Bostonians to Recreate Goya Masterpiece as Santander Hosts Interactive “Paint-By-Goya” Community Mural Event in Copley Square

Local Artist Commissioned to Replicate “The Parasol” in Grand Scale; Boston Residents and
Visitors Invited to Grab a Paint Brush, Add Some Color, and Leave Their Marks in Celebration
of Santander’s Sponsorship of Goya Retrospective Exhibition at the MFA

Who:
Santander Bank N.A., through Fundación Banco Santander in Madrid, the lead sponsor of the Francisco Goya retrospective, “Goya: Order & Disorder,” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) presents a large scale, interactive “Paint-By-Goya” community mural project that brings Goya to the masses and allows Bostonians and visitors to leave their brush mark on a modern interpretation of a famed work of art. The mural will serve as a local link to the only showcasing of this comprehensive collection of Goya’s masterpieces ever gathered on such a large scale.

What:
An 8-foot by 12-foot canvas replica of the Spanish master’s classic, “The Parasol,” (from the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid) created by Somerville artist James Weinberg will be on display in Boston’s Copley Square. Boston residents and visitors are invited to contribute to the signature piece by following a numerical color key and adding the corresponding color to the mural to help complete this community work of art. The community “Paint-By-Goya” mural is inspired by the 170 paintings, prints, and drawings of Goya’s work that are included in the exhibition “Goya: Order and Disorder” on view at the MFA now through January 19, 2015.

When:
Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th
Recommended media attendance: 11am – 3pm

Where:
Copley Square (between Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library)
560 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

Why:
“We designed the mural project to draw attention to the arts and give the public the experience of viewing and painting one of Goya’s masterpieces,” said Peter R. Greiff, Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Santander.  “This project brings the community together to create and appreciate art and is one of the many ways in which we show our commitment to Boston and New England.”

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the largest retail banks in the United States by deposits.  Its main corporate offices are in Boston and it operates principally in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Santander’s 9,703 employees serve its 1.8 million customers through the Bank’s 703 branches, 2,092 ATMs, call centers, website and mobile app. Supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Santander in the United States is a wholly-owned, financially autonomous subsidiary of Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), a global commercial and retail bank. For more information about Santander, visit www.santanderbank.com or call 877-768-2265.

Media Contact
Erin Evanoka, Elevate Communications: 646-456-9649, eevanoka@elevatecom.com

400,000 Spectators Line the Banks of Boston’s Charles River During 50th Annual Head Of The Charles® Regatta

More than 11,000 athletes from around the globe race in 61 events during world’s largest rowing Regatta

What:
The monumental 50th Annual Head Of The Charles Regatta, presented by BNY Mellon, will draw athletes and spectators to a three-mile stretch of Boston’s historic Charles River during the two-day event. Spectators will flock to the riverbanks for this milestone to watch male and female rowers compete in 61 competitive races, while taking in the sights and sounds of the scenic area that has captivated millions since the Regatta’s inception in 1964.

The Head Of The Charles Regatta is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.HOCR.org.

Please consider mentioning 50th Head of the Charles Regatta when delivering the weather forecast for this weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

When:
Saturday, October 18, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 19, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where:
Charles River, Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts
Download the 2012 map here

Start: Boston University’s DeWolfe Boathouse
619 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Finish: Artesani Park
1255 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA

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About The Head Of The Charles Regatta:
In its 50th year, the Head Of The Charles Regatta is the world’s largest two-day regatta, attracting more than 11,000 rowers and 400,000 spectators to the banks of the Charles River. Racing takes place on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Regatta attracts youth, collegiate, masters, international, World Champion and Olympic athletes competing in 61 events. Follow the HOCR on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact:
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: kflight@elevatecom.com

Former Navy SEALs; Wall Street Businessmen to Run in Greenland’s Polar Circle Marathon

Athletes raise funds to support the Navy SEAL Foundation in “The Coolest Marathon on Earth”

