As more Massachusetts businesses and cultural institutions reopen as COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue, many residents are still staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. With that in mind, this week’s BosTen features a mix of in-person and virtual things to do this weekend. Do you have any idea what we should cover? Leave us a comment on this article or in the BosTen Facebook Group, or write to us at [email protected].
Celebrate four independence days at Boston Harborfest
There is no need to limit the celebrations from July 4 to July 4, which is why Boston Harborfest celebrates our country’s history with four days of activities from July 1 to 4. Step back in time with reenactments of the 2nd Massachusetts Regiment, take historical tours along the Freedom Trail, and witness fireworks along the shores of Boston Harbor at 9:15 a.m. on July 3. End your weekend with a Sunday morning July 4 parade, which includes the traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence from the balcony of the Old State House.
Enjoy live music on the water with Summer in the City
The Boston Harbor Hotel’s annual Summer in the City musical series is back for a 22nd year, offering Bostonians and visitors free live music at Rowes Wharf three nights a week. This Thursday, settle into an Adirondack chair from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to the music of Jeff Pitchell, who will be performing on the Blues Barge. If Thursday isn’t in the cards, check out a full schedule on the Boston Harbor Hotel’s website.
Get your geek at Northeast ComicCon
Get ready for three days of nerd culture at Northeast ComicCon, which kicks off this Friday at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center. Spend your day browsing stalls filled with collectibles, sip beer and sing Celebrity Fan-Tasy Karaoke, and grab autographs and photos of some of your favorite artists, actors, and other celebrities. Tickets start at $ 27.50 and are free for children 10 and under.
Taste the taste of Cambridge and Somerville‘ Catering passport
This recently revamped event offers diners the chance to immerse themselves in the exemplary culinary scenes of Cambridge and Somerville in a whole new way over the coming months. First step: buy a restaurant passport for $ 30; Profits will be donated to support employees of local restaurants and non-profit organizations. Step two: Visit one of the 50 participating restaurants, where you will receive a stamp on your passport after spending at least $ 25. Step Three: After collecting at least four stamps between July 1 and August 15, you will receive four $ 25 vouchers, valid at participating restaurants from September 1 to December 31. The program is a great way to visit some of the restaurants in Cambridge and Somerville. you wanted to check out, while also helping to support the local restaurant scene.
Dine on lobster rolls in Trillium’s new dining room in Canton
It took a while, but on July 1, Trillium Brewing will be launching its brand new Canton Auction House at 100 Royall St. The 500-seat brewery will feature a restaurant, patio, beer garden and sales area at detail, and on Friday, it will host High Roller Lobster Co. of Portland to christen the new location. Come from noon to 5 p.m. and dine on Lobster Rolls and Lobby Pops, washed down with a special beer from the new tasting room, of course.
Watch a classic movie at the Brattle Theater
This Friday, popcorn will burst for the first time in 16 months at the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square, with the historic Cambridge Cinema showing a series of classic films starting July 2. While the screenings of “Casablanca” and “Jaws” are already sold out, there are still many tickets available for “Shaft” (1971), “Beauty and the Beast” (1946), “Better Luck Tomorrow” (2002) and “Harriet the Spy” (1996).
Watch the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (in person or at home)
After taking off 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2021 is back, albeit in a very different form than in previous years. The fireworks will be launched from Boston Common, while the annual concert will be held more than 100 miles from the Tanglewood Concert Hall. City officials are encouraging residents to enjoy the fireworks from their homes and will not provide video monitors or audio speakers at Boston Common. However, the city also said the fireworks would be visible from the parade ground (located at the corner of Charles Street and Beacon Street), Frog Pond and “other areas with views of Boston Common.” For a full guide to this year’s celebrations, check out our full guide to the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2021.
Witness fireworks in a city near you
Don’t want to make the trip to Boston for a fireworks display? Although many cities in Massachusetts have canceled their annual fireworks displays, more than 40 municipalities have managed to quickly plan Independence Day celebrations. If you live in nearby towns like Everett, Fall River, Ipswich, Lexington or Waltham, among others, you can witness fireworks in your neighborhood by July 13. City info, check out our full schedule of the July 4, 2021 Massachusetts fireworks display.
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Toast to Democracy at the reopening of Democracy Brewing
Is there a more appropriate time for Democracy Brewing to reopen? After going into hibernation in January, the worker-owned brewery is set to open on July 4 – exactly three years after its downtown debut. Belly up to the bar or grab a table and enjoy one of Democracy’s beers (a worker pint, maybe?) And a few snacks. Welcome back, Democracy!
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