Friday, December 27, 2013

New Years at Tavern Road

Tavern Road is having a party for New Years:


New Years Eve Tavern Road Style

We will be kicking off our New Year’s Eve celebrations by offering a three-course prix fixe meal.

Available Seatings: 5:00 – 7:30
Prix Fixe: $58 per person*
Optional Wine pairing: $35 per person*
*excluding tax & gratuity

Reservations call (617) 790-0808
To finish the night in style, we will be hosting a party (with a DJ) from 10:00- 2:00. The party will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, raw bar & midnight toast.
Ticket Price: $65 per person

Tavern Road is a restaurant & bar by brothers Louis and Michael DiBiccari.  Embracing the spirit of New England’s oldest and largest artists’ community and connecting the dots between our family’s history and modern cuisine.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WINTER STORM ADVISORY: City encourages use of public transportation

Office of the Mayor
Thomas M. Menino

For Immediate Release:                                                        For More Information Contact:
Tuesday, December 17, 2013                                                 Press Office, 617-635-4461


Heaviest Snowfall during Evening Commute

City encourages use of public transportation

Mayor Menino is urging residents and commuters to travel cautiously this afternoon as the City prepares for 4-8 inches of snow.  The National weather service is predicting the heaviest snowfall to happen between 4-10 p.m.. The City of Boston will have nearly 400 pieces of equipment on the streets during this time and travel will be slow.   The city encourages all to use public transportation for your evening commute or consider staying through the evening commute to allow for our public works crews to do their work clearing the roadways.  The fewer cars on the road, the better.

Boston Public Schools has cancelled all after-school activities today. 

The Mayor's Snow Team convened this afternoon to discuss the latest snow-related information.  Special attention will be paid to high traffic intersections, hills, and around schools. If you drove to work today, Mayor Menino urges you to please consider taking public transportation home tonight. The fewer cars on the road, the better.

City Public Safety agencies and the Mayor's 24-Hour Hotline are staffing additional units to assist with the afternoon commute. Boston Police will have officers stationed at major intersections, and the Boston Transportation Department will rigorously enforce no-parking and double-parking rules, to keep streets as open as possible during the storm.

Residents and business owners are also reminded to salt and shovel their sidewalks. The Boston Public Health Commission and area hospitals are reporting a sharp increase in the number of people hospitalized after falling on the slippery sidewalks. Code enforcement officers will be out in force and will issue fines to any resident or business owner who fails to properly care for their sidewalks, as it is a major public safety issue.

Mayor Menino reminds residents of the following:     
·         Use public transportation when possible and avoid driving vehicles on slippery roads to keep roadways clear for plowing equipment and emergency vehicles.
·         Property owners are reminded to salt and sand sidewalks, stairs and pedestrian ramps to prevent slippery surfaces.
·         Residents are encouraged to shovel out hydrants and catch basins near or abutting their property to assist our public safety agencies and protect against flooding
·         Please check on elderly or vulnerable neighbors who may need help.
·         Use caution when walking near buildings that may have falling snow or ice
·         Parking rules are strictly enforced during snow storms.  Do not block driveways, crosswalks or ramps, and do not park within 20 feet of an intersection
·         Boston Public Works crews are prepared for the snow event, and will be pre-treating roads and readying snow removal equipment across the city's district yards.
·         Make sure tailpipes and house vents are clear of snow to prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Residents with weather-related questions or concerns should call the Mayor's 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500.

            Residents are also encouraged to use the City's "Know Snow" program for access to other important storm-related information.  To receive notifications, register for the city's Alert Boston network at  If you would like to receive updates on the storm on Twitter you can follow us: @NotifyBoston.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Starry Night Unveiling Saturday

Experience a Starry Night in Fort Point
a fully programmable LED installation
by Lisa Greenfield and Daniel J. van Ackere

Join us for a celebratory unveiling:
Saturday, 12/21 at 5pm
on A street under the Summer Street Bridge

Made possible with support from
Boston Public Works

Funded by
Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund &
Fund for the Arts, a public art program
of the New England Foundation for the Arts

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fort Point Holiday Stroll and Arts Sale This Weekend

The Fort Point Holiday stroll is Friday from 4-8pm and all weekend is FPAC's annual Holiday Sale.  You can walk around Fort Point, sampling great things from Barrington Coffee, Sportello, and other local restaurants while you shop for gifts from FPAC artists or at Front, Bee's Knees, and other shops.

