See and Do

Weekend Picks – June 19th

Great outdoors

Phase 2 is upon us and here’s a running list of outdoor dining spots in South Boston and Dorchester!  Some new additions too! Here are some helpful hints to consider before you head out!

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is Sunday!  (Seriously, it is…)  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

Poetry as Protest

Boston Parks and Recreation are hosting a Juneteenth “Poetry as Protest” event on Friday, June 19th at 7pm. You’re invited for a night of poetry and conversation on Juneteenth with Dr. Malcolm Tariq. Malcolm will read from his stunning debut Heed the Hollow. This event will serve as the inaugural poetry reading in a new series “Poetry As Protest” from the Royall House and Slave Quarters. This event is held in collaboration with the Shaw 54th Memorial Restoration committee that includes partners; Museum of African American History, National Parks Service, Friends of the Public Garden, and the City of Boston.  This event is virtual and you can register here. 

The Other Boston

Our friends at The Other Boston has some sweet new merchandise including the Boston Proper Tee to purchase for $25!  You can place your order here! 

Hand-painted Flower Pots

Artists from the Dorchester Art Project have been selected to customize and paint sets of window boxes, planters, pots, and birdhouses with original artwork. If you are a resident of Dorchester, Roxbury, or the South End and would like a beautiful hand-painted planting pot in your home, you can enter for chance to win here! There are 90 winning slots!  You can learn more about this by visiting DAP instagram

Fester – the corpse flower – is ready to bloom!

The plant measures 4-feet tall and can be seen on display in the Outback Trail section of Franklin Park Zoo. Corpse flower blooms are a unique and rare experience – these exotic flowers will often go many years between blooms, which last for only 24 – 48 hours! Fester previously bloomed in 2012 and 2014. You can check on updates by visiting here!

Black on Black Bartending 

Boston Black Bartending is celebrating Juneteenth with some signature cocktails.  From Joe’s Classic Rum Punch to Nipsey Blue Long Island Iced Tea. DM on Instagram order and to arrange for delivery/pick up.

Virtual Bootcamp via Savin Hill Fitness

Start of your Saturday with a workout! This simple but effective and challenging Bootcamp class you can participate in from your own home! No equipment needed, all levels are welcome.  You can learn more here!

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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.