Here are the latest Waterfront- North End - Financial District neighborhood notes:
The Old North Church, the British Consulate General – Boston and the British Officers’ Club of New England will sponsor a Remembrance Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 at Old North Church, 193 Salem St.
The general public is invited to attend the ceremony that follows the British tradition of beginning the service with a reading of “In Flanders Field” by John McCrae, two minutes of silence and the piping of the famous lament, “Flowers of the Forest.”
The service concludes with a prayer and a solo at the Iraq Afghanistan Memorial behind the church. A reception will follow in the parish house.
Remembrance Day or Veterans Day commemorates the signing of the armistice to end the First World War at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.
Visit www.oldnorth.com or call 617-523-6676 for further information.
North Atlantic science priorities
The New England Aquarium at Central Wharf will present “Science Priorities for the North Atlantic Region – A NOAA Fisheries Perspective” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Simons IMAX Theatre.
Dr. Jon Hare, science and research director of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, is responsible for the Northeast U.S. Shelf Ecosystem that extends from North Carolina to Maine and includes watersheds, estuaries, the continental shelf and the open ocean and supports a wide array of living marine resources, from Atlantic sea scallops, one of the most valuable, to the North Atlantic right whale, one of the most endangered. He will describe a set of science priorities for the region that aim to better understand this complex ecosystem and ultimately improve the stewardship mission.
The lecture is free, but registration is required and can be made at www.neaq.org or by calling 617-973-0235.
Dining out in Boston
The North End Historical Society will present a talk with author James C. O’Connell from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Mariner’s House, 11 North Sq.
O’Connell will share his new book “Dining Out in Boston: A Culinary History,” with special attention to the sections on the North End, which reach into modern times. The book is a historical overview of the development of Boston’s restaurants and its history provides valuable insights into American food ways. The city was a pioneer in elaborate hotel dining, oyster houses, French cuisine, ostentatious banquets, ice cream parlors, ethnic cooking, the colonial revival of traditional New England dishes, the “gourmet revolution,” student hangouts and contemporary locavore and trendy foodie culture.
Members are admitted free and admission is $10 for non-members.
Further information about the book can be found at https://diningoutinboston.com. For more details about the talk, visit www.northendboston.org.
Crafts open house
The North Bennet Street School will hold its 20th annual open house event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18 at 39 North Bennet St.
Visitors can see craft work in progress and visit with instructors and students in bookbinding, cabinet and furniture making, jewelry making, piano technology and violin making and repair. Representatives from the locksmithing, carpentry and preservation carpentry programs will be available. The gallery store will be open for purchasing alumni and student work, craftsman tools and apparel.
Visit the www.nbss.edu or call 617-227-0155 for more information.
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will screen free films from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 and 24.
Featured will be “The Secret of Santa Vittoria” starring Anthony Quinn and Anna Magnani on Nov. 17 and “The Apartment” with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine” the following week. A discussion will follow the screenings.
Call 617-227-8135 for further details.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Congress Street, will screen the Thanksgiving holiday classic film “Trains, Planes and Automobiles” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18.
The West End of the Marketplace will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater with cabaret style seating for moviegoers with café tables and chairs. The movie will begin at dusk. “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is an iconic movie that follows a businessman (Steve Martin) who is struggling to get home for Thanksgiving, but burdened by one travel mishap after another, as well as the company of an annoying traveling salesman (John Candy). This event is free and open to the public.
Further information can be found at www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.
The Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society will present classical saxophone virtuoso Kenneth Radnofsky from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19 at historic Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Square.
Radnofsky will perform “Saxophone Concerto” by Osnat Ntezer. The orchestra will also perform Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide.”
Further information is available at www.bbbsociety.org or by calling 617-423-3883.
Carousel has new schedule
The Rose F. Kennedy Conservancy hosts the Greenway carousel from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Rides are $3 each or $25 for a book of 10.
For more information visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org, call 888-239-7616 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Bennet Street School, 150 North St., will host “Heroic Works: Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2017” exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, now through Dec. 22.
The theme of this exciting exhibition is “Myths, Heroes and Legends” and it features work by professional, amateur and student bookbinders from all over the world. This special showing at NBSS will feature all 28 prizewinners, along with eight additional bookbinders from the U.S.
The exhibition is produced in association with Mark Getty and the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, Great Britain.
Admission is free. Further information can be found at www.nbss.edu or by calling 617-227-0155.