February 8th & 9th, 2020 is an event filled weekend around Boston! Check out some of this weeks #cityhappenings going on in and around the city..
Saturday, February 1st
For the 65th year, the regions most iconic, highly anticipated marine expo, the 2020 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show arrives at the Boston Convention Center. An event designed to entice marine enthusiasts, 700 new boats and watercraft will be showcased along with a slew of accessories. If you attend, there is no doubt that you will leave knowing exactly what gear you need to purchase to ensure an awesome summer!
Awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers at the I Heart Scienceevent held by the Harvard Museum of Natural History! You will have the chance to meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, and carnivorous plants. There will also be short talks on current research going on at Harvard, as well as a musical art instillation performed by fermenting microbes.
Sunday, February 9th
Do you feel confident in self defense your abilities? If not, Girl Up Boston and Girl's Leap are hosting a Free Self Defense Class at the Vine Creek Community Center starting at 9:30am. The majority of those attending will be middle school, high school, and college girls; However all are welcome and no previous involvement is necessary.
If you are extra adventurous this weekend, definitely consider trekking on the Snow Moon Beach Hike through the dunes of the crane Wildfire Refuge in Ipswich. The night sky will be transformed, and hopefully illuminated by the glow of the full moon reflected off the snow. February was known by Algonquin tribes as the month of the Snow Moon. As hunting was often difficult during this month, some Native American tribes also called this the Hunger Moon. The hike is 3-4 miles long, so venture if you dare!