Actually fun things to do in Boston this weekend

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It’s the end of February so you know what that means: the reopening of Sullivans! Nothing like a hot dog and some crinkle fries to end a bleak, never-ending, pandemic winter. Of course, this isn’t the only way to lighten your mood – an outdoor light installation and Sunday brunch dedicated to running black hospitality can also do the trick. And a couple of Hamantaschen for Purim. As always, continue to support our team local restaurants however you can and give generously to local food banks and other organizations. Everything you need to do in Boston this weekend is here.

Friday February 26th – Sunday February 28th

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Emerald necklace

We could all use a dopamine high right now. Until March 13, a selected number of bridges in the over 1,000 hectare emerald chain will be illuminated in light green from dusk until 9 p.m. Use your pandemic downtime to track them down.

Costs: Free

Friday February 26th

Mamalehs

If you’re looking for some epic hamantaschen for Purim this year, we’ll place your order right away. Mamaleh’s takes orders on Thursday and Friday for its three different fillings: chocolate and blood orange, halwa and sesame caramel, as well as the classic date and walnut.

Costs: $ 2 each

Sunday February 28th

On-line

Head to MIDA’s Douglass Williams, Urban Grape’s TJ Douglas, and BECMA’s Segun Idowu for a virtual Italian brunch and chat about representation in hospitality. Meanwhile, enjoy a three-course brunch from MIDA and half a bottle of wine from Urban Grape at the same time. All proceeds go to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Costs: $ 90

Friday February 26th – Sunday February 28th

The greenway

Nothing like a little free Art of lifting spirits. Creator Andy Li created a large-format textile and text installation that celebrates the ox’s most important qualities, including determination, honesty and patience – all qualities we can currently use.

Costs: Free

Friday February 26th

Noir

You’ve probably enjoyed cheese, bread, and wine during the pandemic – why not enjoy them all in one dish? Take a table on Noir’s terrace under one of the heat lamps, pretend you’re in Switzerland and enjoy the classic apr├Ęs-ski snack.

Costs:

$ 15

Friday February 26th – Sunday February 28th

Peregrine falcon

It is your point of contact for pasta – and now also your point of contact for Mediterranean comfort dishes. Traveling chef de cuisine Matthew Bullock goes back to his roots to make something else by the end of March: shrimp and grits, crispy rice cakes, blackened white fish, and cast iron fried chicken that’s so popular it routinely sells out.

Costs: A la carte

Saturday February 27th

Baramor

Give us cozier options like this one. Baramor gives us blankets, Baramor gives us heaters for the outside area, and Baramor gives us thermoses of apple cider or hot chocolate, virgin or spiked, along with goodies like cookies, s’mores and even poutine. However, it only takes place on Saturdays until the end of the month. Secure your reservation now.

Costs: $ 15 to secure the reservation; Reserve table on-line

Saturday February 27th

Fiddler Field

Step out of your PJs and head to the Charles for a one-hour high-intensity interval training session that is a mix of weight training and cardio breakouts. The cold weather keeps sweat to a minimum, while the post-workout swag keeps you motivated.

Costs: Suggested Donation of $ 10; Register online

Friday February 26th – Sunday February 28thIf you

The urban grape

Here’s what you need to know: the store can barely keep these kits in stock. So don’t wait until February. The six-bottle collection celebrates winemakers of colors from around the world, including three from California.

Costs: $ 178

Friday February 26th – Saturday February 27thIf you

Grill 23

Thanks to the meat gods and goddesses: Grill 23 is now selling its full range of Brandt beef tenderloin mignons, ribeyes and porterhouses ready to make their beef butters. And rest assured you can make a meal out of it thanks to the raw bar and side dish additives (hello, shrimp cocktail and spinach with Taleggio cream!). Did we mention the on-the-go cocktails? If you order before 3 p.m., you can collect your order on the same day. Delivery is also possible.

Costs: Your monthly (annual?) Steak allowance (and it’s worth it!)

Friday February 26th – Sunday February 28th

Nashoba Valley ski area

Well, that sounds damn invigorating (for once): A couple of hours to satisfy your need for speed while at the same time keeping a safe distance from people who don’t belong to your COVID cohort. Nashoba’s Snow Tubing Park is now open Thursday through Sunday for the duration of the winter. However, book early – we’re not the only ones who are dying to get some fresh air and freedom of thought.

Costs: $ 35

Friday February 26th – Sunday February 28th

Boston Harbor Distillery

Additionally, there is another way you can support your local restaurants by ordering tons of food stalls and tipping abundantly. For the time being, the Boston Harbor Distillery is donating $ 20 for every bottle of Putnam New England Whiskey sold to the Massachusetts Restaurant Association’s Education Foundation. Plus, guest stars like Andy Husbands from The Smoke Shop BBQ and Asia Mei from Moonshine 152, along with their restaurant bartenders, will share their favorite Putnam whiskey cocktails on BHD social media channels every few days.

Costs: $ 50-90 per bottle

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