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Bingo at 224 Boston Street

Posted by Emily Sweeney  February 11, 2009 02:18 PM

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Longtime readers of this blog may be aware of my fascination with the game of Bingo.

You can imagine how ecstatic I was when I heard that one of my neighborhood haunts, 224 Boston Street, launched a weekly Bingo night.
It was started by 224 bartender Kathy Stanton (a fellow classmate from Boston Latin School...go Wolfpack!) and happens every Monday night from 7 to 9 p.m.

There’s a different theme each week. This past Monday was Drag Queen Bingo. The ever-fabulous Lucy Leggs served as the bingo caller and was assisted by her trusty assistant Chris, who spun the cage and distributed cards to players. They gave away gift certificates and packs of temporary body art tattoos as prizes.

When the game returns to 224 next Monday, the theme will be rock n' roll.

That's right, kids: Rock N’ Roll Bingo.

The game will be played like traditional bingo, but with a slight twist: as the bingo caller announces each ball, players shout out names of bands or musicians that begin with that letter. For example, if the caller said "B-9," you could say "Buffalo Tom," or "Bee Gees."

So mark your calendar:

Monday, Feb. 16
Rock n' Roll Bingo
7 - 9 p.m.
224 Boston Street
Dorchester, MA
No cover

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