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

Colonial crafts

The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, will present a demonstration of paper marbling from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6.

R. P. Hale will float pigments in water, swirl the colors and then transfer the designs to paper in the same way colonial craftsmen created these marbled papers as well as explain the real science behind this phenomenon.

Admission is free with museum admission, and members and North End residents are admitted free. The house is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily.

Further information can be found at or 617-523-2338.

Public art

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy will host “Public Art on the Greenway” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at the parks on Atlantic Avenue.

The Greenway’s public art team will offer a tour of current installations as well as discuss the curatorial and installation processes and the history of one of the city’s most unique art exhibition spaces.

This tour is part of HubWeek programming.

All Open Doors sessions require either a free or paid pass to HUBweek 2018. Registration is required, online at

Future of the oceans

The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, will host a Science Café from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 as part of HubWeek programming.

Attendees will have a unique and intimate experience with leaders of the New England Aquarium and its Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, as well as the animals that call the aquarium home.

The evening will feature three lightning talks, each focusing on a unique way in which educators and scientists are shaping the future of the oceans. They will discuss how to work together to strengthen relationships with the oceans and create a sustainable future through technology, collaboration and communication.

Speakers will include senior scientists Amy Knowlton and Nick Whitney, associate research scientist Jeff Kneebone and Billy Spitzer, vice-president of programs, exhibits and planning.

All Open Doors sessions require either a free or paid pass to HUBweek 2018. Registration is required, online at

21st century education

Playworks will present “The Future of Education: 21st Century Learning on the Playground” as part of HubWeek programming from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 9 at Playworks @ Eliot School, DeFilippo Playground, Prince Street.

Playworks will focus on the intrinsic desire to play as an entry point to increase physical activity, while simultaneously teaching social, emotional and 21st century skills. The community can join them at recess at the Eliot School to experience the power of play firsthand, and learn why and how this implementation will impact the future of education.

Registration is required, online at

Ancient life on Mars

The New England Aquarium at Central Wharf Simons IMAX Theatre will welcome Dr. John P. Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology in the eighth annual John H. Carlson Lecture in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

In “Searching for Ancient Life on Mars,” Grotzinger will discuss NASA’s 20-year exploration of the red planet’s earliest history and the search of signs of life. These missions discovered that in contrast to its current harsh environment, the ancient surface of Mars was wet with a warmer climate and thought to have been habitable by simple microorganisms. The question for future missions is how to determine if life ever originated on Mars. The 2020 rover mission will collect rock samples to be examined with the most technologically advanced scientific instruments, giving scientists the best chance to date to search for fossils of ancient life.

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

Fall festival

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will hold the annual Fall Festival family celebration from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at Christopher Columbus Park.

Visitors can bring a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon in the park, which will include a parade through the park, with musical performances by North End Music and Performing Arts students and faculty. Entertainment, children’s games, pumpkin and face painting, magic, bubbles and more will be featured.

Visit for a complete schedule.

Italian film series

The North End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St., will screen a series of free films in honor of Italian Heritage Month from 3 to 5 p.m. on Fridays during October.

The films will include Fellini’s classic “La Dolce Vita” starring Marcello Mastroianni on Oct. 12; “Blow Up” starring David Hemmings and Vanessa Redgrave on Oct. 19; and the Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Film “Cinema Paradiso” on Oct. 26.

For more information, call 617-227-8135.

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 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.