|Sent on:||Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:47 PM|
What: Boston By Foot Sunset Cruise Fundraising Event
When: Monday, Sept 24, 2012, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (2 hours). Arrive at dock at 5:15 pm.
Cost: $50 for adults, $40 for Boston By Foot docents.
Our friends at Boston By Foot -- a walking tour group that Nerd Fun has partnered with since 2008 -- wanted to let Nerd Fun members know about a fundraiser they are hosting. It's a two hour guided tour... on a boat! (No swim trunks or flippie-flops needed, and I highly doubt they will be flipping burgers, no matter what the Lonely Island song says).
Does anyone want to put it on the calendar and run it as an official Nerd Fun event? I checked with Veronika McDonald King, the Program Manager of Boston By Foot, and she said it would be okay.
With me, I really don't think I can make it, with the cruise starting at 5:30 pm on a Monday. It really sounds like a lot of fun! ...
From the Boston By Foot Site:
"Enjoy the sunset while cruising along Boston Harbor and the Charles River on this Boston By Foot fundraising event. Boston By Foot guides will provide the narrative of the city's architecture while it lights up on this evening tour".
Refreshments and cash bar available. $10 parking is available at[masked] Congress Street after 5pm.
Meet the boat at Atlantic Wharf, at the "Cruise Boston" boat dock next to 290 Congress Street at 5:15 pm for 5:30 pm departure.
An introduction to the tour will be with Albert Anthony Tappé, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), of Tappé Associates, Inc.
You can purchase tickets by calling[masked] or by visiting the site: http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Boat_Cruise_Fundraiser
About Albert Anthony Tappé:
From the Heritage Registry's Who's Who:
"Architecture firm founded in 1979, that designs schools, libraries and buildings for municipalities nationwide and in other countries. Mr. Tappe founded the architectural practice on planning and design of public and institutional libraries. Under his direction the practice has completed more than 75 libraries and he has served as consultant to the Massachusetts Bureau of Library Extension. Mr. Tappe is an Instructor at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and teaches Planning and Design of Public Libraries".
From an article in the Technology Review:
"After two stints in the army, [Tappé] worked as a city planner for Adams, Howard, and Greeley in Boston, then for the Boston City Planning Board, and later for the Architects Collaborative in Cambridge. In 1961, he founded the architecture firm of Huygens and Tappé. Two decades later, he founded Tappé Associates. In 1979, he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, an honor bestowed on fewer than 3 percent of licensed U.S. architects. A past president of the Boston Society of Architects and a member of the Boston Architectural Center Board of Overseers, Tappé has lectured at Harvard and MIT".
Tappé Associates website: http://www.tappe.com/