Recently I came across a young man looking for advice on moving to Boston without any family support. His situation wasn’t far off from my own when I moved here. 20 years old, wanting to move here for the startup scene, knew only one person (a student) in the city. Many of the others who replied to this young man talked about the challenges: the high cost … Continue reading How to Move to Boston On Your Own
It’s Marathon Day in Boston (a big deal if you’re not familiar with it; 30,000+ runners, 500,000+ spectators) and the weather is finally at peak niceness for the season. It’s always a little startling realizing how different things feel here when the weather’s nice. All these public spaces become open and active, people are going out more, ‘wandering around’ is a viable thing to do again. Just over the … Continue reading Warming up to spring in Boston – 6 awesome things I’m looking forward to
Header photo via Nave Gallery. For the first time I checked out the Nave Gallery Annex, an art gallery space in Davis Square, just a few rooms in a house just behind Redbones. They’re showing their 2016 Sketchbook Show there until March 3rd. I rounded up some friends to take a look before grabbing drinks. We went on Saturday, the day after the opening reception, because I … Continue reading Visited the Sketchbook exhibit at the Nave Gallery Annex, and got a tiny piece of art.
Unfortunately, if you don’t have a car, there are few beaches easily accessibly by public transport. By T (the subway): the easiest beaches in Boston to reach by T are Revere Beach, from the Wonderland stop on the Blue Line, and Carson Beach, from the JFK / UMass stop on the Red Line. Revere Beach is a very large beach, with a big stretch of covered … Continue reading Beaches accessible by commuter rail and the T
When I’m looking for Boston events, these are my go-tos I use to make last-minute plans for things to do today or later tonight. Although sometimes I’ll just use the Boston Globe’s event calendar, these usually help me find the good, fun events faster. Yelp’s events calendar – Yelp actually has an events section, in addition to all those reviews. And because it shows events that are … Continue reading Things to Do in Boston Today & Tonight
So you’re looking for friends in Boston. Maybe you just moved here, maybe you just graduated, or maybe you’re just looking for a new crowd. The good news is that in Boston, every day thousands of people are in the same boat. All you have to do is get out to the right places to meet them. Here’s a quick roundup of highly social opportunities … Continue reading How to Make Friends in Boston
Whether you’re interested in expanding your social circle, breaking out of a rut, or just want to add some extra awesome to your life, you should know about some Boston-based groups that regularly organize great events. Banditos Misteriosos The organizers of International Pillow Fight Day, scavenger hunts, gift swaps, and watergun fights, these guys host free open-to-all events in public spaces where hundreds gather to … Continue reading 5 Groups That Make Boston Fun
In a city where we typically get over 30 inches of snowfall through the winter, the spring is a welcome return to enjoying Boston’s many public outdoor spaces. Events start blooming all around the city, and with so many to choose from, it’s worth making some recommendations for annual favorites: Earthfest – A yearly music festival along the river, Earthfest fills the Esplanade and Hatch Shell … Continue reading Boston-area Spring Events You Don’t Want to Miss
After a two week visit home (north Georgia, and a bit of visiting family in Florida), it’s great to be back in Boston. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of things the south has that our area doesn’t: Waffle House (and other 24/7 diners). Sane drivers. Good barbecue. Yards. It’s interesting that Boston is very much a city of people who have chosen to live here. … Continue reading Back to Boston after Georgia.
Happy new year everyone! You know the year is going to be a good one when you start it with something you’ve never done before. After an excellent party at my friends’ new house, we groaned our way off couches and air mattresses into the car, and went to participate in the L Street Brownies’ Polar Bear Plunge – basically, a bunch of people at … Continue reading Started 2012 with a polar bear plunge. This will be a year of Boston adventures.