Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Louis Boston Store Opens

The new Louis Boston location on Fan Pier (at 1 Marina Park Drive) is now open for business.  Their hours are:

Monday - Saturday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Summer St. Installation in Tufts Daily

Lisa Greenfield and Daniel J. van Ackere's installation "Starry Night" is featured in the Tufts Daily:

‘Starry Night’ installation brightens dull season, dingy street
Van Gogh has got nothing on Fort Point’s public art

By Jessica Bal

Cars are parked along the slushy sides of Summer Street, surrounding an overpass with graffiti bordering its edges. As darkness envelops this corner of Boston, partially hiding the grime of the metal support system and the broken glass scattered on the sidewalk, the streetlights flicker on. So does another set of lights — 4,800 of them.

Strings of blue LED bulbs blanket the underside of the overpass in an installation piece by Lisa Greenfield and Daniel van Ackere titled “Starry Night.” The project is part of the first−ever Fort Point Arts Community’s Winter Solstice Public Art Series, meant to brighten what is often the dullest season in New England.

“I walk by this area every day,” said Greenfield, who has a painting studio at the artist co−op building at 300 Summer St. “I was thinking, ‘What could I do to make this place a little brighter?’” Greenfield, who graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in studio art, has lived in the Fort Point community for about 15 years, and has created a number of installation pieces in the area — from “House of Cards” in the Fort Point Channel to a collection of Slinkys on the same Summer Street overpass.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Channel Cafe Local Dinner Sat.

This Saturday Channel Cafe is doing a "4 course dinner featuring foraged mushrooms, locally-raised meats, organic vegetables from Enterprise Farms, and beer from Narragansett Brewery".

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Snow Emergency Declard

February 9, 2010

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today declared that a snow emergency and parking ban will go into effect at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Mayor Menino would like to remind residents of the following:
  • The City of Boston encourages businesses to ask employees to work from home when possible, take public transportation, and be prepared for a potentially dangerous evening commute. Everyone is encouraged to use public transportation.
  • City of Boston afternoon and evening activities are subject to cancellation.
  • Move cars from main arterials during snow emergencies. A listing of main arterials can be found at
  • Do not park cars within 20 feet of an intersection. Parking too close to an intersection can restrict emergency vehicle access.
  • Do not throw snow back into the street. "Throwbacks" force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.
  • Shovel out fire hydrants and storm drains close to your home.
  • Property owners are reminded to shovel snow from sidewalks that abut homes and businesses.
  • Do not double park.
  • Keep wheelchair ramps clear.
  • Lend an extra hand to elderly and neighbors and others in need.
During declared snow emergencies, discounted parking is available at several parking lots and garages to cars that display Boston resident parking stickers. A list of locations is available at The city's Know Snow program will be in effect this afternoon to alert residents of the snow emergency.

The City of Boston Storm Center will open at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, when the snow emergency goes into effect. Residents with storm-related questions or concerns should call the center at 617-635-3050, starting at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Found in Fort Point: Closing Reception 2/25

Found in Fort Point Closing Reception and Artists' Talk
Thursday February 25, 5-7:30pm

12 Farnsworth St.

Participating Artists: Bebe Beard, Laura Davidson, Don Eyles,  Lisa Greenfield, Joanne Kaliontzis, Bruce Peterson,  Deena Schnitman, Lenore Tenenblatt, Michael Tyrrell and Sandra Vieira

Found in Fort Point extends a longstanding tradition in art making that uses material-at-hand, what artists have found around Fort Point that have inspired them to remeasure the value of local debris to create work including video, collage, sculpture, paper, and photo installations.

Channel Cafe - Open Wed Evenings

The Channel Cafe is now open Wednesday evenings for dinner.  As on other nights, you can get a burger and a beer for $10 between 5-7 PM.

Complete new hours:

Breakfast:  Mon-Fri  8:00 am - 11 am
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Wed-Sat. 5:00 pm - 10 pm