Sign Up for Free Yoga at the Revere Hotel, Saturdays This Summer
As the warm summer sun shines down on the bustling city of Boston, the roof deck at the Revere Hotel offers the space to pause and practice self-care. Yoga at the Revere Hotel has returned for the season, hosted by yoga instructors from the lululemon in Newbury. The free class comes to the rooftop every Saturday morning this summer from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., promising panoramic views of the city. BYO mat, water bottle, and towel and register online before you come to a class. Although it’s free to attend, an RSVP is required in order to limit class sizes. Show up a few minutes before 9 a.m. to make your way to the roof deck and unfurl your mat. Then get ready to move through an all-levels, Vinyasa-style flow featuring a variety of postures, from standing to supine, and sun salutations. Of course, meditative breathing will be a heavy focus of the class, as well. The session culminates in a calming savasana designed to soothe the mind and seal the positive effects of the yoga practice.
Don’t Miss the Grand Return of the 26th Annual Taste of Eastie on July 26th
It’s officially festival season, and what better excuse to get outside with your neighbors than artisan bites from local chefs? That’s exactly what’s waiting for you at the 26th Annual Taste of Eastie on Tuesday, July 26th. The event is returning to the Tall Ship Boston from 6 to 9 p.m. It’ll be put on, once again, but East Boston Main Streets. The local nonprofit exists to bolster local businesses and build connections among people of the community. The event will be particularly profound this year as the neighborhood reflects on how its residents came together to support small businesses over the past few years. So what exactly can you expect at the festival? Eclectic types of food, for one thing! More than 30 “Eastie” restaurants will head up vendor booths, each serving up their most popular bites from vastly diverse menus. You’ll also find refreshing beverages, live music and other forms of entertainment, and raffles at the 26th Annual Taste of Eastie. Tickets are $40 if you purchase them online in advance and $50 if you buy them at the gate.
Inexpensive Summer Activities
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, the second-best time! It’s summer vacation! Between summer camps, vacations, and the many activities to keep yourself or your little ones occupied; the dollar signs can add up. But, there are plenty of inexpensive and totally free activities that are still barrels of fun! Bust summer boredom with some of these family-fun activities. The first idea is to create a DIY obstacle course! Use household objects like chairs, blankets, and boxes to create an obstacle course, either indoors or outside. If you have a furry friend, you can even make them their own course! Put on a fashion show! Decide on a theme and have everyone use their own clothes, maybe even old Halloween costumes, to dress up according to the theme! Find free local activities around your neighborhood! Go to the library and read all afternoon. Discover all the different nature trails for walking or hiking. Maybe even go to a local farm or farmer’s market. Whether you are trying to keep your kiddos occupied, looking to spend time with friends, or even a unique date idea, these inexpensive summer activities will be fun for everyone!
“What’s All the Hubbub?” Comedy Show Brings Lots of Laughs to an Unusual Venue Every Month
Step inside Hubbub Comedy Club, and you’ll immediately notice that it’s not your average entertainment space. For one thing, there’s a cat. While he usually lounges out of sight during live shows, it’s not uncommon for him to make a brief appearance now and then. But he might not seem that out of place, given that the club is actually an apartment that’s been revamped to host the monthly “What’s All the Hubbub?” Comedy Show. Don’t miss the June installment on Saturday the 11th to experience this unusual venue for yourself! Snag your $10 ticket on the Eventbrite page and come prepared to pose a question as you walk in the door. Comics are all required to answer at least one audience question over the course of their set, and the improvised results are bound to get you belly-laughing. After all, some of the best stand-up comics in Boston take the stage at “What’s All the Hubbub?” every month. Feel free to arrive a bit early at 8 p.m. to get settled and crack open your first craft beer or can of wine (the venue is BYOB) while the rest of the audience filters in.
Don’t Miss the After Work Girls Mixer: Boston Baddies This Friday
Are you looking to connect with some other ladies living in the city? The weekly After Work Girls Mixer: Boston Baddies presents the perfect opportunity to do just that. Every Friday evening at Wild Rover, this free event draws women from around Boston together to mingle and network. RSVP online to attend this week’s installment of the After World Girls Mixer! While registration is free, the headcount allows organizers to plan fun extras when they anticipate a particularly impressive turnout (like a photo booth). Stop by any time between 6 and 10 p.m. to fill your plate at the buffet, grab a beverage from the cash bar, and mix and mingle with some other local women. Whether you’re looking to get to know more people on a social basis or you want to build your network for a burgeoning business, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to meet and greet as you unwind at the After Work Girls Mixer. If you can’t make it this week, RSVP for one of the upcoming Friday events later this summer instead!
Best Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day: June 19th, 2022
As June 19th comes around the corner once again, it’s time to plan an extra special Father’s Day celebration. No matter who you are celebrating Father’s Day for, these Father’s Day gift ideas are thoughtful, creative, and can even be done last minute! Create your own scrapbook. There's nothing better than a homemade, one-of-a-kind scrapbook that highlights your family in all your beautiful, funny, and loving ways. Have a movie night. Transform a space in your home into a movie theater! Figure out dad’s favorite movies and let him pick which he wants to watch. Make Father’s Day cards. Instead of leaving dad out of the fun, have everyone come together to make Father’s Day cards with each other to gift. Play video games. Just like the movie night, maybe dad has a favorite video game. Maybe you turn it into a competition and have everyone compete to see if anyone can beat dad. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what you chose to do for Father’s Day. As long as the honoree feels celebrated and you spend time with family!
