Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: North-South Rail Link, Sweethearts at Sea, Uncle Drew, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters Concert

Today is Wednesday, July 24 and according to a new survey 24 percent of black respondents said they find the seaport/waterfront neighborhood unwelcoming. The Boston Globe reports diversity to be a foreign concept there with only a handful of mortgages in the neighborhood going to people of color, read more on the Boston Globe.

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

6:00PM Old North Speaker Series: Sweethearts at Sea at the Old North Church. Speaker Amanda Goodheart Parks presents Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the New England Whaling Industry, see additional information and ticket details here.

7:00PM North End Movie Nights: Uncle Drew. Movies will be shown on Wednesdays in July and August at The Gassy / DeFilippo Playground on Prince Street. Pizza will be served at 7 p.m. and movies begin at dark. This week’s movie will be Uncle Drew, see additional information here.

7:00PM Dorothy Curran Concert Series: Charlie Thomas’ Drifters. The Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series returns from July 17 to August 14 for another season of outdoor music for fans of all ages on City Hall Plaza with a tribute to Chicago, the classic soul of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, an evening of Motown funk, and the grand finale featuring the legendary Tavares.

Notable News:

This Tiny Boston Tunnel Is the Missing Piece to Finally Connect the Entire East Coast

For decades organizations have been fighting to connect the 1.5 miles between North Station and South Station with an underground tunnel that would simultaneously fix commutes and connect the entire east coast rail corridor, however many are still feeling the affects of the “Big Dig Hangover”, read more on Thrillist.

North End Traditions:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar.

Thursday, July 25

10:30AM Celebrate What Unites Us: Ireland. Stop by Armenian Heritage Park where attendees will begin with a community leader sharing his or her immigrant experience. Attendees will then take a meditative walk around the labyrinth before walking to The KITCHEN for a seasonal cooking demonstration and free lunch prepared by chefs from some of Boston’s neighborhood restaurants.

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

5:00PM Summer Concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Join the National Parks Service and Boston Harbor Now for live music, lawn games and more, see additional information here.

Friday, July 26

6:30AM Summer Fitness Series: Bootcamp. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for the Summer Fitness Series. This morning’s class will be Bootcamp. See a full schedule of classes and additional details here.

1:00PM Friday Films: The Swimmer. Join the Boston Public Library at 25 Parmenter Street for free movies on Fridays at 1pm. This week’s movie will be The Swimmer, see additional information here.

5:30PM Parkour, Balance, and Movement by Hub Parkour. Stop by Wharf District Park for a Parkour fitness class, see additional details and a full line up of Greenway fitness classes here.

From the Community:

il Molo Launches “Neighborhood Prix Fixe” Menu

il Molo, a North End Waterfront restaurant offering the freshest, locally-sourced seafood, has introduced an exciting new dinner offering this summer. Every Sunday through Tuesday evening, the “Neighborhood Prix Fixe” Menu will feature three courses hand-picked by esteemed Executive Chef Pino Maffeo, continue reading.

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