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November 18, 2013 
In The News
Boston Business Journal, "South Station Touts New 'Airport-Quality' Restrooms," 11/18/13

This Week's Featured Calendar Event

Amos Lee brings his "Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song"
tour to the Orpheum this Saturday at 7 pm.

Visit the Happening Now section at
for a listing of all the exciting activities going on in downtown Boston right now and in upcoming weeks and months. 

Meetings & Notices
"The Future Of Our Communities" Forum This Wednesday

This Wednesday, November 20th, the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance convenes an all-day "front-porch conversation" hosted by MassDevelopment CEO Marty Jones


Featured panelists Greg Bialecki, Barry Bluestone, Elizabeth Kneebone, and Alexie Torres-Fleming will offer their vision of what the next generation of smart growth looks like. The forum takes place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (415 Summer St.). Visit here to register. 
Internships Available

The Downtown Boston BID is seeking interested students to help out with a variety of projects. Please send cover letters and resumes to
BID Ambassador Services
  • Cleaning and powerwashing in downtown.
  • Providing walking escorts 24 hours/day: contact 617-261-0066 to arrange. 
  • Friendly, welcoming downtown presence: helping visitors with directions, notifying fire & police personnel of incidents, and more. 
  • Downtown beautification and capital improvement initiatives.
  • Summer arts & music shows.
  • contact for more.
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The Art Of Downtown
Color Crossing: A Public Art Project

The Downtown Boston BID is pleased to announce an upcoming public art project, Color Crossing, set to be unveiled this spring at Music Hall Place, the alleyway entrance to the Corner Mall on Winter St.

Part of the BID's "Pause: Downtown Boston Public Art" program, an initiative to activate dozens of downtown public spaces, the mural (above) is designed by Kate Gilbert. Over the next few months, Kate will be at the Corner Mall, conducting interviews with the downtown community. Sound artist Halsey Burgund will weave the interviews into a free audio component that will play continuously. The finished work is set to debut in April.

The BID thanks the Druker Company, 3MJ Realty, the artists, and the BID's Capital/Public Improvements Committee for bringing this project to life.
Artists Crossing's New Location

Artists Crossing, Downtown Crossing's vibrant co-op gallery, has relocated to 431 Washington St. (shown below), the space between the Corner Mall Bath & Body Works and E.B. Horn.

Featuring painters, photographers, jewelers, and glassblowers, Artists Crossing hosts 20 locally-based artists. Contact for info about featured artists, store hours, and the upcoming grand "reopening" reception, which takes place Friday, December 6th, at 5 pm.   
Deals & Promotions
Macy's Fall 2013 "Friends & Family": Reserve Period Starts

The Downtown Boston Macy's annual fall "Friends & Family" sale is almost here--and now is the time to reserve your top picks for pick-up!

Featuring an extra 25% discount on this season's greatest colors and styles, "Friends & Family" runs from Wednesday, December 4th, through Monday, December 9th. Head to Macy's now to reserve on great brands like Hugo Boss, Cole Haan, Polo, Helly Hansen, Michael Kors, Coach, and INC. Call 617-357-3000 for more info.
"Pilgrim's Feast-To-Go" From Hyatt Regency's Avenue One

Do you Thanksgiving, but hate cooking for it? The Hyatt Regency's Avenue One will take care of your Thanksgiving cooking with its "Pilgrim's Feast-To-Go" dinner.

Capable of serving 8-10 people, the takeout dinner is available for pickup from the Hyatt on Wednesday, November 27th, from 12-8 pm, and Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving Day) from 8 am-12 pm. Call Avenue One at 617-422-5454 for more info.  
UDG Debuts New Seasonal Menu

Uno Dué Go, the highly popular cafe at 52 Summer St., has created a new seasonal menu, just in time for the holiday season, that's sure-to-please.

Highlights include: pumpkin pie with cinnamon cream, Granny Smith apple & Cape Cod dried cranberry coffee cake, roasted three-squash salad, and curry chicken salad with Cape Cod dried cranberries (above). The seasonal menu is available through the end of the year; call 617-695-1834 for more info.
DealsAndPromotionsArts, Entertainment & Events
Mystery Cafe's "A Christmas Carol 2" Opens At Elephant & Castle

What if Charles Dickens' holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" didn't have a happy ending? The Mystery Cafe dinner theater, hosted on the upper-level of Elephant & Castle (161 Devonshire St.), poses the question with its irreverent parody, "A Christmas Carol 2: Deadly Dickens."

Featuring Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and a "reformed" Ebenezer Scrooge, the show opens on Saturday, November 23rd, at 7:30 pm. It performs at Elephant & Castle every Saturday night through January 11th. Call 617-426-1299 for tickets and more info. 
Grow A Better Garden: Free Lecture
At Trephin Salon

Curious about the surging "grow local," sustainable-farming movement? North Brookfield's Bionutrient Food Association is at the vanguard of the nationwide phenomenon--and this weekend, the group is coming downtown to deliver a free introductory lecture.   

Titled "Increasing Quality in the Food Supply," the talk will explain how you can grow high-quality crops that are also pest-, disease-, and extreme weather-resistant. The lecture takes place at Salon Trephin (25 Temple Pl.) on Sunday, November 24th, at 2 pm. Contact to RSVP.