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Italian festival

The annual Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana and “Piazza Italia” will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue.

The event starts at 10 a.m. and runs through the afternoon, with a reproduction of a typical Italian piazza, free exhibits, children’s area, treasure hunt, refreshments and classical and popular Italian music.

A concert will be held at 3 p.m. featuring Enzo Amara, Gian Faraone, Enzo Mannone and Ross Zagami. Admission is free.

Visit for more information.

Children’s theater

In honor of Pride Month, the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will present “The Pineapple Project” at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 4.

Actor Mal Malme and colleagues Becca Lewis and Renee Farster-Degenhardt have created a theater piece for children, ages 3 to 8, that looks at gender, creativity and each child’s freedom to be who they are.

Admission is free.

For more details, visit or call 617-436-6900

Military parade

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company will host the annual June Day Parade from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, June 4 starting at Faneuil Hall.

The largest military parade on the East Coast is held to change the command officers of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. The route goes from historic Faneuil Hall to the Boston Common. Participants include historic military groups from New England including the USS Constitution, National Guard, Washington Light Infantry from South Carolina and more. The Governor accepts resignations and issues commissions to the newly elected officers on Boston Common. A cannon volley from the Massachusetts National Guard is fired as the Governor makes an entrance. The public is invited to this free event.

Celebration of crafts

The North Bennet Street School, 150 North St., will host the annual Celebration of Craft, an exhibition of works by students and alumni, from June 4 to 30 in the Windgate gallery.

The exhibit will feature hand-carved chairs and cabinetry, jewelry in silver and gold, ornate leather-bound books, violin making and more by alumni and students. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Exhibit hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit or call 617-227-0155 for more details.

Paul Revere’s working life

The Old North Foundation Speaker Series and the Paul Revere House will welcome Patrick Leehey, Dr. Robert Martello and Dr. Nan Wolverton reflecting on Paul Revere from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at Old North Church, 193 Salem St.

Revere is heralded as the ultimate patriot and the messenger of the Revolution, most famously on the night before the first battle by arranging for the signal lanterns displayed in Old North Church. Few know, however, how multi-talented and complex Revere was. He was a silversmith, engraver, dentist, hardware merchant, bell and cannon founder and sheet-copper manufacturer.

The panelists will discuss Revere as patriot, craftsman, metallurgist and early American industrialist in order to place him in context with his colonial compatriots and to honor the 200th anniversary of his death.

After the panel and discussion, attendees can take a short walk to the Paul Revere House for a reception in the new Visitor Center and enjoy a glass of wine while they explore the exhibit on Paul Revere’s working life.

Leehey is the research director at the Paul Revere House; Martello is a history professor at Olin College and the author of “Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise” and Wolverton is a director of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester.

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

Endangered marine animals

The New England Aquarium at Central Wharf Simons IMAX Theatre will present “Marine Mammals in the Anthropocene: Keeping Endangered from Becoming Extinct” with Dr. Scott Kraus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7.

Recent marine extinctions suggest that humanity does not have a good record of coexisting with marine mammals. As human populations grow, ocean industrialization will expand, raising questions about the balance between human needs and wildlife. Marine mammals are currently losing this battle, but there are actions that can be taken to change the outcome.

Dr. Kraus will discuss five key actions: first, getting the story out there – how marine mammals are a critical part of a functioning ecosystem and why human activities continue to threaten both marine mammals and the oceans. Second, improving assessment methods for rare species. Third, small populations of marine mammals require more protected habitats and prohibitions on harmful activities in those areas. Fourth, better permitting and funding of rare population conservation and recovery efforts and finally, scientists should work with all stakeholders, including the oil, gas and seismic industry, the fishing industry, wind utilities, and aquaculture facilities, to help them make their activities less detrimental.

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

Music on the waterfront

A free summer concert will be held at Atlantic Wharf at noon on Thursday, June 7 at 280 Congress St.

Percussionist Tyson Jackson will perform.

Atlantic Wharf is a perfect waterfront location for music, walking and enjoying the Boston Harbor views.

Visit for further details.

Greenway gala

The 10th annual Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Gala will be held under a tent on the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway across from the Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 7.

Attendees will enjoy an evening under the stars celebrating Boston’s premier public park.

This year’s gala honoree is Peter Lynch of The Lynch Foundation, with event co-chairs Mike Carragher of VHB and Jay Hooley of State Street.

To purchase tickets and for further information, visit or call 617-603-7727.

Glow in the Park fundraiser

Glow in the Park returns for its fourth year from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, High Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Festivities will include favorite Greenway food trucks, local brews, great wines and live entertainment. The community is invited to kick off the summer with an evening of dancing, lawn games and lounging in the park.

All proceeds benefit the non-profit the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.

Tickets are $95 or $80 for purchases of 10 or more, and are available at

Film series

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., is screening a series of films on the theme of paranoia from 1 to 4 p.m. on Fridays during June.

The library will show “Three Days of the Condor” with Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway on June 8; “All the President’s Men” starring Redford and Dustin Hoffman on June 15; and “The Conversation” starring Gene Hackman on June 22.

Admission is free. Call 617-227-8135 for further details.

Gala evening and auction

The annual Eliot School Spring Gala and Auction will be held from 6 to 9 on Friday, June 8 at the City Winery, 80 Beverly St.

The evening will feature unique food and drinks, dancing, a silent and live auction and other activities to keep the fun going all night.

The gala is the biggest event of the year for the Eliot parents and community to celebrate a great year of learning. It is one of the key fundraisers for the Friends of the Eliot, and money raised at this event funds a significant part of the enrichment programs at the school.

Visit or send an email to or for further information.

Festival of Bands

The 30th annual Boston Festival of Bands will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Square.

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will host the festival that will include several of New England’s finest wind ensembles, including the Randolph Community Band, the Concord Band, Met Winds, the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, Our Lady of Light Band, Classic Brass and the Middlesex Concert Band.

Admission is free. For more information, call 978-419-1697 or visit

Carousel is open

The Rose F. Kennedy Conservancy’s Greenway carousel is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays 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.

Fun at the library

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will host a series of free, fun activities for children during June.

New activities include Disney Shorts with Mr. Dan at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays; Kids’ Chess Club at 3:30 p.m. on Mondays; baby story time at 9 a.m. on Fridays and toddler story time at 11 a.m. on Fridays.

For more information, call 617-227-8135.

Dark side of Boston

Boston by Foot will present guided walking tours of the darker side of Boston from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, now through June 30. Participants should meet the guide at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets, across from the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Reservations are not required.

Visitors will hear the stories of misery, misfortune and murder based on true, historical events, such as the Great Influenza, the vandalizing of the Royal Governor’s House, the Molasses Flood and the infamous Brink’s robbery, all against the backdrop of Boston’s oldest neighborhood.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for children if purchased online in advance and free for members.

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

Homework help

Free homework help will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.

Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program.

Visit or call 617-227-8135 for further information.