“Keep your Catch” tour with Boston Lobster Tours
Four 75-minute trips a day with lobsterman (and Everett firefighter) Tony Carli on his boat Fourcast. Tour the harbor on his traditional lobster boat and hear the history of lobstering in the harbor. Six passengers, $180.
Boston: “Gondola di Venezia” – Gondola rides on the Charles
Authentic Venetian Gondolas cruise up and down the Charles for 45 or 60-minute tours Friday – Sunday. Leave from the Hatch Shell. Who knew? Musicians, food baskets and champagne. Prices range from $99 to $229. Marriage on your mind? More than 1000 proposals since Joseph and Camille Gibbons launched the business 11 years ago and four marriage proposals already this week.
Providence: “La Gondola”
More authentic Venetian gondolas take you excursions along the Woonasquatucket and Providence Rivers, past river walks and waterfront parks. Complimentary basket of cheese and crackers, ice bucket & glasses and Italian music provided. $79 -- $159 dollars for a 40-minute trip. Train leaves from South Station and takes you almost directly to the dock on Citizen’s Plaza. Nearby restaurants Nuovo or New Rivers a good place for a before or after bite to eat.
Gloucester Schooner Festival
The 27th-annual festival takes place from September 2-5. About 50 seaworthy vessels participating. Also Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day hosts its annual celebration on Saturday. Free admission to exhibits and the aquarium all day. Fireworks over Gloucester Harbor Saturday night following the boat “Parade of Lights.”
Berklee Jazz on Spectacle Island
Sunday, Sept. 4, 1-4pm. Listen to the school’s Cettina Donato Quartet on the porch at Spectacle Island. Ferries leave from Long Wharf. Sponsored by Boston Harbor Alliance.
Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival at Tanglewood Music in Lenox
Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 24th annual kicks off Friday, September 2 through Sunday, Sept. 4. Artists include Jimmy Cobb, Gunther Schuller and Mary Stallings, also rising stars like drummer and producer Ulyssess Owens, Jr. and Sara Manning. And for the first time ever, the festival partnered with the Tanglewood Food & Wine Festival.
August 14 – 19, featuring Charo (yes, Charo) as Grand Marshal. The Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist is known for flashy stage presence and her trademark phrase “cuchi-cuchi.” She just received rave reviews for performances in New York and Palm Springs. She’ll be combining techno, salsa, flamenco and no doubt some fabulous costumes. Title of her new single: “Sexy, Sexy.” This Friday, Town Hall, 8:00 p.m.
Tenth Annual Boston Tattoo Convention
Sept. 2 – 5 at Back Bay Sheraton. Features “live” tattooing, exhibitions and parties. Also the Miss Boston Ink Bikini Contest. Grand Prize? A professional photo shoot for Inked Girls Magazine.
“Pack Your Bags” Exhibit
International Poster Gallery, 205 Newbury Street. Through September 5. If you can’t leave town, take a trip to Newbury Street and check out vintage travel posters from around the world.
is Aug. 14 –19 and Aug. 21 – 26!