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

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

World Oceans’ Day

The New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, will host a World Oceans’ Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 10.

This family-friendly festival showcases the conservation efforts of community groups and organizations. Visitors will learn about and celebrate the oceans of the planet through art, science, cooking demonstrations, tastings, storytelling, meeting scientists and more.

All activities are free, open to the public and do not require aquarium admission.

Call 617-973-5206 or visit for more details.

Race Amity Day

Race Amity Day will be celebrated from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 at Rose Kennedy Greenway, Wharf District Park, Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue.

The festival, sponsored by the National Center for Race Amity at Wheelock College, will feature live music, an arts tent, face painting and a visit by Curious George. Popular food trucks will be selling snacks and refreshments. There will also be information about local colleges, community services and health and wellness.

Visit for more details.

Harborside music

The Boston Harbor Hotel will present three musical programs from Tuesday, June 12 through Thursday, June 14, as part of its 20th annual summer in the city entertainment series at the Blues Barge, Rowes Wharf.

Sweet Tooth and the Sugar Babies will perform soul sounds of the ’70s on Tuesday; Mike Dutra and the Strictly Sinatra Band will play hits of the Rat Pack on Wednesday; and the Jeff Pitchell 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 further information, call 617-436-7000 or visit

St. Anthony procession

The St. Anthony of Padua procession will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13.

The evening will start at 5 p.m. with an outdoor Mass at the St. Leonard Peace Garden, followed by the candlelight procession with the statue of St. Anthony at 6 p.m., starting at St. Leonard Church, Hanover and Prince Streets and traveling through the streets of the North End accompanied by the Franciscan Friars and the Italian American Band of Lawrence. Devotional candles to carry during the procession will be available for a donation.

Call 617-523-2110 for more details.

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 Wednesday, June 13.

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 information, visit or call 617-227-8135.

Music on the waterfront

A free summer concert will be held at Atlantic Wharf at noon on Thursday, June 14 at 280 Congress St.

Brazilian singer Mirella Costa will sing classics from her home country, as well as her own contemporary arrangements.

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

Visit for further details.


The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Young Professionals will host the sixth annual summer fundraiser, “A Night in White for the Cure,” from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 at the New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf.

Guests will enjoy live music by Legit, complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, auction bidding and the Night in White photo booth. The evening will honor two leaders, Dr. Jason Shapiro, Rising Healthcare Leader in IBD and Marc Blandin, Rising Volunteer Leader of the Year.

Guests are asked to wear something white (or all white) to raise awareness for the 1.6 million children and adults living with IBD.

Tickets are $100 through June 13 and can also be purchased at the door (if not sold out) for $115. VIP tickets are $175 and include a private reception in the seal exhibit from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with an open bar until 8:30 p.m.

Visit or call 781-449-0324 to purchase tickets and for more information.

Children’s garden party

The 13th annual Scaduto Bender Children’s Garden Party will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 15 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.

Children are invited to a garden reading party featuring a fairytale puppet performance by Beyond the Mask. Every child will receive a free book following the performance. Families and children of all ages are welcome.

For further information, call 617-227-8135.

Movies by moonlight

The Boston Harbor Hotel will present outdoor movies at dusk on June 15 and 22 at the Blues Barge, Rowes Wharf.

The rom-com “When Harry Met Sally” starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal will be shown on June 15 and the Oscar-winning “It Happened One Night” with Clark Gable will be screened the following week. 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

Film series

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., is screening films on the theme of paranoia from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 15 and 22.

The library will show “All the President’s Men” starring Robert 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.

Celebration of crafts

The North Bennet Street School, 150 North St., is hosting the annual Celebration of Craft, an exhibition of works by students and alumni, now until June 30 in the Windgate gallery.

The exhibit features 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.

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.