Here are the latest Waterfront - North End - Financial District neighborhood notes:
A chat with ‘Harriet Revere’
The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, will present a visit from “Harriet Revere” at 1, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Re-enactor Diane Lent will bring to life Harriet Revere, one of Paul Revere’s 16 children. She will reminisce about her father’s dramatic life, the adventures of her many siblings, nieces and nephews and growing up in the historic North End.
Admission is free with museum admission. Members and North End residents are admitted free at all times.
Visit www.paulreverehouse.org or call 617-523-2338 for further information.
North End families
North End Against Drugs Inc. and the Nazzaro Center will sponsor the 27th annual North End Family Pride Day from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Langone Park, Commercial Street.
Festivities will include a free barbecue, face painting, games, kiddie rides, a petting zoo, ice cream truck, balloon art, Museum of Science, an art contest, live musical performances with Street Magic and Crosstown, a DJ and more.
For a complete schedule and list of venues, visit www.northendwaterfront.com.
Celebrating local food
The ninth annual Boston Local Food Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Milk Street
The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts will host a celebration of the last few days of summer as the Greenway is transformed into the nation’s largest local and sustainable food hub. This free outdoor festival will showcase more than 100 farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food shops, fishermen and organizations that focus on healthy eating from all around New England.
The day will include chef demonstrations, a seafood throwdown organized by the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, tastings, live music, a garden zone, interactive family zone and more. Admission is free.
Further information can be found at www.bostonlocalfoodfestival.org.
America’s little Italies
Jerome Krase will be the guest speaker from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.
Krase has spent nearly fifty years visiting and photographing locations in America and abroad that have identifiable Italian neighborhoods. He discovered that these places share many visual characteristics and make similar claims about their cultural authenticity. In this presentation, he will reflect on at the origins of these “little Italies” and what the future may hold for them.
This free program is presented in partnership with the North End Historical Society.
Call 617-227-8135 for further details.
The New England Aquarium at Central Wharf Simons IMAX Theatre will screen the Peabody and Sundance Award-winning film “Chasing Coral” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20.
The film taps into the collective wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, camera designers and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapsed camera to record bleaching events as they happen. With its breathtaking photography, suspense and startling emotion, the documentary is a dramatic revelation.
A 30-minute panel discussion will follow the film screening. Panelists will include Dr. James Porter of the University of Georgia and the scientific advisor and cast member of “Chasing Coral;” Zachery Rogo, manager of Exposure Labs’ Impact Campaign; and Dr. William Spitzer of the aquarium.
The lecture is free, but registration is required and can be made at www.neaq.org or by calling 617-973-0235.
Back to school films
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will celebrate Back to School with films from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays, Sept. 21 and 28.
The screenings will include the black comedy “To Die For” starring Nicole Kidman and Joaquin Phoenix on Sept. 21; and the comedy “The Trouble With Angels” with Hayley Mills and Rosalind Russell the following week.
Call 617-227-8135 for further details.
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will host a free talk, “Controlling Your Digital Footprint” from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 22.
In this workshop led by Achutha Raman, attendees will learn techniques to control the exposure of location data and online behavioral data, how to avoid phishing and other scams, how to discover exposed personal data and how to remove exposed personal data. They are encouraged to bring their mobile smartphone device or tablet for this hands-on workshop.
Raman is a graduate of Yale University who works for 4PrivacyMatters, a cyber-privacy consultancy startup committed to raising awareness and stimulating inclusive discussions about privacy.
For more information and to register, call 617-227-8135 or visit www.bpl.org.
Music of Bach
The Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society, formerly the Boston Classical Orchestra, will present music by C.P.E. Bach from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 at historic Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Square.
Cellist Natasha Brofsky will perform Bach’s “Cello Concerto in A Major.” The orchestra will also perform “Three Intermezzi” by Brahms and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8.”
Further information is available at www.bbbsociety.org or by calling 617-423-3883.
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 www.bostonbyfoot.org 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 www.bostonbyfoot.com.
Fun at the library
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will host a series of free, fun activities for children during August.
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.