Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Dunkin Donuts Converts Local Shops, Mobile Espresso Bar, Movie Night, Nicola Sacca & Bartolomeo Vanzetti Case

Things to know for Wednesday

Today is Wednesday, August 22 and if you’ve noticed a slight makeover at your local Dunkin’ Donuts, you’re not the only one. Dunkin Donuts is converting 30 Boston locations to “Dunkin” in an unprecedented overhaul and rebranding strategy, read more on Boston Magazine.

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

7:30PM North End Movie Night at the Gassey (DeFilippo Playground). Stop by Prince Street Park for free pizza and Shrek beginning at dark, see additional details here.

7:30PM Sacco Vanzetti Commemoration Society Presents a Look at the 1920-1927 Case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. The Sacco Vanzetti Commemoration Society with The Dante Alighieri Society of Cambridge presents a look at the 1920-1927 case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti at 41 Hampshire Street in Cambridge, see additional details here.

Notable News:

An Italian Mobile Espresso Bar Hits the Streets This Weekend

Philip Frattaroli of Ducali Pizzeria & Bar and Cunard Tavern will unveil his new Caffee Pellicano Mobile Espresso Bar this upcoming weekend, read more on Eater Boston.

Saint Anthony’s Feast Starts Thursday:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, August 23

Sacco & Vanzetti Execution Anniversary. On April 15, 1920, a double murder set off a sequence of events that led to the controversial, and later declared unjust, trial convictions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Their execution on August 23, 1927 is blamed on anti-Italian prejudice and fear of their anarchist political beliefs, read more.

St. Lucy’s Feast at Endicott & N. Margin Streets. Festivities begin Thursday evening at 5pm with the Feast of Santa Lucia, and continues all weekend with the Feast of Saint Anthony on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, see additional details here.

10:00AM Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for free fitness classes all summer long. This week’s class will be gentle yoga.

5:00PM Opening Ceremonies for Feast of Santa Lucia. Opening Ceremonies & Procession of the Feast of Santa Lucia – Exposition & blessing of the Statue of Santa Lucia and devotees. The Statue of Santa Lucia will then be brought in solemn procession through the streets of the North End accompanied by Italian street bands, flower girls and color guard.

7:30PM Under the August Moon. Stop by Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway and meet/greet, network, walk the moonlit Labyrinth and enjoy refreshments. RSVP to hello@armenianheritagepark.org.

Friday, August 24

St. Anthony’s Feast. Festivities begin Thursday evening at 5pm with the Feast of Santa Lucia, and continues all weekend with the Feast of Saint Anthony on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, see additional details here.

10:30AM Carolyn Lynch Garden Ribbon-Cutting. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy cordially invites you to join them to celebrate the Dedication and Ribbon-cutting of the new Carolyn Lynch Garden on The Greenway. The gathering begins at the Northern garden entrance (at the corner of Hanover Street and Surface Road).

1:00PM Friday Films of Robert Mitchum: The Yakuza. Join the North End Branch Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their weekly film series of Robert Mitchum, see additional details here.

6:30PM Sing along with entertainer Mel Stiller in the Rotunda in Quincy Market. Mel has been leading the piano bar at Jacob Wirth restaurant in Boston’s Theatre District every Friday night for the past 29 years. Songbooks will be distributed with lyrics to over 500 oldies, classic rock songs, standards, and show tunes from the 1950s to the 1970s.

7:00PM Opening Ceremonies of St. Anthony’s Feast. Opening Ceremonies of St. Anthony’s Feast – The exposition and blessing of the status of Saint Anthony, members fellow devotees and the streets of the North End, see additional details here.

From the Community:

Part-Time Educator Position Available at Old North

The Old North Church and Historic Site is looking to fill a few positions of Educator at Old North. It is a part-time position great for someone who loves history, engaging with people from all over the world and has a knack for storytelling, continue reading.

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