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.