Category Archives: Boston

Hubway set for major expansion in Boston

Boston’s bike sharing service, The Hubway, continues to thrive as Boston and surrounding communities work to be more bike-friendly. Last week Hubway announced they would be adding more than 70 new bike-rental stations over the next two years (currently there are 127 bike-rental stations) in the city of Boston.

They will focus on opening new stations in unserved and under served Boston neighborhoods like Roslindale, Dorchester and Mattapan. Hubway noted that they would also add additional stations in existing service areas to better handle demand as well as add new stations in Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline.

If you’d like to learn more about Hubway visit their website thehubway.com.

Southie’s bold redevelopment plans for the Boston Edison power plant

South Boston Edison Power Plant, boston real estateFor those of you who live in Southie, news of Hilco Global and Redgate developers filing to transform 15+ acres of waterfront by the South Boston Edison Power Plant has been long anticipated.

The project site is located at the corner of First and Summer Streets in South Boston, very near East Broadway and Boston’s Innovation and Design Building. Construction of the proposed development would occur over the next 10 to 15 years with the first phase, which could start in 2018, involves the demolition of existing buildings, preservation of turbine halls and construction of new housing along East First Street.

According to recent plans filed with the city, the developers are proposing a 2.1 million-square-foot development that includes seven new buildings (with three of those buildings at least 200 feet high), 1,588 apartments and condos, plus a 150-room hotel, 339,000 square feet of office space, and 68,000 square feet of retail.

More about this development here:
South Boston Power Plant – Bldup
South Boston’s biggest development ever? – Curbed Boston
South Boston project could offer views of water and 18-wheelers – Boston Globe

What to do this weekend

MeetUp Group: LGBT Travelers of Boston are meeting at 6PM on Thursday

Lately, there have been so many events / programs to talk about in my Monday morning post What to do this week, I’m re-posting the events for this weekend.

THURSDAY

Reaching OUT: Boston be a part of the chapter’s first networking event on Thursday, May 11 at Cathedral Station in Boston

ICA Boston every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission is free to the public

LGBT Travelers of Boston will be meeting at 6PM on Thursday, May 11 at Night Shift Brewing in Everett

Karaoke Thursday is held each week downstairs at Machine in Boston

Paint Nite at Machine create art while sipping a cocktail at Machine Boston on Thursday, May 11 in Boston

Turnt! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

RuPaul Drag RaceFRIDAY

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, May 12 in Somerville

RuPaul Viewing Party is Friday, May 12 starting at 8PM followed by dancing at 9PM at the Alley Bar in DTX, Boston

Super Hero Night wear your favorite super hero t-shirt and enjoy a few cocktails, while meeting people through Boston’s LGBTQ & Friends MeetUp group on Friday, May 12 at Orleans Bar in Somerville

FUZZ is a monthly gay dance party with DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy at Pi Alley in DTX on Friday, May 12 in Boston

The Coolidge After Midnite: Twin Peaks: Assault on Precinct 13 shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday, May 12 in Brookline

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SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Saturday through the end of October in Boston  

So Hot Saturdaes is Boston’s no-attitude gay dance party hosted every Saturday at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

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

Vibrator! At the Alley features DJs Brian Halligan and James Cerne who will be playing your favorite music on Saturday, May 13 at the Alley in Boston

UNITE Saturdays is the weekly dance party every Saturday that starts at 10PM at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera in Boston

The Coolidge After Midnite: They Live shows at The Coolidge starting at 11:59PM on Saturday, May 13 in Brookline

gay BostonSUNDAY

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday through the end of October in Boston  

Back 2 Basics Diva’s Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Pajama Party Sunday with DJ Denis spinning your favorite music from the 80s, 90s and now is 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.

What to do this week: May 8 – 14

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Join your’s truly, BosGuy, at Ironsides Rugby Club Drag Lip Sync Competition

This week there are 35 different events and programs with a little bit of everything for someone ranging from indoor rock climbing, painting with cocktails and midnight movie showings to club-themed parties including Fascination, Fuzz and a Pajama Party.

