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The @BostonAttitude TOP PICKS for the Weekend of July 8 - 10, 2016
It's Friday, the weekend is here and like always we have found some fun things for you to do around Boston.
This week I have searched through many events to put together the BEST picks on what's happening around Boston for you.
Have a great weekend!!
Free Fun Fridays - Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free.
Happy Gilmore at Lawn on D - Crush some Downeast Cider and watch Happy Gilmore on the Big Screen. See this weekends Lawn on D schedule here.
7th Annual World Naked Bike Ride Boston - If you haven't heard Saturday, July 9, 2016 is the World Naked Bike Ride. And if you are wondering? It is exactly what it sounds like. Hundreds will bare what they dare and ride through the streets of Boston and Cambridge. This could be a warning too?
Boozy Brunch with DJ JesseJess at Double Chin - Brunch meets Asian Fusion. Double Chin, a modern Hong Kong Style cafe in Boston's Chinatown will have a live DJ , Bloodys and Mimosas along with some of the most creative brunch items for your dining pleasure.
Racing and Food Truck Festival at Suffolk Downs - Live racing return to Suffolk Downs this weekend with Food Trucks, Bounce Houses and plenty of fun for the whole family.
Epic Silence Dance Party - A floating dance party is happening in Boston, this Saturday. Meet up at Fountain outside the Park Street T Stop at 8:45 and dance your way around Boston. ****DUE TO RAIN FORECASTED THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 23RD.
JP Porchfest - The 3rd annual Jamaica Plain Porchfest is this Saturday. Celebrate the porch in JP with music, theatre, dance, spoken storytelling and circus arts.
South End Open Market at INK Block!! - Every Sunday through October Boston has an awesome Open Market with 14 Food Trucks, 20 Farmer's Market 120 Artists and Designers and Sips and Shops brought to you by Boston Calling.
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Here's the 411 of July 4th in Boston!
Happy Birthday America!!
Boston is one of the best places to celebrate the birth of America, After All, we did have a little role in the birth of our great country. Here's our @BostonAttitude TOP PICKS to celebrating July 4th in and around Boston!!
Have a Happy & Safe July 4th!!!
Boston Harborfest - The country's largest 4th of July Celebration with 100s of family activities over a four days period. From the Opening day celebrations to Duck Tours and live entertainment Harborfest has something for the whole family.
The July 3rd/4th at the Hatch Shell /July 4th Spectacular -This year's Boston Pops Firework Spectacular Features Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato. It will be televised on WBZ-TV. See Schedule Below
Davio's Boston Special July 4th Special Menu Items- On July 2 & 3rd Davio's Boston has one hell of a special burger for you to try. It also pairs nicely with their special Sangria.
Cask n' Flagon Marshfield - Check out this all-star July 4th Weekend lineup fit for America's birthday with specials from the bar, kitchen and more...
All American Hot Dogs at Legal Sea Foods Charles Square - July at the Legal Sea Foods in Charles Square is all about the classic American Hot Dog. Stop in this weekend or all of July and grab one.
See the Queen Mary 2 - Queen Mary 2 will be docked in Boston from noon July 4th, docking overnight for our fireworks spectacular and sets sail again Tuesday July 5th.
Other July 4th Celebrations in Massachusetts - Newton, Natick, Needham, Burlington, Lexington, Quincy, Chatham, Springfield.
The Boston Red Sox are playing at home this July 4th Weekend - (See Schedule Here)
The USS Mesa Verde will be docked at the North Jetty in the Boston Seaport - Stop off, take a photo or a tour of this awesome US. Naval Ship
Red White & Ewe at the Liberty Hotel - Celebrate the 4th at the Liberty Hotel with a creative menu of Lamb, Live music and tasty Libations.
5th Annual Sam Adams Independence Day Bash - For the fifth year on the 3rd of July Ned Devine's in Faneuil Hall rocks out with a special night of live music and of course Sam Adams Brew.
