Boston proposes new green space over the Mass Pike for the South End and Chinatown

Parcel 21: Between Washington & Shawmut Streets

Last week the Streets Blog had an article about the city of Boston using Federal funds to expand green space in the South End and Chinatown neighborhoods to cover the I-90 trench that divides the two neighborhoods. Considering the large number of sizeable residential buildings that now abutt Herald Street and the ongoing development, I take this as great news.

According to the article, funds will be used to convert four blocks of the I-90 trench, from Arlington and Tremont Streets in the west to Harrison Avenue in the east with a goal to reconnect these communities. Initial efforts will focus on building over Parcel 21 (shown above) to create open space with intentions to prepare design guidelines for the remaining parcels.

This decision marks a departure from city planning which for nearly 50 years has looked to private investment to build over the I-90 trench. Who can say if this new focus on stitching these neighborhoods together will materialize (this is Boston after all), but I’m heartened by the change in policy, because both the South End and Chinatown desperately need more green space.

I hope there will also be an effort to include tennis and basketball courts. The influx of residential buildings in this part of the city has put a huge strain on the only sizeable park in the area, Peter’s Park, which is nearly always at capacity.

Scruffy Sunday

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Saturday morning coffee

As you can see Seth Fornea likes to take his morning coffee in a jockstrap. Not my usual attire in the morning but it works for me.

Furry Friday

Thank God It’s Furry Friday – Have a great weekend.

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BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brain

Each 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. Leave your answer in the comment section.

This week’s riddle: What is too heavy to lift when spelled out, but not backwards?

I’ll approve responses later in the day to give people a chance to respond without seeing any spoilers.

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

What to do this weekend

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party 8PM || FUZZ w/ DJ Taffy & Brent Covington @10PM
SATURDAY: Lüb social @3-6PM || Dance your a$$ off with DJ Denis Trottier @10PM
SUNDAY: Bear Karaoke Night @8PM

THURSDAY: Taco Thursday w/ Pride Sports (come and get’em) 5PM-10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM || Friday Feels w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ music by Harlow Havoc @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch (make your reservations here) @11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: March Madness programming
FRIDAY: March Madness programming
SATURDAY: Watch the Bruins play Red Wings @1PM & Celtics play the Hawks @7:30PM
SUNDAY: Watch the Bruins play Red Wings @1:30PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: Dance your a$$ off w/ DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch (make reservation here) || Tea Dance w/ DJ Aga @4PM

FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturdays w/ DJ Mike Giller @10PM
SUNDAY: Tea Dance with DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show hosted by Crystal Crawford
FRIDAY: Scream Alive on Stage & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Dee De Ray
SATURDAY: Scream Alive on Stage & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SUNDAY: Scream Alive on Stage & Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve! Thursday w/ DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Furball Red Party w/ music by DJ Isaac Escalante @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

ManRay / Campus
THURSDAY: CAMPUS Night w/ Boudoir Takeover (19+) @10PM
FRIDAY: PORTAL w/ DJ André Obin @10PM
SATURDAY: Heroes (New Wave & Post Punk) w/ DJ Chris Ewen @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: March Madness Programming
FRIDAY: March Madness Programming
SATURDAY: Watch the Bruins play Red Wings @1PM & Celtics play the Hawks @7:30PM
SUNDAY: Watch the Bruins play Red Wings @1:30PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY – SUNDAY: Scream Alive on Stage is the drag horror parody you never knew you wanted

THURSDAY: Queeraoke: Drink. Sing. Dance. Repeat at Midway Cafe @8:30PM

THURSDAY: Boston Pride Hockey Thursday Night Pick-Up Skate in Cambridge @9PM

FRIDAY: RuPaul Drag Race Viewing Parties various locations @8PM

SATURDAY: LGBTQ Nightlife – Issa Vibe Boston QTBIPOC at Vera’s @10PM

SUNDAY: Bearaoke is at The Alley @8PM



Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Queen Drag Brunch
Saturday 11AM & 2PM
Summer Shack Boston

DRAGtacuar Brunch: Katy Perry vs Miley Cyrus
Saturday 12PM
Laugh Boston

Under the Bleachers Drag Brunch
Saturday @11AM
Bleacher Bar

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s (Downtown)

80s Extravaganza Drag Brunch
Sunday @11AM and again @2PM
Summer Shack (Cambridge)

DRAG Tease Shakira vs JLO
Sunday @12PM
Game On

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club (Beacon Hill)

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Vintage gay

The hairstyles and jeans lead me to think this is in the early 1980s. Possibly a street fair in The Castro? Anyone able to date or plae these two handsome guys?

