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Last Call for Summer Fun


Yes, the sun is going down a little earlier. And you’ve probably started to wear a light jacket during evening strolls. Summer is on its way out, but there are a few last chance options for warm weather activities in Boston. Consider these outdoor events your last call for summer fun.

Tanglewood Music Center

There’s no better place to spread out a picnic blanket, feast on gourmet goodies, and listen to live music than at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Perched on a steep rise in Lenox, this is one of the most well-known centers for musical appreciation. The season is almost over (the last performance is on August 30 with Josh Groban and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra), but there’s still time to catch one of the last orchestral and chamber music concerts, instrumental and vocal recitals, or pop and jazz artists. The Koussevitzky Music Shed is the place to be as the sun sets on summer.

BHH Summer in the City Series

The Boston Harbor Hotel offers al fresco dining and live waterfront entertainment during the summer. With themed nights, including Tuesday Soul, Wednesday Rat Pack, Thursday Blues Barge, and Friday Classic Movies, you choose the vibe you want to imbibe. West Side Story rounds out the season on August 29, but there’s plenty left to enjoy throughout the month, such as movies like Cool Hand Luke and Vertigo, and musicians such as Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band and Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood.

Lavish Roof Decks

With frantic crowds trying to squeeze in last-minute beach time, bag the traffic and stay city-side with roof deck pools that literally put Boston at your feet. RTP at The Colonnade just got a facelift, but still boasts captivating views. The exquisite roof pool boasts a new bar, cabanas, LEED certified quick dry bamboo decking and showers. Try the white sangria and Mediterranean Meze Platter, sit back and relax until Labor Day. Nearby, the rooftop at Revere Hotel Boston Common is situated seven stories above street level with lush greenery, plush cabanas, chaise lounges and talk-of-the-town 6 feet tall monkey statues. Chic Pret-á-Surf swimwear clad waitstaff keep the mood beachy, as they serve tasty treats and libations through September.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Warm temps have afforded great opportunities for outdoor concerts at the beloved Hatch Shell. The classical sounds of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesdays nights come to a close with two anticipated shows. The annual “green” concert, Rhapsody in Green, on August 20 brings music of brilliant colors and cooling shades on a late summer evening. Look forward to musical tales of magical forests, flower clocks and songs of summer praise. Bid farewell to summer during O’er the Land of the Free: Bicentennial ofThe Star-Spangled Banner on August 27, with Beethoven selections that celebrate flag and song.

SoWa Sundays

A trifecta of art gallery, fruit stand, and antique appreciation, SoWa Sundays is one of most eclectic places to go in Boston. It overflows into parking lots and sidewalks along Harrison in the South End for a day-long of snacking, shopping, and mingling from 10am to 4pm. Hit the food truck section before trucking through the ever-changing artisan booths. The season goes until October 26, so you can watch local farm bounty transition from summer to fall.

Whether you’re dining al fresco during your favorite classic movie or lounging poolside high above the bustling city, you’ll certainly need to grab some cash. How else will you indulge in a fancy umbrella drink or a gourmet lobster roll? With an FT Checking account from First Trade Union Bank , customers can hit any  ATM in and around the city at any time for cash without paying any fees. Plus, they’ll reimburse you for any fees that other banks charge! Or you can conveniently use your FTUB debit card to pay for your treats. There’s so little time left before fall. These are just a few ways FTUB can help you spend it (and your money) wisely.