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Thursday’s Guide: Holocaust Memorial Repaired, NEWRA Meeting, NEMPAC Concert!

Thursday’s things to know!

Events for Thursday, July 13th:

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 the library, 25 Parmenter Street.

5:30pm NEMPAC Summer Concert Series on the Prado. Located at the Paul Revere Mall, this is free and open to the public!
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. – Hilary Noble Jazz Duo
6:45 – 7:30 p.m. – Dirty Water Brass Band
Read full artist descriptions and find full details at www.nempacboston.org.

5:30pm Boston Workplace FitnessCresa 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 Peace Corps: Stories from the Field at West End Library. A Recruiting session to learn about the challenging, fulfilling and inspirational moments of Peace Corps service directly from a volunteer currently in the field. Located at Located at 151 Cambridge Street.

7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. Recurring on the 2nd Thursday of the month, visit www.newra.org for more information.

News from around the city:

At Boston’s Holocaust Memorial, ‘an end to brokenness’

Twenty-two years ago when the New England Holocaust Memorial was installed in downtown Boston, the founders anticipated that the 132 panes of glass may be vandalized. These pre conceived notions were realized when 21-year-old Roxbury man threw a rock and shattering one of the panes, read the article at, The Boston Globe.

Boston is one of the top 15 cities in America, according to Travel + Leisure readers

In case you were wondering, Travel + Leisure magazine readers have ranked Boston one of the best cities in America. The scoring was compiled for sights and landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping, and value, then given a numerical score based on those ratings, read the full story at, Boston.com.

Marijuana billboard in South Boston called ‘insensitive’

Folks in Southie are not pleased with a billboard that reads: “States that legalized marijuana had 25% fewer opioid-related deaths.’’ What bothered one specific resident was the fact that this advertisement was placed in a neighborhood hard hit by opioid abuse, Boston.com has more on the story.

Repaired holocaust memorial:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Friday, July 14

1:00pm Singin’ in the Rain Movie at North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street. Enjoy musicals old and new followed by discussion (and coffee and cookies!). Feel free to bring your lunch. Singin’ in the Rain (1952/103 mins), more information.

1:00pm Book Signing with Rico Petrocelli at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Faneuil Hall Marketplace will host former Red Sox player Rico Petrocelli at Quincy Market from for a signing of his book, Tales From the 1967 Red Sox Dugout, written with Chaz Scoggins. View the event posting.

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.

7:00pm Sissy Castrogiovanni and Ehud Ettun concert. Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street, Tickets cost $15 and are available here.

8:00pm Outdoor Movie: “The Notebook” at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel. A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences – movie starts at dusk.

Saturday, July 15

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.

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 Glass Harmonica Concert – Paul Revere House. Vera Meyer plays early American melodies on the intriguing instrument that Ben Franklin invented. The ethereal, haunting tones Meyer creates as she places her wet fingers on the rims of rotating glass bowls will mesmerize all who listen! The Paul Revere House is located at 19 N Square.

From the Community: 

AS Roma International Champions Cup in Boston. World-renowned Italian soccer team AS Roma returns to its Boston HQ for a 10-day training camp at Harvard on July 20-30. In addition to the open-to-the-public training sessions, Roma will create a family-friendly Fan Festival with food, fun and prizes. View the event posting.

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