Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Robert Newmans Mystery, Songs of Liberty, Brain Health, Yappy Hour, Old North Speaker, Inside the Combat Zone

Today is Wednesday, May 29. Check out these disturbing “before and after” showing global cities and the impact of climate change. The NOAA estimates suggest that Boston will almost certainly see at least one storm surge of 6 feet by 2050, read more on BusinessInsider.

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

12:00PM Songs of Liberty at Old North. The Old North Church is hosting a Songs of Liberty performance by the Legacy High School Choir from Bismarck, North Dakota. The 61 voice choir, directed by Michael Seil, will perform five pieces of music intended to, “provide both a musically stirring performance and a meaningful journey through the morals and beliefs that our founders realized to be essential to the home of the free,” see additional details here.

2:00PM Nazzaro Center Hosts Brain Health Assessment Study at 30 North Bennet Street. A comprehensive brain health company named Cogniciti is joining the Nazzaro Center to educate people about their brain health and provide a tool to screen for signs of mild cognitive impairment, see additional details here.

5:20PM Boat + Bike Winthrop – Meet at New England Aquarium. Join Boston Harbor Now’s “Ferry Faerie” (Director of Planning, Alice Brown) for a ferry ride from downtown Boston to Winthrop aboard the Valkyrie then take a 13-mile bike ride around Deer Island, along Winthrop Shore Drive, through part of the Belle Isle Marsh, and along the East Boston Greenway, see additional details here.

5:30PM Yappy Hour at the Battery Wharf Hotel Patio. Grab your furry friend and stop by the Battery Wharf Hotel Patio to join RUFF North End, Absolut Vodka, Battery Wharf Hotel, and Polka Dog Bakery for the North End Yappy Hour, see additional details here.

6:30PM Old North Speaker Series. Join the Old North Speaker Series at 193 Salem Street for a lecture and community conversation with James Farrell on The Child Independence Is Born: James Otis and Writs of Assistance, see additional details here.

6:30PM Author Talk: Stephanie Schorow Discusses “Inside the Combat Zone. Join the North End Library for an author talk with Stepahnie Schorow to discuss the issues the created the controversial neighborhood known as the combat zone, see additional details here.

6:30PM Friends of Cutillo Park Meeting at the Nazzaro Center. Stop by 30 North Bennet Street for a Friends of Cutillo Park monthly meeting, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Two Robert Newmans in the North End

Within two years of each other in 1804 and 1806, two men living in the North End named Robert Newmans died. One of these men is notorious for hanging the lanterns in the Old North Church on April 19, 1775. These two men have been thoroughly confused and conflated in local history and Boston 1775 is working to sort out who is who, read more on Boston 1775.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, May 30

7:00PM Lecture: Journalist Ari Daniel from PBS Nova. Stop by the New England Aquarium for a free lecture with Scientist and Producer for the PBS show “NOVA” Ari Daniel as he explains the impact of storytelling in communicating scientific concepts to a mass audience, see additional details here.

Friday, May 31

12:00PM Pride Flag Raising at City Hall. Sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Flag Raising at City Hall Plaza is the first official event of Pride Week, May 31 to June 11. Boston Pride is celebrating 49 years of advocacy for the LGBTQ community with this year’s theme “Looking back, Loving Forward,” which represents the recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and is meant to encourage the community to reflect back on the many challenges and incredible victories of the LGBTQ+ community in that time.

1:00PM Friday Films at the Library: Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street 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 Mildred Pierce, see additional details here.

6:00PM In Arte – The Contemporary Arte Scene in Rome and Italy. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street and Giardini di Sole as they host renowned artist Natino Chirico.

From the Community:

Nazzaro Center Hosts Brain Health Assessment Study

A comprehensive brain health company named Cogniciti is focused on serving the aging population and would like to educate people about their brain health and provide a tool to screen for signs of mild cognitive impairment. During the workshop, one of Cogniciti’s highly trained team members will provide a group of 10 – 20 people with an overview of brain health, assist each person with completing their online Brain Health Assessment, and provide resources for further evaluation, continue reading.

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