Wednesday, October 05, 2022

About The Neighborhood: September and October Happenings

September Neighborhood Happenings

September 20: 244 - 284 A Street at Boston Civic Deign Commission at 5pm.  

September 20: How Climate Change May Threaten The Foundation of Boston (wood pile foundations on filled land and ground water levels) from 5:30-7:30pm at Rabb Hall in the Boston Public Library and online: Hosted by the Boston Groundwater Trust with opening remarks by Mayor Wu.

September 20 - Oct 2: The Boston Globe 150th Anniversary Exhibit at Seaport Common. Explore the poems and images that capture moments in time that have resonated in Boston and its people. 

September 21: Who-More-Is-Me/Humorist, a search for ideal forms of our corrupted selves, starting at 7pm at Midway Artist Studios, 15 Channel Center Street, Studio 102.  

September 22: Taking Back the Hill, a celebration of 25 years of community reclaiming this once abandoned site, from 5pm - 8pm at 95 G St. Join Spoke (Medicine Wheel) at No Man's Land for an evening of community, food and art showcasing works by over 60 young men and women from this summer's YouthSPEAK program. 

September 22: CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT, AND TRANSPORTATION HEARING ON DOCKET #0722 (City Hall & Virtual) at 6pm. View Docket. A hearing regarding a comprehensive, district-wide planning process for Boston's waterfront. 
More details.To get zoom link or to offer written comments in advance, contact 

September 24: FPNA's 17th Annual Love Your Block, a volunteer event to sweep, pick and rake our way into Fall, from 10am - 12:30pm. Meet up at Wormwood Park (Wormwood & A Streets). Thank You Picnic in the Park starts at 5pm. 

September 24: Household hazardous waste, paper shredding, textiles, and electronics drop-off from 9am-1pm at the Central DPW Facility at 400 Frontage Road.

September 24: Opening Reception of the Annual Open Studios Members Show from 3pm - 5pm at the FPAC Gallery, 300 Summer Street. Free and open to the public.

September 25: Music in Martin's Park from 3pm - 4:30pm is taking place around the slides. Fort Point based Boston Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will present a free concert for kids of all ages. Bring a picnic, a blanked or beach chair and enjoy.

September 27: FPNA Neighborhood Gathering, 6pm - 8pm at District Hall or via zoom (see details above).

September 28: Zero Net Carbon Building Zoning Initiative Regulatory Adoption Public Meeting, 6pm - 8pm.

September 28: South Boston Waterfront Life Sciences Job Training & Career Center Hors d'ouvres & Conversation from 5pm - 7pm at Hyatt Seaport, 295 Northern Ave. The center is part of the Seaport Circle (701 Congress) development. Learn about their mission to support Life Science industry committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. R.S.V.P. to Ellie McDermott

September 29: CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON REDISTRICTING HEARING ON DOCKET #1098 (at City Hall and virtual), a hearing regarding the adoption of City Council redistricting principles at 3pm. View docket 1098.To get zoom link or to offer written comments in advance, contact 

September 30: NightOWLL presents "We Are One", bringing together artists who have a disability with those who do not to make the invisible visible, at 7pm at FPAC's Assemblage,70 Sleeper Street. 

Septembe 30 - Oct 2: Harpoon 32nd Annual Octoberfest. Must be 21and over and vaccinated. For hours and tickets click here

Coming Up In October

October 1: Atlantic Wharf Fall Festival from 12pm - 4pm. A free family event with children's music, food and activity for kids of all ages on land and Channel. 

October 1: Porter Square Books 1 Year Anniversary Celebration with 20% off items in the store and a party at 6pm. R.S.V.P today. 

October 4: 17 Farnsworth Impact Advisory Group Public Meeting, 6pm - 8pm. The proposed project replaces a 361 public parking garage with Life Sciences labs and office with no on-site parking. 

October 5: CANCELLED 776 Summer St. Phase 1 Public Meeting, 6pm - 7:30pm. The Phase 1 Project covers 8.4 acres / 364,409 square feet within the approximately 15.2 acre parcel. It includes the rehabilitation of the Edison Turbine Halls 1, 2, and 3 and the construction of the buildings on Blocks D and F.

October 11: Boston Civic Design Commission Public Meeting: 244 -284 A Street and introduction of Deputy Chief of Urban Design Diana Fernandez Bibeau at 5pm.

October 11: City Council Redistricting Committee Public Meeting at 5pm.

October 13: Fort Point Channel Landmarks District October Public Meeting at 6pm.

October 14 - 16: 43rd Annual Fort Point Open Studios, celebrating visual and performing art by local artists. Meet artists in their studios, view performances and public art and buy local.

October 18: 330 C Street Public Meeting, 6pm - 7:30pm. The proposed project replaces a vacant one-story repair shop with a new six-story 74-room hotel with a ground-floor restaurant.

October 19: Fort Point Waterfront Community Design Workshop: Kick-off: 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Help shape the future of the Fort Point Waterfront! People who live in, work in, and visit the Fort Point neighborhood will join forces with architects, landscape architects, and other designers to develop proposals for future waterfront designs along the Fort Point Channel. Hosted by Boston Harbor Now, FPNA and the Boston Society for Architecture, the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and the Stone Living Lab, in partnership with the BPDA.

It is your neighborhood. Be Involved. Contact FPNA today!

originally published 09.20.22

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