Category Archives: South End

Childe Hassam Park’s event, ARTISTRY, is Sunday

Childe Hassam Park, South End BostonChilde Hassam Park is located in Boston’s South End at the intersection of Chandler Street and Columbus Ave. The park has been designated as an outdoor space, showcasing the work of Boston’s visual and performing artists.

Later this weekend Friends of Childe Hassam Park will be hosting a fundraiser at The Urban Grape on Sunday, October 16th.

Childe Hassam Park, Sergio Mazon, Joshua Wilmoth

Sergio Mazon poses with artist, Joshua Wilmoth, at the “Play Me I’m Yours” piano that Wilmoth painted and was placed in the Childe Hassam Park (Sept-Oct 2016).


AC Hotel by Marriott in South End is under construction

ac-hotel-south-end-boston-massachusettsThe six-story, 200-room AC Hotel by Marriott is now under construction in Boston’s South End along Albany Street where three low-rise buildings previously stood.

AC Hotel South End’s ground floor will  include a bar and lounge area, fitness center, indoor pool and conference room space.  The hotel is scheduled to finish construction in late 2017.

South End Open Studios is this weekend

south-end-open-studios-bostonIn 1986 a group of artists at the Boston Center for the Arts invited friends and neighbors into their studios to view their art. As more artists became interested in the event, the United South End Artists was formed, and the South End Open Studios weekend came into being.

Today the South End Open Studios includes a dozen studio buildings and more than 250 artists, encompassing all of Boston’s South End neighborhood. This year will mark their 30th anniversary so come over to the South End.

345 Harrison Avenue in the South End

345-harrison-avenueIf you’ve been to either the South End Open Market or Ink Block lately you will notice a lot of activity on the city block across from both at 345 Harrison Avenue. Construction for this fourteen story, nearly 600-unit apartment complex has started in earnest, and the multi-building residential project will add 535,900 square feet of new space that will include approximately 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

According to a website set up to promote 345 Harrison Avenue, resident amenities will include a 14th floor Sky Lounge, a resort-style pool and a fully-equipped fitness center. A one-story underground parking garage containing approximately 275 automobile spaces and 325 bicycle spaces.

According to the BRA construction is expected to conclude in late 2018.

Sausagefest coming to the South End

Sausagefest South End

Am I the only one who finds this hilarious? I feel like this event is about 20 years too late to the South End which has become so gentrified that they actually created an event called Sausagefest and nobody batted an eyelash or thought for a moment about the double-entendre. What is this world coming to?

Peeping Minion spotted in the South End

South EndDid you happen to see the Free Friday Flicks showing of Minions yesterday? It looks like one of these guys is now taking up permanent residence on the second floor of this South End apartment / office on Tremont Street.

Boston Jerkfest and rum tasting in South End

butt, ass, arse, Jamaica, gayBoston Jerkfest South EndThis year Boston JerkFest has expanded and is a 2-day festival that will take place this Friday and Saturday at the Ben Franklin Institute of Technology at 41 Berkeley Street in the South End.

The outdoor festival features  Jamaican jerk spiced food and all things spicy and hot as well as a rum and brew tasting on Friday, June 24th from 6:00 – 9:30 pm. The event will include live music, unlimited tastings of rum, local craft beer and several Caribbean inspired drinks. Click here to get discounted tickets for Saturday only on

To get tickets for Friday and the Rum & Brew Tasting visit the official event website,