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Things to Do in Boston: Week of July 14, 2014

Jul 11, 2014
Things to Do in Boston: Week of July 14, 2014This week is all about funk bands, boats, and beer. Check out the live music and free boat rides in the Charlestown Navy Yard, and drop in to an epic beer festival showcasing New England’s best craft brewers. Don’t forget to check Groupon first for more things to do in Boston. The Berklee Navy Yard Concerts Presents Charlie the Most Thursday, July 17, at 6 p.m. | Charlestown Navy Yard Mid-July is the perfect time to get out by the riverfront—especially when it happens to be Charlestown Week. A waterside performance by 10-person funk band Charlie the Most continues the weeklong celebration. Be sure to bring your own chair or blanket and get there earlier to snag primo seats. (Charlestown Navy Yard, 1 First Avenue; free) Whaleboat Rowing from Courageous Sailing Friday, July 18–Monday, July 24 | Charlestown Navy Yard There will be plenty of family-friendly activities during Charlestown Week, but this one might just be the coolest. Thanks to Courageous Sailing, visitors will have the chance to board a 30-foot whaleboat and try their hand at rowing. Experts will be on hand for demonstrations and educational talks. Courageous Sailing is also sponsoring free 30-minute sails around Boston Harbor. (Pier 4 at Charlestown Navy Yard, 1 First Avenue; free) Drink Craft Beer Summerfest Friday, July 18–Saturday, July 19 | Boston Common Drink Craft Beer, a 9-year-old beer blog, is celebrating New England’s hottest summer brews during this two-day festival. Visitors will have the chance to try more than 90 beers from 25 local craft brewers. Among the samples will be beers brewed specifically for this event, so stop by early to snag these exclusive sips. (Space 57 at the Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart St.; $50; buy tickets here)