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Weekend Brief: North End Shopping Stroll, Tree Celebration, Friday Film Series

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

1:00PM Friday Film: The Bishop’s Wife (1947). Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday Film Series. This week’s film feature will be The Bishop’s Wife from 1947.

5:00PM Holiday Shopping Stroll North End. Over 15 neighborhood shops will be kicking off the holidays with sips, snacks, music and holiday cheer, see additional information here.

6:00PM Tree Celebration at Hanover & Cross Streets. Join the North End Beautification Committee in celebrating the season at the Christmas tree located at the corner of Cross and Hanover Street. St. John School students will be having their bake sale and Santa will be on hand for the kids. Hot chocolate and caroling too!

A call to local musicians: Come to Hanover and Cross Streets at 6pm and play familiar Christmas Carols. Music will be provided. All instruments are welcome.

North End Sunset:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Saturday, December 7

Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese was a surprise military strike against the United States naval base on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States’ entry into World War II. Over the next seven hours there were coordinated Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines, Guam and Wake Island and on the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

10:00AM Coffee Hour with Rep. Michelwitz. Join State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz for his fall coffee hour at Caffe Nero to ask questions and share your thoughts on the representative’s legislative agenda or anything else that’s on your mind, see additional details here.

11:00AM Library Open House at 25 Parmenter Street. Come and celebrate the holiday season with library friends. There will be a community appreciation luncheon and the NEMPAC Children’s Choir will perform, see additional details here.

12:00PM Holly Day on the Harbor at Atlantic Wharf. This family-friendly holiday celebration will feature a kid concert by children’s musical group, Little Groove, Face painting with Jandy, Arts & Crafts with FPAC, activities with Save the Harbor Save the Bay, the BSA, Boston Harbor Islands and more, see additional details here.

4:30PM USS Constitution Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will include holiday music, free hot chocolate and cookies, an appearance by Santa Claus and his elves. There will also be remarks from USS Constitution’s Commanding Officer, Nathaniel R. Shick, see additional details here.

6:00PM Italian American Writers Association Open Mic and Literary Readings. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for its Italian American Writers Association Open Mic and Literary Reading night.

Sunday, December 8

8:00AM Sensory Inclusive Access Morning 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. This event will use soft lighting, limit the use of microphones, and implement other modifications to ensure a comfortable environment for all participants. Aquarium admission tickets are required and are available to purchase online. Attendance is limited to 300 people.

12:00PM Christmas Program at St. Agrippina Society. The Saint Agrippina Society will host its annual Christmas Program for North End kids (only), see additional information here.

3:00PM Mayor’s Trolley Tour in North End. For the 24th year, the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour will continue the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees while bringing holiday spirit to children across Boston, see additional details here.

4:30PM Candlelit Labyrinth Walk. Tie a Ribbon with Your Wish on the Wishing Tree and enjoy a candlelit labyrinth walk at Armenian Heritage Park, see additional details here.

5:00PM Old North Christmas Concert. The Old North Chamber Choir and Orchestra will perform, led by Director Libor Dudas, at the annual Christmas concert, see additional details here.

From the Community:

Nazzaro Center Cookie Exchange Dec. 19

The Nazzaro Center is hosting its very first cookie exchange on Thursday, December 19th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Help us get into the holiday spirit by listening to music and socializing with friends, old and new, continue reading.

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