Weekend Roundup: Boston’s Haute Pre-Independence Day Celebrations

As Boston prepares for tomorrow’s 44th annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, all eyes this weekend were on pre-Independence Day celebrations. Here’s a look back at some of the city’s hautest happenings.

There is nothing more American than a burger and an ice cold beer and the folks at Precinct Kitchen + Bar knew what Bostonians were looking for this weekend. The Precinct Burger here is complete with dry aged beef, New England Vermont cheddar, Nueske’s bacon, and parmesan truffle fries.

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Over at PAGU, they rolled out a haute new take on a traditional New England favorite with the Lobster Roll + Txips made with fresh Boston lobster, sweet Asian pear, creamy bright green avocado, soy aioli and black sesame seeds, all sandwiched in a house made squid ink brioche roll.

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Boston Harbor Hotel’s 19th annual Summer in the City series featured a special Movie by Moonlight on Friday where guests enjoyed an outdoor showing of Notting Hill on the big screen at Rowes Wharf that kicked off at dusk.

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The Boston Public Library also hosted a concert in the courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square. The courtyard hosts weekly music series Friday afternoons that range from jazz to classical and from world to folk.

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As the Northern Lights New England yacht prepares for its fireworks cruise tomorrow, they hosted a Celtic cruise Saturday night complete with Irish tunes inspired by Boston, authentic Irish tunes, and entertaining sea shanties featuring the popular Irish band Slainte.

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We told you last week about the Boston Harborfest celebrations that continue in Boston through tomorrow. On Saturday, Old North Church held a weekend long celebration of our nation’s independence. One of their biggest events this weekend was Colonialfest, a campus-wide family-friendly program that allowed attendees the opportunity to participate in some hands-on colonial activities like chocolate making, sewing, tricorne hat making, musket lessons, fife playing and quill writing.

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