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Weekend Picks – Labor Day Weekend Edition

Weekend Picks – Labor Day Edition is proudly sponsored by Dedham Savings Bank

Cook out this weekend

Having a backyard cookout for the Labor Day? Foodies can help you with when it comes to the meat you’re grilling. From hot dogs to hamburgers, to their delicious sides, Foodies has everything from fresh produce to desserts to beer and wine to make your get together perfect!

Let the games begin!

Introducing South Boston’s free game and activity lending library – the Recreation Station. Recreation Station is filled with items for public use such as fitness gear, lawn games, books, family activities and more! You can get the details here! 

Four Days of Brunch at Lincoln

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

Slush Puppies

You remember Slush Puppies right? Well, you can relive your childhood at Publico with their adult version.  It’s made with a traditional slush base, fruit syrup, and your choice of booze! Pairs well with their wings! 

Medal of Honor Playground Grand Opening

Colin’s Joy Project and Boston Parks and Recreation will officially open the 2-5 year old play structure on Saturday morning at 10am! Stop by this weekend and check it out!

Beer + Pretzels at Roza Lyons

Add snacks and drinks on your weekend to do list!  Roza Lyons has plenty of shareable snacks including their famous pretzels served with cheese dip! Roza Lyons has an impressive draught selection that pair perfectly with pretzels!

Aloft has gone to the dogs

What’s better than Friday night? Friday night + a cold cocktail and your favorite four-legged friend @aloft_boston! Join Drinks with Dogs, every Friday at 5pm in their private backyard and WXYZ bar; drinks and apps are available for you and your pup! Don’t forget to enter yourself in for a chance to win an overnight stay while you’re there!

Illuminate the Harbor

Enjoy fireworks on Friday, September 3rd at 8pm in the Fan Pier – Piers Park area hosted by Boston Harbor Now.  You can get the details here! 

Chalk the Walk

Join us on the Boston Harborwalk before Illuminate the Harbor for Boston Harbor Now’s first Chalk the Walk event featuring mini sidewalk chalk art murals created by both local artists and you! This family-friendly event will leave you in awe of the talent and creativity of over 10 professional chalk artists from all over Massachusetts hosted by businesses and cultural sites across the waterfront. Many locations will provide chalk for you to leave your own mark, as you Chalk the Walk. Get your camera ready to start strolling during this free, fun, and safe waterfront excursion. A lineup of over 10 unique mini chalk murals will be on display from 3:00pm– 8:00pm on September 3rd. Catch the @seaportbos murals on Seaport Common and in the Courtyard by @art_by_carter and @curtistic

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. Served daily at 5:30pm.

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!

Get your tickets

Big news! Alex Moffat of SNL just got added to next weekend’s show at Laugh Boston – Thursday, September 9th at 8pm $25, Friday, Sep10th at 7:30pm and 9:45pm $29 and Saturday, September 11th 7:30pm and 9:45pm $29.  You can purchase your tickets here! 

D’s Keys Dueling Piano Show

D’s Keys is back in business Thursdays – Saturdays featuring interactive dueling piano show starting at 8pm (doors open at 7pm).  You can reserve your spot here!

The Playwright will host Labor Day Brunch

Enjoy the long weekend with one more day of brunch at the Playwright on Monday from 10am-3pm! Enjoy shareable cocktail towers, breakfast poutine, and chicken + waffles! You can make a reservation here! 

Playground Yoga is Open

Southie’s newest yoga studio – Playground Yoga – is now open on E Street and offering in-person and virtual classes!  You can learn more here!

World Cup Action at the Polish American Club

THREE big World Cup Qualifying matches coming up for the Polish National Team – 9/2, 9/5 and 9/8 and the Polish American Club will have the games on, so make a plan to watch!

Waterfront Scavenger Hunt

Boston Harbor Now has organized a special scavenger hunt for you in the neighborhood! Each hunt has been carefully crafted to reflect the unique history and culture of the area and includes multiple choice, short-answer, and open-ended questions, as well as photo submissions. You can play by yourself or as a team and experience the harbor in a completely new way. You can learn more here! 

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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.