Boston loves St. Patrick’s Day and the city will no doubt be buzzing with Irish Pride in the form of parades, parties and plenty of Shenanigans. Aside from the obvious – yet still paying homage to the holiday color scheme- here are 5 Uniquely Bostonian Ways to Get Your Green On for St. Patty’s Day!
1) Green Eats
Taza Chocolate Factory
Grab a disk of Guajillo Chili chocolate from Taza Chocolate and enjoy some local chocolate in St. Patty’s-appropriate green wrapping. Visit Taza at the factory in Somerville where tours are available daily, or catch them at the Boston Public Market, Wednesday-Sunday 8am-8pm.
Visit Haymarket and opt for more traditional “greens” at Boston’s Historic Outdoor Market! Open Fridays and Saturdays from dawn ’til dusk, Haymarket is a great place to pick up some local fruits and veggies on the cheap – and keep more greenbacks in your pocket!
2) Green Drinks
Green Goddess Juice
Thirsty? Try a Green Goddess Juice from Nourish Your Soul in Fort Point. This kale, pineapple, romaine, orange, cucumber and lemon combo packs a healthy punch and a offers pop of green color sure to complement your St. Patty’s attire.
Brazen Bull Cocktail
Looking to spice things up even more? Head to The Gallows in the South End for a Brazen Bull. Jalapeño and scotch bonnet-infused vodka + lime = great green cocktail with a spicy kick!
3) Green Garb
Green gear is aplenty in Boston – this is the home of the Celtics after all! Shop the Boston Celtics Store and you’ll be well on your way to wearing your Green. Let’s hear it for the Bird!
Looking for something a little more metro? How about the MBTA? Sidetrack Products will have you decked out in green garb in no time. How very Bostonian!
4) Green Spaces
The Rose Kennedy Greenway
The Rose Kennedy Greenway is full of Green – a lush, green, linear series of park spaces connecting some of Boston’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhoods. Simply stroll and enjoy this “People’s Park” or register for and upcoming Individual Volunteer Horticulture Project Day and help keep the park spaces beautifully maintained!
The Emerald Necklace
The Emerald Necklace connects Boston’s parks from Franklin Park to the Boston Common. Covering over 7 miles and 1200 acres, there’s plenty a green path to walk and explore over one day or many! For detailed maps and more information, visit the Emerald Necklace Conservancy at www.emeraldnecklace.org.
5) Green Places
The Green Monster
Get up close and personal with – and even sit atop – Boston’s Favorite of all things green, The Green Monster, on a one-hour tour of Fenway Park. Added bonus? The field is green too! Tours run year-round with winter hours from 10am-5pm. For more information and tickets, Click Here.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
And last but certainly not least, a green place not to be missed: the courtyard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Plants in the Courtyard are constantly growing and ever-changing, with colors and blooms changing seasonally. “Third Thursdays” at the Museum offer live music and cash wine bar and by luck (..of the Irish?), the next one happens to fall ON St. Patrick’s Day. On March 17th, Third Thursdays will include a celebration of Dance.
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