Pick of the Weekend – June 10
light this up
After 56 years of darkness, the iconic sign atop the administration building of the Walter Baker Chocolate Factory will light up again on Friday evening! A special project celebration will be held Friday, June 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 1231 Adams Street. The sign will be illuminated at sunset — 8:21 p.m. You can find out more here!
Neponset River Water Shed Association invites you to enjoy a day of outdoor fun along the Neponset River and Greenway Trail on Sunday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at DCR Neponset Park II – corner of Granite Ave and Hill Top Street. Celebrate the beautiful natural habitats and wildlife along the river. It’s a FREE, public and family event. We encourage you to bring a blanket and a picnic, and have the day! For the complete list of activities, go here!
Signature Series – Prehistoric Lawn Safari on D
Long ago—before the Seaport was just a parking lot, before the Pilgrims and Native Americans, and even before the Green Monster—dinosaurs ruled our city. On Saturday June 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., join the Lawn on D for the return of our Signature Series and embark on a prehistoric safari. You’ll see an animated 23-foot T-Rex, cool reptiles with Animal Adventures, inflatables, magicians, face painting, puppeteers, life-size dinosaurs…and maybe even spot a Lawnasaurus? Free and fun for all ages, we’ll have four different cornhole tournaments featuring Wicked Cornhole and some sweet RAWRsome prizes. Plus, we’ll have food, drink, specialty cocktails, live music all day, featuring The Far Out and local Southie favorite Thomas Park! Sponsored by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. You can learn more here!
Free Boston City Outdoor Fitness Series
To move! The Boston Department of Parks and Recreation and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) are pleased to announce the 2022 Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The series will offer free weekly classes both virtually and at 18 Boston city parks from June 5 through October 1. The series features Yoga, Barre, Dance Fit, HIIT, Family Fitness, ZUMBA, Bodybuilding, Afrobeats, POUND, Walking Group, and bodybuilding! You can learn more here!
Backyahd Boston is hosting a special Pride Class on Saturday, June 11 at 9 a.m. to benefit The Trevor Project! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here!
The Celtics take on the Warriors in Game 4 of the Championship Playoffs on Friday at 9 p.m. The Red Sox play the Mariners this weekend – Friday and Saturday at 10:10 p.m. and Sunday at 4:10 p.m. Here are 9 places to watch the game in the neighborhood.
Pride Stoplight Party at dbar
dbar Pride Stoplight Party: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, June 10 – dbar’s Pride Stoplight Party on Pride Friday promises to “light up your night” with the perfect cocktail and plenty of opportunities to mingle. Guests are asked to wear green if single, red if in a relationship, or yellow if somewhere in between.
$5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys
Lower Mills Tavern offers mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys during brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comes in flavors like pineapple, pink guava, honey rose, blueberry, cherry, raspberry and cranberry! How awesome is that?
Register for the Boston Waterfront 5K
The Boston Waterfront 5K is Boston’s most unique 5K course with over a mile of racing along the water, a fantastic post-race celebration with music, beer garden, pizza and much more. This fun event takes place on Saturday June 18 at 10 a.m.! You can learn more here!
Full Irish Breakfast at The Industry
The industry is now serving a traditional Irish breakfast – complete with corned beef hash – 7 days a week!
Pride Kick-Off Beer Release at Dorchester Brewing Co.
It’s Boston Pride Month and we at DBco are ready to celebrate! Enjoy a full weekend with live DJs, free food and more. They’ll release their special PRIDE variegated beer, It’s cool to be queer beer – to benefit the Trans Emergency Fund in Boston as a way to give back. This shandy is light and easy to drink with a base of light beer and lemonade. Naturally colored from butterfly pea flowers. Stop by this weekend! You can learn more here!
Outdoor dining in the neighborhood
With these warmer temperatures this weekend, it’s a perfect excuse to enjoy cocktails and food al fresco! Check out our roundup of open outdoor patios in the neighborhood.
Check back as this list may be updated.