With temperatures expected to skyrocket this week - we're talking high 90s on Wednesday and Thursday - the city of Boston issued a heat advisory, reminding residents to drink plenty water, take breaks in the shade while outside, wear loose, light colored clothing and sunscreen, and try to stay inside where its air conditioned.
It's the perfet time to go catch a movie.
“Summer is arriving at full steam, and as we prepare for the first potential heat wave of the season there are a few important things to keep in mind,” Mayor Thomas Menino said. “In these conditions we must remember to stay cool and hydrated and keep an eye on our vulnerable neighbors.”
Children, the elderly and homeless people are particlarly susceptible. Heat related illness such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be fatal if untreated and need to be taken seriously.
“Summer is a time of year we all look forward to in Boston, and we can make sure everyone has fun and stays healthy by following a few easy tips,” said Dr. Huy Nguyen, Medical Director for the Boston Public Health Commission.
You can call 617-635-4500 to find the cooling center closest to you, or take a dip in the nearest state pool. And it's a good time to be a tourist in your town by going on a ride in the , splashing around in the , or taking a ferry out to the
Need more of a chill? The Jim Roche Community Ice Arena in West Roxbury ought to do it.
And when in doubt, hit up a spray park.
Boston Spray Parks:
Open from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
446 Medford StreetBack Bay/Beacon Hill:
Boston Common Tot Lot 139, Tremont Street
Jamaica Plain: Gibbons Playground, 23 Delle Avenue West Roxbury: Hynes Playground, 502 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway