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Weekend Guide: ‘MOAB’ North End Simulation, Lantern Ceremony, Happy Easter!

Things to know for Easter Weekend:

Events for (Good) Friday:

10:30am Caravan Puppets: Passage to Freedom Passover Celebration at West End Library. Caravan Puppets: Passage to Freedom Passover Celebration – Friday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. Children enjoy this interactive, professional puppet show that focuses on the values of freedom and choices, as told through the lens of the Passover story. Located at 151 Cambridge Street, Boston.

6:00pm Roseann Sdoia – Book presentation and signing. Perfect Strangers is about recovery, about choosing joy and human connection over anger and resentment, and most of all, it’s about an unlikely but enduring friendship that grew out of the tragedy of Boston’s worst day. [I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston].

6:30pm Suffering & CompassionGood Friday Celebration at Boston Harbor Community Church – Suffering & Compassion will be held between 6:30p and 9:00pm. The celebration is an interactive contemplation, with 8 stations based loosely on the traditional stations of the cross. Boston Harbor Community Church, 9 Salutation Street, Boston. More information here.

“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight”


Notable News from alternate sources:

Read the story at, The Boston Globe.

Here’s what the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ could do to Boston’s North End

The US dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal on an ISIS target in Afghanistan, so what would the damage be if it hit the North End? Using a simulation tool, the “Mother of All Bombs” would just about deplete the entire neighborhood, The Boston Globe has the story that you won’t want to miss.

Marathon Monday weather looks great for both runners and watchers

Looking forward to Monday? Good news, temperatures during the 121st running will range from 60 to 66 degrees, leaving a day that isn’t too hot or too cold. For more details on the forecast and the history of weather on Patriots Day, read The Boston Globe.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Saturday, April 15 [One Boston Day]

10:00am NEAD Easter Party & Puppet Show at Nazzaro Center. North End Against Drugs will be holding our Annual Children’s Easter Party on Sat. April 15th from 10am to 12 Noon at the Nazzaro Center. The event is free, please bring your own camera to take photos of the your kids/family with the Easter Bunny. More information.

11:30am Swan Boats Opening Day at Boston Public Garden. Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the first ride of the season on the popular Boston Swan Boats as they open at the Public Garden lagoon on Saturday, April 15, at 11:30 a.m.

1:00pm Creative Kitchens Tour in Beacon Hill / Back Bay. Creative Kitchens Tour 2017’ set for April 8 “Creative Kitchens Tour 2017” offers a look at kitchens from cozy country to sleek contemporary in eight Beacon Hill and Back Bay 19th century townhouses.

1:00pm, 1:45pm, and 2:30pm Paul Revere House: Rachel Revere: A Revolutionary Woman. Who held the Revere family together after Paul set off on his Midnight Ride? Joan Gatturna takes on the role of Paul Revere’s second wife. Enjoy her dramatic account of a woman’s struggle to hold home and family together in a time of war, blockades, and shortages. Located at19 N Square, Boston, more information.

Sunday, April 16 – Easter Sunday

10:30am Easter Service and Breakfast. Join us for a Special Easter Service & Breakfast – located at  Boston Harbor Community Church, 9 Salutation St, Boston.

8:00pm Annual Lantern Ceremony, Speaker: David Rubenstein. Lantern Ceremony: Join us on Sunday, April 16th for the 242nd Lantern Ceremony at the Old North Church! This annual event commemorates April 18, 1775, when two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church, launching what would become the American Revolutionary War. Signaling the departure of the British regulars “by sea,” the two lanterns have come to represent the resolve and ingenuity of the American spirit. More information.

From the Community: 

Annual Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Playground Celebration. The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park are hosting their Annual Playground Celebration. New sand will be added to the sandbox and the playground will be cleaned.  Free pizza from Benevento’s.  Kindercare will be organizing activities for the kids and a thank you to Joe’s American Bar for their support.  The North End Fire Truck will arrive for the kids to board.  Great time to meet new families and visit with old friends. More information.

North End Girl Scout Troop Clothing Drive for Cradles to Crayons. You probably have a lot of clothes you don’t need or your children have outgrown. Please consider donating them! Our Girl Scout Troop will accept kids’ clothes sizes newborn to 14 years old, as well as women’s and men’s sizes small and medium. More information.

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

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