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

Free movies

The Boston Harbor Hotel’s annual “Summer in The City” entertainment series is back for its 21st anniversary. Each night sports a different theme from “Soul Tuesdays” and “Rat Pack Wednesdays” to “Blues Thursdays” and “Movie Fridays.”

Free movies on Fridays begin at dusk at 70 Rowes Wharf.

The schedule includes:

6/14 – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

6/21 – “City Slickers”

6/28 – “Casablanca”

7/05 – “The Parent Trap”

7/12 – “Moana”

7/19 – “Jurassic Park”

7/26 – “Sleepless in Seattle”

8/02 – “Raiders of The Lost Ark”

8/09 – “Aquaman”

8/16 – “Ghost”

8/23 – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

8/30 – “Captain America: The First Avenger”

For more information, visit

Fun on Rowes Wharf

Enjoy all the pleasures of a New England summer – sun-splashed days, breezy nights and most notably, the water.

Listen to music, dance and sing-along as musicians perform on the floating barge stage from 6 to 10 p.m. through Aug. 30 with "Summer in the City" at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Rowes Wharf. Themed nights include Pop Soul Tuesdays, Rat Pack Wednesdays, and Blues Barge Thursdays.

On Fridays, music starts at 4:30 and Movies by Moonlight, where favorite classics will be projected on a large screen over the Boston Harbor, starting at dusk.

For more information, visit

‘Colonial Basket Weaving’

Rather than in plastic bags or cardboard boxes, colonists stored cheese, chickens and candles in specially designed baskets.

Fred Lawson and Karen Ziino will weave and sell reproductions copied from period originals at The Paul Revere House at 19 North Square hosting “Colonial Basket Weaving” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.

This event is free with admission. For more information, visit or call 617-523-2338.

Events are funded in part through grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati and the Boston Cultural Council.

Watercolor Painting

The ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshop for children, ages nine and up, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon (weather permitting) on Saturday, June 15 at Christopher Columbus Park Rose Garden, 110 Atlantic Ave. in the North End.

The workshops welcome artists of all skill levels to create their own greenspace-inspired masterpieces, with instruction and materials provided.

For more information on this workshop and other programs ParkARTS, visit, call 617-635-4505 or email

Opera returns to Waterfront

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) announces that Opera in the Park: “A Celebration of Eight Years of NEMPAC Opera Project” will return to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in Boston from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. This free family-friendly event is sponsored by Friends of Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park.

Entering its eighth performance season with Rachel Portman’s lush setting of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince,” Artistic Director Alexandra Dietrich will honor the successful trajectory of NEMPAC Opera Project throughout the years.

This special "al fresco" performance will also showcase sneak peek excerpts of this year’s mainstage opera, “The Little Prince,” featuring conductor Dr. Tiffany Chang, the cast of “The Little Prince” and Assistant Conductor Steve Bergman on piano.

For more information, visit

‘Boys can’t be princesses’

In honor of Pride Month, The Pineapple Project will present “Boys can’t be princesses!” at the North End Branch Library at 25 Parmenter St. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18.

Mal and colleagues Becca A. Lewis and Renee Farster-Degenhardt created this play for children to broaden the gender conversation and validate each child’s identity. This event is recommended for children, ages 1 through 12.

For more information, stop by or call the library at 617-227-8135 or visit

‘What Unites Us!’

“What Unites Us!” is a collaborative program to celebrate the immigrant experience, build community and cross-cultural understanding and promote healthy living for aging residents of Boston.

Each month will focus on a different country of origin: Wednesday, June 19 - Jamaica, Thursday, July 25 - Ireland and Thursday, Aug. 22 - Somalia.

Participants (ages 50 and older) will meet at the Armenian Heritage Park at 10:30 a.m. on the Rose Kennedy Greenway (between the Carousel and the North End parks) for a speaking program and meditative labyrinth walk. At 11:15 a.m., walk to the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St. at for a seasonal cooking demo and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants are welcome to visit the Boston Public Market after lunch.

For reservations call 617-635-4877 or email or visit

‘Sweethearts at Sea’

The next Old North Speakers Series – “Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the New England Whaling Industry” – will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at the Old North Church at 193 Salem St.

Amanda Goodheart Parks will focus on a remarkable couple – Captain John and Elizabeth Marble of Fall River – using the letters and journals they left behind to tell a story of love, life and loss at sea.

For more information about the event or the speaker, visit

Spectacle fundraiser

Boston Harbor Now’s annual fundraising event, Spectacle on Spectacle, will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.

Spectacle on Spectacle will feature a cocktail cruise to Spectacle Island, a scenic sunset over the Boston skyline, New England clambake-inspired plates and a private fireworks display.

The evening will celebrate Boston Harbor Now’s ongoing efforts to: expand public access throughout Boston Harbor; promote climate resilience through well-designed parks, infrastructure and mixed-use development; grow Boston’s maritime industry; and activate the Harbor through exciting programming and educational opportunities.

This year’s event will honor Mayor Martin J. Walsh for his commitment to climate resilience and will be hosted by CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

‘The Little Prince’

North End Music and Performing Arts Center Opera Project will present “The Little Prince” at 7:30 p.m. on June 20 and 22 at Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall.

