3 min readBy Published On: August 28th, 2013Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks

Labor Day Weekend

Since it’s the last official weekend of summer spend it on the water!  The South Boston Waterfront is packed with hot spots from young and trendy to refined and elegant.  Sit seaside, enjoy the view and share a meal with someone special.  https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/eat-and-drink

Mix up a rum tonic.  Social Wines (52 West Broadway) is loving rum tonics this weekend, featuring a local rum (Privateer from Ipswich) and fresh tonic with C&B’s Quinine syrup!  First mix together one part tonic syrup with six parts soda water. In a tall glass with ice, pour two parts aged rum and three parts tonic mix. Stir well, add a squeeze of fresh lime and enjoy!

Oooo!  Aaaahh! For the first time this century, fireworks will return to Boston’s waterfront this month.  Get ready to be dazzled by fireworks over Boston Harbor on Saturday, August 31st as part of the grand finale of celebrating summer on the waterfront.  The fireworks will also kickoff the The Boston Arts Festival – a celebration of performing arts and interactive arts Saturday, August 31st – September 1st.??Located in Christopher Columbus Park, this weekend-long event features over 40 juried artist from Boston exhibiting and selling one-of a-kind paintings, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, fine glasswork, woodwork, mixed media, and photography.  There will also be performing arts and an interactive arts program. ??The fireworks begin at 9pm.  Get ready to celebrate!

Join SUP sonas for a paddle in Boston Harbor to view the fireworks on Saturday, August 31st.  $45 for existing paddle board clients and $65 for new clients.  For more information visit http://www.supsonas.com/

Ride a crustacean!  Take a spin on the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s new custom-made carousel featuring New England style creatures like a lobster, barn owl, and a harbor seal.
The ride includes a light show programmed to music like the Star Wars Theme, Raffi hits and even the Drop Kick Murphy’s Shipping Up to Boston.  Well, that sounds like the coolest merry-go-round ever!  $3 a ride.Free:
Last chance to take advantage of free fridays curtesy of the Highland Street Foundation Enjoy free admission to the JFK Library and Museum.  Just a hop, skip, and a jump away!

Things are getting a little cooler in Faneuil Hall.  On Friday, August 30th the long anticipated opening of Frost Ice Bar happens.  The new bar is made entirely out of ice including the bar, stools and glasses and the temperature is kept at a chilly 21 degrees.   You must reserve a ticket to get you 45 minutes inside.  The bar will feature a rotating cocktail selection that will cost you $11 a drink. 

Tickets are $19 for adults, $12 for kids 6-12 years, $17 for students, military and seniors.  Gloves and parka are provided and for $6 bucks more you can rent boots so your toes don’t get cold. 

Children are allowed in The Frost Bar during the day but don’t even think about bringing them after 5pm – they aren’t allowed. 

Hey ladies – time to clean out your closets. Closet Connection (553 East Broadway) is in search of your castaways. So do a little purging this weekend and make an appointment. Not only will you be freeing up much needed space, but you’ll be making a little bit of cash too.  The Closet Connection offers all consignors a 40/60 split.  For more information: https://caughtinsouthie.com/shop/closet-connection