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MFA First Friday

Let's meet out in the lobby in front at the main entrance at 6pm. near the statue of Orpheus and Cerberus (3 headed dog). Then we will head in at 6:10 to make sure we get in. We will congregate and get some tables to the left near the big cube with the poster, which has the stairs and the elevator behind it.

Try not to be late, as it fills up quickly and then they stop letting people in. I am BIll, 6'4".

The cost of museum entry is $25, but if people  have dual memberships they can get others in for free, so if you have a dual let us know via meetup comments, or RSVP comment.

I will usually email my phone # before the event to attendees so if you miss us in the foyer you can call or text (preferred) if you can't find us when/if you get in.   Look at everyone's pictures so we know who is going.  I will try to bring a copy of the pictures and will keep an eye out to say hi & introduce people.

BE SURE TO GET THERE EARLY, AS THE PLACE FILLS UP AND THEY TURN PEOPLE AWAY.  You need a license or Mass ID to enter.

Please change your RSVP if you can not make it.

We can go out after for food or drinks at a convenient location, such as a restaurant on Huntington Ave.


 

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  • LynneThomson

    Great tip, Ron. That saves us from running out for something yummy.
    We need that nourishment for all that crazy dancing.

    December 9, 2013

  • peggy g.

    Great people, not great music or food.

    December 9, 2013

    • Ron R.

      here's a secret: if you're hungry, go to the MFA cafeteria - they're open til 8 and the food is better.

      December 9, 2013

  • Ron R.

    "It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as who's on the chairs."

    --William S. Gilbert


    I didn't like most of the music, and I didn't like the noise, but I had a wonderful time because so many dear friends and acquaintances were there. Happiness is found at the intersection of pleasure and meaning, so I do my best to have a good time with the people who are meaningful in my life, and that includes many of the people here.

    I don't expect every event to be tailored exactly to my taste, because that's not what the world gives us. Not every meal I share with others has the exact menu I want; not every dance is to a song I like; not every museum I go to is a will blow me away with it's curated beauty. Nonetheless, I manage to have a swell time and enjoy the camaraderie and participate in the fun. To quote Tom Lehrer, "Life is like a sewer - what you get out of it depends on what you put into it."

    1 · December 8, 2013

    • Ron R.

      and thank you, friends.

      2 · December 8, 2013

    • Ron R.

      also, I always bring ear plugs. Frequently I have some extras if you need some. They can make all the difference.

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • Hank S.

    Here is the text of my letter to Director Rogers.

    On behalf of all of us who like coming to the museum for informal social cocktail parties but who detest being assaulted by loud, cacophonous adolescent noise, I would like to suggest that the museum have a regular event on a Friday other than the first one at which would feature chamber music, acoustic folk (nothing electric) and soft jazz. The current format for MFA Friday sets it in a large hall with a stone floor and hard walls. The sound of the bumpitty, bump, squeak, belch of electric guitars, drums and the squeals of “vocalists” (whom no one could accuse of singing), was absolutely awful and the volume was at or above my pain threshold.
    Since the current event seems to be popular with those who want to pretend that they’re still adolescents and the museum probably makes money with it, I suggest an alternative event on a different Friday evening perhaps called “MFA with Civilized Music”.

    December 8, 2013

    • Ron R.

      As I said, Anita, the pretty girls are the most effective ones to send to the DJ with requests. It's not fair, but that's the way it is.

      December 8, 2013

    • Ron R.

      luckily there's a wonderful assortment of attractive babes there to do my bidding and request good songs.

      1 · December 8, 2013

  • Michael

    The Museum already offers much of what you are asking for.
    http://www.mfa.org/programs
    Check it out.
    And I agree with Ron R's comments below.

    3 · December 8, 2013

  • Hank S.

    The "music" was awful. I think we should all write to the museum's president and ask that they have a regular event for adults who do not want to be assaulted by deafening noise which features chamber music, acoustic folk or soft jazz.

    December 8, 2013

    • Ron R.

      For the new In Roses, Gem Club have ventured beyond the isolation of the bedroom to record in San Francisco at John Vanderslice’s analog studio Tiny Telephone. Barnes worked closely with arranger and conductor Minna Choi of The Magik*Magik Orchestra, who, Barnes says, “helped reshape the new songs in fresh and unimagined ways,” The resulting album is more expansive, more majestic, than prior Gem Club releases. There are spacious, grand flourishes—the church-choir voices on “Idea for Strings”; the reverberating drumbeats that propel the melody of “Braid”—yet the music retains the intimacy of previous works.

      December 8, 2013

    • Ron R.

