1st Fridays at MFA (Singles Only)

  • August 2, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Greetings,

For those of you who don't know me, I run 2 other meetup groups and Rex was kind enough to add me as an assistant organizer to help get some new events together.

As of now both of my groups have this event posted and there are over 40 conformations between the two of them... and I say why stop now?

So Awesome Bostonites, join us for what has consistently been the most successful singles event of my groups. Please read the information below for more information:

We had some people come down for this before and I say let's do it again. We did learn a few important things, one was the event can sell out, so it's important to either buy tickets in advance OR get there as early as possible. Traffic can be rough so it's important to plan accordingly.

We're mixing in with hundreds of other people, so there are plenty of other people to talk to! I'm simply providing a home base for us to check in, hang out, and put our non-valuables.

1st Fridays is a long-standing event at The Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the "1st Friday" singles mixer concept is done throughout the country.

Parking is available. The museum lot is very expensive. There's a garage across the street that costs significantly less.

It's very accessible by T. Orange Line to Ruggles, Green Line to MFA, as well as several bus lines.

Here's what to expect:

*It tends to attract more successful and mature individuals. Our age group is significant. You won't find rowdy college kids here.

*The music is good; however, depending upon where you stand, it can be loud. Very easy to hear one another by the entrance.

*People are there to mingle. It is easy to start a conversation. Not sure what to talk about? There's some art in the room on the walls to look at.

*Drinks are available, but are on the expensive side.

*Cover Charge is $25. This gets you into the event and your ticket is good to return at any point in the next 10 days for a museum visit.

*It ends promptly at 9 pm. It is best to get there as early as possible at 6 pm.

*It is very crowded in some areas, but plenty of room to walk around in the back

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  • Matthew W.

    Some people did not read the instructions how to meet and wandered around aimlessly. There wasn't much we could do to help them. There were consistently 15-20 of us by the tables and the room in total had another[masked] people in it. Not perfect, but certainly worth doing again. Thanks guys!

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is everyone?

    August 2, 2013

  • Candice

    I only finish work at 8pm and with getting ready quickly and driving there I think I'll only get there at 9pm. So it's a total waste for me to try get there right? Or is it not 100% strictly finished at 9pm? Anyone doing anything after that?

    August 2, 2013

    • Matthew W.

      I thought I replied to this. Unfortunately it ends exactly at 9. I have to go host karaoke in Faneuil Hall afterwards. I'm not sure what everybody is up to after but will try to post something!

      August 2, 2013

  • Danny

    So, the MFA site (http://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/mfa-first-fridays) has this listed as "60s Dance Party ~ Get groovy in your 60s". Are people 'costuming' up for this?

    1 · July 31, 2013

    • Matthew W.

      Nice catch, Danny. Seems optional but imma try!

      August 1, 2013

  • Emily

    Hi all! Probably a dumb question - but do people tend to bring guests to this?? Last meetup I went to, I assumed it was a singles sort of thing and it totally wasn't and I went alone and felt like a jerk :-). But the whole point is to meet NEW people, right!?

    1 · July 31, 2013

    • Matthew W.

      Haha. There is nothing at all wrong with bringing a friend. What's wrong is when all you do is talk to them the whole night and avoid everybody else. My goal is to create an environments that it's comfortable meeting new people.

      So in the case of this event there will be a ton of us there together mixed in with hundreds of people that were there anyway. This way you can get to know us or others. So there's two options.

      Point being, bring whoever you like and don't let the environment go to waste.

      1 · July 31, 2013

    • Emily

      Oh I think I was not clear - I WANT to come alone! I'm most definitely single, and would like NOT to use one of my gal pals as a crutch for meeting people! I tend to be pretty shy up front, so I'm trying to push myself out of my little shell ;-)

      1 · July 31, 2013

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