This Week’s Best Boston Happenings: 7/17/15

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From Bastille Day celebrations to a beer tasting aboard a Tall Ship, Boston celebrated in style this week. Here’s a look back at some of the city’s hautest events.

Courageous Sailing
Courageous Sailing

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The 19th annual Make-A-Mark event was held Tuesday night to benefit Courageous Sailing. The summertime gala celebration featured an evening of live music, silent auctions featuring a weekend getaway in Maine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from The Fireplace, Capers Catering and Jules Catering. Located at Pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy yard, the event attracted revelers looking to raise money help kids learn out to sail. Cocktails were provided by local vendors like Dirty Water Distillery, Samuel Adams and Gordon’s Wines and Premier Bartending.

Taste of Cambridge
Taste of Cambridge

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Also held on Tuesday night across the bridge was the 13th annual Taste of Cambridge. Attendees had the opportunity to enjoy samples of delicious dishes from more than 100 Cambridge area restaurants. Proceeds from the event were donated to support Cambridge non-profits doing direct service work in Cambridge in alcohol and drug prevention and treatment. This year’s event included beer from Harpoon and John Harvard’s Brew House and wine gardens, lawn games and live music by The Dirty Water Brass Band. The VIP section, which allowed guests “fast pass entrance” and a later closing, included a bloody Mary bar, a raw bar, specialty cocktails, and miniature golf. This year’s restaurants included Bambara Restaurant, Alden and Harlow, Amelia’s Trattoria, The Blue Room, Bondir and Catalyst Restaurant.

 

Bastille Kitchen
Bastille Kitchen

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Tuesday was Bastille Day and Boston celebrated in style. Bastille Kitchen hosted a private cocktail celebration in conjunction with the office of the French Consulate in Boston featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Executive Chef Adam Kube.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra
Boston Landmarks Orchestra

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On Wednesday night, Boston Landmarks Orchestra hosted their Opening Night. The concert was to be held at the Esplanade but due to rain was moved inside to Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street. The Rhapsody in Green event featured mysteries of the sea with Debussy’s La Mer and Hovhaness’ And God Created Whales along with recorded humpback whale songs provided by Dr. Salvatore Cerchio, courtesy of the New England Aquarium.

World Ocean School
World Ocean School

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Last night, a beer tasting was held aboard a historic tall ship known as the Roseway. The two-hour schooner cruise departed from Rowes Wharf with beer aficionados enjoying a taste of Global Beer Networks (Kasteel, Piraat and Petrus). All of the proceeds from the event benefited the educational programs of the World Ocean School. The next tasting will be held on August 13 featuring Backlash Beer Company. A final sail will be held on September 3 featuring Downeast Cider House.

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