David "Another Great Sunrise Over Northern Ave Bridge"
David Freed captured this “great Sunrise Over Northern Ave Bridge”

Thursday, August 25th: Here are three things to know

1. The community calendar has the following events on the agenda:

Free Ferry Day to the Harbor Islands. Join us as we celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with a free trip to George’s Island or Spectacle Island! First-come, first-served. Limited to parties of 4 or fewer. [Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, 15 State Street, Suite 1100, Boston].

11:00am 100th Anniversary Celebration of NPS at Christopher Columbus Park. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service and the National Parks of Boston are making a big splash to mark the occasion!The National Parks of Boston and its partner organizations will host dozens of free activities along the waterfront, more information.

4:00pm NEMPAC Instrument Petting Zoo on Prado with Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Public event hosted by NEMPAC and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra to welcome back students from the Summer! Come try out an instrument before the start of the school year. Or learn more about our programs at NEMPAC. [Located at 16 Charter Street, #R, Boston].

6:00pm Lorraine Haddock – Bella Figlia della Mamma. Bella Figlia della Mamma highlights the bond between mothers and daughters, emphasizing the culture and traditions carried from Italy to America by Italian women. [I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston].

2. News clippings from outside sources:

State will expand discounts for Mass. E-ZPass usersWondering how the all-electronic tolling will effect your commute? MassDOT will continue to offer drivers a slight discount for using a Massachusetts E-ZPass, rather than an out-of-state transponder. North End residents can get a discount for the Sumner and Ted Williams tunnels, continue reading more at The Boston Globe.

3. Have you ever seen such organized traffic flow down Hanover Street?!

Thanks to Old North for telling us that the group marches from the Charlestown Navy Yard to see the church each year as part of Chief Petty Officer Heritage Week and pay their respects to Samuel Nicholson, first Commander of the USS Constitution.  Commander Nicholson is interred under Old North in the crypt. A second group of officers is expected to march next Wednesday.

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

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