Capturing North End Alleys, Lights & Pizza

Kerry Hawkins brings her fine art photography skills to the North End during a recent visit. See more at her blog,  K Hawkins Photography...

Aquarium: Water Rescue & Ice Sculptures

There is plenty of activity over at the New England Aquarium. The Fire Department tweeted about a search for a person in the water...

“Knight & Day” Trailer

A trailer has been released for the "Made in Boston" movie, "Knight & Day" staring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The clip highlights several...

First Night 2010

It is time to make your First Night plans! In the North End/Waterfront area, the biggest event will be the midnight fireworks on Boston Harbor. Christopher Columbus Park is generally the largest gathering point for the fireworks, although almost anywhere on that side of the Harborwalk will have a good view (the barge is already out there sitting in the harbor). The Boston Harbor Association has also arranged for multiple activities:
Ring in the New Year on Boston Harbor!

In the North End, Paul Revere House, New England Aquarium, the Improv Asylum and the Fairmont Hotel also have specials highlighted in the brochure. Faneuil Hall is also a designated site for First Night. The Examiner highlights several nightlife spots having special New Year's Eve events in and around Faneuil Hall.

See the website and download the First Night 2010 Program.

Here is the official First Night 2010 information:


First Night 2010 is our 34th celebration of the arts and community in Boston. Since 1976, this signature event has served our great city by attracting audiences from near and far to enjoy and take part in a spectacular festival that inspires creativity as it begins a new year filled with promise.

First Night is proud to present an amazing group of performers and visual artists who truly represent the richness of Boston’s cultural landscape. Our celebration features longtime audience favorites like the interactive FedEx Family Festival, colossal ice sculptures, the Mardi Gras style Metro Grand Procession, the Boston 4 Productions Family Fireworks and the Frank Ward and Cape Dairy Midnight Fireworks, along with new and exciting performances and exhibitions. To enjoy the festivities you just need to purchase a button which are $18 each at any of our button retailers.

City Hosting Inauguration Weekend Events


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                 For More Information Contact: Press Office, 617-635-4461

City to host fun, free events for residents during Inauguration 2010 Weekend

Free public skating at Frog Pond in addition to family open houses, book giveaways, & live performances at libraries

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that the City of Boston will sponsor a series of free public events in honor of the City’s 2010 Inaugural events.  In the weekend leading up to the Inauguration of Mayor Menino and City Councilors, residents will have the chance to take advantage of free public skating at both the Frog Pond and Fenway Park in addition to a number of events, including open houses, book giveaways, and live performances, at branches of the Boston Public Library.  Mayor Menino and City Councilors will be sworn into office during a ceremony on Monday, January 4 at Faneuil Hall.

NEMPAC Cello Instructor’s Master Recital

On the agenda: Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Cello Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor Great Food" This...

NEMPAC Winter Course Registration Underway

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center Winter Session Begins January 4, 2010! Winter Course Registration is underway! Sign up today at for any...

North End Christmas Parade Photos and Videos

To the delight of neighborhood children (and adults), Santa flew in from the North Pole by helicopter landing on the North End fields at...

Toys for Tots Benefit Hosted by Columbus Day Committee

The Columbus Day Committee hosted the 2nd annual Santa Skate & Toy Drive at the Steriti Rink on Saturday, December 12th. Guests received a free...

Old North Church Christmas Events

These Old North Church's Christmas events are open to all. Dec. 13, Sunday - 5:00 p.m Trumpets will sound in the North End as the Old...

Friends of NE Library Sends Thanks For Holiday Party


Dear North End Neighbors:

The Friends of the North End Branch Library would like to sincerely thank our neighbors for their generous donations of food and raffle prizes for our recent Annual Holiday Party.  The party was well attended and a good time was enjoyed by all.

We’d like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their continued support:

Chamber Proposes Cultural Signs

At this week’s North End Chamber of Commerce meeting, it was proposed to have three cultural “over the street” signs that would define the...