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    20 Great Ways to Celebrate Summer This Weekend in and Around Boston
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    Bottles of wine out for the tasting from Lambert's Vintage Wines are poured during the Food and Wine Festival at Daniels Vineyards in Crab Orchard, W.Va., Saturday, June 20, 2015.

    Friday, July 13

    Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

    Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today try Bootcamp at 6:30 a.m. at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End or a walking group at 10 a.m. at Moakley Park in South Boston.

    50 Percent off Friday Nights at the Museum of Science

    Now through the end of August, enjoy 50 percent off exhibit halls admission from 3- 9 p.m. Grab your family or friends and explore everything the museum has to offer at this discounted rate. Plus starting at 6 p.m. you can also enjoy beer, wine, small plates and oysters in the museum’s Riverview Cafe. You can also add Omni and Planetarium shows at a discounted rate of just $6.

    Citizens Bank Weekly Cornhole Tournament

    The weekly cornhold tournament, sponsored by Citizens Bank returns for summer.The first eight teams of two will compete for “Lawn Bucks.” All the fun starts at 6:45 p.m.. Sign up for free at the Citizens Bank kiosk starting at 6:30 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Movie Fridays

    Friday is movie night during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy “The Lion King” on the big screen for your waterfront entertainment. The movie starts at dusk, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Tanglewood in the City

    Experience Tanglewood without leaving the city! Grab your lawn chair and head to the Boston Common tonight to catch the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s “Tanglewood in the City” on the giant screen live from Tanglewood. This is a free event. 8 p.m., Boston Common, near the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets.

    Saturday, July 14 

    Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

    Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. This morning enjoy a walking group at 8 am. At Franklin Park in Dorchester, yoga at 9:15 a.m. at Franklin Park, Dorchester, yoga at 10 a.m. at Healy Playground, Roslindale or bootcamp at 11 a.m. at Almont Park in Mattapan.

    Samuel Adams Morning Mash In: Red Sox Edition

    Join Sam Adams for a special Red Sox edition of its Morning Mash in Tour. Tour the brewery before it opens to the public, taste some beers and enjoy gourmet breakfast sandwiches before getting on a trolley and heading to Fenway Park. Tickets are $45 (and they don’t include tickets to the Red Sox game). This is a 21+ event. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Sam Adams Brewery, 30 Germania St., Boston.

    Jamaica Plain Garden Tour

    Enjoy unique access to more than 20 private gardens in Jamaica Plain’s Sumner Hill and Central neighborhoods during the first annual Jamaica Plain Garden Tour. Tickets start at $20. The tour starts at J.P. Licks, 659 Centre St.

    Downeast Cider Fairgrounds

    Head down to the lawn on D for carnival games and fun at the Downeast themed “Fairgrounds.” Enjoy the dunk tag, ring-toss, balloon darts and more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    My Caribbean One World Expo

    Enjoy live performances at one of Boston’s favorite caribbean festivals today on the Greenway. Enjoy dance, art, crafts and more. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., The Greenway, High Street and Atlantic Avenue, Boston.

    Greenway Open Market

    Celebrating its eighth season, this open-air artisan market features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

    Summer Daze Bar Crawl

    This bar crawl hits some of Boston’s best outdoor drinking venues. Your ticket includes a Summer Daze Tank Top, entry into all locations with no cover, party shades, koozies and specials. Tickets start at $20 and can be picked up between Noon and 3 p.m. at Tia’s. Noon to 9 p.m.,Tia’s, 200 Atlantic Ave., Boston.

    The Market Bar at Boston Public Market

    Saturday afternoons enjoy a beverage while you shop or dine throughout the Boston Public Market. Stop by the special Market Bar in the HUB for local beer and wine selections. 1-5 p.m., Boston Public Market

    Tango in the Park

    Tango in the Park returns for its third year bringing the tango and its music to the open air. This year’s summer season opens with the Boston Tango Orchestra, Hernan and Anita performance and lessons for beginners. This is a rain or shine event. All the fun starts at 7 p.m. Dewey Square Plaza, Boston.

    Family Film Festival “Sing!”

    Enjoy a family-friendly movie tonight on the Prudential Center’s South Garden at the MAGIC 106.7 Family Film Festival. Tonight it’s “Sing!” Entertainment, children’s activities and giveaways start at 6 p.m. All movies are free and start at sundown. Don’t forget those picnic blankets or lawn chairs, too. Prudential Center, Boston.

    Sunday, July 15 

    SoWa Open Market

    The SoWa Open Market is back for its 15th season. Enjoy this weekly celebration of local artisans, farmers, food trucks, brewers, musicians and more. While you’re there enjoy a selection of local brews, stay for a lawn game and enjoy live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 530 Harrison Ave., Boston. 

    Harpoon Brunch

    Head to the Harpoon Beer Hall for brunch featuring their new Brunch Pretzels. The made to order, first-come, first-served pretzels come with two dipping sauces (bacon ranch and marinara) and there are meat and meatless options. $10. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

    Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today enjoy Kids Yoga at 11 a.m. at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain, Yoga at 12:30 p.m. at Winthrop Square in Charlestown or Yoga at 2 p.m. at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain.

    CRUSH Wine Festival

    Sample more than 75 award-winning Massachusetts wines from 18 local wineries, along with handcrafted cheeses, chocolates and small bites, and a chance to meet the winemakers and bring home some bottles for later. Tickets start at $35. Noon to 5:30 p.m., Massachusetts Horticultural Society, The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St., Wellesley.

    Adult Ice Cream Party at Loretta's Last Call

    National Ice Cream Day isn’t just for the kiddos. Head to Loretta’s Last Call for a special adult, 21+ ice cream party complete with sponsor inspired flavors, a giant toppings bar and more. 2-5 p.m., Loretta’s Last Call, 1 Lansdowne St., Boston.