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Tuesday’s Brief: What Jane Jacobs Missed about the North End, Games People Play, NBSS Lecture, FOCCP Meeting

Today is Tuesday, May 14th and here’s what else you need to know for today…

3:30PM Games People Play. Chess, Scrabble, Bananagrams, Monopoly, Uno, anyone? Drop by the North End Library to play board and card games with friends new and old! Feel free to bring a favorite game. For grown-ups only.

6:00PM Lecture: Classical Proportions in 18th Century American Furniture. Join the North Bennet Street School for a free lecture to discuss Classical Proportions in 18th Century American Furniture Design with Graduate and Cabinet & Furniture Making Faculty Steve Brown CF ’90.

6:30PM FOCCP Monthly Meeting at Mariner’s House. Stop by 11 North Square on the 2nd floor for the monthly meeting to discuss upcoming event and recap recent park news, see additional details here.

Notable News:

What Jane Jacobs Missed About Boston’s North End

In Jane Jacob’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, the famous author touts the vibrancy of the North End as an example of good city planning. A new controversial article takes aim at Jacobs principles by crediting organized crime as primarily responsible for preserving the North End’s lively streets. Read more on NextCity.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, May 15

6:30PM Author Talk: Kip Wilson. Stop by the North End Library for author and Boston local Kip Wilson to lead a discussion on her 2019 Indies Introduce title White Rose, see additional details here.

Thursday, May 16

11:00AM Hug a Tree Event at Columbus Park. Please join Studio Siya to celebrate mother nature, and show some love to the trees by making a yarn bomb! We are inviting all the artists, crafters, individuals and members of the community to come help us making beautiful yarn patterns to decorate the beautiful park in the North End. Please bring your unused yarn to help us to expand our project, see additional details here.

5:00PM Wharf District Public Realm Vision Video Charrette. The Public Realm Vision Video will illustrate a future for the Wharf District that encourages extraordinary possibilities and new opportunities, while fitting in and meeting neighborhood needs today. It will be aimed at decisions-makers, government officials and developers in determining the future of our neighborhood. Community input on content is encouraged. [Leventhal Room, Rowes Wharf]

From the Community:

Lydia Edwards to Celebrate Working Families

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, serving Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End, is hosting a community brunch in honor of International Workers’ Day and the Fight for Fifteen. The brunch will be held at The Tavern at the End of the World, 108 Cambridge Street in Charlestown, from 11AM to 1PM, on Saturday, May 18, 2019. All are invited, continue reading.

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Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

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