Downtown - Fort Point - Leather District - Seaport neighborhood notes
Roxbury International Film Festival
Provocative. Entertaining. Fiercely independent. Celebrating people of color around the world. The virtual 2020 Roxbury International Film Festival will be held through Monday, Oct. 5.
Visit www.roxfilmfest.com for more information, including the Festival schedule and film guide.
Get your all season pass to all the festival programing and screenings at www.eventbrite.com/e/roxfilm2020-all-access-festival-passes-tickets-118223346211 ($125).
Behind the Scenes: 'Sterling Ruby'
Fellow supporters, ICA Director’s Circle members and Corporate partners are invited for a private, virtual tour of Sterling Ruby with Eva Respini, Barbara Lee - Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art - from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5.
The virtual tour will include opportunities for live questions, but participants are also welcome to submit questions in advance to email@example.com.
Visit www.icaboston.org for more information and reservations.
New parent group (on Zoom)
Looking for a way to meet other parents with infants? Need support from experts while navigating new challenges? Have questions about childhood development, parenting, and early literacy? Join Boston Public Library’s new parent group.
The group will meet on Zoom from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for an informal – and informative – program for families with infants, birth to 12 months.
The group will open with an opportunity to connect with other new parents and get early literacy recommendations from your librarians. Then a guest speaker will present a topic of interest, such as diapering, napping, feeding, early communication, and general wellness for parents and infants.
On Oct. 6, after introductions and conversations, the guest speaker, Dr. Maria Sacta from Boston Children’s Hospital, will arrive at 1:30 p.m. to answer your questions about infant health.
Visit bpl.org/events for more information and registration for this drop-in program.
Join Boston Harbor Now, Two Lines Press and More than Words for an event with Jazmina Barrera and Boston Light's Keeper Sally Snowman in celebration of Barrera's new book On Lighthouses, out this past May from Two Lines Press. This online event will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
About On Lighthouses: Far from home, in the confines of a dim New York apartment where the oppressive skyscrapers further isolate her, Jazmina Barrera offers a tour of her lighthouses – those structures whose message is "first and foremost, that human beings are here."
Starting with Robert Louis Stevenson's grandfather, an engineer charged with illuminating the Scottish coastline, On Lighthouses artfully examines lighthouses from the Spanish to the Oregon coasts and those in the works of Virginia Woolf, Edgar Allan Poe, Ingmar Bergman, and many others.
Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/on-lighthouses-jazmina-barrera-in-conversation-with-sally-snowman-tickets-120058384861 for more information and registration.
‘How to earn side income doing what you love’
Freelancing is one of the best ways to earn extra cash, hone your skills and build your experience. Whether you're considering a side hustle or want to go full-time with your freelancing, avoiding mistakes and intentionally pursuing the right opportunities can put you on the path to success fast.
Joy Ugi, Founder & Chief Marketing Strategist of Hella Good Marketing, will present “Freelancing 101: How to earn side income doing what you love” from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6 hosted by General Assembly Boston.
This workshop will provide you with tried-and-true tactics and advice from a pro who has taken her freelancing from an after-work project to a profitable marketing agency in the past 10 years. With the right mindset and plan, anyone can use their specific set of skills and knowledge to be a freelancer.
During this webinar, you'll learn: How to get started as a freelancer; How to attract new clients; How to price your services; How to scale a growing side hustle; and Recommended tools + technology.
Visit https://generalassemb.ly/education/freelancing-101-how-to-earn-side-income-doing-what-you-love/boston/150537 for more information and Zoom registration.
‘An Evening at Paris Creperie-Seaport’
The French Cultural Center invites all levels of French speakers to enjoy drinks, a French dish and lots of great French conversation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 on the terrace at the Paris Creperie in Seaport. Participants will be seated at tables for two, three or four people - following health and safety protocol.
Ticket price includes a glass of red or white wine and your choice of ham/comté crêpe, dessert crêpe (Nutella + strawberries), omelette aux fines herbes et fromage or a bowl of French onion soup.
Visit frenchculturalcenter.org for more information and reservations. Registrations will end at noon on Oct. 6. Rain date is Oct. 13.
Climate action for everyone: A learning circle
Concerned about climate change? Want to understand and respond to this challenge? The Boston Public Library will host a seven-week online series, “Climate action for everyone: A learning circle,” (based on the University of Michigan’s “Act on Climate”) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through Nov. 4.
