Get Dirty & Give Back
The Boston Food Forest Coalition is seeking community volunteers for its Uphams Corner Community Workday. Garden help is needed with weeding, harvesting and tending to plants Saturday from 11am to 1pm at 11A Everett Ave. in Dorchester.
Sofar Sounds Backyard Concert July 29
These pop-up, intimate backyard concerts are making an appearance in Dorchester this Saturday. The secret location is revealed 36 hours before the event. Tickets are $27 each and you can BYOB. Get the details.
Culture Night at Seaport Blvd.
This fun event, located at 88 Seaport Boulevard, will take place on Friday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The event will occur during the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 114th National Convention. Attendees will enjoy live music by the following artists: KEI, Sheila Del Bosque, Gogo, Saraphym, Dom the Composer, Tricia Reed, and headliner Stout. All community members are invited to enjoy food, vendors, and network at the free event.
Intro to Pole at Gilded Studio July 28
Instructor Jessica Chernicki will take first-timers through walks, grips, spins, and transitions to learn the foundation of pole dance. Open to all bodies and abilities. Details and registration here.
Puerto Rican Festival
This three-day fest in Franklin Park has it all! Live music, crafts, cooking workshops and lots of food! The Annual Puerto Rican Parade takes place on Saturday as part of the event. You can get the full details here!
Get Your Sully’s To-Go
With August around the corner, there’s a limited time left to enjoy a fried fish sandwich from Sullivan’s in Southie. Although their outdoor dining is currently closed due to aggressive seagull behavior, you can still support the business by grabbing your order to go.
Bring the family down to Neponset Park for a day of free outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, environmental exhibits, food and ice cream trucks and more. 9am to 1pm on Sunday, July 30.
Close Out Shark Week
Celebrate surviving with a case of ice-cold Shark Tracker from Cisco, available at many local liquor stores including Morrissey Boulevard Wine & Liquor. If you’re looking for more thrill than chill, catch the last few showings of Jaws playing on the big screen at the New England Aquarium through Saturday.
Frozen Drink SZN
This summer has been a scorcher! Cool off with these fun frozen drinks found around the neighborhood to help you stay cool all summer long! They’re fruity, funky, and frozen! Check out Reagan’s roundup!
Pickup Soccer at Kroc July 30
If watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup has got you itching to get out on the field, Volo Boston is hosting a 7v7 co-ed pickup game at Kroc turf this Sunday at 4pm. Open to all levels but limited to the first 22 players. Get the details and register 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 are welcome. Meet near Carson Beach at the McCormack Bathhouse. Get the details here!
Give in to Barbenheimer
If you’ve been avoiding the craze so far, this weekend is a good time to head over to AMC South Bay and beat the rain and heat. Weekend tickets for both Barbie and Oppenheimer are looking limited, so get those seats reserved.
Outdoor Summertime Music in the Neighborhood
Enjoy the summer breeze as you listen to live music all over Boston this summer! Check out the roundup here, including a performance by River of Dreams (Billy Joel Tribute) on Wednesday, August 2, 7:00 p.m. at Dorchester Park!
Bird is the Word – Let’s do some birdwatching in the neighborhood!
Nothing thrills me more than hearing a cardinal out my window. Its cheerful singing draws me to the window to look around and spot the red bird in a tree. Think birdwatching is boring? Think again! And finding birds beyond a pigeon and a common sparrow just takes looking out your window or a walk around the block. The Boston Public Library (Grove Hall Branch) makes birdwatching a snap with their BirdWatching Kit! The kit contains binoculars, maps (created by the Mass Audobon) and a field guide. You can also reserve a kit at these locations too! Here’s our City BirdWatching Guide too!
Check back as this list may be updated!