Friday, December 14, 2012

TODAY: Fort Point Stroll and FPAC Holiday Sale

This weekend (Fri, Sat, and Sun) is FPAC's annual holiday sale and today is the Fort Point Stroll:

Fort Point Arts Community Holiday Sale
Opening Reception: Friday, December 14th, 5-8pm
Midway Studios, 15 Channel Center Street

Holiday Sale: Saturday and Sunday  11am-4pm


Fort Point Holiday Stroll
Friday, Dec 14th, 4-8pm
Neighborhood businesses will be open for a unique evening of shopping, with special offers, discounts, and holiday treats for all.

Stops include:

A Street Frames, 251 A Street
-$25.00 gift certificate for custom framing

Accidental Gallery, 300 Summer Street
-Decorate your own ornament and refreshments by Channel Café

Barlow’s Restaurant, 241 A Street
- Complimentary cup of clam chowder

Barrington Coffee, 346 Congress Street (4-7pm)
- Free small drip coffee or decaf
– Free hot cocoa if you are shorter than the oxcart wheel

Bob’s Your Uncle, 25 Channel Center
 -Susy Pilgrim Waters Opening Reception 

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Congress Street Bridge
- Complimentary hot tea and cookies (one per guest)

Channel Fitness, 303 Congress Street
-Stop by to pick up a free 1 week pass

Flour Bakery and Café, 12 Farnsworth Street
-mini gingerbread cakes

Fort Point Framers, 300 Summer Street
-Bring your digital file for a free high-quality
8×10” print! Refreshments by Channel Café

Fort Point Market, 369 Congress Street
-Wine and Patron tasting

Front, 25 Channel Center
-Discount on select items

Drink, 348 Congress Street
-Hot Beverages

Made in Fort Point, 30 Channel Center
-Made in Fort Point, The FPAC Store: 10% off any one item
-Floral Lab: Free paper white lily in a glass kit ($10 retail value) for the first 10 customers who spend $25 on a Floral Lab item

Menton, 354 Congress Street
-$50 coupon valid from January – end of February

Midway Studios, 15 Channel Center Street
-Opening Reception for “RED PLATFORM” 5-8 p.m.
-Fort Point Arts Community Holiday Sale Preview:
25 artists selling jewelry, paintings, pottery, prints, photography, holiday decorations and cards, and more

Sportello, 348 Congress Street
- free delicious pastries

Tavern Road (New restaurant , 343 Congress Street
-Warm beverages from Tavern Road (while supplies last)

The Barking Crab, 88 Sleeper Street
-Eggnog White Russian featured drink $10

Twelve Chairs, 319 A Street
-Come rock around the 10′ Christmas tree at the holiday party

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Reception at Bob's Your Uncle Gallery this Friday

A message from Michele Yeeles:

I hope you can join us this Friday 4-8pm with the talented Susy Pilgrim Waters for her reception at Bob's Your Uncle Gallery. 

It's also Friends of Fort Point's Holiday Stroll and FPAC's Holiday Sale (the holiday sale is also on Saturday and Sunday 11-4. Susy's show and Front will open 11-4 over the weekend too). 

It's a great weekend to shop, sip and stroll around Fort Point. Hope to see you!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Made in Fort Point Re-Opening Party Tonight

 Please join us this evening, Thursday, December 6th, to celebrate Made in Fort Point's NEW location, from 5-8pm. 
Enjoy complimentary refreshments, including a tasting with new Fort Pointers Trillium Brewing, and samplings of Bow & Sparrow cookies.
Meet the makers, mingle, and get a jump on your holiday shopping.
30 Channel Center Street
corner of A and Mt. Washington Streets
just past Barlow's Restaurant

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Ground Floor Retail in Boston

Boston Magazine writer Paul McMorrow has an interesting article on the design of the financial district called The Empty Quarter.  It looks at how the design and planning of the financial district has caused it's recent emptying out.  I think it's relevant to Fort Pointers, given developers here have been pushing to have projects which follow the same pattern McMorrow argues caused the current emptiness of the financial district:

In other words, no one back then was worrying about what it was like to walk the city blocks, or whether there were enough first-floor retail spaces to engage the people who worked above. As a result, Financial District towers have huge empty lobbies and no amenities. Without life at the pedestrian level, these behemoths turn a cold, blank face to the neighboring sidewalks, making the prospect of walking among them a miserable experience. That fact goes a long way toward explaining why chicken-salad shops and falafel stands are the only food offerings here—workers just grab a sandwich and then run back inside.

