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

String quartet at the library

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in partnership with the Boston Public Library will present the MOSAIC (Musical Opportunities Supporting Arts in Communities) Concert Series from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 9 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.

MOSAIC concerts are free, fun and educational musical experiences for everyone. Each session includes discussion of the music, opportunities to ask questions, meet the musicians and a chance to try to play these instruments in the instrument petting zoo. This week will feature a string quartet.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-227-8135.

Music for winds

The Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society will present “High Winds of the BSO” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 at historic Faneuil Hall, 4 South Market St.

The program will include Vivaldi’s “Piccolo Concerto” with soloist Cynthia Meyers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Molter’s “Clarinet Concerto” with clarinetist Thomas Martin; “Duettino Piccolino (Variations on a Theme by Mozart)” by Lipsitt, a duet by Meyers and Martin; and Haydn’s “Symphony No. 49 (La passione).”

Tickets range from $20 to $70.

Visit or by call 617-423-3883 for more information.

Climate resiliency

The City of Boston will host a community open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at Pilot House, 32 Atlantic Ave.

The meeting will discuss the latest project the Climate Ready plans for the North End and Downtown to prevent future coastal flooding due to climate change.

District-level planning for Climate Ready Boston, an initiative to prepare Boston for the long-term impacts of climate change and rising sea levels, has already begun in East Boston, Charlestown and South Boston. Projects in the North End will likely include new designs for Christopher Columbus Park, Langone and Puopolo Parks and Sargent’s Wharf.

This open house will be an open poster session for attendees to learn about the projects, talk to experts and provide feedback.


New England quilts

The Old North Foundation and the New England Quilt Museum will welcome Pamela Weeks exploring “Quilts for the Cause: Community Actions” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 at the church, 193 Salem St.

“Quilts for the Cause” include those used to promote social issues such as anti-slavery or Prohibition and for charitable or patriotic purposes, including quilts made in time of war. Weeks, curator of the New England Quilt Museum, will discuss quilts made for some of these issues with a concentration on the communities of women who helped the Northern cause in the American Civil War.

Following the talk there will be a reception and community conversation with Weeks and Sue Bleiweiss of Threads of Resistance for a discussion on the parallels between the communal and activist nature of quilting in the 19th century and quilting today. The newest exhibition in Patriots Corner “Piece-ful Voices,” will be on view in March in honor of Women’s History Month.

Separate registration is required for this reception. Donations would be welcome.

Registration is required for this free program, online at or by calling 617-858-8231.

St. Patrick’s Day party

The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center will host their annual St. Patrick's Day party at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at the 1 Michelangelo St. location.

Admission is free.

Call 617-523-8125 for more details.

Hollywood blacklist

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will screen films made by blacklisted Hollywood directors and writers from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays during March and April.

Featured will be the war story “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo” by screenwriter Dalton Trumbo on March 15; the romantic comedy “Roman Holiday,” also by Trumbo, on March 22; the Oscar-winning “A Place in the Sun” written by screenwriter Michael Wilson on March 29 and the Oscar-winning “Bridge on the River Kwai,” also by Wilson, on April 5.

Admission is free.

For more details, call 617-227-8135.

Boston Ballet story time

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will offer story time with the Boston Ballet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18.

Children and families are welcome to hear stories about a famous ballet or dancer. The story time is also supplemented with a movement experience that highlights major themes of the story. Boston Ballet faculty dance educators will lead the program, which is for children age 2 and up. Younger children will need parental supervision.

Call 617-227-8135 for further information.

Family dinner

North End Against Drugs and the Nazzaro Community Center will host a family dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18 at the center, 30 North Bennet St.

The evening will feature an Italian pasta dinner along with a guest speaker.

North End residents and Nazzaro Center members are invited to attend. Adults must attend with their children. We encourage grandparents to come with their grandkids and families. Space is limited: RSVP to NEAD president John Romano.

Call 617-635-5166 or visit for more information.

Dining out

The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau announces the launch of Dine Out Boston – a new approach for Restaurant Week Boston – hosted from March 10 through 15.

Dine Out Boston will feature a more flexible pricing structure for restaurant owners and guests. At lunch and dinner, restaurants will now have the option to customize their menus by choosing to offer lunch for $15, $20 or $25 and dinner for $28, $33 or $38.

More than 20 restaurants in the North End, including Assiago, Bacco, Lucca North End, Mare, Strega, Ristorante Villa Francesca and Tresca, are participating.

Restaurants will donate gift certificates to be auctioned, with proceeds going to the charitable partner, King Boston.

For more information and reservations, visit

Photography tours

PhotoWalks will offer a walking tour of the North End from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays and Thursdays during March, meeting at the intersection of Hanover and Cross Streets.

The North End welcomed waves of immigrants seeking the American dream. Today, it is a popular hot spot famous for its busy restaurants, quaint cafes and crowded pastry shops. Highlights include Paul Revere’s house, Old North Church, Hanover Street, the Rose Kennedy Greenway and some hidden gems off-the-beaten-path.

Participants can learn how to take photographs with instruction on creative composition and getting the most out of a digital camera. Historical commentary on the sites will also be given.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for youths, ages 10 to 17. Advance reservations are required.

Call 617-851-2273 or visit for more details and to purchase tickets.

Nature films

The New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, is presenting three films at 10 a.m. and 1, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. from now through March 31 in the IMAX Theater.

The films include “Oceans: Our Blue Planet,” “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland” and a new film “Pandas!” All will be presented in 3-D.

For more information, visit or call 617-226-2149.

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.