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fourth of july picnic at harvard gardens!

The weekend ain’t over yet.

PACK
Fourth of July Picnic at
Harvard Gardens
What:
Grab a last-minute spread of sandwiches (chicken salad, prosciutto and mozzarella), potato salad, coleslaw, and watermelon ($22 for two people, $40 for four) and head over to the Esplanade.
Why: Go whole hog and add the Maine lobster roll for $21.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 316 Cambridge St., Beacon Hill (617-523-2727). Call ahead to preorder.

SLURP
Boston Chowderfest
What:
Use the holiday hangover as an excuse to test the cream ’n’ clam concoctions of more than half a dozen Yankee eateries ($10 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under).
Why: Sample soup from recently reopened Anthem Kitchen + Bar.
When: Mon., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: City Hall Plaza. Info at 617-227-1528 or online at bostonharborfest.com.

SCORE
Free Shipping on Swirl
What: Last chance to get deeply discounted labels like Tart, Bulga, Coralia Leets, and Colette Malouf delivered to your door gratis.
Why: With complimentary returns, you can’t lose.
When: Offer ends tomorrow (July 5).
Where: Online at swirl.com.

LATHER
Leap Organics Soaps
What:
The new Cambridge-based, sustainable beauty outfit produces pure-as-snow body bars ($5 each) in lemongrass, eucalyptus, and lavender.
Why: Awesome Goth-nature paper packaging (also 100 percent recyclable).
When: You want everything so fresh and so clean.
Where: Whole Foods Markets; online at leaporganics.com.

REGISTER
Mass BikePike Tour
What:
Saddle up for a three-day, two-wheel communal venture ($375, meals and overnight stays included) through the stunning summer vistas of central Mass.
Why: Proceeds support local cyclist advocate MassBike.
When: Aug. 5-8.
Where: Register (before July 19) online at massbikepike.org.

Photo: Thinkstock

LOCATIONS
Harvard Gardens
316 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114
617-523-2727
City Hall Plaza
@ Government Center
Boston, MA 02108
617-227-1528
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