Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: North Square Ribbon Cutting, Zumba, City Council Candidates, First Day of Fall

Today is Monday, September 23 and though it may not feel like it, today is the first official day of Fall! Also known as the Autumnal Equinox, this is the day when the sun crosses the celestial equator, an imaginary extension of the Earth’s equator into space. Read more from the Farmer’s Almanac.

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

1:15PM North Square Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Join Mayor Marty Walsh, A+J Art+Design, and the North End project team to celebrate the renovated square and the four permanent art exhibits titled “North Square Stories.” Read more here.

6:00PM Zumba at Christopher Columbus Park. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Boston Public Health Commission “Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series” offers a four-month series of 30 free classes per week across the city. Read more here.

Notable News:

Meet the candidates running for Boston City Council

Thirty-eight candidates will appear on Tuesday’s ballot for Boston’s nonpartisan preliminary municipal election. Fifteen are seeking at-large seats, while nearly two dozen others aspire to represent their home districts. Read more about each candidate on the Boston Globe.

North End Streets:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, September 24

Preliminary Municipal Election in Boston. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Elections will take place for at-large councilors, District 5, 7, 8 and 9. District councilor positions will be narrowed down to two candidates, and at-large positions down to eight candidates, for the November 5 election. Read more here.

10:30AM Toddler Story Time at the North End Library. Listen to stories, sing songs, and learn together through movement and play. This story time is ideal for little ones who have started walking or moving on their own.

11:00AM Baby Story Time at the North End Library. Enjoy gentle stories, songs, and lap bounces for pre-walking babies and caregivers.

3:30PM Kids’ Art Afternoon. Drop in after school to explore the textures of different materials and use them to create a collage. Ideal for kids 6-12 years old.

5:00PM Wharf District Council Meeting. The Wharf District Council will host their September meeting on Tuesday, 9/24 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Norman Leventhal Center, 30 Rowes Wharf. See the agenda here.

Wednesday, September 25

3:00PM Kids’ LEGO Club at the North End Library. Description:Drop in after school to build whatever you can imagine using LEGOs and DUPLOs.

6:00PM Summer Shred by Next Level Fitness & Wellness. Weekly on Wednesdays through September 26 at Cross and Sudbury Streets. See the full line-up of Greenway fitness classes here.

6:30PM Friends of Cutillo Park Meeting. The Friends of Cutillo Park hold their monthly meeting on the last Wednesday of the month at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. Learn more here.

6:30PM Introduction to Genealogy Research at the North End Library. Learn how to get started with your genealogy research. You will be introduced to available genealogy resources including Ancestry.com, newspapers on microfilm, and city directories. Presented by BPL Reference Librarian Beverly Gill. Registration not required.

From the Community:

New Planters at Cutillo Park

Cutillo Park has four new, large concrete planters. Input as to what types of plants or trees should be planted in them is welcome. Read more and share your thoughts here.

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