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Monthly Meetings and Anniversaries fill up the events this week in the neighborhood. Meetings pack the schedule, from RUFF, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council, to the monthly North End public safety meeting. Grab your heaviest winter coat and trek out to some of these community happenings!

Hanover Events

Monday, January 12

6:00pm NEWNC Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street
In addition to the normal meeting updates, the council will hear from City Councilor at Large Michelle Wu, a representative from the Boston Public Works Department, and the Mendoza Brothers, LLC. View the Agenda.

Tuesday, January 13

6:00pm African Americans and Craft at North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street
North Bennet Street School will present an exploration of African American crafts by Lowery Stokes Sims, chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and an expert on the work of African, Latino, Native and Asian American artist.

6:30pm FOCCP Meeting – Friends of Christopher Columbus Park – Mariner’s House, 11 North Square
At this meeting, we will provide an overview of events and projects planned for the year. All neighbors are welcome! Go to FOCCP.org for additional information.

7:00pm RUFF Meeting at Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street
Monthly Meeting: Hard work this winter will make a fantastic dog park in the Spring! Please join us for our meeting working on the development of the future dog park. Additional updates on fundraising and events for the winter.

Wednesday, January 14

6:00pm Il Bidone (The Swindle) at North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street
Il Bidone (1955) Meaning: The Swindle. Cast: Broderick Crawford as Augusto Giulietta Masina as Iris Richard Basehart as Picasso Franco Fabrizi as Roberto A trio of con-men lead by a lonesome swindler must deal with their job and family pressures. Runtime of 92 minutes.

6:30pm Friends of the NE Library Meeting, 25 Parmenter Street
Visit their website for more information.

Thursday, January 15

1919 Great Molasses Flood Disaster Aniversary [Commercial Street, near current Bocce Courts at Langone Park] The Boston Molasses Disaster, also known as the Great Molasses Flood and the Great Boston Molasses Tragedy, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. A large molasses storage tank burst, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets, killing 21 and injuring 150. View collection of photos.

5:30pm Opening Reception The New West Enders & Other Green Monsters Exhibit @ The West End Museum
Located at 150 Staniford Street, Suite 7, Boston –  Pre-registration is required for the reception. Registration is free, With images by photographer Lolita Parker, Jr., The New West Enders & Other Green Monsters documents the rapid-fire changes in Boston’s West End over the past 16 years. More Details

6:30pm NE Public Safety Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street
This meeting is open to the public and attended by Area A-1 Boston Police. View event notice.

Friday, January 16

7:30pm NEMPAC American Music Concert “I Have a Dream” – North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston
NEMPAC Winter Concert Series presents, “I Have a Dream” in Celebration of MLK Day. The concert’s Artistc Director, Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova, culminates a unique program full of beautiful repertoire played by some of Boston’s finest musicians.  Tickets: Adult: $20 (at door) or online in advance ($15) Students $15 (at door) or online in advance ($12) NEMPAC Students, under the age of 18 ($5). Tickets Available Online.

Saturday, January 17

Anniversary of Brinks Garage Robbery [Brinks Garage, Corner of Prince and Commercial Streets] Marking the 65th Anniversary of the Brinks Garage, which was robbed on January 17, 1950 by a gang that stole $2.78 million from the facility at 155 Prince Street. The location is now a parking garage with the address of 600 Commercial Street.

More updated events on the Events Calendar.

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