The banks that built the Financial District abandoned it long ago, taking their lower-level office jobs with them to the suburbs, or even overseas. The knowledge industries that have replaced finance as the city’s main economic driver depend on attracting young, mobile, urban-minded workers. And that has put the Financial District at a competitive disadvantage when companies look for office space in Boston.

Why should we care? Cities feed off vibrant downtowns, and cities that matter have downtowns that matter. Downtown rot metastasizes: Whether it’s in Detroit or the blocks around the pit that was once Filene’s, dark, dysfunctional blocks chase pedestrians away, driving businesses out in the process. Blight spreads, while money chases money. That’s why Kevin White poured his energies into raising the Financial District’s office towers, and why the mess on the former Filene’s site on Washington Street generated howls from Charlestown to Mattapan. A city can’t claim to be world class if it’s hollow at the core.


Read the full article here:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Boston Fire Museum Flies the Flag

The Boston Fire Museum has started flying the American flag.  Hat tip to Dan O'Neill for the photo.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Harbor Association mtg, 11/27

TBHA's Annual Meeting: Boston's Waterfront After Hurricane Sandy 5-7 pm


Superstorm Sandy was a stunning wake-up call for coastal communities in the Northeast, even those such as Boston that escaped the worst of the storm's impact.  As New York governor Andrew Cuomo said, "Part of learning from this is the recognition that climate change is a reality, extreme weather is a reality … There’s only so long you can say, ‘This is once in a lifetime and it’s not going to happen again.’"
Please join TBHA's trustees, staff and members at our annual meeting on November 27th from 5 to 7 pm at the law offices of Bingham, One Federal Street, Boston (nearest T station:  South Street).  Bingham is generously providing refreshments.
After a social hour and a brief business meeting, TBHA's president Vivien Li, and UNH professor Dr. Paul Kirshen will lead a discussion of the current science behind sea level rise, what we can expect over the next century, and what can be done to make Boston's waterfront and downtown more resilent to coastal flooding.
Please note that Hurricane Sandy did postpone TBHA's board meeting where we would have voted on our annual awards; they will instead be given out at our fundraiser in April.
Space is limited, so please RSVP early.  We hope to see you there!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Boston Innovation Center Mtg Tuesday

This the new building under construction across from One Marina Park Drive.

Boston Innovation Center
Community Meeting

The Boston Innovation Center, scheduled to be built in 2013, in the Seaport District, is holding a Community Meeting to present their plans for digital signage along the perimeter of their building.

Tuesday November 13th
6:00 PM @
Congress Street Bridge

Monday, November 05, 2012

Landmark Commission Meeting, Thursday


Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:30 P.M.

Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Design Approval on the agenda below, reviews of architectural violations, and such businesses as may come before the commission, in accordance with Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, as amended. Applications are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Environment Department. Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please ensure that all electronic devices are silenced prior to entering the hearing room. After 5:30 p.m., enter and exit City Hall at the Dock Square entrance on Congress Street (across from Faneuil Hall).

David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Yanni Tsipis, Michele Yeeles
Alternates: B.K. Boley, Kosta Ligris

5:30 PM
320 Summer Street: Removal of a fire escape.

5:45 PM
Application: 13.441 FPC
Applicant: 346 Congress St.
Martin H. Dykas, Designer: Alteration of a previously approved plan to construct a stair head house to make the head house larger by increasing its width.

6:00 PM
Application: 13.442 FPC
Applicant: 22 Boston Wharf Road
Brian S. Grossman, Prince, Lobel, representing T-Mobile Northeast LLC: Installation of telecommunications equipment including an antenna in a new faux vent pipe which will match existing faux vent pipes; remote radio head units at the base of existing and proposed faux vent pipes; an equipment cabinet on an existing equipment platform; and additional cabling.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Romney Campaign at Boston Convention Center Election Night

Nov. 1, 2012

Dear neighbors,

As you may already know, former Massachusetts Governor and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be holding his Election Night festivities at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Nov. 6.

This will likely be one of the busier events we’ve hosted in a single night, with worldwide media attention and thousands of supporters converging on the BCEC. I write this letter to inform you about the event and what impact it could have on you, our neighbors.

The event goes live at 6 a.m. on Nov. 6 and is expected to end by 2 a.m. on Nov. 7. The main Romney event at the BCEC will take place from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. starting on Election Night. TV crews will likely still be using the facility up until about noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

US Secret Service, State and Boston police may require road closures around the facility at various times during the event. These closures will likely impact only the immediate roads around the convention center, but if kept in place for a period of time, they could impact traffic in South Boston and Fort Point. We are working with all parties to ensure any impact is minimal. Police presence around the building will likely be elevated during the event.

