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Weekend Guide: Madonna Della Cava Feast, Crosstown in North Square, Casablanca, Photography Workshop and More!

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It’s an August weekend in the North End — time for a Feast!

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[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). See the poster.

1:00pm Movie “Top Hat” 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.

6:30pm Crosstown Live Music in North Square. The local band “Crosstown” will perform live in North Square on four Fridays: August 11, 18, 25 and Sept. 1, 6:30-8:30pm, weather permitting.

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.

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Notable News Found Elsewhere

Will Starbucks Upset the Coffee Culture of Thompson Square?

The coffee culture around Thompson Square in Charlestown is a delicate eco-system and balance whereby some folks define their allegiances and their social status to the outlet where they buy coffee. Now, Starbucks is entering the scene – how will the neighborhood react? Read more in the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge.

Plan to improve Wi-Fi on MBTA Commuter Rail struck down

The MBTA has officially struck down a proposal to install 320 monopoles along commuter rail routes across Massachusetts. The concerns of local communities, reflected by legislators, were cited as the main reason the MBTA rejected BAI’s proposal. MassLive has more information.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

[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).

Saturday, August 12

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 Colonial Leather Working – Paul Revere House. Find out how colonial era leather workers fashioned scabbards, sword belts, and harnesses. Fred Lawson demonstrates and invites visitors to try their hands at punching holes and sewing leather. 1pm – 3pm at the Paul Revere House, 14 North Square.

Sunday, August 13

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.

11:00am Boston Seafood Festival at Fish Pier. The Boston Fisheries Foundation will host the 6th annual Boston Seafood Festival, where seafood lovers can enjoy the freshest, most delicious local seafood from New England’s favorite dining destinations. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased here.

8:00pm Movies at Christopher Columbus Park. Movie begins at sunset. This week’s movie is “ET”.

From the Community:

Tea & Tranquility at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway

Age-Friendly Boston, Greenway Conservancy & Friends of Heritage Park invite you, your colleagues & friends to join us for the third and final Tea & Tranquility next Wednesday, August 16. Read more and RSVP.

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