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Thursday’s Guide: Goodbye Tall Ships, Nick Varano’s Story, Greenway Lighting, NEMPAC’s Beethoven’s Fidelio

Things to know for Thursday!

Events for Thursday, June 22nd:

Tall Ships in Boston leave today The tall ships will leave Boston Harbor around 8am on Thursday morning, although without sails and not in a parade formation. See our coverage of the five day visit and go to SAIL BOSTON for more information.

10:45am Mah Johgg at North End Library. Friends of the North End Library invite you to join in on their weekly Located at 25 Parmenter Street beginners always welcome! Just show up.

5:30pm Opening Night Reception & Performance: Fidelio at the NEMPAC Opera Project. Opening Night Opera Fundraiser Reception at Union Oyster House from 5:30 – 7pm Following the reception, guests will be escorted to their prime seats for the opening night performance of Fidelio, Beethoven’s only opera, at Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall. More information.

5:30pm Boston Workplace Fitness. Cresa Boston are bringing together employees in nearby offices to The Greenway to participate in a fitness program promoting wellness in the workplace. Located at Milk Street & Atlantic Avenue, more information.

6:00pm Anthony Fasano: 40 Days in Italy. When people asked Anthony Fasano about his nationality, he always replied, “I’m Italian,” without understanding the depths of what that meant. After 35 years of saying this, and with the birth of his third child and the aging of his grandparents, he decided that vague response wasn’t good enough anymore. Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street.

7:30pm NEMPAC Opera Project Presents: Beethoven’s Fidelio. Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven libretto by Joseph von Sonnleithner, after a drama by Jean-Nicolas Bouilly Sung in German, with English dialogue and subtitles – Tickets Now on Sale. Located at Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall. [Additional performances on Friday, June 23, Saturday, June 24, and a free showing on Sunday at Christopher Columbus Park].

Notable news found elsewhere:

Restaurant owner says North End childhood inspired his food career

This interview features Nick Varano in the comfort of his home with a full spread of food which is a “typical Thursday” in the Varano household. The Boston restaurant owner who owns several North End establishments spoke explicitly about what drives him and what really matters, WCVB Boston has the interview.

Text this art display to light up Boston’s Greenway

The latest Color Commons 2017 project on the Rose Kennedy Greenway allows people to control the Light Blades by sending a text message. A series of 24-foot tall illuminating towers that decorate the park can simply be controlled by your iPhone, read in full at Metro Boston.

Summer is officially in full swing:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Friday, June 23

6:00pm Celebration of Summer IV: Donna Summer Roller Disco Party. Celebration of Summer IV: Donna Summer Roller Disco Party Roller skate disco returns to City Hall Plaza for the 4th annual tribute to Boston-born disco legend Donna Summer. More information.

8:00pm Movie Night: “Moonstruck” at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel. Located at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel, the movie starts at dusk.

Saturday, June 24

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! Located at the Rings Fountain, Milk St, Boston. Also on Sunday, June 18!

6:00pm NEAA Youth Majors Baseball All-Star Game. The North End Athletic Association Youth Majors Baseball Program will be holding our annual all-star game at Langone Park. View the event posting.

From the Community: 

First Boston Pizza Festival coming to City Hall Plaza on July 8-9Boston’s first ever Pizza Festival featuring celebrated local and international pizza vendors, live music, beer, wine and more. The first of its kind, The Boston Pizza Festival will give Bostonians the opportunity to try some of the best, mouth-watering pizza by the slice, prepared fresh by handcrafted pizza ovens. More on the event.

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