@BostonAttitude July 4th Weekend, Things to do!!


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

Free Boston Duck Boat Rides this weekend July 3  - 5 with Yoplait Greek Yogurt. 

(h/t @BostonDotCom)

The 3rd Annual Samuel Adams Independent Bash at Ned Devine's  #RedWhiteandBrew

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)

Maille Mustard Mobile (MMM)     

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.

Boston HarborFest July 2 -6 

The 33rd annual Boston Harborfest will have everything from Walking Tours to Revolutionary-era historical reenactments. 

Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships 

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 

Photo from @BostonDotCom

Photo from @BostonDotCom


 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:

City of Boston Traffic Advisory for July 4, 2014 Twitter: @NotifyBoston 

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 

Red, White & Ewe Cookout at the Liberty Hotel 

Make your way to the Liberty Hotel for the annual July 4th Red, White and Ewe Lamb Cookout in Conjunction with the American Lamb Board and www.BostonChefs.com 

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

July 4th at Top of the Hub 

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. 

The Liberty Cruise July 4th  

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

Haru • 55 Huntington Avenue • Boston, MA 02199

Haru • 55 Huntington Avenue • Boston, MA 02199

Huru at Huntington Avenue will be offering this summer drink special in the months of July, August and September for just $7.50.

Follow on Twitter at @HaruBoston

Check them out at www.harusushi.com

55 Huntington Avenue • Boston, MA 02199


2 oz. peach vodka

1 oz. cranberry juice

.5 oz. lychee syrup

3 lychees

1 lime wedge

lychee for garnish

Enjoy the weekend!! 

The @BostonAttitude What to do this weekend!! June 27 -29

Caribbean Food in the South End, Dancing in the Streets of Cambridge, Free Yoga in East Boston and more...

  Sailing in the Charles River                                              Photo by John  @BostonAtiitude                                                                  

  Sailing in the Charles River                                              Photo by John  @BostonAtiitude                                                                  

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


Caribbean Food and Rum at the 2nd Annual Boston JerkFest (Saturday)

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 

Location: Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology



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  

FREE YOGA in Piers Park on Sunday

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. 

Community Boating Inc.

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. 

Charles River Canoe & Kayak 

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


What to do around Boston this weekend!! June 13 -15

My @BostonAttitude Picks for this weekend June 13 - 15

Go Sailing in Boston Harbor!!!

Come Sail Away NowSet 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 

Image from  Food Truck Fests NE

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  

Be Yourself

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  

Follow the the Boston Dragon Boat Team at @Boston1Dboat 

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. 

Time 4:00pm

Venue: Oberon 2 Arrow Street Cambridge, MA 

Conceived & Directed by Ryan P. Casey.

The @BostonAttitude What to do this weekend! June 6 - 8

 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.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the event if available.

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

  • 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!!!

5 Fun Festivals not to miss this Summer

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 linkTickets are $5 cash only and children under 12 are free.

Time: 11am-4pm

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+

WGBH Craft Beer Festival 2014  (July 12, 2014)

Celebrate WGBH’s second annual Craft Beer Festival with Local Breweries and Boston's Food Trucks!! They all meet up at the WGBH Studios on July 12th.  

Time: 7 -10pm

Location: WGBH Studios 

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.



My Boston Weekend Plan!! May 30 -June 1

My weekend picks of fun things in and around Boston!!! 

See the full schedule of locations or follow them on Twitter at @NutellaUSA


  • 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!!   


The 2013 World Series Ring!! 

The 2013 World Series Ring!! 


  • 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.




Have a great weekend!!!



What to do Memorial Day Weekend 2014 in Boston

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 BostonOpens 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, 

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.

Massachusetts Military Heroes Garden of Flags                                                                       Photo by @BostonAttitude 

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 


First-Ever Somerville Food Truck Festival

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:

 The Bacon Truck                               M&M BBQ Ribs

Bon Me                                               Makin’ Jamaican

Cameo Macaron                                Munchies Food Truck

Chicken & Rice Guys                         Pasta Pot

Compliments Food Truck                 Pennypackers

The Dining Car                                  Plouf Plouf Gastronomie
Evan’s NY Style Deli                          Roxy’s Grilled Cheese

Frozen Hoagies                                  Sweet Tomatoes

Fugu                                                   Trolley Dogs

Gabi’s Smoke Shack                          Uyghur Kitchen

The Latin Spoon                                Whoo(pie) Wagon

For more great Food Truck Events, Take a look at Food Truck Festivals of New England