Sunday, July 03, 2011

SUN 7/3: History, Boats, Music

The weather may not be great for outdoor activities, but that's what I got. Maybe cities with fireworks will postpone...


SUN 7/3 (and MON 7/4)

Noon to 3:30pm
Tours of Fort Independence
at Castle Island, South Boston

It's not always open, so Harborfest is one of the occasions take a look inside where Edgar Allan Poe was a soldier.("The Cask of Amontillado" may have been inspired during his time here.)

If you go on Monday, you could see the Consitution on its turn-around cruise...

SUN 7/3 (and MON 7/4)

11am to 11pm
Extreme Sailing Races
at Fan Pier, about 30 Northern Ave, Boston (Seaport)

I went to the Volvo Ocean Race a couple years ago, and watching the boats sail was an enjoyable sight.

So I walked by yesterday, and the boats were bigger than before. The rabid Australian commentator made it more interesting too. I didn't even mind paying $6 for a Heineken...

11am to 1pm -- Courageous Sailing Events
1:45pm -- Parade of Sail
2pm to 5pm -- Extreme 40's racing
4pm to 7pm -- Splash Time
5:30pm -- Extreme Sailing Prize Ceremony
7pm to 11pm -- Entertainment on Main Stage
So it seems like boats are going to be on the water from 11am to 5pm.

SUN 7/3

Poor Richard's Penny
at Longfellow House, 105 Brattle Street, Cambridge

When George Washington stayed at the Longfellow House, a couple musicians entertaing the general would've sounded much like this.

SUN 7/3

8:30pm to 10pm
Boston Pops Pre-Concert
at Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Storrow Dr, Boston

Bring a picnic and listen to the Pops rehearse for the National gig tomorrow.

There won't be any fireworks, but Lionel Richie will perform tonight. And "Dancing on the Ceiling" is like audio fireworks...
4pm -- Oval opens
8:30 -- Concert begins
9:30pm -- "1812 Overture" is played
It does crowded, and you can see some photos from this event if you scroll down on a post from last year.

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