5.7 min readBy Published On: June 15th, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – June 16th

And it’s a long weekend! Juneteenth is celebrated on Monday. Learn the history of Juneteenth here! 

Get your hot pants and sequins ready!

It’s the return of the annual Donna Summer Disco event on Friday, June 16th from 5pm-9pm at City Hall Plaza! Boston-born disco legend Donna Summer was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a five-time Grammy winner, and sold over 140 million records worldwide. She was born in Dorchester and was raised in Mission Hill before rising to stardom in the 1970s. She passed away at the age of 62 years old on May 17, 2012. This annual event honors her life and celebrates her music and legacy in Boston! Wear your dance shoes!

Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons appearing at Laugh Boston this Weekend

Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. Greg is host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, on SiriusXM’s “Howard 101”and twice a week puts out the hugely popular FitzDog Radio podcast. A regular on @Midnight, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Tonight Show, Greg has made more than 50 visits to The Howard Stern Show.  Fitzsimmons is appearing at Laugh Boston Friday + two shows on Saturday.  Purchase your tickets here. 

Celebrate National Lobster Day All Weekend

In celebration of National Lobster Day – we say head out and celebrate in the neighborhood this weekend! Check out our roundup here! 

Barre + Beer

Castle Island Brewing is hosting barre3 for a special class on Sunday from 10am-11am!  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here! 

Father’s Day Frogman Swim in Boston Harbor – Caught in Eastie

The Boston Frogman Swim is a 5K swim in Boston Harbor in honor of the SEAL community’s fallen warriors, and the event raises support for the Navy SEAL Foundation and Gold Star support programs – NSF’s resilience programming. This year on Father’s Day, over 30 Gold Star family members of the Navy SEAL community will participate or cheer on over 90 swimmers. Swimmers include former SEALs, special operations veterans, military family members, and supporters, and over 60 safety kayakers will paddle alongside this year’s swimmers.  Takes place on Sunday with opening ceremony in East Boston at Piers Park Sailing Center- 95 Marginal Street at 7:45am.  Swim/Volunteer and Donations can be made here! 

Comedy Night at Shamrock Pub

Need a laugh? Head to Shamrock Pub for Comedy Night on Friday at 8pm. Come see the best comics in the city perform!  Tickets are only $10. You can purchase them here! 

Pick Some Strawberries

Looking to take a day trip? You can pick your own strawberries at Ward’s Berry Farm. A PYO pint starts at $6.

Karaoke at Fat Baby

On Fridays, we sing!  Fat Baby will host karaoke on Friday night at 9:30pm.

Summer Solstice Celebration at Rose Kennedy Greenway

Movement + Connection | Community + Love – Yoga with Amy Leydon & Joanna Benevides – Reiki Assists with Shannon McNally. Join your Soma Community on Saturday, June 17th in the heart of the North End for a special outdoor yoga event to celebrate the Summer Solstice! A time to get outside, tune into Mother Earth’s rhythms, and harness the fiery, playful, and invigorating energy of the Sun. Takes place on Saturday at 10am. Reserve your spot here!  Tickets are FREE!

Dear old dad – Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th!  Here’s a roundup of gift ideas for dear old dad – and you won’t even have to leave the neighborhood to get them.  #shoplocal Check out our guide here! 

Free Admission to ICA on Juneteenth

Free tickets are required for museum admission and will be available to reserve beginning on Sunday, June 18 at 10 AM. Free, timed tickets are required for the ICA Water Shuttle, bringing visitors to the ICA Watershed, and tickets will be available on Sunday, June 18 at 10 AM. Plus, there will be special Juneteenth activities and events.  You can learn more here! 

Southie Saturday Run Club with MySTRYDE

Join MyStryde every Saturday at 8:30am from the South Boston studio for a 6-mile loop. Think you won’t have runners in your pace group? Think again! To make sure they support all levels and paces, they’re providing FIVE different pace groups (7/8 min per mile, 8/9 min per mile, 9/10 min per mile, 10/11 min per mile, and 11/12 min per mile) lead by our new run club pacers. Join the group this Saturday and enjoy a post-run smoothie from @bamboobeachjuicebar on MySTRYDE!

We Jammin’! For Dad!

PKL is hosting a Reggae Bottomless Brunch on Sundays 11-3 featuring live reggae music! Perfect for celebrating Dad! Cost is $25 – you can check out the menu here via Instagram! 

Order a Case of Wine

Join Social Wines Social Club! The ‘Social Club’ is Social Wines affectionate name for their client list. When you check out at the register (name and email) they remember all of your purchases. It’s a great way to refresh your memory on wines you’ve tried and helps them make suggestions for other wines based on them. They also require Social Club membership for deliveries and can easily take phone orders by looking up your previous purchases. It’s free and helps Social Wines dial in those recommendations! So stop by pick up some wine and join the Social Club! Social wines is also offering a sale on a case of Le Poussin (aka pink chick). $104 gets you 12 bottles of 2022 Le Poussin Rosé, including delivery this Wed-Friday!

Raise Your Glass – Fat Baby Charity Cocktail for June

Introducing Fat Baby’s June Charity Cocktail- Jumping for Joy ❤️made with @velovodka, kiwi, apple and lemon. $1 from each cocktail sold will be donated to South Boston-based @colinsjoyproject.

Juneteenth Boston Celebrations

Here are some Juneteenth celebrations happening in Boston this weekend.

Fathers Workout for Free

From Now through Father’s Day, text code “DAD” to 903-912-6998 for 2 weeks FREE at any Everybody Fights location ($100 value!) – Unlimited access to classes, open gym, and amenities on us.

More Karaoke on Sunday

Every Sunday, Telegraph Hill hosts a Karaoke Party starting at 7pm.

Live Music Roundup

Capo has Steve Memmolo at 8pm on Friday.  On Saturday it’s Cold Wave at 7pm.  On Sunday, Sinatra Sunday with Rich DiMare + the Ron Poster Trio.

Hunter’s is featuring Alec MacGillivray on Friday at 5pm.  On Saturday, it’s John Dillon at 3pm and on Sunday it’s Matty Sheehan at 2pm.

Lawn on D has DJ Tavo on Friday at 6:30pm. On Saturday, it’s Neon Lighthouse Band from 1pm – 4pm followed by DJ iET from 5pm-9pm.  On Sunday, enjoy Different Strokez from 1pm-4pm followed by DJ Mike Shann from 5pm-9pm.

Watch the US Open

Here are 10 Places to Watch the US Open. 

Check back, as this list may be updated.

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