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.
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.
Chandler Street Block Party
One of the most fun events of Boston Pride isn’t even an official Pride event, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop by and check it out.
Located on the corner of Chandler and Berkeley Street in the heart of the South End this is a lot of fun when the weather cooperates.
Saturday, June 13th
1:30pm – 7pm
Berkeley & Chandler St.
There is a $15 donation collected that goes to AIDS Action Committee so by coming out and having fun with your friends you are actually helping a great local non-profit.
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.