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Benefits, charities, and fund-raisers to support Boston Marathon victims

Posted by Swati Gauri Sharma  April 22, 2013 04:50 PM

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In the face of this tragedy, we know many of you are looking for ways you can donate, help, and support the victims and the city affected by the two explosions that hit Boston's Back Bay on Marathon Monday. Here, you will find event listings, local vigils, and other events you can take join in the upcoming weeks.

Keep up with even more listings and tweet at us if you hear of anything else at @bostoncalendar or @swatigauri, or email me at

The number of events are astonishing and the goodwill we see is uplifting.

Here are a few highlights:

APRIL 30, May 7
Brewed for Boston Nights at Harpoon
Enjoy a pint of Harpoon, but for a cause: during their extended hours on three Tuesdays, from 6-9 p.m., all sales of Harpoon pints and pretzels will be donated to The One Fund Boston, which was announced by Mayor Thomas Menino and Governor Deval Patrick to support victims and families affected by the bombings. Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall, 306 Northern Ave., Boston,

APRIL 27, 28
The One Fund Boston Fundraiser at The Urban Art Bar
Paint and socialize at South Boston's art bar and support The One Fund Boston. $35, April 27 at 7 p.m., April 28 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Urban Art Bar, 163 Old Colony Ave., Boston. Buy tickets here.

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