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!