Thursday, July 3, 2008

July 4th in Boston

Fireworks are canceled across many a town due to budget cuts, lack of corporate sponsors, and a shortage of fireworks due to that explosion at the Chinese fireworks company a few months ago. However, chances are you can still catch an explosion or two to celebrate our nation's independence.

Here are some of our picks:

Celebrate early in Lynn: This oft overlooked city is celebrating with fireworks tonight, Thursday, July 3rd at 9 PM. Free to the public!

Newton goes to town: The citizens of this fine town must love July 4th because they have an entire day's worth of activities topped off by fireworks at 9 PM at the Russell J. Halloran Field and Sports Complex, Newtonville, MA.

Good food, potential view:
Try the Cambridge Sonata's six course menu and beverage sampling event. Fireworks may be visible - it all depends on Mother Nature. Tickets for this scrumptious event at $140.

Beer on a Boat: Boston Young Professionals' Association has organized a sailing adventure for July 4th. Tickets are $50, but you can save $15 if you're a member.

The Classic: Stake out your spot early, 'cause the Esplanade gets crowded. There's nothing quite like the Boston Pops and fireworks.

The Classy: Nothing but the best for you? Try the Top of the Hub for dinner and the works (the fire kind, of course).

Visit the islands, mon: Take a look at the Bostonist's Harbor Islands ideas.

Find your own spot:
Use to scope out your own fireworks fun.

Do It Yourself: Purchasing and setting off fireworks is illegal in MA. You can buy fireworks in NH, but can't set them off there without a permit. However... if you do decide to go the DIY route, make sure you're safe, folks! Uncle Sam wants you to have all 10 fingers and limbs intact at the end of the weekend.

Happy 4th of July, everyone!

These fireworks photos may or may not be of New Year's fireworks at a party
I attended and possibly helped host.

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