Today is Thursday, September 19 and here’s a joke from local comedian Ben Alper: “Boston city councilors agreed to consider drafting an ordinance that would prohibit protesters from wearing masks or other identity-hiding disguises at political protests – unless they dressed as good guy superheroes like Spider- and Batman.”Ben Alper.

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

10:30AM Seniors Connect: Sleep & Aging at the North End Library. How does sleep change as we get older? How much sleep do people really need? How does sleep impact memory? Erica R. Appleman, Ph.D., from Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center will answer these questions and more while exploring the relationship between sleep, aging, and cognition. Light refreshments will be served.

1:00PM Public Hearing on the City Council Biannual Urban Renewal Progress Update. Members of the public are invited to stop by the iannella chamber in City Hall to testify on a hearing on the City Council biannual urban renewal progress update, see additional information here.

6:00PM NEMPAC Fall Soiree | Party on the Prado. Join the North End Music & Performing Arts Center under a canopy of trees and lights as we transform The Prado into a festive outdoor jazz club. Party-goers will enjoy d’oeuvres, beverages, and Italian treats while being entertained by live, local New Orleans style musicians Rebecca Jean Smith & friends. See ticket information here.

6:00PM R&B Line Dancing at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Learn R&B line dancing with instructors from The Boston Rhythm Riders & Friends outside Wagamama in the South Market. The lesson and dance are FREE, no partner is necessary, and beginners are welcome! Lesson is from 6:00pm to 6:45pm and dancing from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Notable News:

The massive new Star Market near TD Garden has an opening date: This Friday

For two decades the West End, North End, Beacon Hill and fighting to get a grocery store accessible to their neighborhood and one is finally open this Friday, read more on The Boston Globe.

North End Reflections:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, September 20

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 information here.

1:00PM Friday Film: The Rose Tattoo (1955). Stop by the North End Library for their Friday film series. This Friday’s film will be The Rose Tattoo.

Saturday, September 21

9:30AM 12th Annual British Car Show Series. Come down to the West End of Faneuil Hall Marketplace for the 12th Annual British Car Show Series, hosted by the Boston Area MG Club, where you can check out a variety of unique, antique cars and chat with their owners. And special guest appearances by the Dreamland Wax Museum.

10:30AM Walking Tour Lunch Presentation – meet at I AM Books. Please join us for a walking tour of the North End followed by lunch and a presentation at Trattoria Il Panino, see additional information here.

11:00AM Life Skills Workshop: Stress & Other Emotions. This workshop at the North End Library will give you tools and tips on how to manage stress, anger, and other emotions so you can live a better and healthier life. Presented by Joyce Mandel, Employment Skills Trainer, JMGM Employability Training.

2:00PM Women in World Jazz. This quintet sponsored by the Friends of the North End Library will take everyone on an around the world journey in jazz at the North Bennet Street School, see additional information here.

6:00PM Sean Stellato – Football Magic. Stop by I am Books at 189 North Street where NFL sports agent Sean Stellato talks about his book Football Magic.

From the Community:

North End Athletic Association Singing Comedian Show

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) will host singing comedian impressionist Joey Voices live on October 8 at 12pm at the Nazzaro Center, continue reading.

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