Weekend Guide: July 18th 2014

You know how at your parent’s place or the beach house you have that old favorite towel.  When you open the linen closet at home, you hope to see that one you really like because it’s big, or it’s soft or the fabric is not too thick.

IMG_7366Head over to Rings Fountain at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Wharf District Parks over by the New England Aquarium to celebrate summer and water play with Great Wolf Lodge New England.  On Friday, July 18th  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Great Wolf Lodge New England will be handing out free beach towels.  Then all you need to do is find the closest playground with a water feature and you’ll be set for an afternoon of summer fun. (Free)

When I think of a daiquiri I think strawberry, and some cheesy chain bar, but if you go beyond the cheesy bar a daiquiri is actually quite a perfect summer beverage (21+ of course).  Plus, now that I know that Ernest Hemingway is involved I am definitely intrigued.

The Painted Burro is taking locally distilled Privateer Run and making signature daiquiris for each day of the week leading up to National Daiquiri day.  On Saturday, July 19th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. join the Painted Burro for passed appetizers and a daiquiri education. (Free)

Daiquiris available all week are:

  • Privateer Silver, Lime Juice, Pink Peppercorn Syrup, Peach Purée, Firewater, Peach Bitters, Splash of Rose Water
  • Privateer Silver, Pineapple Simple, Luxardo Maraschino, Lime
  • Privateer Silver Infused with Earl Grey, Sugar, Peach Purée

One year I will make it to the Revere Beach National Sandsculpting festival.  It looks like so much fun and the sculptures I have seen (only in pictures) are always very impressive.

Playground at Assembly Row.
Playground at Assembly Row.

Assembly Row in Somerville is celebrating the opening of a children’s play area, which is part of the Baxter Riverfront Park along the Mystic River.  This outdoor space for children to explore and play opens Saturday, July 19th.  The play area’s design is inspired by the animals that live along the river. (Free)

bike lover

Try the Mom and Kid Ride with Boston Bikes on July 19th at 11:00 a.m.  Enjoy a short ride on paths, plus family fun including bike decorating, face painting, and fun for all. The ride concludes with a picnic and free ice cream provided by JP Licks. Kids pedaling on their own bikes without training wheels are welcome (must be accompanied by an adult), or parents pulling kids in a trailer/bike seat. All participants will receive a free kids’ pass to the Museum of Science valid for one week (requires purchase of adult museum pass). If you need a bike you can rent one for free before the ride. (Free)

Sunday, July 20th head to The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel for their kids’ series.  Alastair Moock will be performing. After the show, which begins at 4:30 why not grab dinner at Henrietta’s Table?  Show your ticket stub and the children will be served a complimentary chocolate-themed dessert.  Then to get them tired before bedtime, stroll into Harvard Square or along the Charles river before heading home.  (Tickets $12)

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