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Technical Upgrades Coming to MassMutual Center

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority is spending more than $3.2 million on technology upgrades at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, replacing and enhancing existing digital displays and lighting both in the arena and outside the facility.

The signage work is part of a four-phase program that will replace the MassMutual Center arena scoreboard and the digital banner displays throughout the arena, and add at least one new outdoor marquee. A new content-management system will synchronize content across all new digital signs. About $500,000 will be spent on significant lighting upgrades to the arena.

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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Pardon the quick brag, but two more of our event managers are now Certified Meeting Planners! Congratulations to Arthur and Sarah on achieving your CMP designations - we already knew you were superstars, but now it is certified on the record.

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What to Eat at Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

Baseball season is upon us again, and with baseball season come ubiquitous Fenway Franks, overpriced beer, and nachos topped with electric-orange sludge. But fortunately there are other dining options in and around Fenway Park.

Inside Fenway Park

The Bleacher Bar: It's situated under the bleachers with a view of the field, but no ticket is required, so this is a good way to be inside Fenway without paying the big bucks; enter on Lansdowne Street. It's one of the only local spots to offer beef on weck, a roast beef sandwich popular in Buffalo. (During football season, it's a popular gathering spot for Buffalo Bills fans.) In fact, the majority of the menu is sandwiches, both hot and cold, along with some typical comfort food snacks. [Lansdowne Street]

EMC Club: Serving Sunday brunch as well as dinner for night games, the Club features appetizers and salads made with local ingredients and main plates including burgers, chops, steaks, a lobster roll and a selection of over 30 wines. ("A high-end meal not often associated with ballpark eating," promises the Sox website.) An in-seat menu is also available. Tickets for the EMC level are sold as season tickets only. Business casual attire recommended. [EMC Level]

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- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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Pardon the quick brag, but two more of our event managers are now Certified Meeting Planners! Congratulations to Arthur and Sarah on achieving your CMP designations - we already knew you were superstars, but now it is certified on the record.

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D Street Tunes: Here is the full DJ schedule for Lawn on D’S summer series ‘Lester Bangs Presents’

With only about a year of programming under its belt, outdoor space The Lawn On D might be this summer’s hottest music destination in Boston. This past weekend, the Southie-slash-Seaport multi-purpose venue hosted a jam-packed Narragansett party with Bearstronaut, and two upcoming Bowery Boston shows — Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros on June 17 and Passion Pit on July 23 — are already sold out.

 

Saturday nights at Lawn On D are taking a more chill approach, with a series of various personalities in the Boston music scene DJing parties that pay tribute to their favorite artists and musical moments in time.

 

It’s called Lester Bangs Presents, and it kicked off this past weekend with Eli “Paperboy” Reed spinning southern soul, and future events include the Boston Herald’s Jed Gottlieb spinning local favorites, DJ ABD throwing down all things related to Prince, and this writer tapping into his former life as DJ of the Pill for a night of Cool Britannia.

 

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“There’s nothing more rewarding to me than seeing a city-kid on a boat for the first time — smiling, confident, and amazed after catching their first fish. To keep our program running, we rely on the generosity and support of programs like the MCCA’s Community Partnership Grants. Their commitment to community programs, particularly youth programs, makes our small operation and all those smiles possible.”

- John Hoffman, Fishing Academy, Brighton, MA

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@BCECNav: Loving these photos of the VERY FIRST concert on the #LawnOnD with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros...fb.me/23RCQSe2h

Pardon the quick brag, but two more of our event managers are now Certified Meeting Planners! Congratulations to Arthur and Sarah on achieving your CMP designations - we already knew you were superstars, but now it is certified on the record.

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Lunch Break at the Lawn on D!

Leave your brown bag lunch at home!  Take a break from your ordinary lunch break and head to the Lawn on D!


Every Friday this summer, The Lawn on D is shaking things up in the lunch department.  Enjoy games, activities and unique programming designed to send you back to work refreshed and recharged.  The lunch break starts this week off with live music from Berklee Summer in the City’s Dear June and eats from M&Mribs and Teri-Yummy food trucks! Tent is open from 12pm-2pm and then reopens at 5pm. 


Sounds way better than a tuna sandwich at your desk, doesn't it?

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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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@BCECNav: Loving these photos of the VERY FIRST concert on the #LawnOnD with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros...fb.me/23RCQSe2h

Pardon the quick brag, but two more of our event managers are now Certified Meeting Planners! Congratulations to Arthur and Sarah on achieving your CMP designations - we already knew you were superstars, but now it is certified on the record.

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D Street Tunes: Here is the full DJ schedule for Lawn on D’S summer series ‘Lester Bangs Presents’

With only about a year of programming under its belt, outdoor space The Lawn On D might be this summer’s hottest music destination in Boston. This past weekend, the Southie-slash-Seaport multi-purpose venue hosted a jam-packed Narragansett party with Bearstronaut, and two upcoming Bowery Boston shows — Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros on June 17 and Passion Pit on July 23 — are already sold out.

 

Saturday nights at Lawn On D are taking a more chill approach, with a series of various personalities in the Boston music scene DJing parties that pay tribute to their favorite artists and musical moments in time.

 

It’s called Lester Bangs Presents, and it kicked off this past weekend with Eli “Paperboy” Reed spinning southern soul, and future events include the Boston Herald’s Jed Gottlieb spinning local favorites, DJ ABD throwing down all things related to Prince, and this writer tapping into his former life as DJ of the Pill for a night of Cool Britannia.

 

Read more.

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Testimonial

"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

Social

@BCECNav: Loving these photos of the VERY FIRST concert on the #LawnOnD with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros...fb.me/23RCQSe2h

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