Social Events in Boston, Massachusetts This Week

Let’s explore social events in Boston, MA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Boston where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Boston

Elevating Search: Vector Databases and Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG)

Elevating Search: Vector Databases and Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG)

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: wayfair

Please join Aerospike and Wayfair to discuss how to address today’s data and AI/ML challenges.

* Gain valuable insights into Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), vector databases, and AI.
* Wayfair will also discuss their customer identity adtech cluster using Aerospike.
* Engage with Aerospike as well as peers and representatives from the Wayfair engineering team
* Enjoy free beer and pizza

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Bowling meet and greet plus pizza

Bowling meet and greet plus pizza

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Sacco’s Bowl Haven

This is the first event for this meet up group so everyone will be new to each other. Have fun, mingle and get to know other singles over 50 who are interested in social justice. Feel free to come late or leave early, you don’t have to stay for the full 3 hours. We can hang out at Bowl Haven and they have great pizza. Candlepin bowling is easy to learn. While we socialize and bowl we can share our(…)

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WiCyS MA Meetup

WiCyS MA Meetup

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Bitsight

Join us for the very first community meetup of WiCyS (Women in Cybersecurity) Massachusetts.

This gathering promises to be an empowering and enriching experience and an opportunity to meet the vibrant WiCyS community and their extended networks. This meetup serves as a platform for learning about WiCyS, our plans for the future, past and upcoming events, an insightful talk by WiCyS MA Vice Presid(…)

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Boston Security May 2024 Meetup

Boston Security May 2024 Meetup

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Recorded Future

***Important Notice***

*All meetup venues we currently use require us to provide a list of names (First & Last) to their door security so they can check people in at the time of the event. We are also required to bring “a picture ID” that matches the name we provide at the time of registration. Please be mindful of this requirement and provide the necessary information to ensure a smooth check in(…)

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Run for Beer: Make Thursdays Suck Again!

Run for Beer: Make Thursdays Suck Again!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Michael’s Bar

Do you hate waking up Thursdays feeling great?
Do you find yourself going to bed Wednesdays happy with your choices that day?
Do you miss struggling to not throw up while showering before work?
Well if you answered any of those questions, I have the trail for you!

What: Make Thursdays Suck Again!
Where: Michael’s Bar, 97 Washington Street, Somerville (closest T stop: East Somerville) Note that th(…)

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New Construction Tour – Learn How To Build From The Ground Up!

New Construction Tour - Learn How To Build From The Ground Up!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 39 Hancock St

Hi Wealth Builders!

We’re wrapping up 3 new construction condos and want to invite you out to see the project. If you want to learn how to build ground up projects in Boston here’s your opportunity to come and learn on the jobsite! Ask us anything about lead generation, financing, private money, hard money, the construction process and anything else you can think of!

Hope you can make it out!(…)

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Safeguarding AI Strategies – How to Avoid Regulatory and Reputational Risks

Safeguarding AI Strategies – How to Avoid Regulatory and Reputational Risks

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Ernst & Young

Artificial Intelligence use cases are increasingly under scrutiny. They face deep skepticism as well as legal risks as to its capabilities for safety and fairness. On **May 16, 2024**, the Boston Regtech Meetup, in collaboration with [AI Reg-Risk Think Tank](https://airegrisk.com/) and [Ernst & Young](https://www.ey.com/en_us), will explore how AI use cases can earn the trust of the community and (…)

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Melanated Mindfulness – Meet and Greet, Thurs May 16th 2024, 07:00 PM

Melanated Mindfulness - Meet and Greet, Thurs May 16th 2024, 07:00 PM

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Dorchester Brewing Company

Let’s chat! I’m hosting a low-key event to get to know you all a little better. During our Meet and Greet, we’ll discuss things like topics of interest, touching on subject matter expertise, laying down ground rules for conversations, (i.e. respecting participants’ time by starting and ending online events on time) lastly making sure that we are communicating effectively and respecting boundaries.(…)

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Boston Night Market

Boston Night Market

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 1 City Hall Square

Boston Night Market is a festival styled after traditional Asian night markets. Enjoy lots of delicious food with us! There is also a beerhall. We’ll try to stake out a table to chat at some point. If you have trouble finding us, post a message on this Meetup event when you get here.

The price of the event is $15: make sure to get your tickets in advance here!

