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Save Your Weekends: Rose on a Boat, River Fest + Markets Resume

cambridge MA river fest

As if allergy season wasn’t enough, what is with this nasty summer cold that’s going around? Here’s hoping you haven’t been taken down by it like I have — or if you have, that you’re already making your way back to the land of the living in time to take advantage of the fresh summer fun happening around Boston this weekend.

Union Square Farmers Market Opens
Saturday June 2st, 2013
9 am to 1 pm
Union Square Plaza
Somerville, MA
(Union Square)
FREE

Farmers markets all around the city reopen for the summer this weekend (Boston.com has a handy farmers market finder), but Union Square is the hot place to be (and I’m not just biased because I live here). Come early to hit up Union Square Donuts before they sell out, then stick around to shop for your local, seasonal produce & products, including farm-wineries. New on the scene is the Relish Center for Urban Agriculture, teaching free crafts & activities to kids (and their parents) each week during the market. This week: Bee keeping basics!

The Boston Rose Party (on a Boat)
Saturday June 1st, 2013
3 to 6 pm
Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA
(Seaport)
Tix: $59 per person, includes harbor cruise, wine & appetizers

Join our friends at 90+ Cellars for an introduction to the “Rose Revolution” on a 3-hour boat cruise of Boston Harbor. Your $60 ticket includes drink tickets for 90+ Cellars’ baller local wines, plus appetizers (full cash bar also available on board). Can’t afford the boat cruise? Have your own tasting party at home with 90+ Cellars’ new “Weekender”: three of their most popular summer wines (pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, and cabernet) packaged cleverly in a box that then turns into a “corkhole” game for your next BBQ.

Cambridge River Fest
Saturday June 1st, 2013
Noon to 6 pm
Rain date: Sunday June 2nd
Memorial Drive/Charles River
Cambridge, MA
(Harvard Square)
FREE

Kick off the official start of summer in the city at this annual tradition (going on 40 years!) celebrating the arts along the Charles River, with food trucks & vendors, live music, dance & performance art, and family-friendly activities. Kick off the festival right at noon with a performance from my friends Abbie Barrett & The Last Date!


And, don’t forget, you can now get to the Cape without a car by riding the new CapeFlyer train service from South Station to Hyannis — dogs and bikes welcome, kids under 5 ride free! Read more in my review of its maiden voyage.

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