Community Daily Briefs

Weekend Edition: 3 Things & Photo: Baker at Battery Wharf, 1890’s Street, Madonna delle Grazie on Sunday!

Three Things to Know for the Weekend

1. Friday ends the work week, but be sure to utilize the community calendar to plan the weekend!

Friday, July 8

6:30am Free Boot Camp at Christopher Columbus Park. Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series free fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer.

8:00pm The Wizard of Oz Al Fresco Movie at Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf. Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. View the posting of events.

Saturday, July 9

1:00pm Glass Harmonica Concert. Vera Meyer plays early American melodies on the intriguing instrument that Ben Franklin invented. The ethereal, haunting tones Meyer creates will mesmerize all who listen! The Paul Revere House is located at 11 North Square, Boston.

Sunday, July 10

12:00pm Madonna Della Cava Clambake at Labors Training Grounds. Join in the 15th Annual Madonna Della Cava Clambake at the Labors Training Grounds in Hopkinton, Mass. Tickets are $70 and must be purchased prior to the event. For tickets or more information, contact Vince at 617-320-6279. View the event posting.

2:00pm Madonna delle Grazie Procession at St. Leonard Church. St Leonard Church is located on the corner of Hanover & Prince Streets, procession only.

8:00pm My Big Fat Greek Wedding Movie at Christopher Columbus Park. A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity, more information.

2. Did you happen to see the following stories?

The story behind the flag at Filippo Ristorante in the North End: The large decorative flag that hangs in the first-floor dining room of Filippo Ristorante in the North End commemorates an annual jousting tournament in owner Filippo Frattaroli’s hometown of Sulmona in Abruzzo, Italy. Continue reading about the cutthroat jousting competition that dates back to medieval times at, The Boston Globe.

Boston Price Comparison: What $650,000 Buys Right NowTake a look at this comparison of what $650,000 can buy you with the housing market in Charlestown, the North End, Jamaica Plain, and Mission Hill. Ranging from brand-new condos to single-families, view the comparison at, Boston Curbed.

This New App is the ‘Waze for Restaurant Wait Times’Sick of long lines in North End restaurants? This new app, TiRest will help you find a place to eat throughout Greater Boston. In addition to listing restaurants near you, the app allows you to see if they’re open, along with the wait times, reviews and ratings, see the article at BostInno.

3. How is this for a social media Flashback Friday? Circa 1890 on North Bennet Street:

Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

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