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Boston Bruins

Written by staff
Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014

The Boston Bruins 2014-2015 regular season started on Wednesday, October 8th! The Bruins hosted the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. The regular season starts in October and ends in April! Come see fan favorites Zdeno Chara, Johnny Boychuck, Patrice Bergeron, and Brad Marchand, as they hopefully lead the Bruins to the playoffs! Captain Chara will be starting his 17th Season in the NHL; he is also the tallest player in the NHL, at 6 feet and 9 inches! TD Garden is only a short ride on the T from our Inn! Visit Boston this winter, come support the Bruins and stay with us!

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Back to School!

Written by staff
Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014

It’s that time of the year again! August: the end of summer vacation, and back to school for college students! Dropping off your child at college can be very stressful, especially moving them into a dorm or apartment. Luckily, The Beacon Inn has rooms available, perfect for parents who traveled from out of town to bring their kids to college!

The Beacon Inn at 1087 Beacon Street  is a 20 minute walk to Boston University and Northeastern University! Our 1087 Location is also close to Emmanuel College, Wheelock College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Harvard Medical School, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Berklee College of Music!



The Beacon Inn at 1750 Beacon Street is right by Boston College and Newbury College!

So if you’re a parent looking for a place to stay, give us a call at 617-566-0088 or book online at www.beaconinn.com!

Justin Timberlake and Jay Z Come to Fenway Park

Written by admin
Friday, 9 Aug 2013

justinjayz-600-1361552903This weekend pop music heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Jay Z bring their Legends of the Summer tour to Fenway Park for two nights. Tickets for this star-powered tour range from $64.50 to $255 and there are still a handful of seats left (mostly at the upper pricing tier much to the frustration of cash-strapped fans). The artists recently collaborated this year with Jay Z featured on Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” and JT lending his voice to Hov’s single “Holy Grail” from his latest album. Of course, the real Legends of the Summer this year are the Red Sox, who currently lead the AL East by two games, despite last night’s upset in Kansas City. Whether you’re coming to Fenway for a concert or a ballgame, our Brookline hotel is located just a 10-15 minute walk from the park. We have limited rooms available for Justin and Jay Z this weekend and all the remaining Red Sox home games, so book your room today to be steps from the action in a historic Boston bed and breakfast!

Boston Comic Con is Coming!

Written by admin
Monday, 29 Jul 2013

bostonBoston Comic Con 2013 is coming to the World Seaport Trade Center this weekend on August 3 and 4. In the world of comic fandom, this is A BIG DEAL. Used to be (at least, in the 1980’s—as far back as this Beacon Inn host can recall), if you spent your free time reading comics, you probably also spent school time avoiding getting stuffed into a locker. These days, comic characters are a big part of pop culture.

Beginning in the late 1980s with the release of Tim Burton’s Batman, and snowballing in the early aughts with Hellboy, X-Men, Spiderman, and a number of other Marvel and DC Comics-adapted films, comics went mainstream. Today, if you haven’t seen the Batman movies, you risk being an outcast, but without superpowers.

Boston Comic Con brings hope to Brookline and Boston residents of learning the ins-and-outs of comic cool. If you saw a Batman movie but don’t know what a Hellboy is, this convention is for you, as Hellboy creator Mike Mignola will be there to discuss his work, including work on The Hobbit. Surely, you’ve heard of The Hobbit?

Book a room to stay with us at the Beacon Inn in Brookline for Comic Con 2013, and our front desk hosts will throw in directions to all of the best comic shops in Boston for free. Don’t be the last kid (or adult) on your block to find out what it means to be retconned!

Summer Arts Weekend in Copley Square

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Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013

krauss_big_web__1371743654_0578This weekend the Boston Globe and WGBH bring the free Summer Arts Weekend to Copley Square in downtown Boston. The three-day event runs Friday through Sunday and presents a diverse array of musicians from New Orleans’ jazz greats Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to bluegrass-country singer-songwriter Alison Krauss, the most awarded female artist in Grammy history. Each day focuses on a different musical theme. Friday presents a lineup of blues, bluegrass, and jazz, Saturday focuses on international musicians, and Sunday represents the classical music tradition. In addition to the main stage events, a second stage will feature an spectrum of local artists and organizations from the Harney Academy of Irish Dance to Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band. So if you’re visiting the Beacon Inn this weekend, take the T to Copley Square to enjoy these great free weekend concerts!

