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

Larry Leonard will make and sell examples of his craft such as lanterns, scones and other tinware of the 18th century while describing the tools, techniques and materials used in Revere’s day.

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.

Fisherman’s feast

The 107th annual Fisherman’s Feast will be held 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 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

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 “Hoosiers” starring Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper on Aug. 20; the musical comedy “Hairspray” on Aug. 27; the musical “Moulin Rouge” with Nicole Kidman on Sept. 3; and Steven Spielberg’s adventure “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” on Sept. 10.

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

Call 617-639-6002 or visit for more information.

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.

USS Constitution talk

Margerhita Desy will be the guest speaker in the Old North Foundation Speaker Series at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Old North Church, 193 Salem St.

In this illustrated presentation, Desy will examine how U.S. Navy sailors and Marines were recruited for service, how a vessel the size of Constitution was outfitted by the purveyors of naval stores in Boston and how this “floating city” sailed forth to battle the Royal Navy, the largest navy in the western world, in the War of 1812.

Desy is a curator and historian of New England maritime and early U.S. Navy histories. Employed by the Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston, she is the historian for USS Constitution.

A “pay what you will” donation would be welcome.

For further information and to register, visit or call 617-858-8231.

Jazz ensemble in the park

ParkARTS will host a free neighborhood concert at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at Christopher Columbus Park, 110 Atlantic Ave.

The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band Jazz Ensemble will entertain in a family-friendly show.

For more details, call 617-635-4505.

Puritan Boston

The Boston National Historical Park will offer a free talk, “Planting the Seeds of Liberty: Puritan Boston 1630-1640,” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25 at Faneuil Hall, Congress Street.

A National Park ranger will explore how the Puritan beginnings of Boston helped lay the foundation for the Revolution and the creation of a Republic.

Free tickets will be available from 5:30 p.m. at the visitor center.

Visit www.nps/gov/bost or call 617-482-1722 for further information.

Kindergarten countdown

A special kindergarten day celebration will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Aug. 25, at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.

Children entering kindergarten in the Boston public schools and their caregivers are invited to attend the celebration and join in the fun. They should wear their yellow “I’m going to Kindergarten” T-shirts.

For more information, call 617-227-8135 or visit

Music on the Greenway

The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway will host an evening of music at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25 at the North End Park on Hanover Street.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Pena will perform. He studied genres such as Latin, pop, blues and jazz and will soon launch his first single, “Siento.”

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

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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.

The films will include 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.

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 “Mamma Mia” with Meryl Streep on Aug. 24 and the award-winning “La La Land” the following week.

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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.

Visit for more information.