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Weekend Picks – Fourth of July Edition

Weekend Picks – Fourth of July Edition is proudly sponsored by Dedham Savings Bank

Fourth of July at Coppersmith

Coppersmith in South Boston will be hosting an indoor/outdoor 4th of July soiree this Sunday from 4-10pm. Independence Day grill classics like hot dogs ($2), beef sliders ($2) and corn on the cob ($2) can be washed down by a specialty Long Island Ice Tea float ($12). For those with a heartier appetite, opt for the lip-smacking BBQ plate of barbecue chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, coleslaw and cornbread ($16). As a bonus, kids eat free all day with offerings from the dedicated kids’ menu.

Let’s go camping

State campgrounds open for camping season on July 1st.  You can make reservations and lean more here!

Cookout

Having a backyard cookout for the Fourth? K & 8th Market can help you with when it comes to the meat you’re grilling – they are the local experts. From hot dogs to hamburgers, to their delicious sides, K & 8th has everything from fresh produce to desserts to beer and wine to make your get together perfect!

Four Days of Brunch at Lincoln

Kick of Fourth of July Weekend with Lincoln’s Test Brunch Kitchen! Brunch will be served on Saturday, Sunday and Monday too!  Make your reservation today! 

Harborfest

Celebrate America’s Independence at Harborfest! From July 1st through July 4th, enjoy family fun events like boat tours, scavenger hunts, walking tours food, fun and more. Over 200 events are happening in the city and on the harbor. Check out event updates on the Harborfest Facebook Page, on Twitter, or follow the conversation using #BostonHarborfest.

Fourth of July Sale at deVine

deVine’s Fourth of July sale is LIVE! Buy any 3 items and get the 4th for FREE! No discount code needed online or in store. Sale ends at midnight on the 4th!⠀⠀

Tuscan Kitchen: MoveBoston Bootcamp – Bootcamp x Cocktail at Il Giardino

Workout outdoors at Il Giardino by Tuscan Kitchen and enjoy a complimentary drink after with a special brunch menu. This MoveBoston class is all summer long on Sundays at 10:00am and tickets include 1 drink of your choice from the Tuscan Kitchen menu. Drew LaCombe like most made a pivot during COVID, and founded MoveStudios and re-invented the idea of an outdoor workout (have you ever seen a gym on wheels?). Experience this one-of-a-kind fitness class in Seaport, and then enjoy the brunch you deserve after class at Tuscan Kitchen. Sunday, July 4th at Il Giardino by Tuscan Kitchen in Boston Seaport

Sweat Fixx Summer Care Contest

Let’s face it, the last year has been very difficult on all of us. Sweat Fixx and Fixxed are coming together to launch their first ever fitness and recovery focused challenge! Kick off the summer by taking care of YOU! Their self care summer launches on July 1st, and the grand prize winner will win a $500 Delta Airlines gift card! A trip to your favorite spot is the perfect cherry on top to a summer that’s all about self care. You can get the details on the contest here! 

Baby You’re a Firework

On Saturday, July 3rd, head to the Seaport District to see fireworks along the water at 9:15 p.m via Harborfest. Spots to watch – the Barking CrabEnvoy’s Outlook rooftop or Cisco Brewers Pop Up. For a romantic pick – head to Mastro’s Ocean Club.

Nauti Garden at Nautilus Pier Four

Head to the #NautiGarden on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3:30pm at Nautilus Pier Four  Featuring fun summer cocktails including a frozen pina colada served in a pineapple, raw bar and snacks, on the patio!

Turn it around

The USS Constitution will be making its annual turnaround on July 4th complete with 21-gun salute! For ultimate viewing of Old Ironsides, Castle Island is the place to be between 11:30am-12pm. While you’re out there you might as well get some lunch or an ice cream at Sullivan’s! 

Aperitivo at Fox & the Knife

At Fox & the Knife, James Beard Award-winning chef Karen Akunowicz embraces the spirit of aperitivo, a communal gathering where guests celebrate the everyday joys of good company and great food. Enjoy this al fresco Italian tradition this summer at Fox & the Knife with pairings of small bites and aperitivi (cocktails) like Mozzarella in Carozza (fried cheese sandwich) complemented by a glass of Martini Fiero and Tonic or Crostini with homemade ricotta enjoyed with a refreshing, bubbly French 75. 

Frozen Drink SZN

Sunny skies and warmer temps! You know what that means? Frozen drink season! From mudslides to frosé, we’ve rounded up some Southie places to get frozen drinks!

Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech at The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston

This Saturday, July 3rd the highly anticipated Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” exhibit opens at the ICA Boston in Seaport. “Figures of Speech” is the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of the genre-bending artist and designer Virgil Abloh (b. 1980, Rockford, IL). Abloh pioneers a practice that cuts across media and connects visual artists, musicians, graphic designers, fashion designers, and architects.  Abloh cultivated an interest in design and music at an early age, finding inspiration in the urban culture of Chicago. While pursuing a master’s degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, he worked on album covers, concert designs, and merchandising. In 2013, Abloh founded his stand-alone fashion brand Off-White™ in Milan, Italy, and, in 2018, assumed the position of artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear.

Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and set in an immersive space designed by Rem Koolhaas’s renowned architecture firm OMA*AMO, the exhibition will offer an in-depth look at defining highlights of Abloh’s career, including signature clothing collections, video documentation of iconic fashion shows, distinctive furniture and graphic design work, and collaborative projects with contemporary artists. A program of cross-disciplinary offerings will mirror the artist’s range of interests across music and design. Exhibit opens this Saturday, July 3rd at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston in Seaport Tickets are currently on sale on the ICA’s website.

Open House

8 Tuckerman Street – Thursday 5-7 and Saturday 10-12

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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.