Weekend Guide: Waterfront Duck Housing, PolkaDog Pup Crawl, St. Patricks / St. Joseph’s Day

Things to know for the Weekend!

How about this prime waterfront real estate?

Neighborhood news across Boston:

New owners of Flower Exchange unveil their plan for the site

The former Boston Flower Exchange in the South End is planned to be redeveloped into labs with office buildings, sure to bring thousands of tech and life sciences jobs. The Boston Globe has more on the 1.6 million square feet property that was acquired for $40 million.

Another storm could bring snow to the region this weekend

Consider this a fair warning! Despite the fact that spring technically begins Monday, there is a chance for winter weather this weekend. has views of the few tracks that could bring a wintry mix to Boston.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Friday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day!

12:00pm PolkaDog Pup Crawl at PolkaDog. PolkaDog Pup Craw! Noon to 6pm – Swing by the PolkaDog on Salem Street for some St. Patty’s Day fun with your pup! Located at 57 Salem St, Boston.

3:00pm Step Dancing at Faneuil Hall. What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Boston than with Irish Step Dancers! Join Step About Boston, Boston University’s only Irish Step Dancing club, in the West End of Quincy Market (near the Salty Dog).

6:00pm Stefano De Angelis – ISIS vs. West. After years of war against terrorism, led by the United States and its allies, mainly against Al Qaeda and its international network, today the West is in war with an enemy of a very different caliber and capabilities: ISIS. [I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston].

Saturday, March 18

10:30am Children’s workshop – L’Acchiappasogni (The Dreamcatcher). Join Jenny from Ogopogo for a fun and interactive children’s workshop at I AM Books!
Material will be provided to create a personal dream catcher, l’acchiappasogni, as it is called in Italy. Tickets here, located at I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston.

1:00pm Boston Irish Heritage Trail Guided Walking Tour at Boston Common Information Center.  All Tours meets at the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common, 139 Tremont St. (across from McDonald’s) – $15 per adult, $12 for students, seniors and military. Free for children twelve and under with adult.

5:30pm Vatican Museum Patrons & Friends Soiree at Faneuil Hall, 4th Floor. A Vatican Museum Patrons & Friends Soiree. You are cordially invited to attend a Champagne and Hors d’Oeuvres Reception for a Fundraising Event to support our projects: (1) The Life of a Swiss Guard: A Private View (2) Sculpted Portrait of Giuseppe Bossi by Antonio Canova.

Sunday, March 19

St. Joseph’s Day. Since 1870, when Pope Pius IX decreed Joseph as the patron saint of the Church and March 19 as St. Joseph Day, Catholics have used the day to reflect on Joseph’s faithfulness, dignity and obedience as the father of Jesus and husband of Mary. More information.

From the Community:

NEMPAC Perform-a-thon: Announcing Sponsors and Event Timeline. Learn of progress and efforts from NEMPAC on their Perform-a-thon fundraiser. More information.

Peabody Real Estate names Alexandria Cornelio as Manager of its new office in Boston’s North End. Peabody Real Estate, a full-service firm handling all aspects of residential and commercial real estate brokerage and an affiliate of Peabody Properties, today announced the appointment of Alexandria Cornielo of Boston’s Back Bay as Office Manager of their 145 Commercial Street location in Boston’s North End, more information.

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

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