A Financial Times interview with Cambridge local, Noam Chomsky, at the Black Sheep Restaurant at the Kendall Hotel was published on ft.com (Financial Times): Lunch with the FT: Noam Chomsky. Mr. Chomsky gives us his positive take on the Black Sheep: “It’s always good here. I’m not a great gourmet but this is the one place I ever go to.”
Boston’s hottest independent retailers and designers will be on hand to showcase cutting-edge trends in clothing, handbags, sunglasses, jewelry, gifts, makeup and other beauty products.
Admission includes free drinks and food samples. Early ticket buyers receive a swag bag full of beauty products, snacks, coupons, and other goodies.
The perfect girls’ night out, StyleFixx will satisfy that shopping craving while also offering a chance to try out complimentary beauty, hairstyling, and spa services. The event runs from 5 to 10 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday.
Want more pampering? Come stay with us at The Kendall – and enjoy all the elegance and charm of our historic boutique hotel. Click here to book a room.
Stylefixx website: http://www.stylefixx.com/
Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont Street – South End): http://www.bcaonline.org/
Lantern Ceremony honors the start of the American Revolution
If you’re staying with us the weekend of April 13-14, don’t miss the annual Lantern Ceremony, a patriotic event commemorating the start of the American Revolution, to be held at the Old North Church in Boston’s historic North End on Sunday, April 14.
This special observance, which starts at 8 p.m., includes an exclusive courtyard reception (tickets required), an address by Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer Dr. Jill Lepore, a performance by the First Michigan Fife & Drum Corps, a reading of Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” and the commemorative hanging of two lanterns in the Old North Church steeple (“one if by land, and two if by sea”).
Representatives from the local colonial militia will be on hand, along with the Color Guard from the U.S.S. Constitution. There will also be a recitation of Paul Revere’s personal account of his historic ride on April 18, 1775. This moving re-enactment of American history is sure to appeal to kids and adults alike!
Can’t make it to the Lantern Ceremony? Any day is a great day to explore Boston’s Freedom Trail, a renowned walking tour that includes the Old North Church.
Among the 16 historically significant stops along the Freedom Trail are the Bunker Hill monument, the Old State House, Boston Common, Fanueil Hall, and the site of the Boston Massacre. The 2.5-mile route is marked with a bricked or painted red line, and you can start anywhere you like: at the beginning, the middle, or the end. You can also sign up for a public tour led by 18th-century costumed guides.
After your wanderings are finished, come back and relax with us at The Kendall Hotel. We’re an easy subway ride away from the Park Street station at the start of the Freedom Trail. Click here to book a room.
This walking tour has it all, from some of Boston’s oldest restaurants to the North End’s newest specialty shops. You’ll have a chance to savor Boston’s best pizza, fresh oysters, authentic Italian pastry, a Martha Stewart-approved sandwich, one of the top four pastas in the U.S., and more. You’ll leave with an Italian takeaway dessert for the road.
The Little Italy Food Tour covers approximately two miles and takes about four hours. The group meets at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel, near Quincy Market [just 4 train stops from the Kendall Hotel].
Can’t make it on a Sunday? Visit Boston Foodie Tours to learn about other food-themed strolls, including the Beacon Hill & Back Bay tour and the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway food truck and celebrity restaurant tour. You can buy tickets right on the website.
A full American breakfast buffet is just what you need to start your day at the Kendall Hotel in Cambridge. A great selection of hot and cold breakfast offerings, coffee, tea, and whole fruit. The buffet features homemade scones, muffins, bagels, homemade granola, yogurt, as well as hot breakfast items including scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon and items that change regularly.
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea, and Assorted Juices are also included.
Buffet is included for hotel guests and $14 for non-guests. Please join us
any day of the week.
Mario Testino’s celebrity photos at the MFA Boston
Unforgettable images of the British royal family and other international superstars are on display in two current exhibits at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
“Mario Testino: In Your Face,” running now through Feb. 3, showcases fashion photographer Testino’s glamour shots of such celebrities such as Gisele Bundchen, Lady Gaga, Mick Jagger, and Brad Pitt. “British Royal Portraits,” on view now through June 16, includes images of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, their sons William and Harry, and recent photos of William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – many of which have never been seen before in the U.S.
During the course of Testino’s 30-year career, his photos have graced the covers of Vogue, Allure, and Vanity Fair and have illustrated ads for
high-fashion houses like Chanel and Gucci. His provocative images blur the line between fine art and pop culture, and his show is an edgy change of pace for the Museum of Fine Arts.
