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Weekend Picks – New Year’s Edition

Celebrate:
Still looking for a spot to ring in 2016 in Southie? New Year’s Eve is the biggest party night of the year. But why not skip the frenzy downtown, the struggle for a cab and the fight for a drink and stay local? Here are some of our favorite picks for a very Southie New Year’s Eve.  https://caughtinsouthie.com/feature/pop-fizz-clink-southie-new-year

Recover:
Celebrated the new year a little too much?  Coppersmith has got what you need!  In addition to a two-person prix fixe menu, this Southie hot spot will be serving lunch items from 11am-5pm and dinner beginning at 5pm. Hangover Helper food truck items will also be served from 11am to close and will include Confit Chicken Wings, Sliders, Meatloaf Meatballs, Veggie Sliders, and Tacos.  Oh, yeah and don’t forget the hair of the dog that bit you – the bar will be open to take the edge off.  After all it is Friday! 

Plunge:
Take the plunge! We hear the best way to cure a hangover is to dive into the freezing cold ocean for a swim!  While there is no scientific research to back that up, it’s a great way to help out the Scleroderma Foundation!  What better way to start off 2016 then by doing something for a great cause! Meet Kevin Conroy and friends at L Street Tavern on Friday, January 1st and then be escorted down L Street by 103rd Postal Fire Column Pipes and Drums at 7:45am.  At 8:00am at the L Street Bathhouse, strip down and take an ice-cold plunge!  Warm up back at L Street Tavern for raffles, prizes and a really good time!  Even if you are too chicken to jump into the freezing cold ocean, come by to support the participants brave enough to take the plunge and to support the Scleroderma Foundation!  You can make a donation either by check or by visiting www.scleroderma.org/taketheplunge

Eat:
Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar is celebrating 2016 with their New Year’s Walk of Awesome Brunch with Conscious Reggae from 11am-2pm and XXL bottles of bubbles.  Brunch begins at 10am.  For a full menu of deliciousness visit: www.locosouthboston.com

Drink:
Pop champagne! Say goodbye to 2015 and raise your glass to a new year!  Our friends at Social Wines – 52 West Broadway offer their picks with the bubbly to fill your flute with! https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/pop-champagne-it’s-new-year  Cheers! 

Refresh:
Kick up your feet and forget about your worries at Indulge Day Spa on East Broadway.  As the cold weather rolls in, it’s important to take care of your skin, and what better way to do so than with a to-die-for facial.  Indulge offers a variety of facial treatments including; a mini-facial, a vitamin C facial, and a customized facial to cater to your specific needs including age management, acne, and hyperpigmentation. They even have a facial and 1/2 hour back massage combo.   637 East Broadway  For more information visit: http://www.indulgedayspaboston.com

Radiate:
Get real about manifesting what you want for 2016 and cleanse things you don’t want to carry from 2015 into the New Year. Deepen your yoga practice and liberate your body this New Year’s Day through a series of specialized vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga poses geared to touch your heart, liberate your spirit, and open and release your hips and low back. This workshop consists of opening breathing practices, 45 minutes of vinyasa flow, 45 minutes of relax and renew yoga, and a 15 minute meditation practice to help us set our intentions for the new year, completed with a guided, dreamy extended savasana with hands-on healing. $40 in advance, $50 day of event. To register visit: http://radiantyogaboston.com under workshops.  Namaste. 

Wellness:
The dietitians at Nutritious Navigation are geared up and ready for the new year and wanted to let you know a little bit about our services.  Megan and Katelyn offer a realistic approach towards navigating menus, food shopping and meal planning, and guide you in the overall management of your health.
Check out their promotion to help you have a happy & healthy 2016.  https://caughtinsouthie.com/health-wellness/be-happy-healthy-2016

Glow:
Glow big this NYE at District Hall! The annual Glow New Year’s Eve party starts at 8:30 PM. Your $25 ticket includes live music by Kicking Sunrise and party favors. You’ll be steps away from the fireworks over Boston Harbor.  For tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/glow-new-years-eve-at-district-hall-glow2016-tickets-19664229239

Workout:
There is no better time than the present. Make a resolution to get in shape this year!  Lifted Fitness will help get you in top physical athletic condition.  You’ll stronger, faster, leaner and maybe even a little more confident.  Check out their tips on getting the best workout this new year.  https://caughtinsouthie.com/health-wellness/workout-tips-lifted-fitness  Make sure to try one of their classes.  The first one is free! 

Watch:
It’s Winter Classic time!  The Bruins face off against the Canadians at Gillette Stadium at 1pm.  And on Sunday, The Patriots go head to head with the Dolphins at 1pm.  Head out to watch the game!  Here are our suggestions: https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/7-places-watch-game

Skate: 
Looking for a fun way to keep the kids entertained? Lace up the skates and hit the ice.  The DCR Steriti Skating Rink in the North End is offering free public skating on New Years Eve from 12pm-10pm and on New Year’s Day from 11am-4pm.  Bring your own skates and admission is free!  Maybe make a day of it and grab dinner or lunch in the North End.  The rink is located at 561 Commercial Street. 

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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. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.