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What's Going on in March 2015 Around Boston.

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What's Going on in March 2015 Around Boston.

Time to start a new month of information to share with visitors and locals.

Destination Expert, forgotmypword actually started this conversation back in December when someone asked about hotel rates this month.

"St Patrick's Day (March 17) is a popular time to visit Boston. The parade is the 15th. On top of that, there is a large convention. The Seafood Expo/seafood processors convention is from the 15th-17th and is expecting 18,000 attendees"

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Here are the numbers on conventions and large meetings that will impact hotel prices and in some cases make dinner reservations harder to find in certain areas of the city.

From the 12th -14th there is a 6,000 person event at the Hynes in the Back Bay. The rest of the big events are out in the Seaport district and won't be noticed by most locals and visitors. From the 15th-17th 18,000 visitors at BCEC and the 28th to the 31st there are two events in that area with a total of 18,000 attendees.

There is always a lot of information about St. Patrick's Day in Boston. If you do want to explore Irish history on March 17th here's a link to the Irish Heritage Trail.

http://www.irishheritagetrail.com/boston/

In the North End St. Joseph's Day (March 19th) is important because all the bakeries make Zeppole di San Giuseppe in honor of the day. These are delightful fried pastries filled with cream and cherries. My own favorite is at Modern Pastry. You'll find a photo of it here.

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You could go from Modern to Maria's and so on down the streets tasting different versions. These are also made by bakeries throughout the area this time of year. Please share your favorite spots for Zeppole.

Penny

http://www.bostonzest.com/

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Kate over at Boston on Budget has posted the first Cheap Weekend fun for this weekend.

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It includes the Lion Dance celebration "March 1, 2015 in Chinatown from 10am to 5pm. " That is always fun and most of the businesses in that neighborhood are small family run places that could use our support. What' more you can be entertained, feast and do your grocery shopping in one afternoon.

Who's up next with March happenings?

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Dine Out Boston kicks off March 1st and lasts until March 13th excluding Saturday, March 7th. http://www.bostonusa.com/visit/dineoutboston/

There's Boston Bingo to encourage people to get out and support local businesses and you can enter to win various prizes. http://www.cityofboston.gov/mayor/bingo.asp

Museum of Science has Free Film Fridays in March, sponsored by Mathworks with free IMAX films every Friday in March. http://www.mos.org/free-film-fridays

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Hockey East Tournament at the garden, weekend of March 20. hockeyeastonline.com/men/tourney/index.php

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Is there a flower show this year? Didn't they bring it back last year?

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Love the flower show. Will be at the Seaport. When

March 11-15, 2015

Wednesday: 10:00AM-8:00PM

Thursday: 10:00AM-8:00PM

Friday: 10:00AM-9:00PM

Saturday: 10:00AM-9:00PM

Sunday: 10:00AM-6:00PM

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Over on NorthEnd Waterfront, I just saw the announcement for a March series of sunday afternoon photography workshops sponsored by Boston Parks . The series begins in the North End and ends April 12th in the Public Garden. These are led by a photography instructor and are free!

Pics in the Parks Returns to Christopher Columbus Park on March 8th

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This is a different way to explore a park and a great way to spend some time with friends or family.

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Another conversation is underway about the St Patrick's Day parade.

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Forum regular Cabinet linked to a newspaper article explaining that the parade might be moved or postponed because of snow.

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Reminder that clocks spring ahead one hour next weekend, March 8

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Boston Historical Events for the Week of March 2, 2015 from historian Liz Covart.

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My pick, “Charles Eliot and the Modernization of Boston’s Landscape.” at the Massachusetts Historical Society. As a student of Architecture, both buildings and landscape, I realize just how important Charles Eliot was in Boston's design. The story of the Charles RIver Esplanade is a tale of heroes and villains. Eliot was a hero.

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Fox 25 evening news just had one of the parade organizers on after he finished a meeting with the mayor and he said the parade will happen on the scheduled date, March 15 at 1pm. They have to finalize the route because it will most likely change, but he said the parade is happening as scheduled. I just posted this same info in the parade thread mentioned above so that poster knows.