I first wrote about this back in April, but I wanted to remind everyone that later this week the city of Boston in conjunction with Together Boston will host their second annual Donna Summer Roller Disco in Government Center on Friday, June 19th. Last years party was a blast but the lines to get onto the rink were crazy long so this is one party where it pays to be early otherwise you may end up spending most of your time in line.
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Boston City Hall / Gov’t Center
Here are a few photos from last year’s inaugural Donna Summer Roller Disco.
Boston’s 45th Pride celebration closes tonight Sunday, June 14th and while I attended fewer events this year than in the past, reports indicate most events were well attended. Once again the surprise highlight of the week was the 2nd Annual Heels for Hope party on June 10th at Cathedral Station raising money for BAGLY.
Warm weather and plenty of sunshine helped bring a larger than expected crowd into Boston on Saturday to watch the parade and parties around the city. Thank you to everyone who shared photographs and were nice enough to pose.
One of the last events for Boston Pride happens to be one of the best. The Boston Pride Back Bay Block Party is always a good time.
Sunday, June 14th / 12:00 Noon – 8pm
St. James Ave. between Arlington and Berkeley St.
There is a $15 donation with $5 going to the Boston Pride Community Fund.See you there.
Boston Pride is in full swing so Sergio and I will be out enjoying the company of friends. A couple years ago I pulled together a video of Boston Pride Week (at least the events I attended in 2013). If you’ve never been to Boston Pride this gives you a quick look at some of the events. Have a great weekend.
While our city’s weather may not be the best, a new study ranks Boston as the most “creative economy” in the country, but what does that mean exactly? This study suggests that a relatively narrow group of metros have emerged as leaders in America’s creative economy and are positioned to grow and prosper more than other metropolitan areas.The study was conducted by researchers at Arizona State University and took a detailed look at the growth and development of what they refer to as the “creative economy” between 2005 and 2013 (before and after the Great Recession). In the study, “creative occupations” were defined as those spanning science and technology; arts, culture, entertainment, and media; and business and management. Researchers mapped the interplay between creative occupations and other parts of the economy, isolating and examining the role that these creative industries played in the productivity and affluence of all 360-plus U.S. metros.
For more information about the study, its findings and conclusions read The Atlantic’s article, One Reason It’s So Hard To Be A ‘Creative Superstar City’
This summer nine parks in Boston will host FREE fitness sessions that are open to the public. Participating parks include:
Blackstone Park – South End (BP)
Boston Common Frog Pond – Downtown (BCFP)
Christopher Columbus Park – North End (CCP)
Franklin Park – Dorchester (FLP)
Gertrude Howes Playground – Roxbury (GH)
Harambee Park – Dorchester (HP)
Jamaica Pond Pinebank Promontory – Jamaica Plain (JP)
Madison Park – Roxbury (MP)
Symphony Park – Fenway / Kenmore (SYP)
Use the park codes that I’ve included in bold above to check out the rotating schedule of free fitness activities in these Boston parks this June. Click on calendar below to enlarge.