Here are the latest Waterfront - North End - Financial District neighborhood notes:
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, April 13.
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.
Revere House events
A series of events for April school vacation will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Monday, April 15 to Friday, April 19 at the Paul Revere House, 19 North Square.
On Monday and Wednesday, families can meet “Rachel Revere” at home. Actor Judith Kalaora will roam around the house and grounds chatting with visitors about her husband’s dangerous missions and life in Colonial Boston.
On Tuesday and Friday, the House will offer drop-in kids’ activities, where children can try on reproduction colonial clothes, write with quill pens and play 18th century games.
Admission is free with museum admission. Admission is always free for members and North End residents.
For more details, call 617-523-2338 or visit www.paulreverehouse.org.
Boston by Little Feet
Boston by Foot will hold special school vacation guided tours for children at 2 p.m. on April 16 through 18. Walkers should meet at Congress Street in front of Faneuil Hall and the Samuel Adams statue.
The one-hour tour presents a child’s eye view of the Freedom Trail architecture and history and is especially designed for young walkers, ages 6-12. They will visit historical sites that played a key role in American independence such as Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, the Old South Meeting House, the site of the first public school in America and the oldest burying ground in Boston. This tour covers 10 sites in downtown Boston but is shorter and faster-paced than the regular tour.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 from the guide. Reservations are not required.
Further information can be found by calling 617-367-2345 or at www.bostonbyfoot.org.
The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, will present “Harriet Revere: A Revolutionary Woman” at 1, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17.
Re-enactor Diane Lent will take on the role of Revere’s daughter and reminisce about her father’s dramatic life, her 15 siblings and nieces and nephews and growing up in the colonial North End.
Admission is free with museum admission.
Further information can be found at www.paulreverehouse.org or by calling 617-523-2338.
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will host Jungle Jim’s Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17.
Kids, ages 6 to 12, will learn how to perform some magic tricks, play Quidditch and learn some Defense Against the Dark Arts in a fun, interactive performance.
Admission is free. Call 617-227-8135 for more details.
Injury prevention workshop
The Vilna Shul and the North End Branch Library will host “Seniors Connect: Injury Prevention Training” from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 18 at the library, 25 Parmenter St.
This interactive discussion and demonstration of simple exercises will help with preventing common injuries as people age. Patrons should be prepared to move, stretch and participate. Light refreshments will be served at this free program.
This program is in partnership with Boston’s Jewish cultural center, the Vilna Shul.
For more information, call 617-227-8135 or visit www.vilnashul.org.
Waterfront egg hunt
Families can enjoy an Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 19 in Christopher Columbus Park.
They should meet in the Tot Lot at 10 a.m. - no early hunters please. This free event sponsored by The Living Room and Boston Community Collaborative is open to all.
Visit www.foccp.org/events/easter-egg-hunt for more information and a weather update.
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, April 22.
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.
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.
Dark side of Boston
Boston by Foot is now presenting guided walking tours of the darker side of Boston from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 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 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.