Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: Children’s Park Honoring Martin Richards Opens, Zumba in the Park, Flood Resilient Guidelines & Zoning Overlay District Open House

Today is Monday, June 17 and if you’re looking for some great events for the entire family around the city, check out NBC Boston’s top picks for this week including the Boston Calling Block Park on the Greenway and the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series.

Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead…

6:00PM Summer Fitness Series: Zumba. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Boston Public Health Commission has launched its 2019 Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series, a four-month series offering 30 free classes per week across the city. Join them in Christopher Columbus Park for Zumba, see additional details here.

6:30PM Flood Resilient Guidelines & Zoning Overlay District Open House. Please stop by the Leventhal Room at the Boston Harbor Hotel for an open house on the City’s efforts to promote buildings that are better adapted to coastal flooding and sea level rise.

Notable News:

Martin’s Park, inclusive playground named for youngest Boston Marathon bombing victim, opening in Boston Seaport

This past weekend, the innovative and inclusive children’s playground named after 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim, Martin Richards, opened next to the South Boston waterfront and the Boston Children’s Museum, read more on Masslive.com.

Yoga on the Greenway:


Plan Your Events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, June 18

1:00PM Author Talk: Cristian di Spigna. Stop by the Paul Revere House where Author Cristian di Spigna will share his findings on Dr. Joseph Warren from his new release Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero.

4:45PM Book Club at the North End Library. Join the North End Library for their book club. June’s book is Karen Russell’s debut novel, Swamplandia! (2011), featuring twelve-year-old Ava who ventures into the mysterious “underworld” of a Florida swamp in order to save her family’s dynasty of alligator wrestling, see additional details here.

6:00PM North Station Urban Renewal Meeting. The Boston Planning & Development Agency welcomes the general public to the West End Museum for a meeting regarding updates to the North Station Urban Renewal Plan Area, see additional details here.

Wednesday, June 19

10:30AM Celebrate What Unites Us. Stop by Armenian Heritage Park for the two-part program celebrating the immigrant experience and promoting healthy, active living while building community and cross-cultural understanding. Each month highlights a different country of origin of residents living in the City of Boston and Commonwealth, see additional details and RSVP here.

5:30PM Musical Film: Let’s Make Love at the North End Library. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for musicals featuring the choreography of Jack Cole. This week’s musical is Let’s Make Love (1960), see additional details here.

6:00PM Old North Speaker Series: Sweethearts at Sea. Join the Old North Church at 193 Salem Street where speaker Amanda Goodheart Parks presents Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the New England Whaling Industry, see additional details here.

6:00PM Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Town Hall on Trash. Beacon Hill Civic Association is hosting a Town Hall Meeting at 74 Joy Street to discuss the upcoming trash pick-up time change from 7am to 6am, see additional details and RSVP here.

8:30PM Under the Strawberry Moon at Armenian Heritage Park. Join Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway for a meet and greet and to walk the moonlit Labyrinth. RSVP at hello@ArmenianHeritagePark.org.

From the Community:

Letter to the Editor: Increasing Mentoring Programs

With the FY20 budget season coming to a close, the six legislators at the State House serving on the Conference Committee are considering many competing funding priorities, especially for state funds that support education and youth development, continue reading.

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