FPAC's Annual Holiday Sale
December 13, 14 and 15, 2013
Friday: 4-8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am-4pm

The Fort PointArts Community’s 15th Annual Holiday Sale takes place Friday-Sunday December 13, 14 and 15, 2013.

Visitors can buy gifts of handcrafted and designed wares directly from their makers. Local artists will be set up over the three-day event, featuring jewelry, paintings, prints, pottery, photography, handcrafted clothing andaccessories, prints, holiday ornaments, cards, and more.

Free validated parking at the Central Parking Lot on A and Binford Streets, thanks to P&G/Gillette and Central parking.

Fort Point Holiday Stroll
Friday, December 13, 2013     4:00-8:00p.m.

A FREE annual celebration of the Fort Point area and its many businesses offering unique stores and boutiques, and a wide array of restaurants and bars.

Download the map

Congress Street
Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street
-The Shop at BCM: 10% off purchase of $20 or more.  Discount applies to regular merchandise only and cannot be combined with any other offer

Au Bon Pain, 308 Congress Street
-Complimentary gingerbread cookie 4:00-7:00p.m.
-Complimentary hot chocolate 4:00-6:00p.m.

TRStreetFoods, 343 Congress Street
-Complimentary hot mulled cider
-Complimentary ham and cheese calzone

Barrington Coffee Roasting, 346 Congress Street
-Complimentary small drip coffee or decaf
-Complimentary hot cocoa if you are shorter than the oxcart wheel

Sportello & Drink, 348 Congress Street
-Sportello will be serving free samples of spicy tomato soups
-Drink will be serving free samples of gougeres

Fort Point Market, 369 Congress Street
-Full line tasting of local GrandTen Distilling, South Boston whiskey/vodka/American gin
-Craft beer tasting: Ballast Point, Firestone, Rogue
-Sample local Number 9 salsa and tortilla strips

Grand Circle Gallery, 347 Congress Street
-View No Place for a Lady: Intrepid Women Travelers Through the Centuries
Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport, 370 Congress Street
-Complimentary cocoa and tours of the hotel
-Fliers for $149.00 holiday rates

Farnsworth Street
Bee’s Knees Supply Co., 12 Farnsworth Street
-20% of house made chocolates
-10% off all grocery
-Sip beer, wine or hot chocolate

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

Channel Center Street
Made in Fort Point, 30 Channel Center
-The Fort Point Arts Community’s store sells local art, craft and design: 10% off any one item when you mention the code STROLL

Front, 25 Channel Center
-Book signing:  Wintersweet by Tammy Donroe Inman
-Sample treats from the book, cocktails provided by Demand Drinks
-Trunk show with local artists

Midway Studios, 15 Channel Center Street
-Midway Channel Gallery grand opening show “Illusions” 5:00-8:00p.m.
-Fort Point Arts Community Holiday Sale Preview: Artists selling jewelry, paintings, pottery, prints, photography, holiday decorations and cards, and more.

Fort Point Channel
Atlantic Wharf Holiday Pop-Up, 290 Congress Street
Taste of Africa                                    Deborah’s Kitchen
Teas, crafts, and more                    All natural, spreadable fruit and relish
Two Son Jewelry                                 TophDaddy Design
Necklaces, bracelets, earrings       T-shirts for men, women, kids
Cody’s Creations                                  Leanne Tremblay Fine Handwovens
Dog collars, leashes, and more      Scarves, clutch handbags, tea towels
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
-View 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition 4:00-6:00p.m.
-Explore Rights of Way: Mobility and the City exhibition 4:00-6:00p.m.
Smith & Wollensky, 290 Congress Street
-Complimentary cup of smoked clam chowder

TRADE, 540 Atlantic Avenue
-Complimentary TRADE brownie: a slightly sweet, slightly fudgy brownie with chili chocolate and candied ginger
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress Street
-Gift shop open until 6:00p.m.
The Barking Crab, 88 Sleeper Street
-$1 oysters

Denise Hajjar Boutique, 510 Atlantic Avenue
-Complimentary gift wrapping
-Gifts starting at $35
-Complimentary holiday treats and bubbles
RumBa, InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Avenue
-15% off of delicious menu items

Fan Pier
Salon Mario Russo, 60 Northern Avenue
-Manes & Mistletoe! Salon event
-Complimentary hot chocolate with whipped cream and candy cane
-Complimentary gift pack from Oribe with fabulous trial size products
-Holiday blow out for $40.00 from 5:00-7:00p.m.

