In response to Dave’s BC-loving “Happy” video post last week, I present “Northeastern State of Mind.” Northeastern invented the set-a-fun-video-to-a-popular-hip-hop-song thing back in 2010. But we did it grassroots style. If you need cribs notes for the Northeastern-themed references, let me know. Crazy to think that even some of the references aren’t relevant to the Northeastern students now. Note — the Burger King turned into a Panera in 2011. RIP Burger King.
I’m going to venture a guess that if you have been willing to make a trek into Boston, or out of your neighborhood this winter, with the under 5 set you’ve already been to the Children’s Museum more times than you care to admit and the thought of staying indoors and catching up on your Elmo’s Potty Time video viewing may cause some afternoon drinking. There are however a lot of really cool indoor things to do in the City of Boston that are just different enough to keep you sane and fun enough for your tike not to miss that train table.
MFA Playdates First and Third Mondays 10:15-11:15am: Children 4 and Younger can enjoy stories, activities in the galleries and even try their hand in some art.
Afternoon Tea with your little princess or prince: Many of Boston’s finest hotels offer a Kid’s Tea, most notably the Taj (opentable.com for reservations), I’d recommend children be 3 or older for this one (there is china involved).
Jump On In and burn off that extra winter energy at an indoor play space full of inflatable slides and jumping equipment.
…at least it’s about their spaceship of a football stadium on Lake Michigan.
For more “thorough” analysis of a Best City bracket, check out The Wire’s Bracket series.
…I feel like I can get away with promoting non-specific Boston things if they have tangential relationships to things that are cold. Like this:
Boston-based fitness tech company RunKeeper has a lot of connections with the Boston Marathon, and they look to be getting the charge started early with a challenge heading into this year’s race. They’ve asked their users to start logging each run between March 1 and April 21 with the hashtag #118ForBoston, adding them all together and hopefully amassing 118 million miles in honor of the 118th Marathon.
Even more impressive? It’s March 3rd and the ticker is steadily inching closer to 4 million. Neat stuff.
Gonna be a cold one…but here’s where you can find your authors around town this weekend!
Natty: I don’t care how cold and snowy it is. I’m going out this weekend, damnit. On Friday night, I’ll head to the Cactus Club for dinner with the gal. Saturday involves a great deal of laundry followed by dinner and drinks with coworkers at Mare Oyster Bar in the North End. Sundays are for family parties, recovery, and relaxation, so I’ll do a little bit of all three. Happy weekend, Boston!