Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Canopy by Hilton Begins Construction, Boston Common Tree Arrives, One Waterfront Initiative, LEGO Club, Homework Help, Book Club and The Snow Leopard Project

Today is Wednesday, November 20 and the 45-foot white spruce tree arrived on Boston Common yesterday marking 102 years of friendship between Nova Scotia and Boston, read more on the Boston Herald.

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

8:30AM One Waterfront Initiative at Rowes Wharf. Join us for a conversation with the Trustees of Reservations to learn about the One Waterfront Initiative – an ambitious project to build a network of new green open spaces along Boston’s inner harbor. Hear from Nick Black, the managing director of the Trustees’ Boston Waterfront Initiative about the successes and challenges, plans for community outreach, partnerships with Massport and the City of Boston, and feasibility studies that have shaped the initiative’s progress in East Boston, South Boston, and the North End. Free tickets here.

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

4:00PM BTU Homework Help. Stop by the North End Library for a homework helper program sponsored by the Boston Teachers Union. The BTU provides a teacher to help children with their homework for free.

6:30PM Book Club at the Library. Join the North End Library for a book discussion on No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden by Glenn Greenwald.

7:00PM The Snow Leopard Project and Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation in Afghanistan. Lecture and book signing at the New England Aquarium. Following decades of war, Dr. Alex Dehgan moved to Afghanistan in 2006 to build the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Afghanistan Program to protect snow leopards and other endangered species there. His recent book takes readers along with him and his team through some of the most dangerous places in postwar Afghanistan as they work to establish the country’s first national park. Register here.

Notable News:

A Canopy by Hilton right off the Greenway joins the rush of Boston hotels

A new hotel at 111 North Street has begun construction on a new 212-room Hilton-branded project near the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Haymarket. This particular Canopy brand of hotels by Hilton is intended to be more integrated into the surrounding neighborhoods meaning they may offer communal events, etc, read more on Curbed Boston.

Coast Guard Cutter:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, November 21

10:30AM Seniors Connect! Presents: Alzheimer’s Disease and related CTE. Stop by the North End Library where Dr. Michael Alosco will discuss recent advances in Alzheimer’s research, including discussion on risk factors, prevention, and clinical trial outcomes. He will also touch on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and it’s relation to Alzheimer’s Disease.

6:00PM Urban Renewal Community Meeting Downtown Waterfront-Faneuil Hall. The Boston Planning & Development Agency invites the surrounding community to a meeting at City Hall to discuss updates to the Downtown Waterfront-Faneuil Hall Urban Renewal Plan Area, see additional details here.

7:00PM Downtown Schools Night at Hill House – 74 Joy Street. Learn more about Boston’s excellent public schools, from parents with children in those schools. This discussion will focus on nearby public elementary schools, with families sharing their views and experiences with their school. We currently expect to discuss the Hurley and Blackstone (South End), Quincy (Chinatown), Eliot (North End), and Harvard-Kent and Warren-Prescott (Charlestown) schools.

7:30PM Through the Lens: Jewish Classics, Celebrated and Unknown at 390 Commercial Street. Founder and Director of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, cellist Aron Zelkowicz, will perform with acclaimed artists pianist Christina Wright-Ivanova and mezzo-soprano Lynn Torgove important Jewish works by under-represented composers such as Joachim-Yehoyachin Stutschewsky, Joan Szymko, Gerald Cohen and Julius Chajes. This stunningly powerful and beautiful program will educate and inspire audiences about Jewish heritage and culture through music, see additional details here.

Friday, November 22

12:30PM ABCD Thanksgiving celebration. The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center will hold their Thanksgiving Celebration on Friday, November 22. There will be turkey with all the trimmings, including pumpkin pie! See the event flyer here.

7:00PM Nazzaro Youth Program BINGO. The Nazzaro Center will be hosting a Friday Night Bingo event for the 10-12 youth program at 30 N Bennet Street, see additional details here.

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