Fourth-A-JuLuau at Bukowskis Tavern - Bukowskis in Cambridge’s Inman Square will host a luau-themed celebration in honor of our nation’s fiftieth state. Grass Skirts coconut bras and the Hawaiian Luau Burger + more. An event not to miss.
Coppersmith CountryFest - On July 3rd, Coppersmith will host the first annual “Coppersmith CountryFest,” an all-day party featuring live country music, a special barbecue menu, a cornhole tournament and a mechanical bull that will be onsite from 12pm-4pm for those brave enough to hop on for a ride. Country 102.5FM will be onsite with prizes and giveaways that include tickets to the sold out Kenny Chesney show on August 26th at Gillette Stadium.
River Bar - Throwback to 1996 with looping “Independence Day” sci-fi flick all day with subtitles on their indoor and outdoor HDTVs. Plus, they have created special themed cocktails for the occasion.
The MBTA Schedule for July 4, 2016
Sam Adams Cornhole Tournament at Lawn On D - Grab your best cornhole partner and compete at the Sam Adams Cornhole Tournament. See this event and the whole Lawn on D weekend calendar here.
Donna Summer Roller Disco Party on City Hall Plaza - Celebrate the life of dorchester's own and disco queen Donna Summer with outdoor roller disco party.
Glow in the Park - Eat, drink and play lawn games on the Greenway with Glow on the Park!!
Fort Point Open Studios - Twice each year the artist of Fort point open their studios to the public. This weekend stroll through the Fort Point and experience the art, industry and awesome community.
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp - 30 of the best brewers and Boston's best food trucks all on Boston's City Hall Plaza for a day of suds in the sun.
Joe's Jazz & Blues Festival - The brainchild of Mayor Joe Curtatone, who played trumpet in the Somerville High School Jazz Band, the annual Jazz & Blues Fest will take over Powderhouse park in Somerville.
The 9th Annual Make Music Harvard Square - The Harvard Square Business will be celebrating the summer solstice with the 9th annual Make Music Harvard Square. This FREE live music festival has more than 125 performers on 10 different stages.
SoWa Open Market - Arts and Crafts, Farmers Market, Food Trucks and a Beer & Wine Garden
NE Open Market at Ink Block - The best Artist, designers and Farmers Market, Food Trucks, Adult beverages all happening at INK Block Boston
Celebrate Father's Day at the Franklin Park Zoo - FREE Admission for all Dad's on Father's Day!!
Take Dad to Kane's Handcrafted Donuts for the Ultimate Father's Day Treat!!
The Wilson Farms Strawberry Festival - The 31st annual Strawberry Festival is Free and open to the public with plenty of games prizes and family fun all weekend long.
Pink Wine & Pintxos - Regional tapas and chilled rose will cover the bar at Drink as it transforms into a bustling Spanish tapas bar for one afternoon only.
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Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to summer, the weather is forecast as HOT!! Here's my @bostonattitude picks on what to do this weekend. I hope get out and enjoy it!!
Boston Calling - Boston's city hall plaza turns in to a music festival venue this weekend with three days featuring some of the area's most talented bands and local comedy.
Lightsaber Battle - A massive glowing sword battle in Boston Common to Benefit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts & Rhode Island hosted by the Cats in Space Tour.
Live Music and Cider at Lookout Farms - Enjoy the sounds of Eric Salt & The Electric City at the Lookout Farm tap room along with some awesome local ciders.
Stop off and see 37, 000 Flags on the Boston Common - Stop by and see the Flag Garden this weekend, each of the 37,000 American flags represents a fallen service member from Massachusetts who died in service.
MFA Open House - Free admission for all from 10 am–5 pm on Memorial Day at the Museum of Fine Arts, enjoy exhibitions and programs for and by visitors of all ages.
Memorial Day Weekend at Lawn on D - Now with extended hours stop and enjoy Boston's favorite outdoor space with live music, family friendly activities, local food and beverage and of course the interactive art piece Swing Time".
