Things to know for Thursday

Today is Thursday, June 21 and be sure to tune in at noon today for a Facebook Live event on the WGBH News page for the latest installment of Inside Boston with Joe Mathieu. This week’s episode will focus on Boston’s historic North End neighborhood. 

Here’s what else you need to know for today…

10:00AM Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park. Gentle Yoga is hosting free fitness classes in the North End this summer including yoga in Christopher Columbus Park.

5:30PM NEMPAC Pre-Reception for Donors. Join the North End Music & Performing Arts Center for the opening night reception and opera featuring Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the Great Hall in Faneuil Hall.

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6:00PM Spectacle on Spectacle Island. To honor Bud Ris, there will be ferry service to and from spectacle island followed by a brief speaking program and firework display, see additional details here.

7:30PM NEMPAC 2018 Opera Project: Don Giovanni. Join the North End Music & Performing Arts Center at Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall for their performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, see additional details here.

9:00PM Fireworks over Spectacle Island. As part of a Boston Harbor Now event, there will be fireworks over Spectacle Island.

Notable News:

People-watching in Boston: The 10 best spots, mapped

With Boston being one of America’s most diverse and dynamic cities – of course it would also be on the best places to people-watch. Curbed Boston pulled together a list of the 1o best people-watching spots in Boston and Rose Kennedy Greenway just so happens to be one of them.

Greenway Art:

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, June 22

11:00AM Little Groove Concert at the North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for an interactive event for children who can learn in a musical environment.

1:00PM Friday Films: The Paranoid Style. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday film series featuring The Paranoid Style, see additional details here.

4:00PM NEMPAC Dance Recitals. Join NEMPAC at the Improv Aslym on Hanover Street for the summer dance recital.

5:30PM Bike the Cycle Track with Boston Bikes. Join the Boston Bikes team for a Connect Historic Boston (CHB) bike ride along the city’s cycle track with some project updates explained along the way, see additional details here.

6:00PM Lorenzo Petruzziello – Love Fool: A Rome-antic Comedy. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for author Lorenzo Petruzziello’s presentation of his debut novel.

Saturday, June 23

11:00AM British Car Show. Stop by the West End of Faneuil Hall to check out a variety of unique, antique cars and chat with their owners.

5:30PM North End Athletic Association All-Star Game. Join the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) for their annual Youth Major’s All-Star game at Langone Park, see additional details here.

7:30PM NEMPAC 2018 Opera Project: Don Giovanni. Join the North End Music & Performing Arts Center at Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall for their performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, see additional details here.

From the Community:

North End Junior All-Stars Take on South Berwick in Scrimmage – June 28th

The North End Junior All Stars scrimmage game is set for 6:00 p.m. on June 28th, at Langone Park where they will be hosting the South Berwick, Maine 9 year-old Junior All Stars, continue reading.

West End Museum Announces 2018-2019 Board; Recommits to Mission, Relevance in Today’s West End

The West End Museum announced its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Two new members, Paul R. Senecal and Michael J. Gropman, join those re-elected to serve, including Board President Joe McDonald, continue reading.

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