A key objective of this learning circle is to identify individual, community and political actions people can pursue to effectively address climate change and help create a more just and sustainable future. The weekly themes are as follows:
Oct. 7: Energy – This discussion will focus on energy production and use. Guest: Paul Dale, Energy Committee Chair for the Massachusetts Sierra Club.
Oct. 14: Transportation – This discussion will focus on transportation methods.
Oct. 21: The Built Environment – This discussion will focus on the built environment and urban design.
Oct 28: Action Plans – This discussion will focus on the action plans participants have developed using what they've learned over the previous five weeks.
Nov. 4: Wrap Up – This final session will focus on participants’ reflective experience; collecting feedback on the format and content and discussing how to carry our learning forward into the future.
This program is presented as part of Climate Preparedness Week 2020, an initiative of Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) and everyone is welcome.
Visit bibliocommons.com/events for more information and registration.
Tai Chi for Wellness
Join the Boston Public Library for Tai Chi for Wellness from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 via Zoom.
This program is an introduction to Tai Chi, an ancient exercise rooted in China that consists of gentle and flowing postures. Movements are slow and repetitive and are coupled with a focus on the breath.
Eddie is a Tai Chi (Taijichuan) instructor who has studied martial arts for the past 25 years. His training includes studying White Crane Kungfu and Qigong under Grandmaster Woo Ching as well as Yang Style Taijichuan and Taiji Ball under Grandmaster Yang Jwing Ming.
Visit bpl.org/events for more information and (early) registration.
‘Reflecting Attucks’ digital events
Revolutionary Spaces will host a slate of digital events related to Reflecting Attucks, a virtual exhibit that explores the memory of Crispus Attucks, a man of African and Native descent who was the first to die at the Boston Massacre - an act of protest widely viewed as a turning point on the road to American Revolution.
They will delve into Attucks’s world and look at how generations of Americans have seen their own reflection in the image of Attucks standing in the face of fierce opposition. By remembering him as a martyr, leader and courageous fighter, they fueled freedom movements that changed the course of history.
Panel discussions will be held at 4 p.m. on various days through Oct. 20 on Zoom as follows:
Oct. 8: Jared Hardesty: Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds (Members' View Event only)
Oct 15: David Silverman: This Land Is Their Land (Members' View Event only)
Oct. 20: Demanding Freedom: Attucks and The Abolition Movement
Community conversations will continue on their social media platforms.
Visit revolutionaryspaces.org for more information, including registration, tickets to the Museums, and membership opportunities.
Is time not on your side? Or used to be… but now that you’re working remotely, or kids are home, or fill in the blank, your relationship to time might just need some “marriage” counseling?! Do your days feel like a battle to beat the clock, make deadlines, uphold standing commitments, prioritize chores, and avoid seemingly unavoidable distractions? Or, are you the opposite, being so productive, you can’t possibly keep it up and know a burnout is coming?
If any of this rings true (and it's not your reminder alarm), join GA Boston in an online workshop presented by Laurie Gerber, EVP & Head Coach, Handel Group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 to discover simple and even, dare they say, fun solutions to help you master time, from wherever, whenever.
You'll learn to: Identify your particular (pandemic?) pitfalls; Organize yourself and hold yourself accountable; Plan brilliantly; and most importantly, find ease in everyday activities as well as your most heartfelt endeavors.
Visit https://generalassemb.ly/education/mastering-time/boston/153708 for more information and Zoom registration.
Celebrity Series of Boston at Home
The Fall 2020 Edition of Celebrity Series at Home features a diverse lineup of classical music, modern and classical dance, jazz, folk, world music, family music and multi-media performances at 8 p.m. on Thursdays as follows:
Oct. 8: Regie Gibson, poet, musician, and educator
Oct. 29: Abilities Dance Boston
Nov. 5: Aristides Rivas and Meena Malik
Nov. 19: Soul Yatra Trio: Folk Tunes and New Works
Dec. 3: Neighborhood Arts Cello Quartet: "Global Inspirations"
Dec. 10: Devin Ferreira: “Seeds of Greatness”
Dec. 17: Verónica Robles: "A Mexican Christmas: Songs and Stories"
Visit celebrityseries.org for more information and registration.
