Today is Friday, May 10th and here’s what you need to know for this weekend…
1:00PM Friday Films at the North End 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 Letter, see additional details here.
Operator of the new Encore casino unveiled details this week of its long-awaited ferry service which was promised as a condition for receiving its license. Passengers can get to the casino in 20 minutes at a rate of $7 per trip or $5 to go between Long Wharf and the Seaport (World Trade Center). While primarily intended to carry casino resort customers, the ferry will be available to the public for regular use, 7 days a week, 7am to midnight, using four custom boats running every 20-30 minutes. Read more at the Boson Globe.
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#tbt to when Boston buried a six-lane, 1.5-mile stretch of highway and built a park in its place. It only cost $22 billion and took roughly 20 years. During the peak of construction, workers did about $3 million of work each day. #bigdig #boston #igersboston #igboston #bostondotcom #bostonusa #igersmass [Top photo by “Julie & Arthur” on Flickr: bit.ly/big-dig-before // Bottom photo by “gconservancy” on Flickr: bit.ly/big-dig-after]
Plan your events with the Community Calendar:
Saturday, May 11
11:00AM Bubble Festival on Boston Common. The celebration will include giant floating bubble demonstrations from various bubble performers, a DJ, live entertainment, giveaways, and more, see additional details here.
1:00PM John Adams: The Colossus of Independence at the Paul Revere House. Hear from John Adams himself as he discusses his earliest beginnings in Braintree through his days as delegate of the Continental Congress and foreign ambassador. Hear his opinions of his contemporaries and how he longs to be home with his “dearest friend,” Abigail, and their children. Mr. Adams’ singular wit is appealing to children and adults.
2:00PM The Italian Table: Creating Festive Meals For Family and Friends. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for “The Italian Table”, delivering both parts of the fantasy and reality of Italian meals as they would be eaten on location. Combining menus and recipes with visual experience and inspiration–as well as insight into the traditions of the food and celebrations–it serves as a practical resource that gives home cooks and hosts step-by-step guidance on how to re-create these fabulous meals at their own tables.
4:00PM Boston Night Market at City Hall Plaza. Inspired by night markets in Asia, the 2nd Annual Boston Night Market will be a spectacular evening of lights, food, games, and entertainment. Bigger, Brighter and Bolder than ever before, see additional details here.
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