with helpful info on grape growing, different varietals & regions and production. Peruse the celebration specifics here.
The French Cultural Center presents an evening of French and Bostonian composers.
American artists Matthew Hoch (baritone) and Aaron Larget-Caplan (guitar) present an Art Song Recital by French and American composers, including a world premiere by Boston composer Francine Trester.
The concert is a journey from a poetic French café and countryside, to the gardens and landscapes of Spain and America. This concert marks the celebration of Larget-Caplan’s recent award from the Société Académique Arts–Sciences–Lettres. It will be a dramatic and intimate event by two splendid artists.
Composers: Reynaldo Hahn, Roland Dyens, Joaquin Rodrigo, John Cage, Matyas Seiber, and Francine Trester.