Event Notices

Events: BRA Urban Renewal, Christmas Parade, Santa Skate / Toy Drive, Italian Christmas Concert!

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This holiday season, take a look at the event listings below to enjoy the festivities in the area!

Monday, December 7

Sunday 8:00pm through Monday 8:00 pm
No Rest for the Wicked Funny at Improv Asylum [216 Hanover St, Boston]

Improv Asylum is hosting its annual fundraiser for Globe Santa this weekend. The cast performs for 24 hours and 100% of proceeds (from ticket sales and auctions) goes directly to Globe Santa. Tickets are $25, get tickets on Monday for $10 by using code: NORTH END

10:30am Little Groove at West End Library
Little Groove music classes are designed to help infants, toddlers, and preschoolers learn and interact through sound, sight, and touch in a live music setting.

6:30pm Carmela Favorito (Carmela’s Story) book signing and talk [I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston]
‘Carmela’s Story’ is about the life and times of Carmela Marie Leone Favorito. Carmela completed her book after a trip to Italy in 2005, her first return after 53 years. In 2006, at age 75 she had it published with the support of her family.

Wednesday, December 9

9:00am Eliot School Open House [16 Charter St, Boston, MA]
The Eliot K-8 Innovation School (Upper and Lower campuses) will host an open house. Thank you in advance for helping spread the good news about the best public school in the city!

6:00pm Films made in Paris: “Bande à part” Band of Outsiders at North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street
Films made in Paris: “Bande à part” Band of Outsiders (1965) runtime of 95 minutes. Filmed on the cold, de-glamorised streets of urban Paris, the film has a spontaneous feel that adds a lot to the exhilarating plot. Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.

6:00pm Men of the Cloth – Director presentation and Q&A [I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA]
Men of the Cloth by Vicki Vasilopoulos (USA/Italy, 2013, 96 min.). An inspiring documentary portrait of three Italian master tailors who share their pride and devotion to their Old World craft while confronting the challenges of the twilight of their careers. The film unfolds the tapestry of their lives, unraveling the mystery of their artistry and revealing how their passionate devotion to their craft is akin to a religion.

6:30pm Friends of the NE Library Meeting
The monthly meeting will be held at the North End Library, located at 25 Parmenter Street, Boston.

7:00pm NEMPAC and Boston Landmarks Orchestra: Handel’s ‘Messiah’ (Part I)
Located at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 24 Clark St, Boston, the North End Music & Performing Arts Center and The Boston Landmarks Orchestra present Handel’s “Messiah” Part I. Seating may be limited, Reserve Tickets Online.

Thursday, December 10

2:00pm BRA Board Vote on Urban Renewal Extension
An Urban Renewal update will take place at Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Square. In regards to the next steps, over the past 10 months, the BRA has been engaged in public outreach as they seek extension of expiring urban renewal plan areas.

7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street
Recurring on the 2nd Thursday of the month, see www.newra.org for updates.

Friday, December 11

8:00am Callahan Tunnel Noise Meeting on Richmond Street
District Highway Director and his team want to meet with residents on the site of the Callahan Tunnel trench drain noise located at the Richmond Street tunnel fence (next to the dog walk). View the event posting.

6:00pm Caroling at the Greenway Carousel
The performances will be 6-6:30PM, followed by free hot chocolate and treats by popular Greenway and Boston Public Market vendors. The Greenway Carousel will be open late until 7pm for each of these events. View the event post.

Saturday, December 12

10:00am Mary Ann Esposito (Ciao Italia) book signing [I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston]
Mary Ann Esposito is an American chef and the television host of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito, which started in 1989 and is the longest-running television cooking program in America. Esposito has published over a dozen cookbooks.

3:30pm Santa Skate and Toy Drive at Steriti Rink
Santa Skate & Toy Drive Sponsored by the North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee. Bring an unwrapped toy for kids ages 1-13 and enjoy complimentary skating while enjoying the sounds of the season. Enjoy some holiday treats and we also hear that Santa may be making an appearance!!!! There will also a raffle featuring some great prizes. View the event post.

Sunday, December 13

12:00pm St Agrippina Christmas Program for Kids
The Saint Agrippina Society will host its annual Christmas Program for North End kids only. We have been getting over 80 neighborhood kids and are thankful for the opportunity to give back to this neighborhood, details on the event.

1:00pm Christmas Parade – Santa Arrives by Helicopter! [Puopolo Park, Commercial Street, North End]
North End Athletic Association in association with the Taste of the North End, The Nazzaro Center, North End Against Drugs, and Mayor’s Office of Tourism and Special Events presents the 45th Annual North End Christmas Parade. More Details.

5:00pm Coro-Dante Italian Christmas Concert [Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, 41 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA]
Coro-Dante – the all-Italian repertoire Chorus of the Dante Alighieri Society, directed by Kevin Galie’, presents an Italian Christmas concert. Free and open to all.

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