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Thursday’s Brief: Digging Wine, Limoncello 2 Opens, Coffee Gentrification, NEMPAC Concert!

Things to know for Thursday

Events for Thursday, July 27th:

10:00am Mah Jongg Drop-in at the North End Library. Friends of the North End Library invite you to drop in anytime between 10am and 2pm for Mah Jongg games at 25 Parmenter Street.

1:00pm NEAD Arts & Crafts at Mirabella PoolNorth End Against Drugs will offer free Arts and Crafts Programs to the youth of the North End outside the concession stand at the Mirabella Pool every Thursday through August 10th from 1pm to 4pm.

5:30pm NEMPAC Summer Concert Series on the Prado. Located at the Paul Revere Mall, this is free and open to the public! This week’s performance features REVMA – Authentic Greek Roots Music. Read full artist descriptions and find full details at www.nempacboston.org.

5:30pm Boston Workplace Fitness. Cresa Boston would like to bring 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.

6:00pm Govt Ctr Garage Redevelopment IAG Meeting at City Hall, 9th Floor. Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting to discuss the Notice of Project Change (NPC) which proposes to decrease the total number of residential units from 486 units to 423 units by converting 118 of the apartment units previously planned on the upper eleven floors of the building to approximately 55 condominium units.

Anybody into aged wine?

Articles of interest:

A brief history of the coffee shop as a symbol for gentrification

When it comes to change within city neighborhoods, coffee shops have often been the tell tale sign. Coffee shops have accompanied neighborhood change in places like the Italian immigrant neighborhood of Boston’s North End where espresso drinks established their presence, Pacific Standard has the full story.

Business Buzz: Limoncello 2 is open on Salem Street

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Limoncello 2 now open on Salem St in North End!

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Friday, July 28

12:00pm NEMPAC Broadway Bootcamp FREE Performance at Improv Asylum. NEMPAC’s Teen Theater Troupe presents their “Broadway Bootcamp – Hamilton to Matilda!” final performance at the Improv Asylum on July 28th! Located at 216 Hanover Street.

1:00pm La La Land Movie at North End Library, 25 Parmenter St. Enjoy musicals old and new followed by discussion, feel free to bring your lunch, view the event posting.

1:00pm #PictureQuincyMarket – Social Photography Workshop at Quincy Market. Learn to take your Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook photography to the next level with three lunchtime workshops taught by staff from Artists for Humanity. Space is limited, so please pre-register!

6:00pm Friday Afternoon Concert Series. Fridays in July and August, this concert series will showcase local music, located at Sam Adams Park.

8:00pm Outdoor Movie: “The Little Mermaid” at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel. A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land, the movie starts at dusk.

Saturday, July 29

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! Located at the Rings Fountain, Milk Street. [Also on Sunday, July 16 – same time].

12:00pm Lawn Games at Christopher Columbus Park (West Lawn). Saturday Lawn Games on the West Lawn (corn hole, croquet and more!) — Noon to 4p.m. Brought to you by Friends of Christopher Columbus Park!

1:00pm The Tailor’s Craft – Paul Revere House. Clothing historian Henry Cooke takes on the role of an early Boston tailor. Watch as he “takes the measure” of visitors, then sits cross-legged, fashioning waistcoats from luxurious fabrics and “slops” from coarse weaves. Located at 19 North Square, view the event posting.

From the Community: 

Coloring in the Courtyard for Adults. Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring! Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored. Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home, view the full posting.

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One Reply to “Thursday’s Brief: Digging Wine, Limoncello 2 Opens, Coffee Gentrification, NEMPAC Concert!

  1. We have over 100 restaurants in the No. End & if there are 15 Italian Chefs in the Neighborhood cooking, that
    is a miracle. Limoncello 2 has a chef from Naples, Italy & what a plus that is for the neighborhood. Great
    food, atmosphere, music & an outstanding staff, thanks to Susan Lopez, daughter of Joe Lopez, who most
    No. End residents are familiar with. Joe had Joseph’s Aquarium, Joseph’s in the Mercantile Bldg. & Joe’s on High,
    which was located on High St. Boston. The fruit does not fall far from the tree, Susan is an excellent asset to
    Limoncello 2 & I wish them the best. Kudos to you SUSAN.

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