Boston Design Week: Fall into Art & Design
The Boston Design Week’s Fall into Art & Design will be held from noon to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 17.
The fall season will consist almost entirely of virtual design events by design businesses, non-profit organizations, professional design societies and nationally-known guest speakers.
Live events will be allowed as long as they conform to the city and state requirements in place at the time regarding security and safety, audience size and social distancing requirements.
In addition to inviting back those businesses and organizations which had registered for the spring Design Week, the Fall Season is open to any design-related business or non-profit in the greater Boston area and beyond.
Visit bostondesignweek.com for more information, including the schedule and registration.
ICA exhibition: ‘The Visitors’
A massive sound and video installation by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, “The Visitors” cobbles together an hourlong composition from footage of folk-gospel musicians performing within quarantined rooms of the same sprawling farmhouse. Kjartansson, for instance, is seen strumming his guitar in the bathtub.
This exhibition will be on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art through Aug. 15, 2021.
Visit icaboston.org for more information.
‘Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging Chinatowns’
The exhibition “Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging Chinatowns” will be on view at the Pao Arts Center through Thursday, Dec. 31.
Walk through this 3D online exhibit and enjoy an audio tour from Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s podcast as part of the Homeward Bound virtual experience. Curated by queer Chinese American scholars, organizers and artists Mei Lum, Diane Wong and Huiying B. Chan, it centers narratives of home, community and intergenerational resistance.
The exhibition contains multimedia content from written text, video, audio, along with the artworks.
The installation uses photographs, oral histories and multimedia archives to highlight stories of migration, displacement and everyday resilience in Chinatowns around the world. This exhibition is the first of its kind to honor, preserve and build on the history and present-day issues of Chinatowns through community-led and curated narratives from residents globally.
Visit paoartscenter.org/events to learn more.
'Love letters to Boston Chinatown'
Help celebrate and strengthen the API (Asian and Pacific Islander) community of Chinatown and Greater Boston by sharing a love letter to Boston Chinatown. Create a poem, story, or illustration inspired and dedicated to Boston Chinatown to help uplift their neighborhood during these difficult times.
Pao Arts Center will translate these letters (in English and Chinese) and post them around the neighborhood as they receive them to empower this community through creativity and kind messages.
This project, inspired by Wing on Wo & Co’s Love Letters to Chinatown, will be ongoing through Thursday, Dec. 31.
Visit https://bcnc.net/events for more information, including the link to submit your creation and to view other people’s submissions.
Online Homework Assistance Program
The Boston Public Library Homework Assistance Program is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. Open to K-8, no registration required.
Visit bpl.org for more information.
Spectacle Island Half Price Fridays
Enjoy Spectacle Island for half price every Friday through Oct. 9 – courtesy of Boston Harbor Now and funding from the Highland Street Foundation.
Spectacle Island boasts some of the most magnificent vistas of the Boston skyline, easy walking trails, and a swimming beach and the convenience of restrooms.
As things start to cool down, the island will showcase the earthy colors of fall and Gourmet Caterers will offer hot chocolate and apple cider donuts as part of their new fall menu, available Friday through Sunday.
The ferries will continue to run from Friday through Sunday through Oct. 12.
Physical distancing and COVID-19 guidelines will remain in place while on the island and onboard the ferries.
Visit www.bostonharborislands.org/ferryschedule2020 for more information and tickets.
Free ‘grab-and-go’ meals/food resource information
Boston Eats will continue to provide free nutritious breakfast and lunch to city kids and youth - 18 years of age and under - through Dec. 31. No ID or registration required.
Visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/boston-eats or phone 1-800-645-8333 for a list of meal locations and other information.
Visit foodpantries.org for a list of current food pantries, food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc.
If you need additional food resources, contact Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at 800-645-8333.
Residence Lab - space activation
Through a series of Zoom workshops and co-creation sessions, the Residence Lab 2020 cohort worked to transform some of the most notoriously underutilized and unwelcoming corners of Chinatown into beloved, resident-centered spaces.
Come discover the creative results of bringing artists and residents together to shape a rapidly changing Chinatown:
At 35 Kneeland St: Visit window art made by artist Maria Fong and residents Sylvia Chen and Po Chun Chow, advocating for safer streets in Chinatown and a reimagining of transportation and traffic in the neighborhood.
