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Weekend Brief: “Old Ironsides” Underway Friday, Ensemble Party, Head of the Charles, City Sunsets

Things to know for Friday

Events for Friday, October 20th:

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.

Sunsets In The City:

Sunsets in the city

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Notable News Found Elsewhere:

Head Of The Charles Regatta 2017: The Best Places To Eat And Stay In Boston

With over 11,000 rowers and 300,000 spectators descending on Boston for the annual Head of the Charles Regatta, people are looking for the absolute best of the best when it comes to places to eat and stay in Boston. Forbes has curated a careful list highlighting hotels that are within walking distance to Boston’s famous North End.

Path less traveled: Trolley tour operators seek less crowded routes

Trolley tours, one of the easiest ways for tourists to explore the city, are starting to avoid certain parts of Boston due to extensive traffic troubles making for longer trips and unsatisfied customers. Some tour companies are taking alternative routes to avoid the North End and are even reconsidering the services they offer, WCVB has the full story.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

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.

Sunday, October 22:

2:30PM West End Community Center Halloween Party. Join the West End Community Center at 1 Congress Street for their annual Halloween party featuring crafts, snacks, magic and free fun for all. A special magic show with Eric Benton will start promptly at 3PM.

3:30PM Nati Per Leggere. Join I Am Books at 189 North Street and the volunteer group, Nati per Leggere of Greater Boston as they present LeggiAMO Insieme, a full immersion Italian story time and play. The free event is open to the public and suggested for children ages 4-7 and their parents.

From the Community:

Former DCR Commissioner Joins Boston Harbor Now as Vice President for Partnerships & Operations

Jack Murray, experienced senior executive and DCR commissioner, has been hired as the Vice President for Partnerships & Operations at Boston Harbor. Murray will be helping to lead the organization’s efforts to strengthen its relationships with government, the business community and partner organizations advocating for increased awareness and more, continue reading.

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