Saint Anthony’s Feast is this weekend



This weekend marks the 97th Feast of Saint Anthony in Boston’s North End. Started in 1919 by Italian immigrants from the small town of Montefalcione in Avellino, Saint Anthony’s Feast has become the largest Italian Religious Festival in New England.

Although the festival officially starts this evening at 7PM most of the activities are on Saturday and Sunday, culminating with the ten hour procession through the North End starting at 12 Noon on Sunday, August 28th.

For more information and to see the schedule of events for this year’s feast visit their webpage,

Furry Friday

handsome, hunk, daddy, hairyThis week’s Furry Friday is for all of you who have gone to Provincetown for Daddy Days (August 25 – 28). Have a lot of fun and enjoy Ptown.

Past Furry Friday Posts

BosGuy brain teaser

brain teaser, shirtless manEach 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 riddle
I may seem real yet I am not,
Once you’re gone I’m oft forgot.
Time here stretches and it shrinks,
It all depends on how you think.
What am I?

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

Free Fun Fridays for August 26

Free Fun Fridays Highland FoundationThe Highland Street Foundation sponsored Free Fun Fridays again this year and tomorrow is the last for the 2016 summer season. This week enjoy the following free venues thanks to the Highland Street Foundation: Franklin Park Zoo, Museum of African American History, Norman Rockwell Museum and more.

For more details visit here: Free Fun Fridays – August 26.

Sausagefest coming to the South End

Sausagefest South End

Am I the only one who finds this hilarious? I feel like this event is about 20 years too late to the South End which has become so gentrified that they actually created an event called Sausagefest and nobody batted an eyelash or thought for a moment about the double-entendre. What is this world coming to?

Vintage gay

dirk bogarde and anthony forwoodDirk Bogarde and Anthony Forwood were a couple for more than 50 years. Dirk was an incredibly successful actor and Anthony was his manager. The first photo looks as if it may have been taken in the 1950s and the second showing Anthony on the left and Dirk on the right was taken in the 1980s before Forward died in May of 1988. You can learn more about this interesting pair here.

Previous Vintage Gay Photos

I 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 for a future post? Email me at

First Light: A decade of collecting at the ICA Boston

Paul Chan, 1st Light, 2005. Photograph by Jean Vong. © 2016 Paul Chan

Paul Chan, 1st Light, 2005. Photograph by Jean Vong. © 2016 Paul Chan

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its collection and signature waterfront building in the Seaport with the largest and most ambitious presentation of its collection to date.  

First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA
August 17, 2016 to January 16, 2017

This exhibition is organized by the ICA’s curatorial department under the leadership of Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator. First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA is on view from August 17, 2016 to January 16, 2017. During the first week of October, midway through the presentation, there will be a rotation of some of the sections (or “chapters”) enabling more of the collection to be showcased and new works and juxtapositions to be explored. 

Don’t forget that every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission to the ICA Boston is free to the public so if money is tight, you can still come by on a Thursday evening to see this special exhibit.