Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Flood Talks for New Waterfront High Rise, Celebrate What Unites Us, Musical Film, Sweethearts at Sea, Town Hall on Trash, Under the Strawberry Moon

Today is Wednesday, June 19 and if there’s one thing that can completely throw off a person’s morning if not planned for…it’s roadwork. Boston.com has pulled together a list of 8 projects to look out for this summer, see the full list here.

Here’s what you need to know for today…

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.

Notable News:

Boston Built a New Waterfront Just in Time for the Apocalypse

Local dignitaries gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a 17-store tower that will house 1,000 MassMutual Life Insurance employees along the Boston waterfront. What no one seemed to mention during the groundbreaking, was the potential poor timing of the new high-rise given the Boston Harbor now floods about a dozen times a year, which is up from two or three times in the 1960s, read more on Bloomberg.

Maze of Streets:


Plan Your Events with the Community Calendar:

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.

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.

From the Community:

North End Swimmers Join Swim Across America for the 23rd Annual Boston Harbor Swim – July 12

North End residents Brett Geiger and Michael Narracci will swim in Boston Harbor alongside Olympic swimmers Janel Jorgensen McArdle, Alex Meyer, and Eric Wunderlich for the 23rd annual Swim Across America Boston Harbor Swim on Friday, July 12 to support pediatric cancer programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), continue reading.

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