Feast Mass #13 will be on November 5, 2016 @ 6:00pm.

Design Studio for Social Intervention
946 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02118

Feast #13 Recap

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | Posted by Meredith Davies
Helloooooo feasters! Thank you, thank you, thank you for coming out to Feast #13 and helping to make it a delight and a success!

The fantastic space at DS4SI lit up with conversation as feast attendees and presenters mingled, checked out the wall of proposals, and enjoyed the graciously donated Dr. Nandu from Aeronaut Brewing.

Once everyone settled in, food was served! A very special thanks to multi-talented chef extraordinaire Teagan Lehrmann for creating the menu and leading the cooking! The menu included:
Mediterranean chickpea stew
Massaged kale and cabbage salad (it was a very refreshed and relaxed salad)
And for dessert...
Coffee Cookies and Cream ice cream donated by JP Licks
Caramel Pumpkin ice cream donated by FoMu

While we ate, we also got an update from our awesome Feast #12 winner, Team Tidraphone, who installed a playful, interactive project in the Fort Point channel.

Then came the time to hear five magical, inspiring, thoughtful Feast #13 presentations:

Under/Over Control: A runway show and fashion event touching on issues of gender and identity, has a secured space in NY and Boston. Funds will go towards models, hair stylists, makeup artists, performers, musicians, and artists. Submitted by Randi Shandroski.

Play like back in the day: A series of events in a pop-up play space along the Fairmount Greenway that will gather play memories and offer opportunities for children to play outdoors, the way kids used to. Funds will be used for an artist stipend and audio equipment. Submitted by Sara Brunelle, Michelle Moon, Claudia Paraschiv, and Erica Quigleya.

trans/draw: Group exhibition at Gallery 263 by Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance needing funding for food, ASL interpreters, signage and marketing materials. Submitted by Dylan Hurwitz.

Café da Manha, Café da Tarde: Event for 25 Brazilian families to participate in making two mugs (one for them, one for him to exhibit later), to eat food, and to have a conversation about conflictions in shared cultural identity. Funds will be used for materials, photographer, food, invites, books, and materials. Submitted by Gustavo Barceloni.

Stop for the Soul: A re-imagined bus stop as social intervention with decor and tea to interact with strangers, teach meditation and yoga, and create a sanctuary of calm. Funds will be used to winterize materials, purchase tea, assistant to help, and flyers. Submitted by Hannah Tosi.

All of the presentations opened our minds and our hearts. The votes were counted, and Café de Manha, Café de Tarde was declared the winner! Thank you, Gustavo!

We can't wait to see this uplifting idea become a reality!

Thanks again to all who donated time, space, resources, and of course to our presenters and attendees who all make Feast possible. What a beautiful community. Hope to see you SOON at the next Feast dinner party!

Feast Lucky Number 13!

Sunday, October 16, 2016 | Posted by Meredith Davies

Just like the Backstreet Boys in 1997, Feast Mass is back (alright!)! We've missed you, and we hope you'll come to
Feast #13 on Saturday, November 5th, 6:00 PM at the Design Studio for Social Intervention in Roxbury for an evening of collaboration and connection that helps support and celebrate your community.

Bring a friend! Let's do this.

RSVP! We have 75 spots available for this fall frenzy of food and fun. Reserve yours by emailing feastmass@gmail.com, including the number of guests you’ll be bringing as well as any food allergies, and we will add you to the guest list! Please be prepared to pay cash at the event -- we suggest a minimum donation of $15 -- as the winner will take home all of the event’s proceeds that night.

Submit a proposal! Do you have a creative idea that could delight, enrich, or motivate your community? Turn your idea into a proposal! A typical Feast grant winner will walk away with a grant of about $1,000, so those great ideas can be turned into action right away. The best projects are small-scale, short-timeline, and targeted to a specific community, idea, or issue. The deadline for proposals is midnight on Sunday, October 23.

Hope to see you on November 5th! Yum!

Submission Deadline Extended!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Posted by Liam VV
Hi Feast Friends!

The proposal submission deadline for Feast #11 has been moved to: 
Saturday, June 7th at midnight.

More time for awesome projects! Spread the word.

Thinking of applying for a Feast grant? Don't think so (c)hard, go for it!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | Posted by Liam VV

We want to fund your idea! The call for Feast #11 proposals is still open and will close on Friday, May 30th  at midnight. For the eleventh Feast, we will be accepting a handful of proposals, and we are taking them on a rolling basis. We expect the grant to be in the neighborhood of $700–1000, depending on attendance and the amount of cash we collect at the door.

It's really easy to SUBMIT.

For inspiration, have a look at the past proposals.

Please help us spread the word far and wide.

