Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Briefing: Lemonade Anyone? Author Talk, Women of Color Politics

What’s Happening in the Neighborhood on Thursday, September 28th

3:30 p.m. STEAM Crafternoons at West End Library – Thursdays, September 28, November 2, and December 7, 3:30-5 p.m. Imagine what you could make with all the supplies in the library’s craft closet! Each STEAM Crafternoon, kids will have access to an abundance of supplies. We’ll also give instructions for two suggested projects, one science-related and one a craft. Ideal for children of all ages. Groups and individuals welcome. E-mail rfox@bpl.org to pre-register.

5:30 p.m. Boston Workplace Fitness on the Greenway (Rings Fountain) – Cresa Boston is bringing together employees in nearby offices to The Greenway to participate in a fitness program promoting wellness in the workplace. It’s all about networking, wellness and being outside on the beautiful Greenway!

6:00 p.m. Author Talk: Daniel Ford (Sid Sanford Lives!) at I AM Books, 189 North St. Riffing on noir and told in a series of vignettes, Sid Sanford Lives! douses humanistic themes—love, loss, and family—in bourbon, shoves them in the barrel of a gun, and shoots. This emotionally-charged debut is sure to keep readers up late into the night to find out who is left standing. Ultimately up to Sid whether his destiny fulfills his potential or drowns in the bottom of a bottle. Daniel Ford is an author and journalist. He also co-hosts Writer’s Bone, a literary podcast dedicated to championing aspiring authors and screenwriters. Ford lives with his fiancée Stephanie in Boston’s North End, surrounded by bourbon and books. Sid Sanford Lives! is his first novel. https://www.facebook.com/event s/1553310621387055/

Old Time Lemonade Stand


Articles of Interest:

Forget The Mayor’s Race, Women Of Color Are Remaking Boston Politics

WGBH Commentator David Bernstein was impressed with Lydia Edwards showing in the preliminary election for District 1 City Councilor and is calling her as the winner in November. “Edwards, an African-American attorney, should be able to ride momentum and a more favorable general-election turnout to beat first-place finisher Stephen Passacantilli, according to political veterans I spoke with, who were uniformly impressed by Edwards coming within 80 votes of Passacantilli in the preliminary, out of more than 7,500 cast.” Read the article at WGBH.org.

Foggy Start to the Day


Plan ahead with the Community Calendar

Friday, September 29

Yom Kippur begins in the evening, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 26-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. More at Wikipedia.

1:00 p.m. Friday Film “Coma” at North End Library, 25 Parmenter St. Join us for old-school films set in Boston, and stay for discussion and treats! 9/29/17, 1pm … Coma (1978 / 1 hour, 53 min) ~ When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy. Starring Michael Douglas, Rip Torn & Geneviève Bujold. See the post.

6:00 p.m. Author Talk: Samuele Pardini at I AM Books, North Square
“In the Name of the Mother” examines the investment of black male writers and intellectuals in Italian immigrants and Italian Americans and the response of Italian American writers and artists to American blackness in the 20th century.

6:30pm NEAD Back to School Dance Party at Polcari Playground, Nazzaro Center
North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will host its annual Back to School Dance Party. The event will be on Friday, September 29 from 6:30pm to 9pm outdoors in the Polcari Playground at Nazzaro Center. There will be pizza, soft drinks, raffles and music by DJ Justin.The event is free and open to all North End resident children and students of local schools. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. This is a family fun event, not a drop off event. In case of inclement weather the event will be held in the Nazzaro Center gym. More info.

Saturday, September 30

Yom Kippur 2017 will begin in the evening of Friday, September 29 and ends in the evening of Saturday, September 30. Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 26-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer.

11 am-5pm Greenway Open Market Rings Fountain, Milk St.
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! 

12 p.m. – 5 p.m. CollegeFest at City Hall Plaza
The inaugural CollegeFest at City Hall Plaza takes place on Saturday, September 30 from Noon – 5:00 pm. The event brings together music, brands and college students to create an unforgettable experience in the city. It’s a great way for students who are new to Boston to enjoy the transition into fall and explore the exciting downtown area. Click here for more information.

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Octoberfest at Boston Public Market
Octoberfest with Hopsters: Grand Craft Beer Tasting: Saturday, September 30 from 1-4:30pm Hopsters Alley and the KITCHEN are teaming up to bring you an all-local craft beer tasting in honor of Octoberfest! Tickets are available via Eventbrite here.

4:00 p.m. St. Joseph’s Society Mass Celebration at St. Stephen’s Church in conjunction with the Italian American Alliance Sons of Italy

6:30 p.m. Girl Friends of the North End Reunion at Filippo’s
The 2017 North End “Girl” Friends Reunion will be held at Fillipo’s Ristorante, 283 Causeway Street, North End on Saturday, September 30 at 6:30 PM. See the post.

Playing at Rachel Revere Square Park


From the Community:

Eliot Innovation at North Bennet School Opens, New Design by Finegold Alexander Architects
Finegold Alexander Architects and the city of Boston announced the completion an $18.7 million renovation and reopening of the Eliot Innovation Upper School at 39 North Bennet Street in the North End. Finegold Alexander Architects served as the designer and architect. See the post.

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