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Weekend Picks – June 24th

Eat:
New restaurant alert: Sapóre Ristorante + Bar is now open at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel!  Debuting inside the former M.C. Spiedo space, the restaurant will be helmed by Executive Chef Andrew Voss, featuring locally procured seafood, hand-made pastas, freshly-baked Neapolitan pizza and inventive, seasonal specials!

Drink:
Raise your glass to summer in Southie!  The beaches in Southie have been packed.  Before you hit the beach, make plan on where to go after the beach in the neighborhood!  Check out our guide to Apres Beach hot spots in Southie filled will picks on where to get an iced cold beer or cocktail and maybe a little something to eat!

Shop:
Dew Luxe is celebrating America’s birthday will a sale!  Enjoy 10% off everything in the shop (some exclusions may apply) every day from 5pm-7pm from now through July 4th!  Sweet!

Ride:
Gather up the kids, get the bikes ready and participate in the Boston Kids PMC Ride on Saturday, June 25th at Pope John Park in Dorchester! Registration starts at 9 am (or pre-register online) and cycling starts at 10 am. There’s loads of fun after the ride including raffle prizes and a BBQ generously sponsored by Daman Distribution. Riders must commit to raising $25 for the event separate from the registration fee.

Support:
Help support a local institution, the Harry McDonough Sailing Center at Castle Island.  On Friday, June 24th from 6pm-9pm, join the mother-load of Boston politicians including: Mayor Martin Walsh, Congressman Stephen Lynch, State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, State Rep Nick Collins, State Rep Dan Hunt, City Councilor Bill Linehan, City Councilor Michael Flaherty, City Councilor Frank Baker, along with the board of directors of the sailing center, for a summertime cocktail reception at the sailing center located at Pleasure Bay.  Enjoy food, drinks and live entertainment seaside.  Suggestion donations: Crew Members $100, Captain’s Club $150 (Couple), Commodore $250 and Admiral $500.

See:
Speaking of boats.  “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Narraganset Beer – Quint’s choice of beer – is hosting a special showing of the classic movie Jaws on Friday, June 24th at the Lawn on D.  Gates open at 5pm.  Movie begins at 8:30pm.  DJ Ryan Brown will be spinning from 5pm-8pm.  Don’t forget your beach chair or blanket!

Breath:
Anne Marie from Indulge Day Spa is spreading her wings and opening a new Kundalini Yoga Room at 137 Emerson Street! Stop by Sunday, June 26th at 4pm for a Kundalini Yoga Prosperity Meditation open house! Bring a yoga mat, an open mind and your best friend! For more information you can visit their website! 

Play:
Family Fun Pick! Come on our for a day of good old fashioned family fun on Farragut Road on Saturday, June 25th at the Donny Higgins Memorial Street Hockey and Family Fun Day!  The day kicks off with a day-long street hockey tournament at the outdoor rink. Whether you play or watch and cheer, this will be an exciting day of sportsmanship.  There will be also be kids activities, a DJ, and refreshments beginning at 12pm.  . The Donald Higgins Memorial Arena is located Farragut Road, South Boston (between Broadway and East Second Street)  For more information visit their website!   Here are 10 Things You Should Know about this event!

Workout:
Work out at the the Lawn on D!  Equinox is stepping out of the clubs and onto The Lawn on D for a new summer workout series.  One Sunday a month from June through September 2016, Equinox’s expert group fitness instructors will lead a group of members and non-members alike through an hour-long signature group fitness class on The Lawn on D.  Each workout will be held from 10:30AM-11:30AM. Following the class participants can enjoy some well-deserved down-time and Lawn on D’s amenities including concessions and complimentary games. This week’s class is “The Cut.” This summer series is open to both Equinox members and non-members and is complimentary for members. Non-members are asked to make a $15 donation to Cycle for Survival, a nationwide movement to beat rare cancers. 100 percent of the funds donated go to research studies and clinical trials to change the way cancer is diagnosed and treated. We say stick around after the workout and a have few beers and toast to summer in Southie!  You can register for classes here! 

Save:
East Side Yoga and Fitness is celebrating summer with this sweet deal! Purchase a 10-pack of classes in studio, cash only, at the special price of $130 (regularly $145) now through July 5th. Classes expire in 6 months. If you know you can make it to class at least 10 times between now and December this is a great way to save when you compare to the drop-in price of $16 a class!

Open Houses:

711 East Seventh Street – Sunday 11:30am-1pm – Joyce Lebedew Real Estate 

665 East Sixth Street – Sunday 12pm-2pm – Joyce Lebedew Real Estate 

Bonus:
Want to more things to do in Southie this summer – check out our Summer Guide!  It’s summer in Southie – the hottest place to be! Forget Newport or the Cape, we’ve got it all right here – beaches, boats, rooftop bars, dining al fresco, and some of the coolest people around!  Caught in Southie has the scoop on everything thats “Hot in Southie” this summer from places to eat and drink apres beach, to summer workouts, outdoor yoga, summer style tips, day trips, special deals, and more.  If it’s happening in Southie this summer, then it’s in our Summer Guide!

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.