5 Hidden Gems in the Fenway Area

Posted on: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 11:11am
Tagged with: Fenway, Local Spotlight

5 Hidden Gems in the Fenway Area - Photo source Flickr gobanshee1Whether you live, work, or attend school in Boston, a Fenway, MA apartment rental puts you close to the heart of this vibrant city. It can be easy to get distracted shopping, eating, and going out in downtown Boston and miss all the great things about your neighborhood. These 5 hidden gems in the Fenway area are local secrets you absolutely can't miss. 

5 Hidden Gems in the Fenway Area

1. Third Thursday at the Gardner Museum - The Gardner Museum is an oasis of calm tranquility any time of the year, but especially in the winter and spring, when the cheery rotating flower display in the center courtyard make the long Boston winters seem a bit shorter. On the Third Thursday of the month, the Gardner hosts a rotating event designed to show off their collection, spark creativity and curiosity, and give art lovers a fun evening event. 

2. Victory Gardens in the Fens - The oldest continually operating WWII Victory Gardens in the U.S., these community garden spaces are elaborate, intriguing, and true community spaces. Stroll the pathways between gardens to see the amazing flowers, fruiting trees and bushes, and vegetables that local gardeners have been able to grow while meeting neighborhood residents who have garden plots. 

3. The Mapparium - A short walk away inside the Christian Science Center, the Mapparium is an unusual hidden gem. Stand inside a three-story tall stained glass globe that shows how the world looked in 1935, and hear an audio presentation that discusses the affect of ideas on geography and culture through time. While the Mapparium was designed so that glass panels could be removed and replaced as world geography changed, it has never been updates from its original rendering. This is part of what makes the Mapparium so intriguing. Tours are offered every day except Sunday from 10:20 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

4. Church of Boston - Live music lovers must check out Church of Boston, which offers live music, artisanal cocktails, and comfort food in a stylish setting. Tucked away on Kilmarnock St., Church hosts a weekly underground hip hop night and a Grateful Dead tribute band. In between, you can catch a rotating roster of local and touring bands in an intimate venue. 

5. MFA First Fridays - Take in the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts over cocktails and tapas on the First Friday of the month. Live music, world-class art, and the chance to see the galleries of the MFA after hours make this an open secret you've got to try at least once. Please note, a ticket is required for admission and can be purchased online 48 hours in advance or at the door. Admission to MFA First Fridays does not include tapas or beverages. 

These 5 hidden gems showcase a taste of the art, culture, and community so prevalent in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. There's much more to check out in this vibrant area, too! 

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