November, 2010:

The Mayor’s Holiday Special - Downtown’s the Place to Be!

Ok ONEin3ers, it took us a while to put this out. It’s been going on for a little while but we suffer metaphysical pain just thinking about Christmas/The Holidays before Thanksgiving.

Now that we’ve got the turkey, family, brilliant fall weather and relaxation out of the way, we’re READY for the Mayor’s Holiday Special in all its glory!

We plan to buy 1/2 price tickets to as many of the 50+ shows participating this year as we possibly can and, while we’re at it, we’re going to have dinner at a $10 discount using a, you guessed it, $10 voucher from the Mayor’s Holiday Special.

We might even be spontaneous a few times and get ourselves some discounted day-of tickets. Who knows! As KG once said, “ANYTHING IS POSSIBBBLLLLLEEE!”

There are also some free/very-low-cost events happening around town that we may attend to feel the spirit of the season.

We hope to see you there!

PS. The Holiday Special lasts all the way through January 1st, so you have some time. Also, it’s a big collaboration involving the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, Arts Boston and the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

PPS. You also need to know about the Downtown Crossing Holiday Market, where you can get some gifts, trees, anything you want right in Downtown Crossing!


120 Minutes (skating) in Boston

With the weather getting colder, it is hard to want to spend any time outside. However there is one activity that is worth bundling up for: ice- skating on Frog Pond! Set inside the Boston Common, it is the quintessential winter scene. It makes a great study break and a cute idea for a date. Don’t worry if you don’t have skates, rentals are available. After, take a quick walk to the North End and warm up with some coffee at the many bakeries and cafes.

Closest T stop: Boylston St.
Click here for hours and prices


Jobs and Careers Post of the Week - Holiday Parties

‘Tis the Season

It’s that time of year again… likely still full from Thanksgiving leftovers, you’re in the last stretch of 2010.  There’s one final month to pack in all of the New Years resolutions you originally hoped to follow starting January 2010 but never fulfilled, finish (or start) your holiday shopping, and attend a mix of holiday parties with co-workers, friends, and families.

Many young professionals may have just celebrated a 5 or 10 year high school reunion during the long Thanksgiving weekend.  Back in high school, seasons and school years seemed to cap off differently than they do now: high school football season closed with the annual rival Thanksgiving football game, each school year was rewarded with a 10 week summer vacation, and your four years of hard work and memories ended with proms and graduations.  Looking back, before entering the real world, these celebrations provided a time to revel with close friends, while going out of your way to avoid curfew or any other rules set by the parental units or principals.

Fast forward ten years or so – now that you’re in the working world, during this time of year there’s a reminder of how careful you should be when toasting to a great year.  Amid all of the holiday soirees and parties, it’s important to take a step back and remember a few tips so you’re not “that girl” or “that guy” at the work holiday party with the boss.  So, check out these links that include helpful tips for what to do and not do as young professionals during this holiday season:

Holiday Office Party Dos and Don’ts from Quint Careers

Surviving the Company Party from MSNBC


No sooner did we post than Fast Company popped up on our radar with this timely gem - Office Parties: Breeding Grounds for Bad Behavior, Flings, and Unemployment


HowAboutWe Comes to Town

Now, obviously dating is not ONEin3′s primary purpose. We’re about jobs, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, giving young people roots in the city etc etc..

But you know what, love is ok by us too.

So we thought we would tell you that there’s a new dating website coming to Boston that we think is kinda cool. We haven’t yet found the people of our dreams on it, but we like it because it’s less about the pressure of a relationship and more about having fun around Boston.

We bring you How About We.

It’s real simple. Just sign up and then put some fun things you like to do up there. Like maybe EXTREME apple picking or EXTREME ice skating on the Frog Pond.

Then you and the rest of the people on How About We can find others who like to do similar EXTREME things and VOILA!

So anyway, How About We is cool and low pressure and who knows, you may find exactly what/who you’re looking for!

Tomorrow night, they’re hosting a launch party at Taza Chocolate which, unfortunately, appears to be full to the brim. You can sign up for the waiting list here.

Look out for more events from How About We and good luck finding love!


How About We has two events coming up in the next couple days:

On Wednesday, Dec. 1 wander around the MFA’s new wing, then play “Folding Story” (and perhaps some drinking games) at a local bar. RSVP here.

On Thursday, Dec. 2 there will be a book swap at Middlesex Lounge.  Bring your favorite book, and see who picks it (and you?) up.  RSVP here.