Here are the latest Waterfront - North End - Financial District neighborhood notes:

Colonial songs and dances

An afternoon of colonial dance tunes and songs will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Paul Revere House, 19 North Square.

Award-winning musician Dave Neiman will play jigs and reels as well as Baroque and Renaissance tunes that Revere and his family may have enjoyed.

Admission is free with museum admission, and members and North End residents are admitted free at all times. The house is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily.

Further information can be found at or 617-523-2338.

North End pride

North End Against Drugs Inc. and the Nazzaro Center will sponsor the 27th annual North End Family Fun Festival Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6.

Saturday will feature the annual Little League family game at 1 p.m. at Langone Park The 27th annual Lafesta baseball tournament against sister city North Adams will be held at Puopolo Park at 5 p.m. on Saturday and at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

For a complete schedule and list of venues, visit

Feast of St. Agrippina

The St. Agrippina di Mineo Society will host the 103rd anniversary festival from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6, at Battery and Hanover streets.

There will be entertainment and concession stands featuring Italian cuisine, desserts and delicacies on Hanover Street throughout the weekend.

The street festival will consist of parades, live music, comedy shows, food, games, rides, prizes and more. Saturday’s entertainment will feature Kathy Sledge, the legendary voice of Sister Sledge.

Sunday will begin with a Mass at St. Leonard’s Church at 10:30 a.m. followed by the grand procession of the statue through the streets of the North End and a fireworks display.

Visit for a complete schedule and more information.

Harborside music

The Boston Harbor Hotel will present the final three musical programs in the Summer in the City concert series from Tuesday, Aug. 8 to Thursday, Aug. 10 at the Blues Barge, Rowes Wharf.

The soul band Pulse of Boston return to the barge on Tuesday, the Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band will entertain on Wednesday and the Fat City Band will perform the blues on Thursday.

Each program begins at 6 p.m. and continues until 10. The programs are free and are suitable for the entire family.

For more information, call 617-436-7000 or visit

Craft workshops

Free artists-in-residence craft workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, Aug. 10 and 17, at Christopher Columbus Park.

Children, ages 3 to 10, can make masks, jewelry, paintings and treasure bottles. Materials will be provided. Local artists will host the sessions.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of eight or more must register in advance.

Further information can be found at or 617-635-4505.

Music on the Greenway

The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway will host an evening of music at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11 at the North End Park on Hanover Street.

Rock band Self Portraits will perform their modern sound of rock music that appeals to the mainstream audience.

The program is part of the Berklee Summer Series hosted by Berklee College of Music.

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Movie and discussion

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will host a musical movie screening and discussion from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11.

The library will screen the classic musical “Top Hat” starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, with music by Irving Berlin.

Patrons can enjoy the film, followed by a discussion and coffee and cookies. They are welcome to bring their lunches. Admission is free.

Call 617-227-8135 for more details.

Concert at Faneuil Hall

A free summer concert sponsored by the City of Boston and Berklee College of Music will be held at noon on Friday, Aug. 11 at Sam Adams Park, Faneuil Hall.

Boston-based indie folk band Box of Birds, with vocalist Steph Durwin, guitar player and harmony vocalist Charlie Gargano, Benny Grotto on mandolin, dulcimer and drums and Erik Caldarone on bass, will provide the entertainment.

Further information is available at or by calling 617-266-1400.

Movie by moonlight

The Boston Harbor Hotel will screen the classic Oscar winning “Casablanca” with Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, at dusk on Friday, Aug. 11 at the Blues Barge, Rowes Wharf.

The evening will start at 4:30 p.m. with a live acoustic performance and music with DJ Mike Amando.

Admission is free. Visit for more information.

Girls’ Day Out

The City of Boston and the New England Aquarium will host a free Girls’ Day Out at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the aquarium, 1 Central Wharf.

Girls, ages 6-17, are invited to a day out exploring the aquarium, including the seals exhibit, giant ocean tank, penguin exhibit, science of sharks, Amazon rainforest and more.

Call 617-635-4920 or send an email to to register and for more details.

Movies in the park

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will host Sunday Night Movies in the Park from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Sundays during the summer.

Screenings will feature the recent release “Florence Foster Jenkins” starring Meryl Streep on Aug. 6; Steven Spielberg’s classic adventure “E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial” on Aug. 13; and “Hoosiers” starring Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper on Aug. 20.

The films are family-friendly, and admission is free.

Call 617-639-6002 or visit for more information

Movies and pizza

Family movie nights will be held at the Gassy, DeFilippo Playground on Prince Street on Wednesdays.

Movies will start at dusk. Pizza provided by Pizzeria Regina will be served at 7 p.m. Attendees should bring chairs and blankets. Admission is free.

Films will include the musical “Grease” with Olivia Newton John and John Travolta on Aug. 9; the comedy “Airbud” on Aug. 23; and the animated feature film “Sing” on Aug. 30.

In case of inclement weather the movie will be shown at the Nazzaro Center gym, 30 North Bennet St.

Call the Nazzaro Center at 617-635-5166 for more information.

Gateway to Boston

Boston by Foot will present “Gateway to Boston,” guided walking tours of the North End, at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. on Sundays now to mid-October. Participants should meet the guide at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets.

The oldest neighborhood in Boston, the North End comprises narrow streets and markets, with Boston’s largest collection of colonial buildings.

The tour will take 90 minutes and showcase the Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, the Paul Revere House, Leonard Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for children 6 to 12 years in advance or $15 for adults and $10 for children if purchased from the guide.

For more information, visit or call 617-367-2345.

Boston by Little Feet

Boston By Foot is hosting guided walking tours especially geared for children at 10 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, now to Oct. 29. Walkers should meet at Congress Street in front of Faneuil Hall at the Samuel Adams statue.

This tour presents a child’s eye view of the Freedom Trail architecture and history and is especially designed for young walkers, ages 6 to 12. A free explorer map is included. Tickets are $12, $10 if purchased online, free for children under 6 and members. Reservations are not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Further information can be found at 617-367-2345 or online at

Carousel is open

The Rose F. Kennedy Conservancy has opened the Greenway carousel from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week 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.

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