Boston Lights – A Lantern Experience
The wildly popular “Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience” is back at Franklin Park Zoo for its third year! Guests can expect to see more than 55 large scale displays comprised of hundreds of colorful lanterns. Highlights include scenes from the rainforest, ocean displays with creatures of the deep, glowing corridors of lotus and bamboo, traditional Asian lanterns and a 66-foot long rose corridor. New this year is a colossal 82-foot-long octopus tunnel with eyes that open and tentacles that change color! Get the details here!
Free Tasting at American Provisions
Enjoy a free tasting from Wandering Barman on Saturday from 2pm-4pm. Beat the heat with some chilly bottled cocktails, good music, and AC.
Salsa Dance Party
City of Boston Salsa Dance Party: On Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a salsa dance party on City Hall Plaza! DJ Big O (Instagram: @djbigo1) will be playing salsa music and Salsa y Control will be providing dance lessons.
Frozen Drink Szn
This summer has been a scorcher and this week has been no different! 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 our roundup here!
Happy 6th Birthday, Dorchester Brewing Co.
Celebrate Dorchester Brewing Co. on Saturday, July 30th! There will be a variety of local Dorchester vendors to help us celebrate the day including:
- ALL DAY: Anniversary IPA beer release
- 11:30-10pm: M&M BBQ is serving up a special sandwich using BBQ sauce made with DBco beer!
- 12pm-4pm: DJ’s Market will be selling desserts. The first 100 guests will receive a free birthday cupcake
- 1pm-6pm: Paint N’ Pour w/ Rahim Pop-Up. Purchase or Pour your very own acrylic drip painting!
- 2pm-8pm: Candle Lux Pop-Up
- 6pm-10:30pm: DJ Ryan Price will be playing a set upstairs in the Hopservatory
Hip Hop Brunch at Lucy’s
On Saturday from 10am-3pm enjoy a Hip Hop Brunch at Lucy’s featuring brunch and cocktail specials!
Cedar Grove Gardens Flash Sale
Cedar Grove Gardens is having a sale from July 28th – July 31st! Enjoy up to 50% off Annuals, Perennials, Decorative Garden Figurines plus 50% all fresh flower deliveries and more!
Burgers + Bloodys at Brunch at 224
Enjoy Brunch on on Saturdays and Sundays at 224 Boston Street from 10-3. The patio is open too! Check out their brunch menu here!Here are some more brunch options in the neighborhood!
Local Farmers Markets
The Ashmont Farmers Market is open from 3pm to 7pm. On Saturday from 11am-2pm stop by Codman Square Park for the Codman Square Farmers Market. Shop fresh produce, local vendors, activities and more!
Play Roc-K-eno at The Industry
On Saturday nights from 8pm-12am take part in Roc-K-eno at The Industry with DJ Jim – numbers on the Keno card are replaced with your favorite songs! Enjoy some cocktails and snacks while you play along! You can get the details here!
Free Workouts on Sunday
Backyahd in South Bay offers a free outdoor HIIT class on Sundays at 10:30am on the turf in front of Nike. TrillFIT and Boston Harbor Now offers a free dance class on Sunday’s from 10am-11am. 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 McCormack Bathhouse. Get the details here!
$5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys
Lower Mills Tavern offers $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys during brunch on Saturday and Sundays 10am – 3pm. Comes in flavors like pineapple, pink guava, honey rose, blueberry, cherry, raspberry and cranberry! How awesome is that? Also enjoy live music on Saturday night starting 7:30pm!
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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