On our regular Monday night Google Meet sessions, there was a suggestion that we have a Meet Up on the Boston Common. Until we can meet again at regular meetings, this may be an OK safe event.
So, the proposal is to meet up on the Boston Common by the Band Stand around 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 11th weather permitting meaning no rain and a temperature no less than 50 degrees. An alternative date will be sent out if needed.
No agenda, just a start in seeing each other once again. Join us, no drinks or food provided — bring your own whatever, carry in/ carry out, there are park benches all around the band stand but bring your own chair if you like.
If you drive, there is parking available at the Boston Common Garage right under the Bandstand. Or, MBTA stops on the Red Line (Park Street) and Green Line (Park or Boylston).
Since this is a public place, masks are required.
Please let others know if they don’t do email or just want to come along.
Stop by to say hello. chat, join up to go to lunch, whatever. If this works for you, great, and there will more safe similar events in other locations.
Hope to see you there.
Coley Kelly and other regulars on Monday BPT Google Meet sessions.
In response to the declared State of Emergency for Massachusetts, we will be cancelling the Saturday meeting on the 21st (St. Patrick’s Day boiled dinner) and the board meeting that would have been held before it. For those who have already paid, we can either void your check, refund you, or use the money towards a future event.
For now, the Tuesday (31st) dinner is still on and we will keep you posted.
Should you wish to read the Governor’s State of Emergency message, here it is.
Stay well, we look forward to seeing you next month!
Peter Krause’s wake will be held Saturday, August 17th, from 2-4 PM at Dello Russo Funeral Service, 306 Main Street, Medford, MA 02155.
Our condolences to all who knew him; he will be missed.
Via the MBTA, probably the easiest ways to get there are either by taking the Green line to Lechmere, then riding the 80 bus to Main St. @ Bowen Ave. or by taking the Orange Line to Sullivan Square, then riding the 101 bus (also to Main St. @ Bowen Ave.).
Representing the Boston Prime Timers Walk Team, Helder Lemos and Coley Kelly joined more than 2,100 walkers, runners and volunteers that turned out for the 34th annual AIDS Walk & Run on Sunday, June 2nd. The Walk raised more than $520,000 to support the work of AIDS Action. An amazing success! Photos from the Walk are online on the AIDS Action Committee (AAC)’s Facebook page.
Thank you and congratulations to the 22 generous individual Boston Prime Timers, their supporters, and the BPT Board who raised $1,050 exceeding our goal of $1000.
A big thank you to our April BPT meeting speaker, Franc Castro, Development Director at the Fenway Community Health Center who supported the BPT’s Walk efforts and whose donation helped us to exceed our $1,000 goal. Thanks also to Jim McCloskey, who managed Prologue donations, and to our own David Clark for his technical assistance in this and so many other BPT’s efforts.
From the AAC webpage:
Proceeds from the Walk & Run will benefit AIDS Action’s public policy advocacy work, housing and legal services, prevention outreach and education, local and national advocacy, and health services for people struggling with substance misuse.
“Thank you to everyone who came out to walk, run, or volunteer, and to all of the individuals and sponsors whose donations made this year’s Walk such a success,” said Jane Powers, MSW, LICSW, Acting CEO of Fenway Health, AIDS Action’s parent organization. “Your support has helped Massachusetts make tremendous progress toward the goal of zero new HIV infections and serves as a model of HIV prevention and treatment across the country.”
Happy birthday to us! We will be celebrating our 32nd Anniversary on August 24th from 1-5 PM at Club Café. The dinner will be $30/person.
Dinner will be served in a buffet style, so expect another feast from our friends at Club Café. We look forward to seeing you there!
July’s speaker will be Dr. Robert Carrasquillo, MD, who is an urologist at Needham Urology Associates received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for several years. He is multilingual, and speaks both Japanese and Spanish.
The Boston Sisters have invited us to Club Café for their Sister Stories Book Tour on Saturday, July 13th, from 6-8 PM. Join them as they welcome award-winning author Heather Jacks. Heather has written a book all about The Sisters’ forty year history and it has just been published! Now she is on a mission to travel across the country to share their story.
Come meet her, talk to the Sisters, and learn more about the Sisters’ history and mission. This event is absolutely free! So come on out and hang with us (and get the book)!
Our brothers at the Seacoast Gay Men have invited us to join them to celebrate their 40th Anniversary Party with a gala party from 6-10 PM on August 10th at the Spring Hill Lodge (117 Pond Road, South Berwick, ME 03908). The event features DJ music, dancing, and buffet dinner. Soft drinks are included, along with a cash bar.
This is a milestone event for SGM and they hope you will attend. Tickets are $30/person in advance and can be purchased by clicking the PayPal button on their event page.