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Columbus Day Weekend Brief: Hidden World Wonders, Italian Flag Raising Ceremony, Friday Films, Columbus Day Reception, Free Concert

Today is Friday, October 11 and yet another water main break has hit on the same street in the North End, read more on CBS Boston.

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

12:00PM Italian Flag Raising Ceremony. Stop by City Hall Plaza to watch the Flag of Italy get raised in honor of Italian Heritage Month, see additional information here.

1:00PM Friday Film: Dr. No (1962). Stop by the North End Library for their Friday Film Series. This week’s film will be Dr. No from 1962.

6:00PM Columbus Day Reception at Filippo’s. Join in an evening of celebration & commemoration, great food, raffles and more, see additional information here.

7:00PM Free Concert at St. Leonard’s Church. Join St. Leonard’s Church for an evening of early music. Ariadne Grief (voice), Juan Mesa (virginal), and Hideki Yamaya (Renaissance lute) will present a program of songs and instrumental chamber music from the English Renaissance, played on original instruments, see additional information here.

Notable News:

Atlas Obscura says 5 of ‘the world’s hidden wonders’ are in Massachusetts

According to a new Atlas Obscura book coming out next week, five of the world’s hidden wonders are in Massachusetts. The books also outlines a Boston city guide highlighting 13 additional wonders including a few in the North End like All Saints Way, the Molasses Flood Plaque, and the Venetian Palace Diorama, read more on Boston.com.

Exploring the Neighborhood:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Saturday, October 12

12:00PM Fall at the Hall. Faneuil Hall’s first ever Fall in the Hall Family Festival will take place from 12 – 2pm. The festival will feature family-friendly fall activities, including pumpkin decorating, face painting, and cornhole. There will also be apple cider donuts and prizes for activity contest winners! Read more here.

6:00PM Mike Fiorito – Call Me Guido. Stop by I AM Books at 189 North Street and hear from Mike Fiorito on his book Call Me Guido.

Sunday, October 13

10:00AM Free Ferry Day to Boston Harbor Islands. All Free Ferry Days offer tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Boats fill up quickly, so please arrive early to ensure your space on the ferry, see additional information here.

1:00PM Columbus Day Parade. The Bi-Annual North End Columbus Day Parade will begin at City Hall Plaza at 1:00 p.m. The parade will make its way through downtown Boston and the waterfront, the Christopher Columbus Park and throughout the North End.

From the Community:

Italo-American Teens Participate in Sulmona’s Giostra Cavalleresca

This past July, Christiana Ohannessian, from Stoneham, MA and Alessandra D’Eramo from Tiverton, RI, both granddaughters of Prezzani immigrants to the United States, spent two weeks discovering their Abruzzese roots. They were honored to participate in Sulmona’s Giostra Cavalleresca, a medieval-style celebration with includes parades and jousting tournaments, held every summer in the city’s main piazza, continue reading.

“Fall at the Hall” Festival at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace will host its first ever Fall in the Hall Family Festival on Saturday, October 12, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The festival will feature family-friendly fall activities, including pumpkin decorating, face painting, and cornhole. There will also be apple cider donuts, provided by Red Apple Farm. Activity contest winners will receive gift cards from Regina Pizzeria, Ned Devine’s, UnoDe50, Wagamama, and L’Attitude Boston, continue reading.

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