May 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 2020 is a virtual event filled weekend around Boston! Check out some of this weeks #cityhappenings…
Stay Safe, Stay Home…our City Happenings has gone Virtual Style. If you do go out, please be sure to follow all Covid-19 procedures. Become the expert mask wearing, glove handling, social distancing person you can be. Wash your hands. Use hand sanitizer. Don’t touch your face. And most importantly, in the end, follow the advice of the amazing health professionals on the front lines. Be safe out there!! Massachusetts Launched a COVID-19 Text Message Notification System. Text “COVIDMA” to 888-777 for Important Updates
Friday, May 22nd
• Copley Square Farmers Market (11am-6pm) – The Copley Square Farmers Market is Boston’s biggest and busiest farmers market. Located in the heart of Back Bay’s commercial and cultural hub, the Copley Square Farmers Market features over two dozen Massachusetts farmers offering a vibrant selection of local and delicious produce and meat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday between May 19 and November 24. The market will be different this year – with masks, gloves, handwashing stations, new layouts and social distancing protocols – all to create a safe shopping environment for everyone.
Saturday, May 23rd
• Open House: 1910 Dorchester Ave #607, Boston (11am-noon) Face Covering Required – Stop by to see this west facing penthouse unit in the heart of Ashmont Hill offering a great layout, heated garage parking, large windows with bright light all day and two private outdoor spaces delivering beautiful sunset views. This home is great for entertaining with stainless steel and granite kitchen, complete with breakfast bar overlooking the spacious and flexible living and dining room areas. The master bedroom fits a king-sized bed and both bedroom closets have been recently updated with custom closet systems. Other unit amenities include in-unit laundry with extra storage space, central AC and large coat closet. The condo is in a well-maintained professionally managed building just steps away from the Red Line T stop, with both Ripple Cafe and Tavolo Restaurant located on the main floor. American Provisions is across the street with easy access to Ashmont Grill and Lower Mills’ favorites including the Lower Mills Tavern, Yellow Door Taqueria and Bowery Bar.
• Going Viral: Photography, Performance, & the Everyday – Today, we use the phrase going viral to describe the rapid reception and reproduction of media on the Internet. However, since the dawn of amateur photography in the late-nineteenth century, critics have warned of a “universal snapping psychosis.” Long before the age of the selfie, the craze for candid cameras spawned innumerable tropes that snapshooters found irresistible. This exhibition of early-twentieth-century American snapshots considers our everyday relationship to photography: the ways in which we mediate, understand, and narrate our lives through the snapping and sharing of photographs, and how and why certain types of images become socially infectious.
Sunday, May 24th
• Memorial Day BBQ Box Pop-up at the Smoke Shop BBQ – While their restaurants are closed to in-house dining, Andy Husbands is collaborating with Joanne Chang to host weekly “To Go Pop-Ups.” The Saturday boxes have sold out, but Sunday boxes are still available! HOW TO ORDER: Order online through their website at thesmokeshopbbq.com/shop. HOW TO PICK UP: (full details will be emailed to you after your order is placed) This Sunday at the Smoke Shop Assembly location. Arrive during your designated time. Your order will be packed and ready for you to pick up at the restaurant.
• Big Gay Home Bar Crawl: Virtual Edition – Hosted by Henry C. Paquin Jr. Pre-Show with DJ Michael Giller and Performance by Amanda Playwith, Rusty Hammer, Kris Knievil and Travis Tí Stone. Drink Demonstrations by Melvin Geronimo from Blend! Suggested Donation of $10. Each Donation will include a raffle ticket. Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka! Tito’s is going to match donations up to $2,500. All money raised will be directly donated to the Boston Pride Community Fund. Boston Pride established the Community Fund to give grants to small, grassroots, nonprofit organizations and other groups that support LGBTQ people in the area. This Fund in large part is supported by our annual Big Gay Bar Crawl and Pride block parties. With the postponement of these events, this Fund needs your help.