At 8 Hudson St: Explore a mural celebrating Chinatown’s culture and character by artist Krina Patel and residents Angela Soo Hoo and Dianyvet Serrano. Also, take a self-guided walking tour through the eyes of Krina, Angela, and Dianyvet, visiting their favorite neighborhood spots.
Visit paoartscenter.org to learn more.
Bike Seaport: Tune Ups
Join Boston Seaport and Seaport TMA every week for complimentary bike tune-ups by Landry’s Bicycles and receive a voucher during the morning sessions for a free bagel and coffee from Better Bagels as a thank you for commuting sustainably.
Morning and afternoon sessions will alternate each week on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., respectively, in Seaport Common through Oct. 30.
Sign up for a free bicycle check-up on Wednesdays and save your slot for a 15-minute appointment at bostonseaport.xyz.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Waterfront Bingo 2020
Support small businesses in waterfront neighborhoods across Boston with the new Waterfront Bingo cards.
Each board contains 25 options of local businesses and restaurants in the neighborhood that are offering food pickup, delivery, or gift cards. Cross off a box each time you place an order. A completed board is five squares in a row, column, or diagonal.
Take a picture of your completed board and post it on Facebook or Instagram with #BostonHarborNow to enter to win. One winner will be chosen per week from the submitted entries.
Visit bostonharbornow.org for more information.
Waterfront-Wide Scavenger Hunt
Boston Harbor Now and their partners present “Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-Wide Scavenger Hunt” running through Oct. 12 in Charlestown, Downtown Boston, East Boston, South Boston and Spectacle Island.
Each hunt has been carefully crafted to reflect the unique history and culture of the area and includes multiple choice, short-answer, and open-ended questions, as well as photo submissions. People can play by themselves or as a team and experience the harbor in a completely new way.
To play, visit https://edventurebuilder.com/BHN and/or bostonharbornow.org/Scavenger2020.
Select your hunt, participate as much or as little as you’d like and enter to win a prize.
The Boston Cyclists Union
The Boston Cyclists Union invites people to get involved and join a working group or committee.
Volunteer working groups (Activist Group and Programming Group) meet monthly and play an important role in planning and organizing the Bike Union programs and campaigns. Participation in these groups offers a more active, “on-the-ground” influence than traditional volunteer opportunities.
The three board committees (Development, Finance and Operations, and Governance) support the staff in long-term planning and strategy. Each committee meets monthly.
All meetings are open to all interested parties. Dates and locations along with other information can be found on their website at https://bostoncyclistsunion.org.
Greenway Open Market
The Greenway Open Market, operated by New England Open Markets, will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and the first and third Sundays of the month through Oct. 31 at the Rings Fountain on The Greenway.
The Greenway Open Market is an open-air artisan market featuring talented area artists, crafters and independent designers displaying and selling art, locally-produced products and more.
Visit www.newenglandopenmarkets.com/greenwayvirtualmarket and/or www.rosekennedygreenway.org for more details.
Boston Public Market at Dewey Square
The Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on the Greenway will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 17.
This outdoor farmers’ market offers farm fresh produce; meat, poultry, eggs, milk and cheese; fish; bread and baked goods; flowers and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods from more than 20 New England farmers, fishers and food entrepreneurs.
Dewey Square vendors accept SNAP/EBT/HIP for all eligible products.
Visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org for more information.
ICA Virtual Harbor Market
ICA’s most popular artisan market moves online to connect people with local makers, with a focus on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) vendors and creators.
Visit icaboston.org to view and purchase these summer delights.
Building One Waterfront: A Speaker Series
The Trustees’ Boston Waterfront Initiative, One Waterfront, will be host a speaker series to bring together open-space visionaries, resilience experts, and champion of equity, to share lessons learned with Boston stakeholders, and the communities they share at 6 p.m. as follows:
Oct. 22: Funding a Resilient, Sustainable Waterfront For Future Generations will bring together experts from the public and private sectors to share best practices and resources for funding resilient solutions for our cities and communities. This event will be held at Boston Society of Architects, 290 Congress St.