Parking/Transportation Discount
Necco Garage, 10 Necco Street
-$5.00 parking rate 3:30-10:00p.m. (mention Fort Point Holiday Stroll at the Parking Office)
Hailo Cab
-New and existing users can enter promo code FPSTROLL on December 13, 2013 for $10 off a Hailo ride. Code expires at 11:59pm that day.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Meeting for 338 Congress Project Thursday

388 Congress Project - Community Meeting
Date: Thursday, December 05, 2013
Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Location: Boston Fire Museum - 344 Congress Street, Boston 02210
Description: The Project will replace a surface parking lot of approximately 5,420 square feet with a distinctive mid-rise residential building in the Fort Point Channel district. It will include the construction of an approximately 69 foot height building containing up to approximately nine (9) new residential units with ground-level retail, local service, and/or restaurant uses and approximately ten (10) spaces of accessory residential parking. The Project will contain approximately 26,750 square feet of gross floor area.  This meeting has been rescheduled from the previously noticed November 26th, 2013 meeting.

Project Notification Form may be downloaded here:  338-congress.pdf  (7.5MB)

Comment Period ends on Thursday, December 12, 2013Division: Economic Development
Department: BRA
Neighborhood: South Boston

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Photos of 327 Summer St. Fire

Some amazing photos posted by @BostonFire of the blaze and the current conditions.  They're still on the scene, monitoring for hot spots:

Friday, November 08, 2013

Massport Community Meeting Wednesday

Massport update on Conley Terminal, Dedicated Freight Corridor, and Buffer Open Space Project.
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Tynan Community Center

Monday, November 04, 2013

It's time to vote!

Look forward to seeing everyone at the polls!

City of Boston Municipal Election
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
7am – 8pm
James Condon School
200 D Street
South Boston, MA 

Monday, October 28, 2013

City Council Debate Tonight

Councilor Bill Linehan and challenger Suzanne Lee will address neighbors tonight:

City Council District 2 Debate
Councillor Bill Linehan and Suzanne Lee
Moderator Peter Kadzis, WGBH
Monday, October 28th, 2013
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Lithuanian Club
368 West Broadway, South Boston
(West Broadway and E Street)

 Refreshments will be served at 5:30pm. The debate will start promptly at 6pm.

The event moderator is Michael Dowling, Artistic Director of Medicine Wheel Productions, President of South Boston Association of Non-Profits and long-time South Boston resident.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Shuttles Buses on Redline This Weekend

Red Line: Upcoming

Shuttle buses replacing parts of the Red Line every weekend (except Thanksgiving weekend) October 12 - December 22.

Due to the Columbia Junction Project, the Clayton St. Bridge Project, and the Longfellow Bridge Project, buses will replace Red Line trains as follows from start of service Saturday through end of service Sunday unless otherwise noted:

- Oct 12-14: JFK/UMass - Ashmont (through Monday, Columbus Day)
- Oct 19-20: Broadway - JFK/UMass
- Oct 26-27: Kendall/MIT - Park St.
- Nov 2-3: Kendall/MIT - Park St.
- Nov 8-10: JFK/UMass - Ashmont (beginning at approximately 9 p.m. Friday)
- Nov 16-17: JFK/UMass - North Quincy
- Nov 23-24: Kendall/MIT - Park St.
- Dec 7-8: Broadway - JFK/UMass
- Dec 14-15: Broadway - JFK/UMass
- Dec 21-22: Broadway - JFK/UMass

All shuttle stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.


