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- First Fridays: Summer Pop
Fri, Jul 7 | 5–10 PM
Survive summer in the city with the magnetic Ed Balloon, a Boston-based musician who splits R&B and rap with a heady dose of glam-pop, tunes by DJ Yvng Pavl, plus a few ice-cold brews.
Survive summer in the city
Boston Pizza Festival
Sat, Jul 8 + Sun, Jul 9 | 11 AM–10 PM
This two-day outdoor festival features live music, food, and giveaways. Local and international vendors in the food industry will be there. Each pizza vendor will be selling their own product; attendees can sample pizza from all over the world and see who wins the “Boston Pizza Festival Pizza Champion” contest.
You had us at pizza
Waterfront Yoga at Castle Island
Yoga with with a view! Join Boston Harbor Now and instructors from Yoga Around Town for waterfront yoga at Castle Island every Saturday through August 26. These all-levels yoga classes will keep you sweaty—but chill—all summer.
Get your om on
Sun, Jul 8 | 12–6 PM
This quintessential porch festival takes places on porches all over Jamaica Plain. Come out for the chance to see more than 200 bands all across the neighborhood!
See who’s playing
Sat, Jul 8 + Sun, Jul 9 | 12–4 PM
Stop by the ICA’s Bank of American Art Lab and participate in the current Make/Made project designed by Bennie Flores Ansell. Work with stencils, special papers, and artists’ paint markers to create unique flying fish that tell a story from your life. Add your work to Ansell’s Fish Out of Water installation.
SoWa Open Market
Sat, Jul 8 + Sun, Jul 9 | 10 AM–4 PM
460 Harrison ave
Now in its 14th season, the award-winning SoWa Open Market is Boston’s largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, brewers and musicians. Driven by the goal of building community and supporting small businesses, the SoWa Open Market provides an opportunity for local artisans to share their products and passions. Each weekend, vendors and thousands of visitors from across New England converge in SoWa, amidst a vibrant landscape of artist studios, galleries, boutiques, and design showrooms. Meet the makers, explore the neighborhood, and shop local this weekend.
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The Society of Arts + Crafts
100 Pier 4 Boulevard, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02210
Visit our new neighbors and check out their current exhibitions, shop, or learn more about CraftBoston. The mission of the Society of Arts and Crafts is to support excellence in crafts by encouraging the creation, collection, and conservation of the work of craft artists and by educating and promoting public appreciation of fine craftsmanship.
Seaport Beer Run
Sun, Jun 9 | 10:30 AM
Starting and finishing at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston’s Seaport District, this 6.5-mile guided running tour takes runners at an easy pace through historic sights including the Old North Church and the final resting place of beer brewer and patriot Samuel Adams.
Brews + views