Things to know for Friday

Today is Friday, June 15 and here is everything you need to know for Father’s Day weekend…

9:00AM Eliot School 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony at Old North Church. Join the Eliot School 8th graders for their annual promotion at Old North Church.

10:00 13th Annual Scaduto Bender Children’s Garden Reading. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for a garden reading party featuring a fairytale puppet performance, see additional details here.

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12:30PM ABCD Neighborhood Service Center Father’s Day Celebration. Join the ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center in celebrating Father’s Day, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Fighting spirit: Melina DiPaola turned battles with brain cancer into a winning spirit 

The same fighting spirit that ran a juice company in college and started a North End cycling studio is now opening a 2,000-square-foot boxing gym. Melina DiPaola is a lifelong fitness enthusiast who has overcome so much with her winning spirit, read more on Boston Business Journal.

Tulip Season in the North End:

Tulip season in the North End. Which is your favorite?

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Saturday, June 16

8:15AM Spectacle Island 5K. Register for the Spectacle Island 5K. Race day festivities include a ferry ride to Spectacle Island, a 5K race, half-mile kids fun run, picnic lunch for participants, music and more, see additional details here.

10:30AM I Piccoli Lettori. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for its Italian reading group for children ages 0-4, for more information email info@iambooksboston.com or call 857-263-7665.

10:30AM Mirabella Pool Opens for the Season. BCYF Mirabella Pool at 475 Commcercial Street opens for the season, see here for more information on times and membership.

12:00PM ParkARTS Watercolor Painting WorkshopArtists of all skill levels are invited to create their own greenspace-inspired masterpieces with instruction and materials provided at this watercolor workshop in Christopher Columbus Park. 

6:00PM Italian American Women, Food and Identity. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street as a mother-daughter research team explores how Italian American working-class women from Syracuse, New York use food as a symbol and vehicle for various meanings.

Sunday, June 17

2:00PM Raw Honey Tasting. Join Brooklyn-based “BEE RAW” at Shake the Tree on Salem Street for a raw honey tasting with a portion of proceeds going to the Bee Raw Foundation in an effort to help save endangered bees and promote eco-sustainability.

2:00PM NEMPAC Opera in the Park. Join the North End Music & Performing Arts Center in Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for a free sneak peek at scenes from their 2018 production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

From the Community:

Stop Starbucks Group to Attend Abutters Meeting on June 28th

If you care about all the small, independently owned cafes, delis, pastry shops, and if you care about the  authenticity of the North End, consider attending the public meeting to stop Starbucks, continue reading.

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Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

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