Learning in West End


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  • Community Boating Inc.
    With a history of nautical scholarship that dates back to the mid 1930s, Community Boating Inc. has graduated thousands of students from its hands-on sailing school and into the ranks of skipperdom. Seasoned instructors lead classes for all ages, with separate youth, adult, and universal-access programs to ensure that the sweeping vistas, invigorating mists, and albatross necklaces of seafaring can be enjoyed by all. Certified students and members can take jaunts across the Charles River atop a kayak or Mercury sailboat borrowed from Community Boating Inc.?s 100-strong fleet of windblown and man-powered vessels.
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    21 David G Mugar Way
    Boston, MA US
  • Masacote Entertainment
    Masacote Entertainment is an internationally renowned Latin Music & Dance company with a specialty in Salsa. The company is comprised of 3 entities: Masacote Latin Dance Company; The Masacote Dance School, and the Ritmo Masacote Orchestra. Masacote offers instruction, performances, concerts, events, travel, and more.
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    215 First Street
    Cambridge, MA US
  • The North Star
    Enjoy traditional American cuisine at The North Star, home of American comfort food. Come prepared to feast at The North Star — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Just because you're out on the town doesn't mean you have to miss the game. TVs are on in the bar area to give you all the latest scores. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, The North Star has all the room you'll need to be comfortable. Music lovers will appreciate The North Star's freshly mixed tunes spun by live DJs. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit The North Star during the slower weekday hours. The North Star is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Drivers can park in the neighboring lot. Need a break from the road? Public transportation is also convenient, with popular stops at North Station (Fitchburg/South Acton, Green, Haverhill, Lowell, Newburyport/Rockport, Orange), Haymarket Station (Green, Orange), and Bowdoin Station (Blue). The menu at The North Star is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
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    222 Friend St
    Boston, MA US
  • French Cultural Center
    Anyone strolling down Marlborough Street in tony Back Bay might miss the French Cultural Center of Boston if they weren’t looking for it. The nonprofit’s home looks like any other historic mansion lining the street, but inside is a Francophile’s dream. Dedicated to ensuring the growth of French language and culture in present-day New England, the organization boasts the second largest private collection of French books in the United States – more than 25,000 publications – as well as periodicals, DVDs, CDs and more. The cultural center is also home to a school that offers language classes for both adults and children. Combine all of that with an array of lively cultural events held throughout the year, from art exhibitions and lectures to cooking demonstrations, and the French Cultural Center becomes one of Boston’s hubs of French culture.
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    53 Marlborough St
    Boston, MA US
  • DrinkMaster Bartending School
    Professional bartenders teach in classrooms set up as fully functioning bars. The facilities present lifelike conditions for students to learn skills such as the proper shake and pour for a variety of cocktails, muddling raw ingredients, and getting the right amount of head on a draft beer. Courses also cover the technical elements of bartending, which may include setting up drink stations, understanding liquor laws and board-of-health requirements, and operating payment systems that accept both credit cards and gold ingots.
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    41 Winter St.
    Boston, MA US
  • CityGolf Walpole and CityGolf Boston
    City Golf's managing owner and head golf professional, Gary Parker, brings a Class A PGA certification and more than two decades of teaching experience to City Golf, earning him Boston magazine's Best Golf Pro in 2007. Gary and his team of PGA-certified aces preside over year-round golfing activities inside City Golf Walpole and City Golf Boston's studios and their modern golf-training facilities, including a brand new downtown Boston location. Pros tailor instruction to individuals during lessons to help straighten out swings with the assistance of Dartfish video swing analysis, which reveals every ill-timed motion, errant clubface position, and argyle-clad poltergeist affecting each shot. A virtual-reality simulator recreates the environments of more than 30 legendary courses, and a 280-square-foot putting green challengers players' ability to read breaking greens. A fourth location in Brighton is set to open in September of 2013. The 5,500 square foot state-of-the-art facility will include four virtual golf simulators, an indoor driving range, a 2,000 square foot putting green, and teaching areas hosting PGA video lessons.
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    38 Bromfield Street
    Boston, MA US
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