The Boston City Singers will perform in concert at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St.
The Cambridge Children’s Training Chorus will entertain. Admission is free with museum admission.
Further information can be found at www.bostoncitysingers.org or by calling 617-825-0674.
Chinese New Year parade
Chinatown Main Street will celebrate the New Year of the Rooster with a parade and cultural village from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 on Beech Street.
Visitors can enjoy lion dances, traditional drumming and firecrackers. The Cultural Village will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the China Trade Building at the corner of Washington and Boylston streets with free fun activities including calligraphy, dough characters, origami, balloons and more.
Visit www.chinatownmainstreet.org or call 617-350-6303 for more information.
Letters of John and Abigail
The Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum, 306 Congress St., will present “Unconditional Love: The Letters of John and Abigail Adams” at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Timed for Valentine’s Day, the program celebrates historic love with an hour-long performance bringing to life the intimate correspondence between America’s second President John Adams and his wife Abigail and providing a picture of 18th century American life in Boston.
The letters reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between John and Abigail that lasted 54 years and withstood historical upheaval, long periods apart and personal tragedies.
Tickets are $39 per person or $59 per couple. Advance ticket purchase is recommended by calling 617-338-1773 or stopping by the museum’s ticket booths. Tickets include a glass of champagne, cider, tea, wine or beer, and selections of fruit and cheeses.
Further information can be found at www.bostonteapartyship.com or by calling 617-338-1773.
The Urban Homesteading Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Kitchen at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St.
Slow Food Boston, the Trustees of Reservations and Northeast Organic Farming are jointly hosting the festival to train Boston urbanites how to modify traditional homesteading techniques to work in an urban setting. The festival will showcase five different topics: beer brewing at 11 a.m.; mushroom cultivation at 12:15 p.m.; home cheese making at 1:30 p.m.; herb tinctures and infusions at 2:45 p.m.; and stocks and bone broth at 4 p.m. Local experts will lead each session and take attendees through the steps to making each product at home. Sessions will include demonstrations, tastes of finished products and time for Q&A.
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. there will be a social with members of Slow Food Boston.
Visit www.thetrustees.org or call 617-904-7757 for further details and to purchase tickets.
Inspired by Fort Point
The Fort Point Theatre Channel will present short films inspired by Fort Point at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Midway Studios, 15 Channel Center St.
Written by Rocco Giuliano and directed by Henry Dane, the films will include “Landfills: From Guppies to Yuppies” and “Exile on A Street,” as well as Giuliano’s Emmy-nominated commentary segments as seen on television.
Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Further information can be found at www.fortpointtheatrechannel.org or by calling 617-750-8900.
New Year banquet
The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center will host the annual Chinese New Year banquet from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3, at the Hei La Moon Restaurant, 88 Beach St.
The reception and auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner and performances at 7:30 p.m.
The Year of the Rooster will be celebrated with a festive evening featuring a wine and dim sum reception, silent and live auctions, performances, arts and crafts and a 10-course traditional banquet.
The banquet is the biggest fundraiser for BCNC, raising money for their programs that support 2,000 children, youth and adults.
For more information, call 617-635-5129 or visit www.bcnc.net.
The Young Advisors of the Boston Preservation Alliance invite the community to join them at Boston City Hall to tour the model room at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.
The Boston Planning and Development Agency's model room houses a 1:40 inch scale, physical, basswood model of Boston’s downtown and portions of Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, Back Bay and the South Boston waterfront. Participants will gain a new perspective on the evolution of the city.
For more details, visit www.bostonpreservation.org or call 617-367-2458.
Family Design Day
The Boston Society of Architects will host a Family Design Day from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 18 at BSA Space, 290 Congress St.
This month’s theme is skyscrapers. Boston, home to the Hancock and Prudential towers, is taking steps to elevate the city’s skyline. Kids can learn more about the architecture, science and art behind what keeps the world’s tallest buildings standing and then design and build their own skyscrapers.
This family program is designed for parents and children, ages 5 to 13 years old. There is a maximum ratio of one adult per three children.
Admission is $8. Pre-registration is recommended.
Visit www.architects.org or call 617-391-4039 for further details and to register for Family Design Day.
Winter at City Hall
The community is invited to grab their skates and head to City Hall Plaza to check out Boston Winter, an urban outdoor festival, open now until Feb. 28.
Attendees will glide along the city’s only free-flowing skating. There will be hot cocoa, beer and wine available for purchase.
Visit www.cityofboston.gov for more details.
The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress St., is hosting “Inter-dimensional Ports of Whatsoever,” a group art exhibition, now to April 1.
This eclectic exhibit brings together more than 30 works from 19 New England-based artists. Abstract, landscape and figurative artwork in traditional and multimedia works reference the inter-dimensions through migration, sci-fi, post apocalyptic and inner cosmos points of departure. The exhibition features a rich cross-section of works across various mediums—with drawings, paintings, installation, sculpture and video. Programming will include an artist talk, performance and public interactive piece.
The artists include Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier, Aaron Brodeur, Beverly Sky, Casey Stanberry, C. J. Lori, Colleen Donovan, Frantz Bernard Lexy, Jarrett Min Davis, Jeremy Hetherington, Jesse Kaminsky, Madeline Zappala, Mario Kon, Mea Duke, Mike Knives, Warren Stred and William Chambers.
Call 617-423-4299 or visit www.fortpointarts.org for more information.
Made in Fort Point
The Made in Fort Point store at 315 A St. is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The store sells and exhibits art, craft and design of more than 75 Fort Point Arts Community members and hosts special events and community meetings. Visitors can find paintings, jewelry, prints, photography, ceramics, furniture, lighting, artists’ books, wearables, greeting cards and more, all made by local artists.
Call 617-423-1100 or visit www.fortpointarts.org for more information