Tag Archives: AIDS Action Committee

Boomerang’s South End special edition sale

Boomerangs Special Edition SaleBoomerang’s South End location will be closed on Thursday, opening at 5PM for their Special Edition sale. The event is open to the public but you are encouraged to RSVP.

Food and drink will be provided by Brix, BoMA, The Gallows, Union, South End Buttery and South End Formaggio (to name a few).  In addition to their fabulous line of clothes and housewares, prizes will be raffled off with gifts from:  Foodies, Gracie Finn, Liquid Hair Salon, South End Athletic Co., Sault, Tips Hair Salon,and many more.

Purchases at Boomerang’s benefit The AIDS Action Committee. Although I will not be able to make it, smile and say hello to Sergio who will be there, camera-in-hand. Oh yeah, and buy something.

RSVP if you plan on attending: bsespringpreview@gmail.com


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

World AIDS Day

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


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 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.

Farm & Fable to open in South End

Farm and FableFarm & Fable, a vintage cookbook kitchen shop that has space to host cooking demonstrations and classes, will open a new retail space on the corner of Shawmut Avenue and Milford Street across from Coppa Boston in the South End.

I’m relieved to see this space will be home to a new retail shop.  With Formaggio and the Syrian Market just across the street and a number of cafes, restaurants and other retailers on this block I hope there will be sufficient foot traffic for this specialty shop.

Future home of Farm & Fable

Future home of Farm & Fable

While construction continues at 251 Shawmut Avenue, you may follow Farm & Fable on Twitter at @FarmAndFable or check out their Facebook page.

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. 

Taste of the South End: Tuesday, March 5

Taste of the South EndOne week from today the Taste of the South End will take place at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) on Tremont Street.  All proceeds from this culinary delight that each year tempts the hundreds who help this event sell out will go to benefit New England’s largest AIDS service organization, The AIDS Action Committee.

Taste of the South End is Tuesday, March 5th
Doors are open from 7-9pm (VIP’s are welcome starting at 6pm)

It is difficult to articulate how much fun I have at this event each year and for those new to the area or curious to check out restaurants in the South End, this offers you a great opportunity to sample plates from 40+ restaurants in the neighborhood.  Many of the stations are hosted by the head chef or general manager of the restaurant so it also offers you a chance to chat 1:1.  If you haven’t yet, consider supporting AIDS Action Committee’s superb event The Taste of the South End by purchasing tickets today.

Purchase Tickets to The Taste of the South End Here

This year’s participating restaurants include28 DegreesAddis Red SeaAquitaineB&G OystersThe BeehiveBoMAThe Butcher ShopCinquecentoCoppaDaVinci RistoranteDarryl’s Corner Bar and KitchenDavio’sEstelle’sEl CentroFlour BakeryFormaggio South EndThe GallowsGaslightHaley House CaféHamersley’s BistroKitchenMasaMelaMetropolis CafeMistralMyers + ChangOrinocoPetit Robert BistroPiccoPigalleSibling RivalrySouth End ButteryStellaStephi’s on TremontStirToroTremont 647/Sister SorelTurner FisheriesUnion Bar and Grille, and Whole Foods Market

For those who purchase VIP tickets these restaurants will be in the VIP Lounge: Bistro du MidiSummer Shack, and Yakitori Zai

Taste of the South End 2013

Taste of the South EndThe Taste of the South End, which raises funds for the  AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts may be my favorite charity event of the year.  With 40 restaurants participating, it is a “must attend” in my opinion.  That is why I wanted to give everyone a heads up that one month from today, on Tuesday, March 5th, the Taste of the South End 2013 will take place. If you’d like to learn more about the event or purchase tickets online, link here.

Feel free to check out my two minute video from last years Taste.

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Association of People Living with AIDS

Although this organization is based in D.C. and your local community may not be doing anything, I thought it was worth posting for those in Washington, D.C. Hopefully, this reminds all of us that there is a very human component to this story, that has yet to write a happy ending.

You may learn more about this organization and the awareness day by linking here.

Harbor To The Bay bachelor auction tonight

Harbor to the Bay bachelor auctionBachelor shown: Matt Micari is handsome and has a heart of gold

No plans tonight? Come down to Club Cafe for the Harbor to the Bay Bachelor Auction at 7:30pm. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Harbor to the Bay ride for AIDS.  This bike ride from Boston to Provincetown gives 100% of its proceeds to The AIDS Action Committee, Fenway Health, Community Health Initiative, and AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod.

More about the Harbor to the Bay Ride here.