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Saint Anthony’s Feast this weekend

The annual Saint Anthony’s Feast and festival in Boston’s  North End neighborhood is this weekend (August 29 – 31).Source: stanthonysfeast.com

The festival includes nearly 100 push cart vendors and amusements on Endicott Street.  The Feast honors Saint Anthony of Padua and Saint Lucia, patron saint of the blind.

On Sunday at 12 PM the grand parade to honor Saint Anthony takes place.  You can check out the full schedule of events here.

It’s wicked hot

Staying coolToday temperatures in Boston can only be described as hot and humid, and you know what? I’m okay with that. Summer is nearly over and I feel like it only just started.  How is that for a cruel summer?

 

Gay For Good Boston: Charles River clean up

Gay for GoodNext Saturday (August 23rd) Boston’s chapter of Gay for Good will be helping the Charles River Watershed clean up the Charles River.

Details about the meet up location will be shared prior to the event for interested volunteers who RSVP.  Following the clean up G4G Boston will be hosting a picnic from Noon to 1:00 PM.

G4G Charles River clean up on Saturday, August 23

Volunteers are encouraged to bring sunblock and water; no open toe shoes or sandals.  To RSVP or if you need a ride, please link here.

Note: For those looking for a ride contact Bobby Morris. His email is included on the RSVP page (link shared above).

Fisherman’s Feast starts today

The North End’s annual Fisherman’s Feast and street festival that starts evening and runs through this weekend.

The feast is a Catholic tribute to the Virgin Mary, originating in the ancient town of Sciacca in Sicily. The Grand Procession of the statue of La Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca through the streets of the North End will start at 12:30 on Sunday. 

For a full calendar of events this weekend visit www.fishermansfeast.com.

More than 400,000 MBTA late night riders

Late night MBTA serviceThe Boston Globe reported this week that since the MBTA began their one year trial of late night MBTA service that keeps subways and some bus routes open until 3AM has already exceeded 400,000 trips.

Each weekend the MBTA averages between 15,000 to 17,000 trips, dispelling critiques complaints that the Late Night service was a novelty that would see the city’s late night service wane and run with empty subways and buses.

Heading out late this weekend? The MBTA remains the most affordable way to get around.

#IceBucketChallenge in Copley Square

Boston.com IceBucketChallenge, ALSEarlier today Sergio joined about 50 others for an impromptu #IceBucketChallenge on the lawn in Copley Square.

Want to learn more about this social media campaign that has gone viral or if you would like to make a donation visit www.alsa.org.

#IceBucketChallenge on Copley Square Lawn at 1PM

IceBucketChallenge Julian EdelmanPerhaps you’ve seen a number of your friends in the Boston area pouring buckets of freezing ice water on their heads to help raise awareness and money for ALS.

Boston.com has arranged to host a large #IceBucketChallenge for all who want to participate today at 1PM on the Copley Square lawn. Here’s what you need to know.

Where: Copley Square lawn
When: Thursday, Aug. 7, 1 p.m.

Help spread the word. More details here.