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Happy 4th of July!

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Jul 04, 2015


Happy 4th of July! If you're staying in the city this year, here are a few places for food and libations that are open on the 4th:

  • Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro | Beacon Hill: "Serving brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with specials like watermelon salad, grilled chorizo with pepper relish, and crab cakes, as well as dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. with specials like barbecue braised pork shoulder. Regular menu available in addition to specials."
  • Bistro du Midi | Back Bay: "Offering a special "714" menu (seven options, one prix fixe, four courses) from July 1 through July 14, including July 4, in honor of both America's and France's Independence Days. (Bastille Day takes place on July 14 in France.) $49/person. Vegetarian options available upon request."
  • Frost Ice Loft | Downtown: "Boston's only bar made of ice will be open from noon to 10 p.m. on July 3 and 4, as well as noon to 8 p.m. on July 5, featuring new ice sculptures of "classic American heroes" like Captain America and Wonder Woman by sculptor Eric Fontecchio. Plus, there will be Independence Day-inspired cocktails."
  • Flat Top Johnny's | Kendall Square: "Celebrating 'murica with burgers, wings, beer, and pool all day."

For the full article from Boston Eater, click here


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5 Places to Watch the 4th of July Fireworks

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Check out Curbed Boston's list of the best places to watch the fireworks this 4th of July:

"This Saturday Boston looses its annual fireworks whiz-bangery along the Charles River and we've scoped out a dozen spots for you and yours to ooh and aww at the spectacle. The vast majority don't cost a dime, either. These include public parks such as Robbins Farm in Arlington and Prospect Hill in Somerville as well as the Harvard Bridge (a.k.a. the Mass. Ave. Bridge) and the Pru'sSkywalk Observatory. Feeling like dropping some money for the big holiday? We've got you covered there, too, with a couple of hotel roof decks as well as a canoe-on-the-Charles option. Go."



1. Charles River Canoe & Kayak

"Push off from both Boston and Cambridge locations in boats big and small, with guided tours available as well for larger groups. (The Boston location is at 1071 Soldiers Field Road.)"

2. XV Beacon

"The boutique hotel has an open roof deck"

3. Harvard Bridge 

"It will be right next to the barges launching the fireworks"

4. Bunker Hill Monument

"Go here and understand why the hill was fought over: It still offers fantastic views of the harbor"

5. Royal Sonesta Hotel

"The hote's Riverside Terrace hosts a barbecue buffet with views of the fireworks"

For the full article, click here

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Boston Harborfest

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Jun 28, 2015

"Boston Harborfest, the largest Independence Day festival in the United States, celebrates Boston's colonial, Revolutionary War, and maritime history and heritage with fireworks, entertainers, historical reenactments, music, Harbor cruises, walking tours, and Chowderfest - plus a lot more!

Festivities begin on July 1, run through July 5th, and take place in central Boston neighborhoods including Downtown and the Waterfront, Boston Common, Charlestown, the South Boston Waterfront, the North End, and even the Boston Harbor Islands National Park. "

Click here for the full schedule of events!



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Boston Pops July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Jul 04, 2013

Boston Pops

Happy 4th of July! Today is the day! Grill it up, hit the beach and come to Boston to get a great view of the Boston Fireworks Spectacular this year! 

The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the fireworks, which are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. This year, performances will include Susan Tedeschi, Howie Day, Ayla Brown, Ellis Hall, The Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops. The show will conclude with "Overture of 1812", which will be performed by the Boston Pops as the fireworks go off! The concert and fireworks will end at approximately 10:00pm. 

The Esplanade, like most years, will be crowded so make sure you get there early! The Mass Ave Bridge will be closed this year as well as half of the Longfellow Bridge. On top of the items that are normally not permitted, no backpacks or coolers will be allowed this year as well. 

So plan accordingly, stay safe and most importantly, enjoy your Independence Day!

For further information, please check the CBS Boston and the Boston Pops Firework Spectacular website. 

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