Things to know for Thursday
Your daily roundup for Thursday, December 14:
11:00AM Mahjong Games at North End Library. Enjoy the American-style variant of Mahjong, a tile-based game that originated in China and requires skill, strategy, and calculation, view the full event posting here.
12:30PM Let Me Tell You A Story – Second Thursday of the Month. Join the West End Library at 151 Cambridge Street for a public reading of short stories. Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch.
3:30PM Tinkering for Kids at North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street as they take apart and play with old electronics to understand how they work. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult, view the full event posting here.
6:00PM Toys for Tots Fundraiser by Gilardi Group and Divine Design Center. Join the Gilardi Group and the Divine Design Center at 2 Batter Wharf for a Toys for Tots fundraiser. There will be food, cocktails and fun to be had for all, view the full event posting here.
This Saturday’s 244th Boston Tea Party re-enactment is said to air new frustrations with the current political climate as this is the first year the organizing group has invited Americans to send loose tea to be thrown into Boston Harbor as part of the event. The Boston Tea Party Museum has received more than 200 tea submissions as part of the campaign with nearly 30% coming from people who said they’re dissatisfied with today’s politics, the Press Herald has the full story.
Throwback Thursday to the 1974 North End Christmas Parade, courtesy of Boston City Archives:
Plan your events with the Community Calendar:
Friday, December 15:
2:00PM It’s a Wonderful Life Movie at North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for the heartwarming 1946 holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life.
Saturday, December 16:
10:00AM Dog Park Opening Event at DelFlippo Park. The winter opening of the North End’s new dog park will take place at the DeFilippo Playground at the Prince Street Park. The park will be fully functional all season and there will be a grand opening in the spring to showcase the water features for the warmer months.
10:30AM I Piccoli Lettori. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for its Italian reading group for children ages 0-4. Parents are encouraged to engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning.
12:00PM “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” for charity. Join WZLK-FM in Faneuil Hall as a number of organizations get together for charity. The event will feature a blood drive with the American Red Cross, photos with Santa, entertainment by Greater Boston School of Dance and Life of the Party, and toy bins set up for donations to the New England Patriots Toy Drive.
6:00PM Italian Christmas Concert at Sacred Heart Church. Join the Saint Leonard Choral Society and the North End Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Dan Drzymalski for its Annual Christmas Concert at Sacred Heart Church in North Square, see the full event posting here.
6:30PM Boston Tea Party Reenactment. The 244th Boston Tea Party Anniversary & Annual Reenactment is an opportunity for the public to experience one of America’s most iconic public protests live. Presented by the Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, the event will feature re-enactors from across New England to tell the historic story and dramatize the evening of December 16, 1773, see additional details here.
From the Community:
Join the ABCD Holiday Party for Seniors on December 22nd. The free event will take place from 12:30 to 3:30 at 1 Michelangelo Street, continue reading.
The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park are looking to help a newly engaged couple track down the kind stranger who was able to capture their special moment while they were getting engaged under the blue-lit trellis in the park on Saturday 12/09, continue reading.
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