From Yoga to Beer tastings and Pride Week to the Best Grilling in Boston here's what you need to do in June!!!Read More
HAPPY JULY 4TH!!
It's America's Birthday and we are going to celebrate!! Here is the @BostonAttitude list of what to do around Boston this weekend. Have a Safe and Happy July 4th!! Let's Pray for god weather!!
Thursday, July 3rd
What better way to celebrate America's Birthday then with a Samuel Adams Tap Take over and Live Music in Boston's Faneuil Hall.
Enter to win prizes, Sample some great beers!! Use the Hashtag #RedWhiteandBrew
Live Music by The Beat Drops
On Thursday starting at 9:00pm
This is a free event and 21+ Only (first come, first admitted)
On July 3, the MMM will roll into Cambridge for free tastings from 2 pm - 8 pm (corner of Massachusetts Ave and Holyoke, Harvard Square). Visitors will have the opportunity to compose their own palette of Dijon flavors, compare tastes, and choose their favorite(s).
From 6pm on, stop by to enjoy complimentary mustard-inspired gourmet bites prepared by award-winning Chef Raymond Ost of Sandrine’s Bistro, while supplies last.
The 33rd annual Boston Harborfest will have everything from Walking Tours to Revolutionary-era historical reenactments.
Go sailing aboard a Tall Ship in Boston Harbor!! Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships has an exciting schedule during Boston Harborfest.
Price: Adults: ($35 - 40)
Children: ($19 - $24)
Dinner & Fireworks
ArtBar 40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge
Get your before fireworks eats on at this great East Cambridge Hot Spot, Then take a short walk down the Charles River to many great spots to catch the fireworks
Dante 40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge
Dante is hosting a Italian American Five Course Beer Dinner, the dinner will feature pairings from Mayflower Brewing Company for each course
Friday, July 4th
Boston July 4th Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ***NOW ON JULY 3rd
See the Boston.Com update here
Nothing says July 4th more than waving an American Flag to the sounds of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under the direction of Keith Lockhart, playing the now classic Independence Day rendition of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with real Cannons and Live Church Bell on the banks of the Charles River. Then capped off with the American Flag Drop and one of the County's best Firework displays.
If you can't make it to this event, tune to Boston 4 Productions (B4) and CBS Boston's WBZ-TV for live coverage
For all information on this event go to www.july4th.org
Use hashtag #BostonJuly4th on all your Social Media
Time Line for Friday, July 4th Concert and Fireworks
- 12:00p Recorded music begins in Boston
- 4:30p Recorded music begins in Cambridge
- 7:00p WBZ News Radio AM 1030 broadcast begins
- 8:00p Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular broadcast begins on WBZ-TV Boston and WCRB 99.5 FM broadcast begins
- 8:30p Concert begins
- 10:30p Fireworks begin
- 11:00p Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends
Safety, Parking, Traffic and Event info:
Massachusetts State Police Update on Security Measures for the July 3 & 4 events on the Esplanade. Including: Prohibited Items, Road Closures, Boating Guidelines and Access Points.
The Massachusetts State Police again have established a dedicated Text-A-Tip line for
this year’s July 3 and 4 celebration on the Esplanade in Boston. Twitter: @MassStatePolice
The MBTA is Free after 9:30pm on July 4th, Here is all the complete MBTA service schedule for July 4th
Where: Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
When: Friday, July 4th, 5-9pm
3rd Annual Independence Day Pig Roast at the Terrace at Fairmont Battery Wharf.
Spend the day on the waterfront at the Fairmont Battery Wharf, See the anual voyage of the Constitution "Old Iron Sides" and sit back and celebrate Americas Birthday with a Pig Roast
Time: 12 - 10pm
Enjoy an elegant evening with a special menu and the view of Boston from Top of the Hub.
This event is tickets only.
They are $250.00 per person.
Spending the evening on Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston with great skyline veiws of Boston and bountiful Buffet and DJ entertainment.
Boarding: 7:30pm | Cruising: 8:00 - 11:00pm
Price: from $92.90 per person*
Saturday, July 5th
"Join The Uncharted Revolution!" Scavenger Hunt (July 5th & 6th) by Boston Uncharted
Win a Benjamin or Jackson at this fun scavenger hunt by Boston Uncharted, Happening Saturday and Sunday, July 5 - 6
Location: Boston Common 131 Tremont St.