Also, we are expecting 50 to 75 satellite trucks at the event, all of which will be parked on the BCEC’s West Side Drive adjacent to the building. All should likely be gone by the end of day on Nov. 7.

Should you have any questions or concerns, I ask that you contact Robert O’Shea, the MCCA’s community liaison, at 617-954-2328 or the MCCA Public Safety Department at 617-954-2222.


Jim Rooney
Executive Director
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Monday, October 29, 2012

Opening Thursday: SYNAPSE at 35 Channel Center

Kate Gilbert: SYNAPSE
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1
5:30-7:30 pm at 35 Channel Center

This exhibit is a part of the Fort Point Arts Community's ongoing art lending program with our neighbors at 35 Channel Center.

The work is on display through January of 2013 and can be viewed by appointment.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Saturday: Holiday Wine and Spirits Tasting at Social Wines

Social Wines is having a tasting:


A Pre-Holiday Season Tasting Event!

It's that time of year again when we start thinking about the holidays: Thanksgiving dinner, holiday parties, office functions, gift giving. Let us help you get a head start with a Holiday Tasting Event.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27
Time: 2pm-4pm (part 1) and 4:30-6:30 (part 2)
Location: Social Wines, 52 W Broadway, Boston, MA

We've invited a bunch of our suppliers to set up tables in our tasting room and sample you on great wines and spirits.
  • Pick wines to pair with holiday foods
  • Explore ideas for festive cocktails
  • Get a head start on your gift list
Each time block will include a different selection of libations so stop by for both parts!

Channel Center Park Charette, Saturday

The BRA, Boston Parks Department and  
Commonwealth Ventures Development Team
Is hosting a Planning Charette
 for the design/ implementation of
the New Channel Center Park

Saturday October 27th
9:00 AM- 12 Noon
10 Channel Center St.
2nd floor

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday at FPAC Open Studios

Better Living Through Levity

Made in Fort Point

Steven Muller

Inside/Outside, 5:15pm

Plenty more going on today (Sunday):

SUNDAY 10.21.12

1pm Lisa Knox
Transforming a Simple Piece of Fabric into a Work of Art, a drawing demonstration 249 A Street, 4th floor

2pm Amy MacDonald
Animation: creating a frame by frame character animation using Adobe Flash 319 A Street

3pm Jenifer Stark
knitting machine and textile art demos 300 Summer Street, 4th floor

4pm Jacob Higginbottom
watercolor demonstration, Midway Studios, 3rd floor

3pm John Cremona & Friends
Psychedelic folk hymns 319 A Street Loading Dock

5:15pm  Inside/Outside featuring Cam Sawzin performing Cello Suite No. 2 Allemande in C Major by J. S. Bach Midway Studios Group Space Saturday&Sunday

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fort Point Open Studios 2012

FPAC’s 33rd Annual Open Studios takes place October 19-21, 2012

Open Studios Events are free to the public, with FREE PARKINGin the Central Parking Lot on Binford Street off of A Street

Explore the historic waterfront warehouses that are home to painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, performance artists, fashion designers, printmakers, book artists, photographers, and more. Meet local artists and craftspeople, and get a behind the scenes look at where Boston artists create their work.Find established artists, and discover new emerging talents. Stroll, ponder, and browse. Buy original art from the people who make it.
Visitors to Open Studios can explore 10 buildings in the Fort Point neighborhood, plus galleries and creative design shops. All buildings are in easy walking distance of each other.
In addition to the more than 150 artists studios and galleries which will be open, Open Studios features a series of special events
•Artists’ Demonstrations
•Hands-On Activities

As part of this year's open studios, there's a series of Dance Spots.  Be sure to check them out:

Fort Point Open Studios 2012 ScheduleEvents

More details:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

FPAC Members' Show, Opening Receiption Tonight

In conjunction with Fall Open Studios, the FPAC Gallery presents the annual Group Show, with works in all media by more than seventy-five Fort Point artists.

September 28 - October 31
The FPAC Gallery
300 Summer Street
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
extended hours for Open Studios weekend:
Friday October 19, 9am-7pm
Saturday and Sunday October 20 & 21, 12-6pm

Opening Reception, and kick-off to Open Studios: Thursday October 18th, 5:30-8:30pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Deadline to register to vote is today!

