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Michael Lebrecque a.k.a. the mastermind behind Boston’s successful “Heels for Hope” has come up with a creative pop up fundraiser to facilitate social interaction and to help spread some love and support for BAGLY, an organization that has been helping LGBTQIA youth for 40 years.
Heels at Home Challenge:
1.) Take a picture of you at home in your Heels an post on social media
2.) Be sure to tag your friends and challenge them to do the same
Make a micro-donation of $5, $10, $15 to BAGLY if you can. The isolating feeling you may be feeling due to the state’s shelter in place order is how many LGBTQIA youth feel everyday if it weren’t for BAGLY’s services.
Earlier today Boston Pride announced that the 50th annual Boston Pride celebration will be postponed to Saturday, June 12, 2021. For those of you who already registered for the 2020 Festival, Boston Pride organizers have shared the following options listed below.
+ You may transfer your 2020 registration fee to the 2021 festival. Boston Pride will communicate with you about the new registration process for the 2021 festival that opens on November 15, 2020 and we will apply your payment towards that registration.
+ You may have the fee refunded (minus the processing fee if payment was made with a credit card) and the registration canceled. If you paid by credit we will make the refund to the card on file unless you tell us otherwise. If you paid by check, please tell us who to make the check to and who to send it to.
+ You may convert all or part of your registration fee into a tax-deductible charitable donation to Boston Pride, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
For more details, visit bostonpride.org/festival.
Some people have a particular feature that can just take your breathe away.
This week’s photo is from the fun to follow IG account, @kiltedbros. Definitely an eye-catching pose as he grips his sporran and smirks for the camera.
Over the past few weeks, in lieu of my Monday “What’s happening this week” post I’ve tried humor by sharing instructions on how to wash your hands; a Netflix & Chill post sharing new movies coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu in April; creative musical covers like My Corona.
This week I’m going to suggest tapping into some of the rich cultural institutions in Boston. If you like their virtual tours / exhibits perhaps it will inspire you to also check out other worthy museums here in the US and beyond.
Boston Public Library
With all the clubs and concert halls closed, musicians and some of the major venues have gotten creative. All of these resources are currently free, though some welcome donations to keep them going while the stages remain dark. The collection includes: The Montreux Jazz Festival, Consequence of Sound, Club Passim, The Boston Symphony Orchestra and NPR has created a list of live virtual concerts that is updated daily – just to give you an idea of your options.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Isabella Stewart Gardner: An unconventional life shares the extraordinary story of this influential woman and patron of the arts in words and photos. If you like how the museum shares this story, be sure to also check out the Building of Isabella’s Museum as well as The Theft, which attempts to tell what happened at the Gardner Museum on March 18,1990 when 13 works of art were stolen in the single largest property theft in the world.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston virtual exhibits including
Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation The post-graffiti moment in 1980s New York City marked the transition of street art from city walls and subway trains onto canvas and into the art world. From jazz, punk, and rap to funk, pop, and beyond, this playlist—created by “Writing the Future” co-curator Greg Tate—features music that inspired and came out of New York’s post-graffiti era.
Fashion Photography at the MFA The MFA made a serious effort to add to its fashion photography holdings. The MFA has been able to acquire a major archive of Herb Ritts, as well as important works by Baron De Meyer, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Deborah Turbeville, and others. This selection represents some of the highlights.
Museum of Science
Museum of Science at Home is how the MoS is fighting back during the Coronavirus epidemic so despite closing their building the museum has put a collection of STEM resources designed to bring the museum to you. Look for their daily live stream presentations.
Due to COVID-19, Boston Sports Clubs were ordered to close. The company promptly fired all their staff (which is upsetting since many of their staff are friends), so when they charged Sergio and me our monthly fee I was both surprised and disappointed. This practice runs counter to what other chains in Boston have done and has changed my perception of how I view the BSC brand.
Apparently others felt similar because Boston.com ran this article earlier this week, Boston Sports Clubs wouldn’t let memberships be canceled during the coronavirus outbreak. Then they charged them.
If you’re a member of the BSC and have been charged a monthly membership fee, let me know by leaving a comment and contact our Attorney General’s Office to file a complaint with BSC / TSI. You can do that by calling 617.727.2200 to let them know that BSC charged you a monthly membership fee and you want a refund, or you can file a complaint online like I did. It takes less than five minutes and you can do it right from, here.