Time: 10:00am -1:00pm
Summer Drink Special Alert
The Red Lotus Blossoms at Haru
Haru debuts a lychee-based $7.50 cocktail for summer
2 oz. peach vodka
1 oz. cranberry juice
.5 oz. lychee syrup
1 lime wedge
lychee for garnish
Enjoy the weekend!!
Caribbean Food in the South End, Dancing in the Streets of Cambridge, Free Yoga in East Boston and more...
Cruise in Boston Harbor to the 80's (Friday, June 27th)
On Friday, June 27th join Mix104.1 aboard the Spirit of Boston for Dinner and Dancing to the 80's with host Downtown Kennedy. Dress in your best 80's gear and extra point if you're rocking a mullet. Don't forget to use #80sSpiritCruise on all your social media.
Board: at 6:00pm
Cruise: 7:00 -10:00pm
The 2nd Annual Boston JerkFest™ + Rum & Brew Tasting in the South End is this Saturday, Jun 28!! Boston JerkFest is Caribbean style food festival that features Jamaican jerk spiced food and all things spicy and hot!! Plus live entertainment, music and a rum & brew tasting!!
Event Time: Saturday, June 28, from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Get your tickets here EventBrite
Cambridge City Dance Party (Friday, June 27th)
This Friday June 27, join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors and dance in streets of Cambridge in the heart of Central Square. Portions of the streets between Inman and Bigelow will be closed to traffic from 7 -11pm.
This event is FREE and open to the public
More info: Contact Maryellen Carvello @ 617-349-4301
Dogfish Head Brewing Beer Dinner at the Merchant on (Sunday, June 29)
On Sunday join Sam Calagione, Founder and President of Dogfish Head as he hosts a fantastic Beer Dinner at The Merchant in Boston. This 4 course and 4 Beer dinner is a great way to end your weekend.
The Beers: Festina Peche, Spruce Beer, Bitches Brew and Rosabi
Sign up for this event on Eventbrite
A Donation is being made to Nature Conservancy in the Spirit of the Movable Feast Event.
Each Guest will receive a complementary: Hat, Glass an Coozie
On Sunday make your way to East Boston and wrap your weekend with FREE Yoga in Piers Park hosted by Jamie Cholette of RE/MAX Leading Edge and Corepower Yoga from 6 -7pm. (Please arrive 15 minutes early) This class is for all levels.
Follow them on twitter: @CorePowerYoga
Some Fun things to do on the Charles River.
As a native Bostonian I am always looking for fun things to do in the and around the City. I recently went down to the Charles River one Sunday afternoon and saw so many activity's to do I thought I would share a few with you.
Have you tried sailing with the nation's oldest, continuously running public sailing center yet? Check out the Community Boating on the Charles. They have programs for everyone, adults and youth alike. Take a look at the event calender and check them out this summer.
Rent a Canoe or Kayak, or Paddle Board or even take a Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Class SUP YOGA!! Yes I said Paddle Board Yoga. Now that is Yoga on the Water!!
They have 5 rental locations and offer classes and tours and more.
Follow them on Twitter: @PaddleBoston
My @BostonAttitude Picks for this weekend June 13 - 15
Go Sailing in Boston Harbor!!!
Come Sail Away Now: Set sail aboard the Tupelo Honey with Captain Don and 11 of your BFF's, where you can enjoy Boston's Skyline from the Harbor. This is the perfect gift for Father's Day or any special event! You can book this charter for a Romantic evening for two, Birthday Party, Team Building Events and more.
Check out Come Sail Away Now this Summer!!!
Follow on Twitter at @Captain__Don
Contact Info: Here
Drink Local Beer
3rd Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest: (Friday, June 13 - Saturday, June 14)
This 3 session Brewfest is happening at the Armory in Somerville. Sample local brews and check out the special Friday night home brew showcase.
Session Times: Friday, June 13, 2014, 6:30 - 9:30pm (plus Homebrew Showcase)
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 3:00 - 6:00pm
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Follow @bostonlocalfood and use the event hash tag #HyperLocalBrew
Get your Tickets on EventBrite
Music & Food Trucks
Fork in the Road Food Truck Festival: (Saturday, June 14) The First ever Fork in the Road Food Truck Festival is happening this Saturday at the Blue Hill Bank Pavilion (290 Northern Ave.)
This festival will feature at least 15 of Boston's most popular Food Trucks and live music on the main stage. Boston's own Harpoon Brewery will bring the Beer!! Harpoon IPA, Harpoon IPA, UFO White, and UFO The Big Squeeze Shandy.
This event is Rain or Shine and the Weather is looking good as of today.
