Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Red Line Trains Arrive, Greenway Week, LEGO Club, Homework Help, Friends of NE Library Meeting, Black Coffee

Today is Wednesday, October 9 and the first brand new red line trains have arrived in Boston as part of the MBTA’s efforts to replace its fleet of train cars, read more on Boston Magazine.

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

Greenway Week. In celebration of the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s tenth anniversary, the Greenway Conservancy will host “Greenway Week” October 4 through October 10, see additional information here.

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

4:00PM BTU Homework Help at the North End Library. The Boston Teachers Union sponsors a Homework Helper program in each of the Boston Public Library branches. The BTU provides a teacher to help children with their homework for free.

5:30PM Friends of the North End Library Meeting. Stop by 25 Parmenter Street for the Friends of the North End Library meeting.

6:30PM “Black Coffee” with Author Daniel Ford at the North End Library. Dave Pezza, host of the NovelClass podcast, will emcee and the author will take questions from the audience following the reading and discussion. Plenty of (free!) Black Coffee swag will be handed out. Learn more about Ford and his work at danielfford.com.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, October 10

Greenway Week. In celebration of the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s tenth anniversary, the Greenway Conservancy will host “Greenway Week” October 4 through October 10, see additional information here.

10:30AM Concert with 123 Andres. Stop by the North End Library. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join Latin Grammy-winning 123 Andrés in a concert for kids and families at the library.

11:00AM Mah Jongg Club. Come by the North End Library every Thursday in October and play the American-style variant of this tile-based game that originated in China and requires skill, strategy, and calculation. Beginners are welcome. No sign up is required.

5:30PM Celebrate: 10 Years of The Greenway. Celebrate 10 Years of The Greenway with a sweet treat by the Rings Fountain, a few words from the Executive Director, and a specially commissioned, site-specific dance performance.

6:15PM Dance Performance at the Rings Fountain. For The Greenway’s 10th anniversary, the Greenway Conservancy has commissioned celebrated choreographer Peter DiMuro to create site-specific, free dance performances at the Rings Fountain, see additional details here.

6:30PM Italian Heritage Month Honoree Night. At this year’s Italian Heritage Month Honoree Night, the West End Museum will recognize Anthony “Nino” Mondello and Ann Corio for their contributions to the history and culture of Boston’s West End.

6:30PM Peddocks Island: Rich History, Vital Future. The second event in the three-part series with Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands and Boston Harbor Now, this talk will take place at Old South Meeting House and will highlight the changes ongoing at Peddocks Island, see additional details here.

7:00PM NEWRA Monthly Meeting. Stop by the Nazzaro Center for the North End Waterfront Residents Association meeting, see additional information and this month’s agenda here.

Friday, October 11

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 Filippos for 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.

From the Community:

Nazzaro Center Coat Drive

The Nazzaro Center is holding a coat drive through the month of October. New and gently used winter coats are needed for kids and adults, continue reading.

7th Annual Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest Oct. 26

The seventh annual Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, October 26 at 12:00 p.m. at the West End of Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Dress your pet in their cutest, most creative Halloween costume and head over to Faneuil Hall for a parade followed by prizes and activities, continue reading.

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