OF MANY MINDS Grand Opening | Tues., June 21 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Charlestown Naval Shipyard Park, 1 Shipyard Park | Free | Celebrate the summer solstice with a new sculpture exhibit along the Boston Harborwalk in Charlestown.
Adult Queer Story Time | Tues., June 21 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 451 Artisan Way, Somerville | Free | The All She Wrote Books event features special guest Neema Avashia. 📚
The State of Race: Black Joy | Wed., June 22 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 700 Boylston St. | Free | This event will feature a mixture of conversation and musical expression highlighting the positive experiences and aspirations of people of color.
Dorchester Coffee Hour | Wed., June 22 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Ronan Park, Mt. Ida Road | Free | Dunkin’ will be on-site to keep Dorchester residents running for this chat with City staff about the neighborhood. ☕
Boston New Works Festival | Thurs., June 23-Mon., June 27 | Times vary | 30 Brattle St., Cambridge | $25+ | The first-ever Moonbox Productions festival featuring nine original theatrical pieces from local playwrights. 🎭
The Boston-based maker of Harpoon beershas agreed to buy the Vermont-based Long Trail Brewing Co., bringing together two of New England’s top craft breweries. Mass Bay Brewing Co. will acquire the Long Trail, Otter Creek, and Shed brands + continue to operate the Long Trail Riverside Pub in Bridgewater Corners, VT. 🍻 (WBUR)
The Foundry, a new Cambridge creativity hub, will fully open to the public this fall. The historic building at the intersection of East Cambridge and Kendall Square plans to host programs for arts and innovation. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place tomorrow at 101 Rogers St. at 4 p.m. with keynote speakers + city officials. (Wicked Local)
A new photography exhibition is set to make a splash at the New England Aquarium when it opens tomorrow. Photographer Keith Ellenbogen’s work showcases close-up images of Stellwagen Bank’s favorite residents, from great white sharks to humpback whales. The exhibit is free to view + will run until November. 📸 (Boston.com)
Want to fight food waste while shopping at your local farmers market? Bring your food scraps along + the farmers will turn them into compost. Find a list of the participating markets here.
Any hockey fans in the market for a house?The Winchester home of former Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is up for grabs at $2.9 million. The six bedroom, five bathroom house is newly renovated + has space for a backyard hockey rink. (Boston Globe Real Estate)
Former Red Sox player Brock Holtrecently said he and his wife plan to run the 2023 Boston Marathon to support The Jimmy Fund + Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Brock, who played seven seasons with the Sox through 2019, is preparing himself for summer training sessions. 👟 (Boston.com)
USATodaynamedWickford, Rhode Island the best historic small town in the US. Known for its 18th century-dwellings and early settlement of 1637, Wickford is the only New England entry on 2022 best small-towns list. (Boston.com)
The winners of last week’s Hampton Beach Sand Sculpting Classic in New Hampshire have been announced. Hawaii resident Mélineige Beauregard won first place for her sculpture titled “I Am Life.” The sculptures are still available for viewing until Sun., June 26 at 10 a.m. 🏖️ (WCVB 5)
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Somerville Symphony sculpture— try saying that five times fast.
The Somerville Arts Council, Somerville Parks and Recreation Department + local artist Fermin Castro are breathing new life into an old beech tree trunk in Symphony Park. Stop by Pearl and Florence streets to see the sculpture for yourself.
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Editor’s pick:Speaking of trees. I was curious about the palm trees that have been planted in the Public Garden, and luckily I came across The Friends of the Public Garden’spost all about the tradition.
Gardener William Doogue first introduced the exotic plants around 1900 and arranged them like seats in a theatre to make the Garden a “show piece of the city.” 🌴
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