On Saturday evening, May 3, WGBH partnered with Boston Swing Central to host 200 dancers of all skill levels in our own Yawkey Atrium.
Charleston contest winners dance with other attendees in a dance jam session at WGBH's Evening of Swing (Video: Liz Hagyard)
The sold-out event began with an hour-long beginner dance lesson, taught by Megg and Clayton Jones, two amazing instructors from Boston Swing Central, based in Charlestown, MA. More seasoned dancers arrived fashionably late for social dancing, a series of dance demonstrations, and even a Charleston competition. WGBH New’s own Curiosity Desk reporter Edgar B. Herwick III was the emcee for the evening, keeping the crowd energized. Brooklyn, NY based Baby Soda Jazz Band performed their classic swing tunes live for the guests all night long. The video you are viewing features Edgar and the Charleston contest winners dancing with other event attendees in a dance jam session.
Foodies, vintners, chefs and members came back to WGBH Studios for the second annual WGBH Food and Wine Festival earlier this month. On display were samples for the tasting, demonstrations from some of the best cooks in New England and wines from around the world.
By Nick Rendon | Tuesday, July 23, 2013
With 16 vendors, nine performing acts, and nearly 4,000 friends of WGBH in attendance, this year’s Ice Cream FunFest: A Day of Ice Cream and Music was a success. Guests filled up the space next to WGBH's Brighton studios on a beautiful Saturday to enjoy great ice cream, tasty food, entertaining performances, and of course, fun.
Kids of all ages enjoyed activities like face painting, moon bounces, carnival games, temporary tattoos, and coloring while PBS characters including Curious George, Word Girl, Clifford, and friends greeted and posed with families for pictures.
Vendors from all over New England lined the outskirts of the lot, and handed out delectable samples for everyone to enjoy. As guests made their way towards the back of the venue, many gathered near the stage for interactive performances from each of this year’s acts.
In July, hundreds of guests visited 11 galleries along Newbury Street to participate in the first annual Boston Summer Arts Walk, part of the Boston Summer Arts Weekend. Each participating gallery displayed selections from its permanent collection plus a handful of works from the WGBH Fine Art Auction.
Guests saw a wide variety of art, including classical paintings, modern sculpture, and jewelry. They had the opportunity to bid on their favorites from each gallery. Treated to complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, guests chatted with each other, the gallery owners, artists, and WGBH volunteers. The positive artistic energy overflowed on to the Newbury Street sidewalk, where everyone enjoyed live painting demonstrations and musical performances. It was a great night and a wonderful way to begin what we hope will become a summertime tradition in Boston.