Friday, July 31, 2009

Achilles Project: Shot in the Heel

UPDATE: The Achilles Project is, in fact, going out of business. While they had a rocky relationship with the neighborhood, it's always sad when a business someone has worked hard on goes under.

There were rumors going around Twitter that Achilles Project / Persephone Restaurant was closing. It was started, I think, by Citysearch Boston:

@CitysearchBOS ok, it's officially out the bag (via @urbd) so i'm gonna announce that @AchillesProject will be RIP this wknd. sad news.

Achilles' responded via their twitter account @achillesproject:


However, they haven't said anything more and Citysearch stands by their 'tweet':

@CitysearchBOS @IndieIsMe the cards will fall this wkend but i'm 99.99999% cross-source confirmed that @AchillesProject is singing a swan's song."

Meet Kevin McCrea, 8/10

From Dan Osterman:

Kevin McCrea is running for the office of the Mayor of Boston! You may have met him several years ago when the Fort Point Neighborhood Group (FPNA) Working Group hosted a "meet the candidates" night, when he ran for an open At-Large City Council seat.

If you haven't already met Kevin, help me welcome him to our Fort Point neighborhood Monday night, August 10th at 7pm - at Bebe's and my place at #52, 249 A Street. He will speak about his candidacy and be available for discussion.

Read about some of Kevin's positions on his site and on his blog:

Many of Kevin's ideas are driving campaign issues in this race.

Refreshments will be supplied by Sagarino's. By all means pass this along to friends who you
think might be interested. Thanks.

Friday, July 24, 2009

fpac Summer Party - Wed., 7/29

The Fort Point Arts Community invites fpac members and our friends and neighbors to the 3rd annual fpac Summer Park Party

Wednesday July, 29th
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Wormwood Park

The Channel Cafe will be grilling, Beverages from Sagarinos, Treats from Sportello And terrific homemade morsels by YOU!

Please bring food or drink to share

Catch up with old friends, meet your neighbors--
We hope to see you all there!

Please rsvp to let us know what you will be bringing, find out what we need, or offer to help out. Email Gabrielle

Wormwood Park

Sometimes affectionately called Postage Stamp Park, our park is in great shape this year! Special Thanks are due to neighbors Caroline Muir, Wendy Bergman, Valerie Burns, and many others: the park is blooming with all sorts of wonders. Even better reason to come out and celebrate summer.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

'Greening of Southie', Coolidge Corner Theatre, 7/20

Film screening of The Greening of Southie

The Green Roundtable and Wicked Delicate Films present The Greening of Southie on July 20 at 7:00 pm at the Coolidge Corner Theater (290 Harvard Street, Brookline).

The film tells the story of Boston's first residential green building through the eyes of the construction crew that sets out to build it. A question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and The Green Roundtable's executive director Barbra Batshalom follows the screening. Tickets, which are $9.75 per person, are available at

Free Music Tonight on the Channel

Come see a great concert this evening:

Boston Virtuosi's Channel Cello Band: Cynthia Forbes and Cameron Sawzin with Cello Chix Rebecca Thornblade and Susanna Porte.

Thursday, July 16th
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Children's Wharf Park
Between Congress St. and Seaport Blvd.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Music on the Channel Next Two Thursdays

Come listen to Fort Point's own Cam Sawzin perform this and next Thursday:

Claudio Ragazzi, Fernando Michelian, Cameron Sawzin, and Gerry Mordis
5:30-7:30 PM
Thursday, July 9th
Children's Wharf Park

Fabulous Argentinean guitarist and composer Claudio Ragazzi and pianist Fernando Michelia, violinist Gerry Mordis and I will be performing in the July 9th Friends of Fort Point Channel Summer Concert series at Children's Wharf Park. Claudio recently wrote several pieces for the film score for Francis Ford Copplola's latest film and played all the guitar on it as well. This very unusual concert is a mixture of sophisticated tango, jazz/fusion and contemporary music, featuring beautiful melodies and infectious rhythmic patterns, and all the the music was arranged for this ensemble by Claudio. Hope the wind doesn't blow it off the stands- it's difficult enough!

Boston Virtuosi musicians are developing collaborations with other ensembles, and the rock-out electric cello concert on July 16th featuring the cello chix will also include elegant acoustic and tonally rich classical music with the unique sound of a cello quartet. The Channel Cello band is comprised of Cynthia Forbes, Becca Thornblade Susanna Porte and I, and will be performing at the Fort Point summer music series on July 16th. Hope you can join us!

Drink nominated for Spirit Award


chef barbara lynch’s drink nominated; drink team travels to 2009 spirit awards this july

June 26, 2009, Boston, MA
…Next month, Drink Bar Manager John Gertsen and his team will head down to New Orleans for the third annual Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards. Drink, which opened in fall 2008, has been nominated as the “best new cocktail bar in the world” along with Brooklyn’s Clover Club and London’s Quo Vadis. The winner of the award, which recognizes a newly opened cocktail bar displaying creativity and well executed drinks, is selected by the Tales of the Cocktail committee. Dale DeGroff, Claire Smith, and Dave Wondrich are among the committee’s members.
“We are incredibly honored and excited to be one of the three bars nominated and we can’t wait to head down to New Orleans,” said Drink Bar Manager John Gertsen (a 2008 nominee for “mixologist/bartender of the year”). “Tales of the Cocktail is a lot of fun and brings together such an incredible crowd of bartenders, journalists, suppliers, and enthusiasts; we’re really looking forward to it.”
For several years, Tales of the Cocktail has celebrated individuals and establishments that have shown an outstanding talent for advancing the craft of the cocktail and recognized both national and international contributions to the cocktail culture. Three years ago, The Spirit Awards, sponsored by Pernod Ricard, were introduced to Tales of the Cocktail to formally recognize industry leaders and innovators.
The awards will be announced at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards Dinner on Saturday, July 11th in New Orleans.

About Drink
A bar entirely dedicated to the craft of the cocktail, Drink blends time-honored techniques and the classic cocktails of the prohibition era with modern innovation and the very best artisanal ingredients. Located in Boston’s Fort Point, the space reflects the rough-elegant industrial feel of the neighborhood and preserves the history of the building. In addition to cocktails, Drink also offers a thoughtful collection of white, red, and sparkling wines, small grower champagnes, and a seasonal selection of beer along with a canap├ęs menu.
348 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

Made in Fort Point July: Dan Osterman

July's featured artist for Made in Fort Point is Dan Osterman: new paintings and drawings

Made in Fort Point, the FPAC Storefeatures art, design and fine craft by members of the Fort Point Arts Community.

12 Farnsworth St. (off of Congress Flour Bakery )
Monday through Friday 11am-6pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
The FPAC Store telephone number is 617-388-5919

The artist will be in the store on Mondays. Stop by, check out his work, and say 'Hi'.