Experience the Best Cuisine Boston Has to Offer During Boston Restaurant Week
If you ever wanted to visit the top restaurants in the Boston area, this is your perfect opportunity. From March 13 through March 26, the greatest local eateries are offering incredible deals on their lunch and dinner menus. You can dine-in with indoor and outdoor seating or takeout with pickup and delivery options. Each restaurant creates its own fixed price for its lunch and dinner menus. Between $15-$25 for lunch and $28-$38 for dinners. Most meals have multiple courses and some restaurants even offer specialty menus. Additional charges may be applied for exclusive extras, such as caviar or truffles. Some restaurants also offer optional wine pairings and/or beer flights, for an additional charge. Price does not include beverages, taxes, or tips. The greatest excuse to try out a new restaurant, and celebrate the amazing establishments that make Boston and Cambridge special. Mark your calendar and make your reservations now!
See Boston From a New Perspective Aboard a Harbor Sunset Yacht Cruise
Have you ever wondered how the rich and famous wined and dined in the Roaring Twenties? Climb aboard the Northern Lights for a Harbor Sunset Yacht Cruise on Boston Harbor, and you’ll find your answer. The 1920s-style steamship might not be quite what you expect when you think of a “yacht,” but at the height of the watercraft’s popularity in the early 20th century, a cruise aboard one was considered a sign of wealth and high standing in society. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout March, the Northern Lights will welcome guests for two-hour rides around Boston Harbor. The cruise includes just a bit of commentary from a well-versed tour guide as you pass by major landmarks, but you’ll mostly just be able to kick back and enjoy the ride. With a full bar and light snacks available for purchase on board the boat (only credit cards are accepted), you’ll be able to enjoy happy hour and golden hour at the same time. Tickets start at $47.25 and an ID is required to board.
New Spring Cleaning Habits
OK, it isn’t spring yet, but we are going to chat about Spring cleaning! The Spruce discusses six helpful tips on how you can better kickstart your spring season with a clean house. Spring cleaning is a common practice that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the often hectic seasons of spring and summer. It can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be difficult. The Spruce talks about getting everyone in the house involved, start smalling small, and the perfect guide to cleaning products. Does anyone else feel the urge to clean when reading an article about cleaning?! My rubber gloves are already on. Don’t miss out on this quick guide to starting your spring off right!
How to Refresh and Reorganize Your Apartment for 2022
The new year offers an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with a newly calibrated outlook and freshly minted goals. And while many people use the changing year as a chance to improve upon their physical self, why stop there? Now is the perfect time to reevaluate your living space, as well, to ensure that it’s up to the task of serving as the backdrop for your daily to-dos and triumphs. Read on for a few easy ways to refresh and reorganize your apartment for 2022.
Declutter and de-stress. Curb clutter in your apartment by getting rid of outdated paperwork, unnecessary collectibles, and other items that tend to collect on surfaces, paying special attention to your desk, kitchen counters, and nightstands. Do this one room at a time so that you won’t feel overwhelmed by the process, and don’t forget to add in some mood-boosting houseplants!
Whittle your wardrobe. Try this trick to help you whittle down your wardrobe to the essentials: Pick one day in the near future to turn all of the clothes hangers in your closet in the same direction. After wearing an item, turn the hanger the opposite direction. If after six months, any of the hangers are still in their initial position, donate or consign the item of clothing.
Redecorate to rejuvenate. In with the new; out with the old! Retire worn, unwanted furnishings and breathe life into your space by trying out a new decorating trend. In 2022, some interior design trends include touchable textures, Parisian-inspired interiors, curved furnishings, and colorful window treatments!
New Year, New Hobby
Sign Up for a Class at The Dance Complex
If your New Year’s resolution is to prioritize self-care, start with the stretch class at The Dance Complex. Its instructor Lisa Simon has spent decades perfecting the calming class, piecing together relevant elements from her training in dance, sports, physical therapy, and yoga. She designs a slowly flowing stretching routine that can be changed to cater to any skill level.
Drop in for the soothing stretch session, or get your adrenaline pumping at a high-octane class like cardio kickboxing. Your instructor will show you the proper techniques to attack the bag using boxing gloves, interspersing the boxing with jumping rope and other cardio elements. The public roster of exercise classes also includes many forms of dance, from all-levels of street dance to Bollywood, ballet, and even Hawaiian hula. Most of the courses cater to beginners (or can be modified so that novices can participate), so don’t worry if you’ve never attended a dance class before. You should be able to easily join in the dance session. If you’re more comfortable exercising in the comfort of your own home, sign up for one of the virtual classes. The calendar of virtual classes is still expansive and varied.
Start 2022 With Healthy Smoothies From Kwench Juice Cafe
Was your New Year’s resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle? Let the nutrition enthusiasts at Kwench Juice Café help. They craft healthy sips using fresh ingredients—take, for example, the Beast Mode smoothie. After a grueling workout, fuel up with the protein-packed blend of peanut butter, almond or coconut milk, cacao, spinach, kale, and banana. Add chia seeds or hemp protein for an extra boost.
Want to try a juice cleanse in 2022? Kwench offers packages that include five juices and one large smoothie, so you can mix and match options like the Lifeblood juice, an inflammation-fighting blend of beet, apple, carrot, ginger, and lemon. Complement it with the Glow, which combines celery and kale with apple, parsley, lemon, lime, and ginger or the immune-boosting vitamin C with orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit juice. If you’re in the mood for something a little bit heartier, dig into an açai bowl. The signature Rainbow bowl showcases a frozen blend of açai and pitaya with blueberry, banana, and almond or coconut milk as the base, with goji berries and antioxidant-rich cacao nibs on top.