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

First woman in the army

The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, will host a special program on Deborah Sampson, the first woman to fight in the American military, at 1, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.

In 1782, Sampson disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the Continental Army. The audience will experience her arduous upbringing, active combat and success as the first female professional soldier, in part, due to the assistance of Paul Revere.

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

Visit or call 617-523-2338 for more information.

Girls’ Day Out

The City of Boston and the New England Aquarium will host a free Girls’ Day Out from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 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.

North End pride

North End Against Drugs Inc. and the Nazzaro Center will sponsor the 28th annual North End Family Fun Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12.

Saturday will feature the annual Little League family game at 1 p.m. at Langone Park. The 28th annual Lafesta baseball tournament against sister city North Adams will be held at Puopolo Park at 5 p.m. on Saturday and at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

For a complete schedule and list of venues, visit

Summer concerts

A free summer concert sponsored by the City of Boston and Berklee College of Music will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 12 and 13 at Sam Adams Park, Faneuil Hall.

Lauren Weintraub will entertain. Now living in Nashville, Weintraub is a rising star in the music industry showcasing her writing with depth well beyond her years. She was the first place winner of the 2018 Record Academy/Grammy U contest with her song “Careful Now” and the third place winner in the Music City Songstar contest for her song “So Predictable,” both of which were solo writes. She has released her self-titled debut album and a couple of singles now available on most streaming platforms.

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

Movies in the park

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park are hosting Sunday Night Movies in the Park from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

Screenings will feature the classic Disney musical “Mary Poppins” with Oscar winner Julie Andrews on Aug. 12; Ron Howard’s “Apollo 13” starring Tom Hanks on Aug. 19; and the Pixar animated feature “Finding Dory” on Aug. 26.

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

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

Children’s concert

Alex Mitnick will perform “Alex and the Kaleidoscope” at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13.

Emmy award-winning children's entertainer Mitnick will take the audience on a journey that leads to the treasures of the world. His sensitivity, humor and ability to connect with adults and children alike make these shows a wonderful experience for the entire family. This uplifting, feel-good concert will leave audiences more connected to themselves, each other and the world around them.

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

Music on the waterfront

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

Drummer, percussionist and singer Mariano Escalona from Venezuela will perform.

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

Visit for further details.

Harborside music

The Boston Harbor Hotel will present musical programs from Tuesday, Aug. 14 through Thursday, Aug. 16 as part of its 20th annual summer in the city entertainment series at the Blues Barge, Rowes Wharf.

Young Love & the Thrills will play soul sounds on Tuesday; Alex MacDougall returns to the barge to play the hits of the “Rat Pack” on Wednesday; and the blues band the Racky Thomas Band will perform 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

Children’s author to visit

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will welcome award-winning author Ralph Masiello in a free program from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Masiello will lead children, ages 5 and older, in a series of baseball-themed drawing techniques. Materials will be provided, but space is limited.

Call 617-227-8135 to register and for more information.

Movies and pizza

Family movie nights will be held at the Gassy, DeFilippo Playground on Prince Street on Wednesdays.

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 family comedy “Marmaduke” with Owen Wilson on Aug. 15; the Oscar-winning Best Animated Feature “Shrek” on Aug. 22; and the recently released “The Greatest Showman” starring Hugh Jackman on Aug. 29.

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.

Fisherman’s feast

The 108th annual Fisherman’s Feast will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16; from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17; from 2:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 and from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 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, the Jersey Tenors and Boston’s own Jimmy Geany, as well as members of the North End Music and Performing Arts Center, will perform on the main stage.

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

Craft workshop

A free artists-in-residence craft workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug.16 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.

Rosalita’s Puppets will visit the park at 11 a.m. for a free performance.

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.

Starring Robert Mitchum

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., screen movies starring Hollywood film legend Robert Mitchum from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays, Aug. 17 and 24.

The library will show the Academy Award-winning “Ryan’s Daughter” with John Mills on Aug. 17 and Sydney Pollack’s “The Yakuza” the following week.

Admission is free.

Call 617-227-8135 for more details.

Movies by moonlight

The Boston Harbor Hotel will present outdoor movies at dusk on Aug. 17 and 24 at the Blues Barge, Rowes Wharf.

Steven Spielberg’s “Hook” starring Robin Williams will be screened on Aug. 17 with the first ever Bond film “Dr. No” with Sean Connery as superspy James Bond the following week. The evening will start at 4:30 p.m. with music with DJ Mike Amando.

Admission is free.

Visit for more information.

North End tours

Boston by Foot will present “Gateway to Boston,” guided walking tours of the North End, at 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 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 and has 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, ages 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 through Oct. 28. 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

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.