Admission is $15.00 and Kid under 12 are Free
Food Truck Menu Items cost $4 -10
Hang out with Big Papi
David Ortiz Children's Fund Gala: (Sunday, June 15) Join Boston's most lovable DH and 2013 World Series MVP, David Ortiz!! This Big League Gala is taking place this Sunday, Father's Day at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel (776 Boylston Street) All proceeds benefit the David Ortiz Children's Fund.
Time: 6:30 -10:00pm
Find out more information about the David Ortiz Children's Fund at this Link
Boston Pride Festival: The 44th annual Boston Pride Festival is Saturday June 14th from 12 - 6pm rain or shine. The Festival is located at Boston's City Hall Plaza. Check out over 130 vendors, live entertainment and the food and beverage with a 21+ Lounge for alcoholic beverages
The Parade starts in Copley Sq and end sat City Hall Plaza. See route here
Here is the Entertainment Line-up
Follow @BostonPride on Twitter for more information
Check out some Asian Culture
35th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival: This Saturday and Sunday June 14 -15 the Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival takes place along the Charles River.
Saturday is the Race only but Sunday adds Asian Arts, Food and Cultural Performances
Check out the Race Line up here
Tap Dance in Harvard Square
Class Acts: An evening of Tap Dance is happening Sunday June 15!! This Ode to the 1920's and 30's will be having you experiencing the days of hidden speakeasy's and Fred Astaire. With sound tracks from legendary performers like Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman.
Venue: Oberon 2 Arrow Street Cambridge, MA
Conceived & Directed by Ryan P. Casey.
My Weekend picks!!! What to do in Boston!!! June 6 -8
Travel around Boston Harbor with a tap of a button!!!
MFA First Fridays is on the first Friday of each month from 6:00–9:30 pm. This MFA First Fridays: Season of Color ~ Sip colorful cocktails and enjoy music with friends as you gear up for Pride Week during the MFA’s Season of Color. Stop in for fine art, music, and a cash bars featuring signature cocktails, and delicious tapas available for purchase.
On Saturday June 7,The Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with Grand Marshall, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh!! Noon to 4pm on Lansdowne Street.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the event if available.
The Somerville Food Truck Festival at Assembly Row is on Saturday, June 7th with a line up of 22 of the most popular food trucks in town. 11am - 4pm
Also at this event is ASSEMBLED, The Handmade Arts Market will showcase arts and crafts by local Somerville artists, Etsy artists, and some of New England’s top creative talents!
ASSEMBLED is an ongoing event happening every Saturdays, June 7 - September 13
Location: Assembly Row, corner of Grand Union Boulevard and Foley Street
Coolidge Corner Arts Festival is Saturday June 7, 10am - 6pm!! Spend the day with over 75 artists at the Coolidge Corner Arts Festival located on the grounds of the Devotion School, in Brookline
On Sunday June 8, Get your Yoga on for a great cause at Fenway Park with The 2014 FenwaYoga to Benefit the Red Sox Foundation. The classes will begin Tentatively at 9am and 10:30am
The 2014 Boston Bacon and Beer Festival Presented by: Eat Boston and The Fenway has been postponed, Check your e-mail if you bought a ticket. I will keep you updated with a post when I hear more.
Have a great weekend!!!
Fun Festivals in and around Boston this Summer
Somerville Food Truck Festival (June 7, 2014)
The Somerville Food Truck Festival at Assembly Row is on Saturday, June 7th with a line up of 22 of the most popular food trucks in town. For more information check out my May 16th post about this event at this link. Tickets are $5 cash only and children under 12 are free.
Location: Assembly Row, Somerville
17th Annual Chefs in Shorts (June 20, 2014)
The 17th Annual Chefs in Shorts event is taking place June 20th at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center. This summer-in-the-city barbecue will host some of the best local chefs for a tasteful and exciting grill-off.
Tickets are $80 per person (non-refundable), which includes complimentary beer, wine and tastings.
Time: 7:00 -9:30pm
Location: Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
This event is 21+
Boston JerkFest (June 28, 2014 )
Boston JerkFest is June 28, and is a family friendly event in the South End with Caribbean style food that features Jamaican jerk spiced food!! This event will also have live music and a featured Rum & Brew Tasting! For more information follow them on Twitter at @bostonjerkfest use the hashtag #BostonJerkfest
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Tickets: Spice up the South End!!
