Event Notices

Events: Meeting & Elections for NEWNC and FOCCP, Old North Lecture, Shake the Tree Party & More!

Our weekly events post is featured at the beginning of each week to bring you an organized list of community happenings for the week ahead. Check out some local meetings, events, and community happenings. Happy Mother’s Day!

Monday, May 12

NEWNC Logo Square7:00pm NEWNC Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St.
NEWNC’s monthly meeting will feature a candidates forum, and discussions on Parcel 7, Michael Pergola, Saporo di Napoli/Rigoletto, and the Juicery, view the meeting agenda.

Tuesday, May 13

6:00pm Greenway Gala at Rings Fountain under Tent
The Greenway Gala will take place under a tent on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway at the Rings Fountain between State and Milk Streets. Attendees will enjoy an evening under the stars celebrating Boston’s premier public park. This year’s Honoree, Boston Properties, and event co-chairs, Gil Menna, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP, and Alan Rottenberg, Director, Goulston & Storrs. More information.

FOCCP Logo6:30pm FOCCP Meeting & Elections – Friends of Christopher Columbus Park – 11 Mariner’s House
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will host their monthly meeting. The annual election of FOCCP officers and two Directors-at-Large will take place. Officer positions include President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Clerk. Details on the roles and responsibilities of each of these positions can be found in the FOCCP By-Laws, go to FOCCP.org.

Wednesday, May 14

5:30pm Paisan 1946 Movie at North End Library
[Parmenter Street, Boston] War Trilogy – Films of Roberto Rossellini Paisan (1946). The second of Rossellini’s “war trilogy” (bracketed by Open City and Germany Year Zero), Paisan is divided into six episodes, each elucidating upon the tenuous relationship between the recently liberated Italian and their American liberators.

6:30pm Discussion Panel: “Urban Planning in Boston Today”
[West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Suite 7]  A group of Boston Urban Planners comes to the West End Museum to discuss the current theories surrounding the state of Urban planning in Boston. This event is free, pre-registration is required.

6:30pm Friends of the NE Library Meeting
[North End Library, 25 Parmenter St.]

7:00pm Jane Franklin’s Spectacles: Old North Speaker Series with Jill Lepore at Old North Church
[193 Salem Street, Boston] Spring Speaker Series! Jill Lepore, Jane Franklin’s Spectacles. Or, the Education of Benjamin Franklin’s Sister. This event is FREE and open to the public. Register here to ensure unobstructed view seats! Join us for a fascinating glimpse into the life of Jane Franklin, who lived in a building behind Old North Church, and hear from one of Harvard’s most prestigious historians!

Thursday, May 15

5:00pm Connect Historic Boston Meeting at 1 Congress St., 11th Floor
The City of Boston Public Works Department will hold an open house style public meeting to provide updates on: The latest design elements and features of the project Construction that is on public recreation land, in historic districts and/or on historic properties, the City’s proposal to secure a right-of-way via temporary and permanent easements, next steps for the design and bidding process. Visit connecthistoric-boston.org for more information.

6:00pm 20th Birthday Party at Shake the Tree, 67 Salem St
Happy 20th Birthday Party (10 years in the North End and 10 years in Brookline) at Shake the Tree. Join them for a night of henna, oysters, cupcakes & cocktails! Call (617) 742-0484.

6:30pm Museum Talk: Benjamin Ross : “Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism”
[West End Museum, Staniford Street, Boston]
In the new book Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, Benjamin Ross shows that it is much more than bad architecture and sloppy planning. The obstacles are historical, sociological, and economic. Join us on May 15 to discuss his ideas. More information.

Friday, May 16

11:00am Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Awards at North End Library

Saturday, May 17

10:00am NEWNC Election at Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St.
Seven candidates are aiming for six seats at the annual NEWNC election. View NEWNC election post for the list of candidates, voting details and more, visit www.newncboston.org for more information.

10:30am Author Talks at North End Library [Parmenter Street, Boston]
Expecting to go until 2pm, three Author’s talk:
Saying Yes to the Unexpected by Sunny Davidson (Author) at 10:30 am.
Between the Cracks: One Woman’s Journey from Sicily to America by Carmela Cattuti at 11:30 am.
Nicola Orichuia Bostoniano Magazine, Past Present, and Future Presentation at 1:00 pm.

Paul Revere House in North Square
Paul Revere House in North Square

1:00pm Summer Saturdays at the Paul Revere House [19 North Square, Boston]
Special events on Saturday afternoons in May will feature craft demonstrations, historical talks, live music, and more in the Paul Revere House courtyard, weather permitting. Included with admission to the museum. More Information

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