Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: “Grease” is the Word at the Gassy, Coloring in the Courtyard, Croquet, Journalist Michelle McPhee

Here’s Your Guide to Wednesday!

Events on Wednesday, August 9th:

3:00pm Coloring in the Courtyard at North End Library. 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. Located at 25 Parmenter Street.

5:30pm Croquet on the West Lawn of Christopher Columbus Park. Croquet on the West Lawn of Christopher Columbus Park. The fun starts at 5:30 – 7:30pm. Free and open to all!

6:00pm Michelle McPhee: Maximum Harm. Emmy-nominated investigative reporter and award-winning journalist Michele McPhee, who has spent two decades covering terrorism, murder, mobsters, and corruption will discuss her book, Maximum Harm, examining the Boston Marathon bombers. The talk will take place at I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston.

6:30pm Next Level Fitness Bootcamp. Located at Hanover Street and Cross Street, get fit and stay healthy every week during the summer with Next Level Fitness!

6:30pm Friends of the North End Library Meeting. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at the back of the library, located at 25 Parmenter Street.

7:00pm North End Movie Night w/Pizza! at the Gassy, DeFilippo Playground. The fun runs through August 30th, every Wednesday night at the Gassy (Prince Street Park). Pizza at 7pm and movie at dark. Free, all are welcome! This week’s film: Grease.

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Notable News from Elsewhere:

Boston’s solar eclipse: The best time to see it and other stuff to know

Mark your calendars – the best time in the Boston area to see the first total solar eclipse in the continental United States since 1979 will be on Monday, August 21, at 2:46pm. Curbed Boston has more details, including a link where you can type in your zip code to learn what you’ll be able to see from your location.

New State House camera raises civil liberty concerns

A new security camera nestled on an 18th-century balcony of the Massachusetts State House faces one of the state’s most prominent places to demonstrate — in front of the capitol’s steps. And it has raised familiar questions about balancing security and liberty in the post-Sept. 11 era. The Boston Globe has the full story.

UMass asks developers for ideas for re-use of Bayside site

The UMass Building Authority is seeking out ideas for the “highest and best use” of the former Bayside Expo Center site in Dorchester with an eye toward creating a “modern-day Harvard Square.” Read more in the Dorchester Reporter.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, August 10

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.

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.

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.

5:00pm NEAD Benefit at JOI Salon. The Joi Salon on Lewis Wharf (2 Atlantic Avenue) is running a fundraiser for North End Against Drugs from 5pm – 8pm. There will be free light fare, raffles, etc. Stop by and treat yourself to some very inexpensive indulgences at the Salon and support NEAD’s programs.

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.

7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting. Recurring on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. See www.newra.org for updates.

Friday, August 11

[August 11, 12 & 13] Madonna Della Cava Feast at Hanover & Battery Streets in Boston’s North End. The Madonna Della Cava Feast opens at 7:00 pm on Friday; 12pm-11pm Sat. & Sun. on Hanover & Battery Streets (1:00pm Sunday Procession).

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 week’s movie: Top Hat, 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.

5:00pm Berklee Summer Concerts at the Greenway. Berklee returns to The Greenway for another summer series of Concerts at the Greenway. Join us every Friday in July and August from 5p-7p for live music performed by Berklee students in our beautiful North End Parks. This week’s performer: Self Portraits, a female-fronted rock band from Berklee College of Music.

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: “Casablanca” at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel. The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. When Ilsa, a former lover of Rick’s, and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge. The movie starts at dusk.

From the Community:

MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries Announce Fall 2017 Exhibitions

Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s (MassArt) Bakalar & Paine Galleries announce its fall 2017 exhibitions: Chinese Dreams and Selections, on view September 25 – December 2, 2017. Learn all the details here.

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