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Weekend Guide: Harborfest, NEMPAC Improv, Boncore’s Endorsement, Boston Pizza Festival!

Things to know for Weekend!

Events for Friday, June 30th:

11:00am Harborfest kickoff at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The 215th Army Band will play to the crowd to get the event started. Following a few short speeches, the Mayor and a senior Navy official will cut the Official Boston Harborfest cake courtesy of Montilio’s Baking Company. From 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. See all Harborfest activities at: http://www.bostonharborfest.com/

12:30pm NEMPAC Youth Improv FREE Performance at the Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover Street. Join NEMPAC’s Youth Improv Troupe for their final performance at the Improv Asylum after an exciting week of Improv camp! Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. More information.

1:00pm A Visit with Paul Revere – Paul Revere House, 19 N Square. 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.

8:00pm Movie Night: “Notting Hill” at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel. The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world. The movie Movie starts at dusk!

Notable news found elsewhere:

In District 1, Boncore denies ‘defensive endorsement’ of Edwards

State Senator Joe Boncore has been maintaining that he had “an immediate connection,’’ with Lydia Edwards, who is vying to succeed City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina as District 1 City Councilor. Despite this sentiment, rumor has it that Boncore said he is only supporting her because he is afraid Edwards might someday run against him, The Boston Globe has the full story.

First Annual Boston Pizza Festival Brings Taste of Naples to City Hall Plaza

On July 8 and 9, Boston City Hall Plaza will be consumed by the first Boston Pizza Festival. Featuring 27 massive, handcrafted wood-fired ovens, this event will seek answers to the same question: Where can one find the best pizza in Boston? BostInno has the full story.

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Plan your weekend with the Community Calendar

Saturday, July 1

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 Street.

12:00pm Boston Harborfest Colonialfest @ Old North (Sat & Sun). FREE and open to the public! Join Old North for a weekend long celebration of our nation’s independence! As part of the citywide Boston Harborfest, Colonialfest is a campus-wide family-friendly program that offers a variety of exciting hands-on colonial activities like chocolate making, sewing, tricorne hat making, musket lessons, fife playing, quill writing, and more! This year, nautical activities like rope-tying, miniature boat-making, and pirate spelunking will help us extol Old North’s summer theme of Boston as Seascape. Located at Old North Church, 193 Salem Street. View the event posting.

12:00pm Independence Day Family Celebration hosted by FOCCP at Christopher Columbus Park. Free family events, all afternoon, at Christopher Columbus Park! Brought to you by Friends of Christopher Columbus Park! See the flyer.

1:00pm Patriot Fife and Drum – Paul Revere House. 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. Located at the Paul Revere House, 19 N Square.

8:00 p.m. Screening of Yankee Doodle Dandy As the evening begins in Christopher Columbus Park, enjoy a performance from Hyde Park’s own singing troupe Sweet Harmony as they sing show tunes. Following the performance, bring your movie snacks and picnic blankets for a showing of Yankee Doodle Dandy.

From the Community: 

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Stop Sign Politically Defaced in North End

Image found on a decorated/defaced STOP sign located on the corner of Commercial and Clark Streets. Clever in that the red colors of sticker and sign match quite well, suggesting a directive from the City of Boston. Free speech? Yes. Stupid in stated concept: YES, continue reading.

Unions Endorse Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council

32BJ SEIU, representing 18,000 property service workers in Massachusetts joined with Boston Teachers Union, representing 10,000 education professionals, and SEIU Local 888, representing over 8,000 public service and higher education workers in Massachusetts, to announce their endorsement of Lydia Edwards for the District 1 seat to represents the North End, Charlestown and East Boston, continue reading.

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