Community Daily Briefs

3 Things for the Weekend: St. Anthony’s Feast, Earthquake in Italy, Faneuil Hall 40th!

Three Things to Know for the Weekend!

1. The time for the “Feast of all Feasts” has arrived:

2. The earthquake in Italy had some North Enders shocked:

Earthquake In Italy ‘Hits Home’ In Boston’s North End

A 6.2 earthquake in central Italy that killed over 100 people and injured hundreds had North End residents glued to an Italian news station. Mivan Cattaneo, who was working at Caffe dello Sport said “it hits home especially in an Italian neighborhood like this,” watch the video coverage and read more at, CBS Boston.

3. Taking the spotlight of events this weekend is the St. Anthony’s Feast:

St. Anthony’s Feast
Endicott, Thacher & North Margin Streets
Feast opens at 7:00 pm on Friday
12:00pm-11:00pm Saturday & Sunday
Sunday: 12:00pm Grand Procession starts

Friday, August 26

6:30am Free Boot Camp at Christopher Columbus Park. Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series – free fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer.

11:00am Street Performer Showcase at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Faneuil Hall Marketplace will host its world-class street buskers who will perform their best acts including magic, juggling, acrobatic and music free-of-charge across the Marketplace from 11 am – 9 pm.

6:30pm Crosstown Music Fridays at North Square. Crosstown Music Fridays in North Square, bringing original and classic live rock music, for free!

7:30pm Some Like It Hot Movie Outside at Boston Harbor Hotel Rowes Wharf. When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Saturday, August 27

Faneuil Hall 40th Anniversary PartyThe disco ball will be spinning during the weekend of August 26-28 when Faneuil Hall Marketplace throws it back to 1976 when the Marketplace reopened after extensive renovations. During the 40th anniversary weekend, Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be filled with the sights and sounds of the 70’s. This is a free event!

1:00pm The Art of SpinningThe art of spinning is best learned by the young, and Zoe Lawson has been practicing the craft of spinning by drop spindle and on a wheel since childhood. She shares her techniques while in 18th century garb, accompanied by her fellow fiber artist and father, Fred Lawson. [The Paul Revere House, 11 North Square, Boston].

1:00pm Dance Party: Bernard Fullen at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Free 70’s Dance Party on the West End of the Marketplace. Live 70’s music will be performed from 1 – 6 pm and will feature the Bernard Fullen, the lead vocalist for “Lloyd Parks and His New Bluenotes.”

2:00pm The Sugarbabies at 70’s Dance Party at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Free 70’s Dance Party on the West End of the Marketplace. From 2:00 – 4:00pm, the Sugarbabies will be the featured band. The Sugarbabies are a 7-piece band that specializes in both old and new classics.

4:00pm End of Summer Family Picnic at Christopher Columbus Park. North End families, come join us for an end of the summer family potluck picnic! Bring your family and your favorite dish/meal to share. Bring your chairs/blankets, kick-back, mingle, meet new families and let the kids run wild (guaranteed a great night’s sleep for all).

4:00pm Vinyl Groove at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Free 70’s Dance Party on the West End of the Marketplace. From 4:00 – 6:00pm, Vinyl Groove will be the featured band. Vinyl Groove is a multi-talented vocal group that sings R&B dance music from the 70’s, Motown-Philly and Classic Disco Dance Music.

Sunday, August 28

3:00pm Roll Back Pricing at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Merchants will offer one food item for the same price that it was available for back in 1976. How about a slice of cheese pizza from Regina Pizzeria, a soft pretzel from Boston Pretzel, or an ice cream cone from Sprinkles Ice Cream for only $2.00 each?

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

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