Going for the Gold at Yankee!
Thursday, January 30, 2014
5:30-7:30pm ›› BCEC Ballroom
Share your passion for health, fitness, and fun with friends and colleagues at YDC!
Whether you choose to be a participant or spectator, let's all come together in fellowship and friendly competition. Enjoy light snacks, interactive games, music, stage acts, and more!
Lunch with Author Gillian Flynn
11:30 am - 1:30 pm ›› Seaport Hotel, Plaza Ballroom
Master of the mystery-thriller and author of the New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn uncovers what it takes to write a novel people can’t stop reading. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, with her novels having been published in 28 countries, Flynn captures audiences with her sharp wit and chilling prose.
Join Gillian Flynn for a discussion on constructing a thriller, building complex female protagonists, why the Midwest is the best place for mystery, and how Flynn's former job as Entertainment Weekly's TV critic helped her become a mystery writer.
Floral Design Workshop
9:00 am - 11:00 am ›› Off-Site, Transportation NOT Provided
Bring your love for flowers, appreciation for beauty, and willingness to let your creative side loose to this hands-on workshop. This event will take place at the Stapleton Floral Studio located in the World Trade Center, just a short walk from the Seaport Hotel.
›› Learn which flower varieties last longer and useful tips that can add days to any arrangement's life
›› Discover new strategies for creating unique, stunning, and seasonal designs
›› Walk away with your own spectacular creation; all materials will be provided
Boston Tea Party Museum Tour
10:00am - 11:00am ›› Off-Site, Transportation Provided
"Friends! Brethren! Countrymen!" You too can relive the event that started the American Revolution. You'll be transported back in time as you take part in the famous event that forever changed the course of American history!
›› Go back in time with your guide, a colonial character, who will steer you through full-scale ship replicas and artifacts
›› Listen to Sam Adams give his speech protesting the British tax on tea
›› March to Griffin’s Wharf, where you will help toss tea crates into Boston Harbor
›› Explore the vessel, meet the captain, and see what life was like aboard an 18th-century tall ship
South End Art Tour
2:00 - 4:00pm ›› Off-Site, Transportation Provided
Are you an art lover interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art? Explore no further than Boston's SoWa district (South of Washington). Located in the South End, SoWa houses some of the city's best art studios, creative businesses, and chic restaurants.
›› Visit up to 10 galleries and meet gallery staff, artists, and curators
›› Enjoy a two-hour guided tour through 19th-century mill buildings highlighting the best painting, sculpture, and photography shows in Boston
Introduction to Botanical Drawing
2:00pm - 4:00pm ›› Seaport Hotel
Participate in the age-old artform that brings together botanists and biologists, gardeners and fine artists alike. Elizabeth Thach, artist and urban gardener, will instruct this workshop on the basics to creating botanical illustrations. Join the tradition of artists who have portrayed the beauty of plants for centuries!
›› Learn the skills of careful observation and realistic drawing
›› Discover the principals of shading, using line to describe form, and layering colored pencils to appear darker in value
›› Compose and bring home your own masterpiece