Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Carfree toddler (and grown up) concerts this week

H's grandma (aka Angela's mom, aka "Baba") tipped us off about a series of great toddler-friendly T-accessible activities this week.

All this week there are free guitar concerts inside South Station hosted by the Boston Classical Guitar Society. Yesterday, H and I headed downtown on the red line to meet up with Baba, eat a pretzel (H's favorite part) and listen to Juanito Pascal perform flamenco guitar music. Tomorrow (Thursday) you can check out 20th Century music (not sure how that goes over with the toddler set), or Friday listen to some Music of Latin America.

We only really lasted through about a half hour of music, but H really paid attention there for a little while, and we probably would have lasted longer if the concert had started on time at 11:30 instead of 20 minutes late. Once we got there, I realized that a train station is the perfect place to take a toddler for a concert. It's easy to get to, there are snacks available, everyone is coming and going so no big deal if you need to leave early, and it's loud anyway, so you can introduce some concepts of concert etiquette without actually bothering anyone when your kid can't really pull it off. Concerts happen periodically at South Station, so keep an eye on that events calendar.


MamaVee said...

this is a fabulous tip. thank you. I wish I was not out of town and could have gone yesterday. We have plans tomorrow but I will keep an eye out for more concerts. I agree that the Train station is a perfect place for such a thing. I even live a nice walk or bike from the commuter rail. And b/c we would only be going to the station- no need for a stroller to leave station etc with. Just ride and listen and ride home and bike home.


Skye Xyan said...

I spent some time catching up on your blog, from Sept 08 to today. I'm impressed with how well you guys stick to the main topic of the blog, and how much you find to say about it. It would be fun to hear more about Dorea's pregnancy as well.