1 11, 2018

Moms’ Club Teal Pumpkin Project Celebration

2018-11-15T17:26:16-05:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Moms’ Club Teal Pumpkin Project Celebration

by Rachel Pearson On Saturday, October 20th, MOMS Club of South Boston members and families gathered together for a Teal Pumpkin Project themed Halloween Party at the South Boston Neighborhood House. The Teal Pumpkin Project is a nationwide movement that encourages offering non-food treats in addition to traditional candy/ food items to trick-or-treaters at Halloween. It is a way for children with food allergies, diabetes, celiac disease, among other medical conditions and limited diets, to enjoy a safer and happier holiday. Children at the party enjoyed live entertainment and non-food treats in a celebration that also served to announce the MOMS Club’s involvement i n our neighborhood ’s annual Trick-or-Treating on Broadway. As part of this inclusive celebration, the MOMS Club of South Boston together [...]

18 10, 2018

Seaport Sculptures Bring Iconic Brightness to Boulevards

2018-10-27T19:01:08-04:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Seaport Sculptures Bring Iconic Brightness to Boulevards

By Richard Campbell  The Spanish Pop Surrealist Okuda San Miguel has landed his brightly colored mythical creature sculptures on the Seaport Boulevard, lending a playful quality to what is essentially a highway through the Seaport. His larger than life sized geometrically formed sculptures face forward on the boulevard, beckoning more to drivers than to the pedestrian passer-by. The identity of the mythical figures is encased with an architectural sense of sculpture. They are the perfect anecdote to break up the seemingly never-ending sequence of blue glass boxes.  Looking somewhat like computer generated art, they are often cryptically named. In contrast to the native growth on the medians, these shiny sculptures will draw the eyes and add a notion of modernity to the new Seaport that [...]

15 10, 2018

Cleverly Polished: “Sherlock’s Last Case”

2018-11-01T11:38:48-04:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Cleverly Polished: “Sherlock’s Last Case”

Sherlock's Last Case By Richard Campbell This past week “Sherlock’s Last Case” opened at the Huntington Theatre main stage with a tight cast and high production values to bolster a script laden with verbal hijinks and very British humor. While a little subtler than Monty Python, there is a decidedly campy strategy behind this amalgam of familiar Sherlockian scenarios, but good taste does not allow me to reveal the central conceit of the play. Suffice it to say this rendering by Charles Marowitz turns the traditional Holmes adventures inside out via a clever psychological ploy- creating a parody that usurps all the accepted conventions of the time. The direction by Maria Aitken is near the polish of the best productions ever at the [...]

15 10, 2018

4th Annual Boston Hub Week: “We the Future!”

2018-10-27T18:43:22-04:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on 4th Annual Boston Hub Week: “We the Future!”

  By Richard Campbell  Founded in 2014 by Harvard, MIT, MGH, and The Boston Globe, the annual Hub Week now sporting many new sponsors, materialized on City Hall Plaza Monday October the 8th this past week. The showcase runs through the 14th and is comprised of over 200 events. This year’s theme is “We the Future”, which seems as much about cultural innovations as future crisis points mitigated by technologies. Hub Week brings smart people from around the world to showcase innovations in technology, medicine, education, humanities and the arts. While there are really only three full days of forums-Wednesday through Friday- the week includes satellite experiences all around Boston. Home base on City Hall Plaza is where select environments, staged experiences and amenities create [...]

3 09, 2018

As Summer Slips Away: Still Time for the Harbor Islands

2018-09-10T12:49:40-04:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on As Summer Slips Away: Still Time for the Harbor Islands

  By Richard Campbell While South Bostonians are surrounded by water and are usually happy to convene with the ocean via a walk out to Castle Island, there is no doubt that an annual sojourn to the Boston Harbor Islands is a great way to end the season. Events are more sporadic in September, but there is still plenty to discover in the early fall, as the season ends on Columbus Day. First time visitors usually only make it to Georges Island, but fall is the perfect time to explore new horizons. This year, due to storm damage, sadly there is no public access to Little Brewster Island, the home of Boston Light- the first and last lighthouse station in the nation. Georges and Spectacle [...]

