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Thursday’s Guide: National Oyster Day, Arts & Crafts, St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast!

What you should know for Thursday!

The calm before the storm.

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Notable news found elsewhere:

Oystersa culinary thrill for Boston foodies

This Saturday marks National Oyster Day, a trending food item among Boston restaurants like North Square Oyster, which moves about 6,000 to 7,000 oysters per week. These oysters are served with a creative spin of New England surf and turf, the Boston Herald has the full story.

These photos and videos show just how bad today’s storms were

From the flash floods to the thunder and lighting, Wednesday brought some severe weather to downtown Boston. If you think the North End streets had water issues, The Boston Globe compiled photos and videos of the worst weather scenes in the city.

Events for Thursday, August 3:

[August 3, 4, 5 & 6] St. Agrippina Feast at Hanover & Battery Streets in Boston’s North End. The St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast will take place on Hanover & Battery Streets with the procession starting at 12:00pm on Sunday.

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.

10:00am Kids Artist in Residence Workshop at Christopher Columbus Park. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program, sponsored by Holly and David Bruce, is pleased to announce the return of its series of children’s arts workshops. Participation is free but young children must be accompanied by an adult.

11:00am Rosalita’s Puppets Marionette at Christopher Columbus Park. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program, sponsored by Holly and David Bruce, is pleased to announce the return of its series of children’s arts workshops. Participation is free but young children must be accompanied by an adult.

12:00pm Recruiting Sessions: TSA Boston is Hiring – West End Branch Library, Cambridge St. Located at 151 Cambridge St, Boston. Recruiting Sessions:  TSA Boston Is Hiring– Join us at this Recruiting Session to learn about career opportunities in a fast-paced dynamic environment with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Boston Logan International Airport.  For more information, contact our office at BOS_Assessment@tsa.dhs.gov.

12:00pm Boston ComicCon Parade at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Boston Comic Con 5th Annual Parade & Costume Contest Dress up as your favorite superhero or comic book character for the 5th annual Boston Comic Con Costume Parade and Contest. Be sure to RSVP on EventBrite.

1:00pm NEAD Arts & Crafts at Mirabella Pool. Located at 475 Commercial Street,  North End Against Drugs will offer free Arts and Crafts Programs to the youth of the North End. A different craft will be offered each week as well as gymp and pot holder making.

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 Sports Night at Polcari Playground (Outside Nazzaro). Sports Night at the Polcari Playground, outside the Nazzaro Center Boys and girls, ages 8 to 16 are invited for fun filled sports games, free pizza and soft drinks. Parents must attend with children under 12.

6:00pm NE Public Safety Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. Attended by Boston Police Area A-1, all North End / Waterfront residents are welcome to attend!

6:00pm Mark Farina: Casey and the Flying Fortress Author Talk. Mark Farina tells the story of his father-in-law, a WWII B-17 bomber pilot, and his crew–including two men from Boston. Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street, view the details.

7:00pm Opening Procession for St. Agrippina’s Feast at Hanover & Battery Streets. St. Agrippina’s Feast is the first “big” festival of the year. The society is hosting a 4-day festival with daily processions and a full lineup of entertainment, concluding with the famous “Tug of War.”

Rainy roads:

A #stormy #timelapse in Boston’s #NorthEnd

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Upcoming events, courtesy of the Community Calendar

Friday, August 4

Free Carousel Rides on the Greenway. Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation! Admission to the Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co Foundation Grove will be FREE on August 4th, 2017. Join us for a spin on 14 unique New England native creatures!

1:00pm Movie at North End Library. The North End Branch of the Public Library on Parmenter Street is starting a Friday Movie Club. Following the movie there will be light refreshments and a discussion about the movie. Feel free to bring your lunch too. This weeks movie: Golddiggers of 1933, 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!

2:00pm Bead-dazzled (Beading) at the North End Library. Located at 25 Parmenter Street, learn to create a beautiful beaded bracelet that you can wear or gift! Please call the library at 617-227-8135 to reserve a spot. 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 Park.

7:30pm Outdoor Movie: “Tootsie” at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel. Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. The movie starts at dusk.

Saturday, August 5

6:30am Cafe Amalfi Grand Opening at Battery Wharf. Café Amalfi located on Battery Wharf will be having its grand opening! Please stop by to enjoy our featured Illy coffee drinks, healthy snacks, and smoothies.

11:00am Street Performer Showcase at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Faneuil Hall Marketplace’s world-famous street performers are bringing their top acts and their most exciting shows to the Street Performer Summer Showcase, a two-day extravaganza taking place throughout the Marketplace on August 5 and 6.

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 Hammered Dulcimer – Paul Revere House, 19 N Square. Award-winning musician Dave Neiman plays jigs, reels, and Baroque and Renaissance tunes that Paul Revere and his family may have enjoyed.

5:00pm LaFesta Baseball Tournament at Puopolo Park, Commercial St. North End vs North Adams All Stars, Game #1 Come celebrate 27 years of this great baseball exchange program. Game #2 is Sunday at 10am.

5:00pm Sons of Italy Drum & Bugle Corp at St. Agrippina’s Feast – Hanover Street – view the complete schedule for details.

From the Community: 

“Big Joe” the Storyteller at the North End Library. Big Joe the Storyteller was at the North End Branch Library as part of North End Family Pride Week. Joe Pagliuca was born and brought up in the North End, has his masters in technology in education but most importantly, WOWs kids everywhere, view the post.

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Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

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