The Boxes at the Boston Fish Pier
The Boxes at the Boston Fish Pier is an installation on Northern Avenue that creates a front door to the Fish Pier and the working waterfront. The containers host a seasonal seafood market, musical performances, and pop up events through the summer.
When not supporting active programming, the Boxes serve as an interactive installation. The main container features a mural by Artists for Humanity and includes interior panels about the Fish Pier and Boston’s seafood industry. The installation invites the public to learn about, engage with, and experience the vibrant seafood industry on Boston’s working waterfront. The interior of the larger container features six permanent educational panels that highlight the businesses and people that have made the Fish Pier the heart of Boston’s seafood industry for over a century. This “mini-museum” shares the history of fishing in the area, the past and present of the Fish Pier, and the local and global dynamics of the seafood industry today.