Hop aboard Boston Duck Tours and enjoy a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a “DUCK", a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle that travels on land and water. You'll be greeted by one of our legendary ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden domed state House to the Boston Common, the historic North End to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, it’s time for a Big Splash as your ConDUCKtor drives the DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. Come and experience the best introDUCKtion to Boston!
The Skywalk Observatory and Museum is New England’s premier observatory, located at the top of the Prudential Tower. From 50 stories above the city, one can see a panoramic view of a cityscape that is so architecturally diverse that it must be seen from above to be fully appreciated. On a clear day, visibility from the Skywalk is over 80 miles.
The Skywalk offers more than just a breathtaking view. There are several exhibits at the Skywalk that proudly showcase Boston’s distinctive history and plentiful landmarks. Every guest is welcome to use one of our state-of-the-art Opus touch Acoustiguide Audio Tours, which is a handset that allows each visitor to take a personal tour of the city at their own pace. The tour has 20 stops including Fenway Park, Symphony Hall, Boston Common and Logan Airport. There are two different versions of the tour: one for adults and one for children, making the Skywalk a stellar attraction for families with young kids. Also available in French Canadian and Japanese.
Boston is known as “America’s College Town,” and houses some of the most famous universities in the world, including Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is also the city which had the first public school and school system, the first college, the first newspaper, and the first public library in the country. The Skywalk is proud of Boston’s world-wide reputation as an international center of education, and we are excited to work with educators to make field trips as enriching and interesting as possible.
Boston is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, with one out of every three residents born abroad, and a population that speaks over 140 different languages. The Skywalk is home to the Dreams of Freedom Museum exhibits, which were formerly located at the International Institute of Boston. The exhibits celebrate the important role that immigration has played in shaping the uniquely diverse culture of Boston. The Museum serves as a reminder that we are all essentially immigrants, and that no institution is untouched by the contribution of the newest Americans.
The Multimedia film, “Dreams of Freedom”, shown in our state-of-the-art movie theater, is a wonderful way for students to finish touring our museum. Our out of town guests will be excited to step into our theater and watch “Wings Over Boston,” which is a narrated helicopter tour through the city.
A city as diverse as Boston truly has something for every visitor. The Skywalk, Boston’s only sky-high vantage point, also offers something for everyone. No matter what your age or your background is, we think that you will find the Skywalk to be a truly enriching and one of a kind experience.
The Harvard Club of Boston is a private social club located in Boston, Massachusetts. Its membership is restricted to alumni and associates of Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, and Yale University. It has two clubhouses, a Back Bay clubhouse located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, at 374 Commonwealth Avenue, and a Downtown clubhouse on the top floor of One Federal Street, in Boston's Financial District.HistoryThe Harvard Club was founded by a group of 22 Harvard alumni in 1908. The original dues were $5.00 per year, and by the end of the year, more than 1,200 members had joined. The first president, Henry Lee Higginson, was also the founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 1909, the Club established its first scholarships. One of the first recipients of these scholarships, James Bryant Conant, went on to become the 23rd president of Harvard. Famous people to have spoken at the Club include Vice President Dick Cheney, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Kissinger, William Taft, Robert Frost, Buckminster Fuller and John Foster Dulles. In 1913, the Club decided to construct a clubhouse, the Back Bay Clubhouse at 374 Commonwealth Avenue. In 1925, eight squash courts were built. During World War II, cots were placed in these courts and lodging was offered to military officers at the cost of $1.50 per night. In 1976, the Downtown clubhouse was purchased at One Federal Street, providing a location more convenient to most of Boston's offices.
Mission Park is a stop on the E branch of the MBTA's Green Line in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, and located at 805 Huntington Avenue, directly in front of the Mission Park apartment building, also known as Roxbury Tenants at Harvard (RTH). Across the street are small shops, some low-rise apartment buildings, and the Mass Eye and Ear Longwood/Mission Hill facility at 800 Huntington Avenue. The station is located on a street running segment of the streetcar line that runs down the middle of Huntington Avenue (MA 9).The Mission Park station has no platforms; passengers merely wait on the sidewalk at a large "T" sign and must board or disembark streetcars during mixed traffic in the middle of the street.Bus connections 39: Forest Hills Station - Back Bay Station via Huntington Avenue 66 – Harvard Square - Dudley Station via Allston & Brookline Village
Museum of Fine Arts is a surface-level tram stop on the MBTA Green Line "E" Branch, located the median of Huntington Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts, between Museum Road and Ruggles Street. The station is named after the adjacent Museum of Fine Arts, although it also provides access to Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Museum of Fine Arts station is fully handicapped accessible.HistoryThe modern Green Line "E" Branch opened on February 16, 1941 with the completion of the Huntington Avenue subway from Copley to the Northeastern Incline. (Before then, trams had run on the surface from the Boylston Street portal). Until the 1970s, there were not truly distinct stations on the surface portion of the line; passengers merely waited on street corners. Museum of Fine Arts first appeared on system maps in 1990 as Museum (sometimes Museum/Ruggles), and small asphalt platforms were installed north of Museum Road around that time. Most current system maps show the name as Museum Fine Arts to save space, though the MBTA still uses the full Museum of Fine Arts name on Green Line-only maps and station signage.In a renovation that took place in 2002 and 2003, a new handicapped-accessible station was built between Museum Road and Ruggles Street. Wiring slots for an automatic fare collection system were installed during the upgrade, though fare collection at the station is still on board trains. A signal prioritization system for Northeastern University and all stops further outbound is also in place.
