National Coffee Day
Friday is National Coffee Day. Kick start the weekend with a cup of joe from one of our favorite neighborhood spots. Ready for something with a little extra buzz? Head to the Harp + Bard for an espresso martini or the H+B Rocket Fuel (caramel vodka, kahlua, iced coffee and coco mix).
Retired Boston Police Detective Joe Leeman’s true crime trolly tour made headlines with its debut this summer. As spooky season officially rolls in, this weekend is a great time to discover more of the dark side of Boston’s history. Tickets are $40 each and some still remain for this Friday from 12pm to 1:30pm.
Join the Dorchester Historical Society and the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association on a free walking tour on Saturday from 10am to 11:30am. The tour will explore the people who have lived in Savin Hill, as well as architecture, development and other history of the neighborhood.
Don’t miss the grand opening of South Bay’s newest addition this Saturday from 10am to 8pm. Stop in and shop till you drop while being one of the first to explore the smaller-format store. Rumor has it that Geoffrey, the Toys R’ Us! giraffe, is coming out of retirement to join in on the fun.
This free family-friendly event in Mattapan will feature food, entertainment, crafts, face painting and puppet shows with something for children and adults of all ages. And yes, you can get up-close and personal with live raptors and learn from the experts at Mass Audubon. Check it out Saturday from 12pm to 3pm at the Boston Nature Center.
Get ready for October by shopping for your fall seasonal decoration needs at Lamberts’ greenhouse. They’ve got all your mums, pumpkins, sunflowers and more!
Ronan Tynan returns to Quincy for another performance on the Hancock Adams Common. Tynan is an internationally renowned Irish-born tenor singer who has performed at two presidential funerals. The concert takes place Saturday from 4pm to 6pm and is free and open to the public.
Dog lovers and their furry companions can head to Harpoon this Sunday for the return of this canine-friendly walk/run/wag and beer festival. The event also features a dog show and contests for best high-five, look-a-likes, best tricks and best costumes. Tickets are $25 and include a souvenir pint cup and one drink ticket. Here are some more Oktoberfest events happening around the city!
Pats vs. Cowboys
The Patriots face the Cowboys on Sunday at 4:25pm. Here are 9 Places to Watch in the Neighborhood!
What other events are going on this weekend? Let us know what you’re up to by leaving a comment below.