If you haven't registered to vote, the deadline is today.  You just need to need to mail in this form (must be postmarked today):

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Live Sounds/Live Films, Thurs, 8pm

Live Sounds/Live Films
Thursday, October 18th at 8pm
Live sound performance by TAPS
followed by

16mm and Super 8 Films by Tara and Gordon Nelson
10 Channel Center St.
Boston, MA 02210



$10 suggested donation


TAPS is drums and drone performed live by Chris Strunk and Brendan Murray. TAPS will be performing with live projections by T&G Nelson.


Scarecrow Man
16mm found footage by T&G
Old film, new narrative

Suzi and Sabina
by T
16mm dual projection
A homemade Warholian "screen test"

Super 8
by T
post-surgery film made under the influence of painkillers

16mm by G
A Romance

Super 8 on 4 projectors
by T
LIVE SOUND made by the audience

16mm on 2 projectors by G
Films from the deep blue sea

In China
Super 8 on 2 projectors
A travel film edited live

Super 8 by G
A travel film with live narration

Shadyside Fragments
Super 8 by G
Pittsburgh memories from the 1990s

60's Teen Dance Party
16mm by G
Psychedelic teenage freak outs

Monday, October 15, 2012

Meeting on School Choice, 10/18

Thursday, October 18
Condon Elementary School
200 D St., South Boston
(Child care is available)

More information available at:

Complete the City of Boston's survey here:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fort Point Needs Your Help!

 Fort Point Arts Community is looking for volunteers to help staff the Open Studios information booths Friday, Oct 19, Saturday Oct 20 and Sunday Oct 21. For more information please contact Margaret at Being a volunteer is fun, easy and only takes 3 hours of your time. If you have wanted to do something which helps our local arts community, here’s your chance. Afterwards spend the rest of the day walking around the neighborhood looking at amazing artwork!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline - Don't Miss Out!

The Massachusetts voter registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 to vote in November for the Presidential National and Local/State elections

Boston residents who wish to vote in the 2012 presidential election and other federal and state races have five weeks left until the Massachusetts voter registration deadline.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct 17. The Boston Election Department is located in City Hall, Room 241, and is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on the voter registration deadline day for in-person registrations. 

Residents can also download a mail-in voter registration form on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website.

Once that form is filled out and signed, it must be mailed to the Boston City Clerk's Office (address above) and postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 17 for you to be eligible to vote.

Massachusetts also allows voters to vote by absentee ballot, according to the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website, if they:

· Will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, and/or
· Have a physical disability that prevents them from voting at the polling
place, and/or Cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.

Absentee ballot applications can be downloaded from the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website or picked up at the Boston Election Department's office.

The deadline to apply for absentee ballots is noon the day before the election, Monday, Nov. 5, although it is recommended to submit the application as soon as possible.  If you are voting from outside the United States, your completed absentee ballot can be received up until 10 days after the election, but must be postmarked on or before Election Day.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Southie Getting Its First Starbucks

Starbucks has applied for a license to open a new location on W Broadway, right next to the T stop:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Street Vines: Bulb Planting Saturday

A big thank you to Charles for keeping A Street looking great.  Please consider donating time or money (or both!).


Community Fall Plants and Bulbs Planting Day
Sept. 15th, Saturday 11-3 PM
A Street

Volunteers needed to come help dig in and plant final fall plantings along the A Street Fence. About 100 plants will be placed along the A Street fence and in empty spots as need around the Tree circles.

In addition to we hope to place about 600 -900 bulbs around the tree circles and along the A Street fence in anticipation of Spring 2013.....the first time we are getting organized to do bulbs at these locations.

We have a limited supply of gardening gloves and tools so if folks can bring their own shovels or gardening trowels please do.

Donations. For those who have walked along the fence all summer and admired the gardening efforts....were asking for the input of some green support in the form of cash money donations to help defray the cost of plantings and related gardening materials....soil and 186 stakes to protect the garden from snow plows in the coming winter.

Soil bag of soil can be $15 dollars per bag. mulch is $10 per bag, 50 bulbs are $15 dollars a bag, individual plants can range from $10 - $25 per plant...So obviously cost all add up donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.  Donations may be directed to:

P.O. Box 52122
Boston, Mass. 02205

Denote on memo section for Boston Shines A Street Vines. Your donations in any amount can keep us going greener thru out the year.

