Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Designing a New Neighborhood, Author Talk, Book Club, North Station Urban Renewal Meeting

Today is Tuesday, June 18 and do you pride yourself on being in-the-know with the Boston food scene? Then be sure to check out Yahoo’s list of local businesses that have been seeing especially high review volumes on Yelp this month.

Here’s what you need to know for today…

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.

Across the Harbor:

Designing a neighborhood from scratch: The stakes are high at Suffolk Downs

With one weekend left of racing at the 83-year-old Suffolk Down horse track, and talks of the future are growing. If plans go accordingly, the 161-acre site would become a whole new neighborhood full of housing and office space with a potential population of the entire Back Bay, read more on the Boston Globe.

One Hen Founders Cup for Social Entrepreneurship:


Plan Your Events with the Community Calendar:

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.

Thursday, June 20

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.

From the Community:

Waterfront Development & Chapter 91 Presentation – June 26

The Harborfront Neighborhood Alliance presents, in partnership with Boston Harbor Now and Conservation Law Foundation: Waterfront Development In Your Neighborhood. Become a more effective advocate for accessible waterfront development in your neighborhood and learn about Chapter 91 – Mass. Public Waterfront Act, continue reading.

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