Meetup Hits Bean Town

bostonSkyline.jpgWhy, hello Boston. Home of Haaaarvard, Dunkin Donuts, Jhumpa Lahiri and the Red Sox. And brown people. Boston is home to plenty of South Asians.

How is it then that Sepia Mutiny has never hosted a Boston Meetup?

It’s about time to flip the script. So how about it? Let’s all get together for Boston’s first ever Sepia Mutiny Meetup?

Join Ravi, Phillygrrl and Taz Friday, September 25th for the best brown event to blast Boston. I’ll be visiting from LA, Phillygrrl is flying in specially from Philly, and Ravi is the ‘local’ hosting it all. It will be a first meetup for Phillygrrl and Ravi, and I promised them I’d make it just as good as the ones I’ve hosted in the past. Bostonians, don’t let me down.

  • DATE: September 25th, Friday
  • TIME: 5:30pm – 8:00 pm
  • WHERE: All ages dessert spot, Finale in Harvard Square
  • RSVP: In the comments below. Leave your e-mail address so we can contact you if things change.

Mmmm, chocolate. And brown people. Can’t wait. The location is tentative – we were looking for a place to congregate around happy hour time that would also be all ages. We also are not sure if they will take reservations for bigger parties. We chose Harvard Square area to accommodate students. If you have another location that you’d like to suggest, please drop it in the comment section as well. I also kind of wanted to check out DJ Kayper later that evening.

Don’t be skerred. Meetups are fun. You get to meet new people, make new friends, and I may even turn on Sepia Destiny full force so you can get a date out of it. Meetups are open to everyone – from the adamant commenter to the quiet lurker. ALL are welcome! COME!

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About Taz

Taz is an activist, organizer and writer based in California. She is the founder of South Asian American Voting Youth (SAAVY), curates MutinousMindState.tumblr.com and blogs at TazzyStar.blogspot.com. Follow her at twitter.com/tazzystar

61 thoughts on “Meetup Hits Bean Town

  1. Awesome! The meetup is scheduled for the one weekend I am not in town all year so far! :(

  2. Great, I just moved here a few weeks ago (full disclosure: I actually attend “Haaarvard” and study South Asian history) so this should be fun! But I don’t know what meeting Internet people in the flesh will be like. It’s far more difficult to hurl insults and baseless accusations at someone sitting across from you, instead of in a comments section.

  3. I have been following sepia from a long time, wanted to actually make it to one of the meets but was shy and came up with some excuse or another.

    Looks like the stars are lined up this time. I will make it (with possibility of one person accompanying me)

    Lets see how this goes !

  4. It’s far more difficult to hurl insults and baseless accusations at someone sitting across from you, instead of in a comments section.

    How true! Which is why meetups are way more fun then some of these comment threads. ;-) There have been no fights at any meetups to date – and I don’t plan on having it start with this meetup. Excited to have you come Mircea! Bring friends!

  5. It’s far more difficult to hurl insults and baseless accusations at someone sitting across from you, instead of in a comments section.

    YOU LIE!

  6. We chose Harvard Square area to accommodate students

    Not all of us go to Harvard. Even Obama (as well as my dad, your longtime commentator Louiecypher) endorses community colleges for their expertise in vocational training.

  7. Oh, come on Bunker Hill. The Red line isn’t that scary. (That said, know any other venues in Boston that might be better? I’m sure they’re open. My memories of Finale on a Friday night involve a long wait, and crowds.)

  8. (Phillygrrl, you’ll be fine. I just didn’t want Taz to risk bodily harm by asking for directions to the Freedom Trail in Harvard Square.) Akash, I’ve got my bandoneon handy, anytime.

  9. I think you guys should paint the MIT dome Sepia as long as you are congregating there.

    Umm.. it already is veatish.

  10. A meet up less than only blocks from my house?! I am so there! And such a swanky a venue, I must say! I’ll probably bring a friend, as well.

  11. It seems sad that the meetup would be anywhere other than at Punjabi Dhaba! The upstairs seating is usually a tad more spacious, but it depends on how many people you’re expecting. 6-8 and you can probably swing it. If you’ve more, you’ll need another place. Finale seems to be far too fancy for a down home brown meetup.

  12. Boston Mubarak! Let’s dress as Indians and have a Boston Chai Party. You people will love Boston/Cambridge The only things missing there are auto-rickshaws and beedees.

  13. Will be there. Flat Top Johnny’s at 1 Kendall close to MIT has more space inside and outside (and pool)

  14. It seems sad that the meetup would be anywhere other than at Punjabi Dhaba! The upstairs seating is usually a tad more spacious, but it depends on how many people you’re expecting. 6-8 and you can probably swing it. If you’ve more, you’ll need another place. Finale seems to be far too fancy for a down home brown meetup.

    The Dhaba is far from the T though, which makes it hard for non Cambridge-Sommerville locals to find and get to (I know, I used to live a few blocks away). And while there are 4 desi restaurants in the square, it’s not clear that any of them is that great (I used to be partial to Tanjore but … )

    Lastly, don’t complain about meetup locations. It’s non-trivial to organize, so just roll with it.

    kthxbai.

  15. Lastly, don’t complain about meetup locations. It’s non-trivial to organize, so just roll with it.

    dont be so touchy. it was an expression of preference and an opinion, not a judgment!

  16. I’LL KILL YOU!!

    dingchat, i’m going to let you finish but rahul links to some of the best videos of all time! some of the best videos of all time!

  17. dingchat, i’m going to let you finish but rahul links to some of the best videos of all time! some of the best videos of all time!

    in that case, I apologize

  18. wagamama. central to everything, plenty of choices, lots of space. i won’t be there because i am afraid to meet all you people, you agists you.

  19. Longtime Lurker …

    Finale might be a li’l too cramped if a lot of folks end up coming by … I’d steer clear of any desi restaurant in that vicinity … While Wagamama is spacious, I am not sure if it’d be the best place to have a meetup like this.

  20. “I would recommend Jamaica Plain’s MILKY WAY lounge. Word is bond”

    now that is deep....do they still do bowling
    
  21. Wagamama’s hardly a good space to lounge. We’d all be sitting at a longish trestle table. And that place is LOUD.

    And no one should have to trek all the way out Jamaica Plain. Orange line = “hai, meri to daeth hi ho gayi.” :D

    Y’know, it’s Friday night. Every place anywhere in Boston/Cambridge will be crowded. How about Bombay Club, above Wagamama? They have the space for something like this, and they’re generally gracious about not hurrying their patrons.

  22. If we wanted to move away from Harvard (and the accompanying crush of HBS and Harvard Law peeps), other options would be Elephant Walk in Porter, or something in Davis. Max & Dylan’s in downtown is another option that’s right on the Red and Green lines.

  23. Finally I live in a city with enough brown people for a meet up! I’m soo there!! is Abhi coming??

  24. hey! this lurker wants to join in too! But my friend is screening his first film about growing up gay and South Asian at 6PM that night also in Boston… Oh the decisions!