2.1 min readBy Published On: May 7th, 2021Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – May 7th

Mother’s Day Floral Pop Up

Market Floral Studio is also hosting a pop up Mother’s Day weekend Friday – Sunday 10am-2pm each day at their studio located at 12 Ericcson Street in Dorchester. Here are some other Mother’s Day gift ideas!

Watercolor Painting Workshop at Franklin Park

Join the Boston Parks Department and the Mayor’s Mural Crew for a free watercolor painting workshop every Friday at 11am in May at Franklin Park’s Scarboro Pond! Register here! 

Ready to Drink Cocktails To-Go via Boston Harbor Distillery

Boston Harbor Distillery has the perfect idea for the cocktail loving mom!  Pick up ready-to-drink cocktails to enjoy at home like Espresso Martinis and Old Fashioned- just shake and pour! 

The Return of the Swan Boats

The Swan Boats will open for the 2021 season at the Boston Public Garden lagoon on Saturday, May 8, at 10 a.m. It’s another sign that we’re slowly getting back to normal, and yet another reason to visit the Public Garden this spring! Learn more: http://ow.ly/GDiG50ECsdO

Last Minute DIY Mother’s Day Cards

Still need a card for Mom? Don’t worry – here are some simple ways to make one yourself via these crafty folks on Tik Tok – a sweet lavender design,10 easy and fun watercolor designs, and a an awesome website that will teach you everything from calligraphy to painting+drawing!

Get Outside

Dorchester is Boston’s largest neighborhood so there are plenty of ways to get outside in the beautiful weather!  We’ve rounded up our favorite places and activities to get you outside in the fresh air and sunshine!

Virtual Animal Tracking Webinar

Have you seen tracks in the mud or foot prints in the sand and wondered, “what kind of animal left that?” Well, this webinar is for you! The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is hosting a workshop where you’ll learn to identify signs of different animal life, some of which we share our parks with! In this fun, virtual experience, we will look at animal tracks, scat, and other signs they leave behind, and learn how to identify which animal left them. You can register here! 

Virtual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

Walk virtually as 25 years of walking for peace is celebrated! An online broadcast will take place on Sunday, May 9th at 9am. 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! 

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