February Events in the Boston-Metro Area

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Now that the holiday season and celebration for the new year are officially behind us, it’s time to get back into the swing of events taking place in and around the Boston area. February, in particular, is filled with a variety of weekend happenings and attractions to keep residents of Forest Properties entertained. Whether you’re looking for a family night out, date ideas for Valentine’s Day, or to better explore the Boston-Metro area, check out these calendar events!

Attend a Boston Bruins Hockey Game

When the puck hits the ice, you know you’re in for an exciting night of thrills, good snacks, and hometown hockey spirit! The Boston Bruins are coming to their home rink, TD Garden, for some fast action on the ice throughout February. With Valentine’s Day and the long President’s Day weekend quickly approaching, grab your tickets for the following dates:

  • Thursday, February 1st – 7:00 pm – Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues
  • Saturday, February 3rd – 7:00 pm – Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Saturday, February 10th – 7:00 pm – Boston Bruins vs. Buffalo Sabres
  • Tuesday, February 13th – 7:00 pm – Boston Bruins vs. Calgary Flames
  • Tuesday, February 27th – 7:00 pm – Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes

For residents of The Parkside, you’ll be happy to hear how close the games are to home. The Garden is conveniently located next to North Station and about 15 minutes by car.

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The Boston Harbor Hotel’s Dinner Dance and Valentine’s Brunch

Love is in the air this month as Valentine’s Day approaches on February 14th. In the spirit of celebrating the annual Boston Wine Festival (which runs from January to mid-April) the Boston Harbor Hotel is hosting a Valentine’s Dinner Dance for you and your sweetheart.

If you have a taste for delicious wines and superb food, there are two events that will perfectly compliment your Valentine’s itinerary: the romantic Valentine’s Dinner Dance on Saturday the 10th, and a relaxing Valentine’s Jazz Brunch on Sunday the 11th. Most dinners are limited to 78 lucky guests, so contact the Boston Harbor Hotel to reserve your seats!

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Visit Local Slopes and Rinks

As we enter the heart of wintertime in New England, it’s important to stay active, get outdoors, and avoid cabin fever at all costs! The Boston-Metro area is surrounded by a ton of family friendly ski slopes and ice skating rinks that make for the perfect day trip.

Visiting the rink of Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth provides a great two-for-one winter experience. This 10-acre living history museum gives visitors a glimpse into New England culture, restored buildings, and seasonal gardens. Since we’re in the winter season, visitors are encouraged to end their visit with an ice skating lesson on their rink. This is a great attraction for residents of Forest Properties’ nearby Arbor View and Sagamore Court apartment communities.

As New Englanders, knowing how to ski (or at least giving it a shot) is a must-have winter experience. We recommend the slopes and instruction at Weston Ski Track, which is only 15 miles from the center of Boston.

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New England Boat Show

Ahoy there! Boston is surrounded by harbors and nautical influence from earlier times, which gives of every excuse needed to anticipate this year’s New England Boat Show! The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center will be covered from bow to stern with vessels of all sizes from February 10-18th.

The event is hosting sailing seminars, interactive learning for children, pet photo contests, and first hand tours of the finest boats in New England! Tickets are $16 for visitors over the age of 12, and free for those mates younger!

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Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream

If you’re looking to get a head start on planning activities for your kids over the long President’s Day Weekend, you’ll be pleased to know Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream is coming to Boston’s TD Garden. Follow Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they glide their way through the stories of courageous princesses. From Moana to Snow White, who will you see dazzling across the ice?

Here are the February showtimes:

  • Friday, February 16th – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 17th – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, and 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 18th – 11:00 am

What events are you most looking forward to this February in the Boston-Metro area? Share your calendar with us on Facebook!

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