Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has finally begun to take root (literally) on the streets of Harvard Square. Restaurants are bringing out the patio tables, puffy jackets are being traded in for light pea coats, and there’s a happier feeling in the air, a sign that summer is upon us, and… oh no… graduation is drawing closer and closer. With the reality of having one month of school left, I decided to ask the members of my cohort (and other cohorts as well!) to contribute to my “Must Do” list – a compilation of fun things to do in Cambridge / Boston before we leave. Here’s what they had to say! 

Brenda (L&L) – “You must go to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! And have a hazelnut latte at The Thinking Cup in Boston… yum!”

Alyson (L&L) – “Run along the Charles River! (Or walk, if you’re not a marathon extraordinaire like Alyson) Also, you have to go on the Harpoon Brewery tour.”

Andrea (L&L) – “I second the Harpoon vote! Also, you gotta go to a Red Sox game. There’s nothing like sitting in Fenway Park.”

Cari (Harvard Graduate School of Design) – “Check out the Institute of Contemporary Art! It’s incredible. Also, Sacco’s Bowl Haven is a must – you can do candlepin bowling with a group of friends.”

Norah (L&L) – “The MFA is a must see – that building is just incredible!!”

Malvika (L&L) – “Eat Insomnia Cookies at 1 AM in the freezing cold. Just do it.”

Allison (PSP) – Go to Toscaninis in Central Square. It’s known as one of the top ten best ice cream places in the COUNTRY.”

Kathleen (L&L) – Take a stroll down Longfellow Bridge while the weather is nice. Get some hot chocolate from Burdick’s and grab some dim sum in Chinatown!

Corinne (L&L) – Cook up your own fresh lobster! Then go really lobster heavy and get a lobster tail pastry at Mike’s Pastry in the North End (the cannoli are good too…)

Jessica (L&L) – Regina’s Pizza. Also, go to the Christmas lighting ceremony at Faneuil Hall. Ooh! Also, the Freedom Trail.

Charles (Undergraduate) – You gotta touch John Harvard’s bronzed toe. It’s good luck!

Tracy Tell (my mother) – “You have to sit in the purple chairs in Gutman Library. Those chairs are so comfortable; I took a nap while my daughter was at her Admitted Students Day Orientations!”

Stacy Tell is a Master’s of Education candidate in the Language and Literacy program. An aspiring Reading Specialist, Stacy is passionate about helping students to become lifelong readers.