Category Archives: boston events

Harpoon Fest

 
This past weekend I attended Harpoon Fest for the first time! Harpoon Fest is an annual festival held at the Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport district of Boston. There was perfect weather for it, and since it’s so close to the ocean, there was a nice breeze too. The festival is a way for you to taste the different kinds of beer that Harpoon makes. Beer isn’t usually my first choice (I’m usually a fruity drinks, margarita type), but it was fun to try something new.

My favorite kind ended up being the UFO White beer. It’s on the lighter side …

 

Shop for a Sweet Cause!

We live in a world where shopping can be done by a click of a few buttons on our computers, smart phones and tablets for anything in the world we can possible desire. Shopping has taken on a whole new meaning where you don’t have to leave your house!
 
While you are spending your time searching your favorite sites for the latest in styles look at our website. We run dessert -oriented events to benefit breast cancer research. Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is an annual event that takes place each year the week of Mother’s Day where over 350 restaurants, …

 

Save the Date for Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer May 5-11!

It is hard to imagine 15 years ago a new event was crated that crossed every socioeconomic demographics and let anyone and everyone help in the fight against breast cancer by simply buying a dessert!  We called it Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.  It had a catchy ring to it even though if you say it five times fast it becomes a tongue twister.
Small things come in good packages and never could we have imagined how we would grow from 42 participants in our first year to last year over 300 participants in over 90 Massachusetts communities.  Although our name …

 

Tis the Season for Giving and Getting Involved!

We honestly don’t know where the time goes. Yesterday it seems summer just started and now the trees are bare.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month came and went already!  When you are young and in school the school year seems to last forever.  As you get older, time goes quickly.
We did not write much about Breast Cancer Awareness Month because we feel Bakes for Breast Cancer is pink 24/7 365!  All year long we are pink and work hard to raise money for breast cancer!  There is not a day that goes by where we don’t work on our events- Boston …

 

Miss Boston Contestant & Boston Bakes

Hello! My name is Michelle Nigro and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to start volunteering with Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. I’m 23 years old from the Boston area and I am passionate about breast cancer awareness and fundraising.
Throughout my entire life I’ve tried to do my part to spread awareness and fundraise for a cure. Growing up I would hold bake sales at school and sign up my sports teams for Breast Cancer fundraising walks in Boston.
When I entered college I started organizing my own fundraising and awareness events. As the philanthropy chair of my sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi, at …

 

August Fests and Events

It’s time for the next installment of Boston summer food festivals. It’s August and things aren’t slowing down a bit. Some of the festivals and tours like SoWa Open Market and the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Food Tour still have dates this month. If you’re looking for something else, keep reading. And remember to click on the links to get more information:
Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean: This event is a campaign to educate people on the sustainable seafood available in Massachusetts and features demos by local chefs using fresh seafood. It will be held at the East Boston Farmer’s …

 

Scooper Bowl!

Paying $10 for an unlimited amount of ice cream sounds like a good deal to me, especially when that money goes to cancer research. So, I went down to City Hall last week for the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl. As to be expected, it was pretty crowded – I was there on the last day it was open and there were more teenagers and kids than I could count.
The vendors present were Baskin-Robbins, Ben & Jerry’s, Blue Bunny, Breyer’s, Edy’s, Friendly’s, Hood, Byrne Dairy, and Fresh Mango. The friend I went with is lactose intolerant so we were looking out …

 

Oh My What a Week it Was!

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2013 is now history!  The work has been done, the desserts have been enjoyed! Soon we will be letting you know about Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2014!
Let’s savor the results and efforts of Boston Bakes 2013 for a little while longer!
What a week it was!  Boston Bakes 2013 was dedicated to a very special and kind woman who lost her battle to breast cancer, Anna Guarino at the age of 60.  She gave so much to her family and community and is missed by all who knew her.  She lives in the heart of …

 

Japan Festival 2013

Despite the chilly weather, the Japan Festival, held at Copley Square in Boston, was a hit . People were roaming around the many white colored tents, all enjoying the showcase of Japanese Culture. There was bands, dancers and merchants selling japanese goods. This is the Japanese Festival second showing, the first time being last year which commemorated the 100 year anniversary

The food was on the far end of festival, the wafting aroma of cooked meats and spices filled the space, enticing festivals goers to travel further into the festival ground. There were about 34 food stands, each serving a few …

 

Boston Bites Back!

With two more days of Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer left for you to enjoy, another important fundraiser comes to the forefront! Boston Bites Back initiated by Ming Tsai and Ken Oringer as a way to help raise money for The One Fund and support the victims of the Marathon Bombing.

Our community united so quickly after the horrible events of April 15th – especially the restaurant community. Immediately they sprang into action.  Little did we know that Ming Tsai and Ken Oringer had something even bigger in mind!

Boston Bakes takes me a year to organize where desserts rule! This is …