Here are the latest Waterfront - North End - Financial District neighborhood notes:
The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, will host father and daughter craftsmen Fred and Zoe Lawson in a demonstration of colonial weaving from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.
The Lawsons will demonstrate the art of creating cloth by hand and simple machines. Visitors can practice weaving on the small looms provided.
The program is free with museum admission. Members and North End residents are admitted free at all times.
Visit www.paulreverehouse.org or call 617-523-2338 for further information.
Bake sale, flea market
The North End Friends of St. Francis House will host the eighth annual bake sale and flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet St.
The flea market will offer toys, books, small household appliances, collectibles, curios, jewelry, games, CDs, DVDs and small pieces of furniture.
Mama Romano’s famous eggplant, meatball and sausage sandwiches will be on sale. A variety of baked goods both homemade and from local bakeries will also be available.
Attendees are encouraged to donate their spare change.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the St. Francis House homeless shelter on Boylston Street.
Call 617-880-9901 for further information.
The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will host the annual tot lot cleanup and neighborhood social from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the park at 110 Atlantic Ave.
Help is needed in cleaning up the playground and replacing the sand in the sandbox. A free neighborhood social with pizza, games, touch-a-truck, face painting, prizes and entertainment will follow the cleanup.
Visit www.foccp.org for further information.
World Labyrinth Day
The community is invited to celebrate World Labyrinth Day from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Visitors can join this annual international initiative of the Labyrinth Society in collaboration with the Labyrinth Guild of New England and the Friends of Armenian Heritage Park in walking the labyrinth at the same time as people in cities and towns worldwide. They should arrive at 12:45 p.m. for an introduction to walking the labyrinth.
For further details, visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org or call 617-292-0020.
‘Art of the Book’
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will present “The Art of the Book” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9.
Lauren, one of the library’s conservators, will present a story, demonstration and activity exploring a history of bookmaking to children ages 3-8.
Call 617-227-8135 for further details on this free program.
Atlantic salmon documentary
The New England Aquarium at Central Wharf Simons IMAX Theatre will screen the documentary “Atlantic Salmon – Lost at Sea” followed by a discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.
The film takes the viewer on an epic journey through the oceanic kingdom of the Atlantic salmon–king of fish–in an attempt to unravel the mystery of their life at sea. Populations of salmon are plummeting to critical levels and despite conservation efforts worldwide, populations continue to fall because of mortality at sea.
For the first time, scientists, using the latest DNA technology, are able to track the salmon from the rivers, through the estuaries and into the North Atlantic Ocean and back again, in hopes of finding an answer before it is too late.
Producer Deirdre Brennan will introduce the film, followed by a question-and-answer session with Jonathan Carr of the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
The lecture is free, but registration is required and can be made at www.neaq.org or by calling 617-973-0235.
Remembering Paul Revere
The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, will present a historical talk honoring the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s death from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.
A wreath-laying ceremony will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the Granary Burial Ground on Tremont Street, followed by the tolling of the Revere Bell at King’s Chapel.
The afternoon program will feature historical talks on Revere’s life presented by museum staff.
Admission is free with museum admission. Members and North End residents are admitted free at all times.
Visit www.paulreverehouse.org or call 617-523-2338 for further information.
The Boston Lyric Opera will perform “Trouble in Tahiti” by Leonard Bernstein in this celebration of his centennial at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays, from May 11 through 20 at the DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial St.
Bernstein plumbed the darker side of post-World War II suburban life with wit and irony in this one-act opera. It will be followed by “Arias and Barcarolles,” a poignant rumination on marriage, life and the nature of love.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.blo.org/tahiti or call 617-542-4912.
Business leaders’ breakfast
The Irish International Immigrant Center will host a Business Leaders’ Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf.
The morning will feature an engaging discussion on the social and economic benefits that immigration brings to the region. The keynote speaker will be Congresswoman Katherine Clark. Des MacIntyre of BNY Mellon, Raj Sharma of The Sharma Group at Merrill Lynch and Stephanie Noris and Shannon Quinn of Norbella Media will also address the audience.
All proceeds will benefit the IIIC and provide critical support to immigrants and refugees from Ireland and more than 120 other countries.
Visit www.iiicenter.org or call 617-542-7654 to purchase tickets and for more information.
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will screen a series of films on the theme of paranoia from 1 to 4 p.m. on Fridays during May and June.
The library will show John Frankenheimer’s classic film “The Manchurian Candidate” starring Laurence Harvey and Frank Sinatra on May 11; “Seven Days in May” with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas on May 18; “Parallax View” starring Warren Beatty on May 25 and “The Prisoner” with Patrick McGoohan on June 1.
Admission is free. Call 617-227-8135 for further details.
Dark side of Boston
Boston by Foot will present guided walking tours of the darker side of Boston from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, now through May 31. Participants should meet the guide at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets, across from the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Reservations are not required.
Visitors will hear the stories of misery, misfortune and murder based on true, historical events, such as the Great Influenza, the vandalizing of the Royal Governor’s House, the Molasses Flood and the infamous Brink’s robbery, all against the backdrop of Boston’s oldest neighborhood.
Tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for children if purchased online in advance and free for members.
For more information, visit www.bostonbyfoot.org or call 617-367-2345.
Carousel is open
The Rose F. Kennedy Conservancy’s Greenway carousel is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for the summer season.
This one-of-a-kind carousel features animals native to Boston such as lobster, cod, fox, squirrel, grasshopper, peregrine falcon, turtle, oarfish, whale, rabbit, harbor seal and more. It was designed to be accessible to individuals with physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities.
Rides are $3 each or $25 for a book of 10. Visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org for more information.
Fun at the library
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will host a series of free, fun activities for children during April.
New activities include Disney Shorts with Mr. Dan at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays; kids’ chess club at 3:30 p.m. on Mondays; baby story time at 9 a.m. on Fridays and toddler story time at 11 a.m. on Fridays.
For more information, call 617-227-8135.
Free homework help will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.
Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program.
Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-227-8135 for further information.
‘Under the Sea’
The New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, is presenting three films at 10 a.m. and 1, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. through April 30 in the IMAX Theater.
The films include “Amazon Adventure,” “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland” and “Great White Shark.” All will be presented in 3-D.
For more information, visit www.neaq.org or call 617-226-2149.