Dec. 9: Green Solutions For a Waterfront City will feature stories and examples of innovative green solutions being used to protect waterfront cities and communities from the effects of climate change, including rising sea levels. This event will be held at Boston Society of Architects, 290 Congress St.
Visit https://onewaterfront.thetrustees.org/speaker-series for more information and registration.
AFH Social Distance Gallery
Each day Artists for Humanity (100 W 2nd St.) shares an image from their collection – one of the largest collections of teen-created fine art in Boston and perhaps the nation – and they hope that this art uplifts you and deepens your connection with the engaging young minds of their teen employees and AFH’s mission.
Visit www.afhboston.org for more information, including links to purchase the art work.
You can also peruse your daily dose of art on Instagram @AFHBoston.
Boston Children’s Museum is open
The Boston Children’s Museum has re-opened following health and safety guidelines.
Museum hours: Wednesdays through Sundays with two time slots for visits: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets must be pre-purchased.
Most exhibits will be opened with a few exceptions. The Art Lab will be open with familiar and new programs. The Shop at BCM will be open during Museum hours.
TJX $1 Friday night will be back in the future.
Visit bostonchildrensmuseum.org for more information.
Boston Children’s Museum virtual tour and resources
Children can plot their next museum adventure by navigating past fun spots like the three-story New Balance Foundation Climb on the first floor and the Construction Zone on the third floor.
Among the resources are BCM Home Edition with 26 activities that families can do together and 100 Ways to Play – from cooking and crafting (such as origami, beading, paper dolls and accessories), to imagination and observation games, to exploring and movement activities.
The “Big & Little” podcast for adults, about families, kids, and our world, explores relevant topics ranging from play, learning, creativity, resilience, and health through interviews with people from varied professions and who have different perspectives and experiences.
Visit bostonchildrensmuseum.org and/or follow their social media accounts for more information.
Visit Boston National Historical Park sites
Boston National Historical Park tells the story of the events that led to the American Revolution and the Navy that kept the nation strong. Many of the historic sites that make up Boston National Historical Park can be found along the Freedom Trail.
In downtown Boston, the Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House and Old North Church bring to life the American ideals of freedom of speech, religion, government, and self-determination.
In Charlestown, visit the Bunker Hill Monument, the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution. Nearby is the Charlestown Navy Yard, one of the nation's first naval shipyards and home to USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.
Located in South Boston and separate from the Freedom Trail, Dorchester Heights is significant for its role in the evacuation of the British from Boston during the Revolutionary War.
Visit www.bostonusa.com/listings/boston-national-historical-park/11563 for more information.
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is open
The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, 306 Congress St. has re-opened following the safety guidelines.
Tour entries are held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday.
Abigail’s is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday.
The gift shop is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday.
Visit bostonteapartyship.com for more information.
ICA is open
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at 25 Harbor Shore Drive has reopened following new health and safety protocol and visitor guidelines. Advance time-tickets will be required.
Typical hours – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays: *10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; *Thursdays and *Fridays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
*Free Thursdays Night: 5 to 9 p.m.; *First Friday of every month: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; *Member Mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. on weekends; *Play Dates last Saturday of the month
All on-site programs, activities and events, including group tours, are suspended until further notice.
ICA will continue to host virtual events.
Current exhibitions: Sterling Ruby through Oct. 12; Nina Chanel Abney through Jan. 3, 2021; Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art after Kusama through Feb. 7, 2021.
Visit icaboston.org for more information.
Old State House/Old South Meeting House museums open
Revolutionary Spaces has reopened the Old State House (206 Washington St.) and Old South Meeting House (310 Washington St.) museums following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. The museums hours: Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Timed tickets can be purchased online.
The museum shops at both sites will open at a later date.
Reflecting Attucks at the Old State House is a temporary exhibit exploring the life and legacy of Crispus Attucks, a man of African and Native descent who was the first to fall in the Boston Massacre, an act of protest widely viewed as a turning point on the road to American Revolution. This exhibit will be on view through March, 2021.
To learn more about exploring Freedom Trail official historic sites, including what to expect and requirements, please visit TheFreedomTrail.org.
Visit revolutionaryspaces.org for more information.
Virtual Revolutionary Spaces
The Old State House and Old South Meeting House have a new website and are offering virtual experiences, including new exhibits and programs, readings, community conversations and performances. Subscribe to their newsletter and follow them on social media.