Meet Candidate Connolly at Bee's Knees Tomorrow Evening

Please join Mayoral Candidate John Connolly & his wife Meg for a Meet and Greet:

Saturday October 26th
8 PM - 9:30 PM
Bee's Knees
12 Farnsworth St
South Boston, MA

Hosted by State Rep. Nick Collins and your neighbors of Fort Point

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Submit Your Questions for Linehan - Lee Debate

FPNA is co-hosting the City Council District 2 Debate this Thursday between Councillor Bill Linehan and Suzanne Lee, and will be submitting 3-5 questions for the candidates.

Please give your feedback and what questions you think the candidates should be asked:

Details on the debate:

City Council District 2 Debate
Councillor Bill Linehan and Suzanne Lee
Moderator Peter Kadzis, WGBH
Thursday, October 24, 2013
6:30 – 8:00 pm
(refreshments at 6pm)

Lithuanian Club
368 West Broadway, South Boston
(West Broadway and E Street)

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Bill Filed for Convention Center $1B Expansion

The BCEC has filed a bill to do a billion dollar expansion:

While the BCEC claims the economic benefits will at least match the cost, studies suggest that convention business is on the decline and rarely meets projections: examination of the convention business and city and state spending on host venues finds that:
  • The overall convention marketplace is declining in a manner that suggests that a recovery or turnaround is unlikely to yield much increased business for any given community, contrary to repeated industry projections. Moreover this decline began prior to the disruptions of 9-11 and is exacerbated by advances in communications technology. Currently, overall attendance at the 200 largest tradeshow events languishes at 1993 levels.
  • Nonetheless, localities, sometimes with state assistance, have continued a type of arms race with competing cities to host these events, investing massive amounts of capital in new convention center construction and expansion of existing facilities. Over the past decade alone, public capital spending on convention centers has doubled to $2.4 billion annually, increasing convention space by over 50 percent since 1990. Nationwide, 44 new or expanded convention centers are now in planning or construction.
  • Faced with increased competition, many cities spend more money on additional convention amenities, like publicly-financed hotels to serve as convention "headquarters." Another competitive response has been to offer deep discounts to tradeshow groups. Despite dedicated taxes to pay off the public bonds issued to build convention centers, many—including Washington, D.C and St. Louis—operate at a loss.
This analysis should give local leaders pause as they consider calls for ever more public investment into the convention business, while weighing simultaneously where else scarce public funds could be spent to boost the urban economy.

Tonight: Workshop on Future of I-93 Underpass

 Planning Workshop on the Future of the I-93 Underpass
1145 Washington St.,  Suite 2

Oct 3rd, 2013


Join Washington Gateway, Street Plans Collaborative and representatives from the community, city and state for planning enhancements to the I-93 underpass between E. Berkeley and Traveler Streets on October 3rd from 6-9pm at Project Place.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Paper Chase Friday: 100 $100 Works on Paper

100 works on paper in all media are installed in the FPAC Gallery
Each piece is available for the special price of $100 plus tax, with proceeds to support the Fort Point Arts Community.

Reception: Friday, September 27th from 5:00-8:00pm

Sales will take place at the Reception, Friday 9/27, beginning  at 5:30pm.
No sales can be made before that time.

The Reception will be staffed until 8:00pm for sales; work will be removed as it is sold. The FPAC Gallery will also be open on Saturday September 28th from noon-4:00pm.
The FPAC Gallery is located at 300 Summer Street, on the lower level adjacent to the Channel Cafe

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mayoral Election Tomorrow - LET'S VOTE!

The election is tomorrow.  Fort Point's polling place remains the Condon School, 200 D Street (map).

Politicians do look at how many voters there are in each neighborhood, so the more votes from Fort Point, the better.

Details on the election:
Today, the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Boston released plans for tomorrow’s 2013 Preliminary Municipal Election.

The top two vote getters for Mayor, top eight vote getters for City Councilor At-Large and the top two vote getters for District City Council will progress to the final Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
The City of Boston has well over the number of ballots to satisfy each of the more than 365,000 registered voters eligible to participate tomorrow. Of the more than 1,500 election officials that will work tomorrow, more than 400 are fluent in second languages. Boston has a total of 255 precincts at more than 150 polling locations, which will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

All precincts will have English/Spanish ballots. English/Chinese and English/Vietnamese ballots will be available in precincts where they are needed. Tomorrow, interpreters will be available to assist voters in Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese dialects), Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean and Russian as well as a number of other languages.

