Autumn at the Ivies: Head of the Charles and Harvard Yard
It's fall in New England, and the trees that line the banks of the Charles River are ablaze in brilliant shades of copper, crimson and gold. Each October, thousands of spectators line her shores for the Head of the Charles Regatta, the largest two-day boating race in the world. We gathered with friends at Reunion Village to cheer the racers on, then headed cross the river to Harvard Square, where we whiled away the last moments of a perfect autumn afternoon.
The Head of the Charles Regatta is celebrated each year on the penultimate weekend of October. Hundreds of thousands of spectators line the banks of the Charles River, which separates Boston from Cambridge, to watch more than ten thousand athletes compete in over sixty separate events. First held in 1965, 2015 marked the race's 50th anniversary.
A woman of many talents, my friend (and fellow law school alum) Jess runs a small photography studio on the side. Many thanks to her for snapping so many lovely photos of all of us throughout the afternoon!
Given the occasion, the Boathouse seemed an appropriate choice for a post-race drink. Located just off Harvard Square, this tiny pub serves upscale comfort food in a cozy, nautical-themed atmosphere. If Chad is tending bar, be sure to order his signature cocktail: Mount Auburn at Night.