If you are a resident of Fort Point and would like to be a seller, please sign up for a space by emailing FortPointTagSale(at)gmail(dot)com. Cost: $10 (for a space roughly the size of a parking spot) Rain date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
May is National Historic Preservation month. Boston is celebrating the month with a look at the city's buildings and grounds. The Boston Landmarks Commission will be giving tours, talks and promoting other activities throughout the City including a walking tour of the Fort Point Channel Historical District and Fort Point Spring Open Studios.
Tuesday May 6, 2014 5:00 to 6:30 PM | WALKING
A Lofty Renaissance
Reinvestment in Boston’s
only intact warehouse district has in recent years transformed the area into a
vibrant and pedestrian friendly mixed-use neighborhood. How did an area
dedicated to industry become such a desirable neighborhood in which to live and
work? This walking tour will look more closely at how new construction,
adaptive reuse, and revitalization of open spaces have allowed Fort Point
Channel to live on beyond its industrial past – and how the neighborhood’s
status as a historic district has supported this change. This tour will be led
by City of Boston Preservation PlannerErin Doherty. Following the tour, continue the conversation over a pint
at an informal gathering in one of the district’s new establishments, Row 34.
Meeting place confirmed at time of reservation.
Free and open to the public, pre-registration is
Contact Erin Doherty at erin.doherty(at)boston.gov before May 2 to reserve a place.
Friday, May 9 - Sunday, May 11, 2014 14th Annual Fort Point Spring Open Studios
Fort Point Arts Community
Visit artists’ studios in Fort Point’s historic warehouse buildings during Fort Point's Spring Open Studios Weekend. Free and open to the public. Friday from 4pm - 7pm Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon - 5pm Presented by: Fort Point Arts Community
Click here for a complete catalog of events by the Boston Landmarks Commission.
The Seaport World Trade Center is hosting the U.S. District Court Naturalization Ceremony on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Based on previous ceremonies, this event is expected to bring roughly 7,000 visitors to the area. The ceremony is scheduled to take place from 11AM-4PM, although visitors are expected to arrive as early as 9AM. Local parking facilities surrounding the Seaport WTC may reach capacity.
It is advised that commuters who usually drive to the area consider using transit on Thursday, April 17 or shifting their arrival time if possible.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will host a public meeting regarding 39 A Street Boston, MA 02127. Please join the West Broadway Neighborhood Association on:
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Mass Bay Credit Union
147 West 4th, 2nd Fl
Boston, MA 02127
East Way Development LLC (the Proponent), seeks to redevelop the approximately 7,364 square foot parcel in the South Boston neighborhood.The 39 A Street Project will exist of the demolition of the existing single story structure and the construction of a new, five story residential building containing 24 residential condominium units and 30 off street parking spaces. Close of Comment Period: Friday, May 2, 2014 Send comments to Raul Duverge of the BRA at Raul.Duverge@Boston.gov Project Notification Document
Mayor Marty Walsh’s Boston Shines event is a neighborhood clean-up to celebrate spring and Boston’s neighborhoods.
Please join the Fort Point Neighborhood Association (FPNA) in this neighborhood event to make Fort Point Shine!
Local businesses meet on: Friday, May 9th, 2014 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Wormwood Park (Wormwood & A Streets) Lunch is included for company employees planting tree circles and panel vines. To sponsor and to volunteer, please visit FPNA.
Residents meet on: Saturday, May 17th 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Binford Green (Binford & A Streets) After Party will take place in Wormwood Park starting at 5 pm.
Food and refreshments are generously donated by Fort Point restaurants and local businesses. The City of Boston will provide rakes, trowels, gardening gloves and a free t-shirt!
If you have any questions, please contact Cam Sawzin at cam.zin(at)verizon.net or Charles Joseph at charlesjos(at)aol.com.
The Boston City Council Special Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation wants to hear from small businesses owners on their experiences with the City of Boston permitting and licensing process.
Please join City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu for a community listening session for small businesses on:
Join General Assembly, Friends of Fort Point, and WeWork at this bi-monthly event celebrating the movers, shakers and makers of Fort Point. Hear from local entrepreneurs as they share their experiences turning their passion projects into businesses.
On tap for April is Jean Claude Tetreault, Co-Owner and Founder of Trillium Brewing Co.
He'll share how in one year, his family owned and operated brewery in Fort Point developed a cult following of devoted fans who visit their Congress St. brewery to fill growlers of craft beer made with native ingredients and artisan practices. Of course, Trillium beer will be sampled.
Wednesday, April 16th 6:30-8:00 p.m General Assembly, 51 Melcher St. Boston., MA 02210
The gaming convention and expo, PAX East, will be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center through April 13, 2014.
Due to the
large number of attendees, there will be a need for off-site parking during
this event. Currently, the MCCA
Transportation Department plans to use the following lots and garages in order
for overflow parking. At this time we
anticipate that at least the first two locations will be needed.
