The 1999 Boston Area Stunt Kite Championships is set to take place at
Carson Beach in South Boston this June 18-20. The event hotel is the
Susse Chalet on 800 Morrissey Blvd. The Telephone numbers for the hotel
are (800) 886-0056 or (617) 287-9100. A block of 15 rooms are being held
for the event but for only till May 26,1999. The group confirmation
number is KITE6/18. With College commencement taking place close to the
same time as the event, I suggest making your room reservations early.
Carson beach is in Dorchester/So Boston. It is a long shallow beach with
bathhouse. About a long mile down the road is Castle Island, which is an
extremely popular place for walkers and joggers and always has hundreds
of people visiting just to enjoy the outdoors. The city/MDC does a
wonderful job of keeping this place up and is one of the
lesser-advertised but well-known outdoor recreation spots in So Boston.
Because of its proximity to the cross-way and heavily populated adjacent
neighborhoods you can count on many observers. The local DARE
organization is holding their DARE Fair the same weekend just across the
street in Columbus Park so we can expect a larger turnout of spectators
then we have had in recent years.
Directions to HOTEL:
From the South: Rte. 93 North Exit #13, at bottom of the ramp take a
left, continue under overpass & take your first left onto the service
road. Continue straight, Susse Chalet will be on the left.
From the North: Rte 93 South to Exit 12. At the bottom of the ramp, get
into the center lane and follow the signs for Morrissey Boulevard. Pass
the Susse Chalet Inn, go under the Railroad Bridge, and pass the Philips
Candy House. The Susse Chalet Motor Lodge is on the right hand.
Directions to Carson Beach:
From the hotel follow Morrissey Blvd North to the rotary. Follow the
rotary to the first right turn (William J. Day Blvd.) Continue on for
approx. ? mile. Carson Beach is on the right.
From Route 93, take exit 15 to Columbia Road. Follow Columbia road East
to the Rotary. Drive around the rotary to the second right turn (William
J. Day Blvd.) Continue on for approx. ? mile. Carson Beach is on the
Days Inn Braintree 781-848-1260
Sheraton Braintree 781-848-0600
Because of our proximity to the airport, single line kites will be
restricted to a 400-ft limit. This is total length of line and kites in
combination. For example a 50' train would only be allowed a 350' line
For additional festival information, please contact Eric Babilewicz at