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gay boston, boston fetish nightMONDAY – WEDNESDAY

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets to discuss A Useless Man on Monday, May 8 starting at 7PM at the Trident Bookseller’s Cafe in Boston

Drag Bingo is every Monday starting at 7PM free to play at Club Cafe in Boston

Fascination Monday is a gear / kink / fetish party hosted the second Monday at Jacques in Boston

Health Night at The Fenway join the YLC for their first Health Fair and learn how Fenway Health is here to serve you on Tuesday, May 9 in Boston

Taco Tuesday is a fun way to socialize and eat on the cheap in the South End; first come, first serve – hosted every Tuesday at Tremont 647 in Boston

Karaoke Night starts at 9:30PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Boston Ironsides Drag Lip Sync Show join me as I judge this lip sync show at Club Cafe starting at 7PM on Wednesday, May 10 in Boston

gay bostonTHURSDAY

Reaching OUT: Boston be a part of the chapter’s first networking event on Thursday, May 11 at Cathedral Station in Boston

LGBT Travelers of Boston will be meeting at 6PM on Thursday, May 11 at Night Shift Brewing in Everett

Karaoke Thursday is held each week downstairs at Machine in Boston

Paint Nite at Machine create art while sipping a cocktail at Machine Boston on Thursday, May 11 in Boston

Turnt! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Detention Thursdays! is hosted every Thursday starting at 9PM with shows at 10:30 & 11:45PM – No Cover – at EGO in Providence

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Unsure this guy will be at super hero night on Saturday at Orleans Bar but head over for some cocktails and conversations – wear your favorite super hero t-shirt.

FRIDAY

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, May 12 in Somerville

Frederick Studio Grand Opening is happening from 6-9PM on Friday, May 12 in Provincetown

Billiards Tournament is hosted each Friday starting at 7PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

RuPaul Viewing Party is Friday, May 12 starting at 8PM followed by dancing at 9PM at the Alley Bar in DTX, Boston

Super Hero Night wear your favorite super hero t-shirt and enjoy a few cocktails, while meeting people through Boston’s LGBTQ & Friends MeetUp group on Friday, May 12 at Orleans Bar in Somerville

FUZZ is a monthly gay dance party with DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy at Pi Alley in DTX on Friday, May 12 in Boston

Twerk Fridays at is an 18+ night at Ego in Providence

The Coolidge After Midnite: Twin Peaks: Assault on Precinct 13 shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday, May 12 in Brookline

gay boston, james cerne, alley bar bostonSATURDAY

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Saturday through the end of October in Boston  

So Hot Saturdaes is Boston’s no-attitude gay dance party hosted every Saturday at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

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

Vibrator! At the Alley features DJs Brian Halligan and James Cerne who will be playing your favorite music on Saturday, May 13 at the Alley in Boston

UNITE Saturdays is the weekly dance party every Saturday that starts at 10PM at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera in Boston

The Coolidge After Midnite: They Live shows at The Coolidge starting at 11:59PM on Saturday, May 13 in Brookline

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Pajama Party every Sunday at Machine, starting at 10PM

SUNDAY

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday through the end of October in Boston  

Back 2 Basics Diva’s Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Pajama Party Sunday with DJ Denis spinning your favorite music from the 80s, 90s and now is 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.

Boston Public Garden at night by James Sutherland

About three weeks ago James Sutherland snapped and shared this beautiful photo of the Boston Public Garden. Since then the Public Garden has transformed as the trees have flowered and the buds have been replaced with leaves, but I loved this photo with Boston’s Back Bay off in the distance, seemingly enveloped in fog.

What to do this weekend

Boston Calling Block Parties return to Dewey Square this Thursday from 5-8PM

Lately, there have been so many events / programs to talk about in my Monday morning post What to do this week, I’m re-posting the events for this weekend.

