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Your guide to the weekend!

Events for Friday, May 19th:

6:00pm NEAD Scholarship Awards at Nazzaro Center
North End Against Drugs will announce recipients for its 2017 scholarship awards. Funded by the Michelina & Raymond Costa Scholarship / Educational Fund and generous sponsors. Cash scholarships will be awarded to private school students and Staples gift cards to public school students who live in the North End.

6:00pm St. John School Auction Fundraiser. 2017 St. John School auction fundraiser to benefit the renovations to our Tosi Gymnasium and further enhance our science and technology programs. Located at the Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront, 3 Battery Wharf.

6:00pm Sean Stellato – Book presentation and signing. No Backing Down is the true story of the 1994 Salem High school football team, which was composed of players from the most challenged personal circumstances. Located at I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston.

“They don’t build them like this anymore”:

Notables news found elsewhere:

Something fishy is going on at the harbor

Ongoing negotiations between developer Don Chiofaro and the New England Aquarium continue through a possible agreement that would compensate the aquarium for lost business during construction of a tower replacing Boston Harbor Garage. The Boston Globe has more on the negotiations and the negotiators.

Italian-American author releases latest pictorial book on immigrant life in America

An Italian-American New Haven author just released his latest book on immigrant life in America, entitled “From Italy to the North End.” News Channel 8 has more on Anthony Ricco and how he traced his roots to where his relatives settled from Italy to the north end of Boston

Zip line eyed as Greenway moneymaker

Set to Open this summer, Greenway officials plan to launch a 220-foot zip line that stands 30-foot-high between Clinton and North streets near Faneuil Hall. Planning to run $8 per ride, The Boston Herald has more on the latest attraction.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Saturday, May 20

10:00am Election Day for Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St.  The annual election for North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) is on May 20, 2017 where six of the twelve seats will be decided. The ballots will be counted immediately following the close of the voting and is open to the general public, more information.

10:00am The Evening Girls Club Book Talk at 9 Hull St. The Saturday Evening Girls Club. A book talk by Jane Healey, a freelance journalist and author of a new book based on this real North End club from a century ago. Ticket information at NorthEndBoston.org, view the post.

10:30am I Piccoli Lettori. Join I AM Books for its Italian reading group for little ones! Children (0-4) and their parents will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning. Located at 189 North Street.

11:00am Greenway Open Market. The Greenway Open Market is a vibrant open-air artisan market featuring talented area artists, crafters, and independent designers. Visitors will find exceptional art, locally produced products, and much more! Located at the Rings Fountain, Milk St, Boston.

12:00pm NEMPAC Children’s Music Theatre Troupe Presents: Seussical Kids!  NEMPAC’s Music Theatre Troupe will take on Dr. Seuss and all of his popular characters; from Horton the Elephant to the Cat in the Hat, our young performers will journey to the Jungle of Nool in this spectacular musical of Dr. Seuss! Enjoy this fun and exciting performance with your whole family. Located at the Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover Street – Tickets here.

1:00pm Paul Revere House: Colonial Dance Tunes and Love Songs. In the guise of itinerant musicians, Al Petty & Deirdre Sweeney perform popular 18th-century tunes such as “Mr. Isaac’s Maggot” and “Jack’s Health” on the penny whistle, flute, fife, & other instruments. Located at 19 North Square, Boston.

Sunday, May 21

11:00am Greenway Open Market. The Greenway Open Market is a vibrant open-air artisan market featuring talented area artists, crafters, and independent designers. Visitors will find exceptional art, locally produced products, and much more! Located at the Rings Fountain, Milk St, Boston.

12:00pm North End Cornhole Classic. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz is hosting the 2nd Annual North End Cornhole Classic, a fundraising cornhole tournament with proceeds going to the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC). Located at The Living Room, 101 Atlantic Ave. Prices are $50 per team ($25 per person) – Purchase your ticket here!

3:30pm LeggiAMO Insieme. The volunteer group Nati per Leggere of Greater Boston, in collaboration with I AM Books presents LeggiAMO Insieme, full immersion Italian story time and play. For children 4-7 and their parents. This event is free and open to the public, located at I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston.

5:00pm Newtalians (live Italian music). Boston-based band Newtalians is coming to I AM Books with its fresh interpretation of Italian classics, including songs by Pino Donaggio, Mina, Gino Paoli, Matia Bazar, Giorgia and more. Be ready for some jazz, funk and ska! Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street, get your tickets here.

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North End Healing Center takes people into Swiss Alps September 15-23. Complete with Yoga, Meditation, Hiking & Healing Session with famous Swiss Healer Barbara Dummermuth, for a detailed agenda, please email by clicking here or view more information.

Local Sports Agents and Author of “No Backing Down” Hosts Book Signing. Sean Stellato, local Sports Agent and Author of “No Backing Down” will host a Book Signing at I Am Books in Boston’s North End. Located at 189 North Street, view more information.

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

Weather Forecast:

Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
Sat-11/18/17 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 49F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
High 49° / Low 48°
Rain
Sunday
Sun-11/19/17 90%
Rain
Windy with occasional rain in the morning...then a few showers late. Morning high of 58F with temps falling to near 40. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
High 58° / Low 32°
Partly Cloudy
Monday
Mon-11/20/17 0%
Partly Cloudy
Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High 41F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.
High 41° / Low 34°

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