Fast Forward to next year time for Boston Shines late April 2013. Looking for team captains and volunteers to focus on various areas of the community so we can expand and make more targeted are gardening efforts thru out the continue work on A Street Vines and Tree Circles, mulch-plant and care for tree circles on Summer, Melcher and Congress Street. Continue and Expand gardening efforts to the rear of the Channel Center on medallion Avenue.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Save the Date: Fort Point Open Studios 10/19-21

FPAC’s 34th Annual Open Studios takes place October 19-21, 2012
Friday October 19: 4:00-7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday October 20th & 21st: 12:00-6:00pm

Open Studios Events are free to the public, with FREE PARKING
in the Central Parking Lot on Binford Street off of A Street
thanks to Gillette/P&G and Central Parking for free parking

Explore thehistoric waterfront warehouses that are home to painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, performance artists, fashion designers, printmakers, book artists, photographers, and more. Meet local artists and craftspeople, and get a behind the scenes look at where Boston artists create their work.Find established artists, and discover new emerging talents. Stroll, ponder, and browse. Buy original art from the people who make it.

Visitors to Open Studios can explore 10 buildings in the Fort Point neighborhood, plus galleries and creative design shops. All buildings are in easy walking distance of each other.

In addition to the more than 150 artists studios and galleries which will be open, Open Studios features a series of special events
•Artists’ Demonstrations
•Hands-On Activities

Monday, September 10, 2012

Transportation Meeting Tuesday Evening

Transportation & Safety Community Meeting
Boston Transportation Commissioner Thomas Tinlin
Will be Joining Us to Discuss
Transportation & Public Safety Concerns along the
A Street Corridor.

Tuesday September 11th
 6:30 PM
10 Channel Center
2nd floor

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Chamber Music Concert Rescheduled to Tomorrow

FREE Outdoor Multi-media Chamber Music Concert rescheduled to our rain date, Thursday Sept. 6th 6:30-8:30pm on the waterfront on Atlantic Wharf

Not ready to let go of summer? Join us for a last, sweet evening outdoors by the harbor listening to the Boston Virtuosi. As the orchestra plays Boccherini's evocative night in the Streets of Madrid and slinky Tango, watch two Fort Point artists paint big canvases live on-stage in response to the music.
Families welcome! Or, if you are looking for a very special date-night, check out the wonderful dinner option at Smith and Wollensky!

The forecast is for lovely late summer weather but if it rains on Sept 6th the concert will be held in the atrium of 290 Congress Street.

Previous post:

Remember to Vote Tomorrow!

Reminder that tomorrow (Thurs, 9/6) is the primary election.  Please get out and vote; politicians do look at how many people from each neighborhood vote.

Fort Point's polling place remains the same:

James Condon Elementary School
200 D St
South Boston, MA

Theatre Event to Benefit Southie Boys & Girls Club

A special performance of
The Huntington Theatre Company’s production of
Good People to support the South Boston Boys & Girls Club

Thursday, September 20, 2012

More info:

Good People
takes place in South Boston, where playwright David Lindsay-Abaire grew up. David was a member at the South Boston Boys & Girls Club beginning at age 6. As an outstanding member of the Club, David was selected to receive the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Milton Academy Scholarship when he was 13.The scholarship was a life changing experience and David quickly became busy with the rigorous curriculum at Milton, where he also became interested in theatre.  However, we’d like to think he got his start at the South Boston Club, where he played the role of Prince Charles for a reenactment of the 1982 Royal Wedding.  Although he was busy with his studies and extracurricular activities at Milton, he still found time to periodically drop in at the South Boston Club. This past May, David was inducted into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Hall of Fame.

You can read a few reviews of the play at:

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

Monday, September 03, 2012

Chamber Music, This Wed, Atlantic Wharf

You are invited to a boundary-pushing multi-media event!

Chamber Music as Art
Atlantic Wharf Waterfront Plaza
Wednesday, September 5th
6:30 pm
Rain date September 6th

 Enjoy a classical/crossover mix of music ranging from Boccherini’s spectacular and
evocative Night in the Streets of Madrid to Astor Piazzolla’s famous and compelling Libertango.

The Boston Virtuosi are led by music director Paul Dulude. The three amazing guest soloists are guitarist Claudio Ragazzi, pianist Nando Michelin
and violinist Elliott Markow. Claudio Ragazzi has scored original music for the ensemble, Nando Michelin and cellist Cameron Sawzin. Talented Fort Point Artists Maggie Connors and Susan Harter will share a canvas, painting
what they hear live as the performances unfold on stage. Images will be recreated and available for sale!

