Monday, December 31, 2012
With friends or family? Reveling or making resolutions?
New Year's eve is upon us! At midnight, we'll be ringing in 2013. What a year 2012 was. From our balmy winter last year to a busy election season this fall, 2012 was a unique year. I always enjoy New Year's eve and the countdown to midnight. The last few years I've spent the night with friends, gathering casually to cook a yummy meal, then wearing silly hats and sounding noisemakers at midnight. Everyone has their own New Year's eve traditions -- or, are you planning to start a new tradition this year? Tell us in the comments below how you'll spend the last hours of 2012.
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Dec. 31 in Lexington.
1. First Night Festivities: Looking to formalize those last-minute plans for rining in the new year? We just so happen to have a refresher of Boston's First Night Festivities right here? 2. New Restaurant Hosts New Year's Celebration: Vine Brook Tavern, the new American eatery on Waltham Street, will offer its regular dinner menu from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tonight and then a 4-course pre-fixed from 7 to 9:30 p.m., with a champagne toast at midnight. Check out the restaurant's website for more information. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, there are no public meetings posted for today. 4. Like Us On Facebook -- If It's the Last Thing You Do! Our push for 1,000 Facebook "Likes" by the close of 2012 has, quite obviously, …
The subway lines will run a modified schedule on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Monday, December 31, 2012
The MBTA has announced its New Year's Eve schedule. Some highlights include:
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Family fun, ice sculptures, musical performances and more.
From the Waterfront to Fenway, Shakespeare to Indie rock, family celebrations to fireworks on the Common, Boston's 2013 First Night celebration has it all...and then some. The city's 37th annual festival features world class performances of art, music, film and dance, and showcases more than 1,000 artists and 200 exhibitions. Events will take place Monday from noon to midnight all over Boston. All First Night outdoor events are free, but buy an $18 button (children under 4 are free) for access to all indoor events, and be sure to check out the whole schedule online. Organizers strongly encourage using the online interactive planner to sign up for activities. Highlights:
Saturday, December 31, 2011
With the chance of showers and dropping temperatures tonight, your best bet is to get a designated driver lined up before hitting the town tonight.
You may have seen it on Facebook. "No excuses, folks. Don't drink and drive-and don't ride with anybody who does. Tipsy Tow offered by AAA: You don't have to be a AAA member, from 6pm-6am on New Year's Eve/Day they will take your drunk self and your car home for FREE. Save this number... 1-800-222-4357. Please re-post this if you don't mind" The message went viral this week, posted on Facebook pages and shared on sites across the country. The problem is, the service is not available in all areas. In fact, according to the AAA website, clubs in only 17 states are offering the free rides home and no programs in the New England region make the list. An additional "AAA Justice Link" website lists outside resources aimed at reducing drunk …
Friday, December 30, 2011
A map of local hotspots for Saturday.
“Three…two…one…Happy New Year!” The above line is one that millions will be uttering this weekend and if you’d like to share in their revelry Patch has found several locations in the area that will officially toast in the New Year on Saturday night. Take a look at our map above to find a party near you, and then click on a marker to find further information. Of course, if you know of a party that should be on our list, be sure to let us know in the comment section below.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The Lexington Symphony will present its second annual New Year's Eve Gala on Dec. 31 at Cary Hall.
The following is a press release from the Lexington Symphony. On New Year's Eve from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Cary Hall in Lexington Center, the Lexington Symphony is throwing a gala party to “Swing in the New Year." After the great success of last year’s event, the Symphony is excited to present an even more festive and lavish affair this year to benefit the orchestra and it’s youth and community outreach. This year’s entertainment will be provided by the Lexington Symphony Big Band. “This is really a concert you can dance to”, said Symphony President Fred Johnson. “Guests are invited to dance the night away to classics of Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, the Dorsey Brothers, Count Basie and more. If you prefer to come for the big band …