Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Four Winds a Top 3 Boston Sports Bar, America’s Little Italies, Affordable Housing Meeting (N. Margin St.), Family Music Makers

Things to know for Wednesday

Today is Wednesday, September 19 and here’s what else you need to know for today…

9:30AM Family Music Makers with NEMPAC Starts! NEMPAC Fall Session of Family Music Makers begins at Lincoln Wharf Condo, 357 Commercial Street. This 45-minute weekly class offering on Wednesdays at either 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. welcomes newborns to children age 4 and their caretakers. More info at www.nempacboston.org or 617-227-2270.

6:00PM America’s Little Italies: Past, Present, and Future. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street where Jerome Krase will discuss his nearly fifty years visiting and photographing locations in America and abroad which have identifiable Italian neighborhoods. In this presentation, we’ll take a look at the origins of these “little Italies” and what the future may hold for them, see additional details here.

6:30PM Public Meeting: 41 N. Margin Street (Knights of Columbus Hall). The Boston Planning & Development Agency will hold a public meeting at 41 North Margin Street (Knights of Columbus Hall) regarding the conversion this building into a five-story, mixed-use development that would contain 23 senior affordable housing units and a renovated Knights of Columbus Hall.

6:30PM Liberty Teas and Nervous Collectors: The Townshend Act. Stop by the Old South Meeting House at 310 Washington Street for the Free Lowell Lecture Series presented by the Paul Revere Memorial Association. This year our annual fall lecture series examines Boston’s reaction to the Townshed Acts, upon their 250th anniversary. This interactive, first-person presentation will feature costumed actors from The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

Notable News:

Game on: The 3 best sports bars in Boston

As the Red Sox trail their way to the playoffs and football season picks up, there never seems to be a dull moment around the Boston sports bars. Hoodline has pulled together their list of the top 3 sports bars in the city, featuring the North End’s own Four Winds Bar and Grill, read more on Hoodline.

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Thursday, September 20

10:00AM Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park at 110 Atlantic Ave for a free gentle yoga class in the park.

10:00AM City Council Working Session on Repayment of Back Taxes. There will be a working session for an ordinance regarding repayment of back taxes in the Piemonte Room at Boston City Hall on the fifth floor. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Flaherty. The Sponsors of the Docket are Councilors Edwards and Flynn. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend. Public comment is subject to the discretion of the Chair, see additional details here

10:00AM City Council Working Session on East Boston Master Plan. A working session regarding an East Boston zoning initiative and master plan will take place at the East Boston YMCA at 54 Ashely Street. This matter was sponsored by Councilor Lydia Edwards. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend. Public comment is subject to the discretion of the Chair, see additional details here.

6:00PM Conservation Law Foundation of Chapter 91 Community Workshop. We Are Boston’s Waterfront invites you to attend the Conservation Law Foundation educational forum about the role of Chapter 91 in protecting Boston’s waterfront. Stop by the Boston Harbor Hotel in the Norman Levanthal Room where there will be a discussion around how Chapter 91 is a powerful tool for protecting and promoting public use of Commonwealth tidelands and waterways in Massachusetts. RSVP to wearebostonwaterfront@gmail.com.

6:30PM Viewing of the movie “Chasing Coral” Followed by Panel Discussion. The Peabody and Sundance Award-winning film Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Stop by the Simons IMAX Theater at 1 Central Wharf for this 93-minute movie followed by a 30-minute panel discussion, see additional details here.

Friday, September 21

San Gennaro Feast at Hanover & Battery Streets. The first annual Feast celebrating San Gennaro in Boston’s North End will be held on September 21st through September 23rd on the blocks surrounding the intersection of Hanover and Battery Streets. Join the celebration with a full entertainment lineup and of course, Italian feast food.

1:00PM September Films: Back to School. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their September Film Series: Back to School. See additional details here.

6:00PM Remembering Street Corner Society: William Foote Whyte. Stop by I AM Books at 189 North Street where Oscar Andersson, Ph.D., of Malmoe University in Sweden will be joined by James Pasto (Boston University) and Nick Dello Russo (NorthEndWaterfront.com) to discuss Street Corner Society and William Foote Whyte’s sociology and archival material.


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