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    6 Ideas for a Summer in the Sun

    Let’s face it, Summer in New England can be fleeting. That means there’s no better time than right now to take full advantage. Here are six fun ways to make the most of it.

    1. Sweat it Out
    2. Sure, we all want to keep our beach body until apple picking season — but that doesn’t mean you have to while away the Summer on an elliptical machine in a dark and musty gym. The Groundwork Somerville offers everything from HIIT Training to Dance Fit to Yoga in outdoor spaces throughout the city. The best part? The classes are free!

    3. Give Back
    4. What could be better than supporting your community while simultaneously soaking up the sun? Get involved this summer by planting a school garden or harvesting an urban farm at Groundwork Somerville — or put your back in to it and help improve our area parks through the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.

    5. Go Green
    6. Something for the kids (the Greenway Carousel, Play Sessions) or the kid-at-heart (Cornhole by Volo, Glow in the Park) — the Rose Kennedy Greenway has it all. It’s also a great place to cool off in the Summer heat, grab a quick bite, or raise a glass. Not to mention, The Greenway has become a premiere destination for contemporary works of art.

    7. Head Down River
    8. There is perhaps nothing more quintessentially “Summer in Boston” than a day on The Esplanade. Rent a kayak, paddle board, or sailboat at the Sailing Pavilion, lay out a blanket and take in some music at the Hatch Shell, or go for a run (or ride, or skate) along the banks of the Charles. A day on the river is always a day well spent.

    9. Garden Party
    10. Gardens abound this time of year. Drink in the sunny season at the Cisco Brewers Beer Garden in the Seaport, the Downeast Cider Garden along the water in Eastie, the Trillium Garden on The Greenway, or the summer pop-up — Outdoors@Harpoon — next to the Harpoon Beer Hall. Round up a crew, or swing by and make some new friends.

    11. Go Full Lawn
    12. Whether you’re into lawn games, outdoor concerts, or just taking in some rays — The Lawn on D has got you covered. June kicks off in style, with the @lawnond Street Fair and Artisan Market on June 10th complete with a mobile bar, live music, and activities for the kids. For the more action-minded — Lawn on D offers pickleball seven days a week.

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