Saturday is #NationalBurgerDay and Roost Bistro is offering a build your own Burger special for $10.00
Cirque du Soleil - Returning to Boston with the full-scale production of Kurios, enter a world where seeing is believing. Experience mind-blowing circus tricks and amazing acrobatics with costumes that leave you mesmerized. Here in Boston now through July 10, 2016
Heads Up!!! Off-premises sale of alcohol is prohibited in Massachusetts on Memorial Day
It's the first weekend in August and here's my choices on what to do around Boston.
North End Festivals - This weekend August 7 -9 Madonna Della Cava Feast - Food & Entertainment all weekend long in the streets of the North End.
MFA First Fridays - Enjoy Fine Art, Music, Signature Cocktails, Tapas and good vibes at the MFA Boston. 21+ with positive I.D. from 6 -9:30 pm
SoWa First Fridays - Over 60 artists open up their studios for public viewing in the SoWa Artist Guild. Check out the local restaurants and small bushiness of the SoWa district on the first Friday of the Month.
ICA First Fridays - White Hot, the ICA White party with oysters, tunes by DJ Frank White, and samples of UFO White for ICA memenbers.
PorchFest at Lawn on D - Boston's favorite outdoor space will be hosting a full day of local music, food and beverages. PorchFEST is a national moved encouraging local musicians to perform on front porches one day per year.
Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival - Every Saturday through August 29, enjoy a free family-friendly film under the stars at the Shops at the Prudential Center South Garden
Riverside BBQ series #4 - Here's your last chance to get out and enjoy this summer series. This is a pop-up BBQ, music festival and beer fest wrapped up in to one.
It's seem like just last week the last of the snow melted in Boston (OK, it was just last week) but never the less August is here and summer is going fast.
If you haven't been enjoying it, it time to kick things in to high gear and get out and do something fun. Here's my @bostonattitude picks for August. Because before you know it will be Allston Christmas and summer will be over.
July 31 - August 2 - Boston Comic Con with special guest co-creator of Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man and the X-men Stan Lee . The event is happening for three days at the Seaport World Trade Center.
August 2 - The 4th Annual Boston Seafood Festival. Get you tickets for a full day of Seafood at Boston's historic Fish Pier. The event has everything from Food Trucks, Seafood Demos, Oyster Shuck Offs, and YES plenty fresh local seafood to enjoy.
August 3 - FREE Hood Ice Cream Sandwiches - Hood is giving away 10,000 FREE Ice Cream Sandwiches for National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
August 8 - PorchFEST at the Lawn on D - Get over to Boston's favorite outdoor space for a day of local music. PorchFEST is a national moved encouraging local musicians to perform on front porches one day per year.
August 10 - The Brass Union Pairing Series with Aeronuat Brewing Co. Two of Somerville's best come together on the patio of Brass Union for a savory four-course dinner paired with local brews
August 12 - Boston Battle of the Burger - The 4th annual Boston Battle of the Burger with the top 30 local chefs battling out on this amazing grill off.
August 16 - Super Fan Brunch - Back Bay Harry's is hosting a Golden Girls Brunch. This 3-course brunch honoring Blanch, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia has two seating at 11:30am & 1:30pm.
August 16 -21 and again 23 - 28 - Dine Out Boston - Twice a year participating restaurants around Boston will have special lunch and dinner menus available for Dine Out Boston. It's time to try someplace new, Lunch $15/$20/$25 | Dinner $28/$33/$38
August 18 - East Coast vs West Coast Punk Rock Brew Tour 2015 Battle of the Beers - Head over to "The Indo" in Somerville for music, beer and a birthday party!!
August 18 - Team Impact Invades Lawn on D - Team Impact is taking over the Lawn on D for Team IMPACT Summer Fest 2015. Team IMPACT young professional board who's mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life threatening and chronic illness.
August 19 - The Rum Rumble at the Boston Seaport Hotel - It's all going down in august the Rum Rumble where Bostons best bartenders/mixologist will gather at the Seaport World Trade Center to compete for best rum cocktail using Papa's Pilar Rum
August 28 - 30 - The 96th Annual Saint Anthony's Feast - Better know as "the Feast of Feasts" For three days in Boston's Historic North End enjoy music, games, and lots of food. Samples street foods from 100 pushcarts with sausage, peppers & onions, quahogs,calamari, pizza and of course zeppole, cannoli and gelato.