THURSDAY

25th Life Savor celebrate this delicious fundraiser which benefits Community Servings at the Langham Hotel on Thursday, May 4 in Boston

Boston Calling Block Party at Dewey Square have returned so head to downtown for music, games and drinks on Thursday from 5-8PM in Boston

GREECE by the Gold Dust Orphans is fringe theater at its best so check out Ryan Landry’s latest production which runs from May 4 – June 4 in Boston

Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic is back for the 4th year in a row at Club Cafe on Thursday, May 4 from 8-11PM in Boston

Thump! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Channel your inner geek and go to the Saber Battle on Boston Common Friday from 8-11PM – last year more than a thousand people showed up for this annual event

FRIDAY

SoWa First Fridays allows you to peruse galleries and artist studios in the South End from 5 – 9PM on Friday, May 5 in Boston

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, May 5 in Somerville

First Fridays ROFLMAO is at the Institute of Contemporary Art  from 5-10PM get tickets before they sell out on Friday, May 5 in Boston

RuPaul Viewing Party is Friday, May 5 starting at 8PM followed by dancing at 9PM at the Alley Bar in DTX, Boston

Saber Battle on the Common partake in a massive saber battle on the Boston Common (last year had more than 1,000 people show up) on Friday, May 5 from 8-11PM in Boston

Guerrilla Queer Bar takes place at a location to be named later this week on Friday, May 5 in Boston

The Coolidge After Midnight: A Dark Song shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

The Coolidge After Midnight: Body Double shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

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SpeakEasy Stage production of Bridges of Madison County opens on Saturday, May 6 and will run through June 3, 2017

SATURDAY

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Saturday through the end of October in Boston  

SoWa Art Walk is an art festival in the SoWa district of the South End where you can meet local artists and watch them while many of them work in their studios on Saturday from 11AM-5PM

4th Annual Kentucky Derby Party is at Boston Chops, Saturday, May 6 from 4-7PM (tickets required) in Boston

Maine AIDS Walk after party Tea Dance takes place immediately after the walk / race on Saturday, May 6 at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

The Bridges of Madison County presented by the SpeakEasy Stage opens on Saturday, May 6 and runs through June 3 in Boston

Underbear is a monthly underwear dance party at the Alley Bar in DTX on Saturday, May 6 starting at 10PM in Boston

gay bostonMagnum Saturdays Presents the 90s on Saturday, May 6 starting at 10PM at dbar in Dorchester

So Hot Saturdaes is Boston’s no-attitude gay dance party hosted every Saturday at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

UNITE Saturdays is the weekly dance party every Saturday that starts at 10PM at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera in Boston

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party on Saturday, May 6 is at Paradise in Cambridge

The Coolidge After Midnight: A Dark Song shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

The Coolidge After Midnight: Dressed to Kill shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

gay boston, chris harris presentsSUNDAY

49th Walk for Hunger starts early on Sunday, May 7 on the Boston Common so wear comfortable shoes to walk the 20 mile route in Boston

South Shore Sunday Morning LGBTQ Sit & Schmooze from the MeetUp group “OUTbreath” from 10:30AM – 12:00PM on Sunday, May 7 in Hanover.

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday through the end of October in Boston  

SoWa Art Walk is an art festival in the SoWa district of the South End where you can meet local artists and watch them while many of them work in their studios on Sunday, May 7 from 11AM-5PM

club cafe, Boston Living Center, gay BostonVerna Turbulence Drag Brunch is $50 and raises money for the Boston Living Center on Sunday, May 7 at Club Cafe from 12-4PM in Boston

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Gay Beer Club Sundays will be enjoying beer at the Cambridge Brewing Co. in Kendall Sq on Sunday, May 7 at 7PM in Cambridge

Pajama Party Sunday with DJ Denis spinning your favorite music from the 80s, 90s and now is every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

Hot Mess Sundays with RPDR Season 9 Peppermint 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.

Lawn on D is now open

Boston public park, Southie Park

Lawn on D opened Monday, May 1, 2017 

One of Boston’s coolest parks, Lawn on D, opened this Monday, May 1, 2017 and as with each year it seems like the park offers something new to attract people to this patch of green surrounded by concrete.

Probably the biggest change (for the better) is that the Lawn on D now has a liquor license through their full-service bar, starting today, Thursday, May 4th. No surprise that the addition of alcohol has also led to an upgrade and changes with food options so check it out this weekend.

Lawn on D

Large Chess Set at Hotel Brava in Buzios, Brazil

Look for new games to play like giant chess – perhaps like the set Sergio and I played when we were in Buzios, Brazil.  Additionally Lawn on D will also have lawn checkers and a HUGE version of Connect Four.