Boston is a ghost town – that is unless you are in the Back Bay and Beacon Hill in which case it seems like the city is bursting at the seams as final preparations are made for the annual Boston Pops fireworks spectacular. Earlier today Sergio and I visited the Hatch Shell and walked the Esplanade, and I was impressed by the incredible security and how efficient everything was operating.
If you want to see the fireworks but not go to the Esplanade, take the Red Line to Kendall Square and walk back to the Charles River. You will be able to listen to the music, while watching the fireworks explode over Back Bay’s skyline.
7:00 PM WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM broadcast begins
8:00 PM Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular broadcast begins on WBZ-TV
8:00 PM 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston broadcast begins
8:30 PM Concert begins
10:30 PM Fireworks begins
11:00 PM Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends
More details about tonight’s celebration can be found here, july4th.org.
And just in time for Pride Celebrations in San Francisco, Chicago and NYC the US Supreme Court delivers the news we’ve all been waiting to hear. State bans on Same Sex Marriages are unconstitutional. It has been a long road since the Massachusetts State Supreme Court mandated Massachusetts to allow same sex couples to marry in 2003, but it has been worth the wait.
NOTE THE PARTY NOW WILL START AT 7:30
AND WILL TAKE PLACE AT CLERY’S
DETAILS IN THE LINK BELOW
GLAD and TWC are hosting a Pop Up Marriage Equality Party to celebrate later today at 6PM in the Back Bay.
Marriage Equality Pop Up Party in Boston
Pine Street Inn is hosting their annual “Summer Inn the City” fund raiser to help the Inn
bassadors program for the Pine Street Inn. This is a group of Boston’s emerging leaders who are committed to the mission of ending homelessness in our city. Help support this program and the Pine Street Inn by coming to this year’s party hosted at the Ink Block here in the South End. Tickets to the party are just $50 and include food and drink for the night.
Purchase your tickets to 2015 Summer Inn the City here.
An exciting urban intervention program is set to take place under the I-93 highway overpass near Traveler and West 4th Street to help turn this underutilized 2.5 square mile area dividing the South End and Southie into an outdoor Urban Innovation Gallery. The Design Museum Foundation has a 7 minute video describing the intent behind this program, which you can view here.
If you are interested in learning more about this program there are three ways you can get involved.
Volunteer and help transform the Neighborhood Border Zone into an Urban Innovation Gallery by helping with events, design, installation, and more — Volunteer Form
Sponsor this project to help make it a success — Sponsorship Form
Form an Urban Innovation Festival team to take part in a 3-day Urban Innovation Festival next summer, start thinking about your team and stay tuned for a Call for Teams, coming soon.
What does Back to the Future, The Princess Bride and Batman have in common? They are all movies that you can watch outdoors for free in Boston this month.
Thrillist Boston has published their list of free outdoor movies in Boston and will continue to add to this list as new listings and shows are announced. Currently the month of July has 30 free movies published (and more will likely be added). So if you love being outside and enjoy movies this might be a great date night or fun night out with friends. Note that the showings take place in a variety of spaces so double check the location and timing for each movie.
Thrillist Boston Free Outdoor Summer Movies Schedule
Tomorrow, Friday – June 19th, marks the return of Boston’s second annual Donna Summer outdoor Roller Disco at City Hall Plaza.
Friday, June 19th Boston to host Donna Summer Roller Disco
Similar to last year when more than 4,000 people came down to Government Center, the event will be free and open to the public, with skates for rent, food on hand and of course some excellent music courtesy of DJ Kon. But beware that last year the lines to get roller skates wrapped around the entire Plaza so bring roller blades if you have them or plan to arrive early. Check out these photos from last summer’s Memorial Roller Disco to Boston native, Donna Summer. #HotStuff