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Thursday’s Brief: Mah Jongg, NEAD Arts & Crafts, NEMPAC Summer Concert, African American Heritage Talk, Paul Pierce Returns to Boston

Things to Know for Thursday!

Events for Thursday, July 20th

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.

11:00am Italian Tall Ship Amergio Vespucci Public Viewing. This Italian navy training ship will be docked at World Trade Center Pier in the Seaport through Saturday, July 22nd. Board the ship Thursday from 11:00am – 12:00pm.

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.

6:30pm African American Heritage at the West End Branch Library. Author Rosalyn Elder discusses the legacy of our state’s African Americans. Books will be available for purchase at the talk. For more information visit: www.africanamericanheritagemassachusetts.com

Articles from Alternate Sources:

Paul Pierce couldn’t come back to Boston without visiting this famous eatery

After signing his final contract with the Boston Celtics so that he can retire as a Celtic, Paul Pierce stopped by another familiar place in the city from his time in Boston, the Union Oyster House. Read more on Boston.com.

Fenway Center construction imminent as developers, state ink key deal

The state Department of Transportation’s board voted July 17 to execute a 99-year lease with developers John Rosenthal and Gerding Edlen that will allow the five-building Fenway Center project to get underway where Brookline and Commonwealth avenues meet in Boston’s Kenmore Square area. Curbed Boston has more details and a photo rendering of the plan.

Scenes from Around the Neighborhood:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, July 21st

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

8:00pm Outdoor Movie: “Cheaper by the Dozen” at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel. Movies begin at dusk. See the line-up for the rest of the summer here.

Saturday, July 22nd

10:00am Garden Walk & Library Lecture at Christopher Columbus Park. Kerry Ann Mendez, award-winning garden educator, will walk and talk about perennial plants at Christopher Columbus Park and then give an entertaining lecture at the North End Library. Walk begins at 10am at the Christopher Columbus statue. Lecture and book signing begin at 11:45am at the library.

11:00am Greenway Open Market. This vibrant open-air artisan market features 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 Lawn Games at Christopher Columbus Park (West Lawn). Saturday lawn games include corn hole, croquet and more! — Noon to 4p.m. Brought to you by Friends of Christopher Columbus Park!

1:00pm Colonial Basket Weaving – Paul Revere HouseRather than in plastic bags or cardboard boxes, colonists stored cheese, chickens, and candles in specially designed baskets. Fred Lawson weaves and sells reproductions copied from period originals. Free with museum admission.

7:00pm Caliente: A Celebration of Latin Music and CultureCaliente! returns to City Hall for its 10th year, celebrating Latin music, art, and dance. This free event will take place on Saturday, July 22, from 7pm to 9pm. Bachata Heightz headline the tenth annual Latin music festival.

From the Community:

North End Against Drugs Family Pride Week Celebration with Storyteller Big JoeCelebrate the 28th Annual North End Against Drugs Family Pride Week with raucous and inspiring tales told by storyteller “Big Joe,” followed by refreshments on Tuesday, August 1st at 11:45am at the North End Branch Library.

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