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The Magical Moon Foundation helps children with cancer find the warrior within by knighting them into the fellowship of Rainbow Warriors on a mission to change the world in honor of their disease. Magical Moon outfits the children in knight's garb, including a tunic and headpiece, dubs them with a knightly name, and equips them with a sword for the knighting ceremony. After, they can seek out and fulfill personal quests to help improve their communities and achieve personal goals. In the past, knights have raised funds to cure their diseases, designed an art-therapy room for other children with cancer, and studied pediatric oncology to help fight illness.

575 Summer Street
Marshfield,
MA
US

It only makes sense that the auto detailers at Car Care are as mobile as the vehicles that they work on. Stocked with cleaning gear, their service vans travel around the Boston area before stopping at offices and homes. There, the detailers wash car exteriors by hand and venture inside to sweep, scrub, and condition all surfaces, including leather seats and miniature dance floors. Alternatively, the team also works out of four service locations. At these brick-and-mortar spots, the team replaces windshields, removes scratches, and executes all manner of auto body repair.

1 Bulfinch Pl
Boston,
MA
US

The sounds of conversation and laughter compete with the clinking of glasses in The Wine Artist?s lofty venue. The space sprawls over 2,500 square feet, with plenty of room to host private parties, bridal events, corporate events, and private cooking classes. Events at The Wine Artist feature unique wines, gourmet catering, and experiences such as wine bottling and team building activities.

581 Boylston St
Boston,
MA
US

_". . . then and there the child Independence was born."_ ?John Adams, after hearing James Otis argue against the _Writs of Assistance_ at the Old State House in 1761

The Old State House is a history book of a building. Within its walls, American revolutionaries gave birth to a new nation. RevolutionaryBoston?the museum that now occupies the building?tells their stories.


Museum Overview

Tours (Held Every 30 Minutes)

  • Old State House Tour: Relive the first days of the American Revolution
  • Boston Massacre Tour: Learn about the events leading to this tragedy and explore the actual site
  • Daily-Changing Tours: Delve into special topics such as revolutionary women and the politics of fashion

Artifacts

  • John Hancock?s red velvet coat
  • Tea salvaged from the Boston Tea Party
  • Muskets from the Revolutionary War

Other Things to Do

  • Visit the newly-restored 1764 Council Chamber and the Royal Governor?s Chair

Historical Timeline

  • 1713: Old State House is built
  • 1770: The Boston Massacre occurs outside the building
  • 1776:The Declaration of Independence is read from the balcony
  • 1780?1798: It becomes the first Massachusetts State House
  • 1798?1881: A bunch of other stuff happens
  • 1881: The Bostonian Society is founded to preserve the building

Boston's Freedom Trail

The Old State House occupies a spot along Boston's Freedom Trail: Two-and-a-half miles dotted with 16 different historical sites. Follow the brick-lined path to other destinations, such as the USS Constitution in the Boston Navy Yard.

206 Washington Street
Boston,
MA
US

Founded in 1980 as an advocacy and support organization, The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (BAGLY) has always been on the forefront of issues facing young queer people. Such is its commitment to young LGBTQ voices that its leadership is made up of young people, with adults serving as advisors.

BAGLY's work is twofold. First, it educates and supports its young members, all of whom are 22 years old or younger. At its newly renovated center, young people can receive health education and care, get school and GED help, search for jobs, and join support groups that provide a safe space to discuss myriad issues facing LGBTQ youth. But BAGLY isn't just focused on serious subjects—it's also home to the nation's first prom for young LGBTQ people. The 2009 dance became the organization's most attended event, with more than 1,700 people celebrating at Boston City Hall.

Additionally, BAGLY advocates for queer rights, which have included pressuring the City of Boston to issue a permit for the Pride Day Parade and getting the term sexual orientation added to the Massachusetts Students’ Rights Law. BAGLY also educates people outside its doors, including starting the first LGBTQ youth speakers series in public schools and being among the first to discuss issues facing transgender youth with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

14 Beacon St
Boston,
MA
US

The legacy of St. Francis of Assisi permeates the air at St. Francis House. There, staff and volunteers work to emulate the devotion he showed people throughout his life by assisting people who are underserved or experiencing homelessness. They provide support and care for all of their guests in the form of basic necessities, such as food, clothing, showers, and medical care, as well as guidance services.

Every day, more than 800 men and women seek aid at St. Francis House and take part in its counseling and rehabilitation services. The counseling department provides individual therapy, legal aid, and immigration services, whereas the rehabilitation services help people overcome challenges stemming from mental illness and substance abuse. To propel its guests into self-sufficiency, St. Francis House also offers a 14-week job- and life-skills training program to help individuals who have dealt with drug addiction, homelessness, mental illness, or incarceration find careers.

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39 Boylston St
Boston,
MA
US