Boston Weekend in Review: Tim Wakefield, a Summer Party and Regatta

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This weekend, Bostonians had the chance to celebrate former Red Sox player Tim Wakefield, attend a summer party at the Museum of Fine Arts and meet a designer at Bloomingdale’s. Here’s a look back at the weekend’s hautest events.

Tim Wakefield
Tim Wakefield

Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/waldoj/126354515/sizes/o/Tim Wakefield was recognized by the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps with the Embracing the Legacy Award held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The knuckleballer, who received the prestigious award for his charitable efforts, was the first Sox player to win the RFK honor as well as the Roberto Clemente Award. Wakefield is actively involved with the Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston and the Space Coast Early Intervention Center in his hometown of Melbourne, Florida. He is also a supporter of the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Touch ‘Em All Foundation.

Bloomingdale's
Bloomingdale’s

Photo Credit: Bloomingdale’sOn Friday, shoppers at Bloomingdale’s in Chestnut Hill had the opportunity to meet designer Michael Aram, who was in town to show off some of his home décor and jewelry collections. The lines feature everything from necklaces and bracelets to sculptures and dinnerware.

Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts

Photo Credit: Museum of Fine ArtsOne of the hautest parties this summer was held at the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday night. Stylish Bostonians have been attending the black-tie event for the past 10 years to raise money for the Museum. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Summer Party benefits an endowed Museum Council Special Exhibition Fund. Held in the Shapiro Family Courtyard, guests sipped on cocktails, enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, danced to music and had the opportunity to bid on pieces from the silent art auction. An after party was held at Liquid Art House on Arlington Street. The Summer Party was sponsored by Valentino.

Boston Rowing Center
Boston Rowing Center

Photo Credit: Boston Rowing CenterThe weather is finally heating up here in Boston. Everyone loves being outside once the weather starts getting better and this weekend was no exception. Over on the waterfront, Bostonians gathered for the Fort Point Channel Regatta where viewers had the chance to watch Hull Lifesaving Museum’s boats race by the nearby Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, under the Congress and Summer Street bridges and through a challenging course. Viewers gathered along the HarborWalk between The Barking Crab restaurant and the Children’s Museum for some of the best views. The open water rowing race was a fun way to kick off the summer season.

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