A cultural and religious melting pot for over two centuries, the fabric of contemporary Boston is still woven from strands as diverse as New England Protestantism, the Catholicism of immigrant communities, and a multiplicity of ethnic backgrounds and traditions. Bostonians celebrate their city’s history, but aren’t defined by it, with landmarks and classic buildings standing alongside striking contemporary architecture and expansive public spaces.
At the heart of it all is a world-class epicenter of higher learning, home to over 200,000 students and academics, including Harvard University, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston College, Boston University, Wellesley College, Brandeis University, the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. Public resources include the massive Boston Public Library, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Kennedy Library and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Not that all of Boston’s pleasures are highbrow. The city has a thriving contemporary music scene, and reveres its sports teams, in venues as classic as Fenway Park and contemporary as the new Boston Garden, with the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots all having won championships in the past decade.
Tying it all together are the city’s patchwork quilt of neighborhoods; ranging from the Federalist old-world charm of Beacon Hill and the State House, to the brownstones and avenues of the Back Bay, to the densely-arranged tenements of the North End, and the stalls of Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall.
Given all of this, it’s little wonder that Boston confidently refers to itself as “The Hub Of The Universe”. With ‘Q’ taking place at the historic Converse Hall in the vibrant Downtown Crossing Theater District that borders the Boston Common, we’ll be at the nexus of all that the city has to offer.