Today is Friday, September 6 and this time 72 years ago, the Boston Public Library received a $1M donation from self-made millionaire John Deferrari to express his gratitude to the institution to which he credited his success, read more on MassMoments.org.

Here’s what else you need to know for this weekend…

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 details and a full class schedule here.

12:30PM ABCD Labor Day Party. The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center will celebrate Labor Day and the last long weekend of summer on Friday, September 6, see additional details here.

1:00PM Friday Films: A Majority of One (1961). Stop by the North End Library for the Friday Film Series. This Friday’s film is a gentle love story about a Japanese widower and a Brooklyn widow. As their love blossoms, they must learn the lessons of tolerance, kindness, and forgiveness.

Back to School:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Saturday, September 7

10:00AM Carnival of Dogs. You and your furry best friend can enjoy a variety of dog-friendly activities and vendors on the Greenway between Hanover and Salem Street. Swing by the RUFF table and say hi!

11:00AM Boston Arts Festival in Christopher Columbus Park. This annual event is designed to showcase the visual and performing arts in Boston. Affectionately dubbed (ähts), it began in 2003 by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the City of Boston’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events with the mission of promoting the Open Studios happening throughout the Fall in Boston’s neighborhoods, see additional details here.

11:00AM Employability Skills Workshop: Networking & Job Leads. Stop by the North End Library and discover the benefits and techniques of networking as well as the most effective ways to find jobs. Presented by Joyce Mandel, Employment Skills Trainer, JMGM Employability Training.

Sunday, September 8

8:00AM Sensory inclusive Access at New England Aquarium. Designed specifically for those with special sensory processing needs, these events allow for early access to the Aquarium and a quieter experience with all your favorite marine animals. Aquarium admission tickets are required and will be available to purchase online in advance. Attendance is limited to 300 people.

11:00AM Boston Arts Festival in Christopher Columbus Park. This annual event is designed to showcase the visual and performing arts in Boston. Affectionately dubbed (ähts), it began in 2003 by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the City of Boston’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events with the mission of promoting the Open Studios happening throughout the Fall in Boston’s neighborhoods, see additional details here.

1:00PM Santa Rosalia Procession. Stop by North Square for the Santa Rosalla Procession, see additional information here.

From the Community:

Free Screening of “Glory” on Boston Common Sept. 9

The Partnership to Renew the Shaw 54th Memorial invites the Greater Boston community to a free screening under the stars of the Academy Award-winning film Glory on the Boston Common (rain location Bright Family Screening Room at Emerson College), continue reading.

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