Massport North Jetty off FID Kennedy Avenue
EDIC Garage at the Boston Marine Industrial Park (BMIP) off Drydock Avenue
Channel Street Garage off Richards Street
Necco Street Garage off Necco Street (Sat-Sun only)
Due to the
size and nature of the PAX event, the MCCA Transportation Department is working
diligently with area stakeholders to free up as much parking space as possible
in the area to meet the needs of the attendees. In addition, for this event,
new wayfinding maps will be given to attendees sent offsite that will carefully
show the locations of the offsite location they are being directed to as well
as portable variable message sign placements
For more details on the PAX East 2014 transportation plan visit PAX 2014 TMP
The Midway Channel Gallery presents the "Changing Faces of Fort Point," an exhibition running through April 30, 2014. "Changing Faces of Fort Point" shows reaction to the decades long redevelopment of a former warehouse district by the artists who live there. The exhibition serves to join the historical context and the contemporary viewpoint with a bridge through art. The exhibit illustrates not only the visual changes to the urban landscape, but also the transformation and reincorporation of early industrial materials in new ways.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:00 - 8:00 pm with special guests
Music of Fort Point Theatre Channel 7:30 pm
"Music of Fort Point Theatre Channel" produced by Mary Driscoll & Nick Thorkelson
Featuring: Shalaye Camillo, Theresa Chiasson, Kelly Chick, Alissa Cordeiro, Lindsay Eagle, Chris Everett, Paola Ferrer, Maria Hendricks, Robin JaVonne Smith, Nick Thorkelson and Peter Tork, and the music of Brendan Burns, Alyssa Jones, Anton Karas, Nick Thorkelson, and Mark Warhol.
Exhibition visual artists: Mario Avila, Martin Berinstein, Laura Davidson, Dawna Davis, William Frese, Jacob Higginbottom, Eric Levin, Karen McFeaters and Jose Santos. Curator: Liliana Folta. More details.
The gallery is located within Midway Artist Studios at 15 Channel Center Street Boston, MA 02210.
Gallery 14 presents "Big Dig Nostalgia" running through April 29, 2014. It has been ten years since the Big Dig departed from our neighborhood, and some of us look back with nostalgia to the time when Fort Point was still "owned" by the artists and were stimulated every day by the muscular art of civil engineering as it took place around us. Our building at 249 A Street was literally "touched" by the Big Dig. Some of us are still processing the images and the experience.
Rebecca Leviss Dwyer, Don Eyles (curator), Anton Grassl, Dan Osterman, Lenore Tenenblatt, Nan Tull, George Vasquez, and Valda Zalkalns.
Opening Night: Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Gallery 14 is located at 249 A Street Boston, MA 02210
The city of Boston, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Massport and MassDOT request the community's participation in developing a sustainable transportation plan that defines and prioritizes transportation system investments needed over the next two decades in the South Boston Waterfront.
South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan
May 7, 2014
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 160
As we know a great deal of development has occurred and is in the works since the last comprehensive study in 2000. The South Boston Waterfront SustainableTransportation Plan is charged with developing a plan for the future with the following goals:
Improve access and mobility for all Support economic growth and vitality Reinforce sustainable policies and programs Enhance the public realm Contribute environmental and health benefits Invest smartly for the future
The project is being managed by A Better City on behalf of the sponsoring agencies, and is scheduled to be complete with plan recommendations by December 2014. Project details are available at the South Boston Waterfront Mobilitywebsite.
Gather hosts their third Welcome Wednesdays with special guests, Caught in Southie on Wednesday, April 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at District Hall. District Hall is located at 75 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210. The free event will feature a pop-up shopping event highlighting some of South Boston's most popular retailers! Shops include Pretty Reckless, KuDeTa, Covet, Closet Connection and Habit. Salon De Cheveux will be hosting a Beauty Bar featuring buns, braids & spring make-up. A raffle will be held to benefit the families of Lt Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy. The first 200 guests will receive a Caught in Southie tote bag filled with special gifts. Food will be served courtesy of Gather. Beer and wine will be available from Brew, with samples from The Traveler Beer Company. Grand Ten Distilling will be creating craft cocktails to sample. Register via Eventbrite.
338 Congress is on the Fort Point Channel Landmarks District Commission agenda for this Thursday April 10, 2014 at 7:15pm in Room 709 of Boston City Hall. This will be a public hearing for support of Redgate Real Estate Advisors' (the developer) request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the project. There will be a formal request by the Commission for people to speak in favor of or against the project design of the residential condo building and its appropriateness to the neighborhood.
The project came before the community in December 2013 and received approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in January 2014. 338 Project Notification documentation is available at the BRA website.
Redgate Real Estate Advisors is asking for support from Fort Point neighbors for their more modern design in historic Fort Point. For those who cannot make the meeting, you may email Erin Doherty beforehand at Erin.Doherty(at)boston.gov with a copy to Lisa Serafin of Redgarte Real Estate Advisors at Lisa.Serafin(at)redgate-re.com. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Serafin.