April

Departure by Charly Palmer Opens Virtually at Hammonds House Museum on April 30

Departure by Charly Palmer Opens Virtually at Hammonds House Museum on April 30

Hammonds House Museum is excited to present Departure by Charly Palmer from April 30 through August 1, 2021. This solo exhibition features Palmer’s work from the last 30 years, including pieces that have never been seen by the public, as well as new artwork created for this show. The exhibition opens virtually through HHM Digital with a special program including an artist talk, video, a music performance and more on Friday, April 30 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free for Hammonds House members and $7 for non-members.

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Best Travel Credit Card Welcome Bonuses of April 2021

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Thanks in part to the expanded Covid-19 vaccine rollout, Americans everywhere are beginning to make travel plans for the first time in more than a year.

Credit card issuers, in response, have been releasing limited-time promotions ahead of this summer season to help consumers offset their travel purchases and earn more on their everyday spending.

American Express, Capital One, Chase and TD Bank are all

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Things To Do In Rhode Island: April Vacation 2021

It’s April vacation week in Rhode Island, thanks to the statewide calendar put in place for all public schools during the coronavirus pandemic. Although travel and large events are still pretty much off-limits, there are plenty of fun things to do in Rhode Island to get the family out of the house.

Patch has put together a list of some activities around Rhode Island. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

Remember to always wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines when out in public, and clean your hands frequently. Call ahead if you have any questions about

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Maui Changing Its Rules For Travelers By End Of April

An extra layer of protection against coronavirus is being added for anyone traveling to Maui in the near future.

Travelers from the mainland headed to Maui are already required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure. In the coming days, they also will be subject to a coronavirus test once they arrive at Kahului Airport.

Anyone refusing the test will be forced to quarantine for 10 days after arrival.

Mayor Michael Victorino said the number of infected residents on the island is on the rise again, and he and health officials would like to

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10 kid-friendly patios for April vacation dining

Why go: Water taxis!

The Boston Water Taxi stops right at Lovejoy Wharf, making for a fun seafaring mini-adventure for kids. (Check schedules at www.bostonwatertaxi.com; service should be up and running next week.) Once you hit dry land, snag a coloring book and enjoy homemade mac-and-cheese, chicken fingers, and brownies (parents can slurp bivalves from the raw bar). The patio is roomy, and right on the harbor.

50 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston, 617-248-0050, www.alcoveboston.com

The outdoor patio at Bianca.Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Bianca

Why go: Gourmet kids’ food.

Tim and Nancy Cushman (Hojoko, O Ya) run Chestnut Hill’s Bianca, where

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Australia and New Zealand’s travel bubble begins April 18

(CNN) — New Zealand will allow Australians to travel to the country quarantine-free, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a press conference Tuesday, April 6.

The travel bubble is set to begin on Sunday, April 18 at 11:59 pm, Ardern added. Australia has allowed New Zealand travelers to enter without quarantine, and New Zealand is now following suit.

“This is an important step forward in our Covid response and represents an arrangement I do not believe we have seen in any other part of the world. That is, safely opening up international travel to another country while continuing to pursue

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