[2024 EVENTS — BOSTON NIGHT MARKET (…)

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Rooftop at The Envoy

Rooftop at The Envoy

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Lookout Rooftop and Bar at Envoy Hotel

Let’s soak in the views of Boston at the Envoy Rooftop. Weather to hit 75!(…)

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Unsupervised Ciders & Startups

Unsupervised Ciders & Startups

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Aeronaut Brewing Company

We’ll be grabbing drinks at one of the biggest bar-breweries in Somerville, Aeronaut! They’re so big they’ve got a Venezuelan pop-up restaurant inside, along with a great beer and cider selection, and great vibes.

This just so happens to be the INAUGURAL EVENT for Cambridge AI and Machine Learning! Welcome! We’ll be doing these every few weeks, with more events interspersed in between. For now, w(…)

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Tech Mingle May 2024!

Tech Mingle May 2024!

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Bow Market

Hi all! Let’s get together for food and/or drinks after work at Bow Market in Somerville. Hopefully we’ll get lucky with the weather and can gather in an outdoor area (maybe Remnant Brewing if they have space, will keep posted day of).

This is a super casual, primarily social event where you get to meet peers in your field and have friendly conversation. However, when you RSVP please let me know (…)

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Boston 1 Dragon Boat Paddle Session near Downtown Boston

Boston 1 Dragon Boat Paddle Session near Downtown Boston

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 99 Necco Ct

**NOTE: Due to high interest and limited seats, please do NOT RSVP unless you are confident you will be able to attend, and please update your RSVP if you have to cancel!**

Join Boston 1 Dragon Boat for dragon boat racing! We paddle near Downtown Boston, a 6 min walk from South Station!

While we strive to paddle at an elite level to race competitively, all are welcome. Whether you’re an experien(…)

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BoGo – Boston Godot Developers Group!

BoGo - Boston Godot Developers Group!

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Microsoft New England Research and Development Center

**Special Guest Speaker this Month**
This month we will be joined by Adam Scott, Product Manager for the Godot Foundation.

Adam’s bio:
*Adam is a former lawyer turned game development Swiss-army-knife, with expertise in programming, drawing, video production, music composition, sound editing, and game design. Since 2022, he has been focused on Godot, where, amongst other things, he wrangles lots (…)

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Tuscan Wine Dinner: A Tour of the Best of Sangiovese

Tuscan Wine Dinner: A Tour of the Best of Sangiovese

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Third Space Kitchen

When Jill and I hosted the “Love is Like a Red, Red Rhone” event in February, Tony Merlo joined us as a new member of our group. That evening, he and I decided it would be fun to co-host an event with a focus on Tuscany. Tony will be pouring wines he has collected from the outstanding 2016 vintage for the four best expressions of Sangiovese in the province — Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classi(…)

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Beyond the standard: Rise in non-traditional relationships

Beyond the standard: Rise in non-traditional relationships

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Prudential Center

**Description**
The landscape of relationships is evolving beyond traditional norms, witnessing a rise in diverse and non-traditional alternatives. This shift encompasses a spectrum of relationship structures, including open relationships, polyamory, and other forms of consensual non-monogamy. Individuals are exploring new paradigms that prioritize personal autonomy, emotional fulfillment, and cus(…)

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Zen Meditation Boston | Somerville

Zen Meditation Boston | Somerville

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Zen Art Center

What is Zen? How do you meditate? Whether you’re seeking answers to existential questions or simply wish to be part of a meditation community cultivating mindfulness, this class offers something for everyone.

Led by Zen Master Sebastian Rizzon, the session begins with an introduction to mind-body breathing and mantra meditation, guiding participants on a journey into the depths of the mind.

Foll(…)

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Carnival and Music Festival 🎉

Carnival and Music Festival 🎉

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: St. Mary of the Lakes

Free admission, free parking and no cover

Live music, food and rides(…)

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Arts & Crafts Spring Picnic

Arts & Crafts Spring Picnic

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Boston Public Garden at Comm Ave

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Public Garden-Meet at George Washington Statue

Price: 25$

Payment Option
Venmo: @SpringPicnicBoston

Welcome the spring season with open arms at our Arts and Crafts Picnic! As flowers bloom and the gentle breeze dances through the air, we invite you to join a gathering of creativity and self-expression.
Enjoy light food & refreshments as you mingle and create new friend(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Boston is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Boston on Bostonusa.com, Visit-massachusetts.com, or Thebostoncalendar.com.

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