Greenway Programming Update

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy issued the following reminder of its seasonal and ongoing programming activities on the parks. Boston Public Farmers Market...

NEWNC Agenda for October 19th Meeting

NEWNC AGENDA October 19, 2009 7:00PM -  Nazzaro Center (30 N. Bennet Street) 1.    Call to order – Stephen Passacantilli 2.    Roll call – Stephen Passacantilli 3.    Meeting Protocol –...

Annual North End Elephant Breakfast

With the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in town at the TD Garden, there will be the annual elephant feeding on Thursday, October 15 on Hanover Street, by the Prado (Paul Revere Mall) at 11:00 am.


Ringling Bros. Teams up with the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to Promote October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an Elephant Brunch!

WHAT:Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants will walk down the street to the North End from the TD Garden for a festive lunch.  The traditional fare (Approx. 40 loaves of bread, 30 bunches of bananas, 30 lbs of apples, 20 heads of lettuce, 3 bushels of carrots, 6 watermelons, if available) will be provided by Mikes Pastry and F&B Produce.

Immediately following the elephant feeding, Kelly Ann, the painting pachyderm, will create a masterpiece in front of the crowd, which will later be donated to the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Kelly Anns trainer, Aaron Morris and Hischam Ballsam will be available for interviews.

Post-painting, invited breast cancer survivors and their families will board Penelope, the pink DUCK from Boston Duck Tours for a private tour of the city along with several performers from Over the Top. Later, these families will swing by the TD Garden for the Thursday evening performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Over the Top!

Evening Stroll with the Elephants

Tuesday, October 13th, around 7:00 pm
See the Pachyderm Pilgrimage and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Performers – AT NIGHT –as they Cross from Cambridge to the TD Garden

6 elephants on foot, 10 horses, and 2 ponies join Ringling Bros.
and Barnum & Bailey trainers and handlers as they walk through the
streets of Cambridge and Boston to the TD Garden.

Closest location to the North End/Waterfront:
The elephants will go down Martha Road and take a left on Nashua Street to the Garden ramp.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is at the TD Garden October 14-18.

There has been a "feeding day with the elephants" on Hanover Street in the past. Anyone know if that is happening again this year? Email

Volleyball for Adults – Soccer for Children

Here are two recurring sports activities starting up:

Tuesday Night Volleyball (North End/Waterfront)
Coed open play from 7-9:00 PM.
One court. C- players and up, No beginners.
Nazzaro Community Center, Polcari Playground

Soccer for Kids
Super Soccer Stars launched in Boston in April.  It is the most popular
children's soccer development program in New York, and has expanded to
Boston to offer classes in Brookline, Back Bay, Natick and Arlington.
Now, a North End / Waterfront neighborhood group is being organized.

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Columbus Day Parade Video & Photos

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NEMPAC’s First Annual Short Film Festival

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