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Weekend Guide: Center Plaza Sold, Saturday Evening Girls, Local Events Rundown!

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Events for Friday, April 21

12:30pm Pasquetta Holiday at ABCD North End / West End NSC, 1 Michelangelo Street. Pasquetta is Easter Monday, which is an important holiday in Italy! We are celebrating on a Friday instead due to the Patriot’s Day holiday.

1:00pm Paul Revere House: A Visit with Paul Revere. David Connor brings Boston’s favorite patriot vividly to life. Ask him about the details of his midnight ride, inquire about his 16 children, or engage him in conversation about his activities as a member of the Sons of Liberty. Located at 19 N Square, more information.

6:00pm Laura Ventimiglia, book presentation – Letter to my Children. An inspiring story unfolds in this dual language book of the rich history, culture, and ties that bind and define a family of Italian descent, written through the unique perspective of a letter to the author’s children. Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street.

Boston’s Center Plaza sold for $365M:


Notable news found elsewhere:

Author Interview: Jane Healey takes us back in time with ‘The Saturday Evening Girls Club’

This interview with debut author Jane Healey talks about the young women who created the Saturday Evening Girl Pottery at the turn of the 20th century. “I sometimes say that Boston’s North End is such an important part of the story that it’s like another main character.” Read the full article at Hypable.

Mike’s Pastry opens in Somerville

Today marked the grand opening of Mike’s Pastry in Somerville’s Assembly Row. The iconic North End bakery is now serving their famous cannoli’s in three locations, The Boston Globe has social media coverage of the opening of their newest location.

Plan your weekend with Community Calendar:

Saturday, April 22

10:30am I Piccoli Lettori Join I AM Books for its Italian reading group for little ones! Children (0-4) and their parents will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning. Located at I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston.

1:00pm Paul Revere House: Patriot Fife and Drum. Enjoy a lively concert of music that accompanied colonists as they marched, danced, wooed their beloveds, and waged war. David Vose and Sue Walko provide fascinating insight into each selection they perform. 19 N Square, Boston, more information.

6:00pm Celebrating Poetry Month with Italian American Writers Assoc. Several poets and authors (including Maria Lisella and B Amore) will celebrate National Poetry Month along with I AM Books during this special event in collaboration with the Italian American Writers Association. Located at I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston.

Sunday, April 23

10:30am The God Questions 6 Week Series Begins. Does God exist? Creation or Evolution? Why Suffering? What Happens When I Die? Come Join us for this special series. You’ll find a loving community that welcomes questions. ….and searches for answers together. Located at the Boston Harbor Community Church, 9 Salutation St, Boston.

3:00pm Mass. Armenian Genocide Commemoration at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway. You’re invited by the Massachusetts Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee to gather at the Park to honor their shared history.

3:30pm LeggiAMO Insieme. The volunteer group Nati per Leggere of Greater Boston, in collaboration with I AM Books presents LeggiAMO Insieme, full immersion Italian story time and play. For children 4-7 and their parents. This event is free and open to the public. Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street.

7:00pm Asperger’s Are Us at Improv Asylum. Asperger’s Are Us will have a show on Sunday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Improv Asylum in Boston. Asperger’s Are Us is an autistic comedy troupe. Tickets $20 and more information.

7:00pm Boston Recorder Orchestra Concert at Old North Church, 193 Salem Street. The Boston Recorder Orchestra returns for a concert at Old North! Last year’s concert was truly outstanding and now, anyone who missed that performance has another chance to hear this very interesting and accomplished orchestra.

From the Community: 

Asperger’s Are Us Comedy Troupe at Improv Asylum on Sunday, April 23rd. Asperger’s Are Us will have a show on Sunday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Improv Asylum in Boston. Asperger’s Are Us is an autistic comedy troupe, more information.

Registration for Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Registration is open for the 29th annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai®, the nation’s most successful single-day fundraising walk. Scheduled for Sunday, September 24, 2017, the fundraiser supports adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Register at www.JimmyFundWalk.org.

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