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Weekend Picks – July 16th

National Ice Cream Day

Warmer temps and longer days, call for a trip to your local neighborhood ice cream shop! It’s National Ice Cream Day so let’s celebrate in the neighborhood! We’ve rounded up our favorite ice cream shops in Dorchester!  

Ashmont Farmers Market

The Ashmont Farmers Market will be opening July 16th from 3pm to 7pm.  “In 2020, over 500 people interacted with our market vendors each week with many more passers-by and we’re expecting even greater things in 2021.” The AFM holds a special place in the heart of our neighborhood by providing families access to fresh food from local vendors. You can learn more here! 

Drag Brunch at Blend

Get your tickets to Blend’s monthly drag brunch on Sunday, July 18th – Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch & Munch! Join your host Mizery and all her best girls friends plus special surprise guest! It’ll be a Sunday full of shows, brunch, signature drinks and lots of fun! Starts at 11am and tickets are $20. You can get your tickets here! 

TRILLFIT Cardio Dance Class at Carson Beach

Grab a friend and get outside for a *free* TRILLFIT Cardio Dance class with stunning views of Boston Harbor! Enjoy TRILLFIT’s signature dance class blends Beyonce-worthy choreography with multiple rounds of HIIT to sweat your way to a tighter, more toned body. Classes are free, but require advanced registration. Sneakers Required. All levels welcome. Meet near Carson Beach at the Ed McCormack Bathhouse. Get the details here! 

Patio Tea Dance at bar

Sundays are for Tea – and the 90’s this week at bar! 4pm-8pm on Sunday July 18th at dbar! 

Take an Island Adventure

Explore Lovells Island – this requires two boat rides – the ferry to Georges Island plus a short (and free) boat ride to Lovells.  Walk the slightly spooky island (very much MidSommar vibes) and check out the ruins of an old military fort, great views of the city and you’ll be out in the fresh air! You can book your ferry ride here! 

Summer Fridays

First Parish Dorchester is presenting a free weekly summertime celebration of community + culture on Fridays from 6pm-9pm – June 11 – September 10. Expect picnicking, kids activities and live music! This week’s musical guest is jazz vocalist Gordan Michaels! 

Lionheart Confections at Reign Drink Lab

On Saturday and Sunday starting at 9am, Lionheart Confections will be selling their delicious doughnuts until they sell out at Reign Drink Lab! Get ’em before they’re gone! No pre-order necessary, just show up and grab your doughnuts along with an iced coffee or two! Doughnuts are limited to a dozen per guest.

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! 

Dock + Dine

If you’re lucky enough to have a boat – or a friend with a boat – head to Venezia for some delicious Italian food to go via their dock. Order via their website and pick up via their dock!  Pasta always tastes better on a boat!

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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.