The week prior to the Thanksgiving madness always proves to be hectic and stressful. Work places are trying to crunch in as much as possible, school assignments are due, and holiday preparations are in the back of your head. These events can give you something to look forward to if you’re too impatient to wait for next Thursday. So, here’s to getting through this week and gearing up for Thanksgiving – Cheers!
Monday, November 18
4:00pm La Pinata honors Tzompantli (Day of the Dead) at West End Library, 151 Cambridge St.
La Pinata, a Boston-based organization dedicated to promoting Latin American culture, will lead children in grades K-8 in art activities honoring Tzompantli (Day of the Dead).
5:15pm NEAD Family Dinner / Talk at Nazzaro Center
Once again North End Against Drugs will be having a Family Dinner/Family Talk event We will have a great Italian Dinner, dessert and a brief talk by long time NEAD participant Korey McIsaac. The Dinner is free for all North End Residents, Nazzaro Center members and NEAD sponsors. Parents, grandparents, and other family members can attend with their children, grand children and niece/nephews. We will be collecting NEW Gloves and Hats for the St. Francis Homeless Shelter. Space is limited so please sign up by e-mail ASAP! More Info Here
Tuesday, November 19
5:00pm The Boston Harbor Association Annual Meeting at Langham Hotel
The View at Forty: So Much to Celebrate, So Much to Do! The Boston Harbor Association’s 40th anniversary year has been one of tremendous growth and optimism. Come help us honor the past and look toward the future while enjoying delicious refreshments generously provided by the Langham Hotel. Please join TBHA’s trustees, staff and members at our annual meeting at the Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston. Space is limited, so please RSVP early. See you there! Click here to RSVP
5:00pm Boston Finance Commission at 43 Hawkins St
Agenda: Review of City Expenditures, Revenues and Operations
Boston Finance Commission, Curley Conference Room, 2nd Floor – 43 Hawkins St Boston, MA 02114
6:30pm Talk: West End Yesterday, Yesteryear
Photographer and recent presenter at Robert Bayard Severy returns to the West End Museum; this time he brings his slides of the West End. New photographs and old will meld together with wonderful tales from Mr. Severy of each locale from the last fifty years. Pre-registration is required. Register Here or Call us at (617) 723-2125 to register.
7:00pm NEWRA Zoning, Licensing & Construction (ZLC) Committee Meeting – Mariner’s House
11 North Square, 2nd Floor. On the agenda: Modern Pastry expansion, Update on Major Development Projects at Government Center and Boston Garden, 7-Eleven Store, 340 Hanover Street, Proposed Business Signs, 124-126 Salem Street Proposed Building Plans, Haymarket Square Hotel Development Plans at Central Artery Parcel 9. View the Full Agenda
7:00pm RUFF Monthly Meeting at Nazzaro Center
Be sure to visit their Facebook Page for more information
Wednesday, November 20
3:00pm Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Commitee Meeting at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress St., 2nd Fl.
Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning – Advisory Committee
Click Here for Details, Contact info, and The Meeting Agenda
4:00pm Day of Dead Art Activity with La Pinata – Kids Program – NE Library
La Pinata, a Boston-based organization dedicated to promoting Latin American culture, will lead children in grades K-8 in fun art activities honoring Tzompantli (Day of the Dead Ceremony). Space is limited; please call 617-227-8135 to register with the Children’s Librarian.
6:00pm History Lecture: The Navy Fights of 1812 at USS Constitution Museum
Lowell Bicentennial Lecture Series – “The Navy Fights the War of 1812: Documents from a Sailor’s Collection”
FREE, USS Constitution Museum. More Details
6:00pm “Bernie” – Comedies Film – NE Library
Comedies at the North End Branch. “Bernie” – 2011. Run time 97 minutes — (Shirley McLaine, Jack Black)
In a small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she’s alive.
6:00pm Public Meeting – Proposed Cycle Track on Atlantic Ave / Commercial St at Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St
The City of Boston will present a Concept Plan for Atlantic Avenue / Commercial Street (from Christopher Columbus Park to Hull Street) in the North End as part of the Connect Historic Boston initiative. The goal is to transform this corridor into a street with sufficient space for pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles to share the road comfortably. Click Here to see Event Post
6:30pm West End Museum Author Talk: Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits
The Ward 8 is known as the cocktail invented in Boston to honor Martin Lomasney of the West End. That’s the legend. The truth is a bit more complicated, but no less intoxicating. Stephanie Schorow unravels the political skullduggery and drinking habits and customs of the late 19th Century that set the stage for the creation of this cocktail and how its invention fits into the cultural and political landscape of the city. Cost: Non-Members $10 / Members $5 – Pre-registration is required. For more information visit their website or contact email@example.com.
7:00pm Sons of Italy Boston Lodge #208 North End Meeting at Nazzaro Center
Sons of Italy Boston Lodge #208 North End will hold their monthly meeting! Everyone is welcome to attend. It’s an opportunity to join the oldest club in the North End.
Thursday, November 21
6:00pm Causeway Street Redesign – Public Meeting at CBT Architects, 110 Canal St.
The City of Boston will present an updated plan for the reconstruction of Causeway Street in the Bulfinch Triangle/West End neighborhood as part of the Connect Historic Boston and Crossroads Initiative. The goal is to create a multi-modal corridor that benefits all users with improved mobility and safety. Click Here for Event Post
6:30pm Sullivan Square Disposition Meeting in Charlestown
Next two meetings: Thursday, November 21st at 6:30 PM AND Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 PM (tentative date) Schrafft’s Center Cafeteria, 529 Main Street, Charlestown. More Details Here
Saturday, November 23
9:00am Annual Brass Polishing at Old North Church
Annual Brass Polishing time is here! Each year at 9 a.m. on the Saturday before Thanksgiving (November 23rd this year) Old North’s seventeenth century brass chandeliers get a good polishing … and, believe it or not, it’s a lot of FUN!!!! The brass is removed to the parish house and broken down into its component parts. As an example of just how big a job it is, look at the sconces – each one breaks down into 16 pieces. The “fun” part comes from the conversation and laughs around the tables as we polish away. hands make light work and we are usually done by noon. All are welcome!
9:30am RUFF Clean-up at Richmond St Dog Run
RUFF Clean up – Come out and help us get ready for winter. We will be doing our regular clean up of Richmond street and making the park as winter ready as possible. We will also branch out to problem locations that we have been alerted to.
1:00pm Author Talk: James Ring – “Necessary Assets” – NE Library
Boston (North End) author and former FBI Agent James Ring will give a talk about his new spy novel ‘Necessary Assets. ’This riveting work of fiction begins with an unusual alliance between a modernized Sicilian Mafia and fictional retired FBI agent Mark Patrick. Sponsored by the Friends of the North End Branch Library. Click Here for more info on the Book and Author
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