Today is Thursday, August 8 and are you looking for a new apartment? With rent prices continuing to skyrocket in the city, chances are you might qualify for affordable housing, read more on Curbed Boston.

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

10:00AM ParkARTS Children’s Workshops. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park where children can enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts activities at the Artists in Residence Workshops, see additional information here.

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

6:00PM Family Game Night. Stop by the Rose Kennedy Greenway by Hanover and Cross Streets and enjoy lawn games, see additional information here.

7:00PM NEWRA Monthly Meeting at Nazzaro Center. Join the North End Waterfront Residents Association at 30 North Bennet Street for their monthly meeting, see additional information here.

7:30PM Movie Musicals at Faneuil Hall: Hairspray. The West End of the 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, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Whale spotted feeding near Deer Island in Boston Harbor

Earlier this week boaters spotted a young whale near Deer Island. The Department of Natural Resources issued a safety reminder to boaters recently after a young humpback whale swam through the Cape Cod Canal, read more on WCVB.

Fresh Bread Coming Through:

Friday, August 9

Madonna della Cava Feast. The Madonna Della Cava Feast begins on Friday at 7PM at Hanover & Battery Streets and runs through Sunday evening with the procession taking place at 1PM on Sunday, see additional details here.

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

11:00AM Family Fun Festival Puppet Show. Stop by the North End Library for Friendly Fun Time with Newton and Pals sponsored by Councilor Lydia Edwards, see additional information here.

1:00PM Friday Films: Rear Window. Join the Boston Public Library for free movies on Fridays at 1pm. Today’s film will be Rear Window, see additional information here.

7:00PM Madonna Della Cava Feast: Blessing of the Madonna & Processions. Beginning at 7 p.m., exposition of the image of the Madonna at 3 Battery Street followed by a blessing and short procession, see additional details here.

Saturday, August 10

Madonna della Cava Feast. The Madonna Della Cava Feast begins on Friday at 7PM at Hanover & Battery Streets and runs through Sunday evening with the procession taking place at 1PM on Sunday, see additional details here.

12:00PM Lawn Games. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for cornhole, giant jenga and more lawn games.

1:00PM Colonial Herbalist. Stop by the Paul Revere House and learn about the healing benefits of common and uncommon plants from a true expert. Judy Grillo portrays a colonial herbalist demonstrating techniques and wisdom passed on by generations of women who cared for their families with plants grown primarily in their kitchen gardens, see additional information here.

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