Here are the latest Waterfront - North End - Financial District neighborhood notes:
Loyalists and the Revolution
The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, will present “A Loyalist Perspective on the Revolution” at 1, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.
Re-enactor Michael Lepage will take on the role of Chief Justice Peter Oliver and talk about the abuses loyalists suffered at the hands of “patriots.”
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.
The Boston Lyric Opera will perform “Trouble in Tahiti” by Leonard Bernstein in this celebration of his centennial at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 and 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.
Kids’ musical theater
The North End Music and Performing Arts Center will host a musical performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” for kids and families from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St.
The Music Theatre Troupe will present the classic story of young postulant nun Maria, who becomes the governess to the Von Trapp children in Austria just prior to World War II.
This production is specially adapted for young people to perform. The version that will be staged is based on the original stage musical from 1959. From singing nuns to yodeling goats, this 70-minute adaptation is fun for the whole family.
Tickets can be purchased at www.nempacboston.org or by calling 617-227-2270.
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will host a lecture on the opera “Trouble in Tahiti” by Leonard Bernstein from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.
Opera singer and lecturer Mary-Alexandra Onstad of the North End Music and Performing Arts Center will discuss the Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of Bernstein’s opera that is being performed at the Steriti Rink.
Admission is free. Call 617-227-8135 for more information.
State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz will host the third annual North End Cornhole Classic from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 at The Living Room on Richmond Street.
Check-in will be at noon with the tournament starting at 1 p.m. It will be a double loss elimination format. There will also be a DJ, raffles, prizes and more.
Tickets are $50 per team of two and include two guaranteed games, one drink ticket and a T-shirt. Walk-ins at the door are $75 if available. Those who don’t wish to play are invited for a fun afternoon of watching and cheering on the teams.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center.
Further information is available by email to NorthEndCornhole@gmail.com.
Art and architecture tour
The Old North Church, 193 Salem St., will offer a new tour “Celebrating Craftsmanship: Anglican Art and Architecture” from 6 to 7p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 25 to May 27.
Visitors can study the aesthetic components of the Old North Church while celebrating the craftsmanship involved in building and creating this national icon.
They will visit the second floor gallery of the church, see the organ up close and stand on the altar while considering the visual elements within the context of the 18th and 19th centuries and contemplate the labor and skill involved. This participatory tour will examine the exterior and interior architecture as well as three fine art pieces inside the church, including 17th century wooden Baroque angels and an altar painting by John Ritto Penniman.
This tour requires climbing and descending one flight of steep, narrow stairs to the second floor gallery of the church.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.oldnorth.com or by calling 617-585-8231.
St. John School and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center will host their spring music concert from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 at St. Stephen’s Church, 401 Hanover St.
Led by NEMPAC teaching artist and St. John School music director Alexandra Dietrich, this concert will showcase grades K-8 in their final performance of the year. Students will present musical pieces they have been working on since the holiday break. The St. John’s After-School Honors Choir, made up of students from grades 5-8, will also perform.
Call 617-227-2270 for more details.
Old North Church talk
The Rev. Stephen T. Ayres will be the guest speaker at the Old North Church, 193 Salem St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.
The Vicar of the Old North Church has two occupations, as spiritual leader of a North End congregation and as director of one of the most famous historical sites in the nation. Vicar Ayres has led thousands of worship services, preached over one thousand sermons, married nearly a hundred couples, baptized over a hundred babies, and presided over dozens of funerals. At the same time, he helped transform the Old North Church from a brief stop on the Freedom Trail into a respected and professional historic site that teaches history and civic values to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
Ayres will address what the role of a vicar entails, how the values inherent in a spiritual calling impact the practice of managing a historic site, and given the American tradition of separation of church and state, how can one person occupy a sacred and secular calling at the same time.
Following the lecture, there will be an outdoor reception in the Washington Courtyard where participants can hear about Old North’s upcoming projects.
For more information, call 617-585-8231 or visit www.oldnorth.com.
Boston Harbor summit
Boston Harbor Now will host the “Boston Harbor for All” summit from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 at New England Aquarium at Central Wharf Simons IMAX Theatre.
The community is invited to a discussion with Mayor Kim Driscoll of Salem, Mayor Thomas McGee of Lynn and Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston on the harbor’s role in the regional economy, climate resilience, public access and open space, water transportation and public health and wellbeing.
This lecture is co-hosted by Boston Harbor Now and The New England Aquarium.
Admission is free, but tickets are required and are available online at www.bostonharbornow.org.
Further information can be found on the website or by calling 617-223-8667
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will screen films on the theme of paranoia from 1 to 4 p.m. on Fridays.
The library will show “Parallax View” starring Warren Beatty on May 25 and “The Prisoner” with Patrick McGoohan the following week.
Admission is free. Call 617-227-8135 for further details.
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.
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.
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.