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