Category Archives: Boston

12,000+ millionaires call Boston home

LGBT Boston, gay life bostonAccording to a recent article in The Boston Courant, more than 12,000 millionaires call Boston home.  The Back Bay and South End seem to be the preferred neighborhoods for these wealthy residents, accounting for more than half of all the city’s millionaires. These two neighborhoods also saw the fastest growth in numbers of new millionaire residents. With luxury developments springing up through out Boston this number is expected to grow.  Just consider the impact of two developments like the Millennium Tower and new Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, which will add 600+ more million dollar properties in the next 12-18 months.

Luxe app brings valet parking on demand to Boston

valet app for parkingOne of the biggest gripes people have about driving in Boston has to do with parking.  The San Francisco start-up, Luxe, which rolled into Boston this spring has come up with an ingenious solution.

Luxe is a phone app that sounds incredibly simple to operate.  You open the app when you are nearing your destination and a Luxe agent will arrive to take your car away for however long you want.  When you want to leave, press the app again and wait for the valet to return your car.

Luxe Boston Valet App for your phone

Luxe is now available in more than a half dozen cities through out the U.S. including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle on the West Coast, Austin and Chicago in the Midwest and Boston, NYC and Philadelphia on the East Coast.

Let me know if you’ve used this app here in Boston or elsewhere and share your thoughts. I’m more than a little curious to hear your thoughts.

What to do this week: September 14-20th

boyfriendsWhat to do this week: September 14 -20th

Harbor to the BINGO! Join Constance Wavery and Trampolina GlenEllen starting at 7PM at Club Cafe on Monday, September 14 in Boston

Canines & Cocktails Join this benefit to help raise funds for the Animal Rescue League at the Seaport Hotel on Tuesday, September 15 in Boston

The Fellows from TWC This group of 30 and 40-somethings meet for cocktails each month. Join them on Wednesday, September 16 in Boston

Clueless at the Coolidge Rewind! Presents Clueless at the Coolidge Corner Theater followed by cocktails on Thursday, September 17 in Boston

Megan Hilty & The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus perform at The Shubert Theatre on Friday, September 18 in Boston

Nat’l Gay Pilots Weekend The NGPA Cape Cod Classic weekend. Grab your aviators and head to Cape Cod Friday, September 18 in Provincetown

Boyfriends at Milky Way Lounge This month’s party in JP is all about Madonna. Hosted by DJ Brent Covington on Friday, September 18 in Boston

Boston Local Food Festival is a great event hosted each year on the Green Way from 11AM – 5PM on Sunday, September 20 in Boston

Back2Basics Bear Tea Dance The 3rd Sunday of the month is Bear Tea Dance at Club Cafe so come over after 5pm on Sunday, September 20 in Boston

I’ve started posting a weekly listing of upcoming activities.  Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

Making friends in Boston (social clubs and groups)

boston, gay lifeEvery September tens of thousands of people move into Boston for the first time. New arrivals can find Boston to be a tough town to break into and make friends but staying at home is not the answer so I’ve compiled a list of LGBT activities and social groups where you can meet people.  If you have a suggestion, feel free to share in the comments section of this post.

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses.  Auditions are Sunday, September 13th.

Boston Gay Men’s Books Club is monthly book club featuring literature by and about gay men.  Currently reading Other Voices Other Rooms by Capote.

Dignity Boston is a progressive, inclusive community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics and their allies.

Fellows by TWC is a group of 30+ singles who meet the third Wednesday of each month for cocktails and conversation (next meeting is Sept. 16).

Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the LGBT community for more than 40 years; the Fenway and AAC are always looking for volunteers.

Gay For Good mobilizes the LGBT community to interact with the greater community by volunteering their time with different monthly activities.

Keshet Boston is a grassroots organization working for the full inclusion of LGBT Jews in Jewish life, offering community events for LGBT Jews in Greater Boston.

Opus Affair is probably best known for their monthly cocktail party hosted at local restaurants  to raise money for local arts organizations. Next cocktail party is Tuesday, September 29th at Win & Nod in the South End.

The Welcoming Committee is a young, social group who organize activities to broadening the spectrum of gay life here in Boston and beyond.

Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay organizations in the area.  Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog.

Making friends in Boston through local sports teams and clubs

Ironsides Gay Rugby TeamPeople who are new to Boston can find this a tough town to break into and make friends.  Using gay apps and going to bars will only get you so far so I’ve compiled a list of gay sports clubs / teams you can join to meet people.

Some of the clubs / teams listed below are seasonal so take that into account when you reach out to these groups and best of luck to you.  If you are new to Boston, let me be among the first to welcome you.

Beantown Softball League

Boston Flag Football

Boston Gay Basketball League

Boston Pride Hockey

Boston Strikers Soccer

Boston Ironsides Rugby

Monday Night Bowling League

Liquid Assets New England Swimming (LANES)

OutRyders: New England’s Gay Ski & Snowboard Club

Frontrunners: Boston Gay Running Club

Tennis 4 All

Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay clubs or sports leagues.  Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog.

What to do this week: September 7-13th

Fritz BostonWhat to do this week: September 7 -13th

Isabella Gardner Museum is free today starting at 11AM to honor a longtime trustee and supporter, Frank Hatch, on Monday, September 7 in Boston

New England Patriots viewing at Ink Block presented by Capital One 360. Click for more info about watching the game Thursday, September 10 in Boston

ICA Boston Head over after work. Did you know admission is free after 5PM on Thursdays? Make a night of it on Thursday, September 10 in Boston

Back Bay Night Out Shoppaholics and Foodies take note of special savings and promotions provided to customers on Thursday, September 10 in Boston

FUZZ Boston Check out this monthly party in Downtown Crossing at Pi Alley. This month’s theme is Back to the 80s on Friday, September 11 in Boston

Sirlesque Review The Sirs are putting together their favorite acts into one epic show at Club Cafe on Friday, September 11 in Boston

Swim for Life The annual 1.4 mile swim in Provincetown’s harbor to raise mone for AIDS services is Saturday, September 12 in Provincetown

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell This is another monthly event not to be missed in Allston at Great Scott. Check out the fun on Saturday, September 12 in Boston

CollegeFest 2015 is at Fenway Park this year from 11AM – 6PM on Saturday, September 12 in Boston

South End Open Market in SoWa 10am – 4pm check out the farmer’s market, food trucks and artisans on Sunday, Septmeber 13 in Boston

I’ve started posting a weekly listing of upcoming activities.  Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

Allston Christmas, September 1st

Over the years locals have come to refer to September 1 as “Allston Christmas”; sarcastically referring to all the discarded junk renters leave curbside.

I have heard estimates that 80% of all apartments in Boston have a September 1 – August 31 lease; driven by the nearly 250,000 students who return to Boston each year.  Neighborhoods like Allston-Brighton have a large number of rentals and are impacted disproportionately – hence the term Allston Christmas.