Community Daily Briefs

July 4th Weekend’s 3 Things & Photo: Harborfest, Cycle Track Progress, Fireworks!

Shown are coaches and players of the 2016 North End Athletic association (NEAA) T-Ball League for 5 year old. About 40 kids participated. Each player was awarded medals on the final day of the season. (photo by Phil Orlandella)
Shown are coaches and players of the 2016 North End Athletic association (NEAA) T-Ball League for 5 year old. About 40 kids participated, each player was awarded medals on the final day of the season. (Photo by Phil Orlandella).

Three Things to Know Today

1. Pull out the planner – it is an action packed weekend of events ahead for the holiday weekend!

Friday, July 1

Boston Harborfest July 1-4. With hundreds of activities over a 4-day period at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-friendly event is the country’s largest Fourth of July festival. Activities include the annual opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, Boston Duck Tours, live entertainment and much more! View the event post.

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.

11:00am Harborfest Opening Ceremonies at Faneuil Hall. It all starts on Friday, July 1st with Opening Ceremonies (11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) featuring the 215th Army Band and the famous cake cutting at Faneuil Hall. Live entertainment will begin in Christopher Columbus Park and Long Wharf at 6:30 PM and lead up to a family-friendly movie screening of Yankee Doodle Dandy on the lawn. View the event post.

12:30pm ABCD 4th of July Celebration at Slide Park. Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) will host a 4th of July celebration on Friday, July 1st at 12:30PM, at Copp’s Hill Terrace (Slide Park) in the North End. Rain location at ABCD Center at 1 Michelangelo Street. View the event post.

1:00pm A Visit with Paul Revere. Special Events in Honor of Boston’s Harborfest: David Connor brings Boston’s favorite patriot vividly to life. View the event post.

6:30pm Sweet Harmony Concert at Christopher Columbus Park. Enjoy a variety of Broadway show tunes by the talented vocal performance troupe, leading up to an outdoor screening of Yankee Doodle Dandy. View the event post.

8:30pm Yankee Doodle Dandy Movie at Christopher Columbus Park. Bring your blankets and enjoy this family-friendly musical on an outdoor movie screen! View the event post.

Saturday, July 2

11:00am Arts at Harborfest at Christopher Columbus Park.  Enjoy a variety of entertainment from local artists displaying and selling visual works to Neapolitan theatrics by the North End Performing Arts Center. View the event post.

12:00pm 12pm-4pm Colonial Festival on Prado and Old North Church. In partnership with Harborfest and the Mars Corporation Old North will celebrate the Fourth of July in colonial style. Experience colonial life through hands on activities: fife lessons, sewing, quill writing, tricorne hat making, and more. More information.

4:00pm Opera at Harborfest at Christopher Columbus Park. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park NEMPAC is happy to be performing at the Boston Harborfest this year which is happening between July 1 – 4th, 2016! This special concert is free and open to the public. View the event post.

6:30pm Concert: The House on Cliff at Long Wharf. The House On Cliff is headlining the Crew Party! This Rock N’ Roll band is sure to get you moving and deliver a spectacular concert before a fireworks display! View the events post.

9:00pm Fireworks over Boston Harbor. Various sailors will decorate their boats and light up the Inner Harbor. Live music on Long Wharf will lead up to an incredible fireworks display over Boston’s Inner Harbor, more information.

Sunday, July 3

11:00am Taste of Harborfest at Long Wharf. Come enjoy music by Ruiz Jazz Quartet and various busker acts as Long Wharf becomes a hub for restaurants in the area! More information.

2. Take a look at Christine And Peter’s Day In The North End For Engagement Photography. Tying the knot later this year, Christine and Peter wanted to take their engagement photos in some “creative places” in the North End. From the Prado to some classic alleys, see where else these two went on their walk at, Christian Pleva Images.

3. Social media snapshot, notice the cycle tracks progressing in the neighborhood:

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

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