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

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, Sept. 3 and 10

Screenings will feature the musical “Moulin Rouge” with Nicole Kidman on Sept. 3 and Steven Spielberg’s adventure “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” the following week.

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

Call 617-639-6002 or visit for 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, Sept. 5 through Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Blues Barge, Rowes Wharf.

Good Will and Them Apples will perform hits of the ’60s and ’70s on Tuesday, Alex MacDougall will sing the songs of the Big Band era on Wednesday and the Bruce Marshall 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

Music on the Greenway

The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway will host an evening of music at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 at the North End Park on Hanover Street.

Zimbabwe born Mufaro Kambarami will perform. With her blend of cultures and classical training, she has developed a unique R&B style.

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

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Cult classics

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Congress Street, is screening modern cult classics at 7 p.m. on Fridays during September.

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 “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” with Keanu Reeves on Sept. 8; the animated feature “The Iron Giant” on Sept. 15; the comedy “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” starring Steve Martin on Sept. 22; and “Beetlejuice” with Michael Keaton on Sept. 29.

Further information can be found at

Movie by moonlight

The Boston Harbor Hotel will screen “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” at dusk on Friday, Sept. 8 at the Blues Barge, Rowes Wharf.

The first in the series of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.

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.

Arts festival

The 15th annual Boston “Ahts” Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10, at Christopher Columbus Park.

The festival will feature a juried exhibition of works by emerging artists, art making demonstrations, live music and craft and food vendors.

A waterfront stage will host performances of folk and indie rock, Irish music, traditional Brazilian music and performances by Boston’s newer musical and dance groups. The festival will also feature participatory arts such as creating a mural, making wire sculptures and papermaking, and family-friendly activities such as storytelling, face painting and children’s theater.

Further information is available at 617-635-3911 or at

Dog carnival

TD Bank is sponsoring the Carnival of Dogs, a celebration of our faithful four-legged friends, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Parcel 8, North End Parks.

The community is invited to the North End parks to enjoy dog caricatures, doggy kissing booths and dog and human treats.

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Bocce tournament

The 14th annual Bocce Tournament will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Langone bocce courts, Commercial Street.

Participants can enjoy a fun-filled day at the waterfront courts as either a competitor or spectator and feast on an old fashioned Italian barbecue. Two trophies will be at stake, the Championship trophy awarded to the winner of the tournament, and the Sponsor’s trophy, awarded to the company that sponsored the bracket from which the champion emerged.

A donation of $50 includes the bocce, a T-shirt and the barbecue. Proceeds will provide funds for scholarships for the North End community.

For more information and to register, call 781-956-7441 or visit

Heroes Fund

The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund invites the public to take part in a care package service project to support active duty service members and veterans, as well as a pledge drive to support local Gold Star and Survivor (bereaved) military families, from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 at the Mother’s Walk on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, between State and Milk streets.

This is an opportunity to give back to the community in a positive way on Sept. 11, now a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Activities will include building 500 military care packages for service men and women overseas, writing letters of support to the troops, building care packages for local veterans in need and a pledge drive for the families supported by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.

Send an email to or call 888-909-4376 for more information.

Climate change talk

The New England Aquarium at Central Wharf Simons IMAX Theatre will present “Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and What We Can Do” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Dr. Ellen Marie Douglas, associate professor of hydrology at UMass Boston, will explore observations of the changing climate, what changes may be in Boston’s future and some plans for how to adapt to these changes.

The lecture is free, but registration is required and can be made at or by calling 617-973-0235.

Filmed in Boston

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., is showing a series of films made in Boston from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays during September.

The classic films, all set in and filmed in Boston, will include “Mystery Street” starring Ricardo Montalban on Sept. 15; “The Thomas Crown Affair” with Steve McQueen Faye Dunaway on Sept. 22; and “Coma” with Michael Douglas on Sept. 29.

A discussion and refreshments will follow the screening.

Call 617-227-8135 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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