Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Holiday Traffic Projections, Beer Garden with a Cause, Harborfest, Parade of Lights, Fireworks over Boston Harbor

Today is Tuesday, July 2 and if you’re planning on traveling for the holiday later this week, be sure to check in on the traffic. Boston was named among one of the worse cities for traffic during Fourth of July accord to AAA projections, read more on MassLive.com.

Here’s what else you need to know for today…

11:00AM Boston Harborfest Opening Ceremony. The official opening of Boston Harborfest will take place at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, complete with colonial era reenactments, a short speaking program, and the traditional cutting of the cake, see additional details here.

8:30PM Parade of Lights in Boston Harbor. This elegant promenade of festively-lit boats of all shapes and sizes returns to light the Inner Harbor and the dramatically-changed Seaport skyline. A dazzling fireworks display culminates what is sure to become the most anticipated Harborfest annual event, see additional details here.

9:00PM Harborfest Fireworks Over Boston Harbor. Grab a spot in Christopher Columbus Park for a dazzling view of the fireworks display for Harborfest.

Notable News:

Another beer garden? Yes, but the Anchor does more than sell pints

Beer gardens are becoming more and more popular around the city as people gather for a drink after work or to meet up with friends, but a newcomer is taking a twist on the popular trend. The Anchor Boston in the Charlestown Navy Yard uses a portion of their profits to fund free educational programs for kids and adults in the surrounding community, read more on the Boston Globe.

North End Magic:

Plan Your Events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, July 3

1:00PM Hammered Dulcimer Concert. Join the Paul Revere House at 19 North Square for award-winning musician Dave Neiman plays jigs, reels, and Baroque and Renaissance tunes that Paul Revere and his family may have enjoyed.

Thursday, July 4

Independence Day

6:00AM First Day of Thursday Trash Pickup. As of July 1, trash and recycling collection will begin at 6 a.m., moving up one hour from the current start time of 7 a.m. In the North End, collections will be changed to take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Thursday street sweeping will be moved to Fridays, see additional details here.

10:30AM Yoga-Lates by Age Strong Commission. Stop by North End Park of Yoga-Lates as park of a lineup of Greenway fitness classes, see additional information here.

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