Downtown-Fort Point-Leather District-Seaport neighborhood notes

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Rock band to perform

The Fort Point Theatre Channel will present the Liz Borden Band in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at the Midway Studios, 15 Channel Center St.

The melodic rock band has a love of vocal harmonies and a dose of punk. They will play original tunes as well as covers to keep the audience dancing all night long.

Admission is free.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-750-8900.

Craft beer tasting

The Hopsters grand craft beer tasting will be held in two sessions, from noon to 1:30 p.m. or 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at The Kitchen at The Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St.

This brew fest will celebrate the local beer companies that have revolutionized the industry and restored brewing as a neighborhood business. Hopsters Alley and over 10 local breweries, plus other Boston Public Market vendors, for cheese and other snacks, will be on hand. The Trustees of Reservations are hosting this event.

Tickets are $12 for Trustees members and $20 for general admission. Each ticket holder will receive a commemorative glass.

For more information and to register, visit

Planning for library services

Boston Public Library will host the first of three community meetings to gather feedback for planning for long-term library services in Chinatown at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at the China Trade Center, 2 Boylston St.

Representatives from the planning firm will introduce the Chinatown Library Services Planning Study and review its purpose, process and schedule. The work is part of the commitment to restore services in Chinatown after more than 60 years in response to ongoing community advocacy for library services. Temporary library services will open at the China Trade Center later this year.

Community feedback is also welcome at and further information can be viewed at

Alvin Ailey performances

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will return to Boston for five performances at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday, from April 27 to 30, at the Wang Theater, 270 Tremont St.

Program highlights will include dancer Hope Boykin’s “r-Evolution Dream,” inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.; “Untitled America” by Kyle Abraham; “Ella,” a duet set to Ella Fitzgerald’s “Airmail Special;” a new production of “The Winter in Lisbon” that pays tribute to Dizzy Gillespie; and “Walking Mad,” a take on Ravel’s “Bolero.” The signature piece “Revelations” will cap each performance.

For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit or call 800-982-2787.

Historic site talk

The Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, will present “Activating a Historic Site” at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, April 28.

Dorchester native and local history activist Noah Hicks with talk about the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station, a stucco and tile “mission style” building adjacent to the historic Dorchester North Burying Ground, built in 1912 to support Boston’s expanding streetcar system. Historic Boston Incorporated is rehabilitating the comfort station that has been unused since 1977 to help preserve and tell the story of Dorchester’s urbanization and transportation growth in the early 20th century. When the project is complete, this historic structure will serve as a vital neighborhood business and gathering place.

Admission is free for members and $6 for non-members.

For more information, visit or call 617-482-6439.

Healthy kids day

The Wang YMCA at 8 Oak St. West will host a healthy kids day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.

Kids can enjoy fun games, crafts, Chinese dance performances, a magic show, kids’ yoga, family zumba, snacks and activities that promote health and wellbeing. There will be visits from District 1 Boston Police, Boston University Child Cognition Lab, Berkshire Natural LLC, Microsoft Store and Tufts Medical Center.

Admission is free. Call 617-426-2237 or visit for more information.

Eating New England

The Trustees of Reservations will host “Eating New England: Cider and Cheese” with foodie and author Adam Centamore at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at the Kitchen at Boston Public Market, Hanover Street.

Attendees will taste finger foods and sip succulent beverages from purveyors in Boston Public Market. They will also learn the basics of buying, storing, serving and pairing their favorites. The fare will feature local ciders from Hopsters Alley and cheeses from Appleton Farm.

Centamore is the author of “Tasting Wine & Cheese - An Insider’s Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing.”

Tickets are $24 for members and $30 for non-members.

Visit or call 617-904-7757 to register and for more information.

Boston preservation

The Boston landmarks Commission and the Bostonian Society will host a kick-off to Boston Preservation Month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at the Old State House, 206 Washington St.

The evening will celebrate Boston history with a short program featuring preservation planner Lynn Smiledge highlighting some of her recent experiences as BLC’s chairman.

Volunteers will be recognized for their role in preservation, with a new Citizen Preservation Award recognizing individuals who further local preservation efforts. This year’s honorees are Rob Dinsmore for the updated Charlestown survey and Charles Deknatel, archaeological dig volunteer.

There will be light refreshments, a cash bar and a chance to tour the Old State House tower.

Registration is requested for this free program, online at

Call 617-635-3850 for further information.

Walking tours

Boston By Foot is offering Heart of the Freedom Trail walking tours of downtown Boston at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through April 30 meeting at the Samuel Adams statue at Faneuil Hall on Congress Street.

The 90-minute tour begins with the city’s establishment in 1630. The story of Boston is told through the architecture spanning more than three centuries.

Starting with the Puritan settlement, the tour continues through the American Revolution and the growth of commercial Boston and finishes with an overview of contemporary development.

It features many of the downtown Freedom Trail sites, including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, King’s Chapel, the Old South Meeting House and the site of the first public school in America.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $8 children, ages 6 to 12, in advance and free for members.

Call 617-367-2345 or visit for further information.

Road to Cuba exhibition

The exhibit “Road to Revolution: A 30 Day Journey Across Cuba” is on display at the BSA Space, 290 Congress St., through July 23.

For 30 days last summer architectural designer Abby Gordon traversed the island of Cuba. Her photos document her course of travel and her investigation into the 1959 Cuban Revolution’s impact on the country’s infrastructure. The architectural language of Cuba is rich with Native, African, European, Asian and American influence and the photos presented aim to provide insight into the forces that shaped Cuba’s architecture and the way its diverse community lives and engages with the physical environment.

Admission is free. Further information can be found at or by calling 617-391-4000.

Made in Fort Point

The Made in Fort Point store at 315 A St. is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The store sells and exhibits art, craft and design of more than 75 Fort Point Arts Community members and hosts special events and community meetings. Visitors can find paintings, jewelry, prints, photography, ceramics, furniture, lighting, artists’ books, wearables, greeting cards and more, all made by local artists.

Call 617-423-1100 or visit for more information.