Quack, Quack!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Duck Boat Tour View John Hancock Building Prudential Tower Downtown Charles River Sailboats

You haven’t properly toured Boston unless you’ve done it on a Duck Tour, so when we were given the opportunity to take a ride this week a few of us in the office jumped at the chance! For some it was their first time on the W.W.II style amphibious vehicles and the rest of us hadn’t been since we were younger – none of us were disappointed!

Arborway Alex Duck Tour Boston Tremont Street

We boarded our Duck, Arborway Alex, and our tour guide, MacIn Quack, drove us by all the places that make Boston such a beautiful and historic city.  Our tour wouldn’t have been complete without a quick cruise down The Charles.  Luckily, the weather was perfect and we were able to see a picturesque view of the Boston skyline!

Charles River

After our ride on the Duck we enjoyed cocktails and bites at Abby Lane, one of our favorite new restaurants, and then walked a block to The Charles Playhouse for Blue Man Group – such a fun evening!

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CE Volunteers: The Women’s Lunch Place

Friday, March 29th, 2013

This week, to celebrate and kick off spring, the Corinthian Events team volunteered to serve lunch at the beautiful, newly renovated, Women’s Lunch Place.   Tucked in the basement of a church at the corner of Berkeley and Newbury Street, you may not even know it is there, but once you’ve spent time at Women’s Lunch Place and met the guests, you’ll never forget your experience!

The Women’s Lunch Place provides a safe, comfortable daytime shelter, nutritious food, and services for women who are homeless or poor.  They treat women with dignity and respect and believe wholeheartedly in fostering a community committed to meeting each woman’s needs wherever she may be in her life.  Open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM, they offer a continental breakfast and lunch.  In addition to meal service, they provide a variety of support services such as a creative arts expressive program, career counseling, housing search support and even a place for the women to shower and do laundry.  The little things in life, the things we may take for granted, are made possible at Women’s Lunch Place.

We arrived mid-morning and got right to work!  Wearing Women’s Lunch Place hats and aprons, we chopped vegetables and prepped the beverage station, just a few of the many tasks needed to make sure we were ready to go when the guests arrived at noon for lunch.  We were busy and it was lunchtime before we knew it!  Committed to treating each woman with respect and dignity, the guests of Women’s Lunch Place are seated at tables decorated with colorful, fresh flowers and served their meal “restaurant-style.”  This practice of bringing each guest her plate makes the women feel special and appreciated, treatment they usually would not receive out on the street.  We are thrilled to have had the chance to meet the guests of Women’s Lunch Place and help make each of their days a little brighter!

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A Bouncing Bash: CE’s Holiday Party

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Corinthian Events at Sky Zone Boston

Last Thursday we took to the dodge ball courts at Sky Zone Trampoline Park for our most competitive holiday party yet!  Decked out in our athletic gear, the Corinthian Cobras took on The Bouncers in an epic battle with balls flying EVERYWHERE.  We are psyched that everyone made it out alive (and with limited injuries) and this biased blog writer is especially pleased to say The Bouncers came out on top (thank goodness for our sniper)!

Corinthian Events Holiday Party 2013

Mary was the game MVP – she dodged, she threw, and she caught – keeping her team in the game on so many occasions.  Yup, she’s a dodgeball natural.

Mary Douglas at Sky Zone

Corinthian Events playing dodgeball on trampolines at Sky Zone Boston

Corinthian Events playing dodgeball on trampolines at Sky Zone Boston

Corinthian Events playing dodgeball on trampolines at Sky Zone Boston

Corinthian Events Holiday Party at Sky Zone Boston

Licking our bruises, we ventured over to 28 Degrees for delicious food and dancing (nope, we hadn’t had enough moving around yet).  And, a VIP birthday celebration with Party Favors cupcakes!

Corinthian Events playing dodgeball on trampolines at Sky Zone Boston

Corinthian Events playing dodgeball on trampolines at Sky Zone Boston

Corinthian Events employees Laura Keeler and Ben Brown

Elizabeth and Tyler at the Corinthian Events Holiday Party

With such a fun team, we need to figure out how to celebrate the holiday’s on a monthly basis. Fact.

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The CE Elves Spread Holiday Cheer!

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

We’re giving back!  To celebrate the spirit of giving during the holiday season, this year Corinthian Events volunteered to participate in the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Children’s Actions Corps’ gift giving program, Winter Wish.

Dedicated to Robert F. Kennedy’s commitment to the poor and disadvantaged, the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Children’s Actions Corps provides a diverse range of programs and services across Massachusetts to help children and adolescents manage past hurts, develop self-esteem and become contributing members of society.  Winter Wish is RFK’s annual gift program which strives to provide all 800 children in their care with at least one gift during the holidays.

With the hope of contributing to this impressive goal, each member of the Corinthian Events team sponsored a child.  And thus we took the role of elves!  We took a couple hours one morning and went on a shopping field trip to share our holiday cheer.  Everyone fulfilled their child’s wish list from paint sets and art canvas for children exploring their artistic side, to yoga mats and Nalgene water bottles for adolescents who participate in RFK’s therapeutic yoga program.  And if we do say so, we’re pretty awesome at being elves!

12 gifts are en route to the RFK Children’s Actions Corps headquarters in Boston this afternoon.  We are very happy we could be a part of Winter Wish, support the incredible work of RFK and its staff, and most importantly, help brighten the holidays for children in their care across the state.

And while we were gift shopping, we got a little carried away…

….and came home to the office with a Corinthian Events tree!

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