Urban Planning Film Series
A mostly-weekly series showing documentary and feature films on topics related to cities, urbanism, design, community development, ecology, and other planning issues. Free.
Location: MIT Room 3-133
A feature documentary about light pollution and the disappearing night sky. It premiered in competition at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize for Best Score/Music. After moving to light-polluted New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks: “Do we need the dark?” Exploring the threat of killer asteroids in Hawai’i, tracking hatching turtles along the Florida coast, and rescuing injured birds on Chicago streets, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights — including increased breast cancer rates from exposure to light at night, and a generation of kids without a glimpse of the universe above. Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, philosophers, historians, and lighting designers, THE CITY DARK is the definitive story of light pollution and the disappearing stars.
Presented in conjunction with the PBS “POV” Community Network.
Special guest: Susanne Seitinger, City Innovations Manager, Philips Color Kinetics.
Open to: the general public
Calling all foodies, artisan craft food devotees, craft brew fans, locavores, brew hobbyists, and the curious minded.
Join the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts‘ 3rd Annual Local Craft Brewfest on! Friday, October 5, 2012 from 6PM to 930PM at the HarborPark, where the City meets the sea at the location of the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse on the Boston waterfront in Fort Point, Boston. Come learn, explore, socialize, and network with craft brewers, artisan brews, and local food producers. While celebrating local brews, you can savor live music by local musicians at this lovefest of all things good and true.
The Brewfest will showcase local craft brewers and highlight, celebrate, and promote – brews, wines, distilleries, and artisan craft beverages made locally. The festival will take place in-doors and outdoors on Boston Harbor’s best view. More than 50 brews and local food vendors will be featured. This event will be a great opportunity to meet brewers, vintners, and local eateries that are as passionate about local food as you are!
This is a 21+ event and all attendees must have a valid ID to enter the courthouse premises (no exceptions).
Regular Admission: Access to our brew tent and small bites from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
VIP Admission: This will give you access to the distilleries and wineries that we are featuring well as delicious nibbles. VIP ticket holders are granted access to the event half an hour before regular ticket holders at 6:00 p.m – 9:30 p.m. These are limited tickets, so sign up early.
Purchase tickets here!
Sunday, October 7th, 11am-5pm
The Boston Greenway
What You’ll Find at the Festival
- Freshly harvested produce and seafood from farmers and fishermen
- Scrumptious, $5 servings, featuring locally grown foods
- Entertaining demonstrations and competitions by chefs and other food experts
- Lively local music of many cultural tastes
- Tastings of Bay State hand-crafted wines and locally crafted beer
- Engaging exhibitions and playful activities for the kid in all of us
- Interactive workshops featuring local food leaders
- Food-inspired arts and crafts
- Recycling and sustainable practices for minimal waste
For more information about volunteering or attending, visit the Boston Local Food Festival webiste!
6:00-8:00pm: Urban Homesteading Workshop
Led by Lisa Gross, Tufts/SMFA 2011, founder of the Urban Homesteaders League and The Boston Tree Party.
Learn how to make your own non-toxic cleaning products
Space is limited; please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Meet at the Gallery entrance inside the Aidekman Arts Center.
Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions:
The Future of Water
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 9 am – 5 pm
Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard
The Radcliffe Institute’s annual science symposium will focus on the important and challenging topic of water. Water is a theme that encompasses issues as varied as environmental contamination, public health, agricultural shortages, and geopolitical disputes. “Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions: The Future of Water” will focus on the ecological and human health hazards of environmental contaminants, the threats to drinking water of fracking, the promise of new technologies for water treatment, the need for national water policy, and the role of urban and other areas in conservation. The majority of the talks will focus on the “hard science” of water-related issues; others will offer the perspectives of experts from the policy, business, or urban-planning worlds to put the scientific discussions in a broader context and to link them thematically.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu or call 617-495-8600.