10 08, 2018

Society of Arts & Crafts Summer Offerings

2018-11-27T16:08:50-05:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Society of Arts & Crafts Summer Offerings

By Richard Campbell The venerable Society of Arts and Crafts gallery in the Seaport District is such a manageable showcase of recent arts, and so accessible to Seaport travelers with its free admission and friendly gallery talks, it’s a hidden gem in plain sight. Shows running through the summer are The Cover Up featuring fabric works of Donna Rhea Marder, Infinite Vibration, sculptural and wall pieces of by Niho Kozuru, and Artist in Residence Wood Quilts by Laura Petrovich-Cheney. I attended Donna Rhea Marder’s presentation on her work which was one of those rare moments when a visual artist reveals a quirky sense of humor that approaches a respectable entertainment value all by itself. Her descriptions of how she arrived at various techniques using primitive [...]

9 08, 2018

7th Annual Boston Seafood Festival Returns to Fish Pier

2018-11-27T16:53:35-05:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on 7th Annual Boston Seafood Festival Returns to Fish Pier

By Richard Campbell The Boston Fisheries summer event went off well to an enthusiastic crowd, despite looking a little long in the tooth, it still represents a family fun annual event. With seafood vendors and chefs promoting various ways to prepare and consume their product, some mild entertainments, fresh seafood meals from a variety of sources, the core of the festival is pretty good. But there is no question: the event’s down-home nature needs an aesthetic brush up. The festival is about good seafood, and that it has in spades.  The food demonstrations, along with accommodating vendors, were up to the usual high standards, once you got through the lines.  You want to selectively shop for the best lobster rolls. This year we found Captain [...]

2 08, 2018

Volley Ball Tournament Heats Up on Carson Beach

2018-08-02T14:04:34-04:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Volley Ball Tournament Heats Up on Carson Beach

By Richard Campbell Undaunted by the heat, and perhaps creating some heat themselves, Social Boston Sports drew a large group of players for their coed Beach Volleyball Tournament on Carson Beach this past Saturday, July 28th. Teams were formed in 6 versus 6, 4 versus 4 coed groupings and started around 2:00 pm in the bright sun, with some players looking like seasoned pros and others just showing for the fun of it. The tournament winners in the 6V6 category were Ric Flairs Woo’s! and the 4V4 winners were the Green Monkeys. Perhaps you’ve seen this group playing volleyball at Carson over the summer and wondered who they are? Social Sports has grown over the years from its humble beginnings in Baltimore of 16 members [...]

26 07, 2018

Review: TEMAZCAL (A Tequila Cantina)

2018-08-02T12:31:23-04:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Review: TEMAZCAL (A Tequila Cantina)

by Rick Winterson      It was early Thursday evening, July 12.  Whether it was the oncoming weekend or the leftover crowds from the week of the Fourth of July was impossible to say.  Whatever the reason, the lines into the restaurants along the Waterfront, specifically those with Harbor views or rooftop pavilions, were impossibly long.  Many places were simply letting small groups in with no regard for who was with whom.  And no prediction of estimated wait-time was given to those at the end of the lines. But inside TEMAZCAL (250 Northern Avenue, between the Fish Pier and the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion), a table became empty.  We were asked if seating along the Harbor Walk was OK.  We jumped at it, except that [...]

19 07, 2018

Moms Club RetroLuau Patio Party

2018-07-19T09:41:56-04:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Moms Club RetroLuau Patio Party

The Moms Club of South Boston hosted their Retro Luau Patio Party at Aloft Hotel Seaport District on Thursday, July 12th. Parents enjoyed live music, signature cocktails inspired by 1960 Hawaiian films and a custom tropical menu designed by the hotel’s head chef. The evening was held at the Hotel’s colorful and inviting, WXYZ bar, that features an expansive outdoor patio complete with a fireplace, lounge furniture and cornhole. Dedicated to its philanthropic work in Southie, the Mom’s Club partnered with Aloft to make this a truly memorable night by encouraging guests to bring school supplies to contribute to the annual South Boston Boys & Girls club back to school drive. Hotel Manager and South Boston Mom, Christy Loy, spoke to the hotels shared commitment [...]