Provincetown’s Carnival celebrations

PtownToday is the last full day of 2018 Carnival. Although the weather started stormy it corrected itself and each day was a little more beautiful. For those leaving on the Saturday morning ferries, have an amazing time tonight with your friends.

Below are photos taken during Ptown’s annual Carnival Parade
Much thanks to my friend, Kyle Szary, who does a great job photographing the parade and the masses strolling up and down Commercial Street.

Click on individual photos to enlarge for better viewing

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Miss Richfield 1981 – Grand Marshall

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Chris Marchant makes for a tempting Aquamanchris marchant, aquaman, ptown carnivalptown carnivalptown carnival

And one more photo that I swiped from Sergio’s Instagram feed. Miss Bubble Wrap was one of my favorite floats from this year’s Carnival Parade.ptown carnival

Next year’s 41st Provincetown Carnival will start on August 15 and conclude on August 25th with the parade on Thursday, August 22, 2019, and the theme will be Enchanted Forest so I fully expect to see all sorts of frisky woodland creatures and more than a few unicorns.

Furry Friday

handsome, hunk, sergio mazonThis week I thought I would feature my other half, Sergio Mazon, who in some ways serves as an inspiration for my weekly Furry Friday posts. The picture above captures his playful nature and is a personal favorite of mine.

Past Furry Friday Posts

BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brainEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and see if you can figure out the answer together.

I’ll confirm answers in the afternoon so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance to guess.

This week’s brain teaser:  
I can be crushed to pieces but only if I am given away first, I can be clogged and attacked but that’s usually my own doing. No matter how many problems I have, you wouldn’t dare let me go. What am I?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

What to do this weekend

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Carnival celebrations conclude Friday || Photo credit Kyle Szary

Lots going on this weekend with two great shows in OGT: Chelsea Piers and Paula Poundstone as well as a worthwhile fundraiser  MaineStreet Riptide Fundraiser Tea DanceThere are also two different beach parties happening including a birthday edition of Kiki Beach as well as the 1st Annual Beach Bear Bonanza at Horseneck Beach State Reservation.

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Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville

Chelsea Piers (2 Shows Only) performs on Friday and Saturday her one woman show, “Are you there Ru? It’s me, Chelsea” at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Paula Poundstone (2 Shows Only) is performing on Friday and Saturday at Jonathan’s in Ogunquit

Dueling Drag Divas are back this year performing every Friday and Saturday at 8PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Casual Fridays is a weekly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Begbick at the Alley Bar in DTX

XO Friday is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday

1st Annual Beach Bear Bonanza find the Bear flag down the far right of the beach as you enter Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport MA

Kiki Beach is back for its third year and Southie’s M Street Beach has never looked so fabulous – look for the speedos and listen for the good music; starting at 11ish in Boston

Brew at the Zoo is Saturday from 3:30 – 8:30PM at the Franklin Zoo in Boston

gay ogunquit, gay bostonMaineStreet Riptide Fundraiser Tea Dance head up for this annual fundraiser for Beantown Softball on Saturday from 4-7:30PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Underwear Party is every Saturday at Club Purgatory – doors open at 9PM in Provincetown

H E R O E S Saturday (New Venue) Retro dance party hosted the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square

Boston GayKickball.com Jersey Party come to Cathedral Station to pick up your uniform, enjoy some appetizers and meet your teammates / league mates starting at 8:30PM in Boston

The Donkey Show is the ultimate disco experience is a story inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream each Saturday at Club Oberon in Cambridge.

Grunt Gear Party is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX

UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge

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Jersey pick up party is at Cathedral on Saturday and games start Sunday morning

Boston Gay Kickball (Opening Day) is on Sunday from 10AM-1PM at Joe Moakley Field in Dorchester

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Babes Brunch is this Sunday at Trophy Room from 1-4PM in Boston

Sunday Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston

Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar in the Theater District is every Sunday starting at 10PM in Boston

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

Gay for Good teams up with Mass Bears and Cubs

gay bostonMass Bears and Cubs is Teaming with G4G Boston and Boston Area Gleaners to Harvest Surplus Farm Crops for Those in Need.

WHAT: G4G Boston + Boston Area Gleaners + Mass Bears and Cubs
WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 8 AM – 1:30 PM, weather permitting
WHERE: A local farm, approximately 1 hour from Waltham, MA

Have you ever been gleaning? Gleaning is harvesting high-quality fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste on local farms. The fresh produce is then distributed to families struggling to access nutritious food. Harvesting is unpredictable and depends on the weather and crop readiness.

Anyone who is interested is encouraged to sign up for this project now, so G4G can begin organizing carpools, etc. More details, such as the crops that will be gleaned and the specific location of the farm, will be available soon. Interested in learning more or volunteering?  Visit the G4G Event page.

Vintage gay

sun tanning, gay men in bathing suitsI dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

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New gay roller skating night this Thursday

Boston, Together Boston, Donna Summer Roller DiscoGuy Social Boston – local MeetUp Group –  is starting a monthly gay roller skating night which will kick off tomorrow, Thursday August 16th at Chez Vous Roller Skating Rink in Dorchester.

New Gay Roller Skating Night
Thursday, Aug 16 || 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Purchase Tickets Here

Tickets to the event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Admission includes skate rentals as well as a live drag show on skates by the fabulous Kris Knievil. This month’s theme is Totally 80s – feel free to come in your best 80s attire.

For more information check out their Facebook page Guy Social Boston or their MeetUp page Guy Social Boston.