Community Daily Briefs

3 Things for the Weekend: All-Alcohol Licenses, Cross Street Proposal, Family Pride Day!

3 Things to Know for Friday, September 16th!

1.  Instagram Boast: “The smell of Italian food permeated the air, and every restaurant had an open patio. Every corner was historic, and there were cobblestones everywhere. I loved North End.”

2. From the news!

Board has more than two dozen applications for just five unrestricted liquor licensesThe Boston Licensing Board held 14 hearings from restaurants that are requesting one of the five all-alcohol licenses that the state legislature granted to the city. As for the North End, Antico Forno, Crudo, Carmelina’s, and Strega have applied for licenses, continue reading at UniversalHub.

New look miffs old neighborsThe “gateway property” to the North End is the site for a plan to construct a new retail building, regardless of neighborhood concern that the modern design doesn’t fit the city’s oldest residential neighborhood. Charter Realty & Development plans to build a 5,500-square-foot building on Cross Street with four retail spaces, three of which would include an interior mezzanine level. Read the full article at, The Boston Herald.

Dining Playbook: Il Molo 

Father-son duo Donata Frattaroli & Donato Frattaroli Jr. open up their new restaurant in the North End serving local New England seafood that takes on an Italian flare. View the segment by, NESN Dining Playbook.

3. The Community Calendar is jammed with events this week:

Friday, September 16

6:30pm Back to School Dance Party at Nazzaro Center Playground. NEAD will hold a Back to School Dance Party, there will be music, dancing, free give-aways and pizza and snacks for kids of all ages. Parents must attend with their kids, this is not a drop-off event.

7:30pm Jesus in Boston (Young Adults) at St. Leonard Church.  Join us for a great night with: Adoration, Praise and Worship, Confession, Mass, Italian Food and Awesome People.

Saturday, September 17

10:30am Children’s reading in Italian: L’Orsetto Bruno, by author Fausto Panizzolo. Fausto Panizzolo will read from his charming children’s book, “L’orsetto Bruno”. Reading in Italian.  [I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston].

12:00pm North End Family Pride Day at Langone Park. North End Against Drugs has re-scheduled, there will be entertainment, face painting, arts and crafts, Balloon Art, A free BBQ, Bocce Tournament and much more. The event is free to all North End/Waterfront residents, Nazzaro Center members and friends and family of NEAD.

12:00pm Johnny Paolo Bocce Tourney at Langone Park. North End Against Drugs Annual Johnny Paolo Memorial Bocce Tournament will be held at the Johnny Paolo Bocce Courts at Langone Park on Commercial Street. Entrance fee is $5 per player, teams will be picked out of a hat. Free BBQ and trophies for the winners.

1:00pm Paul Revere House: Printing Demonstration. Did you know Paul Revere worked as an engraver? Using similar technology R. P. Hale produces copies of his own wood block image of the Revere House on a hand-cranked press. Prints (available for sale) are only made at the Revere House. [Located at 19 N Square, Boston].

7:00pm A Night of Classical Anarchy at DeFilippo Playground (Gassy).  Shakespeare, Sophocles and Sondheim performed in ways you’ve never seen. This unique collaboration between youth and adult performers takes on many theatrical styles and challenges them to think of classic, iconic scenes in a new way. [Also on Sunday September 18th, 7:00pm].

Sunday, September 18

11:00am Local Food Festival / Family Fun Zone on the Greenway.  Numerous local organizations and non-profits, will be educating and inspiring people about the many advantages of local food and a maintaining healthy and fit lifestyle. Food is central to daily life and family culture, and a means for empowerment, community connection and cultural celebration.

12:00pm Sunday Afternoon for Families & Friends at the Armenian Heritage Park.  Highlights of this delightful afternoon for all ages includes The Leon Janikian Quartet, dance instruction with Apo Ashjian, founder of the Sayat Nova Dance Company, Hoodsies, “Find Someone Game” with a chance to win six tickets for a Boston Duck Tour, and much more.

1:00pm Carmela Cattuti – Book presentation and signing.  Carmela Cattuti started her writing career as a journalist for the Somerville News in Boston, MA. After she finished her graduate work in English Literature from Boston College she began to write creatively and taught a journal writing course at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. [I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston].

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

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