Things to know for Thursday’s Brief:

Today is Thursday, August 16 and if you’re looking for something to freshen up your weekend, stop by Fruit Fest at the Boston Public Market this Sunday from 10 a.m. -6 p.m., see additional details here

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

Fisherman’s Feast at North, Lewis & Fleet Streets. Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca begins Thursday at 6PM and runs through Sunday at 8PM, see additional details here.

10:00AM ParkArts Arts & Crafts. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park where children ages 3-10 can participate in ParkArts Arts & Crafts. Register at parks@cityofboston.gov.

10:00AM Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for free fitness classes all summer long.

11:00AM ParkArts Rosalitas Marionette Puppets. The fun in Christopher Columbus Park continues with ParkArts Rosalitas Marionette Puppets.

6:30PM Fisherman’s Feast Opening Ceremonies. Opening ceremonies start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night where the statue of La Madonna Del Soccorso will leave her permanent chapel on Lewis Street for a solemn procession to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for the Annual Blessing of the Fishing Waters, see additional details here.

7:00PM Movies at the Marketplace: The Greatest Showman. Stop by Faneuil Hall’s West End as they present “Movies at the Marketplace” every Thursday this summer beginning July 26 through August 16. The West End of the Marketplace will be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre where visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy free movies with pre-show activities starting at 7:00 p.m. and movies beginning at dusk.

Notable News:

5 Things To Do This Weekend, From Black Radical Women To A New (Free) Boston Music Fest

From the free Wicked Goof Festival on the Boston Common to the Fisherman’s Feast in the North End, check out WBUR’s round up of 5 things to do this weekend.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, August 17

Fisherman’s Feast at North, Lewis & Fleet Streets. Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca begins Thursday at 6PM and runs through Sunday at 8PM, see additional details here.

1:00PM Friday Films of Robert Mitchum: Ryan’s Daughter. Join the North End Branch Library for their weekly film series of Robert Mitchum, see additional details.

Saturday, August 18

Fisherman’s Feast at North, Lewis & Fleet Streets. Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca begins Thursday at 6PM and runs through Sunday at 8PM, see additional details here.

3:00PM Fisherman’s Feast Meatball Competition. The 1st Annual North End’s Best Meatball Competition: Come take part in choosing who, out of the 10-12 best restaurant’s in the North End, has the best meatballs, see additional details here.

From the Community:

Mayor Walsh Joins the Madonna Della Cava Procession [Photos]

The Mayor assisted with carrying the Image of the Madonna, joining in the festivities along with society members, marching bands and feast attendees, continue reading.

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