Hampshire House 84 Beacon St, Boston, MA02108 A thoroughly Boston location in every way: classically beautiful exterior, adjacent to the Public Garden and Cheers and…More a stone's throw from Newbury Street and the State House, Hampshire House is an ideal venue to host an event that captures the city's energy. But it's not just a place for weddings and functions. Occasionally, during the year (Sundays from September through June, and at selected holidays), Hampshire House hosts public dining, transforming an ordinary day into an unforgettable event.
The world-famous and utterly majestic First Church of Christ, Scientist was built in 1894 by the original Christian…More Science congregation (led then by the denomination's founder, Mary Baker Eddy) and expanded in 1910. Its stunningly beautiful chapel incorporates Byzantine and Roman architectural elements and houses the 8th largest pipe organ in the United States (with more than 13,000 individual pipes). Guided tours are available five days a week. A tour lasts about 25 minutes and is free.
Bay State College 122 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA02116 With undergraduate majors like Entertainment Management, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Nursing, Physical Therapy,…More and Criminal Justice, Bay State College is all about helping students turn their passion into a profession. The small school has about 1,100 students, with 80 percent from Massachusetts and 20 percent from the Boston area. Many choose to commute, but there are also 180 housing units available in Back Bay. The eight-building campus is spread across three blocks, from the dining hall on Marlborough Street to the new Fashion Design, Nursing and Allied Health academic building on St. James Avenue. The admissions office is located at 122 Commonwealth Ave. Students can also take evening classes at the college's office in Middleborough, and select courses are available online. Bay State College offers rolling admissions.
Splash Ultra Lounge 150 Kneeland St, Boston, MA02111 Located in the Leather District between Chinatown and South Station, Splash Ultra Lounge is an after-hours lounge and…More burger bar. The establishment is inspired by stylish nightclubs in major cities such as Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas. Nightly sets by professional DJs are hosted, with an eclectic variety of music being spun for clubgoers, including top 40, house, mash-up and international. The club's features include billiards tables, a roof deck equipped with a full bar, a state-of-the-art sound system and plasma television sets. The menu features gourmet burgers, salads and Splash tapas, as well as an impressive selection of wines and cocktails.
As the central office for New England, the Bureau of the Census in Boston has seen a hub of activity during the…More launch of the 2010 Census this spring. The collection, which occurs every 10 years, created thousands of temporary, part-time and permanent jobs across the country as people went door-to-door gathering information from people who didn't return their mail-in form. The first census took place in 1790 under Thomas Jefferson, and U.S. marshals visited homes on horseback and counted 3.9 million people.
The data is used in congressional redistricting and to determine the allocation of federal funding for needs like education, government programs like Medicaid, and the distribution of community and neighborhood grants.
The Boston bureau can provide everything from population estimates, to economic, social demographic and housing breakdowns. The website contains maps, links to state data centers for localized information, community facts, sheets for workshops and presentations, and even a kids' corner.