Former Navy SEALs Mike Martin and Brian Hoke, along with a team of corporate citizens will brave the elements and race in the 2014 Polar Circle Marathon on October 26th. This race, often referred to as “The Coolest Marathon on Earth,” sends runners through the arctic tundra just north of the Polar Circle in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

Team captain Rob Vogel of Whitebox Advisors generously underwrote this expedition and will lead his team on this frigid race to raise money for the Navy SEAL Foundation, which provides immediate, ongoing and unwavering support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. The team hopes to raise $100,000 to benefit the Foundation, in tandem with the NYC Dinner Gala on December 4th, where the team will be in attendance.

In addition to Vogel, former Navy SEALs Brian Hoke and Mike Martin will be joining the Navy SEAL Foundation team, along with civilians including: Mark Edgar of Nomura Securities, Jacob Mercer and John Wood of Whitebox Advisors and Chris Biasotti of BlackRock Financial Management.

The unusual race takes runners through the vast icy tundra of Greenland where they must persevere in extreme weather conditions. The route includes glacier tongues and moraine landscapes through a silent, arctic desert, giving runners the opportunity to experience a challenging physical feat in one of the most remote corners of the world.

To donate to the Navy SEAL Foundation Team, please visit here. For more information about the race, visit the event’s website.

About Navy SEAL Foundation
The Navy SEAL Foundation serves one noble purpose: to provide immediate, ongoing and unwavering support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. The Foundation coordinates closely with NSW commands to support the critical needs of active-duty operators, while also providing resources for NSW veterans. The Foundation’s work is focused on five key areas: warrior support and family services; educational opportunities; legacy preservation programs; tragedy assistance and survivor support. To learn more, visit navySEALfoundation.org or facebook.com/navySEALfoundation.

New England Revolution Stars & Wives to Strut on the Runway at The Langham, Boston for Boston Fashion Week

Jermaine Jones and New England Revolution Players to Model Boden Attire for Fashion Show

Who:

  • Jermaine Jones
  • Darrius Barnes
  • Teal Bunbury
  • Charlie Davies
  • Daigo Kobayshi
  • Lee Nguyen
  • Kelyn Rowe

What:
Players from the New England Revolution will model in a fashion show showing off attire from British clothing retailer Boden alongside team members’ wives and girlfriends on Wednesday, October 8. Proceeds from the event will be going to The Ellie Fund and hair and make-up will be provided by Dellaria Salons & Spa.

When:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6:30 p.m. VIP Reception and player interview availability
7:30 p.m. General Admission
8:00 p.m. Fashion show begins

Where:
BOND at The Langham, Boston
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110

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About The New England Revolution
The New England Revolution is the Northeast region’s premier professional soccer team, owned and operated by the Kraft Family, which also owns and operates the New England Patriots of the National Football League, and Gillette Stadium, the home of the club. A founding member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer in 1996, the Revolution has played in the MLS Cup championship match four times – including three straight from 2005 to 2007 – while advancing to the Eastern Conference Championship game in an MLS-record six straight years (2002-07). The Revolution also won the 2007 U.S. Open Cup and the 2008 SuperLiga titles. For more information, visit revolutionsoccer.net, or interact with the Revolution on its various social media platforms: Twitter (@NERevolution), Facebook (NERevolution), Google+ (+NERevolution), Instagram (NERevolution), Vine (NERevolution), Pinterest (NERevolution) or YouTube (NERevolutionSoccer).

About The Ellie Fund
The Ellie Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that fights breast cancer by easing its effects on patients and families. The Ellie Fund does this by providing critical support services including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious prepared/delivered meals free of charge to hundreds of women and family members across Massachusetts each year.

About Boden
Boden’s uniquely British brand of fashion makes life lovelier for the whole family. If you believe that a great outfit is the start to a great day, our British take on style could be right up your street. You’ll find flattering fits, fabulous fabrics, unique prints and colours that will make you feel happy.

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