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.

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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