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Take a Walk in the Cemetery, It’s Beautiful

Mount Auburn Cemetery is located on the outskirts of Cambridge, near the Watertown and Belmont boarders. It’s one of my favorite places to take a stroll, and no, I am not being morbid. The Mount Auburn Cemetery is a sprawling garden that pays tribute to all who are burried there. It has been lauded for it’s landscape architecture. It is a sanctuary just outside of the city, where people can enjoy nature. I like to sit at the banks of the ponds and enjoy the world around me. For a peaceful retreat head to Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To refuel after the walk and reflection, treat yourself to an earthquake cookie at Sofra Bakery and Cafe!

Cheers,

Laurie

Directions to Mt. Auburn Cemetery from Hotel Veritas (1.7 miles)
Directions to Sofra Bakery and Cafe from Hotel Veritas (1.9 miles)

Posted by Laurie, Concierge at Hotel Veritas

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Wocka Wocka– The Muppets are Spending a Weekend in Harvard Square

Need one more reason to book a lovely spring weekend in Harvard Square? The Muppets are coming!!!! The Brattle Theatre is hosting a Muppet Madness Weekend!

Time to plan ahead! Seating is limited so book your tickets now for Muppet Madness Weekend. Part of the theater’s repertory series, Muppett Maddness spans four day April 20-23rd.  The classic “Muppet Movie” from 1978 encourages the audience to sing along out loud (for the April 20th performance!) The latest movie, “The Muppets,” will be featured two of the nights. “The Great Muppet Caper,” and “Muppets Take Manhattan,” are some of the other muppet adventures will be shown as well.

When the muppet films complete their run, the creepier Jim Henson flicks will hit the stage:  ’80s  cult classics “The Labyrinth” and “The Dark Crystal.” Who can resist the eerie spectacle of David Bowie portraying the Goblin King on the big screen?

The Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square is an attraction in itself. It’s been an institution in Cambridge since the Civil War, long before the event of motion pictures. Nowadays it’s a single-screen cinema showcasing marvelous films of years past, documentaries of today, and award-winning foreign films. Needless to say, The Brattle Theater is a unique venue with unique films. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the Muppets and a Cambridge Brewing Company beer!

Cheers,

Laurie

P.S. Wouldn’t it be great if “The Muppets” star and “Hasty Pudding Man of the YearJason Segel came to Harvard Square

Posted by Laurie, Concierge at Hotel Veritas


Warm Weather, Cold Beer, Red Sox

We are having unseasonably awesome weather! Today was a great day for a baseball game; I’m hoping it was the first of many. Temperatures reached 78 degrees fahrenheit today in Cambridge! On days like this, I want to head to Kenmore Square enjoy the revelry of Red Sox pride, sit outside at Remy’s or Cask n Flagon.

Opening day is just under a month away, April 13th, 2012, will kick-off the first of the eighty-two home games the Red Sox will play this year.  After the 2004 World Series championship, Red Sox tickets were hard to come by- the demand exceeded Fenway Park’s 37,000 seats. The 2007 World Series continued to make it difficult to find Sox seats. In the past few years as seats have been made on top of the Green Monster, The Budweiser Deck, and The Coca-Cola Party Deck, and other areas throughout the park to increase patron capacity.  Seats to the Sox are now more readily available than recent years. Unfortunately, it’s harder to count on this beautiful weather continuing through April 13th!  I’ll be waiting to purchase tickets for May 2012 games… and maybe buying some spontaneous ‘day of’ tickets in April!

Play Ball! Go Red Sox! World Champions 2012– I sure hope so!

Peanuts and Crack jacks, please!

Laurie

P.s. Did I mention the Hotel Veritas is 3.0 miles from Fenway Park? A taxi or the T are easy transportation solutions!

Posted by Laurie, Concierge at Hotel Veritas


The LIFT Bike Project

In a place like Cambridge, bikes are a huge hit. A fun hobby and great source of exercise, bicycles serve as a great mode of transportation: cheap, efficient, environmentally friendly, and reasonably enjoyable for at least half the year. Now, bike enthusiasts can garner some good karma as well by volunteering with The LIFT Bike Project. This is a program to give homeless and low income community members free bicycles, helmets, and locks. They need help

  • refurbishing bikes
  • collecting donated bikes
  • advertising the program
  • building a bike safety training program

Contact Liz at e.powers@post.harvard.edu for details. No experience necessary!

Even if you’re not at liberty to participate, we urge you to take part in the cycling season! Bikes are a fantastic way for residents and tourists alike to see Cambridge. If you’re looking to purchase, considering upping the green quotient of your choice and buying a (gently) used bike from Quad Bikes.

Questions about riding? Check out the city’s guidelines.

Posted by Nicole, Sales Manager at Hotel Veritas