The Peter Fuller Building is a historic commercial building at 808 Commonwealth Avenue in Brookline, Massachusetts. This five-story limestone-faced building occupies a prominent position on Commonwealth Avenue near the south end of the BU Bridge. It was designed by Albert Kahn, a noted designer of industrial buildings, and built in 1927 for the Cadillac Auto Company. It is one of the few Boston-area buildings designed by Kahn, who did extensive work designing automobile-related industrial facilities in the American Midwest. This building stood at what was then a gateway position leading to a row of automotive dealerships along Commonwealth Avenue, and was designed to be a local flagship showroom for the luxury Cadillac line.The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
The Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts is one of the schools that comprise Tufts University, located in Boston, Massachusetts. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees dedicated to the visual arts. It is affiliated with the Museum of Fine Arts. SMFA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, a consortium of several dozen leading art schools in the United States.OverviewThe school does not have a foundations program, but it does require all new students to take a freshman seminar. Encouraged to build an individual program of interdisciplinary study, students are not asked to declare a major, but by choosing among in-depth courses in a dozen disciplines, students are free to concentrate in a medium of their choice.One of the unique attributes of SMFA is that students are required to participate in a "Review Board" which is a review of all of the art work that a student has done during the semester. Review Boards are led by two faculty members, one of whom is the students' choice, and two fellow students. There are many opportunities for students to exhibit their artwork at both the main building and the Mission Hill building.Opportunities to exhibit works include the annual Museum School Art Sale and the juried "Student Annual Exhibition". Various galleries and spaces that are available to students around the school buildings include Bag Gallery, Hallway Gallery, Bathroom Gallery, Underground Gallery, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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The Winand Toussaint House is a historic house at 203 Aspinwall Avenue in Brookline, Massachusetts. The 2-1/2 story wood frame house was built in 1881 by Winand Toussaint, a Belgian immigrant who worked in the furniture business, and may have been the designer of the house. It is an architecturally eclectic work, with elements of Second Empire (the mansard roof), Stick style, and Gothic Revival. The house has a cupola, and perhaps most distinctively, the house's corners are chamfered, with the main entrance at one of the angled ends.The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
The Students House is a historic dormitory on 96 Fenway in Boston, Massachusetts. The house was built in 1913 to a design by the Boston firm of Kilham and Hopkins. It was built by an organization of local well-to-do Back Bay residents to provide affordable housing to female students attending area schools. Most of the students housed in its early years attended the New England Conservatory of Music, with its population dominated by other schools after the conservatory opened its own dormitory. It was sold in 1972 to Northeastern University, which uses it to house freshman students, and is referred to as Kerr Hall.The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
El atentado del maratón de Boston fue un acto terrorista que ocurrió el 15 de abril de 2013 alrededor de las 14:50 ET (18:50 UTC) en Boylston Street, Estados Unidos, cerca de Copley Square, justo antes de la línea de meta. En el lugar de los hechos detonaron dos artefactos explosivos de fabricación artesanal (ollas a presión, rellenas de metralla), durante el famoso Maratón de Boston, que causaron la muerte de tres personas y otras 282 resultaron heridas.El departamento de policía de Boston confirmó que las detonaciones correspondieron a dos bombas cerca del final del maratón.Estas explosiones provocaron la suspensión del partido correspondiente a la Temporada 2012-13 de la NBA, entre Indiana Pacers (visitante) y Boston Celtics (local).Los perpetradores del atentado fueron los hermanos Tamerlán y Dzojar Tsarnaév. Tamerlán fue abatido por la Policía mientras que su hermano menor intentó escapar del estado y tras varios días de persecución fue finalmente arrestado y procesado por el atentado, siendo condenado a Pena de Muerte bajo el sistema federal Estadounidense.
Here's how OPENHAUS works!
--Signing up for OpenHaus grants you standby access to SketchHaus (9pm)
--The only way to GUARANTEE your seat in the OpenHaus audience is by going to SketchHaus! Check out the show if you want a for-sure spot in the room.
--You can sign up to either: Perform a sketch with your group, have other performers perform a sketch you have written, perform in other people's sketches. There will be sign up sheets in the Lobby until 10:10!
--The first FOUR acts on the list will definitely go up, the remaining (however many) will be chosen in a lottery style. We're gonna try to get everyone up but we gotta have a hard close time of 11:05
-- No more than five minutes per act! If you have a properly formatted script, that should mean less than five pages!
River Street Firehouse is an historic firehouse at 176 River Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is a two-story brick building, with a hip roof and two vehicle bays. It was designed by George Fogerty in the Queen Anne style, and was completed in 1890. It has short towers with pyramidal roofs at the front corners, and has decorative herringbone brickwork. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The firehouse has been the home of Engine 6 of the Cambridge Fire Department since the building's construction.