2.9 min readBy Published On: June 17th, 2022Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – June 17th

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

The Ashmont Block Party

Mix and mingle with friends and neighbors on Saturday June 18th from 1-5pm at All Saints Church 209 Ashmont Street. Bring the whole family to participate in kid friendly activities like face painters, ballon animals, Jenga and Corn Hole. Vendors selling Dorchester swag include American Provisions, Modern Art Party and Afro Bag Lady! There will be food trucks, live entertainment and Dorchester Brewing is hosting a pop up beer garden!

Juneteenth Boston Celebrations

Here are some Juneteenth celebrations happening in Boston this weekend. You can learn more 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? 

Dear old dad

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th!  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 Also there’s nothing like spending quality time with your dad and Dorchester is filled with plenty of spots for a Father’s Day experience! 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! 

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!

Father’s Day at The Industry

The Industry is offering a special meal for dear old dad! See below!

Participate in the Boston Waterfront 5K

The Boston Waterfront 5K is Boston’s most unique 5K course with over a mile of running along the water, a fantastic post-race celebration with music, a beer garden, pizza, and more. This fun event takes place on Saturday, June 18th at 10am!  You can learn more here! 

Juneteenth Celebration at Dorchester Brewing Co.

To celebrate the day of Freedom on Juneteenth, Dorchester Brewing Company will be celebrating all day long with a special Juneteenth beer release. They will also be hosting Ericka’s Cooling Rack, a black owned local cookie vendor and Emerald City Plant succulents 2-6pm.

Cookies for Dad

Dad would love some cookies for Top Shelf Cookies! Pick up a dozen or two! You can learn more here! 

New Summer Cocktails to Try at Yellow Door

Yellow Door just revealed a colorful and flavor-packed array of new drinks to join its cocktail list! The new summer cocktail list is live in South End & Dorchester!

Outdoor Dining in the Neighborhood

With these warmer temps this weekend, it’s a perfect excuse to enjoy some cocktails and food al fresco!  Check out our roundup of outdoor patios that are open in the neighborhood.

Check back as this list may be updated.

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