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December Centernews - Part 2

We will do our best not to inundate your inbox with too many emails!  We will send two newsletters a month, and maybe an email or two for things that come up, or reminders!
We had a great trip to Freeport, Maine!
New friends were made, shopping was done, and it was really only cold at the end of the day! 

Thanks to all who joined us on the trip, there will be more trips to come!
Join the West End Community Center & Bay Cove Human Services to help make the holidays a little brighter for families in our community.

Click the link below to see how you can help.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F4EAAA92CA1FD0-holiday
The Friends of the West End Library had their Annual Meeting Fiesta with music, dance & food. Follow on Instagram #FriendsWestEndBPL for more updates

 Meetings are the first Thursday of every month.  
All are welcome 6 pm -8pm
 In the event of a snow cancellation, ABCD will post to the local news networks, and our center will contact the mailing list.  Feel free to disseminate to you and the seniors in your lives.  Van transportation will NOT be provided. For questions or more information please call 617-523-8125.

The Anchor Winter Garden

Friday, December 20  4-11pm
Saturday, December 21 & Sunday, December 22  11am - 11pm

- Holiday retail market
- Live performances
- Holiday movie classics
- Public art and lighting installations
- Toys for Tots Drive
- Santa themed fitness classes
- Rotating food trucks
- Bottomless s'mores bar
- Santa photo ops
- Children's holiday reading by Police Commissioner, Willie Gross
- And so much more!

Worried about the chilly New England weather? Stay warm with The Anchor’s outdoor heat lamps and complimentary blankets while enjoying a glass of hot apple cider, hot chocolate, tea, coffee, or perhaps a steaming glass of mulled wine. Our collection of local and international brews and robust wine selection will remain available as well!
Hanukkah at MFA Boston
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019
4:30p -10:00p

Come together for an evening of art, music, and activities in celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Immerse yourself in history and tradition with a tour of the MFA’s Judaica collection, catch an array of musical performances by artists from around the world, and view a one-of-a-kind menorah created by a local artist before participating in a community candle lighting.

 

Monday, Dec. 9 through Feb. 2, 2020
The Seaport has partnered with Canadian art production company Creos and architectural firm KANVA on  “Entre les rangs,” a twinkling collection of 28,000 handmade white crystalline stems topped with white reflectors that will be displayed on Seaport Common (85 Northern Ave.)

The exhibit, meant to evoke a “rural wheat field swaying in the breeze” according to a press release, will refract light from projectors mounted nearby, and will change based on weather and human interaction.
More to Come in January...
  • We will plan a West End Dinner Out
    in January!  We'll keep you posted on when and where!  Look for our Newsletter January 1st!
 
  • Trip to the Encore Casino

If you have ideas of things you would like to do, let us know!  We'll see what we can do!
Looking for people that like to do the same thing?  We can put it in our newsletter!

Email us at centernews@westendcommunitycenter.com or give us a call at 617.670.1900 in the mornings.  Or leave a message anytime and we'll get back to you!

 

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Cr[EAT]or Market
Friday - Sundays in December
Back for its 3rd year, the Cr[EAT]or Market welcomes 25 local pop-up artisans during the holiday season, offering specialty goods and gifts alongside permanent BPM vendors. Artisans will be spread throughout the Market floor.

Holiday Dish Demo
Thursday, December 19th, 11:30-1pm
in the Demonstration Station
Live demonstrations of Holiday recipes!  Grab a recipe card, and find the ingredients in the BPM.

Drink Up, Grinches!

Saturday, December 21, 12 PM – 5 PM
  City Tap Boston
10 Boston Wharf Road, Boston, Massachusetts 02210

As a wise Grinch once said, "It's never too early to be annoyed by Christmas."

In this vein, we are hosting a pregame to Christmas on December 21st that will really get you in the spirit of a long - so very long - holiday season:
🎄 Sing Along with Mel Stiller at 2pm with all your "favorite" carols
🎄 A "Christmas Card" photo station (break out that reindeer sweater & tinsel on!)
🎄 Eggnog & Spiked Hot Chocolate
🎄 Grinchy specials like a Roast BEAST French Dip Sandwich & Cindy Lou-Who Pudding

New Year's Eve Ice Sculpture Stroll

Tuesday, December 31st from 1-4PM

Boston Harbor Now is proud to announce the return of the Boston Harbor Ice Sculpture Stroll, our largest stroll ever!  The Downtown Waterfront and Harborwalk will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland

First Night
Copley Square
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 12:00p - Wednesday, Jan 01, 2020 12:00a

Events are FREE and open to the public.

The celebration kicks off at Noon on December 31st with live performances in Copley Square, the Prudential Center and Copley Place. In the afternoon and evening, the ice sculptures light up and a large procession makes its way to Boston Common for the first fireworks show. Live music performances rock the hours until midnight when the countdown begins.

5:30pm - Join The Skating Club of Boston at The Boston Common Frog Pond for a FREE figure skating show featuring national and international competitive figure skaters, soloists, groups, wee skaters, and Team Excel Synchronized Skating and Theatre On Ice of Boston teams. First Night’s production will star 3-Time U.S. Champion, World Silver Medalist, and Olympic Medalist, Ashley Wagner!

7pm - Enjoy a fantastic Fireworks Display over Boston Common

Ring in the New Year with the Countdown on Copley featuring an amazing pyrotechnics show launched from the roof of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.

OR watch the Fireworks display over Boston Harbor with viewing in the North End and the Seaport.

First Day, January 1st will be celebrated on Copley Square from Noon to 4pm with activities for families and children.

 
Reoccurring Events

Free Wednesdays @ The MFA
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
4:00p - 9:30p

 

Free Thursdays at the ICA
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue
5:00p - 9:00p

 

MFA First Fridays
Museum of Fine Arts
 6–9:30 pm on the first Friday of Each Month
Join for fine art, music, bars featuring signature cocktails, and delicious tapas available for purchase.

Order your tickets now to secure your spot at our monthly weekend kickoff. 

 Members         Adults            Seniors/ Students
Free             $25.00                 $23.00


Miracle at the Marlowe
Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
25 Edwin H Land Blvd
Now thru December 24th, 

Sunday - Thursday  5pm - 11pm
Friday - Saturday 5pm - 12am

Christmas Themed Pop-up Bar  with seasonally themed craft cocktails, like the Chrismapolitan and the Jingle Balls Nog, along with snacks by Executive Chef Bazirgan
 
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