2.6 min readBy Published On: June 16th, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – June 16th

And it’s a long weekend! Juneteenth is celebrated on Monday. Learn the history of Juneteenth here! 

Dear Old Dad – Father’s Day Gift Guide 

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th!  Here’s a roundup of gift ideas for dear old dad – and you won’t even have to leave the neighborhood to get them.  #shoplocal Check out our guide here!

Get your dance shoes ready! 

It’s the return of the annual Donna Summer Disco event on Friday, June 16th from 5pm-9pm at City Hall Plaza! Boston-born disco legend Donna Summer was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a five-time Grammy winner, and sold over 140 million records worldwide. She was born in Dorchester and was raised in Mission Hill before rising to stardom in the 1970s. She passed away at the age of 62 years old on May 17, 2012. This annual event honors her life and celebrates her music and legacy in Boston!

Let’s Celebrate National Lobster Day!

Let’s Celebrate National Lobster Day all weekend! Order up the classic lobster roll! Check out our roundup! 

City of Boston Free Outdoor Fitness Series

Get moving!  The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) are pleased to announce the 2022 Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The series will offer free weekly classes both virtually and in 18 City of Boston parks from June 5 to October 1.  The series offers Yoga, Barre, Dance Fit, HIIT, Family Fitness, ZUMBA,  Strength Training, Afrobeats, POUND, Walking Group, and Strength Training! You can learn more here! 

Let’s Watch some Soccer at the Polish American Club

Come cheer on Poland on Friday at 2:45pm and then again on Tuesday at 2:45pm at the Polish American Club!

Pick Some Strawberries

Looking to take a day trip? You can pick your own strawberries at Ward’s Berry FarmA PYO pint starts at $6.

Free Admission to ICA on Juneteenth

Free tickets are required for museum admission and will be available to reserve beginning on Sunday, June 18 at 10 AM. Free, timed tickets are required for the ICA Water Shuttle, bringing visitors to the ICA Watershed, and tickets will be available on Sunday, June 18 at 10 AM. Plus, there will be special Juneteenth activities and events.  You can learn more here! 

Karaoke at dbar

Friday Night at dbar! Come unwind after a long work week with a martini or two! Then get ready to sing your hearts out at Pop Rocks Karaoke with VJ Ryan Grow! Show starts at 10!

Free Class for Dad at the Backyahd

This Father’s Day, bring your Dad (or a father figure in your life) to class, on Backyahd.

✅ Any class on Sunday, June 18!
✅ Sign up by having your Dad create an account with Backyahd and send them an email with the info and which class you will be attending together.

Juneteenth Boston Celebrations

Here are some Juneteenth celebrations happening in Boston this weekend.

Here are some happening in the Dorchester area! 


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