For more information about tomorrow’s election, please visit

Monday, September 09, 2013

Mayoral Debate Tonight 8pm - Watch Online

Tonight's mayoral candidates debate will be streamed by the Herald.  Click this link to watch:

It starts at 8pm.  All 12 current candidates to be Boston's next Mayor will be participating:
  • Felix G. Arroyo, city councillor
  • John Barros, former Boston School Committee member
  • Charles Clemons, former Boston Police officer and co-owner of TOUCH 106.1FM
  • Daniel F. Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney
  • John R. Connolly, city councillor
  • Robert Consalvo, city councillor
  • Charlotte Golar Richie, former State Representative
  • Michael P. Ross, city councillor
  • Bill Walczak, community organizer
  • Marty Walsh, State Representative
  • David James Wyatt, candidate for city council in 2007
  • Charles Yancey, city councillor
Connolly and Walsh were the front-runners in the last poll with 12% and 11% of likely voters.

"Rising Tide" Tues at Made In Fort Point

The Boston Harbor Association
presentation of
“The Rising Tide”
With Follow Up Question / Answer Period

Tuesday September 10th
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Made in Fort Point
30 Channel Center Street

Friday, September 06, 2013

Convention Center - Back Bay Rail Link

Globe columnist Shirley Leung (@leung) reports that the state has "set aside tens of millions of dollars" to create a rail link between the BCEC and Back Bay station, using dormant rail lines that run along the haul road, along the MBTA rail facility off Dot Ave, and out to Back Bay Station.  It hopes the service will be operation within two years.

The service would use Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) cars, similar to this one:

 The article is here (requires Boston Globe account):

Live/Work Units Available in 300 Summer

The Artist Building at 300 Summer (limited equity building, prices lower than market) is seeking visual artists to add their contact info to the Applicant Pool if interested in purchasing a space in our 47-unit cooperative. Units come up for sale once or twice a year. 

To sign up, use the Prospective Applicant page on the website. In place of sending images and resume on a CD as website instructs, you may submit your website address instead.

A live/work space is presently available. On Sept 13, we will email the details of the live/work space that will be available.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mario Batali Puts Fort Point Plans on Hold

Chef Mario Batali posted the following disappointing news to his blog.  As covered previously, he had been planning a restaurant at 320 Summer St. 

Update on Babbo Boston

B&B Hospitality Group is saddened to announce that the project called Babbo Pizzeria and Enoteca originally slated for a fourth quarter open date in the exciting Fort Point district in Boston will not come to fruition. We will continue to look for the perfect location to serve the exciting and vibrant Boston community.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Planet Southie Meeting, 8/22

Why aren't our families' needs for green spaces, trees, gardens, safety and other essentials more valued in planning? Who's benefiting? Certainly not Southie families.

Let's talk about it at the August Planet Southie Monthly Meeting!

When: Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: The Distillery Building, 516 E 2nd Street, South Boston

Sunday, August 11, 2013

BRA Community Mtg for 156 Room Hotel, 8/20

BRA Community Meeting for:

6 West Broadway -
South Boston Boutique Hotel

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
6:30 PM

50 West Broadway Apartments, South Boston
Project Proponent: 6 West Broadway
Project Description: The proponent, Pappas Enterprise Inc., filed a
Project Notification Form on Friday, August 02, 2013. The proposed
new development will involve the construction of a 156 room (87,000
gross square foot) hotel which will include a ground level full service
restaurant and bar, coffee shop, fitness center, meeting rooms,
conference rooms, screening room, 2nd level terrace, rooftop bar, and
exterior pool deck/outdoor lounge to be located at the intersection of
Broadway and Dorchester Avenue.

Close of Comment Period: Friday, September 6, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fort Point Inventor Steve Hollinger Interviewed on Fox

Steve Hollinger was interviewed on Fox 25 about two of his latest inventions (both created in Fort Point!). The first is Squito, a throwable camera that can 360° panoramic pictures. And the second, Kayalite, is the #1 light for professional kayakers.

FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

And here's the video of Squito:


Monday, July 15, 2013

Babbo Community Meeting Tomorrow

As posted previously, tomorrow (7/16) is a community meeting for a new restaurant by Mario Batali and the B&B Hospitality Group:
Babbo Pizzeria & Enoteca
320 Summer Street 
Fort Point Boston
They're going to present the plans and gather feedback in a communiy meeting:
Tuesday, July 16th
6:30 PM
Made in Fort Point
30 Channel Center Street

Candidate Suzanne Lee at Barlow's, 7/25

Suzanne Lee
District 2 City Council
Thursday, July 25th, 5:30-7pm
241 A St.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Menton's Unofficial Restaurant Week Menu

This year Menton is doing an unofficial restaurant week, Aug 18-23 and 25-30.  Here's the menu:
August 18-23 and 25-30
Inspired by Summer Restaurant Week, Menton will be offering two specially priced menus for two weeks this August.
Heirloom Tomatoes
Roasted Garlic Nougatine, Burrata, Orange Vinegar
Onsen Egg
Summer Vegetables, Mushroom, Green Goddess
 Foie Gras Terrine
Champagne Mango, Pickled Sultanas, Granola
Supplement 12
Seared Foie Gras
Verjus, Plum, Walnut, Brioche Sable
Supplement 12
Delice de Bourgogne Tortelloni
brodo, radish, apricot
Lobster Nage, Tendersweet Cabbage, Confit Oyster
 Duck Breast
Nasturtium, Cherry, Rye
Angel Food Cake
Watermelon, Pistachio, Lemon
Chocolate Parfait
Coffee, Banana, Popcorn
Selection of Artisanal Cheese
Traditional Accoutrements
Fluke Crudo
Lemon Cucumber, Torpedo Red Onion, Calabrian Chili
Lobster Nage, Tendersweet Cabbage, Confit Oyster
Cured Egg Yolk, Crab, Allium
 Pork Tenderloin
Ham Rillette, Carrot, Mustard
Angel Food Cake
Watermelon, Pistachio, Lemon


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bill Linehan at Barlow's Thursday

via Diane Keliher:

Committee to Re- elect City Councilor Bill Linehan is hosting a fundraiser at Barlow's at 241 A St, on this Thursday, June 27th from 5:30-7:30. Bill needs our support in this upcoming election

Please vote!

The voter turnout for today's special election has been abysmal.  It is currently almost half what it was at this time in the senate special election of Coakley/Brown in Boston. 
Please make time to vote today and reminder people you know who live in Massachusetts.
Polls are open until 8pm and the lines will be short!

Community Meeting for Babbo (Mario Batali), 7/16

Mario Batali and the B&B Hospitality Group are planning a new restaurant:
Babbo Pizzeria & Enoteca
320 Summer Street 
Fort Point Boston
They're going to present the plans and gather feedback in a communiy meeting:
Tuesday, July 16th
6:30 PM
Made in Fort Point
30 Channel Center Street

Monday, June 24, 2013

Thursday: Coffee with Mayoral Candidate Mike Ross

Fort Point Community Coffee with Mike Ross, Candidate for Mayor of Boston and Chef Barbara Lynch

Thursday, June 27th
Sportello, 348 Congress St.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Music Tonight in Wormwood Park

Balto, a folk/americana band from Portland, Oregon will be playing at Wormwood Park for the enjoyment of anyone who wants to come and enjoy an evening outside in the Fort Point neighborhood. Music will start around 7:00.

We'll have some grills going so bring food you want to grill. We'll have buckets of ice to keep your drinks cold and will be providing free wine, beer, and snacks while supplies last.

There's a $5 suggested donation. Money goes to the band.

If it rains, we will move the event inside to a nearby condo.

More details on their Facebook page:

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Barlow's Seeks 2AM Liquor License

Boston Licensing Board hearing on Barlow's request to change their license to allow them to stay open until 2AM seven days a week:

Room 809A, City Hall, Boston, MA
Wednesday, June 12th, 10AM

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Farnsworth St closed 6/7

UPDATE: Because of the weather, the party will be indoors and Farnsworth St will remain open.
The members of the Boston Fire Museum will conduct their annual cookout on Friday evening, June 7.  As in the past, Farnsworth St., adjacent to the museum, will be closed to all traffic from about 2 PM to 8 PM.  Access to and from the remaining section of Farnsworth St. will be available via the alleys off Sleeper St. and Thomson Pl.  Pedestrians will be able to walk on the closed section of Farnsworth St.  Members of the museum volunteer staff will be delivering notices of the road closure to all businesses on Farnsworth St.  The museum appreciates the cooperation of our neighbors in the area.


