Category Archives: AIDS Action Committee

AIDS Walk & 5k Run Boston

AIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonThe 29th AIDS Walk  & 5k Run Boston took place yesterday, drawing a large crowd probably in part due to the spectacular weather.  At the time I wrote this post details about how many participated and the total amount raised had yet to be announced.  If you have not donated and would like to I’d encourage you to visit the link below.

AAC.ORG/GOTO/IWALK

Feel free to select my photo (Rob Wilson) or any of my colleagues who participated in the AAC social media campaign to raise awareness and fund raise. This event is crucial to raise unrestricted dollars to help fund / support mission-critical programs that aren’t always popular or easy to fund.   Much thanks to the AIDS Action Committee, the many volunteers and those who participated. Below are some photos from all the fun. Thank you to all who posed for Sergio.AIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk Boston

 

Join me at the Boston AIDS Walk & Run

Credits: Creative Direction: Ricardo Rodriguez   Photo: Joel Benjamin   Hair: Salvatore Malafronte and Jon DeMar for Salon Mario Russo   Make-Up: Tavi de la Rosa and Grace Sheikh

Credits:
Creative Direction: Ricardo Rodriguez
Photo: Joel Benjamin
Hair: Salvatore Malafronte and Jon DeMar for Salon Mario Russo
Make-Up: Tavi de la Rosa and Grace Sheikh

This Sunday, June 1st will be the 29th Boston AIDS Walk & Run. It will start at 9:00 AM with the opening ceremonies at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell.  The 5K run starts at 9:50 AM and the walk at 10:00 AM.

I’d like to encourage you to make a modest pledge in your own name and come down and join Sergio and me this year as we walk.

AAC.ORG/GOTO/IWALK

AIDS Walk & Run Boston is Sunday, June 1

Credits: Creative Direction: Ricardo Rodriguez   Photo: Joel Benjamin   Hair: Salvatore Malafronte and Jon DeMar for Salon Mario Russo   Make-Up: Tavi de la Rosa and Grace Sheikh

Creative Direction: Ricardo Rodriguez
Photo: Joel Benjamin
Hair: Salvatore Malafronte and Jon DeMar for Salon Mario Russo
Make-Up: Tavi de la Rosa and Grace Sheikh

Recently I was contacted and asked to help promote the AIDS Walk & Run Boston.  I worked for The AIDS Action Committee for three years from 2001-2004 so I was flattered and only too happy to help – Sergio and I have walked in nearly every AIDS Walk since my time at the AAC.

aac.org/goto/iwalk

I’d encourage you to check out the sweet pledge page that the AAC has created for me, but what I’d really like to ask is if you would consider coming to the AIDS Walk.  Make a modest donation to yourself and come down to do the walk. If you have any questions about The Walk, feel free to reach out to me. I’ll be talking about this event over the next week+ to try and raise awareness and encourage people to participate.

Much Thanks

Boston Pride musical acts announced

Boston prideEarlier today Boston Pride announced the five musical acts will headline the Boston Pride Festival on Saturday, June 14th from noon to 6pm at Boston’s City Hall Plaza. This year’s entertainment includes: Mary Lambert,  A Great Big WorldAlex NewellJD Samson & Men , and Jeanie Tracy.

4/15/2014 Update: I was contacted by an employee of The Trophy Room who confirmed the Saturday Block Party will indeed take place as in past years outside the Chandler Inn.

Boston Pride according to BosGuyWith Fritz no longer at the corner of Chandler and Berkeley, I’m wondering if the unofficial block party that typically follows the parade on Saturday will still take place there.  Last year AIDS Action Committee (the beneficiary of the Saturday block party) merged with Fenway Health so I’m unsure of the status of that event.  Anyone happen to know?

 

Taste of the South End 2014

Taste of the South EndYesterday The AIDS Action Committee hosted their annual fundraiser and tasting, The Taste of the South End.  This casual, fun event which draws heavily from South End residents and local foodies never fails to entertain and provides everyone a chance to interact with some of Boston’s most recognizable chefs.  Thank you to everyone who was nice enough to pose, the participating restaurants andto AIDS Action for making this one of my favorite events to attend each year.

Next Tuesday: Taste of the South End

Taste of the South End (TOSE) will take place next Tuesday evening at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Curious to see which restaurants are participating in this years Taste?  Click here.

All proceeds raised at this casual event go to benefit the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. Purchase tickets while they remain.

Tickets to the Taste of the South End

General Admission: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm / VIP Admission: 6:00 pm
The Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont Street, South End

Flashdance party Friday, Jan-31 at Oberon

AIDS Action FundraiserNo plans tomorrow night? Check out Flashdance at the Oberon. More details about all the fun that starts at 10 pm on Friday here.

World AIDS Day

AIDSI’m still traveling in Brazil, but I wanted to remind everyone that today is World AIDS Day.

KNOW YOUR HIV STATUS

The AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is the largest AIDS Service Organization in New England and they are always looking for volunteers and donations.  Interested? You may learn more about how to get involved or to make a donation by visiting here.

Here is a slightly naughty video that a blogger buddy of mine helped create that you might like.  Stay safe, stay healthy guys.

