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Sunday News & Views: Old Ironsides Makes History, Flight of the Angel, Old-Fashioned Picnic and a Photo of Lights


What’s Going On Sunday, August 19, 2012:

There are an amazing number and variety of events happening on Sunday in the North End / Waterfront. The USS Constitution makes history setting sail in Boston Harbor under her own power for the second time in 100 years. It’s the big finale for the Fisherman’s Feast on North, Lewis and Fleet Streets with the Grand Procession and famous Flight of the Angel.  There are also two events at Christopher Columbus Park, FOCCP’s old-fashioned picnic (12-4 pm) and a sunset movie, The King’s Speech. It’s also the start of Restaurant Week and if you want some exercise in the morning, join RUFF’s monthly cleanup on the Prado.

Today, there is no place to be other than the North End / Waterfront! Here is Sunday’s schedule:

View details and more community happenings on the Events Calendar.

What’s Popular on the Blog:

Everyone is talking about what happened Friday night on the Prado. Eyewitness Jodi Piazza gives a first hand account. We also took some photos after the boat fire at Long Wharf.

Not So Popular, But Still Important:

Read about the introduction of a new “Forever” stamp in commemoration of the USS Constitution’s role in the War of 1812.

Just For Fun:

Continuing our series of feast videos and featuring hundreds of the faithful,  this video shows the kick-off of the Fisherman’s Feast and Thursday’s Blessing of the Fishing Waters at Christopher Columbus Park.

Featured Series:

As “Old Ironsides” sets out under her own power on Sunday, we are reminded of how majestic the harbor looked on July 4th with the USS Constitution, the Tall Ships, all under the flying wizardry of the Blue Angels. Re-live the July 4th War of 1812 Bicentennial Event.

Neighborhood Photo:

The Fisherman’s Feast Committee introduced new street lights this year, the brainchild of Louis Strazzullo. The North End feast crowds are loving them and they make quite the effect decorating the sky amid all the other sights, sounds and smells. Here is a photo I took on Saturday night looking up Fleet Street.

The Crowds and Lights at the 102nd Fisherman’s Feast – August 18, 2012 by Matt Conti

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