The Charles River Bistro produces a variety of public programming for all park patrons to enjoy. Visit The Bistro Facebook page and Anthem’s full event calendar for more details!

The Bistro's Community Programming

Weekly Programming

Appy Hour: Mondays, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, May 30th – October

Kick off your week the right way! Receive 50% off Beef Jumbo Hot Dogs, Chicken Tenders, hearty New England Style Clam Chowder and specially selected desserts! For more, check out the full Bistro menu.

Music on the Banks: Tuesdays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, April – October

Catch Music on the Banks, singer songwriter sessions hosted at The Charles River Bistro every Tuesday. Featuring local musicians, Music on the Banks encourages park patrons to sing and dance along as musicians expose their talent on the banks of the Charles River.

Children’s Education Series: More details to come!

Learning is even more fun in the sun! The Children’s Education Series provides kids with an exciting and interactive educational experience focused on science related summer themes! Fun, professional instructors will teach children about the nature surrounding them and other various topics at the Esplanade. This program is open to the public.

Suitable for children ages 6 and under.

Flavor Fridays: Fridays, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, May – September 

Flavor Fridays will be sure to leave the sweet tooth within satisfied! Enjoy a free topping bar with the purchase of any ice cream every Friday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Located at The Charles River Bistro, directly across from the DCR Hatch Shell, Flavor Fridays are the perfect family-friendly activity paired with a Friday Night Flick.

Live Jazz & Soul Brunches: Saturdays & Sundays, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, April – October

Jazz up your weekend and soothe your soul every Saturday and Sunday! Featuring trio Arnie & The Wildflowers, talented quartet ZCK Jazz Quartet and rotating special guests, The Bistro’s Jazz and Soul Brunches are a must! Guests can indulge in The Bistro’s brunch menu while enjoying a morning of music in a scenic location.  Music starts at 9:30 AM.

Sunrise Yoga: Saturdays, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, June – August

Master your downward facing dog this summer with Smooth Vinyasa instructor, Mike Massey! The group will meet at The Charles River Bistro, located directly across from the DCR Hatch Shell at 8:00 AM and walk to Fiedler Field as a group.

Participants must bring their own yoga mat.

Participants will receive 50% off of Jazz Brunch at The Charles River Bistro following class.

Monthly Programming and Events

Esplanade Giving Program: 3rd Wednesday of Every Month, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Esplanade Giving Program gives back to local community partners! On the third Wednesday of every month, 50% of net proceeds from The Charles River Bistro’s ice cream sales will be donated to select organizations.

Meet-Up Friendly

The Charles River Bistro is a meet-up friendly entity that multiple groups utilize as a gathering spot. Some regular groups include:

  • Dog Walk Meet-Ups
  • Bike Meet-Ups
  • Photography Meet-Ups
  • Cancer to 5k
  • Chess Team
  • Book Club

Networking Nights

The Charles River Bistro is also a popular venue for networking series and industry nights. The Bistro has hosted gatherings for a variety of entities in diverse professional fields. For those interested in hosting a networking night in a unique, beautiful location, contact us today!

 Stay tuned for fun events throughout the season! Dates TBA soon!

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