Beers & Bites: Bone Up Brewing Co.
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Taste & Talk Beer with Bone Up Brewing Co.Founder Liz Kiraly

Up-and-coming Bone Up Brewing makes meticulously crafted beers that are drinkable, sometimes zany, and all about being sociable. Call up your friends, and join us for a evening of tasting and talking beer with co-founder and brewer Liz Kiraly, from how they created tonight’s special brew to what it took to build their brewery from the ground up.

Your ticket includes a welcome beer and a flight of craft beers with delectable bar bites created especially by our chef.

Come at 6:00pm to find a seat and mingle. Guided tasting starts at 6:30pm.

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Beers & Bites: Lamplighter Brewing Co.
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Once you taste beer with Liz Starks,in-house cicerone (think: beer sommelier) at Lamplighter Brewing Co., you’ll understand the nuances of flavor and aroma that make a great brew. Join Newsfeed Cafe and you’ll walk away with the knowledge that will make every beer an experience and will impress your friends at the next holiday party.

Lamplighter Brewing Co. at Newsfeed Cafe, Boston Back Bay

Your ticket includes a welcome beer and a flight of craft beers with delectable bar bites created especially by our chef.

Come at 6:00pm to find a seat and mingle. Guided tasting starts at 6:30pm.

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Boston Public Library Hosts NOVA’s Science Trivia Night
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Boston Public Library Invites You for NOVA’s First Ever Science Trivia Night

NOVA's Science Trivia Night at Boston Public Library, Boston Back Bay

Join the Boston Public Library for NOVA’s first ever Science Trivia Night! Bring your friends and form a team of up to six participants or meet fellow NOVA fans and form some bonds (pun intended). Get ready for some creative categories and great prizes as we test your knowledge of the natural world, space, the history of science, and more!

Food and drinks are available for purchase at the Newsfeed Café.

For more information, click here.

Vino & Verse: A Valentine’s Open Mic
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Vino & Verse: A Valentine's Open Mic @ Newsfeed Cafe at the Boston Public Library | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Sip & Share Love-Themed Poetry at Newsfeed Cafe

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Newfeed Cafe invites you to join local poets Kurt Klopmeier and Krysten Hill as they host an open mic of love-themed poetry for the in-love, lovesick, lovelorn, and forlorn.

In partnership with Mass Poetry, Newsfeed Cafe is inviting all poetry fans to bring a favorite poem about the effects of Cupid’s arrow, either pleasurable or painful. Fortify yourself with a glass of liquid courage, and give a recitation to a crowd of fellow lovers of vino and verse, who’ll be there to cheer you on. Whether you read a poem of your own or one by Christina Rossetti or The Beatles, don’t worry; no one will  judge. Just bring your chosen poem and join in the love and fun!

Your ticket ($10) includes a free drink. Wine of all varieties will be plentiful, as well as a broad selection of craft beers, house-made sodas, and barista beverages. Guests will also receive a snack bag with their purchase, with further food available to order at the counter. Valid ID required for purchase of alcohol.

Beers & Bites: Spencer Brewery
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Have you ever had beer brewed by monks? Here’s your chance to try Spencer Brewery beer!

Come taste beer with Spencer Brewery, one of only 14 Trappist breweries in the world and the only one in the United States. Kevin Kervick, co-manager of sales and marketing, will present the great story of monks making beer in both Europe and America. He will also guide you through a tasting of their incredible beers, including their classic Trappist Ale.

Spencer Brewery

Ticket includes a flight of Spencer Trappist beer with delectable bar bites specially created and matched to the beer by the Newsfeed Cafe’s chef.

Come at 6:00pm to find a seat and mingle. Guided tasting starts at 6:30pm.

Must be 21 or older. IDs will be checked at the door.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Chief Chat with David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SPARK Boston’s Chief Chats, which bring together city officials and young adult residents in dialogue about improving our city, comes to Newsfeed Café!

