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

Kites, games and crafts

Pack a picnic and bring the whole family for a fun-filled free day of kite flying, music, games, crafts and outdoor fun on Spectacle Island from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.

Make and learn how to fly a kite. Watch the bright colors of the large kites as local professional kite-flyers show off their tricks. Dance and sing with local favorite Karen K and Jitterbugs.

Let creativity soar with arts and crafts, play on giant-sized toys by Knucklebones, get your face painted. Explore the beautiful and historic Spectacle Island, featuring miles of trails and sandy beaches.

On-island programming takes place between 1 and 5 p.m.

Boats leave promptly at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. from the Boston Harbor Cruises Ferry Center at Long Wharf North. Ferry returns at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

RSVP does not include a ferry ticket. It is highly recommended that people purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. Schedules and online ticketing can be found at

For more information, call the Rangers at 617-223-8666 or visit

‘My Caribbean, One World Expo’

“My Caribbean, One World Expo” will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Rowes Wharf.

This festival will include live Caribbean music, kids’ presentations, local bands, dance and food along with local community organizations including travel and tourism.

This charitable event will support Diaspora kids with learning disabilities and kids for arts programs in New England and West Indies.

For more information, visit or

Hammered dulcimer concert

Award-winning musician Dave Neiman will play jigs and reels, along with Baroque and Renaissance tunes that Paul Revere and his family may have enjoyed from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at the Paul Revere House, 19 North Square.

This Hammered Dulcimer Concert is free with admission.

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

Assertive communication

Kristin Van Busum will present “The Art of Assertive Communication for Women” from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 15 at BostonSpeaks, 50 Milk St.

This training will teach communication styles and struggles, fortifying relationships in and out of the workplace and respected and assertive leadership skills.

To learn more about the presenter and Bostonspeaks, visit

To register, visit

Coolidge at The Greenway

The Coolidge at The Greenway is hosting free outdoor movies from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Wharf District Parks between Milk Street and India Street.

Bring a chairs, blankets and munchies and watch Peter Yates’ “Bulitt” (1968) on July 16 and

Robert Zemeckis’ “Back to the Future II” (1989) on Aug. 13.

Visit or for more details.

Author talk

Author and historian Christian di Spigna will discuss his new book “Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 at Paul Revere House, 19 North Square.

To learn more about the presenter and the book, visit

To learn more about the Paul Revere House, visit or phone 617-523-2338.

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 movie schedule includes:

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

Build a fort

Families are invited to build a fort with giant colorful interlocking blocks near the entrance to the historic Fort Warren on Georges Island from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, July 27 and Aug. 3.

To learn more, visit

Lawn games

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will be hosting lawn games, such as giant Jenga and cornhole, from noon to 4 p.m. from July 20 through Sept. 14 on the West Lawn of the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park at 110 Atlantic Ave.

For more information, visit

A revolution of her own

The captivating story of the first woman to fight in the American Military will be shared at the Paul Revere House, 19 North Square on Saturday, July 20. This 30-minute program will be offered at 1, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m., free with admission.

In 1782, Deborah bound her chest, tied back her hair and enlisted in the Continental Army.

Experience her arduous upbringing, active combat and success as the first female professional soldier (in part, due to the assistance of Paul Revere). Deborah’s passion will takes you back in time.

For more information, visit

1860s dress-up and games

Visitors of all ages are invited to meet at the Parade Ground inside Fort Warren (on Georges Island) and try on uniforms, dresses and other accessories that people would have worn in the 1860s and play games, such as hoop races or game of graces, from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays from July 20 through Aug. 31.

For more information, visit

Calligraphy lessons

Boston calligrapher, Liz Roessle, will be teaching modern calligraphy at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 and Aug. 18 on Spectacle Island.

Learn how to hold the pen, proper ergonomics and how to practice cool lettering styles with this interactive demo / beginners’ lesson. Art supplies, postcards and stamps will be provided. Supplies are limited and pre-registration is recommended.

