So the sun is finally starting to glare into our eyes on Comm Ave, and as we whip out our Ray Bans, we are ready to move as forward as our clocks have. Enough of this wind which brings tears to our mascaraed eyes and makes our straightened hair look as if we did not wake up an hour early to look decent for class. Enough of feeling too cozy indoors so that if our friends ask, “Do you want to check out Newbury later?” our answer is an enthusiastic nod rather than a snarl which embodies our feelings toward the possible snow, rain, or some nasty combination of both that will ruin any shopping spree.
Here are some of the parts of spring that you can look forward to the most; it is time to make the most of the rest of your semester in Boston:
1. Marathon Monday
It’s closer than you think! Somehow April always creeps up on us, and May is here with the mighty wrath of finals before you can say “Mugar.” Swing by the races with your friends, celebrate however you see fit, but always remember to honor the firefighters and policemen who do everything to protect our beautiful city.
2. The Flower Show
Boston has a flower show in the Public Gardens when the flowers bloom. Check it out with a sweet someone, bring your parents if they come to visit, or just come for some self-reflection to take in what nature has to offer here in our big city.
3. Outdoor Restaurants
Of course shopping down Newbury is always a favorite of mine, but rather than spending all of your time in dressing rooms, notice that many of the cafes and restaurants have opened up their outdoor seating area. Create an end of the year floor event, bringing all your friends out to dinner on a warm spring night.
4. Games at Fenway
Finally it is not too cold to sit for hours watching a game. And, luckily, Hillel House this year is giving out free tickets to a Red Sox Game! Keep checking the BU Hillel House website for details to follow.
5. Beach Week
So you may find it a little cold to go in the Atlantic Ocean at this point, but there is no harm in watching the soothing waves! If you take the T, Revere Beach is the Wonderland stop on the blue line, cheap and easy to get to. Carson Beach is the JFK/UMass stop on the red line as well, if you are looking for another option.
Take advantage of the new spring weather while you can because, before you know it, we will all be complaining about the lack of air conditioning and way too hot summer sun.