The Swan Boat story dates back to the 1870's, they are one of many thing that make Boston a special place to visit. Everyone should take a little trip around the Boston Public Garden.
Read more about them at Swanboats.com
Here's my @BostonAttitude picks of events you can't afford to miss for the month of May, 2015
Artweek Boston - May 1 - 10 - 125 events happening over 10 days at various locations around Boston.
Celebrate the Kentucky Derby - May 2 - at Darryl's Corner Bar Oak Long Bar or Drink
Somerville Open Studios - May 2 & 3 Local artists will open their homes and yard to display local art.
Pacquiao vs. Mayweather - The Fight everyone has wanted to see - May 2 at McGreevys for the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight, $25 at the door first come first serve.
32nd annual Harvard Square MayFair - Noon -6p - the annual spring time tradition features three stages of music, dance troupes, local food, crafts, a chalk art gallery, street art and entertainment for the whole family.
Cinco de Mayo - May 5th for you gringo's who have no clue. It's like St. Patrick's Day only Mexican. Everyone gets in on it and with lots of Tequila drinking. If margaritas are your thing, Check out my 5 places around Boston to have one.
Boston Bike Party - "Let's be Twinsies" - May 8 - find a bike buddy or 2 or 3 or 4 and double your pleasure and fun. Celebrate the Bike Party turning 2 with a "Let's be Twinsies" ride.
Brass Union host Bully Boy Distillers Dinner - May 13th is "Brass Pairings" Brass Union will team up with the local Roxbury based Bully Boy Distillers for a four-plus-course dinner.
Seaport Sangria Smackdown- May 13 - For $20 per person, guests will enjoy sangria tastings and light hors d’oeuvres; they are encouraged to vote for their favorite sangria, with one restaurant being crowned the Seaport Sangria Smackdown Champion! Some of the participating restaurants include: City Bar, Empire Restaurant and Lounge, Legal Test Kitchen, MC Spiedo, Sam's at Louis, TAMO Bistro & Bar and The Barking Crab.
Samuel Adams American Craft Week Bluegrass & BBQ Party - May 15 - Blue Ribbon BBQ, with homemade sauces made with Samuel Adams beer plus sample Samuel Adams beers, including our Rebel Rouser Double IPA, favorites like Boston Lager and Summer Ale Event space is limited - RSVPs are first come, first serve.
8th annual Paws 4 A Cure walk - May 17 - Join the 8th Annual Paws 4 A Cure Walk on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The mission of Paws 4 A Cure is to provide financial assistance to qualified families throughout the United States who cannot afford veterinary care for their beloved furry family members without our help.
Nicko's Ping Pong Challenge - May 18th - Rob Ninkovich is hosting a celebrity charity Ping Pong Challenge on Monday, May 18 at Blazing Paddles (downstairs of Game On! at Fenway). Confirmed players in the tournament include: Rob Ninkovich, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, JeRod Mayo, Stephen Gostkowski, Danny Amendola, Ray Bourque, Milan Lucic, Teal Bunbury and Charlie Davies
Boston Calling Music Festival - May 22 & 23 &24 - Let's face it, this event is becoming the place to kick of Summer in Boston, and in September the end summer. I meet people every year who travel into town just for this event. Two Stages on City hall plaza with three days of headliners from the music world. Here's the lineup, get your tickets.
Taste of Boston - May 28 - Faneuil Hall Marketplace - Samples the food and flavors that make Boston Wicked Awesome along with some local brew by Sam Adams all to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank.
The 8th annual American Craft Beer Fest - May 29 & 30 - Three sessions to sample 640+ beers from 140+ American brewers. Tickets are going fast, they always do. Don't sit and wait on this one. Tickets
Well here we are, it's April and after the longest, coldest record breaking winter in Boston history, we have some warmer weather and the snow is just about all gone. Here's my events you can't afford to miss this April list.