"The Little Prince" opera, composed by Rachel Portman, is based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved French children’s novel of the same name.

Directed by Alexandra Dietrich and conducted by Dr. Tiffany Chang, an all-age cast will perform this timeless story of the meaning of life, death and love. The story reminds audiences of all ages that what matters most in life can only be seen with our hearts and not with our eyes.

“The Little Prince” will be a fully staged opera sung in English, and will continue the NEMPAC Opera Project’s initiative to stage a diverse group of young singers between the ages of 8 and 14 to perform with professionals.

Tickets range in price from $15 to $75 and can be purchased at

To learn more about NEMPAC, the opera and the cast, visit

‘A Loyalist Perspective’

Hear first-hand account of the abuses loyalists suffered at the hands of emboldened “partriots.” Michael Lepage takes on the role of Chief Justice Peter Oliver, brother of Andrew Oliver, a stamp collector.

The Paul Revere House at 19 North Square will host “A Loyalist Perspective on the Revolution” at 1, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. on June 22.

This event is free with admission. For more information, visit or call 617-523-2338.

Events are funded in part through generous grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, and the Boston Cultural Council.

Colonial dance tunes

In the guise of itinerant musicians, Al Petty and Deirdre Sweeney will perform popular 18th-century tunes such as “Mr. Isaac’s Maggot” and “Jack’s Health” on the penny whistle, flute, fife and other instruments.

The Paul Revere House at 19 North Square will host “Colonial Dance Tunes and Love Songs” from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 29.

This event is free with admission. For more information, visit or call 617-523-2338.

Events are funded in part through generous grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, and the Boston Cultural Council.

Celebration of crafts

The North Bennet Street School, 150 North St., is hosting the annual Celebration of Craft, an exhibition of works by students and alumni, now through June 29.

The exhibit will feature hand-carved chairs and cabinetry, jewelry in silver and gold, ornate leather-bound books, violin making and more by alumni and students.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Exhibit hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information, visit or call 617-227-0155.

Photography exhibition

The Old North Church is hosting a photography exhibition “Rally Point: Bravery and Action” now through June 30 in the Clough House, Unity Street.

The famous signal lanterns of April 18, 1775 displayed in the Old North steeple activated a network of riders who rallied their fellow patriots to action and ignited the American Revolution. This exhibit seeks to investigate what this caliber of teamwork and courage looks like in the 21st century. Blending the historic with the contemporary, it explores how teamwork, collective action and fellowship can promote active citizenship through poignant and powerful imagery.

Call 617-858-8231 or visit for further information.

Fife and Drum Concert

Enjoy a lively concert of music that accompanied colonists as they marched, danced, wooed their beloveds and waged war. David Vose and Sue Walko provide fascinating insight into each selection they perform.

The Paul Revere House at 19 North Square will host a fife and drum concert from 1 to 3 p.m. on July 1.

This event is free with admission. For more information, visit or call 617-523-2338.

Events are funded in part through generous grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, and the Boston Cultural Council.

Dark side of Boston

Boston by Foot is currently 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 or call 617-367-2345.

Visit the Old North Church

The historic Old North Church is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 1 through Oct. 31 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 1 through March 31.

The church is located at 193 Salem Street in Boston’s North End. The main entrance is located at the intersection of Salem and Hull streets.

Founded in 1723, the Old North Church is the oldest standing church in Boston, made famous by Paul Revere’s midnight ride and, “One if by land, two if by sea.” Step into Boston’s history and explore the historic site.

For more information, check online at

Fur seals

Discover the life of fur seals at a new exhibit at the New England Aquarium on Central Wharf. This is just one of three aquariums in the United States that is home to super furry, long-flippered, happy-splashing northern fur seals.

Watch these seals fly through the water and interact with their trainers on the deck of the mammal center. Shows start at 9 a.m.

“Life according to Fur Seals,” will splash through the end of the year.

For more information, visit

Cooking school tours

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Cooking School. They offer free noontime visits to the kitchen, including a small cooking lesson and sample of a favorite Milk Street recipe.

These 30-minute tours are limited to 30 people and must be reserved in advance. It is located at 177 Milk St.

Next tour will be held on Monday, July 15 at noon.

For further information, contact FMI

Model room tours

The BPDA’s model room houses a 1:40 inch scale, physical, basswood model of Boston’s downtown and portions of Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, Back Bay and the South Boston Waterfront.

Free tours are conducted in the BPDA Model Room at Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square, on the 9th Floor every Wednesday at 10 and 11 a.m. in two 30-minute sessions.

For more information, visit

For individuals or groups of up to 15 people, register at

For groups larger than 15 people email to arrange a tour.

Walk to the Sea

The Walk to the Sea encompasses four centuries of Boston history.

Beginning at the State House on Beacon Hill, overlooking Boston Common, the Walk passes among historic landmarks and skyscrapers. The Walk crosses ground that, centuries earlier, was not ground at all, but an active harbor.

Boston's history is tied to the sea, whose smells and sounds once pervaded the town. The Walk from summit to sea, spanning one mile and descending 100 feet, brings that history to life.

Mayor Thomas Menino dedicated the Norman B. Leventhal Walk to the Sea in 2008.

For more information, visit