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FCA Annual Meeting February 5th, 2020

Dear FCA Members and Friends:

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 5th at 6:00 p.m.

Fenway Civic Association will host its 58th annual meeting at 401 Park, the former Sears building.

Just as a boldly engineered “adaptive re-use” rescued this empty warehouse in the 1990’s, pioneering new engineering techniques are converting the vast spaces over highways, once deemed useless wastelands, into new places for people to live, work, and play. Come join neighbors for a reception followed by presentations by Peter Sougarides from Samuels & Associates and John Rosenthal from Meredith Management and learn about the engineering and open space planned for Air Rights parcels 12 and 7.

What: Fenway Civic Association 58th Annual Meeting
When: Wednesday, February 5th, 6:00 p.m.
Where: 401 Park (401 Park Drive, 02215), 2nd Floor Conference Center – enter the main lobby of 401 Park and follow signs to the 2nd floor

For more details, see the attached flyer.
This meeting is free and open to the public – come and bring a friend!

FCA 2020 Annual Meeting flyer

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Winter Fitness and Upcoming Events

Dear FCA Members and Friends:

Happy 2020! We have several announcements for January.

1. Boston Parks Winter Fitness Series – Symphony Park/Morville House
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission announce their Boston Parks Winter Fitness Series, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Join in 11 free classes across the city from January through to May 1st , including Chair Yoga at Morville House, 100 Norway Street!
The full schedule is located here: https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/file/2019/12/WF%20Brochure_Final%20Draft.pdf

Chair Yoga will be held Thursday mornings from January 9th through April 30th.
Classes start at 10 a.m. inside Morville House, 100 Norway Street in the East Fenway.
Come and bring a friend!

2. MLK Winter Luncheon January 15th / January 20th activities – Fenway Community Center
Celebrate Dr. King’s birthday with the play “Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King” presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre, followed by a hot meal.
For more information, visit: https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/community-luncheon/
Return on January 20th for family-friendly activities

3. Kaji Aso Studio Art Exhibition – Sprites & Spirits, Opening Reception, January 18, 7-9 p.m.
Visit the studio, located at 40 St. Stephen Street in the East Fenway, for a free evening featuring art, poetry, and music!
For more information, contact administrator@kajiasostudio.com

4. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – MLK Day Celebration – January 20th 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community.
Free attendance to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston includes, performances, tours, art-making activities, and more.
For details, visit https://www.mfa.org/event/community-celebrations/martin-luther-king-jr-day

5. Fenway Center Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting – January 21st 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston Street
A CAC public meeting will be held to discuss a Notice of Project Change and PDA Amendment t o the Fenway Center/Parcel 7 Air Rights Project.
For more information, visit http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/parcel-7-air-rights
or contact Tim Czerwienski at tim.czerwienski@boston.gov

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Winter in Boston

For Winter in Boston information, including how to sign up for City of Boston snow alerts, visit: https://www.boston.gov/winter-boston

Happy Holidays!

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Upcoming meetings

Two upcoming planning meetings:

1. Fenway Center – Parcel 7 Air Rights Public Meeting
A notice of Project Change and PDA Amendment was filed for the Phase 2 of this development.
A public meeting will be held to present project updates.
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: BU Sargent College, Room 101, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02215
For more information and to submit your comments, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/parcel-7-air-rights
or write to Tim Czerwienski at Tim.Czerwienski@boston.gov

2. Northeastern University – Institutional Master Plan Task Force Meeting
A public meeting will be held to discuss Northeastern University’s proposed Institutional Master Plan Amendment and student residence building at 840 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni Center at Columbus Place, 716 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
For more information, write to Gerald Autler at Gerald.Autler@boston.gov

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Dear Members and Friends:

The Rink at 401 Park is scheduled to open Monday, December 16th.

To celebrate, the public is invited to the Grand Opening Party on Wednesday, December 18th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for skating, live entertainment, food and refreshments. Please see the following information from their press release and visit http://401park.com/icerink for more information.

Beginning at 3 p.m., hop on the ice for a free skate.
At 5 p.m., enjoy the winter carnival with music and beverages at Trillium’s tasting room and Time Out Market’s outdoor patio. Fried dough, hot dogs, and cotton candy will be available for purchase from food carts.

Brilliant Ice brings its renowned carving skills for a live ice sculpture creation, and stilt walkers from Boston Circus Guild raise the bar with added glow lights. To cap it all off, a special performance by skaters from Joy Skate Productions will take place at 7pm.

Throughout the event, attendees have the chance to grab complimentary swag. Trillium will also be handing out a limited number of snack vouchers with attendees’ first drink for use at the event’s food carts. One lucky person will win the ultimate giveaway from The Fenway, featuring gifts courtesy of REI, Time Out Market, Trillium Fenway, the Wine Press, CB2, the FRIENDS Pop-Up Boston, and more!

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West Fenway Tree Lighting

West Fenway Tree Lighting 2019 FINAL

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Upcoming Events and Meetings

Dear Members and Friends:

Please see the following upcoming announcements:

1. Fenway Film Series – “Addiction,” November 14, 5:30pm, Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston Street
The Fenway Film Series is a series of documentary films that explore issues of urban development. Each film will be chosen for its connection to the Fenway neighborhood’s past, present, and future, and will be followed by an interactive discussion. Join us for a special screening of “Addiction” on Thursday, November 14! The United States is in the midst of the deadliest drug epidemic in its history. In 2017, an estimated 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, driven by a dramatic rise in the use of opioids like OxyContin, heroin, and fentanyl. As our nation searches for answers, take an unflinching look at the epidemic through the eyes of those living through it, and stay for a conversation about what Boston is doing to help and how you can be involved. Guest speakers include State Rep. Jon Santiago, Craig Regis (Program Director, Kraft Center for Community Health), and Richard Giordano (Civic Engagement Director, Fenway CDC). Doors open at 5:30pm, movie from 6 to 8pm. Light refreshments will be served. Free to attend, guests are asked to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fenway-film-series-addiction-tickets-79408863047

2. Red Sox Concert Licensing Hearing, November 20, 11:30am, Boston City Hall, Room 809A, 1 City Hall Square
A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 20th, before the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing regarding the Red Sox entertainment license application for 2020 Fenway Park concerts. The Red Sox are again seeking permission to hold 12 concerts in 2020, within a list of 45 dates they want to keep reserved for possible booking. The public is encouraged to attend. Interpretation services may be available if the request is made two weeks prior to the public hearing by calling 617-635-4165. Written comments may be made prior to the meeting, submit to: Kathleen Joyce, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing, Room 817, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA 02201. FCA encourages the neighborhood to express their opinion!

3. Overdose Prevention and Narcan Training, November 21, 6:00pm, Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston Street
The Fenway Community Center is hosting a free training on how to recognize and respond to an overdose in the case of an emergency. Attendees will learn background information surrounding the opioid epidemic in Boston, how to identify the signs and symptoms of an overdose, the protocol for responding to an overdose (including administering nasal naloxone), and how to access and obtain naloxone (Narcan®). Sponsored in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission.

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