April 5 - The Tasting room at SIP Wine Bar Easter Brunch pop-up featuring Chef Josh Lewin and Katrina Jazayeri’s of Bread & Salt Hospitality.
April 11 - Verizon Destination Store ‘Grand Opening’ on Boston’s Boylston Street to Feature Appearances by Donnie Wahlberg and Jack & Jack!! I hope to see you at this event!!
April 12 - The 13th annual Taste of South Boston. Who's who in South Boston eateries are on the list. Sample them all with live entertainment, silent auction, beer & wine tasting and a full cash bar.
April 12 - The Boston Lamb Jam - an epic tasting event and competition that brings together 20 of the top chefs from around New England for the honor being named Lamb Jam Boston Champion.
April 13 -Opening Day at Fenway Park - It's a Boston Tradition, Nothing says spring in Boston like the words "Play Ball" Here's the Boston Red Sox 2015 Schedule
April 15 - One Boston Day a day of remembrance of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. This year, Mayor Walsh has declared the day One Boston Day and asks everyone to participate by performing a random act of kindness. What will you do?
April 17 & 18 - The Boston Beer Summit - It's Marathon weekend and if you're not running you are probably drinking "They run, we drink" Why not sample the best beers from 57 breweries
April 17 - 20 - Muppet Madness at the Brattle Theatre - Celebrate the Muppets with all the Muppet classics and a sing a long.
April 20 - Marathon Monday - Maybe you're running maybe you're watching. It's the only event where a million people take the day off to watch other work. Growing up in Boston the Marathon is a special day with lots of memories. The 119th Boston Marathon Route - Event info Watch live http://watchlive.baa.org/
April 20 - Greg Hill Foundation Marathon Party - It's the party to be seen at on Marathon Monday, Enjoy the finish line excitement at the Capitol Grill where your beer of choice that day is Samuel Adams 26.2
April 21 - Get your shine on at the Lorettas last call Moonshine tasting. Sample 4 moonshines with some light appetizers.
April 23- Foundry at Elm hosts Peak Organic Beer - The staff is pouring the Peak Organic line with cocktail specials and beer flights. Beers (Espresso Amber, Ginger Saison, Oak Aged Mocha Stout ** My Favorite, Fresh Cut Draught)
April 24 -25 - Wine Riot 2015 - You and 250 glasses of wine from across the globe to "taste" and enjoy. Hosted at the Castle at Park Plaza.
Celebrate the Discovery Channel's 27th annual Shark Week
Join the Revere Hotel for a week-long celebration that will include a limited-time specialty Eat Like a Shark & Drink Like a Fish menu at Boston's Best Rooftop Lounge
Eat Like a Shark Week menu:
Mahi mahi tacos (pineapple cabbage slaw, mango salsa, 13 for two,)
Seared Tuna Tostado’s (mango salsa, 13)
Salmon roll (shallot dressing, pickled onion, 15)
Oysters on the Half Shell (pickled watermelon and lime, 4 each.)
Sharable fish bowl cocktails:
The Sand Shark (Bombay Sapphire, St. Germaine, peach puree, lemon, splash of Sprite,)
The Tiger Shark (Grey Goose Orange, Chambord, lemon, simple syrup, splash of Prosecco,) and the much anticipated return of the summer sensation that is
Sharknado 2 (Bacardi Pineapple Fusion, Mango Puree, simply syrup, lime, splash of soda.)
Each cocktail is priced at $36 and is meant for sharing between two or more people.
When: Sunday, August 10th - Sunday, August 17th 11am -12am daily.
Where: Revere Hotel Roof Top
Roof Top Cover:
$20 weekday entry fee to rooftop from 11am – 4pm daily, for non-hotel guests
$30 weekend entry fee to rooftop from 11am – 4pm daily, for non-hotel guests
Free entry to rooftop from 5pm – 12am daily, for non-hotel guests