Today is Friday, March 22 and if you have an appreciation for art and North End feasts, be sure to take a look at A + J Art + Design’s sculpture of a suitcase containing a North End feast procession, read more here.

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

12:00PM Shine and MassHealth Presentation. The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center is hosting a workshop with Shine and MassHealth to learn how to get the most out of your medicare and MassHealth benefits. The workshop is free and a hot lunch will be served at 1 Michelangelo Street, see additional details here.

1:00PM Friday Film Series: Blacklisted. Join the North End Library for their Friday film series featuring Hollywood directors and writers before and after the blacklist. This week’s film is “Roman Holiday”, see additional details here.

3:00PM Public Hearing: Teacher Diversity in Boston Public Schools. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify in the Iannella Chamber at One City Hall Square 5th Floor on a hearing order regarding teacher diversity in the Boston Public Schools, see additional details here.

Notable News:

The 2019 Boston Restaurant Patio Tracker

AS the weather starts to warm, the patios of Boston’s best restaurants start to buzz. Eater Boston has pulled together all of the outdoor dining updates for this spring, summer and fall, read more here.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Saturday, March 23

10:00AM Annual Pirandello Lyceum Italian Film: “L’Accabadora”. Join the North End Library for the Annual Pirandello Lyceum Italian film screening. The movie will be “L’Accabadora” (“Angel of Mercy”). Opening remarks from Professor Anna Rocca, Salem State University, see additional details here.

11:00AM Revelry & Revolution Harbor Cruise. Enjoy narration by area historians, Boston Harbor Islands park staff, and lighthouse keeper Sally Snowman along with period music and general merriment on the cruise. There will be lunch, a full bar, and other refreshments available for purchase onboard.

6:00PM Gaetano Cipolla: What Makes a Sicilian? Stop by I AM Books at 189 North Street to hear from Gaetano Cipolla, a retired professor of Italian and Chairman of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at St. John’s University in New York City.

Sunday, March 24

11:00AM Quilting Workshop. Learn piecing and contribute to a community-created quilt! Before there were sewing machines, quilts were made by hand. Talented members of a local guild, Quilters’ Connection, will be on hand with pre-cut squares to show you how to begin piecing a quilt by hand, additional details here.

From The Community:

Girls Architecture Day

Every November and March, the MIT Museum celebrates women in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This March, the theme is architecture and architects from the Boston Society of Architects/AIA will be on hand to take participants through a hands-on design project, continue reading.

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