For samples of Claudio and Nando’s music visit

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Concert Tonight at 10 Channel Center, 8pm

Concert, Wednesday August 29
Caroline Park, Doug Van Nort, Carver Audain, and Jason Sloan
10 Channel Center St. 8pm
$10 suggested donation

also: on view during the concert and on 8/31 from 5-7pm: Strange Attractor: Experiments in a quinary landscape and other fields, an exhibition of artists from Ireland and regional guests

Caroline Park is a composer, musician, and artist working in experimental/new media art via performance and installation. She performs solo on laptop, or with BUMPR, a quartet with laptopists/multi-instrumentalists Peter Bussigel, Stephan Moore, and Timothy Rovinelli.
Caroline has performed at the RISD Museum, AS220 (Providence), 295 Douglass Street (Brooklyn), 16 Beaver (NYC), Boston Center for the Arts, Goethe Institut-Boston, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (St. Louis), Ambassador Auditorium (Los Angeles), as part of R.K. Projects (Providence), ((audience))'s Sound Off (NYC), Non-Event (Boston), Together: New England Electronic Music Festival, Musicacoustica Beijing, SICPP: Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (Boston), Boston Microtonal Society, and Boston CyberArts.  Caroline has shared the stage with artists such as Evidence, Dollshot, and Arnold Dreyblatt, and has worked with ensembles and performers Callithumpian Consort, Sound Icon, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, cellist Laura Cetilia, and pianists Stephen Drury and Yukiko Takagi.
A Los Angeles native, Caroline received degrees at the New England Conservatory and is currently a graduate student in the MEME program at Brown University. Her work has been presented in the U.S., U.K., and in China. Solo releases can be found on cassette, CD, and in digital formats via Private Chronology, Bathetic Records, VisceralMediaRecords, Boomkat, and Pure Potentiality Records. Caroline lives and works in Providence, RI. More info a
Carver Audain (b 1981) composes music in the Acousmatic tradition, which, as defined by French composer and theorist Pierre Schaefer, refers to "a sound that one hears without seeing the causes behind it."
Materially, he produces audio using digital signal processing and editing techniques on a variety of environmental and instrumental recordings. He is a self taught pianist, his recent works continue to explore harmonic structures utilizing the "slow change music' method. In a live setting, he arranges and manipulates this material into situation-specific compositions. Sonically, he produces an array of slowly shifting sound fields that merge and transform within their physical surroundings.
Doug Van Nort explores electroacoustic composition and improvisation through a radical sculpting of sound materials, discovered through attentive listening to the world. He is fascinated with the limits of noise, tone, texture, gesture, deep listening, immersion, machines that improvise, density, sparsity, loudness, softness. Van Nort regularly performs solo, in the trio Triple Point with Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch, in a duo with Al Margolis (If, Bwana) with the Composers Inside Electronics and recently has collaborated with a wide array of artists such as Francisco López, Judy Dunaway, Alessandra Eramo, Ben Miller, Carver Audain, in Sarah Weaver-led ensembles featuring Gerry Hemingway, Mark Helias and Dave Taylor, Katherine Liberovskaya, Jonathan Chen, Mike Bullock, Jefferson Pitcher and many others. He has enjoyed performing in recent years at venues such as the Stone, Issue Project Room, the Miller Theatre, Town Hall and Roulette in New York, Casa da Musica in Porto, Betong in Oslo, sharing the stage with Marvin Minsky at a concert in New Jersey, at the Red Room in Baltimore and Casa del Popolo in Montreal, to name a few. His music appears on several labels including Deep Listening, Pogus and Zeromoon.

Jason Sloan is an electronic musician, composer, sound and new media artist working from Baltimore, Md. His work explores aspects of immateriality and its connection in memory, systems and the virtual world. Through his performances, sound installations, videos transmission art works and sound recordings, he examines the need for transcendence beyond the body through a vehicle of visual and aural stimulation. With this dialog, Sloan feels an urgency to evoke a collective experience between the viewer, listener and artist that can bridge the gap between the physical and non-physical world. The focus of this transcendence is not to conform to any current trends or systems, but to take a non-dogmatic approach of artistic and intellectual inquiry that explores the basic human need for some type of spiritual alignment or wholeness.
In 2001 Sloan co-founded Slo.Bor Media with sound artist & web designer Matt Borghi as a vehicle for their individual releases and a platform for other artists. SLO.BOR Media is primarily a record label, but focuses on a variety of media and forms of distribution. SLO.BOR Media is also quite concerned with packaging, design, new media, sound and conceptual art.

