Is private development creating a barrier to Boston’s waterfront? Peter Shelley of the Conservation Law Foundation thinks so. In a Globe profile, Shelley makes the case that the public paid for today’s pristine harbor while city and state officials are letting developers privatize it. Read more.
U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Boston’s population was 673,184 people at the end of 2016, up 8.5% or over 50,000 from 2010. John Keith runs down the numbers on Universal Hub.
Plan your events with the Community Calendar:
Wednesday, May 31
9:30am Mayor’s Coffee Hour at Christopher Columbus Park. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 18th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour. The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh about open space and other needs in their neighborhoods. View the event posting.
6:00pm Historian Talk by Anthony Sammarco – Back Bay of Boston at North End Library, 25 Parmenter St. Back Bay of Boston: From the Ropewalks to Muddy River. Noted Boston historian, Anthony Sammarco will present a slide lecture on the transformation of Boston’s Back Bay from a tidal basin to a neighborhood of grand avenues and impressive architecture.
Thursday, June 1
10:30am Children’s Garden Reading Party at North End Library. Celebrate the joy of stories and reading at the 12th Annual Agrippina Fagone Scaduto Bender Garden Party, featuring storyteller Big Joe, who will entertain with his laugh-out-loud-funny, adventurous tales! Located at 25 Parmenter Street, more information.
10:30am Mahjong (American Style) at North End Library. Located at 25 Parmenter Street, come and play the American-style variant of this tile-based game that originated in China and requires skill, strategy, and calculation. The cost is free, beginners are welcome. No sign up is required.
6:00pm NE Public Safety Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. Attended by Boston Police Area A-1, all North End / Waterfront residents are welcome to attend!
7:00pm Faithkeepers Movie Event. Movie presentation of Faithkeepers. In the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, Christians and other minorities are being violently persecuted, driven out of their homes, and killed. Their places of worship are being destroyed, and their history is being erased. Click Here for Preview & Tickets.
Saturday, June 3
10:00am Photo Lecture: Through the Eyes of the Photojournalist at Mariners House, 11 North Square. The North End Historical Society is pleased to host Essdras Suarez, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist, for a an hour lecture and presentation entitled “Through the Eyes of the Photojournalist,” view the event posting.
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 Street.
11:00am Greenway Open Market. The Greenway Open Market is a vibrant open-air artisan market featuring talented area artists, crafters, and independent designers. Visitors will find exceptional art, locally produced products, and much more! Explore the parks, stroll tree-lined promenades, take in the city sights, soak up the sunshine, play in the Rings Fountain, grab a bite to eat at a food truck, and shop local at the Greenway Open Market! It’s truly an original Boston experience! Located at the Rings Fountain, Milk St, Boston. Also on Sunday, June, 4th!
11:30am North End Yoga. On Hanover Street & Cross Street, North End Yoga is excited to once again present Summer in the City: a free Yoga and Pilates Fusion event on Saturday, June 3rd. Classes will kick off with Jennifer Phelan leading you through her signature 30 minute Pilates Fusion workout. Joanna Benevides will follow with a refreshing 45 minute Vinyasa Flow. All levels of students are welcome to participate in one or both classes for a beautiful blend of a mind/ body experience. More information.
From the Community:
Festa della Repubblica Italiana Celebration on June 4th at Christopher Columbus Park
Join us on June 4, 2017 at Christopher Columbus Park to celebrate the 71th anniversary of Festa della Repubblica Italiana, Italian Republic Day. The event runs through the afternoon with free exhibits, children’s area and Italian music. Read more.
Brunch Fit Cycling with Exhale Battery Wharf + Aragosta
You guys,,,Exhale Battery Wharf is launching a cycling studio and we could not be more excited! Come help us celebrate with Exhale + Aragosta, with a kick-ass cycling class followed by of course, brunch and mimosas!! Read more.
I AM Books hosts “My Sinatra” Ticket Giveaway
In partnership with the Wilbur Theater, I AM Books and its mascot Lily Lambretta are giving away two pairs of tickets to the June 18th “My Sinatra” Father’s Day special. Read more.
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