More than two centuries later, the Boston Tea Party—the iconic protest that was a seminal event leading to the American Revolution—remains as popular as ever. Not convinced? Then check out the 242nd Boston Tea Party Anniversary & Annual Reenactment. Taking place December 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m., the event starts where the original did, at the Old South Meeting House (refer to listing, page 49; for tickets, go to gottea2015.bpt.me), where colonists debated the tea tax in 1773. From there, “protesters” march to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (refer to listing, page 44) to dump tea from the still-existing East India Company into Boston Harbor in a spectacle that is free and open to the public. Afterwards retire to the museum’s cafe or an area tavern, many of which are serving Harpoon Brewery’s limited-edition release, the Souchong tea-infused Boston Tea Party Ale.
Photo: Michael Blanchard