A Collection Of Moments: June

Summer moments showing gighted balloons in an outdoor park

A Collection Of Moments, is my attempt to actively notice the changes and beauty within each month. Because what is life, but a series of moments strung together like twinkling lights on a string?

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JUNE is …

School’s out!

Graduation.

Parties.

Weddings.

Family and friends.

Gatherings.

Warm nights.

Thunderstorms and fog.

Free outdoor yoga.

Eating outdoors and playing.

Music in the park.

Reminiscing about summer songs of the past.

Summer summer summertime.

Free Yoga Boston: On The Greenway

Happy Summer! Today is the first full day of summer and I am so here for it! Just in time for me to tell you about my second outdoor free yoga class. The class was to enjoy the light of the full moon.

It was this past Monday, the night of the full strawberry moon that Moonlight Yoga On The Greenway took place. There were maybe 50 or 60 people, so it was a nice sized crowd. But we all still had enough space to stretch out.

The class is part of an outdoor summer series collaboration between Peace in Boston, Black & Blonde (Marlene Boyette and Erin Kay Anderson), The Rose Fitzgerald Greenway, Athleta, with Meghan “Meg” Gaucher.

If you didn’t make it to this class, you have at least a couple of more chances this summer, July 16th and September 14th.

It was more than convenient for me to attend, so I had absolutely no excuse not to go. And it’s easy to talk myself out of going places. It was right after work and outside of South Station, where I would be going anyway to get the train home. Outside of the horror show that is the Red Line,which is another story, I had a very zen evening.

The class was more slow and sitting stretches than standing poses, but that was perfect after a day of work and calmed me down for my commute. I definitely recommend this class if you get a chance to go.

The only downside was that the sky was cloudy, so we couldn’t actually see the full moon, though I think most of us were looking for it. Hopefully the next class will be on a clear night, so you can look up and see that big beautiful bright full moon!

Free Yoga Boston: The Street Chestnut Hill

Free yoga class at The Street Chestnut Hill.

This morning I went to my first free outdoor yoga class of the season. Yay!

It was a 9:30am class at The Street Chestnut Hill with lululemon. The classes are almost every Sunday through the end of September.

There is an Eventbrite page to sign up in advance, but I arrived a bit late and just joined in with the class. There was a lot of room to spread out my mat and move around. I’m not sure that any tickets were checked at the beginning of the class.

Since the mall wasn’t opened yet, there was plenty of parking right near where the class was being held. The weather was perfect and I enjoyed the class.

It was a quick drive to Chestnut Hill from Quincy, taking Route 128 to Route 9, because it was a Sunday morning. There was a bit of traffic on my way home, but not too much. I’ll definitely go to this class again. It’s a great way to start off Sunday and I like trying out different classes.

The Street and YogaWorks will host what looks to be once a month free yoga classes in the evenings, called Yoga Under The Stars. The next one is Wednesday, July 17th, so you should probably sign up soon if you want to go!

The Chowdah Project: Persy’s Place

Persy’s Place has become a favorite restaurant. My mom, my brother and I have been there a few times and love the food and the service. Everyone is friendly. The menu is gigantic.

We’ve visited the Middleboro location, right near the rotary, when you’re on your way to the Cape. Persy’s Place has seven other locations in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and East Providence, Rhode Island.

Sunday Brunch is my favorite meal of the week. Because you can get breakfast food and everything else too. Something about it is so comforting. Persy’s is all breakfast and brunch all the time! The portions are very generous and we have all taken leftovers home, because it’s so much to eat! Grab a mug of coffee. Try the cornbread too!

As you might have guessed, I tried the clam chowder. It’s the best chowder that I’ve eaten at a restaurant so far since I started this project. Perfect flavor, amount of clams and potatoes, and consistency. I couldn’t have asked for more. Except for another cup!

I highly recommend Persy’s. Since this weekend is the unofficial start of summer, many of you are probably going to the Cape on a regular basis over the next few months. There are many locations in the area and would be a great place to stop for a meal or five. You’ll enjoy it!

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Persy’s Place ~ Clam Chowder
Location: 43 Bedford Street, Middleboro, MA

Summer 2018: Free Yoga Boston

*9/21/2018*
The list has been updated to remove some classes that have ended. Many classes continue through the end of September and beyond. Click on the links and then look up future dates.

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Hopefully better late than never! Here is the 6th Annual listing of free yoga classes for the summer.

Take a look at the Introduction to the 2017 list, for general information and suggestions for taking free yoga classes.

This list is streamlined, so click on the links for more detailed information about dates, etc. Some classes will be ending soon and dates can vary. Enjoy!

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MONDAY

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Mother’s Rest at 4 Corners, Dorchester)
6:30pm

TUESDAY

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Chair Yoga
(Symphony Park, Fenway)
10am

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Medal of Honor Park, M Street, South Boston)
6pm

Yoga Classes at Boston Medical Center
Moakley Building (830 Harrison Avenue, Boston)
6pm – 7:15pm

Patagonia Yoga Tuesdays
(346 Newbury Street, Boston)
7:30pm – 8:30pm

WEDNESDAY

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Chair Yoga
(Elliot Norton Park, Chinatown)
10am

Complimentary Yoga at Hyatt Regency Boston by YogaHub
(Downtown Boston, 1 Avenue de Lafayette)
5:45pm – 6:45pm

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Brighton Common, Brighton)
6pm

Seaport Sweat
Yoga with Jenna (Seaport Common, 85 Northern Avenue, Boston)
6:30pm – 7:30pm

THURSDAY

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Gentle Yoga
(Christopher Columbus Park, North End)
10am

Yoga Classes at Boston Medical Center
Moakley Building (830 Harrison Avenue, Boston)
4:30pm – 6pm

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Boston Common, Beacon Hill)
6pm

Free Summer Yoga
Boston Common Frog Pond (Downtown Boston)
6pm – 7:15pm

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Marcella Playground, Roxbury)
6pm

FRIDAY

Seaport Sweat
Yoga with Jenna (Seaport Common, 85 Northern Avenue, Boston)
12pm – 1pm

SATURDAY

Complimentary Yoga at Hyatt Regency Boston by YogaHub
(Downtown Boston, 1 Avenue de Lafayette)
8:30am – 9:30am

Yoga with Linda Wellness Warrior
Franklin Park Coalition (School Master Hill, Franklin Park)
9am – 10:15am

Island Om: Yoga on Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands (Spectacle Island, Boston)
9:45am

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Healy Playground, Roslindale)
10am

Saturday Seasonal Yoga
The Liberty Hotel (Charles Street, Beacon Hill, Boston)
10am

Castle Island Yoga (Castle Island, Boston)
10:15am – 11:30am

SUNDAY

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Kids Yoga
(Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain)
11am

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Winthrop Square, Charlestown)
12:30pm

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain)
2pm