Friday Special Events
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Running for Your Life: The Jeff Bauman Story
Jeff Bauman, an ordinary 27 year old with a job, a girlfriend, and a love of sports, tragically lost both legs when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. A famous photograph taken at the scene, and his vital role in identifying the bomber from his intensive care hospital bed, made him the face of the tragedy.
›› Follow Bauman’s story (and upcoming movie) about the power to overcome adversity and to prove that he, the city of Boston, and the entire country are stronger than any terrorist attack
Defining Moments: Dave McGillivray, BAA Boston Marathon Race Director
Dave McGillivray, race director of the Boston Marathon, is also a philanthropist, a motivational speaker, and an accomplished athlete. Perhaps best known for his run across the United States in 1978 for the Jimmy Fund of Boston, McGillivray ran a total of 3,452 miles in 80 days, averaging 45 miles per day. Dave McGillivray knows what it takes to complete an endurance event or direct a major event.
›› Follow McGillivray’s extraordinary life journeys and athletic achievements translated into life lessons he shares with his audiences
Laugh Boston, Laugh!
7:30 pm ›› Westin Waterfront
General Admission seating $25
Laugh Boston is the sister club to Improv Asylum featuring premier stand-up comedy. Order your tickets to see Bret Ernst and receive one free appetizer (per ticket) off the menu ($12 value). General admission seating. Limited number of tickets available and must be ordered by December 1, 2014.
Let Them Eat Cake—Cakes for All Occasions
9:00 – 10:30 am
›› Design a professional-looking cake! Gain the skills to make your celebrations sensational in this hands-on class!
›› Fill, frost, and decorate using borders, writing, and flowers
›› No kitchen experience necessary to decorate a cake that will amaze your friends and family
All supplies provided—including the cake, which you can take home to display and devour once class is over!
Lights, Camera, Action— Boston TV and Movie Tour
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
BUS departs BCEC at 9:45, returns to BCEC at 1:30 pm.
›› Climb aboard this Theater-on-Wheels!
›› Let the Hollywood experts provide behind-the-scenes details while video clips of the actual locations play simultaneously
›› See filming locations from TV shows and movies such as The Departed, The Town, Legally Blonde, Ally McBeal, Mystic River, Boston Legal, Fever Pitch, Gone Baby, and more
›› Grab a drink at the famous L Street Tavern, like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting
›› Tour Boston’s diverse neighborhoods, beginning at the Boston Common continuing through the quaint brownstones of Beacon Hill, onto South Boston, Back Bay, and the North and West Ends
Museum of Fine Arts Tour
10:00 – 11:00 am
BUS departs BCEC at 9:30 am, returns to BCEC at 11:30 am.
The MFA’s collections comprise more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the world.
›› Experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary items, and view a selection of special exhibitions with a MFA docent
The museum closes at 4:45 pm, so feel free to stay as long as you like and return on your own.
Spices of Life—Maintaining a Healthy Regimen at Home and Beyond
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
An award-winning journalist and author, Nina Simonds, is one of the country’s top authorities on Asian cooking, with a special focus on health and lifestyle. Author of eleven books, Simonds is also the recipient of four James Beard Awards, the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America.
›› Discover the myriad uses of fresh herbs and spices as well as their health-giving properties
›› Learn practical tips for a sensible lifestyle
›› Find out where hidden calories lurk!
Menton Dessert Demonstration
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
BUS departs BCEC at 11:15 am, returns to BCEC at 1:45 pm.
Chef Barbara Lynch’s Fort Point restaurant, Menton, is a modern interpretation of fine dining with beautifully executed cuisine, gracious hospitality and a glamorous setting. Among other accolades, Menton received the best Newcomer, Best French, and Best Services Distinction in the Zagat Restaurant Guide.
›› Enjoy a dessert demonstration by the pastry chef, who will create one of her personal favorites
›› Savor a three-course luncheon where every morsel will dance on your tongue!
Learn to Create Fine Craft Beer at Home
3:30 – 5:00 pm
›› Engage in this interactive class featuring a variety of craft beer styles
›› Learn how malt, hops, and yeast affect beer flavor
›› Find out what equipment you will need to craft beer at home
›› Discuss brewing methods and how to brew a basic extract recipe
›› Enjoy samples of beer through different stages of the process
Attendees must be 21 years of age to sample beer. Proper ID required.
BCEC, 3rd floor Ballroom Pre-Function Area
9:00 – 11:00 am
3:30 – 5:30 pm
A Boston Music Award Nominee for Best Female Vocalist, Jenn Under Cover combines cover tunes ranging from classic rock songs to modern hits. Jennifer is a fired up, energizing presence who pulls earthy music from its roots and breathes fresh, soulful, rock-and-roll life into them!
Specialty coffees for sale 8:00 am – 4:00 pm!