The Weekender: August 5-7

What are you going to do this weekend?  Here are just a few suggestions of ways to get out and have some fun.

What’s Old Is New. The SoWa Vintage Market will be open 2 days this weekend, Friday from 5 pm-9 pm and Sunday from 10 am-4 pm during the SoWa Open Market.  Browse the antiques and search for treasures: jewelry, clothing, furniture, and photographs from days gone by.

Hip-Hop Ya Don’t Stop. Head to City Hall Plaza on Saturday for the Boston Urban Music Fest.  Artists from hip-hop, R&B, soul, pop scenes come together for this event from 5 pm-8 pm.  Pittsburgh’s Mac Miller is the festival headliner.

Summer Sandals. Everyone is already talking about Back to School shopping and fall weather.  But in reality, we have 2 more wonderful months of summer.  Visit to check out some deals and steals on sandals and flip flops and stop by Shoeline’s Facebook page for a chance to win a free pair of comfy flip flops every Friday through September.

By Popular Demand. The MFA’s Chihuly Exhibit has extended its stay for one more weekend.  Visit the Huntington Ave art museum and see the amazing glass displays that Bostonians have been raving about.  The Chihuly Exhibit officially closes on August 8th.

Farm Fresh. In Cambridge, Charles Square Farmers Market, held in the Charles Hotel lower coourtyard, is taking place on Sunday from 10 am-3 pm.  This weekly market will be held ever Sunday, rain or shine, through November 20th.  Nothing beats local fruits and vegetables picked at the peak of freshness!

Swan Song. Take full advantage of the wonderful weather this weekend.  Stop by the Boston Public Gardens and take a relaxing ride of the Swan Boats. A 130 year old tradition, a 15 minute ride costs less than $3 per person.

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As always, have a fabulous weekend!

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