Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Feast Prep, “Paddy Wagon,” Movie Night at the Gassy!

What you should know for Wednesday!

Events for Wednesday, August 2nd:

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!

6:30pm 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!

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: Napoleon Dynamite.

Feast Ready:


Notable news found elsewhere:

Rogue Lounge Arrives in the West End This September

The former location of North Star on Friend Street by the TD Garden will soon reopen as Rogue Lounge, a restaurant with Asian and American influences. The 130-seat dining room will feature a bar with 25 seats, in addition to a private dining space, read in full at, Eater Boston.

“Paddy Wagon” like “Harp” or “Mick” is no longer insulting term for Irish in America

Many are outraged over the comment President Trump made about criminals being thrown into a “Paddy Wagon,” but do you know the history behind the term? The term dates back to the North End of Boston in the the mid-1800s, where Black Maria became known for transporting offenders to jail, IrishCentral.com has the full story.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Thursday, August 3 (Don’t hold your breath)

[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.”

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.

From the Community: 

Cafe Amalfi – Grand Opening! This Saturday from 6:30AM to 6:30PM will be the grand opening of Café Amalfi, located on Battery Wharf. Please stop by to enjoy our featured Illy coffee drinks, healthy snacks, and smoothies, view the post.

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2 Replies to “Wednesday’s Brief: Feast Prep, “Paddy Wagon,” Movie Night at the Gassy!

  1. “Paddy Wagon” I respectively disagree that Paddy Wagon is not a derogatory term. Just because the term may not be known to a large segment of today’s population, does not make it acceptable. I have always used the term “Wasp Wagon” instead!

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