8-12 inches of snow forecast for tomorrow means that we’re already checking in with tomorrow’s events, looking for potential alternate dates in case of cancellation, etc.
People ask what our policy is for holding or cancelling events. The answer is that it depends on the event; that call gets made on a case-by-case basis, in close coordination with the event organizer. Events with a hyper-local audience and organizer might run no matter what the weather. Events with out-of-town performers might cancel with very little snow here (but bad roads or tons of snow where the performers are coming from). Many of our weekday youth and kids’ events follow the School Department’s decision and cancel if schools are closed. So there’s no one policy; it really does depend on each event.
As of now (5:30 pm Sunday) everything tomorrow is still on except for the Knucklebones playspace in the morning. But keep checking back; we’ll make more decisions with events over the course of the day.
Update: 1/28/2015, 8:45 AM
The building is open, the parking lot has been plowed, the sidewalks and walkways are being cleared as I write this, and the Cafe is open with coffee brewing and croissants baking – yum!
Some activities today may still be cancelled or rescheduled – see list below or check with your event organizer / class teacher before making the trek in. But we’re going to try to get in as much “normal” as we can before the next round of snow arrives.
Hope to see you soon!
Update 1/27/2015, 7:15 PM: The Cafe should be open again by mid-morning on Wednesday. (Maybe earlier, depending on how long it takes us to dig out.) Several Wednesday events have cancelled, but the Scout’s Office Warming is still on!
Here’s a list of Armory events that have cancelled or rescheduled due to the impending blizzard. We’ll keep updating this list as we get more info/updates from event organizers!
- Rough Cut film screening (resched. to Feb. 2)
- All evening zumba classes
- All belly dance classes
- CSO rehearsal
- Harp lessons
- All Groovy Baby Music sessions
- All zumba classes
- Skillshare (will reschedule; new date TBD)
- MBTA Green Line Extension Working Group (resched. to Feb. 10)
- Youth Arts Arise
- Prenatal Yoga
- The Cafe will be closed all day.
- Youth Arts Arise
- Cancer Research Simplified symposium (resched. to Feb. 4)
Don’t see your event listed? Contact the organizer directly to find out if it’s still happening. Are you the organizer and trying to figure out if you can get in the building? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lea’s cell phone.
Stay safe and warm, everyone!
New Year’s Resolution 2015: Write something, ANYTHING, on this fancy blog that’s built into our site, so easy to use, and yet somehow intimidating because blogging isn’t one of those things we’ve done a lot of. We post to Facebook and Twitter all the time to highlight upcoming events, but we want the blog to be more than just another version of our events calendar.
So we’ll try to write meaningful pieces, to review cool events or give you some insight into key happenings or the behind-the-scenes ticking of an arts center. Maybe we’ll succeed and maybe we won’t. But at least you won’t still be looking at the “Welcome to our new website” message, months after the website has launched. Fingers crossed…
For this first post… Just sharing that resolution (to make it a little more real) and letting you know that yes, the Cafe is open regular hours on Monday for MLK Day. Stop in, escape the cold, and grab a bite or a drink.
Happy New Year, from Arts at the Armory.
Welcome to our new website!
This is admittedly a somewhat abrupt transition, forced on us when the events calendar on our old website broke down. (If you know how many events we host, you can imagine how central the calendar is: our website just wasn’t our website without it!)
The new site is a little simpler, a little more streamlined, a little cleaner… but still with lots of great info and even a few new pages that the old site just didn’t have.
And most importantly, with all the events!
We’ll continue to work on prettying the site up. Please send any comments or suggestions to email@example.com.