Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: Encore Opening to Forgo Fireworks, Yoga-Lates, Adventures at Sea, NEMPAC Opera Project, Spectacle Island Fireworks

Today is Thursday, June 20 and here’s a joke from local comedian Ben Alper to start your day:

“After the MBTA experienced continued derailments and delays, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the city’s transportation infrastructure has reached a state of urgency – as evidenced by the record number of commuters reaching puberty while waiting for their bus” – Ben Alper.

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

10:30AM Yoga-Lates by Age Strong Commission. Stop by the North End Park for Yoga-Lates, see the full lineup of Greenway fitness classes here.

6:00PM Specialty Walking Tours | Adventures at Sea: Bostonians in the Age of Sail. Join Old North at 193 Salem Street for ten memorable stories spanning that era, drawn from first-person accounts by Bostonians capturing the experience in letters, diaries, and memoirs, see additional details and ticket information here.

7:30PM NEMPAC Opera Project: The Little Prince. Stop by the Great Hall at 1 Faneuil Hall Square for the NEMPAC Opera Project: The Little Prince.

9:00PM Fireworks over Spectacle Island (Time approximate). Boston Harbor Now is sponsoring part of the “Spectacle on Spectacle Island” Gala honoring Mayor Martin J. Walsh for the City of Boston Resilient Boston Harbor plan, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Encore Boston Harbor opening won’t be a fireworks-lit extravaganza

Next week’s highly-anticipated opening of Encore Boston won’t look like most big casino debuts we’ve seen over the years. Instead, the casino will purposefully open at 10AM on that Sunday with no evening-hour, fireworks-lit extravaganza. Encore executives expect a rush of people on opening day and they don’t want patrons to have to compete with normal weekday commuter traffic or make suburban Boston rush hour worse, read more on Las Vegas Review Journal.

Salem Street Circa 1949:

Plan Your Events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, June 21

6:30AM Summer Fitness Series: Bootcamp in Christopher Columbus Park. 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. Today’s class is Bootcamp, see additional details here.

12:30PM ABCD Father’s Day Celebration. Join the ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center at 1 Michelangelo Street for their Father’s Day Celebration.

1:00PM Films: Imitation of Life at the North End Library. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday films featuring Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office. This week’s film is Imitation of Life from 1959, see additional details here.

6:00PM Milena Origgi – The Way of the Voice. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for renowned Italian Voice Coach, Milena Origgi discusses her book The Way of the Voice.

Saturday, June 22

Mirabella Pool Opens. Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) has announced that Boston’s two outdoor pools, the BCYF Mirabella Pool in the North End and the BCYF Clougherty Pool in Charlestown are opening for the season, see additional details here.

1:00PM A Loyalist Perspective on the Revolution. Stop by the Paul Revere House to hear a first-hand account of the abuses loyalists suffered at the hands of emboldened “patriots.” Michael Lepage takes on the role of Chief Justice Peter Oliver, brother of Andrew Oliver, a stamp collector, see additional details here.

6:00PM John T. LaBarbera: That’s Not Italian Music! Stop by I AM Books at 189 North Street and welcome entertaining storyteller and master musician, John T. LaBarbera, weaving stories and songs as he presets his autobiographical article “That’s Not Italian Music!”

7:30PM EMPAC Opera Project: The Little Prince. Stop by the Great Hall at 1 Faneuil Hall Square for the NEMPAC Opera Project: The Little Prince.

From the Community:

Old North Lecture “Sweethearts At Sea” Moved to July 24

Due to an unforeseen conflict, the Old North Speaker Series June event, Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the New England Whaling Industry with speaker Amanda Goodheart Parks has been moved to July 24, continue reading.

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