Did you have a fun, relaxing, or contemplative New Year's Eve? With no holiday presents to buy or festive meals to stress over, January is now the time to recognize the past year's accomplishments and welcome the future with all its possibilities. For residents of NEMA Boston, the future looks bright, and the neighborhood awaits. Not only do you live in a hotel-like setting with jaw-dropping amenities to be completed this year, and gorgeous residences that fit all lifestyles and family sizes, but you’re located so close to the Seaport that it may sometimes feel like a part of your home.
Here, thanks to NEMA Boston's waterfront location, are loads of ways to enjoy the first month of the new year your way—all just steps away from your Seaport Boston apartment.
It certainly doesn’t have to be a specific holiday when you’re celebrating the season at Snowport, the Winter Village at the Seaport, where you can skate on the 30,000-square-foot ice rink or take part in some iceless curling or winter-weather yoga. Themed Snowport events include “Children’s Ice Flow,” “a gentle, yoga-inspired class designed specifically for skaters of all skill levels” on the morning of January 20th and an “80s Après-Ski Night” on January 23rd.
The Entre les rangs public art installation in Seaport Common, which runs through February 2nd, will bring you a heightened experience of walking through fields of wheat—with a decidedly nonagricultural twist—which, according to Boston Magazine, is created from “serpentine rows of 28,000 plastic stalks, each of which has been topped with a circular reflector designed to catch the light of its surroundings.” This interactive display marks the third year the Seaport has hosted a “giant glowing art exhibition” that reflects and transforms the breadth and elegance of the waterfront.
After a stroll through Entre les rangs, you may find yourself in exactly the right mood to return to the more “urban” earth via one of the Harpoon Brewery: City Running Tours on January 12th, 19th, and 26th. The tours begin and end at the Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport District and make stops at other famous taverns and pubs and historical sites, including the “final resting place” of Samuel Adams, a Revolutionary patriot and brewer of beer.
With beer no longer in hand, you may also want to visit the Institute of Contemporary Art on the waterfront. Current exhibitions include When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art and Nina Chanel Abney, as well as a Yayoi Kusama exhibit that is sold out through January but will have February tickets available later in the month. The museum will also be hosting the Ottawa International Animation Festival in early January. Please note that the ICA is free to the public on Thursday evenings.
Start the new year and new decade in your luxury home at NEMA Boston and reach a new level when you take full advantage of the culture, beauty, and fun that’s available at the Seaport.