22 Healthy Things to Do This Week
Monday, September 11
Rowing at Faneuil Hall Marketplace: Learn to row indoors before you head out on the Charles. Community Rowing will lead three free classes in September, with optional donations put toward Community Rowing programs.
Free, 6 p.m. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Music for Public Health: Hear from three experts on a little-discussed element of health: music. Street Symphony Director Vijay Gupta, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless President James O’Connell, and Shelter Music Boston founder Julie Leven will lead the conversation.
Free, 6 p.m. Tosteson Medical Education Center Amphitheater, 260 Longwood Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.
CorePower Yoga Grand Opening Class: Boston’s newest yoga studio will kick things off with a free class, followed by refreshments from Honeygrow and a raffle from superfood company Health Warrior.
Free, 6:30 p.m. CorePower Yoga, 1282 Boylston St., Boston, facebook.com.
Tuesday, September 12
Recovery Month at Mass General: Mass General is observing Recovery Month with a series of lectures and workshops dedicated to addiction, substance abuse, and recovery. The series starts with a talk from Michael Botticelli, Obama’s former drug czar and the director of Boston Medical Center’s new addiction medicine center.
Various times, events, and locations. See the full lineup at massgeneral.org.
Wednesday, September 13
Dorchester Bike & Brew 2017: For the second year in a row, Ashmont’s Peabody Square will transform into a beer garden ringed by food trucks for a community festival open to children, cyclists, and hungry Bostonians. A celebration of Dorchester’s cycling community and local breweries, the event will feature live music, beer and cider, and community information tables.
Free entry, 7 p.m. Peabody Square West Plaza, Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Street, Dorchester, facebook.com.
Thursday, September 14
FenwaYoga: Step up to the plate and show off your best headstand. The Boston Red Sox will open up the Fenway Park warning track for a CorePower Yoga session after their game against the Oakland Athletics, with a portion of ticket proceeds benefitting the Red Sox Foundation.
$60, 1:35 p.m. Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, mlb.com.
Farm-to-Kitchen Cooking Class: Combine local and international flavors in this cooking class taught by Boston Public Market Kitchen director Lieza Dagher, who will share her own family recipes. Polenta with mushroom ragu, lettuce cups, pickled carrots, and smoked salmon tarts are all on the menu.
$52+, 6 p.m. Boston Public Market Kitchen, 100 Hanover St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Pilates with Purpose: Philanthropic fitness series Pilates with Purpose is hosting a benefit class for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Your ticket price includes an outdoor Pilates class taught by C2’s Kara Duval and an after party at Empire.
$25, 6:15 p.m. Fan Pier, 1 Marina Park Drive, Boston, eventbrite.com.
Friday, September 15
Modern Barre at New Balance: Head to the New Balance flagship for a free, outdoor Modern Barre class accompanied by DJ Sprino. You’ll also get to enjoy healthy refreshments and a shopping discount.
Free, 5:45 p.m. New Balance, 140 Guest St., Brighton, modernbarre.com.
’70s Disco with the Loser’s Lounge: Sparkle up the Financial District at this free disco party, which is part of Let’s Dance Boston. Learn the Hustle from choreographer Rob Glover, then show off your moves on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Free, 6 p.m. Dewey Square Park, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston, celebrityseries.org.
Saturday, September 16
Boston Social Fitness Festival: After waking up with sunrise yoga and a dance party, try Crossfit, aerial yoga, and open-air Spin at this fitness festival—and make sure to bedazzle your bib for the Dance Mile, a 5,280-foot-long dance party.
Free, 7 a.m. City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, bostonsocialfitness.com.
5K Foam Fest Boston: Make your way through 2.5 million cubic feet of foam, along with an enormous Slip ‘n’ Slide, mud pits, and a “spider web forest.” Stick around afterward for music, food, and a beer garden.
$48+, 8 a.m. Kimball Farms, 791 E. Broadway, Haverhill, the5kfoamfest.com.
Trillfest: Mix wellness with music during this daylong festival hosted by fitness brand Trillfit. Try cardio dance, boxing, and hip-hop yoga, then stay for performances by live DJs and artists.
$20+, 9 a.m. University Park Commons, 65 Sidney St., Cambridge, splashthat.com.
Yoga Brunch at Row 34: Instructor Julie Starr will teach this special yoga class at Row 34. The 45-minute flow will be followed by a mimosa brunch on the patio.
$35, 9 a.m. Row 34, 383 Congress St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Outdoor Healthworks Bootcamp: Start your weekend on a healthy note with this free Healthworks bootcamp class in Copley Square.
Free, 10:30 a.m. Copley Square, 560 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
CRI Fall Classic: Although the centerpiece of this event is an extensive beer garden, you can also row, run a 5K, or just dance along the Charles during Community Rowing’s Fall Classic Regatta.
Free entry, 12 p.m. Harry Parker Boathouse, 20 Nonamtum Road, Brighton, facebook.com.
Medicinal Tea-Making with Local Plants: Learn how to turn flowers, leaves, roots, bark, and berries into delicious and healing teas. Walk away with knowledge of local plants, the difference between herbal infusions and decoctions, and natural cold and flu remedies.
Suggested $10+ donation, 1 p.m. Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan, facebook.com.
YogaDance at Life Time Athletic: This class, combining yoga, dance, cardio, and live music, is the perfect start to your Saturday night. There’s a discount for Life Time members.
$45, 7 p.m. Life Time Athletic, 300 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, eventbrite.com.
Sunday, September 17
Hub on Wheels: Explore Boston on two wheels at this bike ride and cycling festival. Choose from two routes: a 10-mile, family-friendly ride, or a 40-mile ride. A portion of the proceeds will go toward Boston Children’s Hospital.
$50, 8 a.m. City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, tdhubonwheels.com.
Boston Local Food Festival: Eat healthy and local with farmers, food trucks, fishermen, and specialty food producers. This zero-waste event will feature cooking demonstrations, music, and a seafood competition.
Free entry, 11 a.m. Rose Kennedy Greenway, 191 W Atlantic Ave., Boston, bostonlocalfoodfestival.com.
Mind-Body Chill Pill: Bliss out at this Coolidge Corner Yoga workshop dedicated to finding a peaceful mind-body connection.
$30, 2 p.m. Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com.
Find a Fulfilling Career to Improve Your Health: A happier, healthier work life can translate to a happier, healthier you. At this workshop, health coach Aileen Axtmayer will help you get yours under control.
Free, 6:30 p.m. Athleta, 1245 Worcester St., Natick, eventbrite.com.