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Boston Harbor Islands Ferry
~ Georges Island or Spectacle Island Cruise
Boston, MA
$15 (regular $17)
Open May 14-October 9

Steeped in history, legend and natural beauty, get away on a summer's day to either Georges Island or Spectacle Island ~ both a short jaunt from Long Wharf. Spectacle Island, one of the greenest of the Harbor Islands, is home to wildflowers, sea grasses, and a sandy beach for swimming. George's Island, a frequent haunt of a reputed ghost known as the Lady in Black, is a Civil War Monument unto itself. Learn more about the island's history at its new museum, take in the stunning view of the Boston skyline, and more.  A relaxing summertime escape, right at the front doorstep! Tickets can be used anytime during the 2017 season (no blackout dates), and are exchanged at the Boston Harbor Cruises ticket booth for the preferred cruise date/time. Call Boston Harbor Cruises at 617-227-4321 to make a reservation by phone, then exchange the discounted Spectacle Island or George’s Island ticket at the Ferry Center at Long Wharf, North (Christopher Columbus park side). Ferry leaves from Boston Long Wharf (near New England Aquarium) to either Georges Island or Spectacle Island.


Davis Farmland, Children's Discovery Farm
$20.00 (regular $19.95 -$24.95 ages 2-59. Under 2 is Free. Saves on 60+ June 8 - September 5)
Sterling, MA
Open now-October 15

Great farm fun for everyone! Visit with farm animals; help with milking, egg collecting, bottle feeding; visit Imagine Acres, where imagination is the only limitation; explore pretend houses; shop at Bunnie's Market; visit Moo Moo's Bounce House; take a pony ride, visit Adventure Play and Spray and Adventure Land (dig for dinosaur bones and much more) ~ great fun for the whole family!


Dinner Dance

MIT Harvest Dinner Dance
Saturday, November 4
6:30pm - 11:00pm
$25/pp
Montvale Plaza, Stoneham, MA
Purchase by October 20

Dance the night away with our fall dinner dance! Cost includes music by the Tom Pittman Band, featuring a great variety of dance music; and a family style dinner with choice of stuffed breast of chicken, roast beef, or vegetarian option, salad, dessert (including a Chocolate Fountain), coffee & tea. Adults only. Cash Bar. Semi-formal attire. Limit 10 tickets per person. Sponsored by MITAC and the MIT Federal Credit Union.


Nutcracker

Obsidian Tear
Wednesday, November 8
8:00 p.m.
$72/orchestra (reg. $110) Save $38/ticket
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 6

This duo of astonishing contemporary works features the North American premiere of Obsidian Tear, a co-production with The Royal Ballet. A work of stunning artistic vision by their Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor (and Harry Potter Movement Director), inspired by the symphonic poetry of acclaimed composer Esa-Pekka Salonen. Powerful and sexy, athletic and dramatic, violent and vulnerable, the ballet highlights the athleticism of nine male dancers while capturing the emotional and social forces exerted on human life. It is accompanied by a world premiere by Boston Ballet's Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo, set to Jean Sibelius' glorious "5th Symphony;" and an orchestra performance of Sibelius' rousing and turbulent tone poem, "Finlandia."