President’s Day kicks off a week packed with events all over the neighborhood. Whether it’s at Faneuil Hall, the North End Library, Old North Church, the Nazzaro Center or even the Boston Harbor Hotel, you’ll be able to find an event. Many venues are hosting events all week as part of February School Vacation Week. RUFF will have their monthly meeting, the North End Library will host trivia, and a chess club for kids. There will be two opportunities, on Wednesday and Friday, to join the Paul Revere House’s February School Vacation Program: Fun and Games in the 1700’s. All of these and more in this weeks events!
Monday, February 17 (President’s Day)
NEMPAC February Vacation Week Begins- Around the World Music! See NEMPACBoston.org for more information.
10:00am The Yo-Yo Guy at Faneuil Hall Marketplace [Upper Rotunda]
Join 3 time Guinness World Record Holder and a World Yo-Yo Champion, John Higby – the Yo-Yo Guy – for interactive painting using clear yo-yos that and learn the latest in yo-yo tricks! This event will be in the Quincy Market Upper Rotunda, 10 am – 12 noon.
12:00pm Extended Skating Hours Monday – Friday at Rotunda Rink, Boston Harbor Hotel
All week, Monday – Friday, the skating hours will be extended at the Boston Harbor Hotel for February School Vacation Week, join the fun with more ice-time at the Rotunda Rink this week!
Skating: Adults $10, Children $5. Skating Rentals: Adults $10, Children $8. View Event Post for more information.
Tuesday, February 18
1:00pm Hats Off to School Vacation at Boston Harbor Hotel
Bring the family and celebrate vacation in style with a Crazy Hat Skate and contest. Kids are encouraged to wear the craziest hat in the house and prizes will be awarded to the best of the best in the following categories: Best Overall, Craziest Craft Creation and Best Use of the Old Hat from the Hallway. Complimentary hot cocoa will be served, more details.
4:00pm Interactive Reading “I Have a Dream” at Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St.
As part of Interactive Readings: Stories Alive! Celebrate the Legacy of “I Have a Dream” at the Nazzaro Community Center View Post for more details.
4:00pm Kids Chess Club [North End Branch Library, Parmenter Street, Boston]
Enjoy a challenging chess match with other kids and learn some new tactics from their friendly chess mentor. Call 617.227.8135 to sign up with the children’s librarian.This program is for advanced, beginners, and intermediate chess players ages 7 – 14.
7:00pm RUFF Monthly Meeting at Nazzaro Center
RUFFs Monthly Meeting, get an update on petition counts and a look at RUFFs formal proposal for Parcel 12. Feedback is what makes this project a neighborhood project.
7:00pm “A History of Chocolate” Lecture at Old North Church
The first free lecture of 2014, the Old North Foundation presents Dr. Timothy Walker on the history of chocolate in the context of New England and early America. The public is invited to sit in the same pews owned by Boston’s revolutionary congregants while listening to historical accounts of chocolate’s role in the lives of early New Englanders. Read More Details and Registration available here.
Wednesday, February 19
10:00am Jason Escape at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Upper Rotunda
Join Artist and Magician, Jason Escape, for an an interactive family-friendly performance!
10:30am Fun and Games in the 1700s [19 N Square, Boston]
ALSO on Friday, February 21st at 10:30am. February School Vacation Programs at the Paul Revere House: For middling sorts of families, like the Reveres, it did not matter that Colonial Boston contained few toy stores, for they could rarely afford such luxuries. Instead, children ingeniously turned to common household items for toys, games, and entertainment. Discover many adaptive uses for objects found in both historic and modern homes as you play games known and loved by generations of children. Fee: $4.50 for children ages 5-10, and accompanying adults. Price includes admission to the Revere House. please visit www.paureverehouse.org and view More details.
2:00pm Pajama Skate with the Bruins Ice Girls & Blades [70 Rowes Wharf, Boston]
Boston Harbor Hotel February School Vacation Week: Support a great cause while having fun when you wear your PJ’s and skate with friends of the Boston Bruins! Join the Bruins mascot, Blades, and the Ice Girls at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Rotunda Rink for an afternoon of skating fun. Donate new PJ’s and receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win Bruins autographed items, a Boston Harbor Hotel Afternoon Tea prize pack or a Boston Harbor Hotel family skating session! More Details.
5:30pm “Swing Time” – Films About Love – NE Library
A performer and gambler travels to New York to raise money to marry his fiancee, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. Director George Stevens. Stars Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Run time: 103 minutes.
