Today is Thursday, August 22 and after 50 years, Maria Merola is closing her pastry shop on cross street, check out our business and food & drink section for the whole story.

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

100th St. Anthony’s Feast on Endicott, Thacher & North Margin Streets. Festivities begin Thursday evening with the Feast of Santa Lucia and will continue all weekend with the Feast of Saint Anthony on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, see additional information here.

10:30AM Celebrate What Unites Us: Somalia. Stop by Armenian Heritage Park to join the program that celebrates the immigrant experience while promoting cross-cultural understanding, and healthy and active living. This month will highlight Somalia.

10:30AM Yoga-Lates by Age Strong Commission. Stop by the North End Park for Yoga-Lates, see additional details and a full fitness class schedule here.

7:30PM Movie Musicals at Faneuil Hall: Bohemian Rhapsody. The West End of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre where visitors can enjoy free movies with pre-show activities starting at 7:30 p.m. and movies beginning at dusk. Pre-show activities include trivia and a photo-op on the red carpet with special guests including drag queens, cosplayers and comics, see additional details here.

7:30PM Under the August Moon. Stop by Armenian Heritage Park for a magical evening for supporters, partners and friends to meet & greet, walk the moonlit labyrinth, and enjoy the Berklee Jazz Trio and the most delicious signature tastings, hosted by anoush’ella.

Notable News:

Feds arrest former state police union leader and lobbyist

The FBI and IRS arrested the former president of the Massachusetts State Police labor union and the union’s former lobbyist for charging thousands of dollars in personal meals, travel expenses and gifts on the organization’s debit card, read more on Boston.com.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, August 23

100th St. Anthony’s Feast on Endicott, Thacher & North Margin Streets. Festivities begin Thursday evening with the Feast of Santa Lucia and will continue all weekend with the Feast of Saint Anthony on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, see additional information here.

Sacco & Vanzetti Execution Anniversary. On April 15, 1920, a double murder set off a sequence of events that led to the controversial, and later declared unjust, trial convictions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Their execution on August 23, 1927 is blamed on anti-Italian prejudice and fear of their anarchist political beliefs, continue reading.

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

1:00PM Friday Films: From Here to Eternity. Join the Boston Public Library at 25 Parmenter Street for free movies on Fridays at 1pm, see additional details here.

8:00PM Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses at St. Anthony’s Feast. Stop by Endicott and N. Margin Streets where Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses Bringing the Swing to the Centennial Saint Anthony’s Feast, see additional information here.

8:30PM Fireworks for St. Anthony’s Centennial Feast. To begin the 100th Annual festivities, St. Anthony’s Society, with support from Faneuil Hall Marketplace has commissioned a firework display on the inner harbor. Best viewing will be at the Prince Street Park at Commercial Street & North Washington Streets (Enter at the tennis courts), see additional details here.

Saturday, August 24

100th St. Anthony’s Feast on Endicott, Thacher & North Margin Streets. Festivities begin Thursday evening with the Feast of Santa Lucia and will continue all weekend with the Feast of Saint Anthony on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, see additional information here.

12:00PM Lawn Games. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for lawn games like Cornhole, Giant Jenga and more.

1:00PM The Tailor’s Craft. Clothing historian Henry Cooke takes on the role of an early Boston tailor at the Paul Revere House. Watch as he “takes the measure” of visitors, then sits cross-legged, fashioning waistcoats from luxurious fabrics and “slops” from coarse weaves, see additional details here.

6:00PM Benvenuti Parade through the North End streets. The Benvenuti Parade starts at Endicott Street. Join in the fun with Italian marching bands in parade as we welcome everyone to the neighborhood, see additional details here.

From the Community:

ABCD Labor Day Party Sept. 6

The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center will celebrate Labor Day and the last long weekend of summer on Friday, September 6. See the full event notice posted below, continue reading.

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