Community Daily Briefs

3 Things for the Weekend: St. Agrippina’s Feast, Uber Fee, Dining Plans App, Free Greenway Carousel!

Yep, you made it to the weekend! Today is Friday, August 5th and here are 3 things to know:

1. Scenes from the Thursday Night opening of the St. Agrippina’s Feast!

2. Keeping up with the news, view the following stories: 

This New App Has Your Dining Plans Figured OutDinner plans have you stressing? The new app ‘Date Seat’ helps you choose a restaurant by filtering places by traits like ambience, “first date material,” noise leve, post-work drinks, summer night spots, classy date places, etc. Read more on the app designed to help Bostonians navigate the city’s restaurant scene at Boston Magazine.

Uber fee plan may confound Charlie BakerA bill regulating ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft is currently on Governor Charlie Baker’s desk, the legislation would put a 20-cent per-ride fee on the companies. Helping to write the bill was the North End’s State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, who told the Boston Globe that “these ride-hailing cars are going to be using the roads,” contending that this is a small piece to make sure the companies are paying their fair share of maintenance. Read the full story at, The Boston Globe.

3. Plan ahead! The weekend schedule is packed with festivities in the neighborhood:

Friday – Sunday 102nd St. Agrippina’s Feast at Hanover & Battery Streets

Saint Agrippina’s Feast is here! With the St. Joseph Society not having a feast this year, St. Agrippina’s Feast is the first “big” festival of the year. The society is hosting a 4-day festival with daily processions and a full lineup of entertainment, concluding with the famous “Tug of War.”

Some highlights of the feast:
Friday, 5:00pm: St. Agrippina Procession
Friday, 8:00pm: Draw the Line at St. Agrippina’s Feast
Saturday, 12:00pm: Greater Boston Firefighters & Drums Procession.
Saturday, 8:00pm: The Manhattans at St. Agrippina’s Feast.
Sunday. 8:00pm: Tug of War at St. Agrippina’s Feast
Sunday. 10:00pm: Closing Ceremonies / Procession at St. Agrippina’s Feast.

Friday, August 5

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 Free Carousel Rides on the Greenway. The Greenway Carousel will be free of admission, brought to you by the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Friday program.

6:30pm-8:30pm Crosstown Music Fridays at North Square. Crosstown Music Fridays in North Square, original and classic live rock music. Free!

7:30pm Back to the Future Movie Outside at Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf. A young man is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. More information.

Saturday, August 6

6:30pm NEMPAC Board Meeting (North End Music and Performing Arts Center). Located at the Mariners House, 11 N Square, Boston: visit for more information.

Sunday, August 7

11:00am Boston Seafood Festival at Boston Fish Pier. Boston Seafood Festival presented By: Boston Fisheries Foundation. General Admission: $15.00,  The Boston Fisheries Foundation welcomes you to join us for the Fifth Annual Boston Seafood Festival on the historic Boston Fish Pier. It will be a day of sensational seafood tastings, clambakes and chef demos, educational events, and family fun.

7:30pm Ghostbusters (1984) Movie at Christopher Columbus Park. Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. More information.

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

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