Chief Chat at the Boston Public Library


In the past several years, the Boston Public Library has transformed into a 21st-century institution providing dynamic library experiences to the residents of Boston and beyond. In this panel discussion, David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library, will be discussing the role of a public library in 2018, how the Boston Public Library keeps up to date with technological advancements and the diverse needs of the communities it serves, and how young people get involved with their local library branch. Laura Koenig, Children’s Services Team Leader at the Central Library, and Angela Veizaga, Systemwide Youth Programs Librarian, join David Leonard on the panel.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

Beers & Bites: Castle Island Brewing Co.
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Try the Best New Brewery in Massachusetts at March’s Beers & Bites

Castle Island Brewing Co. is all about consistency in quality and accessibility, as evidenced by their being named Best New Brewery in Massachusetts for 2017 by Rate Beer. In this tasting, you’ll hear the story of why and how Castle Island’s founder and president Adam Romanow was able to open and operate a successful brewery in the quickly expanding craft beer market of New England. He’ll also delve into how he was inspired to build their brand through a five-year journey that brought the brewery to where they are today. This will be a look behind the beer with fantastic food to match, one you certainly won’t want to miss!

Beers & Bites

Your ticket includes a flight of Castle Island beer with delectable bar bites specially created and matched to the beer by our chef.

Come at 6:00pm to find a seat and mingle. Guided tasting starts at 6:30pm.

For more information, please click here.

Terra Wine Dinner Series: From Barbera to Barolo! Dinner with Francesca Vajra of G.D. Vajra
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Terra Wine Dinner

Francesca Vajra is one of the owner-winemakers for G.D. Vajra in Barolo and will be joining us at Terra to host a very special wine dinner. Francesca’s depth of knowledge and charm will offer compelling insight into this small but renowned producer in Piemonte known for making both adventurous and traditional wines.

With a matured ripening comes an innate elegance and intensity. The soil breeds the wines to be rich and fragrant. The climate lends to smaller batches, where the quality is palpable. As exemplified at the winery: “We believe in beauty, craftsmanship, attention to detail and creativity with respect for tradition” — and it shows!

Together with G.D. Vajra Wines, guests will embark on an exploration of this beloved winery — from Barbera to Barolo and beyond — alongside a delicious authentic menu from our very own Chef Dan Bazzinotti.

Terra Wine Dinner

This six-course dinner and evening of Piemontese celebration is $165 per person (inclusive of gratuity).

1st course 


House-Cured tuna, pea shoots, rhubarb mostarda

2nd course

Spigola Cruda

European sea bass, baby artichokes, Sorrento lemon, stinging nettle

3rd course


Chefs selection of housemade salumi and hand picked cheeses from our Mongers

4th course


Capon, brodo, charred ramp butter, Grana Padano

5th course

Agnello Ripieno

Roasted and stuffed lamb loin, black trumpet mushrooms, spring onion

6th course

Brown Sugar Cake with smoked pineapple


Wines for the evening will be as follows:

N.S. Della Neve Extra Brut Rose NV

Luigi Baudana, Langhe Bianco Dragon 2016

G.D. Vajra, ‘Kye’ Langhe Freisa 2013

Barbera d’Alba Superiore 2014

Barolo Ravera 2013

Moscato d’Asti 2016

Annual Volunteer Expo: 2018
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.

Burgers & Burgundy at the Bristol
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm




The Bristol Restaurant & Bar makes Hump Day the best day of the week with their Burgers & Burgundy. Every Wednesday night, burger lovers can enjoy the object of their gastronomic desire paired with tastings of two Burgundian-style wines. It’s a tasty little opportunity to try something new as the paired wines, chosen by the in-house wine director, will be from bottles that aren’t regularly available by the glass. Burgers & Burgundy costs $35 per person not including tax or gratuity – the burger itself is on the menu (augmented, as it is, with Vermont cheddar, house-made pickles and truffle fries) for twenty bucks so it’s not a bad deal. Call The Bristol at 617.351.2053 for more information.