Boats have become one of the more popular locales to throw a party, easily besting short-lived fads such as garbage-dump barbecues and airline-terminal proms. Politely decline the "dinner in an elevator" invitation, and take part in the floating fun with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one admission to The Summer Party Cruise, hosted by Boston Event Guide on Thursday, June 23, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (a $40 value). The cruise embarks from Commonwealth Pier on Seaport Boulevard, with boarding beginning at 7:15 p.m. Only cash is accepted once on-board.
At the 11th annual Summer Party Cruise, guests climb aboard the MV Provincetown II for an evening of live bands, dancing, and returning Poseidon's trident for a refund at his buoyant gift shop. DJ Samuel L. will bring his spinning savvy to bear on top-40 dance music, and The Felix Brown Band will greet party-goers with rousing funk and R & B. Guests can merge their physical appearance with aesthetic expression with free body painting or can have a copy of their face airbrush-tattooed onto their face. The cruise returns to dock at 11 p.m., with a free after-party following until 1 a.m. Each guest receives party favors, including a complimentary T-shirt, and is entered to win one of myriad nautical prizes.
Boston Event Guide
Jeff Popkin was tired of hearing about parties only after they happened. Being a fan of parties, he did not appreciate this, and he imagined other people shared his sentiment. He started Boston Event Guide, a website that aggregates upcoming bashes in one place including some of the top social, nightlife, fashion, restaurant, and arts events in Boston and you can see all at Boston Event Guide. In addition to posting events such as fashion shows at the Liberty Hotel, party cruises, and beer-and-chocolate tours, he and his staff send out a weekly newsletter that highlights top events that are ideal for company outings, birthdays, or group parties.