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Thursday’s Brief: BPMA Harvest Party, Prado Meeting, Distracted Driving

Things to know for Thursday

Events for Thursday, October 19th:

5:30PM Boston Public Market Harvest Party. Join the Boston Public Market Association (BPMA) at 100 Hanover Street as they host their second annual Harvest Party Fundraiser benefiting the Boston Public Market’s Community Engagement Fund, which offers free, public, seed-to-skillet education experiences for the local community. The event will feature a lively celebration of local food, cocktails, dancing, vendor demos, prizes and more, for full details and tickets click here.

6:00PM Author Talk: Nancy Harrowitz. Join I Am Books at 189 North Street as Professor Nancy Harrowitz examines the complex role that Levi’s Jewish identity played in his choices of how to portray his survival, as well as in his exposition of topics such as bystander complicity, view additional details here.

6:15PM Yoga Fundraiser at Nazzaro Center. Join the Nazzaro Community Center at 30 N Bennet St. as they host several Yoga and Zumba fundraisers for $10 per class with proceeds being donated to hurricane relief victims, see here for the full event posting.

6:30PM Final Public Meeting for Paul Revere Mall (Prado) Improvements at the Nazzaro Center. Join the community at 30 N Bennett Street for the final public meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) between Hanover and Unity Streets, view more information here.

North End fall foliage:

Three years ago today; living in the North End definitely wasn’t horrible 🍂

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Notable News Found Elsewhere:

Spectre of distracted driving worries commuters, pedestrians

Distracted drivers have put many commuters and pedestrians on edge as they fear for their safety on their daily travels. North End resident, Pam Knight claims she sees distracted drivers all with time with people texting and suddenly swerving a little. The Boston Herald has the full details on exactly how the local community feels.

The Best Pizza Places In 18 Boston Neighborhoods

Boston may not have the same reputation as New York when it comes to the pizza scene, but these days you don’t have to travel far to get an authentic, delicious slice. Thrillist pulled together a comprehensive list of the best pizza in each neighborhood with Galleria Umberto taking home the best for the North End.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, October 20:

TBD Deadline for NEMPAC Performance Season Pass 2017-18. Friday is the deadline for North End Music and Performing Arts Center season pass purchases. Don’t miss out on a terrific season of concerts and special performances hosted at 16 Charter St R. Click here for the full schedule and details for season pass purchase options.

10:00AM Baby Story Time at North End Library. Join Ms. Alyson for stories, songs, fun, and more in a program just for babies. This program is for babies 0-18 months. Please come prepared to actively engage with your child, view the post.

10:00AM USS Constitution Underway in Boston Harbor. To celebrate the ship and the U.S. Navy’s 242nd birthday, the USS Constitution will be getting underway for the first turnaround demonstration since October 2014 sailing from the Charlestown Navy Yard to For Independence on Castle Island. The ship will be leaving the Charlestown Navy Yard at 10:00AM and is expected to return by 1:00PM.

11:00AM Preschool Storytime at North End Library. Join Ms. Alyson for a story time filled with books, songs, activities, and more! This program is for children ages 18 months and older. Please come prepared to actively engage with your child. View the posting.

2:00PM “Night of the Hunter” Movie at North End Library. Join the North End Library  at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday Films & Discussion featuring this week’s movie Night of the Hunter, view full event details here.

6:00PM Ensemble Lifestyle Boutique Opening Party a 2H Baldwin Pl. Join Ensemble LifeStyle Boutique at 2H Baldwin Place for a night of bubbly, bites, music and giveaways as they celebrate the launch of their new, spacious location.

Saturday, October 21:

10:30AM I Piccoli Lettori. Join I Am Books at 189 North St. for its Italian reading group for little ones. Children (0-4) and their parents have the opportunity to engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning.

11:00AM  A Capella Competition at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The 21st annual Faneuil Hall Marketplace A Capella Competition will bring 40 of the best A Capella groups in New England to Faneuil Hall to compete in front of a panel of judges for a chance at winning the title and a cash prize, view full event details here[Also on Sunday, October 22 – 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.

6:00PM Literary Reading with the IAWA. Join I Am Books at 189 North St. for a literary reading with the Italian American Writers Association, view full event details here.

6:30PM Saint Leonard/Sacred Heart Parish Social at Filippo’s Restaurant. The social gathering will take place at Filippo’s Restaurant with cocktails beginning at 6:30PM and dinner at 7:00PM. For more information and to purchase tickets fro $65.00, call the parish office at 617-523-2110.

From the Community:

2nd Annual North End Basketball Bonanza on November 17th

Join the North End Against Drugs and State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz for the 2nd Annual North End Basketball Bonanza on November 17th, from 6-10PM at the Nazzaro Center. The event will cost $10 per player and will include a welcome bag, t-shirt & Rocco’s pizza, continue reading.

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One Reply to “Thursday’s Brief: BPMA Harvest Party, Prado Meeting, Distracted Driving

  1. Texting is not just a “teen” problem. There are millions of employees who seek to do work while behind the wheel. Fleet vehicles/company cars are on the road more than teen drivers. They “multi-task” becoming very distracted.
    The State wants to increase fees and fines, but there is a tech way to stop these distraction. There are apps to block you using your phone when you drive. AT&T DriveMode is one example and it is FREE!
    One area that is rarely discussed is that each state has hundreds of State vehicles that inspectors, regulators and the agricultural department use as fleet vehicles, but they do not have the technology to diminish distracted driving. I would love to see one state lead by example and use a program, like FleetMode, to block texts, redirect incoming phone calls, and impede all other apps in the State vehicles. If we want our state roads to be safer, let’s start by making our state vehicles safer.

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