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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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“From planning to execution, your ‘can do’ attitude made the process a pleasure.”

- 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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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Gets Major Wireless Upgrade

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority has begun installation of a $2.6 million wireless infrastructure overhaul at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The state-of-the-art upgrade will increase the number of existing wireless access points from 113 to at least 580, meaning a 413 percent increase in number of access points throughout the BCEC.

The MCCA, the first organization in the meetings industry to offer completely complimentary and reliable wireless Internet service at its facilities, has upgraded the wireless infrastructure at the BCEC four times since 2004.

Read more about the BCEC wireless project on TSNN's Tech Corner.

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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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6 Reasons You Should Visit the Boston Marathon Expo This Weekend

As you finish up last minute emails and wind down after a busy work week, consider heading over to the Boston Marathon Expo. More than just running sneakers and Gatorade, today through Sunday the Hynes Convention Center is home to a plethora of vendors from Samuel Adams beer to Stonyfield yogurt.

And even if you're not pounding the pavement on Monday, this expo is worth perusing. After all, when it comes to swag and samples, why not check it out?

 

1. It's Free

The expo itself is completely free and open to the public. If you decide to bring a bag of any kind, be aware they will be doing bag checks at the entrance.

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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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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.

@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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Shh, Don't Tell Anyone About These Hidden Burgers

Every great burger, if you think about it, has started off as a secret. It takes time for the hordes of Instagrammers/bloggers/food media peeps to be hip to it all. Nothing is a literal overnight sensation, not even the strongest of contenders in the great big burger pyramid. The famed burgers that are currently the ones we’ve all come to love, the Craigie on Mains and Alden & Harlows of the world, weren’t immediately two of the top burgers.

 

In the case of Craigie, there was a slow build and online chatter before it exploded into one of the most buzzed-about burgers in the country, and for good reason. It was one of those hidden treasures that absolutely lived up to the hype. First on the menu, then slowly off the menu, it is now available in severely limited quantities and only at the bar. The mystique built and has thus reached its apex. Still delicious as ever, it is hardly a hidden attraction anymore.

 

The Alden & Harlow burger was popular almost immediately, but it still had that unique burger allure for the first few months, taking diners a little while before they caught on to its greatness. But now forget about it. The limited supply will sell out fast, sometimes within a half an hour, so the secret is out. The true secret lies in their secret-secret burger, which is entirely off-menu and is a revolving door based on available ingredients and the creativity of the kitchen. You might find a burger topped with peanut butter and a fried pickle, or another with beef tongue pastrami. It’s always different, and it’s definitely unlike anything else that’s out there.

 

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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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@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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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Gets Major Wireless Upgrade

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority has begun installation of a $2.6 million wireless infrastructure overhaul at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The state-of-the-art upgrade will increase the number of existing wireless access points from 113 to at least 580, meaning a 413 percent increase in number of access points throughout the BCEC.

The MCCA, the first organization in the meetings industry to offer completely complimentary and reliable wireless Internet service at its facilities, has upgraded the wireless infrastructure at the BCEC four times since 2004.

Read more about the BCEC wireless project on TSNN's Tech Corner.

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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

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.

@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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