Weekend Guide: August 15th – August 17th, 2014

Buddhas at the Japan HouseYou can get there from here.  These joyous round bellied statues can’t help but make you smile as you walk into the Japan house in the Boston Children’s Museum.

Cultural Connector

Try out the Cultural Connector to make a vacation out of a day in Boston.  The Cultural Connector, run by the Boston Harbor Cruises, takes you from museum to museum by water.  It is an activity in itself watching the boats go in and out of the harbour, taking in the view of the city from the water, and ducking under old bridges.  The water shuttle goes from the Institute of Contemporary Art at Fan Pier to the Children’s Museum at Fort Point Channel and the Aquarium at Central Wharf.  You can also request a pass for the Charlestown Navy Yard at no additional cost if you buy the $15 all day pass. (Children under 3 travel free.) This past weekend we were guests on the Cultural Connector. As always, opinions are my own.

Friday, August 15th

This Friday, the ICA is free thanks to The Highland Street Foundation. What better excuse to hop on the Cultural Connector and take in a few museums when one of them is free.

Back Bay Harry’s Summer Sangria Patio Party
Gather some friends and enjoy summer sangria selections on the patio.  Sangrias include a Watermelon, Red and White house-made flavors.  Sangria from 5-7p and their will be samples of Back Bay Harry’s food and drinks available to guests on the patio. (Cost: Free from 5-7 with the purchase of an appetizer)

Saturday, August 16th

Paddy’s 34 80th Anniversary

You know you’ve always wanted to hang out at one of Boston’s Best Dive Bars but you haven’t quite made the step yet. “Go big or go home,” as they say. If not now, then when?  Join the fabulous folks at Paddy’s for music and a day of celebration for their 80th Anniversary.  Block Party starts at 6 p.m. (Cost: Cost of beer 3.00 or 4.00 for Harpoon. 10 tickets pay less.
Hot dogs hamburgers $1.00 or donation. Inside prices are regular prices.)

Fixer Fair in Somerville

Sponsored by the Somerville Arts Council Arts Union Series, Fixer Fair will take place outside in the Union Square Plaza on Saturday, August 16 (raindate Sunday, August 17th) from 3-7PM. For more information, go to http://www.fixerfair.org. (Cost: Free)

Sunday, August 17th

Celebrate 60 years with the Hong Kong. The celebration begins at 5:45pm in the Pit (in front of Cambridge Savings Bank, 1374  Massachusetts Avenue) with the always festive and colorful Wah Lum Kung Fu performing a traditional Dragon and Lion Dance.  Immediately following, they will lead a lively street procession through Harvard Square to the Hong Kong, where birthday cake, beer, music, dancing and Asian delicacies await you. From 6pm – 10pm, Massachusetts Avenue in front of the Hong Kong will be transformed into a street festival complete with a beer garden, DJ, dancing and the delicious food that the Hong Kong has been serving for decades. (Cost: the cost of food and drink. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Cambridge Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund.)

Catch a day game at Fenway and go for the entire End of Summer Family experience.  The Red Sox play the Astros and your package includes:

  • Game tickets
  • » FREE parking in the Prudential Center Garage, brought to you by The Shops at Prudential Center
  • » FREE Boston Duck Tours ride from the garage to Fenway Park*
  • » Activity booklets for the kids
  • » FREE Boston Duck Tours ride back to the parking lot*

* The first Duck Boat leaves from 53 Huntington Avenue at 12:05 p.m. for 1:35 p.m. first pitch. The last Duck Boat leaves Fenway Park 30 minutes after the final out of the game.

Disclosure: I work with the Red Sox as one of the #RedSoxMoms. I was born a Blue Jay fan but have adopted the Red Sox as my home team.  As always, all opinions are my own.

All Weekend

 It is the Fisherman’s Feast this weekend in the North End.  The event is free but you’ll have plenty of ways to spend a little dough on food, drink, and trinkets. (Cost: Free entry)

7 Comments Add yours

  1. A great reminder that I need to head up to Boston and visit! So many wonderful things to do!


  2. That Sangria party sounds awesome!


    1. leahklein says:

      Right?! I wish I could go. It looks like they have something fun on the patio every Friday. We’ll have to get a blogger night out perhaps and all go!


  3. There are some great things happening there. Boston is such a fun place…I haven’t been since college!


  4. MaryAnne says:

    There is always so much to do in Boston!


  5. Pilar says:

    Boston is one of my most favorite cities ever. Miss it!


  6. So many great things to go to, wish I didn’t work all weekend every weekend. Miss out on these cool things.


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