Today is Thursday, May 2 and here’s what else you need to know for today…

11:00AM Mah Jongg Club. Every Thursday in May, come by the North End Library and play the American-style variant of this tile-based game that originated in China and requires skill, strategy, and calculation. Beginners are welcome. No sign up is required.

5:00PM North Street Grille Neighborhood Night. Join North Street Grille for their Neighborhood Night on the first Thursday of every night when 30% of all sales will go back to the neighborhood, see additional details here.

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6:00PM North End Public Safety Meeting. The North End public safety meeting will take place at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. Attended by Boston Police Area A-1 All North End / Waterfront residents are welcome to attend!

Notable News:

North Square Oyster in Boston’s North End to Become Ciao Bella

According to a licensing board hearing page, North Square Oyster could be reopening after renovations under a new name – Ciao Bella, read more on Boston Restaurant Talk.

Old North Church:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, May 3

1:00PM Friday Films at the Library: Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office. Join the North End Library in April and May for their Friday Films series: Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office, curated and introduced by Professor Barry Marshall. This week’s film is The Women, see additional details here.

6:00PM Concert: Italian Folk Songs of Life and Love. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street where Stefano Salimbeni and the Good Italians present an evening of Italian folk songs from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s celebrating life and love.

Saturday, May 4

9:00AM Love Your Block Cleanup Day. Spring is on it’s way and the Love Your Block Spring Cleanup will take place in the North End and West End on Saturday May 4th.Register yourself or your group here so the City can bring enough equipment. North Enders are meeting at 9am at the Nazzaro Center.

10:00AM West End Museum Honors Jane Jacobs. Join the West End Museum for their free, public event: Jane’s Walk at The West End Museum. This event invites visitors to see Jane Jacobs’ lecture at Boston College in which she discussed what happened to the West End under urban renewal and the injustices suffered by the neighborhood’s residents, see additional details here.

11:00AM Food Truck Festival on Greenway. The Greenway Spring Truck Festival sponsored by Citizens Bank takes place at Rowes Wharf Plaza on The Greenway. Food trucks will be offering old favorites and new flavors.

12:00PM Christopher Columbus Park Playground Celebration. Join the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) for their annual playground celebration and clean-up in preparation for the summer season. There will be free children’s activities including touch-a-truck firetruck, storytelling, pizza and more, see additional details here.

1:00PM Gliding Demonstration. Watch professional gilder, Nancy Dick Atkinson, apply gossamer thin sheets of gold leaf to wooden ornaments just as craftsmen did in Revere’s era at the Paul Revere House located at 19 N Square.

1:00PM World Labyrinth Day: Walk As One at Armenian Heritage Park. Join people in cities and towns in 35 countries worldwide walking as one in peace & harmony.

1:30PM Reception to View the 2019 Abstract Sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park. Introducing Geometry as Public Art: Telling A Story, an innovative curriculum developed in collaboration with The Eliot K-8 Innovation School Tea & Desserts, hosted by MEM Tea Imports and Eastern Lamejun Bakers

6:30PM Kentucky Derby. Tune in to the most exciting two minutes in sports. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, the most famous horse race in American history, will take place at 6:50 pm.

From the Community:

Loft & Vine Turns Two!

Come celebrate this Sunday, May 5th, from 1-4pm, with yummy food, great discounts and a surprise raffle, continue reading.

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