Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Discover Cosmopolitan Boston With The Family On A City-Wide Road Trip

Written by a contributing writer

Planning to go on a trip with your loved ones this season? Enrich yourself with one of the most overlooked cultures in the entire country by taking the family on a road trip to a city that was formed in 1630. Boston’s roots, admirably, are still celebrated to this day.The culture is bathed in Anglo-Saxon heritage since the waves of Irish immigrants made the city their home during the influx of manual labor in the 19th and 20th centuries. With them, the Irish brought their deeply held religious belief of Catholicism, and that’s still evident today with many churches and a predominantly Christian population. Although the immigrants may have settled for houses that were small, attached to one another, the ghettos have all but almost vanished as the city has seen much investment and wealth come to it. Now home to people of all backgrounds, Boston has entered the cosmopolitan city scene.

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The arts

Many metropolitans will boast that nothing can hold a candle to New York City and London when it comes to art and entertainment. Boston is no slouch, and the young seem to have caught onto this fact. There’s a museum for almost every performing discipline, such as the Museum of Fine Arts which displays paintings from Italy that were seen as outlandish during the 15th-century Renaissance in Florence because Sandro Botticelli dared to depict beautiful women as sacred. The museum also proudly exhibits the unique history of the Irish immigrants and has the documents of the first waves who came to the city. It proudly exhibits the massive contribution they made to the infrastructure, as they built the hospitals, dug the sewer tunnels and worked in the automobile industry as it was coming of age.

Jazz and Blues are not for the old at heart in Boston; quite the opposite. Trendy bars where the youth come to congregate and socialize can’t get enough of freestyle jazz. Especially in the Beehive and Wally’s Cafe. The famous Saxophone and clarinet player by the name of Harry Carney was born in Massachusetts, and his memory and inspiration of 1960s jazz live on strong in the bars downtown. If you’re lucky enough to book a minibus with as your vehicle, you can hit the family-friendly bars all night long, and you won’t hear the same melody twice. The hipsters in the area have brought back classical instrument playing and mixed it with electronics to play ‘chillwave’ tunes; a popular genre with teenagers nowadays.

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Perhaps the hottest and most unashamedly raw comedian in the country right now (and has been for some time) is Bill Burr. He hails from Boston, and you might be able to tell by his fair complexion and red hair, that he is indeed a descendant of Irish immigrants. Although he has moved to New York, he regularly comes back to Boston because he feels that ‘Bostoners just don’t care about your feelings, they don’t sugarcoat anything.' When he’s not in town, you can go down to the Wilbur Theater to see who the next comedian will be just to tell it like it is when confronting social and political issues. Boston isn’t a town that will leave topics off the table, so if you’re fortunate to sit in the front row, be ready to take a hit to your ego, as comedians will be self-deprecating but will also challenge the audience to laugh at themselves.

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