Community News

NE/WE NSC Accepting Food Program Donations

Donations are being accepted through June 30 to support the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center’s food programs that assist needy neighbors in these communities.

NSC and the West End Library are accepting: Monetary donations, restaurant and supermarket gift certificates, nonperishable food items. Especially needed: pasta, tuna, oatmeal, peanut butter, cooking oil and corn.

For details call 617-523-8125.

NEWNC Community Election

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community elections will be held Saturday, May 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street.

NEAD Scholarships

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Raymond and Michelina Costa Scholarships for North End residents. Deadline is Tuesday, May 8. For details call 617-605-6142.

NSC Mother’s Day Party

A Mother’s Day Party will be held on Friday, May 11 at 12:30 PM at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, 1 Michelangelo Street. For details call 617-523-8125.

NEAA Golf Tournament

The annual North End Athletic Association (NEAA) benefit golf tournament will be held on Monday, August 6 at 7:30 PM at the Andover Country Club. For details contact Louis Cavagnaro at 617-523-7410.

NEMPAC Production at Faneuil Hall

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) production of Don Giovanni, presented at Faneuil Hall on June 21 and 23 at 7:30 PM. For info visit www.nempacboston.com.

A free preview performance will be held on Sunday, June 17 at 4 PM in Christopher Columbus Park.

NE/WE Trip to Rockport

A day trip to Rockport has been scheduled by the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center for Wednesday, May 30. For details call 617-523-8125. The deadline is Monday, May 11.

Independence Day Celebration at Columbus Park

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will hold an Independence Day Celebration with fireworks on Boston Harbor from 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, June 30.

Lawn Games at Columbus Park

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will conduct lawn games from noon to 4 PM on Saturday, June 30 through Saturday, August 25.

Mayor’s Coffee Hour planned

This year’s Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Parks and Recreation Department 19th annual neighborhood Coffee Hour will be held at Christopher Columbus Park on Thursday, June 28 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

NEWRA Monthly Meeting Scheduled

North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 10 at 7 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center.

Fields and Mae at     N.E. Library

Friends of the North End Library will present a live production of W.C. Fields and Mae West by Delvena Theatre Group on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 PM.

NEWRA Committee Meeting Canceled

NEWRA’s Parks and Open Spaces Committee’s May meeting has been canceled.

Bookstore Day

On the last Saturday, April 28, I Am Books, North Street will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, a nation-why event with kids’ activities, book signing, giveaways, food and drink.

Public Art Week on The Greenway

The American Heritage Foundation will celebrate Public Art Week on The Greenway on Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park.

NEWNC Membership Election May 19

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) 2018 election will be held on Saturday, May 19 in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details visitnewnc.com.

Student Scholarships

The Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street, is offering student scholarships. For details call 617-635-5166.

FOCCP Tot Lot Cleanup

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will hold its annual Tot Lot cleanup on Saturday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend and help out.

Toddler Yoga

Boston Community Collaborations is offering Toddler Yoga at the Nazzaro Community Center on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with caretakers. For details call 617-635-5611.

Horticulture Volunteers Needed for FOCCP

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park are looking for people interested in maintaining the roses and gardens of Christopher Columbus Park. The group meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m., every Thursday 8:30 a.m. and every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Rose Garden. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary, all tools and training are provided. For details email Robyn at robyn@foccp.org.

Glow in the Park

Glow in the Park returns for its fourth year on Friday, June 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  A signature event in downtown Boston, Glow takes place on the beautiful Greenway and includes favorite Greenway Food Trucks, local brews, great wines, and live entertainment. Kick-off the summer with an evening of dancing, lawn games, and lounging in the park!

Mark your calendars! Tickets go on sale in early April.

2018 Events at Columbus Park

The friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) have announced their 2018 schedule at the park. All events are free and open to the public.

  • Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tot Lot Cleanup.
  • Saturday, June 10, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Independence Day Celebration, Fireworks on Boston Harbor.
  • Saturday, June 30 through August 25, 12 to 4 p.m., Lawn Games.
  • Sunday, July 22 through August 26, Dusk Sunday Night Movies.

Police Public Safety Meeting

The next Boston Police Public Safety meeting will be held on Thursday, May 3 at 6 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center.

North End Friends of St. Francis Flea Market/Bake Sale

North End Friends of St. Francis House will hold its annual Flea Market and Bake Sale for the St. Francis Homeless Shelter in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on Friday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spare change will also be accepted.

Greenway Gala    SET FOR June 7

The 2018 Greenway Gala will be held on Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m. in the park. Tickets will go on sale in April. For details visit the Greenway website.

Free English Classes Offered

Free English Classes are being offered at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, 1 Michelangelo Street. Open enrollment. Classes include education and career advising. Details are available by calling 617-523-8125 or email vidhartha.deonarain@bostonabcd.org.

FOCCP Monthly Meeting

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will hold their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mariners House, 11 North Square.

Complimentary       Wine Tasting

  1. Cirace and Son, Inc., 173 North Street, North End offers complimentary Wine tasting on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome to participate by visiting the award-winning shop. For details call 617-227-3193

FONE Bocce at Skating Rink

Friends of the North End Bocce will continue through the winter months every Sunday morning at the Steriti Rink indoor courts. Spectators are welcome to attend. Spring/Summer tournaments will begin in late May.

Opera at          Steriti Rink

Steriti Skating Rink in Boston’s North End will be the site of the Boston Lyric Opera’s presentation, Travel in Tahiti, and Arias and Barcarolles newly combined into one harmonious work with marriage, dreams and disillusionment from May 11 to May 20. For production information visit http//blo.org/tahiti/.

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