ARTcetera WOW

Last night The AIDS Action Committee hosted ARTcetera 2013 to a sold out crowd only eager to mingle and bid on art.  This year’s ARTcetera eliminated the live auction from year’s past, but nobody seemed bothered as they continued to peruse and bid on the items in the silent auction.

This is one of the better run charitable events I attend. If you missed this year’s ARTcetera, you’ll have to mark your calendars for the next auction in October 2015.   Much thanks to Sergio for his help photographing the event.AIDS Action CommitteeAIDS Action CommitteeAIDS Action CommitteeAIDS Action CommitteeAIDS Action CommitteeAIDS Action CommitteeAIDS Action CommitteeAIDS Action CommitteeAIDS Action CommitteeAIDS Action CommtteeAIDS Action Committee

ARTcetera 2013

AIDS Action CommitteeThanks to the generosity of my firm, I’m able to attend ARTcetera 2013 tonight in Boston. The funds from this event go to support The AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. The event includes approximately 200 objects of art that may be bid upon in both silent and live auctions. It is an absolute blast, attracting an eclectic mix of art enthusiasts, artists, and supporters of the AIDS Action Committee.  I’ve included a quick video from the last event that was held in 2011 to give you an idea of what one may expect from tonight’s program.

Chandler Street Block Party tomorrow

Chandler Street Block PartyFollowing Boston’s Pride parade tomorrow,  the annual Chandler Street Block Party will open.  This is not an official Boston Pride event and competes with the Pride Festival in Government Center that includes Berkeley Music duo Karmin.

Hopefully the annual Street Dance & Block Party will have resolved the issues they had last year with excessive lines and not enough cold beverages.  Proceeds from this event go to benefit The AIDS Action Committee.  The outdoor dance party runs from 1:30pm – 7pm  and has a $15 cover.

Have any questions about this event? Email me at BosGuymail@gmail.com

AIDS Walk Boston

AIDS Action CommitteeAlthough it is not officially part of Boston Pride Week,  AIDS Action Committee’s AIDS Walk & 5K Run Boston is held the first Sunday of June, coinciding with the first weekend of Boston Pride each year.

This event that raises unrestricted dollars for New England’s largest AIDS Service Organization, The AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts (AAC), also helps raise awareness and brings Boston’s gay community together.  I’ve always associated this event with Boston’s Pride Week and would encourage you to make a donation to AAC or come down to the Hatch Shell to participate in the walk this Sunday.  More details about The Walk and Run can be found here.

AIDS Walk & Run Boston – Sunday, June 2nd at the Hatch Shell

2013 AIDS Walk and Run Boston

AIDS Walk and RunThe first Sunday each June is the AIDS Walk & 5K Run Boston. While I wish there was no longer a need for this fundraiser the sad truth is there remains no cure and infections continue to spread among all age groups and sexual orientation.  No longer a “gay disease” it still resonates with the LGBT community and so I wanted to encourage you to create a fund raiser page and plan to walk in this year’s AIDS Walk & Run Boston on Sunday, June 2nd.  You may register and sign up to walk or run by linking here.

AIDS Walk & Run Boston – Sunday, June 2nd

If you cannot join AIDS Action on Sunday, June 2nd, my friend and fellow blogger, Julian would greatly appreciate a donation (any amount is welcome).

Support Julian by making a donation today here

Julian has a very modest goal of raising $500. If you are not or cannot participate in the walk this year, won’t you help him shatter his goal?  I think together we can help him raise far more.  Proceeds go to support New England’s largest AIDS Service Organization, AIDS Action.

AIDS Walk and Run Boston is Sunday, June 2nd

AIDS Action CommitteeAlthough it is still weeks away, I wanted to give a shout out to The AIDS Action Committee which is working with individuals, teams and corporations to help fund raise for this year’s AIDS Walk and Run on Sunday, June 2nd.

This year is the 28th anniversary of this walk.  Will you be participating in the Walk this year? Put the date in your calendar and talk to your friends about coming down to the DCR Hatch Shell.

You may sign up to run, walk or volunteer by linking here.

Taste of the South End 2013

Taste of the South EndAIDS Action deserves a lot of credit for hosting another successful Taste of the South End.  I’ve attended many tasting events put on by different neighborhoods and organizations and this annual event held in the South End remains my favorite.  The number and variety of food and drink is impressive, the crowd is always friendly and the money goes to such a worthy charity.

Taste of the South EndAs usual, there were some real stand outs, my favorite was the tuna tartare with soy and ginger served on cripsy wontons from Mistral. The tuna melted in the mouth and I had all I could do not to swipe one of the platters holding a dozen or more of these treats from their table.  Additionally, Myers + Chang’s served their restaurant’s popular salmon + honeycrisp apple tartare with spicy soy, spinach and sesame crisps; mental note to order it on my next visit there.

Taste of the South EndOn the sweeter side, PICCO wowed me for the second year in a row with their “adult float” which combines a fruit flavored lambic (this year was peach) poured over either vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Also adicting was The Gallows miniature fluffernutter pies which were conveniently next to PICCO.

In addition to eating great food and getting the opportunity to chat with friends, attendees find out about changes at neighborhood restaurants.  For example, did you know Estelle’s has started serving lunch on Saturdays and Aquitaine has a newly expanded lunch menu which they offer weekdays.