Today is Friday, March 15th and St. Patrick’s Day weekend is here! South Boston will be hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade this Sunday. The parade kicks off at Broadway Station at 1 p.m. and winds its way through Southie.

Here’s what else you need to know for this weekend…

12:30PM ABCD St. Patrick’s Day Party. The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center will host their St. Patrick’s party at their 1 Michelangelo St. location.

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1:00PM Friday Film Series. 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 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Gather, play, unwind, and explore on The Greenway this season

The 2019 programmatic lineup has officially been announced for the Rose Kennedy Greenway for the upcoming season. Locals can expect plenty of new elements to enjoy from new food trucks, fitness partners, events and more. Read more on Boston Real Estate Times.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Saturday, March 16

11:00AM Self Publishing Your Book. Got a book to publish? Author and writing coach Kim Kerrigan will guide you through the process at the North End Library, see additional details here.

Sunday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day & Evacuation Day. St. Patrick’s Day is a legal holiday in Boston (and all of Suffolk County) where it is also recognized with Evacuation Day. In recognition of Irish and Irish American culture, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations include prominent displays of the color green, eating and drinking, religious observances, and parades. Boston is America’s Most Irish City. There is no better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The parade takes place in South Boston on the Sunday closest to March 17th. Evacuation Day is celebrated in remembrance of the day that General George Washington and the Continental Army succeeded in causing British troops to end their occupation of Boston during the Revolutionary War on March 17, 1776. At the end of the Siege of Boston which began in April, 1775, General George Washington fortified Dorchester Heights by deploying 60 tons of heavy artillery and cannons captured from Fort Ticonderoga. On the morning of March 5th, 1776, the commander of the British troops, General William Howe, woke to find his soldiers and fleet in the line of fire. Rather than repeat the bloodshed of the Battle of Bunker Hill, Howe and his troops fled Boston on March 17, 1776, thereby marking the milestone in the American Revolution as Evacuation Day. Whether you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or Evacuation Day, Boston is the place to raise your glass (or two) to the Irish saint or to the American revolutionary patriots!

From The Community:

North End Native Elizabeth Dello Russo Becker Named to Lead State Association of Schools for Students with Special Needs

North End native Elizabeth Dello Russo first came to the Landmark School as an 8-year-old student. Now she returns to the Prides Crossing school serving students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities to celebrate the success of a lifetime: Her appointment as the new executive director for Massachusetts’ statewide association of schools serving students with special needs, the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps), continue reading.

North End Resident Running Boston Marathon for Samaritans

North End resident Callahan McGuinness will be running this year’s Boston Marathon to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention as part of the Samaritans Marathon Team, continue reading.

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