The circus comes to town on October 13th!
Remember, they walk through the streets and have a feeding on Hanover St.!
Nominate Local Children Who Give Back To The Community For The Barnum Award, Presented by The Greatest Show On Earth®
Three Nominees Will Be Awarded CASH Grants Up to $1000 on October 13, Opening Night at TD Garden
BOSTON, MA (August 30, 2010) - The Greatest Show On Earth® is coming to Boston’s TD Garden from October 13-17, 2010 with the all-new production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents ZING ZANG ZOOM®. To celebrate the show and the two-year celebration of the 200th anniversary of P.T. Barnums birth, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is pleased to announce the launch of The Barnum Award.
Honoring the spirit of the founder of The Greatest Show On Earth® and his inspirational contributions to society, The Barnum Award seeks to identify and celebrate children who give back to their own communities in creative, fun, and innovative ways. Nominations can be submitted online at www.thebarnumaward.com.
“Greetings from Boston” Postcard Exhibition Now Open
Boston Public Library displays classic postcards
BOSTON — August 17, 2010 – Greetings from Boston is a new Boston Public Library exhibition of vintage postcards that colorfully captures the unique feel, important architecture, and cultural history of early twentieth-century Boston. The city’s thriving neighborhoods are on display, as is the story of America’s long-standing passion for postcards.
Souvenir picture postcards made their American debut in 1893. By the early 1900s, the United States was in the throes of a postcard craze. In 1908 alone, Americans mailed more than 677 million cards. These new cards generated immediate appeal as inexpensive keepsakes and an economical means of communication. Although the “Golden Age” of postcards ended with World War I, postcard collecting is still one of the most popular hobbies in the world.