Boston Common Magazine: 9 Ways to Kick Off the Summer Season Around Boston

June 7, 2017

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Search no further for activities that will get your heart pumping, fill your belly, and keep you refreshed all summer long. Here, your guide to afternoons by the pool, art classes, yoga, and picnic lunches on the grass.


Revere Hotel Rooftop Pool and Bar

Living in a city apartment should not keep you from enjoying the outdoors poolside. The recently renovated Revere Hotel welcomes non-guests to sip a cocktail by the heated pool any day of the week from June to August for a fee (after 5 p.m., the entrance is free). Night swimming starts now. 200 Stuart St., 617-482-1800


Picnic Baskets To-Go at Davio’s

Grab your sunscreen and take your meal outside to the Boston Common, Public Garden, or Esplanade with Davio’s. For your next al fresco meal, grab the eatery's picnic basket, prix-fixe customizable meal, and blanket to sit on while you soak up the summer. Order your baskets from June 21-August 31. $95 for two people with a $25 refund when the picnic basket is returned. 75 Arlington St., 617-357-4810


MFA Studio Art Classes

Looking to get creative this summer? The Museum of Fine Arts offers a variety of classes for adults, including welding, jewelry making, knitting, intensive drawing, glass blowing, and more. Try the Paris in Boston Sketching tour on June 17 from 10:15 am to 3:15 p.m., or a stone carving class that is held every Tuesday from June 27 to August 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. 465 Huntington Ave., 617-267-9300


Daybreaker Boat Party

Mark your calendar for Daybreaker’s Friday morning boat party on June 23. Juice, healthy food sponsors, and a workout led by Yogawork’s Izzy VanHall, are what you can look forward to. Daybreaker, a host of workouts, yoga sessions, and dance parties will be hosting more events later in the summer if the boat party has you hooked. Location TBA


Sunday Suppers at B3

Reserve your table now for a five-course meal accompanied by live music from Berklee students and alumni at B3. Every Sunday night from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., executive chef Nicolas Swogger will cook up new dishes so no two experiences are exactly the same. 160 Massachusetts Ave., 617-997-0211


Seasonal Boston Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are a perfect excuse to head outdoors and shop from local vendors. At markets like SoWa and Boston Public Market, you’ll find local artists selling chic jewelry, paintings, home goods, and more.


Summertime at The Street 

Boredom is not an option between June 3 and October 1 because The Street on Chestnut Hill will host a variety of events to attend. Try yoga every Sunday morning through October 1 at 9:30 a.m., or enjoy concerts, kickboxing, and yoga—no matter what you decide to do, the calendar is full of events that will be fun for both adults and children. 33 Boylston St., 617-566-6667


Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell

If you haven’t been to movie nights at the Hatch Shell, you're in for a treat. Cozy up by Charles River Esplanade at sundown to watch Sing, The Jungle Book, and Finding Dory this July. Also check out the free concerts that the venue will host all summer. 47 David G Mugar Way, 617-787-7200


ICA Adult Programs

The Institute of Contemporary Art seems like a different place every time you visit because of their constantly changing exhibits. Explore new art installations this summer by taking part in the ICA Forums, which will discuss social, cultural, and political topics raised by the pieces, or listen in on Gallery Talks, which have experts offering insight on the pieces being viewed. 25 Harbor Shore Dr., 617-478-3100

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