Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Boston Common Coffee Closes Last Location, What Unites Us, LEGO Club, Summer Shred, Old North Speaker Series

Today is Wednesday, September 18 and Boston Common Coffee Cafe, which opened its first cafe in the North End in 2004, has closed their last remaining cafe, read more on Eater Boston.

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

10:30AM Celebrate What Unites Us: Latin America at Armenian Heritage Park. This two-part program celebrates the immigrant experience and promotes healthy, active living while building community and cross-cultural understanding. At the Park, a community leader shares his/her immigrant experience followed by walking the labyrinth. Then all walk to The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market where a chef demonstrates a signature dish for all to enjoy for lunch and conversation. RSVP here: info@armenianheritagepark.org.

3:00PM Kids’ LEGO Club. Stop by the North End Library after school and build whatever you can imagine using LEGOs and DUPLOs.

6:00PM Summer Shred by Next Level Fitness & Wellness. Stop by the Greenway at Cross and Sudbury Streets for this free fitness class, see additional information here.

6:30PM Kellie Center Jackson – Forcing Freedom | Speaker Series Event. Stop by the Old North Church and hear from Kellie Center Jackson. Her book Force & Freedom examines one of the perennial questions in political thought: is violence a valid means of producing social change? In her lecture, Kellie Carter Jackson address how black abolitionists answered this question, see additional information here.

Across the Harbor:

East Boston’s Clippership Wharf officially opens with storm-barrier system

The 7-acre complex on the East Boston waterfront is officially open following the ribbon cutting-ceremony on Tuesday. The 478-unit complex has a system of flood barriers to protect from rising tides, read more on Curbed Boston.

Happy 389th Birthday Boston:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, September 19

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.

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.

From the Community:

Support St. Francis House “All the Way Home” Fundraiser

Over the last 15 years, The North End Friends of St. Francis House have raised over $230,000 for St. Francis House’s programs and services through their annual Flea Market & Bake Sale, which they were unable to do this year because of unforeseen circumstances, continue reading.

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