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ONEin3’s Got a Brand New Blog!

This one has posted its last post.

To see what all the fuss is about, take a look over at www.ONEin3Boston.com.

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ONEin3 Gets Around East Boston AND Block Party This Week!

ONEin3 is busy this week. We feel like the most active socialites in Boston right now because we have plans both tonight AND tomorrow. We just feel really cool.

TONIGHT, ONEin3 Gets Around East Boston. We have a couple tickets left and we hope you’ll join us. The rain is going to let up this afternoon and should be no problem whatsoever. You really don’t want to miss Scup’s in the Harbour, 303 Cafe, Harbor Arts, Piers Park and other awesomeness. Come along and explore another of Boston’s great neighborhoods!

TOMORROW (Thursday), ONEin3 is taking over Downtown Crossing for a Block Party. Read more here, but suffice it to say, there will be beer, wine, free food and music. How can you miss? Just another chance to see Downtown Crossing in a brand new way!

We hope to see you in Eastie and Downtown Crossing!

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Boston Urban Music Festival – FREE on City Hall Plaza

We just found out about this today, so please excuse the late notice…BUT, the Boston Urban Music Festival looks pretty cool.

This Saturday, August 7th, some local and some not-local musicians will be playing a free show on City Hall Plaza.

See Ryan Leslie, Wiz Khalifa, M Dot and others will be live in concert and, did we mention…it’s free? Be there.

Highlights after the jump

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ONEin3 Block Party at Downtown Crossing on August 26th!

ONEin3ers…we’re throwing an end of summer block party with Knot Belts and it’s going to be awesome.

Come to the Downtown Crossing block party on Thursday, August 26th outside on Summer Street and you can do the following: drink ice cold $3 Budweisers, and delicious $5 wine selections from Casillero del Diablo. Have FREE food compliments of Max + Dylans restaurant. See a great band, In Like Lions.

Sounds good, right? Best part? Starts at 5pm. You can basically fall out of your place of employment into the block party.

Now, in all seriousness, we love Downtown Crossing and we think this will be a fun way to see it from another angle. We hope you’ll join us!

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Boston. Nightlife.

Now that I have your attention… ONEin3’s original Devin Cole and I have been discussing the lack of super great bars to venture to in Boston. We both have spent many weekdays and ends trying to figuring out where to go throw back a few with friends and acquaintances. Whether it be to celebrate a new internship, to day-drink, some Sunday Funday, to watch the game, perhaps show friends from out of town a good time, or just to kickback, the selection of bars/clubs/lounges are limited in variety  and originality to say the least.

What we ultimately and quickly discovered through our haphazard conversation was that the majority of b/c/l in Boston are unoriginal carbon copies of one another a.k.a. “Not Awesome.” No matter where you choose to go in the end it will be an off-breed of an Irish sports bar or something close. Faneuil Hall exhibits quantity over quality, and might as well be one giant Irish bar. Boylston is a strip of semi-sports bars where one can find TV’s on every wall however with no real differentiation or uniqueness. Allston can have its moments when money is sparse and you need a cheap drink, however the cab ride is enough of a deterrent to nip any trip out there in the butt before it’s seriously considered. The Fens/Kenmore can be a crazy night if you want it to be, however with the combination of Red Sox’s attendees who got the party started hours before you and the blur of redundant sports/Irish bars again produces no real distinction between one venue and the next.

Don’t get me wrong, we both have spent many epic and memorable nights in every one of these areas and more (Central, Harvard, Porter, South End, North End, Beacon Hill, South Boston Waterfront). We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, and jobs in these neighborhoods. We have watched the Patriots, Celtics and Red Sox all win Championships in these bars. The Boston nightlife is as much a part of our academic career as any textbook, dorm room or professor ever was.

However, the lack of originality and unique style in the Boston nightlife scene is an issue for young adults and students that an older generation may never fully comprehend. A diverse, unique, and flourishing nightlife lends to the quality of life more for our demographic than any other. Boston needs b/c/l’s that bring a fresh new taste, flavor, and style that will turn people on their heads. Boston needs a nightlife as eclectic and risk taking as the students that live here. As Sam Cooke once said, “Its been long, a long time coming, but I know a change gonna come.”

If you feel the same way or completely disagree please comment! Share your opinion on what types of b/c/l’s you would like to see or changes that you want made. Share the wealth and tell us your favorite spot to have an adult beverage, and maybe we may just see you there one day/night/morning!

–David

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Sunny Summer Days with David: Roof Decks, Pools, & Al Fresco

I recently read an article on Boston.com (an underrated website, if you can believe it) about the roof decks in Boston. I thoroughly enjoyed the article and it brought up one glaring point, Summer Is Hot. Where do summer students go for a bite to eat slash cocktail mid-day or on a hot summer night? The options in the article were eclectic and had a little something for everyone. But honestly, will these eight venues really tide us over for the entirety of the hot summer?

We all have a friend with a roof deck who is extra popular during the months from May to September. To have roof deck access is similar to holding a key to a personal sunshine getaway for all friends and family from the heat of the summertime cement jungle. I was blessed once many moons ago with such amenities… however, I have since resorted to begging friends and foes alike for the privilege. What options do students have in the city on hot summer days? Roof deck pools!

Roof deck pools are very hard to come by not matter what city you are in. Did you know that Boston has two? Both are detailed on Boston.com. Boston also has public watertainment options, the Department of Conservation and Recreation offers an in ground pool for people in the North End. The new Greenway, where the elevated I-93 was, has been transformed into green space snaking through Boston spotted with fountains and places to play in the water. People, get out of the heat and take a dip for gosh sakes! And after get a bite to eat outside!

Al Fresco is where Boston shines. With numerous quality restaurants sprinkled all over the good city of Boston, a greater amount of restaurants each year are adding this feature to their repertoire, and it makes me smile. Boston is a great city for food and drinks no matter what price point you’re playing in. Fiore (roof deck), Bouchee (below ground level), and Church (patio) all offer their own take on outside dinning. Now that summer has come upon us and given the population a collective kiss of color on our faces, why not do a little bronzing while having some food?

Are you happy with Boston’s roof deck, pool, and al fresco scene? Do we need a greater range of options or are we being greedy and creating first world problems for ourselves? What are your opinions of the venues we have? Please share your hidden gems or favorite can’t miss places for Summer 2010…

–David

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The Urban Beach Party for Big Sister!

Friends of ONEin3 and all-around stars Maria Fernandes and Tito Jackson (both Advisory Council members/alums) are on the host committee for one of Boston’s great events:

The Urban Beach Party!

Summer is just around the corner! Are you ready to welcome it with food, drink, dancing, and fun…all for a great cause? Join Big Sister Association and young professionals from around the city for an all-you-can eat spread from Legal Sea Foods, summer libations provided by Sam Adams and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and a sizzling summer soundtrack spun by DJ Deja.  And, don’t miss out on the exciting raffle prizes and silent auction items!

That’s what they say about it.

What I’ve heard about it, from non-Big Sister/host committee sources, is that it’s the best party in Boston all year. At $75 it’s a little more expensive than the events we usually talk about, but it’s for a great cause.

So we say, go here and register.

Date: June 24th

Time: 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Location: Exchange Conference Center on the Waterfront in Boston 

Tickets: Click click click

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