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We Need You! Interested in planning fun cultural and recreational events for the MIT Community? Fill out our MITAC Committee Application by Sept. 30!


Boston Chinatown Market Tour
Saturday, November 15
10:00 a.m. - 12noon
$49 (includes tip) (reg. $54)
Chinatown, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 16

A great adventure awaits you on this walking tour through one of the oldest Chinese communities in America. Learn how and why the Chinese eat the way they do, and how Chinese-American dishes developed. In a traditional herbal pharmacy, discover the differences between hot, warm, neutral, cool and cold foods, yin and yang, the five elements, and the all important flow of “Qi.” Be privy to secret specialties and ingredients from tiny shops unknown to tourists; from the best Chinese bakery and Cantonese deli, to a hidden street food stall, to a market overflowing with exotic produce, fabulous seafood, and an endless array of spices. Sample the flavors and discover the traditions behind the food. Step through the Chinatown gate and enjoy the fantastic sights, cacophonous sounds and culinary delights of this little sliver of Hong Kong, right in the heart of downtown Boston!


Halloween Cupcake Class
Sunday, October 26
$33/ages 10+ (includes decorating 4 generous size cupcakes, regular price $40)
12:00noon - 2:00p.m.
Amanda Oakleaf Cakes, 12 Westland Ave, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 10

Fun and relaxed class for kids and adults who want to decorate a custom batch of cupcakes you will positively swoon over. Each student will be taught the basics of piping and decorating with both buttercream and fondant to create four unique designs. All supplies will be provided. Enjoy a memorable winter cupcake class at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes ~ voted Best of Boston 2013 by Boston Magazine!

King Richard's Faire

King Richard's Faire
August 30-Oct. 19 (Note: Tickets are not valid Sept. 28, Oct. 5, & Oct. 12). .
$20 (reg. $28)
Carver, MA
Purchase by October 17

See the Renaissance era brought to life! With the Sturdy Beggars ("The Mud Show"); Daniel Duke of Danger; A Bit o' Bard – Shakespeare Scenes; Rafferty the Piper – Scottish Music & Mirth; Musicians of the Realm; Sheriff's Court; the Royal Zoo; Avalon Apothecary; King of Crowns; The Crystal Garden; Medieval Metal; StarFire Swords; Hans Dipper's Wax Works; Fairytale Fynery; & more!

Skywalk Observatory
$11 (reg. $16/adult; $13/senior; $11, children under 12)
Prudential Center, Boston, MA

Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, the Skywalk is located at the pinnacle of the Prudential building on the 50th floor. Experience Boston's only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston & beyond. An awe-inspiring, breathtaking panoramic view of Boston! Ticket includes a self-guided Acoustiguide, Dreams of Freedom Museum, and a Multimedia Movie Theatre featuring the exceptional film, “Wings Over Boston.” Tickets valid anytime and do not expire.


Taza Chocolate Tours

$3 (regular $5) Saves money on ALL AGES (infants included)
Somerville, MA
Valid any time, No expiration date

Taza Chocolate Factory in Somerville has just opened up its doors for regular public tour offerings! Please join us for a behind-the-scenes, guided tour of Taza Chocolate's manufacturing facility and chocolate making process. You will be able to sample chocolate, learn about cocoa beans and see the amazing machinery used to make traditional stone ground chocolate in this artisan bean-to-bar chocolate factory. The tour is approximately one hour long.

Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair 2014
October 3-13
$9/ages 8+ (reg $11 weekdays, $15 weekends)
Topsfield, MA
Purchase by October 10

Begun in 1818 by the Essex Agricultural Society, don't miss this year's 196th Topsfield Fair ~ a New England Fall Tradition! Don't miss the Giant Pumpkin Contest; the Beekeeping Exhibit; sheep shearing; Hallamore Clydesdales; horse and oxen pulling; Cider Mill; Maple Sugar House; Furniture Institute of New England; Blacksmith Shop; hands-on digging for potatoes, carrots, onions, turnips; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police & more!

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