Previous Vintage Gay Photos

The bears come out of hibernation this weekend in Provincetown

Out of Hibernation is a 3-day winter weekend celebration hosted by The Northeast Ursamen, Crown & Anchor, and the Provincetown Business Guild. The fun winter weekend celebration has organized socials, parties, workshops, and much more. Events at this year’s Out of Hibernation Include:

7:30pm showing of Cocaine Bear at the Water’s Edge Cinema
Get Tickets Here

9pm Cocaine Bear After Party at The Vault
Details Here

3pm – 5pm Conscious Bear Connections Workshop at Outmost Yoga (nudity required)
Register online in advance for $45, Get Tickets Here

5pm – 7pm Meet & Greet at the Crown & Anchor Restaurant.
Refreshments Served and free entry – Details Here

9pm doors open for Gear Night at the Vault
Free entry

9pm doors open at the Wave Bar
Dancing and Singing – Free entry

10:30am – 11:30am Bear Yoga at Outermost Yoga (clothing optional)
Register online in advance for $30, Get Tickets Here

1pm – 3pm Conscious Bear Connections Workshop at Outmost Yoga (nudity required)
Register online in advance for $45, Get Tickets Here

2pm – 4pm Drag Bingo at the Paramount Room at the Crown & Anchor
$25 pre-sale and at the door to play | $2 for each additional pack of cards
You can purchase in person or Get Tickets Here

9pm – 1am Boots and Boxers Party in the Paramount Room at the Crown & Anchor
Show off your sexiest underwear, $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door
Clothing Check available – Details here

11am – 2pm Drag Brunch at The Restaurant at Crown & Anchor
$25 plus the cost of your brunch

Caption this photo

Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up one or two of your own. Leave a funny caption in the comment section, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

Tell me a story with a happy ending

Huntington Theater presents K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Huntington Theater presents, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, a co-production with the Front Porch Arts Collective at The Calderwood Pavilion in the South End and runs through Sunday, April 2.

The play from Boston native, Lenelle Moïse, is a heart-opening story that according to the online description will appeal to “fans of David Bowie, bell hooks, and fireworks by the Charles”. Unsure what to make of that but I do like Bowie. The story focuses on Lala an artist who uses the back of pizza boxes as her canvas. A sweet and sticky summer inspires her to romance Dani, a budding feminist – and Albert, his smooth-talking twin. What could possibly go wrong?

Sergio and I have plans to check out this play next week. Tickets are incredibly reasonable, making this a great option for a date or night out with friends. I highly recommend reserving time after to grab a drink at The Kartal to extend the evening out and to discuss the show.

For more informaiton or to purchase tickets visit their website, k-i-s-s-i-n-g.

Temptation Tuesday

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Men in kilts

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Monday morning mancandy

Everyone say good morning to the handsome Aussie, Tim Robards.

Scruffy Sunday

men in bed hugging and kissing

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Norse Atlantic comes to Logan Airport

Sergio and Rob, gay travel, flying, travel

Norse Atlantic is a new lowcost European carrier that started flying in 2022. Last week, the airline announced new flights between Gatwick / London and several US cities that will begin later this year. The flights between Boston and Gatwick in London are scheduled to start on September 1, 2023.

  • Boston (BOS): 5x weekly (starts Sep. 1)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL): 3x in May/June, 4x after (starts May 26)
  • Los Angeles (LAX): Daily (starts June 30)
  • New York (JFK): Daily
  • Orlando (MCO): 4x weekly in May/June, daily after (starts May 25)
  • San Francisco (SFO): 3x weekly (starts July 1)
  • Washington, D.C. (IAD): 6x weekly (starts June 1)

The airline exclusively flies a fleet of new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Current one way fares available from JFK to Gatwick begin at $165. Hopefully Boston will see fares like this when Norse Atlantic begins flying from Logan in September.

You can find out more about this new low-cost European carrier by visiting their website,