Here are the latest Waterfront - North End - Financial District neighborhood notes:
The 2019 Perform-a-Thon benefit for music scholarships and educational programs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St.
The North End Music and Performing Arts Center will host the fifth annual benefit that will feature special performances by the Creative Movement and Young Dancers, Kids’ Music Theatre, NEMPAC Group Ensemble and Eliot Music Ensemble. There will also be children’s activities, refreshments and prizes. Admission is free.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the NEMPAC Scholarship Fund.
For more information, visit www.nempacboston.org or call 617-22-2270
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy invites the community to the reconfiguration of the sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway from 7 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 7. The rain date is April 14.
The Abstract Sculpture is a split dodecahedron that commemorates the immigrant experience, symbolizing how immigrants were pulled apart from their homeland and came to Massachusetts, establishing themselves in new and different ways.
Annually, a crane lifts and pulls apart the two halves of the steel and aluminum sculpture and shapes them into a new geometric form atop the reflecting pool.
Admission is free. Further information can be found at www.rosekennedygreenway.org.
Book reception and dinner
Tresca, 233 Hanover St., will host a book launch and dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 8.
The evening will feature a reception followed by dinner at Tresca highlighting the book, “If These Walls Could Talk” by Dale Arnold, an insider’s account of the Boston Bruins, with forward by Ray Bourque. Both Arnold and Bourque will be on hand for book autographs.
Appetizers and meet and greet with Arnold and Bourque will be from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by the seated dinner.
For reservations, call 617-742-8240.
Music for kids
Little Groove will present a fun, free musical morning for children at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.
Toddlers and preschoolers can sing, move, play instruments and more with staff from Little Groove. Caregivers must accompany children.
Call 617-227-8135 for further information.
Movie and discussion
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will welcome author David Blair in a free talk and film screening from 5 to 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.
Blair's new book of essays “Walk Around” discusses Martin Scorsese’s 1973 film “Mean Streets” as a poetic text and touchstone towards understanding urban geographies and as an introduction to personal art. He will join library film series curator Barry Marshall in introducing the movie with a reading from his entertaining work about watching “Mean Streets” in Pittsburgh.
For further information, visit www.bpl.org or call 617-227-8135.
Fife and drums
The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, will present a concert of music by David Vose and Sue Walko from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8.
Vose and Walko will perform music that accompanied colonists as they marched, danced, wooed their sweethearts and waged war, providing insight into each selection as they perform.
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.
The 244th annual lantern ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the Old North Church, 193 Salem St.
A fundraising reception with food, drinks and history will be held at 5:30 p.m. with the ceremony at 7 p.m.
The church will host the annual ceremony that commemorates Robert Newman’s lighting of two lanterns in the steeple on April 18, 1775, that signaled the beginning of Paul Revere’s ride to Lexington and the start of the American Revolution.
This colorful ceremony will include a special performance by the First Michigan Fife & Drum Corps, a reading of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride” and a recitation of Revere’s personal account of his historic ride. Members of the colonial militia and the Color Guard from the USS Constitution will take part.
Attorney General Maura Healey will be the keynote speaker. The theme of this year’s ceremony is “Community and Courage.”
General admission is $40 by ticket only, as space is limited. Tickets to the pre-ceremony reception and ceremony are $300. Proceeds will help the Old North Foundation continue to offer historical tours and educational programs at this historic site.
For more information, call 617-523-6676 or visit www.oldnorth.com.
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, starting on Friday, April 5. 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. Add $2 for tickets purchased from the guide on the day.
For more information, visit www.bostonbyfoot.org or call 617-367-2345.
The North Bennet Street School, 150 North St., is displaying “Bound Together: Bookbinding by the NBSS Community” now through April 30.
Attendees will tour the bindery, meet faculty and students, learn more about the curriculum and discover scholarship opportunities.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.nbss.edu or call 617-227-0155.
PhotoWalks will offer a walking tour of the North End from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays and Thursdays during April, 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 www.photowalks.com for more details and to purchase tickets.
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 April 30 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 www.neaq.org or call 617-226-2149.
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 through 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 www.bpl.org or call 617-227-8135 for further information.