      Opening the evening will be a special set from Nat Baldwin. In addition to his work with Dirty Projectors, he has performed on Grizzly Bear's Shields, Vampire Weekend's Contra, and Department of Eagles' In Ear Park. In between touring and recording with Dirty Projectors, Nat made time to record his 2011 album People Changes, an album that led Pitchfork to say "...whether Baldwin is singing with his throat or his bow, there's a thrilling felling of freedom to it all." More recently, he's been writing, recording, and arranging songs for a new album to be released in 2014.

      To order tickets by phone, call[masked]; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

      December 8, 2013

  • Paul H.

    The music the DJ plays is loudly deafening.
    As Ron previously mention, the MFA 1st Friday is trying to attract a younger crowd, but at $25.- per ticket, I feel the MFA isn't going to fill its monetary quota of young individual patrons, i.e., they (young patrons) can find deafening music for less elsewhere

    December 7, 2013

  • Jeanine S.

    I must agree with Dan (although I dont know you!)
    I went 2 months ago and the music was much better
    Of course I danced anyway, but not so much fun
    hopefully next month will be better

    December 7, 2013

  • Michael

    Thanks Bill, Another great time!
    I like the mix of younger and older folks.
    My daughter who's 23 enjoys 1st Fridays. It's always nice to find places and events we both like. And if you get tired of the social scene, you can always check out the incredible exhibits.

    1 · December 7, 2013

  • Mary

    Thanks Bill - very fun as usual and great to see you all.

    1 · December 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    disorganized,the music and dancers look like teeny boppers with fake IDs.

    December 7, 2013

  • Margie

    I am in for next first Friday…was actually at the MFA this afternoon with my college age daughter….hadn't been for years…First Friday sounds like fun!!

    December 6, 2013

  • Cameron S.

    I'm a last minute guest, bringing a friend (Carol Gignoux) . If we are a bit late we'll try and find you. I'm wearing black and cognac topped boots :-)

    December 6, 2013

  • LynneThomson

    I've tried a bunch of libraries, and they're out of museum passes. Anyone with an extra they'd like to share?

    Lynne

    December 4, 2013

    • Judy

      I am heading over a bit early to look at some exhibits. don't know if they will let me leave it for you at the sign in desk. I'll try to leave it in your name. Will come out about 6 to find you otherwise.

      December 6, 2013

    • Judy

      Just saw Lynne is all set with tickets- so I have an extra and will give it to Bill if no one approaches me before- I am short with short dark hair --colorful striped scarf....no baseball hat!

      December 6, 2013

  • Ron R.

    there are usually many extra museum passes available from members of our group at the door.

    December 6, 2013

  • Anita

    coming with another meetup... hope to meet some of you too...

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bill, We will probably be a little late, have booked the tickets and will definitely be there. Thanks for the organization.

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to meeting everyone.I haven't been there since my sons were youngsters and that was quite a long time.

    December 5, 2013

  • roberta

    Looking forward to the event.

    December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    MY FRIEND AND I WILL TRY TO MAKE IT EARLY. I WAS A PIANO TEACHER AND I LOVE THE ART.

    December 5, 2013

  • LynneThomson

    Ok. Thanks so much. I'm coming with a friend and we're shooting for 6PM. See you then.

    December 5, 2013

  • Kathy Jo N.

    @Lynne, I will probably be there about 5:45 to turn my ticket vouchers into tickets. As a member, I got 2 free tickets to the event, so you can use one. I will find you near the statues meeting place. You can recognize me because I have a dark blue streak through my blond hair.

    December 5, 2013

  • Ron R.

    MFA members can reserve their First Friday tickets in advance at the MFA website - the event tickets are free, and reserving in advance guarantees that there will be a place for you.

    December 5, 2013

  • LynneThomson

    Thanks so much, Kathy. Where should I meet you?
    Lynne

    December 4, 2013

  • Pat

    I just moved back into the city as an "empty nester". Looking forward to meeting you all!

    December 4, 2013

  • Kathy Jo N.

    @Lynne, I have an MFA membership that allows me to bring a +1. I am happy to have you be my +1

    December 4, 2013

  • Paul H.

    Let's hope the music doesn't get progressively louder like the previous 1st Friday

    November 30, 2013

  • Jeanine S.

    I am looking forward to seeing you all again.
    I am bringing a male friend who you ladies may enjoy!
    Please don't wait for me at the statue as I am not sure of arrival time.

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am trying to fit it in my schedule.It has been too long since the last time I was at MFA.Meeting new people that are similar in age would cap a great evening.

    November 27, 2013

  • Hank S.

    I'll not get there until about 6:30. I'll get my ticket using my MFA membership - it's free that way.

    November 20, 2013

  • roberta

    looking forward to the event.

    November 20, 2013

  • Jan

    Is there one in November ?

    October 13, 2013

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