Don’t miss these two exciting exhibits! And then come stay with us at the elegant Kendall Hotel, just a subway ride away from downtown Boston and the MFA. Click here to find out about the MFA’s exhibit schedule. Contact us for more information or to book a room.
What would the holidays be without “The Nutcracker”? For Bostonians, this much-loved production by The Boston Ballet is as much a part of the season as the tree-lighting festivities on Boston Common. And
as everyone knows, you don’t mess with tradition.
Then again, a bit of reinterpretation can sometimes yield magical results. The fact is, there have been countless different versions of “The Nutcracker” throughout the years. Each production company and choreographer gives this ballet a unique spin. This year, it’s The Boston Ballet’s turn to freshen things up a bit. Artistic director Mikko Nissenen has re-imagined the production for 2012 with all new costumes and sets and even some new choreography.
The colors of the production will be lighter, the look “floatier and more romantic,” according to the designers. But don’t worry: the ballet will remain loyal to the classic storyline and, of course, to the wonderful music by Tchaikovsky that we all know and love. There are some traditions just too special to be tinkered with!
The world premier of The Boston Ballet’s 2012 production of “The Nutcracker” takes place on Friday, Nov. 23, at the Boston Opera House. Performances run through Dec. 30. For more information and tickets, click here.
The Kendall Hotel, a blend of historical charm and high-tech amenities is located an easy subway ride away from the Boston Opera House. Contact us for more information or to book a room.
Hard to believe Blue Man Group has been around since 1987: they still feel just as fresh and cutting-edge as ever. The experimental musical theater group brings its multi-sensory blend of percussive music, visual spectacle, acrobatics, and performance art to the Charles Playhouse in Boston this fall. Their show truly offers something for everyone. The best way to describe it is to promise you’ll be riveted the entire time.
Not only are Blue Man Group a pop-cultural phenomenon, they’re in town now through December so you can catch a show at your convenience (click here for a schedule and tickets). It’s worth seeing them at the Charles Playhouse, an intimate theater that really makes the audience feel involved in the
Fans of the unique, original, and one-of-a-kind will appreciate The Kendall Hotel, a blend of historical charm and high-tech amenities located an easy subway ride away from downtown Boston. Contact us for more information or to book a room.
Link to tickets and info: http://www.blueman.com/tickets/boston/
Fall in New England means harvest time. What better way to sample the cialis online without prescription delicious flavors of the region than to visit the Boston Local Food Festival?
Presented by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, the festival will take place on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, near Faneuil Hall and the Boston Aquarium, on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event highlights local farms and locally owned food businesses, with the goal of supporting the local economy and promoting access to healthy food in urban communities.
Visitors can taste local produce, dairy, meat, seafood, prepared foods and beverages and will have the chance to talk with area farmers, food experts, and entrepreneurs. The festival includes interactive workshops, lively music by local bands, and demonstrations by chefs and food experts. Do-it-yourselfers won’t want to miss the educational exhibits and workshops on farming, gardening, composting, health and nutrition, and more.
If you’re in town the weekend of the Boston Local Food Festival, we’d love for you to stay with us at the Kendall Hotel – we’re just a quick subway ride from downtown Boston. While you’re here, be sure to dine at our very own Black Sheep restaurant, where locally grown and seasonally inspired food is our specialty.
As MIT students know, the school’s housing system is rather unusual in that freshmen arrive on campus not knowing where they’ll be living. Instead, they’re assigned temporary rooms. Then, during orientation, the dorms throw open their doors for tours and social events so that incoming freshmen can investigate their living options and decide where they’d like to stay.
Known as Residence Exploration (or REX), this whirlwind event gives incoming students the chance to check out each residence’s unique personality and choose the place where they think they’ll fit in best.
On Move-in Day (August 30th this year), the whole student body pitches in to help freshmen move their belongings from their temporary accommodations to their permanent living quarters. Expect to see crews of helpful fraternity guys loading and
unloading shuttle vans all around campus!
If you’re a parent of an incoming MIT freshman, you’ll also be attending orientation activities designed just for you this weekend. But when that’s finished, why not take the opportunity to explore Cambridge and Boston and discover what the area has to offer?
At the Kendall Hotel, we’re not only convenient to the MIT campus, we’re just steps away from the Kendall/MIT Red Line subway station and easy transportation to the city’s wonderful variety of shops, restaurants, and historic sites.
Best of all, you can rest assured your accommodations at the Kendall will be comfortable and inviting – a perfect fit for you!