Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Feast Traditions, Gassy Movie Night, Moving-In, Freedom “Trail”

Things to know for Wednesday

Events for Wednesday, August 23rd:

3:00pm Coloring in the Courtyard at North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street. 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. View the event posting.

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 USS Constitution and Her Crew: At Home in Boston & At Sea. Old North Foundation Speaker Series USS Constitution and Her Crew: At Home in Boston & At Sea Speaker: Margherita Desy Tickets: “pay what you will” donation. Reserve your ticket here.

6:30pm Book Discussion “In the Garden of Beasts” at North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street. Join us to discuss Erik Larson’s 2011 nonfiction thriller “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin,” in which mild-mannered history Professor William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in 1933 ~ a year which proved to be a turning point in history. View the full posting.

6:30pm Old North Foundation Speaker Series, USS Constitution and Her Crew: At Home in Boston & At Sea. Old North Foundation Speaker Series USS Constitution and Her Crew: At Home in Boston & At Sea Speaker: Margherita Desy Tickets: “pay what you will” donation USS Constitution called Boston her homeport during her first quarter-century of service. More information.

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 Natural Wonder Band at City Hall Plaza. Natural Wonder features a full band experience complete with a crack rhythm section, horn section, and the formidable Gabriel Bello, a #1 Billboard-ranke d vocalist, producer and multi-instrumen talist, channeling the energy and artistry that has made Stevie Wonder an icon across decades and genres.

7:00pm North End Movie Night w/Pizza! at the Gassy, DeFilippo Playground. This movie night at the Gassy (Prince Street Park) will be playing Airbud! Pizza at 7pm and movie at dark. Free, all are welcome!

Articles of interest:

Flynn: North End tradition sparks memories

Feast season brings thousands to the North End, looking to celebrate the time honored traditions that have been in this neighborhood for generations. Bands march with music and the aroma of Italian cuisine, The Boston Herald has more on the North End pride of the feasts.

College Move-In Day in Boston Part 1: Tips for Moving to the North End and Beyond

Boston has countless benefits, but their narrow streets make moving in and out extremely challenging, but there are a few best practices you can leverage. Reserving a moving van and getting a moving permit to park are a few of the benefits that North Bennet Street School mentions.

Follow the Freedom. . . Trail?


Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Thursday, August 24

5:00pm St. Lucy’s Feast at Endicott Street. St. Lucy’s Feast Thacher & Endicott Streets (5:00 pm Procession). Click here for the complete North End Italian Feasts & Procession Schedule Please note that this is a change with St. Lucy’s Feast on the Thursday night before the St. Anthony Feast weekend, more information.

5:00pm Boston Calling Block Party at Dewey Square. The Greenway is excited to announce the return of Boston Calling Music Festival Block Parties at Dewey Square for its 4th season. All block parties are free and open to the public.

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.

Friday, August 25

2:00pm Bead-dazzled (Beading) at the North End Library. Learn to create a beautiful beaded bracelet that you can wear or gift! View the post.

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, view the post.

6:00pm Friday Afternoon Concert Series. Fridays in July and August, this concert series will showcase local music

6:30pm Crosstown Live Music at 19 North Square, Boston. The local band Crosstown will perform live, weather permitting.

7:30pm Outdoor Movie: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel. A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity. Movie starts at dusk.

From the Community: 

City Seeks Poll Workers for Upcoming Elections

There are 255 precincts in the City of Boston and plenty of voters who may need some help with procedures and/or information on election day. The Boston Election Department requirements are: Must be a registered voter (unless you are volunteering as an interpreter), attend 2-hour training, view the post for more details and eligibility requirements.

Need to submit a post? Great, start here!

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

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