Friday, September 03, 2021

Friday Fireworks, A Bookstore, Fort Point Block Party & Early Voting Starts Saturday

The neighborhood is alive and bustling this September. The Boston  Convention & Exhibition  Center re-opened and is hosting the annual FanExpo, a Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming experience, this weekend. Fireworks will be illuminating the Boston Harbor Friday night. 

First Neighborhood Bookstore
We are thrilled to welcome
Porter Square the neighborhood. Their second location will be within Seaport's brand new literary center, home to creative writing non-profit GrubStreet and poetry non-profit Mass Poetry. Porter Square Books cordially invites neighbors to come by and share your hopes for your neighborhood bookstore at Open Houses on September 9th from 2pm - 4pm or September 11th from 12 pm - 2pm at 50 Liberty Drive. Refreshments will be served.
The literary center is Seaport's newest MA Public Waterfront Act (Chapter 91) ground floor community space.

Fort Point Rock The Block, a Celebration of Arts, Culture, & Collaboration​
Artists for Humanity (AFH) is celebrating 30 years of empowering Boston's youth through paid employment in art and design  Starting at 4pm on September 12th, we are all invited to a first of its kind, indoor-outdoor, day-to-night, free to all Rock The Block Party. The AFH EpiCenter and adjacent A Street Park will come alive with a showcase of teen expression and collaborations with partners: The Boston Children's Chorus, Boston Lyric Opera, Midway Artist Studios, Urbanity Dance and more! There will be food and drink from loved local vendors, immersive art and music all day and night, and amazing video projections after dark on the surrounding buildings and a afterparty at Midway Artist Studios. Please register to attend.

Preliminary Boston Mayoral & City Council Election
Early voting starts Saturday, September 4 through Friday, September 10.
Voting by mail? Application is due by September 8
Election day is Tuesday, September 14. Polls open 7am - 8pm.

In addition to choosing a Mayor from the seven candidates running, there are seventeen candidates vying for four City Councilor-At-Large seats. The top two Mayoral candidates and the top eight At-Large candidates will advance to the General Election on November 2, 2021.

The closest early voting location is District Hall (75 Northern Ave) on on Thursday, September 9 from 12pm to 8pm.
Click here for more information on the candidates and voting.

This Weekend

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