3.6 min readBy Published On: April 30th, 2020Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Social Distancing Weekend Picks – May 1st

Order a Lobster Roll

Craving summer? Barking Crab is opening up for takeout on May 1st and kicking things off with the classic lobster roll. You can order it ready-to-eat OR a lobster roll kit for you to assemble at home. Either option comes with a side of slaw, Cape Cod chips, and a chocolate chip cookie: $25
• Beer to go: your choice of a Harpoon IPA or Harpoon Camp Wannamango: $3 each or 4-pack for $12
• Bottled water: $2 ea
• Extra chips or chocolate chip cookies: $2 ea
They will be taking orders online, HERE as well as in person. They will not be taking orders by phone.

DIY tie-dye

We don’t know what it is about quarantine life, but it’s got people tie-dying everything from hoodies to socks. Want to learn how to do it? Here’s how to tie-dye everything in your closet!Don’t feel like getting your hands dirty? You can order a sweatshirt or hoodie from Southie’s own Stephie Chic.

Hey, Baby!

Join South Boston Branch Librarian Dani for songs, bounces, and rhymes for little ones at home on Friday, May 1st from 10:30-11am on Facebook. Have a rattle, shaker, or other noisemaker ready to shake along. Ages 0-2

Clean up your act

Remember when dropping off your dry cleaning was a thing? Well, just because your stuck inside doesn’t mean you can’t have clean and fresh laundry and dry cleaning! Lapels of South Boston is here to help with a spring cleaning special offer! You can learn about there curbside pickup and drop off here!

• DRY CLEANING 20% OFF “Orders $25 or more”
• WASH DRY AND FOLD $35.00 for 25 lbs
• 25% OFF Winter COATS (no leather)

Watch the Kentucky Derby

Put on a fancy hat and mix yourself a Mint Julep! You can watch a virtual Kentucky Derby on Saturday at 5:45pm.  Why not, right? There’s a whole day of online activities from the history of the derby to how to make the perfect Mint Julep!  You can learn more here! 

Bake some cookies

Capo is making baking a snap! You can now purchase their cookie dough for takeout or delivery. They have the classic chocolate chip or how about the funfetti cookie kit – complete with rainbow sprinkles, strawberry preserves and vanilla icing! You can pre-order 1-4pm daily by calling 617.993.8080 or just order online the traditional way.

Stretch and Breathe

Quarantine life got you stressed out? Radiant Yoga is offering Yoga Nidra – which loosely interpreted – means yogic sleep. You’ll be led through a sequence of moves deepening you physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual self. This class will leave you nourished, relaxes and blissful. Sounds like heaven.The class takes place on Friday at 7:15pm-8pm with Anne Marie. You can register for this FREE class here!

Cocktails with Loco

Loco is now offering margarita kits to go! Friday features the wildly popular Coco Marg and on Saturday the classic El Jefe. The cocktail mix is ready to go and complete with instructions. You just add the booze! Each kit makes 4.

Weekends are for Doughnuts

Blackbird Doughnuts will be offering set 6-packs of donuts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Order ahead only starting at 9am, by time slot, on the same day you’d like doughnuts.) Menu will be announced soon so make sure to follow them on Instagram!  

New on Hulu

We love a good show to watch during self-quarantining! Hulu now has Mrs. America – an FX original about the Equal Rights Amendment and the Women’s Liberation movement.  Also on Hulu this weekend is the much anticipated series Normal People based on the book.

Read Chapter 2 of Next

In the spirt of Lena Dunham’s Verified Strangers for Vogue.com, we thought it would be fun to try our own serial novella for Caught in Southie! You know, while quarantining.  Next tells the story of Olivia – a 33 year-old, navigating life and love in South Boston.  We will be post weekly chapters. Every second chapter, we need your help to decide where to take the story – via answering a question/voting on Instagram. However the majority of readers answer the question, that’s where we will take the story!  You can read chapter two – Left on Read here! 

Please remember to stay at home.  If you have to go out, remember to wear a mask! 

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