Boston Harborfest Celebrates 4th of July

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Monday, 1 Jul 2013

footguards_drumsIt’s almost Independence Day which means that Boston’s annual Harborfest celebration. This week’s festivities run from July 2nd through July 7th offering reenactments, concerts, historical tours, and more, culminating in Chowderfest on the final day. Harborfest, now in its 32nd year, attracts visitors from all over the region. Chowderfest brings the area’s best chowder from Boston and beyond to City Hall Plaza for a tasting and competition. Other events during the six-day celebration include early 19th century gun drills aboard the USS Constitution, sunset sails aboard the Liberty Clipper and Liberty Star, guided walking tours of historic boston, and much more.

Of course, our 4th of July celebrations in Boston wouldn’t be complete without fireworks, which you can watch on the Esplanade with the Boston Pops Orchestra! This is truly one of the greatest fireworks displays in the nation as befitting the Cradle of Liberty. Come explore Boston’s colonial history during your stay with us at our Boston bed and breakfast.

A Summer Solstice Night’s Dream

Written by admin
Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013

Summer is still just around the corner. Are you looking for a fun, enlightening way to bring in the Summer Solstice with your family? Why not make your way to the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, located just a short T ride from both Beacon Inn locations. They will be opening their doors for free from 5-9pm on June 21st for a celebration that observes the solstice rituals and traditions of many cultures.

The night kicks off at 5:00pm in their new Plaza located next to the Harvard Science Center at One Oxford Street in Cambridge. You will be welcomed by the dance troupe Red Herring Morris, who will be performing English ritual dances and erecting a May pole in honor of the new season. Dancing is encouraged!

Guests will also be awarded a rare cosmic treat, as Harvard Science Center opens their roof deck observatory to the public. Here you can watch the sun fade across the Boston skyline following its longest day in the sky.

Other fun activities to check out include traditional Aztec dances, planetarium shows especially for kids, and even the opportunity to navigate using a sunstone, just like the Vikings! We guarantee you’ll be tired after learning ancient dances and voyaging until the Normans have conquered, so return to the Inn and relax in one of our comfortable, spacious rooms.

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Announced for July 4

Written by admin
Monday, 17 Jun 2013

esplanade-boston-fireworks-This details of year’s Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular lineup have finally been announced. The festivities will feature New England performers including Grammy-winner Susan Tedeschi, singer/songwriter Howie Day, national recording artist Ayla Brown, and multi-instumentalist and vocalist Ellis Hall. These guests will share the stage with Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. And, of course, the celebration will culminate with one of the greatest fireworks displays in the nation over the Charles River!

While the event will be televised, there’s no substitute for the real thing. The free concert is held in the Hatch Shell on the beautiful Charles River Esplanade. Visitors and locals alike camp out all day for a prime spot in the park. It’s a fantastic event and the fireworks are a must-see if you’re thinking about visiting Boston for the 4th. Come stay with us in one of our two Boston bed and breakfast locations for a Fourth of July you won’t forget!

 

Saluting the Stars and Stripes

Written by admin
Friday, 14 Jun 2013

flag day paradeToday we celebrate Flag Day. Though not officially recognized as a national holiday, Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the United States Flag by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. One of the oldest Flag Day celebrations in the nation is held annually in Quincy, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. And there are few better places to salute Old Glory than right here in Massachusetts, where you can still see the remnants of America’s colonial history and the American Revolution. If you’re planning a Massachusetts vacation this summer, consider staying in one of our 19th century Boston brownstones at the Beacon Inn! 

Celebrate Local Massachusetts Artists

Written by admin
Thursday, 6 Jun 2013

If you find yourself in Brookline this weekend, be sure to stop by the Devotion School in Coolidge Corner for the 35th annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival. From 10am to 6pm on Saturday, June 8, the festival will host over 75 artists from Massachusetts working in disciplines ranging from ceramics and jewelry to painting and photography and everything else in between. A quick perusal of the participating artists demonstrates the wide variety of artistic talent on display this weekend (we’re particularly fond of the abstract, sculptural jewelry crafted by Somerville artist Dev Bennett).

While the MFA and ICA are always open for business (alongside the many other wonderful art museums throughout Boston), this is a great opportunity to see some unique local talent on display. Stop by the festival for a taste of what Massachusetts has to offer. And if you’re more in the mood for a literal “taste” of Massachusetts, Brookline will also be celebrating the sixth annual Brookline Food Festival adjacent to to the CCAF, with all proceeds benefitting the Brookline Food Pantry. With the good weather finally here, there’s a lot to experience just steps from the doors of our cozy Brookline hotel.