6:30pm Film: “Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston”
West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Suite 7, Boston.. FREE Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston is the story of urban renewal, racial conflict, and the struggle of a neighborhood to survive these changing times. Spokespeople include real estate developers, community activists, workers, and residents. Today this film, completed in 1978, remains unique in presenting one neighborhood’s social history set against the larger forces that reshaped a major American city. Pre-registration is required and available here.
Thursday, February 20
10:30am Crafty Kids [North End Branch Library, Parmenter Street, Boston]
Drop in to make a fun and easy craft. For ages 2 and up. No sign- up necessary. Large groups please call ahead 617-227-8135.
12:15pm Petticoats at the Revolution [Paul Revere House, 19 N Square, Boston]
Special Co-Sponsored Event at the Old South Meeting House. Hear a remarkable story of tea and Revolution from the woman who rode through life with Paul Revere. Actor and storyteller Joan Gatturna as Rachel Revere tells of the Boston Tea Party, the Midnight Ride and the Siege of Boston through the eyes of a woman who kept the home fires burning while her husband fanned the flames of rebellion. The character of Rachel Revere was developed with assistance from the staff of the Paul Revere House. Included with admission: $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors & college students, $1.00 for children (6-18); free for Old South Meeting House and Paul Revere House members.
6:00pm Fifes, Fiddles & Rocking Meolodons Lecture at North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street
Fifes, fiddles & rocking meolodons: early American instrument making in New England. Darcy Kuronen, curator of musical instruments at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston visits North Bennet Street School, a school that teaches instrument making, on February 20 to talk about musical instrument making in Massachusetts. More Details
Friday, February 21
11:00am Wally the Green Monster Visits the Rotunda Rink [70 Rowes Wharf, Boston]
Boston Harbor Hotel February School Vacation Week: Hit February Family Vacation Week out of the park with a special visit from Wally the Green Monster at the Rotunda Rink! Wally will be hitting the ice with Red Sox fans big and small from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and available to take photos with any Rotunda Rink skaters. The Red Sox 2004, 2007 and 2013 World Series trophies will also be displayed in the lobby of Two International Place – just across the street from the hotel.
3:00pm Lightening Thief Trivia
North End Branch Library, Parmenter Street, Boston.
5:00pm Treat Yourself – Grown-Ups Need a Vacation Too [70 Rowes Wharf, Boston]
Boston Harbor Hotel February School Vacation Week: Book a babysitter and head to the Boston Harbor Hotel for a little “grown-up” time. After a week of entertaining your little ones, take a little time to enjoy yourselves with a special 25% off your meal (excluding alcoholic beverages) at Meritage, Rowes Wharf Sea Grille and Rowes Wharf Bar from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.
Saturday, February 22
10:00am Extended Skating Hours – Rotunda Rink, Boston Harbor Hotel
SATURDAY and SUNDAY at the Boston Harbor Hotel February School Vacation Week, join the fun with more ice-time at the Rotunda Rink over the weekend! Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
Skating: Adults $10, Children $5. Skating Rentals: Adults $10, Children $8. More Information
10:00am NEAA Sports Equipment Sale at Nazzaro Center
The NEAA will have its’ First Annual Sports Equipment Sale Event. We will be selling new and used equipment at a very large discount. We are asking parents to donate any of their children’s or adult equipment such as bats, gloves, hockey gloves, soccer shin pads, cleats, lacross sticks, tennis rackets, ice skates, hockey sticks baseballs, dodge balls, tennis balls, pucks, Hockey equipment, etc. Donations can be dropped off at the Center the week of the event starting on Monday February 17th. No clothes or sneakers. Any questions you can contact JR at email@example.com.
11:00am Ward 3 Democratic Caucus at Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St.
Registered Democrats in Ward 3 of Boston will hold a caucus at the Nazzaro Community Center to elect delegates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Registration will begin at 10:30 AM. The Convention will be held on Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th at the DCU Center in Worcester. Democrats from across the Commonwealth will gather that day to endorse candidates for state wide office.
1:00pm Above & Below Chocolate Party [70 Rowes Wharf, Boston]
Boston Harbor Hotel February School Vacation Week: Celebrate a chocolate-covered February with the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Above & Below Chocolate Party extravaganza in the hotel’s Rotunda Room set high above the ice-skating rink. Bostonians, visitors, and adventurers big and small can enjoy this sweet event as part of the hotel’s Winter on the Wharf season of five-star fun and festivities. 1:00 – 4:00 PM in the Rotunda Room. $38 per adult; $25 per child (12 and under). Tickets are available at www.winteronthewharf.com. The chocolate extravaganza, ice-skating admission and skate rental are included in the ticket price. A cash bar with specialty chocolate-inspired beverages will be available.
As always, check out our Events Page!