Winter

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Unfortunately the Super Bowl is in the rearview mirror, which means we don't have the Patriots to rely on for our weekend plans. Thankfully, there's always something fun going on in the Hub, so don't worry too much. Here's our guide to the best things to do in Boston this weekend. 12 fun things to...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 3:56pm

Swap skating for ice bumper cars at Bryant Park's Winter Village

If you’re not coordinated enough for ice skating, there’s a new way to enjoy the rink at Bryant Park’s Winter Village: ice bumper cars.  For the first time, the Bank of America Winter Village has brought a dozen zoomy ice bumper cars to its Olympic-sized rink. Driven by joysticks, you don’t...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 2:16pm

The Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival is here to save NYC from winter

Winter has properly arrived in New York, which thankfully means so has the Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival to help thaw our frozen souls. Back for its fourth year from  now through Feb. 3, the Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival challenges some of the best bakeries in the city to craft beautiful,...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 1:50pm

Everything you need to know about this year's iciest extravaganza: Chestnut Hill on Ice

The Winter season is known for its cold temperatures, wind chills and snow storms- not a lot of room for fun with that weather forecast. But Chestnut Hill believes that all Philadelphians can have fun in the Winter despite the ice and chill, and will be hosting their Chestnut Hill on Ice (formerly...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 1:28pm

You can almost bathe in this Midtown bar's giant boozy hot cocoa

We’re nearing the depths of winter, and just when you start feeling like you’ll never be warm again, along comes the biggest mug of hot cocoa you’ve ever seen. On National Hot Chocolate Day, forget freebies and best-of lists — when it’s this cold out, all you want is...

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 5:14pm

Free in NYC: This pop-up garden has plants from all continents

Snow, hail, icy wind — if you’re not into the realities of winter, there’s a way to escape them all inside a pop-up indoor garden with plants from all seven continents that’s totally free to visit.   Summer in Winter brings some of the biggest and brightest blooms of...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 4:00pm

How to avoid injury while shoveling snow

You probably know how to shovel snow, at least you think you've got it down to a T. But one wrong move, and you can hurt yourself in the process. Last week, the East Coast and mid-Atlantic experienced their first winter storm of the season. The storm, called "Avery," brought 6....

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 6:51pm

Philly cyclists left in the cold as winter moves in

Society Hill resident and cyclist Jon Williams was fed up with the city’s response to the snow storms earlier this month, especially as it pertained to the bike lanes outside his house. So he grabbed a shovel, put on some warm clothes and shoveled out the bike lanes on Fourth and Fifth...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 5:03am

Mass. voters say MBTA is faring better in winter weather: Poll

The winter of 2015 will forever linger in Boston commuters’ minds, sparking fear whenever new flakes fall that the T will simply shut down, unable to handle the weather. In the years since, Gov. Charlie Baker and MBTA officials have focused on improving the transit system, promising in...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:55am

The truth about the ‘snow bomb’ hitting our cities

Many are calling it "bomb cyclone," "snow bomb" or "bombogenesis," but if you set foot outside, you’ll know it as the big brother of the bitter cold we started to feel this holiday season. The Weather Channel reported that the frigid weather is to blame for...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:44am

Many days of bitter cold ahead for Boston

Did you enjoy Boston’s picturesque white Christmas? Now it’s time to bundle up even more as bitter cold moves into the area. The National Weather Service has issued wind chill warnings for central and eastern parts of Massachusetts, as well as Connecticut, as wind will dip temperatures...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 5:16pm

5 ways to spend winter vacation in Boston

Winter vacation means kids get to trade in their homework for a week of sitting on the couch and bugging their parents about presents. But don't worry, there are plenty of ways to get your little ones out of the house so they aren't cooped up until the New Year. Turn off the tablets and...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:32pm

Geeks Who Drink's Geek Bowl is coming to Boston this winter

A big bar trivia bash is set to take over Agganis Arena later this winter. Geeks Who Drink, a Denver-based company that hosts pub quiz nights across the country, has announced that Geek Bowl XII will be held in Boston on Feb. 17. Billed as "America's biggest trivia event," the annual...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:09pm

Where to go ice skating around Boston

Winter is in full swing, which means it's time to dust off those skates and hit the ice. From indoor rinks to outdoor set-ups, here are a few places you can go ice skating around Boston this season. Boston Common Frog Pond Probably the most well-known rink in town, the Boston Common Frog Pond...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 4:11pm

Bitter cold and strong winds moving through Massachusestts

Time to bundle up, Boston: wind and bitter cold temps are moving through the area. “The main weather story for today will be wind and cold,” forecasters for the National Weather Service wrote. Wind gusts could hit a high of 40 to 50 miles per hour across Massachusetts on Wednesday,...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:52am

NYC issues travel advisory amid winter weather warning

Be warned, New Yorkers: A travel advisory has been issued this Saturday and Sunday due to anticipated snowy weather. The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a travel advisory for this weekend, Saturday Dec. 9 and Sunday Dec. 10. The National Weather Service has issued a...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:59pm

Everything you need to know about the Santa Speedo Run 2017

Temperatures are dropping and the holiday season is picking up steam, which means it’s time for the Santa Speedo Run 2017. The event has become somewhat of an institution since its humble beginning in 2000. What started as a dare has turned into an annual spectacle, with hundreds of men and...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:16pm

Boston prepared for oncoming winter, Walsh says

With hundreds of snow equipment and thousands of pounds of salt at the ready, Mayor Marty Walsh said that Boston is prepared for the upcoming winter. “It’s that time of year again,” Walsh said Wednesday at a press conference at the Public Works Department. “Our winters, as...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:59pm

Scott Hamilton to host figure skating events in Boston

The Skating Club of Boston is teaming up with Olympian Scott Hamilton’s CARES Foundation to bring a spirit of charity to a favorite seasonal pastime with Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer. The event, which takes place Dec. 1 at The Skating Club’s Brighton facility, features some of Boston’s...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 1:07pm

Massachusetts town to recreate Norman Rockwell Christmas painting

Life will imitate art in Stockbridge this weekend as the quaint Massachusetts town will transform itself into a beloved Norman Rockwell painting. Locals will help recreate his famed 1967 piece "Home for Christmas" at the 28th annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas ...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:26pm