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What’s New in BostonUSA 2008?



What’s New in BostonUSA?  is produced by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau: 

1. Summer 2008 news: Boston’s Big Summer features biggest ever Boston Harborfest; festivals, Freedom Trail 50!  & lots more …Special Summer events mini site to be posted mid-February 2008

2. BostonUSA Green Visitor Program: D2E: Down to Earth Expo set- “Revolutionary Green” is theme of Bostron US Greenbuild International Conference in November 2008

3. Sports: Red Sox open MLB 2008 Season in Tokyo in March; Cooperstown Comes To Boston This Summer  

4. BostonUSA & Hollywood news: Martin Scorsese returns for more Boston moviemaking: more ‘08 films

5. Air/Rail service news: Logan International sets passenger record; JetBlue Jacksonville-Boston begins March

6. BostonUSA Tours: PBS TV Boston WGBH TV initiates new tour for public/groups; Boston By Foot offers Kennedy Greenway Tour; Chocolate Trolley Tour, Chinatown Culinary Tour success

7. Museum Exhibitions 2008: From El Greco to Karsh- a new full color 11 page guide for 2008

8. Hotel renovation & new hotel news: Colonnade Boston $18 million transformation; Copley Sq. closes for $14 million renovation; Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel will open in February  2008.

9. Food & Wine: Reservations open Feb. 9 for biggest-ever Restaurant Week Boston Winter ; dates for Restaurant Week Boston Summer are set: August 10-15 & August 17-22, 2008 

10. Shopping: Filene’s Basement historic “Running Of The Brides” Feb. 22, 2008 at Boston Hynes Conv. Ctr.

11.BostonUSA Useful Links for Media, Tour & Meeting Planners : Press Room of Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau: Press Room


1. Summer 2008 news: new Summer events mini site to be posted mid-February; major exhibitions: Cooperstown Comes To Boston this Summer! The biggest-ever Boston Harborfest, This summer in Boston & Cambridge - a great lineup: the 50th  birthday of the Freedom Trail (50 events including a British Encampment on the Boston Common) , the 29th Dragon Boat Festival & the 29th Cambridge River Festival  in Cambridge; the blockbuster  “Baseball as America” exhibition at the Museum of Science ; the 27th  Boston Harborfest Celebration including the Chowderfest & the  July 4 Boston Pops concert & Fireworks at the Hatch Shell ;the 35th Festival Betances, August Moon Festival & many other heritage & food festivals; Restaurant Week Boston Summer in August,; the new Rose Kennedy Greenway Parks, the new Boston HarborWalk …and so much more that the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau will post a full color Summer events mini site to be posted mid-February. For overview of events Click to view: 2008 Events at a Glance


2. BostonUSA Green Visitor Program: D2E: Down to Earth Expo set;; Boston US GreenBuild announces theme & keynote speaker

“D2E” in March has been added to Boston’s 2008 ‘ green design’ expositions for visitors & design professionals- click for details:  Welcome - down:2:earth - An exploration into sustainable living....Going Green Expo Boston is set for  Bayside Expo Center February 2-3, 2008 The 3rd Boston Building Energy08 Conference and trade show for renewable energy and green building professionals is set for the Seaport World Trade Center March 11, 2008 …The American Institute of Architects National Convention and Design Exposition May 15-17, 2008 the US Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston November 19-21, 2008 ( has announced that in honor of  Boston, the  home to innovations that have far-reaching impact - the theme will be  “Revolutionary Green: Innovations for Global Sustainability.”.The keynote speaker will be Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be the keynote speaker…In next “What’s New in BostonUSA?” Boston Harbor Islands to expand ‘Green’ features for Summer Visitors .Details on the GBCVB Green Visitors Program Click to view: BostonUSA Green Visitors Program


3. Sports news: Red Sox open MLB 2008 Season in Tokyo March 23; Fenway will add more seats for Season; ; Copperstown Comes To Boston For The Summer  World Series champions The Red Sox and the Oakland A's will open the 2008 regular season with a two-game series March 25-26 at Tokyo Dome. On March 22-23 the Red Sox and A's will play exhibition games against the two most popular teams in Japan - the Hanshin Tigers and the Yomiuri Giants.…Before Opening Day on April 8- Fenway Park will add  800 new seats in the expanded State Street Pavilion and in t
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