Haute Weekend Roundup in Boston

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On this Memorial Day, we pause to remember the fallen, who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms.

Today is also a day of remembering our 35th President John F. Kennedy, who would have turned 100 on this date. Over the weekend, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum hosted a series of centennial events, including the opening of their new exhibit JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos where you can view 40 never displayed before artifacts, including everything from some Kennedy family items from his youth and a flag from PT 109 (the boat commanded by JFK during World War II) to items relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis and personal notes in preparation of his landmark address to the nation on civil rights.

On Saturday, the Library hosted a commemoration for the Peace Corps that he founded while yesterday, they offered a Space Exploration Discovery Day to honor his mission to land a man on the moon. They continue the commemorations today with choral groups performing this morning, a U.S. Navy band performing at 2:15 p.m. with a U.S. Navy F-18 flyover at 3 p.m. followed by a birthday cake cutting ceremony created by Montilio’s Baking Company (the same bakery created the wedding cake for JFK and Jackie).

JFK Presidential Library and MuseumPhoto Credit: JFK Presidential Library and Museum

Over the weekend, Boston hosted one of the largest music festivals, Boston Calling, over a three-day, sold-out series of events at Harvard Athletic Complex that included performances by Tool, Mumford & Sons, Chance the Rapper, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Weezer.

Boston CallingPhoto Credit: Boston Calling

In other arts news, Boston Ballet‘s The Sleeping Beauty wrapped up its final performance at the Opera House this weekend.

Boston BalletPhoto Credit: Boston Ballet

Also over the weekend, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops performed the world premiere of Jaws for the ultimate film-with-live orchestra experience. The symphony played in concert with the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.

Boston PopsPhoto Credit: Boston Pops

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