Boston, MA – May 8, 2023 – Get ready to bounce, toss and roll! Project Paulie, a community-focused organization dedicated to bringing people together through food and culture and a recurring tenant of the retail incubator The Current, expands its partnership with Boston Seaport to announce the launch of its newest venture – The Project Paulie Bocce Club. The activation will feature three outdoor bocce lanes and a clubhouse filled with exclusive Project Paulie Bocce Club merchandise, available only in-person at the Clubhouse. A portion of the proceeds from bocce lane reservations will be donated to Project Bread, supporting their fight against hunger and initiatives to make healthy food accessible to people of all ages.

Beginning May 13 until August 13, 2023, the Clubhouse of The Project Paulie Bocce Club will feature green-and-white striped decor throughout and green neon-lit bocce lanes that add a monochromatic flair. Visitors can book one of two reservations-only lanes, or walk-up for a game on the one non-reservations lane. There will be staff and rules onsite to help guide visitors who are new to bocce.

Visitors can also shop for exclusive Project Paulie merchandise including an exclusive brand-new line of bocce themed hats, bags, and kits, as well as Dad hats, sweatshirts, shorts, and t-shirts. In addition, Project Paulie is also hosting a shop at The Current, featuring its “little tomato” signature hats and beanies whereby each sale supports a variety of local charitable causes. From Friday to Sunday, players can indulge in delicious specialty hot dogs, plain hot dogs, and veggie dogs, from local, Latina-owned Buenas. The menu will also feature emPAWnadas, empanadas for dogs, as well as soft drinks and other one-off collaborations. Packages for private events or special events are also available.

“Project Paulie is a Boston-Based fashion brand that raises funds and awareness for charitable organizations that feed people in different ways. We’re excited to announce another fun way to support these impactful organizations through a nostalgic game of bocce,” said Founder of Project Paulie, Nicky Bandera.

Ariel Foxman, VP, Brand & Experience Boston Seaport added, “We’re excited to see Project Paulie expand its fun-loving cause-driven footprint in the neighborhood. Families and friends will no doubt enjoy this first-to-Seaport activation, right in the center of the district. After all, in the summertime, Bocce is the new curling!”

Project Paulie Bocce Club will be located at 88 Seaport Boulevard open seven days a week from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Prices for an hour of play are $40 per lane (up to 4 people allowed per lane). Bookings can be made via Walk-up reservations are also welcome, depending on availability.

About Project Paulie
In March 2020, as the world locked down due to the pandemic, Nicky Bandera found herself and many of her friends, family, and colleagues out of work. She knew she had to do something, so she started cooking. Each morning, Nicky would start making her mom’s sauce and baking lasagna for the people in her circle who needed a little boost. Before she could realize the impact, the circle grew, and she had sent over 2,000 lasagnas to people in need, with the support of a core group of friends and her surrounding community who helped sponsor and deliver the care packages. The support she received allowed her to support others. That’s how “we feed each other,” and that’s how Project Paulie was born.


  1. Bob Plansky May 8, 2023 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Save your money…buy a set of bocce balls($40)…and play in any park/beach in Southie for free,

    • Maureen Dahill May 8, 2023 at 4:17 pm - Reply

      You realize it’s for a charity.

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