95th Annual Saint Anthony's Feast (August 29 - 31, 2014)
In Boston you know the end of summer brings the "Feast of All Feasts" Saint Anthony's Feast. Located in Boston's Historic North End, This year the 95th annual Feast is Happening August 29-31, 2014. Sample some Street Eats from 100 Push Carts with sausage peppers & onion, quahogs, calamari, pizza, pasta, zeppole, cannoli and gelato. Plenty of live entertainment + the famous parade and more happening every day of the three day period.
- The 7th annual American Craft Beer Festival is this weekend!! Featuring 640+ craft beers from 140+ American brewers. It is the largest American Craft beer celebration on the east coast and it is happening here in Boston. 3 Sessions on (Friday &Saturday)
Location: Seaport World Trade Center (200 Seaport Blvd in Boston)
- Uncorked at Franklin Park Zoo is this Saturday, May 31!! This fist annual wine tasting offers sips from Naked Grape, Bare Foot Wines, Stray Dog Wines and more.
Kegs of Pickles and Beers
SoonSpoon and Opus Affair have a couple of kegs of pickles from the folks at Grillo's Pickles and get this, they want to share them with you.. + some beer from the tap lines at Tupelo in Cambridge!! All going down this this Saturday 4 -6pm!! 21+
Check out this great event and get your tickets on EventBrite!!
- On Saturday Head to Fenway Park and try on some Red Sox Bling!! Fans can try on the '04, '07 AND '13 World Series Rings . Wally and the World Series Trophy's will also be available for photo's
- CREATE is a celebration of art, food, and drink by Chef Louis DiBicarri of Tavern Road , happening this Sunday, June 1 with some of the city's best Upcoming Artists, Chefs and Bartenders!! This event will be one not to miss.
- 29th Annual AIDS Walk & Run is this Sunday , June 1, beginning and ending at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on Boston's Charles River Esplanade. Follow them on twitter at @AIDSWalkBoston
- Check out the Street Performer Spring Showcase in Faneuil Hall Marketplace this Saturday & Sunday !! 11 am - 5pm
Have a great weekend!!!
Here is my list of events and fun things to do in Boston this weekend May 22 - May 26
- Boston Calling Music Festival: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 23, 24 & 25 is a three-day two-stage music festival happening on Boston's City Hall Plaza. This event features some of the best and biggest live music acts.
- Comedian Bobby Slayton is at Laugh Boston (425 Summer Street) May 22 - 24
- Goorin Bros. is hosting a three-day sample sale in Boston from Thursday, May 22 through Saturday, May 24 at Knight Moves Café. Facebook event information here
- Check out the Rooftop at Revere Hotel, With 16000 sq ft. of alfresco space with spectacular city views from seven story's above Boston.
- LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston, Opens Friday May 23, located at Assembly Row, Somerville.
- Go the Cape: CapeFLYER runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day! Check out schedules and fares here
Monday Memorial Day May 26,
- Start your Holiday off with a Texas Breakfast by Soon Spoon + Opus Affair at Cuisine en Locale (156 Highland, Somerville, MA) This breakfast will include favorites such as
Corn flour sopes with creamy jalapeño dip and avocado.
Two breakfast tacos: one bacon, egg, and cheese and one traditional migas.
Chips and homemade salsa.
Rice and pit beans.
Bottomless cold brewed coffee.
Monday Memorial Day
- Museum of Fine Arts Memorial Day Open House: Celebrate a “Season of Color in the Americas” and visit the Museum for a free, fun-filled day of vibrant activities your whole family.
- Boston Harbor Islands Memorial Day Sail: Step aboard the Schooner Adirondack III for a three hour picnic excursion to explore the Boston Harbor Islands by sail on Memorial Day. Check out more great sailing from Classic Harbor Line here
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!
If you love Food Truck Events like I do, here is a chance to try some new food trucks, check out a great handmade arts market, and check out the new shops and restaurants at the up and coming Assembly Row in Somerville.
The Somerville Food Truck Festival at Assembly Row is on Saturday, June 7th with a line up of 22 of the most popular food trucks in town. This event is happening for the kick off of the 2014 ASSEMBLED: The Handmade Arts Market at Assembly Row.
The event will have Food Trucks, Beer, and Music along with Handmade Arts, and will run from 11 AM – 4 PM
Participating trucks in the Somerville Food Truck Festival include:
Frozen Hoagies Sweet Tomatoes
Fugu Trolley Dogs
Gabi’s Smoke Shack Uyghur Kitchen
For more great Food Truck Events, Take a look at Food Truck Festivals of New England