The Weekender: July 8-10

With the July 4th holiday weekend behind us, it’s time to enter the dog days of summer.  Here are 5 great ways to beat the heat and beat boredom this weekend.

Food to Go. Macy’s National Food Truck Tour “Chefs A-Go-Go” is rolling into Boston this weekend.  Chef Ming Tsai will be in board the truck, cooking his favorite summer recipes.  For the menu and more information, check out the event website.

Sun and Sand. Living in New England, you’re privy to a world of beachy opportunities.  The choice is up to you: soft sand or rocky coast?  Calm water or crashing waves?  Take your pick from this list of New England beaches, and don’t forget to pack your sunscreen!

Lights, Camera, Action!  If you’ve ever wanted a role in a major motion picture, you’ll have your chance on Saturday night.  Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, is filming a concert scene at Boston’s Hatch Shell.  Be sure to register ahead of time so you can receive set passes and shooting information.

Shopping Goes Green. The Greenway Open Market celebrates its opening weekend this Saturday, July 9th.  This brand new open air arts and crafts market is located along the Rose Kennedy Greenway.  The market will run every Saturday trough September 17th from 11 am until 4 pm.

Rockin on the Water. Hop on board the Provincetown II and set sail on a Rock and Blues Concert Cruise.  This Sunday’s cruise The Alternate Routes and Adam Ezra Group with Brian Jarvis.  Boarding begins at 2 pm and the ship will depart at 3 pm.  While day-of tickets are available at the Bay State Cruise box office, purchasing tickets online ahead of time is recommended.

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