Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: North End to Explore Banning Corporate Chains, Jazz in the Park, Gap Year, ReadBoston Book Bike, FOCCP Meeting

Things to know for Tuesday

Today is Tuesday, July 10 and in case you weren’t already aware, Sunday July 15th is National Ice Cream Day! Join Yasso and Trilium Brewing Company in their celebrations, continue reading

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

11:15AM ReadBoston Book Bike. Check out ReadBoston’s Storymobile program on the Greenway at Cross & Hanover Streets and share the love of books with children through activities and literature in an environmentally-friendly way.

2:30PM Learn About Gap Year Student Exchange. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street and hear from past, present, and prospective gap year students as they share their experiences, see additional details here.

6:00PM Jazz in the park Summer Concert Series. NEMPAC will again bring this free and open to the public concert series to the Park. Enjoy music entertainment outdoors, in partnership with the City of Boston and the Greenway Conservancy, see additional details here.

6:30PM FOCCP Meeting at Mariner’s House. Join the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park for their Monthly Meeting at 11 North Square.

Notable News:

Officials in Boston’s North End Explore Banning Corporate Chains

While North End residents may be winning the battle to keep Starbucks from coming to the North End, the fight to keep corporate influence out of the neighborhood is not over, read more on NECN.

Summer in the Park:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, July 11

6:00PM Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Classic Greek Flavors. The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market is honored to welcome James Beard Award Winner and Top Chef Masters contestant Chef Jody Adams for a very special hands-on cooking experience. In Chef Adams’ class, attendees will learn to make traditional Greek cuisine, see additional details here.

6:00PM Ice Cream and Chat with a Vet! Local vet extraordinaire, Alett Mekler, will be on hand in the dog park on Prince Street to answer questions and speak to topics that may be of interest our members. Free ice cream will be served by local fav Crate Escapes!

Thursday, July 12

10:00AM Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for some physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India.

12:00PM Community BBQ at Polcari Park. The Boston Harborside Home of Joseph A. Langone Jr. is sponsoring a Community Appreciation BBQ at Polcari Park on Prince Street. This free event will have burgers, hot dogs, chips, soda and fun! Please bring a non-perishable food item for the North End Emergency Food Pantry NSC.

12:30PM Let Me Tell You A Story at West End Library. Join the West End Library at 151 Cambridge Street for adult story time – bring your lunch if you’d like!

5:00PM Recreational Boating on the Harbor. Learn more about recreational boating opportunities on Boston Harbor on the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk tour led by Liz Nelson Weaver, see additional details here.

7:00PM NEWRA Monthly Meeting. Join the North End Waterfront Residents Association at the Nazzaro Center for their monthly meeting, see additional details here.

7:00PM Aquarium Lecture Series: The Southern Right Whales of Arge. This lecture will be given by Florencia Ornela Vilches, New England Aquarium Marine Conservation Action Fund Fellow* and Instituto de Conservación de Ballenas researcher, see additional details here.

From the Community:

Commentary: Taxis in Boston Will Soon Be History

It appears that the age of the taxi cab in the city of Boston is coming to an end. Ride-share services are quickly eclipsing the use of cabs. Any hotel doorman will tell you that there has been an economic shift in the way that people are getting around the city, continue reading.

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