Welcoming Summer with Open Arms

Welcoming Summer with Open Arms

Posted by Tina Bacci on 06/20/18

Ahhh summer… when the grills are hot, the days are long and life seems just a little bit sweeter.

Here at The Royal Belmont, we are looking forward to sleeping with the windows open, soaking up some rays on our clubhouse deck, and taking a dip in our newly opened swimming pool! We are also exploring the abundance of activities that make summertime in our community so unique.

First on our list is the much-hyped and deservedly so, Belmont Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Thursday from 2:00-6:30 pm in the Town Center parking lot, Cross St. at Channing Rd.  According to Boston.com, what really sets this market apart from others are its “story time for kids, tasting events, and live performances.” In addition to fresh and local meat, fish, and produce, we love the ready to eat (or take home!) tamales from Tex Mex Eats and the delicious cookies from Goodies Homemade. Joining the market this year are Hi-Rise Bakery, Farmer Tim’s Vegetables, and delicious Egyptian fare from Koshari Mama, among others.

Another summer-exclusive event starting this week is the Payson Park Music Festival, Belmont’s very own outdoor concert series. This year’s season kicks off on Wednesday, June 20th, at 6:45 pm and runs every Wednesday evening until August 29th. With musical acts from American Idol alum Ayla Brown to 4 Ever Fab, a Beatles Tribute band, along with Blues and Country bands, there’s sure to be something to get you grooving. In addition to the evening program, four children’s programs will be offered on Fridays at 10:30 A.M., beginning July 6th. Pack a picnic and some lawn chairs and come on out for a musical evening under the stars.

How would you like to take advantage of the warmer weather by commuting by bike? If you don’t have your own wheels, two bike-sharing companies will soon be up and running in Belmont, as the town-wide bike sharing pilot program begins June 30th. The two vendors, LimeBike and Spin will be placing a total of 34 dock-less bikes throughout Belmont. The bikes are freestanding; riders lock the back wheel when they are done and leave the bike resting on its kickstand or at a bike rack. Riders can rent the bikes using the companies’ apps, which scan a QR code on each bicycle. Rates start at $1 for 30 minutes.

Finally, our email newsletter provides an activity calendar with resident events happening all month long at The Royal Belmont, so don’t forget to check your email. As we know all too well, summer in New England is short and fleeting, so join us outside and enjoy all that Belmont has to offer!