Today is Thursday, August 15 and Massachusetts tax free weekend is upon us. Check out the Boston Globe for everything you need to know.

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

Fishermen’s Feast at Fleet, North & Lewis Streets. Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca begins at 6PM with the Blessing of the Fishing Waters at Christopher Columbus Park and continues throughout the weekend with the Grand Procession and Flight of the Angel on Sunday, see additional information here.

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10:00AM ParkARTS Children’s Workshops. Children can enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts activities at the Artists in Residence Workshops in Christopher Columbus Park. Participation is free and all materials are provided, but children must be accompanied by an adult, see additional information.

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

11:00AM Marionette Puppet Show in Christopher Columbus Park. Experience the unique charm of Rosalita’s Puppets featuring marionettes made by professional actor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore, see additional information here.

6:15PM Mirabella Pool Swim Meet. The BCYF Mirabella Pool will be hosting a swim meet for ages 4 – 16, see additional information and register here.

7:30PM Movie Musicals at Faneuil Hall: A Star is Born. The West End of the Marketplace will be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre where visitors can enjoy free movies with pre-show activities, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Boston-style Italian restaurant coming to Rockland

One of the North End’s hot spot restaurants is set to open another location – this time on the South Shore. Lucca is planning to open in Rockland on Hingham Street this upcoming Fall, read more on the Boston Globe.

Date Night in the North End:

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, August 16

Fishermen’s Feast at Fleet, North & Lewis Streets. Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca begins at 6PM with the Blessing of the Fishing Waters at Christopher Columbus Park and continues throughout the weekend with the Grand Procession and Flight of the Angel on Sunday, see additional information here.

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

1:00PM Friday Films: Million Dollar Mermaid. Join the Boston Public Library at 25 Parmenter Street for free movies on Fridays. Today’s movie will be Million Dollar Mermaid, see additional information here.

Saturday, August 17

Fishermen’s Feast at Fleet, North & Lewis Streets. Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca begins at 6PM with the Blessing of the Fishing Waters at Christopher Columbus Park and continues throughout the weekend with the Grand Procession and Flight of the Angel on Sunday, see additional information here.

12:00PM Lawn Games. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for Cornhole, giant Jenga and other lawn games that will be free and open to all.

1:00PM The Art of Spinning at the Paul Revere House. The art of spinning is best learned by the young, and Zoe Lawson has been practicing the craft of spinning by drop spindle and on a wheel since childhood, see additional details here.

3:00PM Best Meatball Contest at Fisherman’s Feast. The second annual meatball contest will be from 3 – 6pm at the 109th Fisherman’s Feast on Lewis Street at the Galbani cheese stage. Who will take home the prize for best meatball this year?! Stop by to find out.

From the Community:

Letter to the Editor: Carless Residents Have No Reliable Transportation Option

I love living in Boston. I have lived in the North End since 2000. I have not owned a car since 2011. Carless residents are currently Boston’s stated goal; unfortunately, it is becoming more and more difficult to move around the city on foot, continue reading.

North End Coalition Looking to Hire for Two New Positions

The recently formed North End Coalition is looking to hire two positions as part of its plan to increase its presence and battle substance use in the neighborhood and to assist community members with recovery. The open positions are for a program manager as well as an outreach worker. If possible, the Coalition would prefer to hire current residents of the North End or candidates with strong ties to the neighborhood, continue reading.

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