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Thursday’s Briefing, you won’t want to miss:

Thursday’s events (April 13th)

6:00pm Sicily Meets Jazz – Sissy Castrogiovanni 4tet. Sissy Castrogiovanni 4et, feat. Andrea Beneventano. A night of fine jazz, with special guest internationally acclaimed, Sicilian pianist, Andrea Beneventano. Buy tickets here.

7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. View the agenda for the April 2017 monthly NEWRA meeting, which will cover several topics including Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, a Snow Hill Street roofdeck, WalkBoston and the Greenway Conservancy.

Window boxed are back for the spring season:

Window boxes in North End. 🌷

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Use the Community Calendar to plan ahead: 

Friday, April 14 [Good Friday]

10:30am Caravan Puppets: Passage to Freedom Passover Celebration at West End Library. Caravan Puppets: Passage to Freedom Passover Celebration – Friday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. Children enjoy this interactive, professional puppet show that focuses on the values of freedom and choices, as told through the lens of the Passover story. Located at 151 Cambridge Street, Boston.

6:00pm Roseann Sdoia – Book presentation and signing. Perfect Strangers is about recovery, about choosing joy and human connection over anger and resentment, and most of all, it’s about an unlikely but enduring friendship that grew out of the tragedy of Boston’s worst day. [I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston].

6:30pm Suffering & CompassionGood Friday Celebration at Boston Harbor Community Church – Suffering & Compassion will be held between 6:30p and 9:00pm. The celebration is an interactive contemplation, with 8 stations based loosely on the traditional stations of the cross. Boston Harbor Community Church, 9 Salutation Street, Boston. More information here.

Saturday, April 15 [One Boston Day]

10:00am NEAD Easter Party & Puppet Show at Nazzaro Center. North End Against Drugs will be holding our Annual Children’s Easter Party on Sat. April 15th from 10am to 12 Noon at the Nazzaro Center. The event is free, please bring your own camera to take photos of the your kids/family with the Easter Bunny. More information.

11:30am Swan Boats Opening Day at Boston Public Garden. Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the first ride of the season on the popular Boston Swan Boats as they open at the Public Garden lagoon on Saturday, April 15, at 11:30 a.m.

1:00pm Creative Kitchens Tour in Beacon Hill / Back Bay. Creative Kitchens Tour 2017’ set for April 8 “Creative Kitchens Tour 2017” offers a look at kitchens from cozy country to sleek contemporary in eight Beacon Hill and Back Bay 19th century townhouses.

1:00pm, 1:45pm, and 2:30pm Paul Revere House: Rachel Revere: A Revolutionary Woman. Who held the Revere family together after Paul set off on his Midnight Ride? Joan Gatturna takes on the role of Paul Revere’s second wife. Enjoy her dramatic account of a woman’s struggle to hold home and family together in a time of war, blockades, and shortages. Located at19 N Square, Boston, more information.

From the Community: 

Easter Service/Breakfast at Boston Harbor Community Church. We invite our North End neighbors to join our 10:30am Easter Service this year is titled “Come to the Table” and will be conducted with a combined breakfast, more information.

Holy Week and Easter at Old North ChurchThe following events are taking place during Holy Week at the Old North Church:

  • Maundy Thursday, April 13, 6:30pm Agape Supper in the Parish House followed by solemn stripping of the altar
  • Good Friday, April 14, 1:00pm Solemn Worship
  • Family Easter Service and Egg Hunt, Sat. April 15, 3:30pm
  • Easter Sunday, April 16, Festival Services at 9am and 11am

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Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

Weather Forecast:

Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Thu-04/27/17 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sun and clouds mixed. High 61F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
High 61° / Low 53°
Chance of Rain
Friday
Fri-04/28/17 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers and a possible thunderstorm in the morning will give way to partly cloudy skies late. High 78F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
High 78° / Low 59°
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
Sat-04/29/17 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 79F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.
High 79° / Low 50°

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