Things to know for Friday
Events for Friday, September 8th:
6:00pm Michelle McPhee Book Talk and Signing on “Maximum Harm.” Emmy-nominated investigative reporter and award-winning journalist Michele McPhee examines the Boston Marathon bombers’ roots in Dagestan and Chechnya, their struggle to assimilate in America, and their growing hatred of the United States—a deepening antagonism that would prompt federal prosecutors to dub Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “America’s worst nightmare.” Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street, view the events post.
6:30pm Masterpiece at Faneuil Hall Marketplace West End: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. A free movie series – movies begin at dusk.
7:30pm Outdoor Movie: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel. Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead. Movie starts at dusk.
Articles of interest:
Candidates for District 1 Boston City Council participated in a public forum in East Boston to answer constituents’ questions about where they stand on local issues. Issues ranging from housing to police body cameras, bicycling, gang violence and public education, Bay State Banner has the full story.
Downtown Boston? Suffolk Downs? Amazon, the e-commerce giant announced plans for a massive new campus to serve as its second corporate headquarters. Amazon says it wants as much as 8 million square feet, with transit access. Yet there are only a few places in Greater Boston that could be big enough for what Amazon has in mind? The Boston Globe has the story.
Patriots are back, with concert to boot:
Plan your events with the Community Calendar:
Saturday, September 9
10:00am Carnival of Dogs. TD Bank is sponsoring the Carnival of Dogs, a celebration of our faithful four-legged friends. Head up to our North End parks to enjoy dog caricatures, doggy kissing booths, dog treats and human treats. Located at Parcel 8 – North End Parks.
10:30am I Piccoli Lettori. Join I AM Books for its Italian reading group for little ones! Children (0-4) and their parents will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning. Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street.
11:00am Boston Arts Festival at Christopher Columbus Park. This annual event is designed to showcase the visual and performing arts in Boston. More information. [Also on Sunday, September 10 – same time].
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].
Sunday, September 10
10:00am Bocce Tournament at Langone Bocce Courts, Commercial St. The donation of $50/person includes bocce, a tournament t-shirt and the barbecue. See the flyer for details. Contact Pam at email@example.com.
11:00am Boston Arts Festival at Christopher Columbus Park. Boston’s vibrant Arts Community is back for the 15th Annual Boston Arts Festival! Local artists and 16 bands will be supported and celebrated in a colorful showcase of painting, jewelry, photography, glass making, wood working and more. View the post.
12:00pm Wine Tasting at Boston Public Market. Massachusetts Grand Wine Tasting: Sunday, September 10 from 12-1:15pm and 1:30-2:45pm Mass Wine Shop and the KITCHEN are hosting an all-local wineries tasting event! Sip a variety of wines from 10+ Massachusetts wineries and experience the bounty and flavors of local grapes. Tickets are available via Eventbrite here.
1:00pm Santa Rosalia di Palermo Procession – Starts at North Square. Santa Rosalia di Palermo 1:00 pm – Procession only – North Square Feast and procession schedule here.
From the Community:
The Art of Excellent Listening: Improving Your Listening Skills for Greater Civility and Understanding in a Changing World
Join Kim Kerrigan as he teaches you how to be a better listener in this 3 week workshop. Learn how to fully understand the messages you receive as well as how to communicate messages clearly and diplomatically. The skills you learn will help you convey empathy and respect for others whether at home, in the workplace, or in a public setting. Registration required, view the post for details.
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