In Brief

Faneuil Hall Costume Pet Parade

A Faneuil Hall Pet Parade will be held on Saturday, October 20, starting at 12 p.m. with a parade and continuing right into a costume contest.

RUFF has coordinated this early Halloween event that will award prizes for Best of Show, Best Group and Best Local Representation.

Prize baskets featuring gift cards and goodies will be provided by Faneuil Hall Marketplace merchants for the top six contestants.


N.E. Basketball Bonanza scheduled for November 16

The third annual North End Basketball Bonanza presented by Representative Aaron Michlewitz and North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will be held at the Nazzaro Community Center on Friday, November 16, from 6-10 p.m..

Each year, this event includes: a knockout competition, a three-point contest, shooting, dribbling, passing skills games for boys and girls ages 8-17.

Participants must be North End residents or members of the Nazzaro Community Center.

A fee of $10 per player includes a welcoming bag, an official Bonanza T-shirt and Rocco’s pizza.

Make checks payable to North End Against Drugs. For more info email [email protected]


FOCCP seek financial support for Fireworks display

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) are seeking donations for the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Fund on Boston Harbor.

The display was canceled in 2016 and rekindled for 2017 and now 2018 with FOCCP leading the way to continue the tradition that everyone waited for each New Year’s Evening at midnight.

FOCCP need financial support to provide a two-barge display of fireworks in 2018.     Anyone or any business that would like to support this special event should contact FOCCP at [email protected]

North Square Public Art update

Many different technologies and skills are being used to make the sculptures for North Square according to A + J + Design, the firm selected to develop the public art project in North Square.

Reportedly, the sculptures for the Square will be made from the oldest-carving and clay modeling, to the newest CNC milling to make contemporary scrimshaw.

The little sundial for the base of the nautical instrument sculpture actually works. The dial will show solar time at the Square and is calibrated to the latitude of the Square which is 42 degrees three minutes North.

It will probably be fairly rare to see it work given the shadows cast by buildings around the Square, so it will be all the more special, the design firm noted.


RUFF presents Cirque DeCanine October 20

Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) will hold its fourth annual Dog Show at the North End Dog Park located in DeFilippo Park between Prince and Snow Hill Streets on Saturday, October 20.  (Rain date: Sunday, October 21).

There is an entrance fee of $10 per dog that covers all categories that include: unique trick, owner dog look-alike, bring home the bacon and beginners agility course. Entry in as many categories you choose.

Prizes will be given out and a raffle will be held. For details email [email protected]

Old North guided tours

Looking for a spooky good time this October? Love history, Halloween and hearing stories from the past?

The Old North Church is presenting Cryptic Stories, a guided tour of Copps Hill Burial Ground and the Church’s crypt on Tuesday, October 23, and Thursday, October 25, from 6-7 p.m.

Don’t miss the chance to be thrilled this month with a truly unique experience in this brand-new tour.


Row Republic to start up on North Washington Street

This coming January or February, Joey and Kristina Tagliente (brother and sister) plan to open a new business, Row Republic, at 77 North Washington Street.

Row Republic is an interval-based rowing workout that incorporates full-body cardio on TechnoGym rowers and strength training.

It’s fast paced and a totally immersive experience with music, blue lights, rowing, weights and the energy that will apparently achieve positive results, creating powerful souls, bodies, relationships and more.

Besides a world-class workout, Row Republic plans to build relationships and support their neighbors outside the studio as well.

Row Republic cofounders, Joey and Kristina are seasoned rowers that are thrilled to transform all of the elements of their favorite sport into an innovative, fun, and music-based indoor workout in the North End.

“We focus on the fine details to create the finest experience for our clients,” they said.

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