Rebel Wanderer: Boston

Boston may be covered in snow right now, but after being named the US Olympic Committee’s 2024 Summer Olympic Bid choice nobody can deny that Boston is a hot destination.

I had the pleasure of visiting Boston for the first time a year ago for PCMA’s 2014 Convening Leaders and discovered that this historic city has a lot to offer.

Boston Common

The starting point of the Freedom Trail, Boston Common is the oldest park in the country. The park is almost 50 acres in size. Fittingly, many historic memorials fill the park including the Plaque to the Great Elm tree, Robert Gould Shaw MemorialSoldiers and Sailors Monument, Boston Massacre Memorial, and the Oneida Football Monument. This park is home to Frog Pond, a shallow splash zone during the summer and an outdoor public ice-skating rink in the winter months, which you can rent out for a party or event for a truly magical winter experience.


Institute of Contemporary Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) has been at the leading edge of art in Boston for seventy years, offering visual interaction and artistic dialogue. Its exhibitions and programs provide access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and contemporary ideas. The ICA’s state-of-the-art facility on Boston’s beautiful waterfront boasts 17,000 square feet of exhibition space, a performing arts theater, a media center, bookstore, and café. The new ICA is the perfect place to host a special event, combining stunning works of art with breathtaking views of Boston’s harbor and skyline. The innovative cuisine and impeccable service of Wolfgang Puck Catering, their exclusive caterer, ensures a culinary experience equal to the exquisite setting of the museum.

Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA, Boston, MA

Harvard Museum of Natural History

We cant talk about Boston and not mention a Harvard University venue. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is 3 museums in 1, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical & Geological Museum. Hosting an event at the Harvard Museum of Natural History is an opportunity for private groups and organizations to experience the museum at a time when it is not open to the public. Event rentals include full access to special exhibitions and galleries, including the Glass Flowers gallery and zoological and mineralogical galleries.

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