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Boston Freedom Rally this weekend in Boston

Legalize marijuana, pot rally, boston marijuana rallyThis weekend the Boston Freedom Rally will return to host their 27th event and continue to spread their message of cannabis legalization and education. The two day festival / rally is packed with food, art and vendors and tens of thousands of attendees on the Boston Common.

Ferris Bueller comes to the Boston Common

Ferris Buellers Day Off on Boston Common Frog Pond

Enjoy watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  tomorrow night under the stars, thanks to the City of Boston and Boston Parks & Recreation Department. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs, sit back and relax. Free popcorn will be provided.
The movie will begin at sundown. Specific timing is tentative.

There is a bit more information on the events page, here.

Note: All Movie Nights are weather permitting and free/open to the public.

The Hubway is free on Saturday, Sept. 10th

Boston HubwayHubway, Boston’s bike sharing system, is teaming up with Blue Apron to offer free 24-hour passes tomorrow, September 10th. Anyone who registers can take an unlimited number of rides of 30 minutes or less during the 24-hour period without charge, but a debit or credit card is still required, as standard fees will apply to all trips longer than 30 minutes.

To access the free passes, visit, .

Minions on the Boston Common

Minions on Boston Common Frog PondEnjoy watching the Minions movie tomorrow night under the stars, thanks to the City of Boston and Boston Parks & Recreation Department. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs, sit back and relax. Free popcorn will be provided.
The movie will begin at sundown. Specific timing is tentative.

There is a bit more information on the Facebook events page, here.

Note: All Movie Nights are weather permitting and free/open to the public.

Meeting poeple in Boston through LGBT social groups

Manhunt Pool Party MenLast year at this time I shared a post featuring different LGBT groups  you can join as a way to get out and meet people. I wanted to share the links again to encourage anyone looking to meet people or simply get out of the house.

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses.  Auditions are Sunday, September 11th.

Boston Gay Men’s Books Club is monthly book club on MeetUp featuring literature by and about gay men. This month’s book is Insignificant Others by Stephen McCauley. They will meet on Monday, September 19 at 7PM at Trident Booksellers on Newbury Street in Back Bay.

Dignity Boston is a progressive, inclusive community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics and their allies. All are invited for liturgy and social every Sunday at 5:00 PM, St. Stephen’s at 419 Shawmut Avenue, Boston. 

Fellows by TWC is a group of 30+ singles who meet the third Wednesday of each month for cocktails and conversation (next meeting is Sept. 21 – register to receive updates via email for their monthly socials).

Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the LGBT community for more than 40 years; the Fenway and AAC are always looking for volunteers.

Gay Beer Club is a Boston based organization that produces events and gatherings for members of the gay community.

Gay For Good mobilizes the LGBT community to interact with the greater community by volunteering their time with different monthly activities.

Gays for Patsy is a country western dancing club that holds events each month. Beginners are encouraged to join.

Keshet Boston is a grassroots organization working for the full inclusion of LGBT Jews in Jewish life, offering community events for LGBT Jews in Greater Boston.

New England Gay Men Camping is a social outdoor adventure group for gay men. They will be camping at Harold Parker State Forest in Andover, MA Friday, September 16. 

Opus Affair is probably best known for their monthly cocktail party hosted at local restaurants  to raise money for local arts organizations. Next cocktail party is Monday, September 19th (at a personal favorite spot) SRV in the South End.

The Welcoming Committee is a young, social group who organize activities to broadening the spectrum of gay life here in Boston and beyond.

Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay organizations in the area.  Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog.

Fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight at 8:30PM

Fireworks-on-Boston-HarborTo celebrate Labor Day weekend Boston Harbor Now and the Boston Harbor Hotel will be hosting a fireworks display over Boston Harbor tonight, starting at 8:30PM. The fireworks will take place at two locations to provide multiple viewing options. According to the press release, the best places to watch will be from Pier’s Park in East Boston, Fan Pier in the Seaport, or Christopher Columbus Park in the North End.

The fireworks will be synced to music via music streaming app Atlas Pyrovision, and you can download the free app during the show to simultaneously listen to the soundtrack. NECN will also be airing the display in real-time for folks who would like to watch from the comfort of their homes.

Move in day in Boston is tomorrow

September 1Many of the streets of Boston are littered with unwanted furniture tonight. Most apartments in Boston have a September 1 start to their lease (a nod to how much of an impact the student population has here in Boston).  To those of you living in n’hoods heavily populated with student renters, be patient and make sure you don’t need to use the streets tomorrow.