What’s Happening on Wednesday, September 27th
6:00pm Intro to Beacon Hill Village: Aging’s New Frontier at North End Library, 25 Parmenter St. Over 50? Live in downtown Boston? Learn how Beacon Hill Village, a non-profit, member-driven organization, can help provide you with resources and opportunities to live a vibrant, active and healthy life in your community, view the events post.
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Article of Interest:
CBS Boston reports that an excavation at the site of Paul Revere’s home, which was built in Boston’s North End in 1711, has uncovered a four-foot-by-six-foot brick rectangle that may have served as a privy. “Typically what you would do is you would dig a big pit, you’d line it with bricks,” said city archaeologist Joe Bagley. “You typically would also line it with clay, because you didn’t want the contents to leach into your well.” The handle to an eighteenth-century German-made beer stein is the only item to have been found in the pit so far, but the outhouse could yield thousands of discarded artifacts, in addition to information on the health and diet of the Revere family. See the article.
Antonio – A North End Standard
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Met this wonderful Italian man in the North End of Boston during a photo walk last week. Antonio is 90 years old and originally from Sicily. It was awesome to chat with him about his life for a few minutes. How ironic is it that in this digital age of constant connection, we often neglect true face-to-face interactions and spontaneity? We have to hold on to these moments. Be open. Be friendly. You never know what you'll learn and discover.
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Thursday, September 28
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register.
5:30 p.m. Boston Workplace Fitness on the Greenway – 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/
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.
Archaeology Dig at Paul Revere House
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Rare Book Showcase at Ensemble Boutique, 2 Baldwin Place, off Salem Street
Come see the rare book collection at Ensemble Boutique on Thursday, September 28th from 6PM-8PM. Light refreshments and wine donated from The Wild Duck Wine & Spirits will be served. See the post.
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