Thursday, February 12, 2015

Boats, Wine, Home Show, Slopefest & More

This weekend boats are at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) and wine is being poured at the Seaport World Trade Center.  Next weekend be ready to hit the slopes at the Lawn on D, plus many more events occurring in and around the neighborhood.

The New England Boat Show is February 14 - February 22, 2015. The Boston Wine Expo is  February 14 - February 15, 2015.

Only in New England would you see snow plows trailing boats into the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Exhibit Hall in preparation for New England Boat Show. Thousands of visitors are expected from Greater Boston and New England. The BCEC advises neighbors that this is a heavy drive-in event with many attendees coming by personal vehicle. There may be some traffic congestion during the weekend days of the event including President’s Day (Monday, February 16). The Channel Center Garage and Necco Garage will be used for overflow parking. Portable digital signs will be at: A Street at Necco Street facing south,
BCEC Marshalling Trailer, A Street at Richards Street, Richards Street at West First Street, and Cypher Street at South Boston Bypass Road facing East. In addition to State Police, Boston Police will be on hand over the weekend through President's Day to assist with traffic.

The Boston Wine Expo is offering Fort Point neighbors $10 off Grand Tasting general tickets this Saturday and Sunday from 1pm - 5pm. Enter promo code “NEIGHBORTIX” at Boston WIne Expo.

The New England Home Show is happening at the Seaport World Trade Center on February 20-22. Both events are expected to draw thousands of attendees to the area. The Boston Children’s Museum is hosting week long school vacation activities. Parking in the area may be limited on account of all these events and there may be additional traffic congestion. The MCCA Transportation Department will monitor the effect of these activities on BCEC event operations and will contact the appropriate parties to manage accordingly. Additionally, the Westin Waterfront is hosting Boskone, another heavy drive in event during the same weekend. The MCCA Transportation Department will work with the Westin Waterfront to make sure that Eastside Drive and all other roadways do not become overly congested.

The Pulse on Tour is taking place the weekend of February 14-15 at both the BCEC and the Westin Waterfront Hotel.

Slope Fest, an outdoor winter festival, is at Lawn on D during the second weekend of the New England Boat Show (February 21-22), which may draw another substantial amount of attendees. The MCCA Transportation Agents will pull traffic on Eastside Drive to relieve congestion.

Be prepared for many visitors to Fort Point and be ready to join in a wide variety of events and activities.

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