5.1 min readBy Published On: May 26th, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – MDW 2023 Edition

Kick off the cookout season

Having a backyard cookout for Memorial Day weekend? Adams Cafe + Butcher Shop can help you with when it comes to the meat you’re grilling. From hot dogs, hamburgers and steak tips and more! Make sure your safe while grilling too! Read this! 

Ice Cream Treats in the Neighborhood

With warmer temps and longer days, call for a trip to your local neighborhood ice cream shop! Go get some this weekend! Check out our roundup! 

Check out Butterfly Hollow

Butterfly Hollow, the popular, immersive seasonal habitat, opens for the season on May 27 (weather permitting) at Franklin Park Zoo. A seasonal oasis of tranquility, Butterfly Hollow is an indoor space filled with bright butterflies, soothing music, beautiful native flowers and a small pond. As guests stroll through the space, they will be delighted by delicate butterflies fluttering around them. This seasonal habitat highlights the important role of pollinators in healthy ecosystems and the ways we help them thrive. While strolling through the space, be sure to look for the whimsical fairy houses nestled within the landscape. In addition to butterflies, Butterfly Hollow is also home to Baikal teal, a small, dabbling duck, and Eve, the common cooter. At over 50 years old, Eve is one of the oldest residents at Franklin Park Zoo. You can learn more here! 

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!

$8 Mimosas and Bloody Marys 

Lower Mills Tavern offers $8 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? 

Live Irish Music at The Seapoint

On Saturday, enjoy traditional Irish music from the Connacht Band at 8pm at the Seapoint!

Memorial Weekend Vibes at The Pearl

The Pearl will be celebrating 50 years of hip hop with DJ Dex on Sunday from 3pm-9pm.  Special bar menu featuring Hennessy Wings!

Outdoor Fun in the Summer

Looking for outdoor fun this summer? Check out the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s complete schedule of free events and activities for all ages. Visit boston.gov/parks to learn more. You can select from a variety of free activities such as concerts, movies, fitness classes, sports centers, watercolor painting workshops, and fun children’s activities.

The Bowery Bar – 3 Days of Brunch

The Bowery Bar will be hosting 3 days of brunch – Saturday, Sunday + Monday!

Sunday Service at Tavolo

On Sundays from 4-8, Tavolo offers 3-courses with house wine for $30! Make a reservation!

Frozen Drink SZN at Yellow Door

Enjoy these new frozen drinks at Yellow Door! 

🍉 PRIVATE ISLAND – El jimador silver, rosé, fresh watermelon + strawberry (available at the Mission Hill location)

🥭 MANGO HABANERO MARG – Habanero-infused blanco tequila, mango agave, naranja, lime juice (available at the Dorchester location)

Raspberry-and-peach infused rum, raspberry liqueur, peach schnapps, coconut purée (available at the South End location)

Did someone say, “honey hots?”

It’s been a long time coming, but worth the wait!  Blasi’s Cafe – the wildly popular restaurant in Adams Village, is open on Saturday for lunch with a limited menu!  The wildly popular Adams Village restaurant will be open Friday and Saturday 11am-8pm.

Pop Rocks 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 Admission at the ICA

The ICA is offering free admission on Memorial Day!

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! 

Eat/Drink Al Fresco

Have you noticed them? Patios are starting to return to the neighborhood! Enjoy your meals and cocktails al fresco!  Here’s a running list of outdoor patios and roof decks officially open for the summer season!

Register to Run Dorchester Day 5K

Join the Dorchester Running Club and the Blarney Stone and run the Dorchester Day 5k!  The race begins and ends at the Blarney Stone (1505 Dot Ave) and is an out-and-back down Dot Ave towards Lower Mills, turning around in front of the Carney Hospital. T-Shirt will be available to the first 100 registrants!

Pre-Race Entry Fee: Adults $30/Children 11 and under $15
Day of Race Entry Fee: Adult $35/ Children 11 and under $20

Each registration includes a wristband for the post-race BBQ at the Blarney Stone! Additional wristbands and DRC swag will be available the day of. You can register here! 

The Return of Black Owned Bos. Market

Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market returns to the Seaport neighborhood for its fourth year with a record of over 60 vendors for the market’s 2023 season. Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market was named the Best Retail Pop Up of 2021 by Boston Magazine for its eclectic collection and innovative ways to support local businesses owned by traditionally underrepresented groups. This season’s market debuts on May 21 and represents the ongoing successful collaboration between WS Development, Boston Seaport and Black Owned Bos. Get the full schedule, including weekly themes, here! 

Backyahd Run Club

Inspired by the Boston Marathon and want to get moving? Join the Backyahd Run Club launching this Saturday at 10am from Backyahd at 28 District Ave (South Bay).  All paces, all faces – 3-5 miles (route depending). Whether you’re training for an upcoming race or looking to gain momentum in your running journey, this group run will provide insight, accountability, and support every Saturday morning.


The Celtics continue the battle with The Heat on Saturday at 8:30pm. The Red Sox face the Diamondbacks on Friday at 9:40pm, Saturday at 7:15pm and Sunday at 4:10pm. Here are 9 Places to Watch the games in the Neighborhood!

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