See and Do

Weekend Picks – August 13th

Go for Neponset River Paddle

Enjoy a guided paddle on the Neponset River with a staff member from the Neponset River Watershed Association on Saturday, August 14th from 8am-11am.  You can get the details here! 

Boston Fund for Animals Lemonade Stand

Two local girls have organized an old fashion lemonade stand complete with specialty cookies from Top Shelf Cookies on Saturday, August 14th 11am-2pm at 104 King Street between Train and Neponset.  They will be raising money for their mom who is running the Boston Marathon for the Boston Fund for Animals!

Register for the Boston Triathlon

After a year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Boston Triathlon is back!  On August 28-29, the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon returns to DCR Carson Beach, featuring a weekend of events, open to all! On August 29, the event will feature two main races:  The Olympic Race begins at 6:45 am and is a 1.5K swim, 35K bike, and 10K run. The Sprint Race starts at 9:15 a.m. and features a 750m swim, 17.5K bike, and 3K run.  What if you love to run, but hate to bike and swim? Grab two friends and sign up as a Relay Team!  Or encourage your friends, family or colleagues to join the fun by signing up for the Annual Team Challenge, a great way to experience the Sprint race from start to finish while participating in some friendly competition. You can learn more here! 

Refresh

Celebrate the weekend with some Strawberry-Pineapple Fresca!  This healthy refreshing drink is available at Ripple Cafe and it’s full of summer vibes! You can learn more here! 

Charity Cocktail at The Bowery Bar

Raise your glass! Order an Island Time – made with Silver rum | blue curaçao | pineapple | lime | coconut | cava float from the Bowery Bar and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Leahy Holloran Community Center!

Boston Little Saigon Yard Sale + Cookout

A community yard sale will take place on Saturday, August 14th from 10am-3pm at Town Field Park – 1565 Dorchester Ave. All proceeds will go back to the community for future events and programming. You can donate items by dropping them off at the event or by contacting the Boston Little Saigon Culture District directly to schedule a drop off prior to the event! At 12pm – 4pm there will be a neighborhood cookout! Activities include live music, volleyball, soccer and chess. Children will enjoy face painting and a variety of games. Hosted by the Vietnamese American Community of MA, C-11 Police, All Dorchester Sports and Leadership, and Boston Little Saigon.

Sunday Tea Dance at dbar

Sundays are for tea dances at dbar! Every Sunday on the patio this summer from 4pm-8pm!

Body Moving

The Boston Parks Fitness Series has officially launched and features everything from yoga to dance classes! Totally free, fun, and the perfect excuse to get outside and explore your city. Check out the full schedule here.

Frozen Drink Szn

Warmer temps and sunny days! It’s officially frozen drink season! The Industry and Yellow Door Taqueria has frozen drinks!  Go get some this weekend! 

Take a swim

Is the beach not really your scene? – How about a trip to one of the many public pools in the city! Perfect for some family fun! From swim lessons to lifeguard training – it’s all right here! 

Make a reservation – Dine Out Boston Returns

Dine Out Boston returns August 8th-21st. Enjoy lunch for $15, $20, $25 and dinner for $28,$33 and $38 Participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Each participating restaurant selects one of the three price options. There are a few restaurants in the the neighborhood participating – you can check them out here! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.