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Old 11-19-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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Question Meeting people in Boston

I am from Orlando and moving to Boston this December (Yes, I KNOW it will be cold... this is everyone's response). Even when I was finishing up High school I wanted to be in Boston, on bad days I look up the temperature or what new coffee place has opened up. In other words, Boston makes me happy.

I am signing a lease in a few days, I have an okay job, I am taking a year off from school and then want to apply to a graduate program in Boston. I'm only 21 and mostly this is exciting and about time. I work in operations, but my undergrad and grad planned is in Theatre. The arts are a main reason I'm thrilled to be here.

Only, I'm not really sure how to start over and, funny enough, make friends outside of the college setting. I don't want to ruin Boston for myself because I'm lonely, so... How do I meet people in Boston outside of the U setting?

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Old 11-19-2010, 10:45 AM
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Location: MA/NH
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Get a part time job or two at a fun place staffed with other college aged people. Volunteer work. Meetup.com
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Quincy, MA via Florida
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We're relocating to Boston from Florida in December also, Tampa/St. Pete area! I second Meetup.com, and if you're active, the Boston Ski and Sports Club seems like a cool way to meet other people. BSSC also has other social and travel events besides just sports.

Boston Ski And Sports Club
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
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Since your interests lie in theater,why not get involved in that scene? You probably know much more about the inner workings of theater/arts scene than I do, but there are lots of theater companies in Boston and Cambridge. At the very least you can try and volunteer with one of them. It would be a great way to meet people who have similar interests as well as as get some resume/grad school application fodder.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:49 PM
 
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Boston makes smart people happy
I love Boston, been here only 6 months and regret not moving here sooner.
To meet new people, go to Do something, Learn something, Share something, Change something - Meetup and search for your interest groups whatever it maybe, for me it has been very effective.
Welcome to Boston and enjoy your stay.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:51 PM
 
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the url is meetup dot com
not sure why it rendered like that in my previous post ...
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