Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: NEWRA, Charlestown Bridge Construction, Cooking Classes

Things to know for Thursday!

Events for Thursday, September 14th:

Author Talk: Richard Mancuso, The Good Don. Located at I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston, view the post.

3:45pm Tryouts for Children’s Choir at St. Stephen’s Church. Is your child a student in grades 3, 4 or 5 in any North End School?  We are entering our third year with our young choir at St. Stephen’s, view the posting.

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, more information.

6:00pm Country in the City at City Hall Plaza. Enjoy country music in the heart of downtown Boston during the 2nd annual Country in the City concert. Scott McCreery will headline the show, which is free and open to all.

6:00pm Mambo Dancing at Dewey Square on the Greenway. Havana comes to The Greenway with the fast-paced, Latin-dance moves of the Mambo! Tito Puente Jr. and His Orchestra will take the stage with their high-voltage celebration of Latin music. Puente, Jr. is determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father, Tito Puente, revered by many as “Mambo King.”

7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. Recurring on the 2nd Thursday of the month, see www.newra.org for updates or email info@newra.org.

Notable news found elsewhere:

Getting Salty with Maria DelVecchio of the North End’s Trattoria Il Panino 

Featuring folks hard at work in the restaurant industry, Maria DelVecchio has been a server at the North End’s Trattoria Il Panino for 23 years.  “I don’t have a title. I do it all, honey. I clean toilets. I mop floors. I love it,” The Boston Globe has the full story.

Another big bridge project starting soon in Boston

After 117 years, the North Washington Street Bridge, also known as the “Charlestown Bridge,” will be getting replaced. Beginning next spring, construction is expected to take as long as five years, continue reading at, The Boston Globe.

Check out best cooking classes in area to inspire you

At Taranta in the North End, larger groups of at least 15 guests can book private classes at this Peruvian-Italian restaurant in the North End. The options include a “Cooking Challenge,” with a scavenger hunt-style spree through North End markets to find and collect the correct ingredients, the Boston Herald has the full story.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Friday, September 15

1:00pm Film “Mystery Street” at North End Library, 25 Parmenter St. Join us for old-school films set in Boston, and stay for discussion and treats! …Mystery Street (1950, 1 hour, 33 min) ~ A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach. Starring Ricardo Montalban and Sally Forrest, view the posting.

6:00pm Disco Dancing at Dewey Square on the Greenway. ’70s DISCO featuring The Loser’s Lounge Group. Hustle down to Dewey Square Park for a ‘70s Disco Party with The Loser’s Lounge, a collective of New York City’s finest performers founded in 1993 by former Psychedelic Furs keyboardist Joe McGinty. You bring the moves, they’ll bring all the greatest hits of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.

6:30pm Masterpiece at Faneuil Hall Marketplace West End: Iron Giant. A free movie series at Faneuil Hall – movies begin at dusk!

Saturday, September 16

Boston Social Fitness Festival. From yoga to dancing to kickboxing, this festival is a day-long celebration designed to get Boston moving, located at City Hall Plaza.

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. [Also on Sunday, July 16 – same time].

North End Family Pride Day at Langone Park on Commercial St.

Come out and enjoy a free bbq with neighbors and friends See the schedule at the link, view the posting. The following events are all part of the North End Family Pride Day:

  • 12:00pm Johnny Paulo Bocce Tournament at Langone Park
  • 12:00pm Art Contest at Langone Park
  • 12:00pm Live Music – Crosstown at Langone Park
  • 1:00pm Street Magic Live Music at Langone Park.
  • 2:00pm NEMPAC Performances at Langone Park.
  • 3:00pm DJ Music at Langone Park.

6:00pm Salsa Dancing at Dewey Square on the Greenway. SALSA featuring Orquesta SCC “La Excelencia” Group Dance Lesson, Live Music & Open Dancing. It’s Salsa time! Enjoy the sounds of Orquesta SCC “La Excelencia,” a salsa dura orchestra based in New York City.

From the Community: 

Dog Park Construction Begins in September and More News from RUFF

After years of hard work and waiting, our first of its kind, urban dog park is being constructed! Although the park will be closed for approximately 5 weeks to complete its transformation we know it will be worth the wait! We will keep the membership updated along the way with updates. During the closure please use the Richmond Street dog run for off-leash time, view the post for more updates.

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