Sept. 4: Register👏🏾to👏🏻vote👏🏽

KNOW THIS.

Register👏🏾to👏🏻vote👏🏽

Later this month, the Boston City Councilor races for at-large, District 5, District 7, District 8, and District 9 councilors will narrow after folks go to the polls on Sept. 24 for the city’s Preliminary Municipal Election. Current City Councilors have been city leaders on transportation, labor, and environmental issues — the position, the body, and the people on it matter. Today is the last day to register to vote in the preliminary elections, so register! if you aren’t already. (Unsure if you’ve registered? You can check here.) 

Fall reading recs

The fall foliage prediction map is out, it’s finally cool enough to sleep with the windows open, and WBUR has some recommendations for books by New England authors to cozy up with this fall. Want to chat with local booksellers about what they’re reading? Staff from institutions like Brookline Booksmith and Harvard Book Store let us in on their picks for fall

DO THIS.

Today

Ever go for a hike and wish you knew more about the nature around you? Join a group of citizen scientists gather information on plants, birds, and insects naturally occuring in our Massachusetts biome. 9:30 a.m.//free

The Fierce Urgency of Now (FUN) Festival kicks off five days of events centering young professionals of color in Boston. Tonight’s Red Sox game is sold out but mark your calendars for the rest of the week. various times//mostly free

Enjoy a midweek moment of silence with a sunset meditation. Friends of Mount Auburn will be hosting gatherings at Washington Tower Wednesdays in September. 6:15-7:30 p.m.//free

Tomorrow

March with Never Again Action to demand that Boston companies cut their ties with ICE. 5 p.m.//free

Reduce, reuse, recycle your beer can into a succulent planter. Learn how your everyday object can take on a second life at City Feed & Supply. 6-8 p.m.//free

Discuss the cosmos over a beer or two at Aeronaut Brewery’s Astronomy on Tap. There will be games, prizes, and discussions on gravity led by MIT research scientist Matt Bayliss and Yale PhD candidate Mila Chadayammuri. 6-8 p.m.//free