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Friday News & Views – Feast A Palooza!


What’s Going On Friday, August 17, 2012:

It is the peak of feast season in the North End as the Hanover/Battery Street feasts transition to the Big Two … Fisherman’s and St. Anthony’s.  This weekend is the 102nd Fisherman’s Feast in Honor of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca opened on Thursday night with the traditional blessing of the fishing waters at Christopher Columbus Park. (See the opening night photos.)

Friday at the feast on North, Lewis and Fleet Streets features DJ Sal Bartolo starting at 5pm, the Italian-American award around 8pm, followed by entertainment by Franco Corso, “The Voice of Romance” with special guest Brianna Cash. At 9:15pm, “The Vogues” take the stage with their hits, Five O’Clock World, You’re the One and Magic Town.

The Fisherman’s Feast continues through Sunday, August 19, 2012 when the all-day Grand Procession will be capped by the famous “Flight of the Angel.” See the full schedule, including nightly entertainment and a special NEMPAC performance on Saturday. More information at FishermansFeast.com.

Outside the feast, “Crosswalk Kings” will be on the Greenway Wharf District Parks on Friday at 6pm. If you’re around during the day, the USS Constitution Museum is having a special program at noon, “Constitution vs. Guerriere; What Really Happened?”

View details and more community happenings on the Events Calendar.

What’s Popular on the Blog:

We caught up on some video editing yesterday with our posting of the Video of St. Agrippina Grand Procession From Unveiling to Dancing in the Rain. It’s a good example of what the feast society members go through during these all-day grand processions in the North End, even when it starts to pour rain! Second in terms of hits was the post on the Elephant Ears plants at Christopher Columbus Park.

Not So Popular, But Still Important:

Earlier this week, we posted the briefs from the Long Wharf “Park” case pending in front of the Supreme Judicial Court. We think the arguments are worth reading as this precedent case moves forward.

Just For Fun:

What could be more fun than Swing Dancing in the Park?

Featured Series:

Keeping with the theme of this chatter post, catch up on all our feast coverage from the early summer processions, to St. Joseph, St. Agrippina and Madonna Della Cava.

Neighborhood Photo:

This is one of my favorite photos from last night with the Madonna lit up against the blue sky surrounded by the swarms of devotees at Christopher Columbus Park. See more photos from opening night.

Madonna Del Soccorso bathed in blue and love at Blessing of the Fishing Waters. – August 17, 2012 – Photo by Matt Conti


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