A week packed with events for people of all ages and interests. It’s the second week of the month and that means … community meetings! NEWNC, NEWRA, FOCCP and FONEBL will all be hosting their meetings this week. There will also be a diversity workshop, film screening, and parent talk at the North End Library. If you like history and chocolate, don’t miss an event at the Old North Church on the history of chocolate. The USS Constitution will be hosting an event on A Sailor’s Love Story every weekday. Musician Bill Lowe will be at the West End Library and later in the week you can let your love light shine with some Valentine’s Day events. Have a great week!
Monday, February 10
10:00am – 5:00 pm A Sailor’s Love Story at USS Constitution Museum
USS Constitution Museum, Boston 02129, Admission by donation. In the mood for a love story? Learn about the experiences of Pardon Mawney Whipple, a midshipman who sailed on Constitution during the War of 1812. Follow Whipple’s journey in our All Hands on Deck exhibit and learn about his sweetheart, Eliza. After you explore the galleries, create a sailors’ valentine, a seashell decorated box, for your own sweetheart. Sailors’ Valentines cost $5.00 and are in limited supply. Visit their website for more information. This event runs everyday through Friday, February 14th.
10:30am Creative Movement with Erica Sigal – West End Library 151 Cambridge Street
Erica Sigal leads children ages 2 to 5 in creative movement exercises for learning and fun. [Call: 617.523.3957]
4:00pm Express Yourself/Black History Month
North End Branch Library, Parmenter Street, Boston, MA
What does Black History mean to you? What does it mean today? What does it mean for previous generations? Share your story with your friends and local activists/writers in lively conversation or express yourself in poetry or prose to read aloud. For Teens 12-18. This Out-of-school-Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.
4:00pm Musician Bill Lowe at West End Library 151 Cambridge St.
Renown tubaist, trombonist, performer, composer and educator Bill Lowe brings Black History Month alive for children through music. For children ages 6 and up. More Information
7:00pm NEWNC Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St.
The neighborhood council hears about the cycle track proposed for Commercial Street and an application by Donato Frattaroli for the transfer of the alcohol license at the location of Davide Restaurant on Commercial Street. View the meeting agenda.
Tuesday, February 11
6:30pm FOCCP Meeting – Friends of Christopher Columbus Park – Mariner’s House
11 North Square, go to FOCCP.org for more information
Wednesday, February 12 Lincoln’s Birthday
5:30pm “Harold and Maude” – Films About Love – North End Library [25 Parmenter Street., Boston]
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold falls in love with a lively septuagenarian, Maude. Run time: 91 minutes.
6:30pm Friends of the North End Library Meeting [25 Parmenter St., Boston]
6:30pm Parent Talk, North End Branch Library [25 Parmenter St., Boston]
Parents and guardians of babies and toddlers: join us for an informal chat about parenting. Children welcome. No sign up necessary. Call 617-227-8135 to speak to the children’s librarian for more information.
Thursday, February 13
4:00pm The Skin on My Chin: Diversity Workshop for Children
North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston. In honor of Black History Month, Michelle Chalmers will read her fun, rhyming picture book, The Skin on My Chin, that explores diversity, ancestry and conversation about the skin. Children will learn about the sun and the diverse beauty of humanity. A fun craft is included. For Children 6 and up. This Out of School Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.
7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St.
This weeks Residents’ Association meeting will cover the Cycle Track, Parks Report, Beautification Update and Davide License Transfer. View the post for agenda and additional information.
7:00pm “A History of Chocolate” Lecture at Old North Church [193 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113]
Old North Foundation is pleased to announce its first free lecture of 2014. Dr. Timothy Walker will present the history of chocolate in the context of New England and early America. The public is invited to sit in the same pews owned by Boston’s revolutionary congregants while listening to historical accounts of chocolate’s role in the lives of early New Englanders. Visit oldnorth.com/speakers for registration and additional information. More Details
Friday, February 14 Valentine’s Day
7:00pm “Amore” Opera Valentine’s Concert presented by NEMPAC
Part of the NEMPAC and Old North Church Winter Concert Series, six opera singers bring romantic operatic and music theatre favorites to our neighborhood!
As always, check out our Events Page!