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Colonial leather working

The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, will present a program on colonial leather working from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Fred Lawson will demonstrate and invite visitors to try their hands at punching holes and sewing leather as he fashions scabbards, sword belts and harnesses.

The program is free with museum admission. Members and North End residents are admitted free at all times.

Visit or call 617-523-2338 for further 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 Steven Spielberg’s classic adventure “E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial” on Aug. 13; “Hoosiers” starring Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper on Aug. 20; and the musical comedy “Hairspray” on Aug. 27.

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 in August.

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 blockbuster live action Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” on Aug. 16; 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.

Craft workshop

A free artists-in-residence craft workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 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.

Fisherman’s feast

The 107th annual Fisherman’s Feast will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17; from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18; from 2:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 on Fleet, Lewis and North streets.

The feast will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with the procession and blessing of the fishing waters, followed by a concert with a cappella group Street Magic.

The weekend will include cooking demonstrations by celebrity and local chefs, children’s activities, face painting, games, magic acts, a moon bounce, marching bands, parade, DJs, lots of Italian food and cheese and wine tastings.

The bands Vinyl Groove, Overdrive, Seabreeze and the Reminisants, as well as members of the North End Music and Performing Arts Center, will perform on the main stage. Pauly and the Goodfellas will present the history of rock and soul at 9 p.m. on Saturday.

The festivities will culminate Sunday with the Flight of the Angel as the statue of the Madonna returns to North Street. More musical programming and children’s activities will be held as well.

For a complete listing of performances, visit

Movie musicals

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Congress Street, will host free fun movies at 7 p.m. on Thursdays during August.

Pre-show fun including trivia contests, music dancing and performances will start at 7 p.m. before the curtain rises for the movie. Featured will be the classical musicals “Grease” with John Travolta and Olivia Newton John on Aug. 17; “Mamma Mia” with Meryl Streep on Aug. 24; and the award-winning “La La Land” on Aug. 31.

Further information can be found at

Lobsters at the library

Educators from the New England Aquarium will visit the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17.

Kids can learn about the biology of this popular crustacean and the lobster fishery in New England. They will interact with a real lobster trap, learn about sustainable lobster fishing and even meet a real live lobster. Admission is free.

For more details, call 617-227-8135.

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. 18 at Sam Adams Park, Faneuil Hall.

Indie folksinger Erica Russo will entertain.

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

MGM musical

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. 18.

The library will screen the Oscar-winning classic musical “American in Paris” starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.

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.

Music on the Greenway

The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway will host an evening of music at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18 at the North End Park on Hanover Street.

Singer and songwriter Brianna Nelson will perform. She appeared on “The Voice-Season 6” blind audition and recorded her first EP. She has performed at venues such as World Café Live, Voltage Lounge and the Listening Room in Nashville.

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

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Sunset cruise

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will host the annual benefit sunset harbor cruise from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Boarding will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the dock next to Christopher Columbus Park near the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel.

The cruise will include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $40 per person. The cruise is for those ages 21 plus.

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and community programming.

Visit or call 781-639-6002 to purchase tickets or 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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