End of Summer Fun in DTX

Posted September 15, 2016 by Cheryl Fenton in Downtown Boston
Boston Cup Classic Car Show

Yes, we understand. Saying goodbye to summer is hard. But don’t drown your sorrows in a pumpkin spice latte just yet. There are plenty of great events in downtown Boston at the end of September. Let summer go out with a bang. You can cuddle up to fall later.

The Boston Cup Classic Car Show: Now in its fifth year, the Boston Cup is a car lovers favorite afternoon. Presented by car guy himself, Herb Chambers, along with kudos from Mayor Marty Walsh and Commissioner of Boston Parks Chris Cook, 2016’s theme is Style & Speed. Make your Prius jealous with featured cars, including a 1938 Gangloff Bugatti T57C Convertible and Chambers’ very own 2008 Bugatti Veyron, among the 100 exceptional historical hot rods, motorcycles, cruising cars, and more on display for attendees. If you want to drive the point home that you love autos, there’s a VIP option that includes a catered lunch and hospitality tent alongside all those gorgeous rides. So far, the event has raised over $100,000 for the City of Boston’s Parks and Recreational Department. September 25 from 9am to 2pm, at Boston Common’s Parkman Bandstand

Taste of Downtown Crossing: Following in the footsteps of all the other neighborhood food fests, welcome the very first Taste of Downtown Crossing. You’ll stroll the lovely Avenue de Lafayette as you sample food from more than 20 delicious and culturally diverse providers. Think David’s Tea, Papagayo, Roche Bros., Sip Wine Bar and The Merchant, to name just a few. Tickets to the festival get you in the the door, beer or wine are available for sale, and you can listen to live music, get inspired with cooking demos, and keep the kids occupied with activities during this rain or shine festival. September 25 from noon to 4pm

ArtWeek Boston: Whether you take in a documentary, stroll past a public sculpture, experience the beauty of sushi making, or engage in a Latin dance workshop (before the experts show you how it’s done), this award-winning bi-annual festival mobilizes art in more than 150 unexpectedly creative ways. Some parts are interactive, while others are simply appreciated from the sideline. More than 65 percent of the events are free, including the pARTy on the Greenway Special Kick-Off Event on September 29. Held on the Rose Kennedy Greenway from 6pm to 11pm, this is where it all comes together –  food, music, and art – during a big block party with a music, dance and visual arts performance that combines Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals \ Zodiac Heads, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Tierkreis and the choreography of Creative Collaborator Colin Gee. Later on, C Space hosts a Silent Disco Party for you shake your groove thang and show you’ve got art. September 30 to October 9, various locations throughout Boston area

Boston Fashion Week: Calling all fashionistas. Get ready for cat walks from your favorite local designer (yes, we peeped Project Runway‘s Runner Up Kelly Dempsey on the list), champagne at glam galas, and trend symposiums with expert fashion icons during BFW. There are several fashion-related events throughout the Boston area and beyond, ranging from free to public to ticketed to VIP invite only. This is Boston’s way of making fashion more accessible to everyone, as industry professionals, aspiring newcomers, and weaving them all together. This year’s week is dedicated to the memory of the legendary fashion photographer Bill Cunningham (1929-2016), so be sure to wear #BLUE4BILL. September 23 through 30, various locations.