Children who are interested in music early on can get their start at From the Top, a non-profit organization designed for kids eight and older to showcase their talents on the radio. Vocalists, composers and ensembles are featured in live national performances of classical music on National Public Radio. Young budding musicians, up to age eighteen, are eligible for a scholarship program and can sign up for workshops to prepare them for a live on-air performance of classical music and future career in the arts. Live shows give kids a chance to display their musical abilities in a variety of performances, broadcasts and concerts. Past productions have also appeared on the PBS series From the Top at Carnegie Hall.
In addition to being a source of fresh produce for local families, the gardens provide a space for neighborhood cookouts, concerts, and other community activities. The organization's garden fences preserve consistency with the neighborhood's historic district standards while keeping the gardens aesthetically pleasing year-round. Because the organization is run completely by volunteers with no government support, SELROSLT relies on fundraising, grants, and private donations to install and maintain fencing, provide water systems, build gazebos, and otherwise maintain the community gardens.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the annual SnowBall welcomes approximately 1,500 partygoers to the holiday season with a warm and fuzzy cause, as 100 percent of the evening's proceeds benefit a trio of youth organizations. The mysterious coordinators of Santa Claus Anonymous present the seasonal gala, where fashionably outfitted guests enjoy nonstop dancing and freestyle rap battles to the tunes of local party band Kahootz. An on-site casino encourages attendees to swap party faces for poker faces, and a photo booth captures each memorable moment sprinkled throughout the evening. Additionally, guests can step away from rambunctious revelry and attempt to win a variety of prizes with their assassin-level silent-auction skills. Although not included with today's Groupon, the Marriott offers all SnowBallers a special rate for an overnight stay following the event.
Boston CityWalks? owner, Alan Maltzman, loves to show his passion and knowledge for his city. At Boston CityWalks, he and his coterie of guides lead six different tours that roam the city?s historic cobblestones, highlighting areas such as Harvard Square, the waterfront, Beacon Hill, and various Jewish cultural sites. He can also design a custom tour for any occasion such as family vacations, engagements, birthdays, reunions, and business meetings.