Dan O'Neill
Boston Fire Museum
344 Congress St.
Boston, MA  02210

Friday, May 31, 2013

Meeting for "Row 34", 6/10

The Island Creek Oyster Company is planning a new establishment in
Fort Point, “Row 34”, Located at 383 Congress Street

Come meet Shore Gregory,
the Proprietor, and hear his plan.

Monday June 10th
6:30 PM
Factory 63 
63 Melcher Street

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Luck's Community Meeting, 6/4

Community Meeting

Lucky’s has requested a
Fort Point Community Meeting,
to present their plans to add an Upper Floor
Private Function Space

Tuesday June 4th
6:30 PM
Lucky’s 2nd Floor

FPAC Community Meeting Tonight

(Fort Point Arts Community)
Community Meeting

The Fort Point Arts Community,
working with a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
is exploring options for a permanent arts facility in the
Fort Point neighborhood.
Please come tonight  to learn more about the exciting possibilities.

Thursday May 30th
6:00 PM

Made in Fort Point
30 Channel Center St.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Electroacoustic Music Thursday at Channel Center

Doug Van Nort

Electroacoustic Music and Solo Voice

Doug Van Nort,

Liz Tonne,


 Ed Osborn and Jed Speare in concert

Thursday May 23

Studio Soto
10 Channel Center St.
Fort Point, Boston

8pm suggested donation $10

Doug Van Nort is an experimental musician that explores the radical sculpting of recorded sound materials and electroacoustic composition/improvisation. Van Nort regularly performs solo, in the trio Triple Point with Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch, in a duo with Al Margolis (If, Bwana) as a member of the Composers Inside Electronics and regularly collaborates with an array of artists across musical styles and artistic media. He has presented his work in a wide variety of venues and contexts internationally, and his music appears on several labels including Deep Listening, Pogus and Zeromoon.

Liz Tonne is a vocal artist inspired by the unorthodox use of the human voice. Her work explores the infinite possibilities of the human voice, unmodified by electronic effects and typically without amplification. As an improviser she deconstructs the traditional role of the singer as a story teller or "melodic center", using her voice purely as a sound source. Originally from Pueblo, Colorado, Liz moved to Boston in 1985 where she became immersed in Boston's underground rock scene. In the 1990's she joined Mile Wide, an eclectic art-rock ensemble. whose experiments in improvisation led Tonne to collaborate with other improvisers, notably with Jonathan LaMaster's Saturnalia. Tonne is a member of the undr quartet, formed with James Coleman, Greg Kelley and Vic Rawlings in 1998. She is also a member of The BSC, a large ensemble of Boston improvisers directed by Bhob Rainey. 

Ed Osborn's sound art pieces take many forms including installation, sculpture, radio, video, performance, and public projects. His works combine a visceral sense of space, aurality, and motion with a precise economy of materials. Ranging from rumbling fans and sounding train sets to squirming music boxes and delicate feedback networks, Osborn's kinetic and audible pieces function as resonating systems that are by turns playful and oblique, engaging and enigmatic. Osborn has performed, exhibited, and lectured, and held residencies throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. The recipient of many awards including a DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Stipendium and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is represented by the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco and is on the faculty of the Visual Art Department at Brown University.

Jed Speare is an artist and arts manager working in a variety of media and settings. Initially trained in music composition, he has presented sound, performance, video, installation, conceptual, multimedia and community-based works locally, nationally, and internationally in festivals and locales such as San Francisco, Amsterdam, Canada, Taiwan, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Bulgaria, France, and Italy. He is known for his work, Cable Car Soundscapes (1982, Smithsonian Folkways Records) and Sound Works 1982-1987 (2008, Family Vineyard). He initiated an extensive sound recording project at Deer Island and its associated pump stations in the Boston area, culminating in site-specific concerts at Deer Island and Nut Island by New England Phonographers Union in 2011 and 2012. He is a member of the Mobius Artists Group and is Director of Mobius and Studio Soto.