Hope your summers are off to a great start, Harvard. If you were like us and only visited your workplace and your room last week, then this is the chance to get out and do something fun. With (relatively) good weather and some seriously cool events going on in the Boston area, we hope this week is the best one yet.
IN THE ATMOSPHERE
Put away your jackets from last week—it should be pretty warm in the high 70s to low 80s until Sunday. But expect rain and thunderstorms on Tuesday, Friday, and through the weekend.
IN THE NEWS
The Cambridge Planning Board this week voted unanimously to recommend Harvard’s plans to renovate the Smith Campus Center to the city’s Board of Zoning Appeal, moving the major construction plans one step closer to city approval.
An MIT committee recommended that the school divest its endowment from some fossil fuel companies—specifically those involved in extracting coal and tar sands—in a report released last week.
Come to a free yoga class from 6 to 7 p.m., hosted by the Boston Parks Fitness Series at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain.
The City of Cambridge is hosting a free dance party on Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. in front of City Hall. Come celebrate the official start of the summer with music, colorful lights, and an evening of dancing.
The last installment of Friday Night Flicks is on Friday at 7:45 p.m. at the Lawn on D in Boston. This event features movie-themed music: This week’s theme is “Yellow Submarine.”
Somerville Local First is hosting a 1950s-style prom, themed “Back to the Future,” at 156 Highland Ave. Stop by on Friday at 8 p.m. to enjoy both 1950s and contemporary classics. Tickets are $25.
Those interested in dragon boat paddling should attend a free clinic hosted by the Dragon Boat Club of Boston. Come to the dock behind the Esplanade Hatch Shell on Storrow Drive at 9 a.m. on Sunday to learn the sport. Bring a change of clothes and lots of drinking water.
The Black Market, Cambridge’s own flea and artisan market, is on Sunday from 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Community Center. For $1 at the door, come to browse products from dozens of local vendors.