Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Gridlock Solutions, Summer Story Time, Garden Ct. Auction, Opioid Crisis Working Session, Wharf District Council Meeting, Harbor Sunset Cruise

Today is Tuesday, August 20 and in case you missed yesterday’s flyover by the British Red Arrows, check out our Arts & Culture section for photos and a video clip from the dramatic event.

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

10:30AM Summer Story Time. Join Librarian Lin at 25 Parmenter Street for stories, music, and more! This story time is for babies, toddlers, and children 0-5 years old with caregivers.

11:00AM Auction – 2 Garden Ct North End, Boston. Stop by 2 Garden Court for an on-site auction, see additional details here.

12:30PM Homelessness, Mental Health and Recovery Committee Working Session. Stop by City Hall’s Piemonte Room for a working session regarding the opioid crisis. See the public notice here.

5:00PM Wharf District Council Meeting. The Wharf District Council will host their August meeting at the Norman Leventhal Center, 30 Rowes Wharf, see the meeting agenda and additional details here.

6:30PM Harbor Sunset Cruise. Boarding begins at 6:30 pm at the dock near the Marriott Long Wharf (The Landing) and sets sail at 7:00 pm, returning at approximately 10:00 pm. There will be complimentary hors d’oeurves, a cash bar, 50/50 raffle, and the chance to win over $1,000 in prizes! Adults over the age of 21 only, see additional details and ticket information here.

Notable News:

The Harbor can give us a way out of gridlock

With traffic jams in downtown Boston being commuters daily norms, some businesses are turning to the harbor as a way to ferry their employees into the city, read more on the Boston Globe.

Red Arrows Tour:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, August 21

3:30PM LEGO Club. Stop by the North End Library and work together or independently to build whatever you can imagine using the library’s LEGO collection. For kids ages 6-12.

6:00PM RUFF Ice Cream Social. Join RUFF at the Prince Street Park for a night of ice cream (dog friendly) sponsored by Crate Escape Charlestown.

6:30PM How We Live: Community Through Housing. A panel discussion presented in partnership with Historic Boston Incorporated will take place at the Old North Church at 193 Salem Street, see additional details here.

7:00PM North End Movie Nights: Brave. 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. Rain location is the Nazzaro Center, see additional details here.

7:00PM Panel Discussion on Reducing Plastic Pollution at Simons IMAX Theater, 1 Central Wharf. Join the New England Aquarium for this free panel event Corporate Solutions to Plastic Pollution: How Can We Work Toward a Planet with Reduced Reliance on Plastic? See additional details and register here.

Thursday, August 22

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.

From the Community:

Mosquito Spraying in East Boston August 20

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) advises residents and community members in East Boston of upcoming spraying to help control mosquito populations in selected neighborhood areas, continue reading.

Irreverent Warriors Visit Beirut Memorial in Christopher Columbus Park

Local veterans visiting Memorials around Boston will stop at the Beirut Memorial in Christopher Columbus Park on Saturday, August 24 between 11:45 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. The walk is organized by Irreverent Warriors, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring veterans together using humor and camaraderie to improve mental health and prevent veteran suicide, continue reading.

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