Sloan received his BFA from Edinboro University in 1996 and his MFA from Towson University in 1999.  In addition to being the recipient of multiple Maryland State Arts Council's Individual Artist Awards, Sloan's performances, installations, and video works have been exhibited internationally including Berlin, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Kiev, Nagoya, Saint-Petersburg, Toulouse Lisbon and Vienna. In addition to releasing over a dozen studio albums and E.P.'s over the last decade on various record labels, Sloan has played live all over the US, Canada and Europe including the influential Live Constructions radio program at Columbia University, STEIM in Amsterdam and Philadelphia's The Gatherings concert series, one of the country's oldest continuing ambient and electronic music series.

Sloan is a Professor teaching full-time in the Interaction Design and Art [IDA] department along with being the founder and program coordinator for the soundArt concentration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

For more information please visit:

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cliff Diving at the ICA - tomorrow!

Fun event tomorrow. Photos from last year.

Red Bull Cliff Diving
August 25th, 2012
4:00 - 6:30 PM 

The Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

Red Bull Cliff Diving returns to the USA for the fifth stop of the 2012 World Series on August 25 following its hugely successful debut in Boston in 2011...

After four stops in Europe, the World Series leaps over the Atlantic and touches back down in one of America’s oldest cities – Boston, Massachusetts. After last season’s premiere, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series athletes will climb back to the top of the Institute of Contemporary Art building on Fan Pier to exhibit their latest skills. Founded in 1936, the ICA’s mission is to exhibit contemporary art; count on the world's best divers to deliver 21st-century art in this sports-mad city.

This event is free and open to the public

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tea Pary Museum Applies for 2am Liquor License

Drunken tourists could be rambling down Congress St at 2 am soon:  The Tea Party Museum has applied for a 2 AM, 7-day liquor license.  There's a meeting for it next week:

Boston Tea Party Ship, Inc.
Shawn P. Ford Manager

has petitioned to transfer the 7-Day All Alcoholic Beverages License

Boston Licensing Board Hearing
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
10 AM
Boston City Hall
Room 809a

Monday, August 20, 2012

Outdoor Movie, Tuesday Night, 8/21

Tuesday August 21, 2012
8:30 PM
Wormwood Park, Fort Point

Fort Point Stage presents an outdoor screening of


Director: Richard Press

"Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace."

The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair.

Bring chairs, blankets and snacks.
Sagarino's will be open until 11 PM.
If rain threatens, check website at 4 PM for cancellation notice.

Fort Point Stage

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Boston Virtuosi Concert, 9/5

Boston Virtuosi MultiMedia Concert
Sept 5th, 6:30 PM
Atlantic Wharf, outside on the plaza

Fort Point Channel
Boston, MA

Boston Virtuosi ( invites you to a multi-media concert at Atlantic Wharf conducted by Paul Dulude and sponsored by Boston Properties.
Sept 5th 6:30.

Enjoy a unique classical/crossover mix of music ranging from Boccherini's spectacular "Night in the Streets of Madrid" to Astor Piazzolla's famous Libertango.

The concert Features two amazing guest soloists-Claudio Ragazzi and Nando Michelin, who have scored original material for the ensemble with Boston Virtuosi cellist Cameron Sawzin.

Composer and guitarist Claudio Ragazzi has been writing award winning music for film and television, and performing with some of today's most respected musicians. The youtube performance link with Claudio and cellist Yo Yo Ma is

Our second guest is Nando Michelin, brilliant jazz pianist and professor at Berklee College of music. His music has received wide acclaim by the press, among other publications, Jazz Times called ART "an ear-grabbing gallery of breath-taking originals"

The concert has an intriguing twist: Two Fort Point artists will share a canvas, painting what they hear live as one of the pieces unfolds on stage. This live component will present art as chamber music, turning the solitary aspect of creating art on its head. The image will be recreated and available for sale. The InterContinental has pre-purchased the original for 1,000, but we are offering several different options for the reproduced image. ranging from a print to a full wrapped canvas piece. Please contact Cameron Sawzin at for a more detailed price list. Interested supporters can also order the pieces at the event. This Fort Point concert will be the first of many events designed to promote the district's cultural vitality with live music and your purchase will move us forward to a full concert season.

Please join us for an unforgettable event!

Monday, August 06, 2012

Groundbreaking for Boston Wharf Tower

The official groundbreaking for "Boston Wharf Tower" at 319 A st. was last week. Nice to see a residential project being started.  Hopefully there's a lot more to come.

