It’s tough to compete with all of the celebratory events held the week of the 4th of July, but a week later and Boston is still buzzing with haute happenings. Here’s a look back at some of the top things that went on this week.
Photo Credit: Clay Buchholz Foundation
On Monday, Red Sox All-Star pitcher Clay Buchholz and his wife Lindsay hosted the third annual Buchholz Bowl at Lucky Strike. Professional athletes, local celebrities and members of Red Sox Nation enjoyed cocktails and snacks along with a silent auction. Former Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, team favorite Big Papi and Sox executives Larry Lucchino and Tom Werner were all on hand to raise more than $200,000 for the Clay Buchholz Foundation, which assists needy children and families undergoing medical procedures.
Photo Credit: Boston Harbor Cruises
This week, Boston Harbor Cruises kicked off their weekly summer barbecues on Georges Island and clambakes on Spectacle Island. Running now through September 16, you can take a sunset cruise to the island and enjoy a barbecue feast every Wednesday of spiced rubbed chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and even barbecued baked beans made with molasses and brown sugar. Finish off the experience with s’mores on the beach as you watch the spectacular sunsets. The clambakes are held on Thursdays and include lobsters, steamers and mussels steamed with Harpoon IPA, barbecue chicken, clam chowder, corn on the cob and steamed red potatoes. (The food is provided by Rita’s Catering). The cruise leaves from Long Wharf Boston at 6:30 p.m. and departs the island at 9 p.m.
Photo Credit: ICA Boston
Over at the Institute of Contemporary Art in the Seaport District, last night began its ninth annual summer concert series, Harborwalk Sounds, held Thursday nights until August 27. The outdoor concerts are held on the ICA’s Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld Harborway. This is one of the best ways to enjoy a beautiful summer night right out on the water. Music includes folk, indie pop, rock and funk. After the concert, head into the gallery to view some of the latest exhibits.
Photo Credit: Museum of Fine Arts
The 20th annual Boston French Film Festival got underway last night at the Museum of Fine Arts with the film “The Chef’s Wife.” Running now through July 26, this year’s festival highlights include one of France’s biggest box-office hits “Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart” featuring Guillaume Canet and a bittersweet comedy “In the Courtyard” starring Catherine Deneuve. Throughout the festival, 19 films will be shown. Full and half festival passes are available.