June 3, 2012 Weekend Fun Guide

Losing the real soul of Fenway Park

Since my first visit, I have seen Fenway robbed of its unique character, tradition, and charm. By Norine P. Bacigalupo

Yin Yu Tang, a two-century-old Chinese house reassembled at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.

Day trips on the North and South shores

Outdoor adventures, gallery hopping, lazy fun for beach bums, and more. By Christie Matheson and Melissa Schorr

Summer Entertaining


5 casual feast recipes from Sam Jackson

The chef and co-owner of Southie Australian restaurant KO Pies tries out his East Boston location’s much-more-than-pies menu on a group of new neighbors and old friends.

First Person


Celtics Hall of Famer Dave Cowens plans for a busy summer

The former player will launch a basketball camp program with the team, after 40 years running his own.

Cooking


Strawberry parfait recipe and more desserts for grown-ups

Shhh: The secret ingredient is goat cheese. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take


Strawberry goat cheese cheesecake at Bistro 5

In West Medford, a special for strawberry season.

Dinner With Cupid


Blind date between two catches

But will these two play ball?

Style Watch


How to design a fun, durable playroom

A seldom-used breakfast room gets a creative conversion into the perfect play space, complete with animal murals and a playhouse. By Jaci Conry

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do this week

The annual Pride Parade, an Ansel Adams exhibition, the Scooper Bowl, and more.

On the Block


Bow-roofed houses

Three homes for sale--in Bolton, Plymouth, and Milton--are topped in style.

Out and About

JUST DUCKY: Jacob Hardy and Tea Robinson of Hyannis with Robert Flynn (as Officer Michael) at the Duckling Day parade on Beacon Hill, Charles Street on May 13. Events around town

A new president, a new program, a new team.

One-Liners

Conan O’Brien sees Red Sox silver

The Brookline-born comedian cracks a joke on Twitter.

Tales from the City

Not sold on parenthood

Father jokes while son loafs.

Letters

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to recent Globe Magazine articles.