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Summer Fetish Fair Fleamarket® 27

Saturday, August 5, 2006

General Information

11am - 7pm
$5, free for NELA associates

Venue Information

  • Cyclorama Building
  • One Day Event: No overnight accommodations at event site
    Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama
    539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
    Google Maps

  • Heat mitigation
  • In an effort to combat the heat at the BCA we implementing a number of changes:
    • Renting large industrial size fans for additional cooling.
    • Give aways of portable hand held fans.
    • Fewer vendors (still more than 40) in a slightly different configuration which will allow more space to walk around in and less traffic congestion in the aisles.
    • Longer hours to spread out the crowd, 11-7 instead of 11-6.
    • And lots of letters to Mother Nature for 70 degrees and dry
  • Where to Go
  • The Boston Center for the Arts is located at 539 Tremont Street in downtown Boston, between Berkeley and Clarendon Street. It is directly across the street from We Think The World of You bookstore and the Boston Eagle leather bar.

    The nearest T stop is Back Bay on the Orange Line. If you come out the Clarendon Street exit from the station, turn right on Clarendon and walk with the traffic four blocks to Tremont, and the BCA will be to your left. If you come out the Dartmouth Street side, turn left and walk five blocks to Tremont Street, left on Tremont and go two blocks down.

    The next closest stop is Copley on the Green Line. From Copley Square take Boylston Street (walk in the same direction as the traffic on Boylston) to Clarendon Street. Make a right on Clarendon and go about 6 blocks to Tremont Street (750 yards). Left on Tremont and the BCA will be on your left.

    MBTA Bus #43 also passes right by the BCA. Ask the driver for the correct stop.

    By car, there are numerous ways to get there, and please allow yourself ample time to park. (For parking sites see below.)

    From Storrow Drive Eastbound
    Take the Copley exit onto Clarendon Street. Continue along Clarendon; at Tremont Street, turn left. The BCA is on the first block on the left.

    From Storrow Drive Westbound
    Take the Copley exit and turn right onto Beacon Street. Take the first left onto Clarendon Street. Continue along Clarendon; at Tremont Street, turn left. The BCA is on the first block on the left.

    From the Massachusetts Turnpike
    Take the Copley Square exit. Turn right onto Dartmouth Street. Turn left onto Tremont Street. The BCA is on the third block on your left.

    From the North
    1. Take 93 S to the I-90 exit, exit number 20, towards Worcester/Albany Street.
    2. Take the Albany Street exit on the left towards South Boston.
    3. Turn a slight right onto Albany Street.
    4. Turn right onto E. Berkeley Street.
    5. Turn left onto Tremont Street.

    From the South
    1. From the Southeast Expressway, take exit number 20 towards I-90.
    2. Take the Frontage Road exit on the left towards South Station.
    3. Turn slight right onto New Frontage Road/Frontage Road.
    4. Turn left onto E. Berkeley Street.
    5. Turn left onto Tremont Street.
    6. There is a map on the BCA web site:

  • Where to Park
  • Atelier 505 Parking Garage:
    Located under the Calderwood Pavilion, next to the BCA Cyclorama. Enter on Warren Ave, behind the BCA buildings.

    Garage @ 100 Clarendon Street:
    Enter on Clarendon Street between Stuart Street and Columbus Ave just before Back Bay Station.
    Special BCA visitor parking rate: $9 All day Saturdays and Sundays
    (Visit the Calderwood Pavilion Box Office to have your ticket validated.)

    Other options:
    There are also lots on the corner of Shawmut and East Berkeley Streets, and there are two open parking lots on Berkeley Street at Columbus Avenue. Open until 10pm.
  • Where to Stay at FFF #27
  • Since the summer fleamarket is a one-day event, and not being held in a hotel, we do not have an "official" hotel for this one.

    If you are planning to stay overnight, the closest hotel to the BCA is the gay-owned Chandler Inn, one block away. In the summer they sometimes insist on a two night minimum stay. Call (617) 482-3450 to find out their rates. (Usually around $149/night.) shows me the following good deal: Shawmut Inn, 280 Friend Street in downtown Boston. Free breakfast. They have a $109 rate, but parking is an extra $24/day.

    LaQuinta Inn (formerly Tage Inn) at 23 Cummings Street Somerville is actually very conveniently located, right off I-93 and convenient to the BCA. Free parking! Free breakfast. $115.

    If you use Priceline to find your accommodations, the Copley area of the map is where the BCA is. The Downtown Boston-Charlestown area is the next closest.


    The New England Leather Alliance would like you to be aware of the following Rules of Conduct for the FFF:

    Violation of any of these rules may be reason for ejection from event areas without refund.

    Anyone breaking Massachusets' law or disrupting the event will be asked to leave the premises.

    General Rules

    1. Admission is $10 -- FREE if you are a NELA Associate; $5 for card-carrying members of leather/SM groups (or if you wear your club colors). Show your membership card at the door or wear your club colors! (Members of WMPE, BDS, TES, Black Rose, GMSMA, Female Trouble, Dreizhen, Riders M.C., and others need only show club ID or colors & pay this discounted fee at the door to enter.)
    2. Only those 18 years of age and up admitted! No children or infants permitted. They will not be admitted and we cannot be responsible for supervising them.
    3. No Smoking is allowed in any public area of the hotel per the Boston Public Health Commission's "Clean Air Works Workplace Smoking Restrictions" Regulation.
    4. No food or drink in the vending area.
    5. No Live Animals. (We mean it!) No non-human pets!
    6. No photography, cell phone cameras, filming or videotaping allowed. Press photographers must register at the door and limit photographs to individuals who have given explicit permission to have their photographs taken. Unauthorized cameras will be confiscated!! Boston Police have empowered us to confiscate your film if you break this rule. Digital cameras media will be erased.
    7. No nudity. Please wear your fetish wear but abide by the laws regarding public exposure! (For women: no exposed nipples. For everyone: no pubic hair, no genitalia, and in the back, at least a one-inch wide strip between your butt cheeks. That's the law.)
    8. This is not a play event so if you are really, really inspired by the fun new toy you bought, although you can test-drive some things a little bit on the exhibit floor, please take more intimate and private activities HOME!

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