3.8 min readBy Published On: May 6th, 2022Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – May 6th

Mother’s Day Neighborhood Gift Guide

Whether you’re buying for your mom, a mom to be, your sister or a friend, here are some gift ideas from local small businesses! Not only will you be picking up something special for your mom, you’ll be supporting our small businesses in the neighborhood. Or maybe treat mom to a meal at a local restaurant for her special day! Check out our guide here. 

Brunch + Dinner at the Industry

Treat mom to brunch or dinner. The Industry has teamed up with Lopez the Florist for Mother’s Day! Each reservation will include a flower arrangement. (Flowers must be ordered by May 6th). Make a reservation here. 

Go Rollerskating!

After a 2-year hiatus, Chez-Vous, the legendary roller rink – has reopened!  You can purchase your tickets for admission here! Cash will not be accepted at the door – no exceptions. You must have a pre-purchased ticket to enter.

Free Admission to the Zoo for Mom

Celebrate mom at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, with free admission for all mothers throughout the day. Bring Mom along with the entire family to either Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo for a memorable day spent discovering all of the incredible animals at each Zoo! Be sure to look for all of the animal moms – at Franklin Park Zoo, meet our western lowland gorilla, pygmy hippo, Baird’s tapir and De Brazza’s monkey families in Gorilla Grove, our all new outdoor gorilla habitat, and the Tropical Forest. At Stone Zoo, be sure to stop by the white-cheeked gibbon exhibit to visit mom Iggy with her family, as well as the reindeer exhibit to visit mom Holly, and her offspring Aiofe. You can get your tickets here! 


Bruins face off against the Hurricanes on Friday at 7:05pm and then again Sunday at 12:30pm.  The Celtics face the Bucks on Saturday at 3:30pm. The Red Sox place the White Sox on Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday at 4:10pm and Sunday at 11:30am.It’s the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at 6:40pm. Here are 9 Places to Watch the games in the Neighborhood!

Dorchester Brewing Co – Mother’s Day Brunch + Flights

On Sunday, May 8th – it’s all about mom at Dorchester Brewing Co. Treat her to brunch and flights on Sunday. @MandMBBQ is offering a special brunch menu to enjoy with DBco flights!

Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

Participate in the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 at 8:00 AM at  Town Field Park, 1520 Dorchester Ave.

7:00 AM (Registration)
8:00 AM (Program)
8:30 AM (Kick off)
11:30 AM (Closing Rally) 

Celebrate and remember the lives of loved ones who have been murdered. Be a part of this beloved Boston tradition. You can learn more here! 

Slow Flow on Saturday

Take some time on Saturday and enjoy an hour long Slow Flow Yoga at Four Corners Yoga and Wellness. This class supports slowing down, grounding and healing. This restorative practice begins with gentle movement and then utilizes props to release into poses. Class takes place on Saturdays from 11:30am-12:30pm. You can sign up here! 

Treat Yourself to some Ice Cream

It’s officially ice cream season – who are we kidding, it’s always ice cream season – and Landmark Public House ice cream bar in Adams Village officially opens on May 2nd!  Enjoy scoops of your favorite flavor, sundaes, frappes, and Richie’s Italian slush! They’ve launched a new Instagram account for their ice cream bar here! Give them a follow for the latest scoop (get it?)!

Let’s take a ride!

Blue Cross announced the launch of “Miles for Mental Health,” a month-long Bluebikes campaign to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month and celebrate National Bike Month. Enjoy free rides on Sundays in May – get the details here! 

Take a Class at C2

Offering classes like barre, pilates reformer and athletic/jumpboard conditioning, C2 Body has opened a new studio on the Milton/Lower Mills line located at 1 Eliot Street.  Shake up your workout routine and try one of these popular classes! 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!

Brunch Roundup

Who’s hungry? From savory meals to sweet surprises, (and much-needed hair(s) of the dog), there’s something for everyone! Check out our Brunch Roundup!

Check back as this list will be updated! 

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