See and Do

Weekend Picks – Fourth of July Edition

Let’s go camping

State campgrounds open for camping season on July 1st.  You can make reservations and lean more here!

Cookout

Having a backyard cookout for the Fourth? The Daily Market can help you with when it comes to the meat you’re grilling. From hot dogs and hamburgers, to sides dishes, the Daily Market has everything from fresh produce to desserts to make your get together perfect!

Red, White and Blue

El Barrio is Offering taco box kits complete with guac, salsa and queso all for $104.99. Add on red, white and blue frozen margaritas! Pre-order online. The Bowery Bar also has a line up of red, white and blue cocktails planned for the holiday weekend that are sure to get you feeling patriotic! Check out their Instagram for details!

Patio time

dbar and 224 Boston have gorgeous patios just in time for the summer! Check it out this week! Here’s our running list of outdoor dining in the neighborhood!

Indoor Dining

Indoor dining more of your thing? . Lucy’s American Tavern, Lower Mills Tavern, The IndustryLandmark Public House and Yellow Door have reopened for business this week.

Nothing Like a BBQ

Nothing says the Fourth like BBQ! Order online or stop in to Dorchester Brewing to feast on M&M BBQ. Reservations recommended but not required. Or head over to Wingz and Tingz on Blue Hill Ave. They have over 50 flavors of wings – we can’t wait to try the sweet pineapple ginger.

Treat Yourself

Chill on Park will be open regular hours and will be offering a cherry Vanilla and Watermelon sherbert, in addition to their regular 32 flavors! Or check out the Ice Creamsmith for a classic ice cream sandwich. 

Social Distance Dash

Cabin fever has set in for all of us, especially with summer upon us! This virtual road race is the perfect opportunity for you to stay active (while remaining socially distant!), and most importantly, support your favorite charity!  You can register here! “Race Day” is anytime between July 2 – July 5. You can run or walk 1 mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, or 26.2 anytime, anywhere to support your cause. Simply track your time and distance on any workout app or watch, screen shot it or take a picture and email it to socialdistancedash@fmpproductions.com!

Take a Ferry to Spectacle

It was announced this week that ferry service to Spectacle Island is back in business for the season. Spectacle Island boasts some of the most magnificent vistas of the Boston skyline and is only a 20-minute ferry ride away from downtown Boston. With ferry services beginning for the summer season from Long Wharf, the island will be open and accessible to visitors.  You can learn more here! 

Celebrate Independence Day with a new virtual tradition

America’s Ship of State, USS Constitution, and the USS Constitution Museum are bringing fun virtual content to your July 4th celebration. From a live 21-gun salute aboard “Old Ironsides” to firing an Alka-Seltzer® cannon in your own yard, there is something for all ages in this online event. Programming on July 4th will be streamed live from USS Constitution‘s Facebook page. Programs will include a special Ship tour with Carl Herzog, the Museum’s Public Historian and host of Historian at Home, and a public trivia contest. Start studying now for your chance to win one of the 21 saluting battery rounds fired from USS ConstitutionYou can learn more 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.