In this short video the City of Boston posted, the developer talks about how it was "the creativity and entrepreneurship that's happening in the neighborhood" that attracted him to Fort Point:

The Globe has coverage here:

...With units as small as 450 square feet, the apartments fit Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s call for more affordable housing in the district for young professionals who want to live near work and social attractions.

“From the very start of our plan for the waterfront and Fort Point Channel, we knew housing would be a crucial part of the equation,” Menino said Thursday during a ceremonial ground-breaking at that $100 million Boston Wharf Tower. “This project will help turn this neighborhood into a vibrant, 24-hour mixed-use community.

Red Bull Cliff Diving, 8/25

Red Bull Cliff Diving
August 25th, 2012

4-7 PM Boston Harbor at the ICA

Post from last year's event

Red Bull Cliff Diving returns to the USA for the fifth stop of the 2012 World Series on August 25 following its hugely successful debut in Boston in 2011..

After four stops in Europe, the World Series leaps over the Atlantic and touches back down in one of America’s oldest cities – Boston, Massachusetts. After last season’s premiere, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series athletes will climb back to the top of the Institute of Contemporary Art building on Fan Pier to exhibit their latest skills. Founded in 1936, the ICA’s mission is to exhibit contemporary art; count on the world's best divers to deliver 21st-century art in this sports-mad city.

This event is free and open to the public.

More details:

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tonight's Movie Postponed

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fort Point Stage Movie, 7/31

Fort Point Stage presents an outdoor screening of:

Director: Kenneth Lonergan

Tuesday July 31, 2012
8:30 PM
Wormwood Park, Fort Point
More info...
Cast: Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo and Matthew Broderick.

Bring chairs, blankets and snacks. Sagarino's will be open until 11 PM.
If rain threatens, check website at 4 PM for cancellation notice.

PS. Our next film in August, date TBA, is
Bill Cunningham / New York. 
Fort Point Stage 

OsGemeos Mural on the Greenway


Olympics Light Show, 7/27

Procter & Gamble / Gillette is sponsoring a light show to celebrate the opening of the Olympics:

Olympics Light Show
Fan Pier
100 Northern Ave.

July 27th, 2012
Doors at 9:45pm
Light show at 10:30

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

FPAC Sumer Party *Today*

I mistyped the date in the last post.  The FPAC summer party is today, 5-8PM in Wormwood Park.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

FPAC Summer Party Tomorrow

FPAC's Summer Party last week was cancelled and is going to be tomorrow (July 25th):

Fort Point Arts Community
6th Annual Summer Park Party
5-8 PM
Wormwood Park (corner of A and Wormwood StreetS)

All neighbors are welcome and encouraged to bring food or drink to share.

Friday, July 20, 2012

One Channel Center Construction Mtg, 7/30

Please join Suffolk Construction and Commonwealth Ventures at the next community meeting, Monday, 7.30, at 6pm at 10 Channel Center Street to update the residents on the construction schedule. We will most likely have meetings monthly to update residents on the schedule of construction activities occurring on the site and, going forward, we’ll have the community meetings on the web site; information about the web site is forthcoming.

Noah Luskin
Project Manager

Suffolk Construction Company                      

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Social Wines Grand Opening event this Saturday

Grand Opening Celebration

A Day of Tastings

Join us throughout the day on Saturday, July 21st as we celebrate our new shop by offering a host of tastings. We've invited several of our suppliers to sample you on some of our favorite products.

Between 2:00 and 8:00 (yes that's PM) you can taste a variety of wines, spirits and beer. Products will change every couple hours, so what's being tasted at 4:00 will be different from what's being tasted at 2:00, and the same for what's being sampled at 6:00. You get the picture.

Here's just a taste (pun intended)!

* Fresh margaritas with Zapopan tequila
* Beautiful reds including a Cabernet, Malbec and Rioja
* Refreshing whites like Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Grigio and Riesling
* Local beers from Night Shift, Berkshire, Sam Adams and Mayflower
* Of course some Rosé
* Rum, Vodka and Gin from Ipswich, 44 North and GrandTen

So be sure and stop by, we look forward to seeing you!

Weekly Tastings

Our Thursday beer tasting this week will feature Berkshire Brewing, along with some gin from Berkshire Mountain Distillers and meads from Saphouse.

We're mixing it up on Friday and tasting a cocktail instead of wine (lots of wine on Saturday!) Check us out on Facebook or Twitter for frequent updates.