North End (1)As we welcome the start of December 2014, the holiday season continues with a “Toys for Tots” toy drive, Winter recital by NEMPAC, the famous North End Holiday Stroll and more!

Monday, December 1

6:00pm The Old City and the Sea 290 Congress Street, BSA Space
This event is in tandem with the Boston Living with Water competition: an international call for design solutions envisioning a more resilient, more sustainable, and more beautiful Boston adapted for end-of-the-century climate conditions and rising sea levels. Learn more and RSVP Here.

Wednesday, December 3

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3:00pm Downtown Waterfront Planning Meeting at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress St. 2nd Floor
This meeting is for the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee, view powerpoint presentations and material from prior meetings.

6:00pm Little Fockers Movie at North End Library [25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA] December Films at the North End — Little Fockers (2010). In this comedy featuring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, Stiller’s character tries to maintain the trust of his father-in-law played by De Niro. Runtime: 98 min, This event is free and geared for an adult audience.

Thursday, December 4

6:00pm Toys for Tots Party / Drop Off at Elite Boston Landmark Realty, 350 Commercial Street
Lasting until 9:00pm, Elite Boston Landmark Realty will hold their 15th annual “Toys for Tots” toy drive. They will be collecting toys until Dec 5th, 2014 at 350 Commercial Street. Please feel free to drop off a non-violent toy (ages 0-15) at any time. They will be hosting their annual cocktail party and toy drop off night. View Event Post.

6:30pm Meeting on Esplanade Spray Deck at Shriner’s Auditorium [Shriner’s Auditorium, 51 Blossom Street]
In this public meeting, DCR will present and obtain public input on the recommended design for a new spray pad/deck on the Charles River Esplanade. The spray deck will be made possible through a partnership between DCR and the William and Joan Alfond Foundation. The presentation will be viewable after the meeting on DCR’s website. email DCR.Updates@state.ma.us for more information.

6:30pm NE Public Safety Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St.
Hear public safety issues in the neighborhood directly from Boston Police officials. This meeting is open to the public and is attended by Boston Police from Area A-1.

Friday, December 5

4:00pm ABCD student outreach recital [1 Michelangelo St A100, Boston] Celebrate the holidays with NEMPAC students as they perform their annual outreach recital! Bring your holiday spirit and come join them at the North End ABCD center!

6:00pm North End Holiday Stroll at NE Shops
The North End Holiday Stroll, where 20 boutiques and shops in the neighborhood will be staying open late for a night of holiday shopping and fun. Many venues will be serving up refreshments and offering great discounts! Pick up your “passport” at your favorite neighborhood shop: get it stamped at all participating venues & be entered to win a fabulous basket which holds a gift or gift certificate from each shop! View Event Post

6:30pm Mayor Walsh’s Trolley Tour at Prado / Paul Revere Mall
Gather at the Prado in Boston’s North End for the lighting of the tree and to welcome Mayor Walsh’s Trolley Tour with caroling and Santa.

Saturday, December 6

10:00am NEMPAC Annual Winter Recital [St. Stephen’s Youth Programs, 419 Shawmut Ave, Boston]
NEMPAC students show off all their hard work at their winter recital! Two recital’s will take place, one at 10:00 am recital and the other at 12:00 pm.

12:00pm Friends of the North End Library Open House [25 Parmenter St, Boston]
The North End Branch Library will be holding their annual Holiday Open House with delicious food generously donated by Frank De Pasquale’s Trattoria Il Panino. Entertainment will be provided by Al Natale’s Jazz Band and additional refreshments provided by the Friends of the North End Library. A raffle will be held with generous donations from local vendors and neighbors.

More updated events on the Events Calendar.