Unplug, unwind and discover the joys of this meditative art form while enjoying the views of the Boston Harbor and live jazz music provided by Berklee College of Music.

The 12:30 or 2:30 p.m. ferries from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island in time for class and island exploration.

Schedules and online ticketing for the ferry can be found at

For registration and information about the event, visit

Harbor cruise to Boston Light

Save the Harbor will be hosting a free cruise to Boston Light on the evening of Monday, July 22. Aug. 5 and Sept. 16. The Provincetown II will board at 5:15 p.m. for a prompt departure at 5:30 p.m. from the World Trade Center dock at 200 Seaport Blvd. and will return at 7:30 p.m.

Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase on this Inner Harbor cruise while listening to the wheelhouse narration about the history of lighthouses.

The cruise ship will not be docking and disembarking onto Boston Light.

For directions on how to find the Provincetown II, visit

Chin Park

The Berklee Greenway Concert Series takes place at Chin Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway (Surface Road and Beach Street) at 5:15 p.m. on July 25 and Aug. 29.

For a full schedule of performers, 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 Boston residents.

Each month will focus on a different country of origin: 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

Tango in the park

Revel in the romance of Argentine tango music and dancing in open air from 6:30 to 9:30 on Saturday evenings through Aug. 31.

Boston Tango in the Park takes place at High Street/Rowes Wharf Plaza (except on July 13 where it will be held at Dewey Square), rain or shine (bring umbrellas just in case).

There will be a short performance at 7 p.m.

All onlookers and newbies are welcome to take a free lesson from 7:30 to 8:30 with accomplished tango dancers and studios.

For more information about the evening line up of teachers, musicians and performers, visit

For more information, visit

SNAP-Ed nutrition workshop

The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market (100 Hanover St.) is hosting a free nutrition education workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 6 to teach SNAP participants and their families how to eat healthy.

Sample workshop topics include: learning how to be a smart shopper, understanding MyPlate, reading nutrition food labels and learning portion sizes.

Participants will also observe a demo and taste healthy recipes. Examples of recipes include: Red pepper hummus; glazed carrot coins, pumpkin soup, Mediterranean couscous salad.

This free program is presented by the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program. For more information, visit

For additional nutrition related information, visit

To learn more about the KITCHEN and Boston Public Market, visit

To register for this event, go to

ArtCart at Pavilion

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has partnered with Boston Harbor Now and Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion to host the ArtCart from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 30.

Visitors of all ages are invited to drop in and enjoy pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, coloring books and more at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center, 191 W. Atlantic Ave.

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

Artisans market

The Greenway Open Market takes place in the Wharf District Parks (between Atlantic Avenue and High Street) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 26 and the second and fourth Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 20.

Explore the parks, stroll tree-lined promenades, take in the city sights, soak up the sunshine, play in the Rings Fountain, grab a bite to eat at a food truck and shop local in the open-air artisan market featuring area artists, crafters and independent designers.

For more information, visit

Play croquet

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park are hosting free croquet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 28 at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, 110 Atlantic Ave.

For more information, visit

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.

Farmers Market

Stop by the Dewey Square Plaza for produce and products from local farmers, fishers and food entrepreneurs from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 19. The Boston Public Market on The Greenway is organized and run by the Boston Public Market Association.

For more information, visit

Concerts on Atlantic Wharf

Berklee bands will perform Latin music and/or jazz at noon every Thursday through October on Atlantic Wharf, situated on the Boston Harborwalk.

For a full schedule of performers, visit

Fundraiser for FOCCP

Join friends and neighbors on Tuesday, Aug. 20, for a fun summer evening sailing on the gorgeous ship, Rendezvous. This annual event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park to support their annual fall festival.

Tickets for this FOCCP sunset harbor cruise are $40, which includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres. A DJ will be spinning tunes so guests can dance as they cruise around the harbor. There will be a cash bar. Boarding at Long Wharf begins at 6:30 p.m. Set sail at 7 p.m. Return to port at 10 p.m.

Thanks Boston Harbor Cruises for donating the use of the ship for the evening.

For more information, visit

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.

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