Support NCAA Net Works: Buy A Book!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | Posted by Alex

Support another Feast Mass family member! Learn to craft hand-made basketball nets for empty hoops in your neighborhood.

Two years ago, the NCAA circulated a world-wide call for submissions designed by Golden Arrows. Artists/designers/everyone were asked to create original basketball net designs and to record their corresponding patterns and/or instructions so that participants might recreate these nets. As interest gained and submissions rolled in, a team of Boston contributors developed into a devoted collective including Taylor McVay, Andrea Sherrill Evans, Samantha Fields, Cara Kuball, Mallory Biggins, and Lizzie Curran. Together, they developed the vision and purpose of a book project and the elements it would need to expand the reach and accessibility of Net Works while also responding to many prior requests for help building new nets.


Fresh Food Generation Needs Your Support

| Posted by Alex
Fresh Food Generation won a Feast grant in fall 2012, pitching inside the Food Project greenhouse, to a lovely audience of farmers, eaters, youth, adults, Upham's Corner neighbors and Feast-goers from all over the city. If you were there at the Public Kitchen edition of Feast, you remember what a solid selection of projects were in the mix that night. They all deserved to win, but Cassandria & Jackson were the ones who the audience chose to take home $1500 to start their healthy, farm-to-plate food truck. With the microgrant, they set up their website freshfoodgeneration.org, and made a Kickstarter video to take Fresh Food Generation to the next chapter: buying a truck.

This is where they need your support again. Check out the information on Kickstarter, and consider helping them make this important project happen. In their own words:

We want to improve access to healthy, affordable, cooked foods in low-income neighborhoods. This year we are launching a food truck that will serve on-the-go meals made with ingredients sourced from local farms. The truck will target neighborhoods in the Greater Boston Area with limited access to high quality foods and with high rates of diabetes and obesity.

We are committed to hiring young adults in the communities we serve to help operate the truck and lead food education marketing campaigns.

Accessing healthy, affordable foods in low-income neighborhoods can be difficult. Years of economic disinvestment, followed by the unwillingness of supermarkets to locate in these areas, have made the availability of quality foods limited. Corner stores, fast food chains and pizza joints have become the most widely available food options. It’s therefore no surprise that obesity and diabetes disproportionately affect residents of low-income urban neighborhoods.

Our menu is inspired by Boston's ethnically and racially diverse neighborhoods. We offer a global menu made with ingredients sourced from local farms and businesses. Our food can be found on the streets of cities around the world. They include Mediterranean Kofta, Jamaican Jerk Barbecue Pork, Dal Curry Vegetables, Mexican Black Bean Salad, and Kale Caesar Salad. We will make all of our garnishes, sauces and dressings in house, using the freshest ingredients. We will also offer seasonal chopped salads made daily with fresh vegetables. We strive to source our meats locally when practical and feasible.

The other night, we got a preview of their menu, designed by the talented Nadine Nelson. Trust us, you're going to want this food, especially the kale caesar salad.


Relish Is Open

| Posted by Alex

Relish pitched at Feast last May. Now they're open in Union Square in Somerville. Congrats to them! Stop by for a visit or check them out online: http://relishurbanag.com.

The Tenth Feast

Monday, September 30, 2013 | Posted by Alex

Thanks to David Goligorsky for capturing the memories.

Menu: September 22, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013 | Posted by Alex
Salad: dark star watermelon, arugula, sheep's milk feta, red onion, balsamic vinegar, olive oil

Sunflower seeds

Noodle bowls: fresh rice/wheat noodles, lacinato kale, carrots, beets, cilantro, Sriracha + broth: mushrooms, vegetables, star anise, fennel, cardamom, cloves, ginger, sesame oil

Black pepper tofu

Lemon verbena + ginger drink

Cape Ann Brewing
Imperial Pumpkin Stout
Fisherman's Brew Double Bock
Fisherman's Brew Saison

Grapefruit, Campari, Calaminth
Balsamic, Beach Rose, Fig, Scotch
Burnt Lemon, Watermelon, Thyme, Vodka
Tomato, Gin, Holy Basil

Major thanks to our talented chefs, Aya Maruyama & Liam Van Vleet; to Josh Lewin and crew for the delicious, boozy popsicles; to all the willing hands who helped out in the kitchen and on the floor; and to our purveyors: Red Fire Farms, Formaggio, Farmers To You, Chang Shing Tofu Factory, Sun Hing Noodles, and Cape Ann Brewing

Telephone Pictionary

| Posted by Alex
At September's Feast, we invited guests to play one of our favorite games, Telephone Pictionary. Nerissa started it off with "Pizza Smootie" and the Feast diners took it from there. Here's what they made.

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