Visit www.revolutionaryspaces.org for more information.
Voter registration and census surveys at ICA
Leading up to the November 2020 election, the ICA will offer voter registration and census surveys on site during Free Thursday Night and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Voter registration forms will be available through Oct. 13 and census surveys will be available through Oct. 31.
The Greenway Carousel
The Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday following COVID guidelines.
You can also download a free PDF sample of the Greenway Carousel Coloring Book to bring your favorite Greenway Carousel creature’s home and explore native New England creatures of land, air and sea with their downloadable PDF.
For more information and updates, visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org and/or follow them on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels as well as their latest blog posts.
When the summer fun is heating up, cool off in one of the iconic water fountains while exploring the 1.5 miles of Greenway. All the Greenway fountains – North Canal Fountain, South Canal Fountain, Split Dodecahedron Sculpture, Labyrinth Fountain, Rings Fountain, Harbor Fog Sculpture, and Chinatown Stream – will be turned on from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For more information and updates, visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org and/or follow them on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels as well as their latest blog posts.
Bulfinch Crossing projection
From dusk to dawn, the underpass is illuminated by 23 projectors shooting 345,000 lumens out onto the beams of the underpass, mapping out the custom created art produced by highly regarded and Boston based visual artist, Zebbler.
Inspired by a local flower store, Zebbler’s animation titled “City Bloom” grew from a single projection to a building-wide video texture over the course of the last year. With verdant bursts of flowers, vines and branches slowly growing over the concrete underpass of the Government Center Garage, City Bloom is designed to bring an illuminated spark of joy to Boston, with its animation playfully exploring the boundary between a static fine art installation and a VJ performance.
Given the current climate, this installation will be made available as a “drive through” art installation where viewers are encouraged to drive, bike or walk through the underpass to experience this epic art piece in person.
Learn more at www.bulfinchcrossingprojections.com.
‘Know Need’ exhibition
Facing the reality of climate change can bring up so much terror and guilt that the people with the resources to create a solution are informed, but paralyzed. How can people awaken others to these urgent concerns without losing them to hopelessness?
Artist Adrienne Shishko aims to create an energizing reprieve from this darkness; a space that draws people in and asks them to be joyous creators instead of soulless consumers.
Shishko says, “the textiles I use in my sculptures and wall hangings are primarily recycled, gleaned from my community. The sheer volume of material I have access to is harrowing; the clothing industry is a major contributor to physical pollution, and fast fashion is compelling proof of how this insidiously toxic mindset begets overt destruction. The work builds awareness by forcing us to consider what happens after we buy things we don’t need, but it doesn’t punish or shame the audience.
“Instead, it embodies a solution; the pieces are whimsical characters who reclaim and transform trash. Each one alone is expressive and inviting; all together, they make an immersive and evocative world with more room for hope than despair. This exhibition is a way for art to stimulate problem solving in the community. If you’re given permission to laugh when the world is falling apart, you have that much more mental energy to change your own habits. If you have this experience in a public space, like an art gallery, you have the opportunity to connect with people about creative solutions and collective action.”
Shishko’s “Know Need” exhibition will be on view through Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Assemblage Art Space, 70A Sleep St.
For more information, visit www.fortpointarts.org.
New artwork on The Greenway
New artwork has been recently installed on The Greenway by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, featuring works by Mexican American master folk artist Calalina Delgrade-Trurk and British artist Yirka Shonihare.
Artwork will be on display for one-year and will join three others already on display.
St. Francis House
St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St. continues to welcome 400 guests a day for emergency refuge services. Since they cannot utilize volunteers at this time, and are relying on extra outside paid services, they are spending an extra $10,000 a day to keep the place up and running.
Here are ways you can help support the St. Francis House mission:
- Make a gift to the SFH COVID-19 Emergency Fund
- Donate disposable masks, homemade masks, and materials for staff to make masks.
- Support their basic services by purchasing clothing and toiletries for their guests through their Amazon Wishlist.
Visit stfrancishouse.org to learn more, including links to support their mission.
If you’ve enjoyed ICA’s free Thursday Nights, Holiday Mondays, talks, tours, film screenings and family programs – or would like to see more of them – consider a small donation of $5 or more today. Your support helps keeps programs such as these free and accessible to all.