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

Architectural walking tour

The House Museum Alliance of Downtown Boston will present the 5-4-3-2-1 Architectural Walking Tour - 5 Houses, 4 Centuries, 3 Neighborhoods, 2 Hours, 1 Amazing Walking Tour – from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 19, starting at The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square.

Admire the exteriors of five landmark historic houses, experience four centuries of architecture, and explore three of the city’s iconic neighborhoods on this two-hour walking tour that winds its way across picturesque downtown Boston, making for one special experience.

From Colonial to Federal to Victorian, the stylistic intricacies of the Paul Revere House, Otis House, Nichols House, Prescott House, and Gibson House will be highlighted.

Additionally, show your ticket to receive free admission at all five houses during the month of October.

Visit for more information and the required advance ticket purchase ($12-$25).

New England traditions

Dave Neiman and Alan Kaufman will play jigs, reels and waltzes on the hammered dulcimer, fiddle and mandolin from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at The Paul Revere House at 19 North Square.

For more information, visit

Dyslexia awareness

The Dyslexia Awareness Light it Red Family Fest will be held from 4 to 6:40 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the Paul Revere Park, Constitution Rd.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Individuals and families are invited to join Decoding Dyslexia Massachusetts families for family activities while they wait for the Zakim Bridge to light Red in honor of people who experience dyslexia.

To register visit or phone 978-266-0145 or email

Faroles Workshop with La Piñata

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join La Piñata in a faroles-making workshop from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.

Children (ages 6 through 12) will learn the history behind the lanterns that are often used during Día de los Muertos. Participants will create their own lantern out of recycled materials and will learn about Latin American history through storytelling and folk music.

For other information, visit

Milk Street tours

Milk Street Cooking School at 177 Milk St. will be offering a behind-the-scenes look at Christopher Kimball's Milk Street from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 and Nov. 11.

The tour will include a visit to the kitchen, 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.

For further information, visit or register at

‘Celebrating What Unites Us!’

“Celebrating 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. On Oct. 23, the focus will be on Latin American Cuisine.

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., the group will walk to the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St. for a seasonal cooking demo and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Participants are welcome to visit the Boston Public Market after lunch.

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

Harvest Party

The Boston Public Market’s Annual Harvest Party will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24.

The Chef’s Table will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a buffet dinner in their Hub showcasing innovative food from BPM vendors along with cocktails, local wines, and craft beer. Enjoy a private, behind-closed-doors experience to the Market and includes entrance to the Market Party.

The evening will continue at the Market Party from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring live music and dancing, open bar for the first hour, BPM vendor demos and menu bites, samplings from local craft breweries, a shopping spree contest and other festivities.

The proceeds will support the Community Engagement Fund, which helps to fulfill their mission and offer free, public educational experiences for the local community including Summer Field Trip Programs, Agricultural Festival, Demonstration Stations, and Kids’ Nook, for example.

Ticket options include: Chef’s Table ($500) and Market Party ($50/$150). For more information and tickets, visit

Hollywood U.K movies

The North End Branch Library (25 Parmenter St.) will feature the Hollywood U.K.: American Studios and Directors, British Actors and Crews series from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays through Nov. 22.

Oct. 25 - “Lolita” (1962); Nov. 1 - “Arabesque” (1966); Nov. 8 - “To Sir, with Love (1967); Nov. 15 - “2001: a Space Odyssey” (1968); and Nov. 22 - “Performance” (1970).

To learn more, visit

Weeknight Meals

Market Test KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., will hold a demo and tasting event from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 presented by the Trustees.

Gail O’Brien will demonstrate how to make an easy, healthy weeknight meal with seafood and veggies sourced locally from the BPM vendors.

To ensure a seat and enough samples for everyone, RSVP at

Halloween Party Funraiser

Join Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) the weekend before Halloween for their 7th annual Halloween FUNraiser. The fun begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 at Filippo’s Restaurant, 283 Causeway St. featuring a costume contest, live music, great food and company.

For reservations, email or phone 617-742-4142.


Teenagers will be hosting games, crafts, and other activities at SaturPLAY from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Mary Soo Hoo Park in Chinatown.

This program is sponsored by Asian Voice of Organized Youth for Community Empowerment (A_VOYCE).

IAWA reading/open mic

The Italian American Writers Association will hold its monthly literary reading and open mic from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at I AM Books at 189 North St. in the North End.

This month will feature author Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Maria Lisella.

For more information, phone 857-263-7665 or 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

After-School Adventures

After-School Adventures will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Oct. 29 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.

Kids, ages 6 through 12, can drop-in after school to explore art, science or engineering through hands-on-activities.

For more information, visit or phone 617-227-8135.

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg is played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday (except holidays) throughout the year at the North End Branch Library, 27 Parmenter St.

All adults of all ages are welcome to join the American-style variant of this tile-based game that originated in China and requires skill, strategy and calculation. Beginners are welcome. No sign up is required.

For more information, visit or phone 617-227-8135.


Build whatever you can imagine with LEGOs and DUPLOs at the LEGO Club from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.

For more information, email or phone 617-227-8135.

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.

BTU Homework Help

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays through May 28 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.

There will be no assistance when Boston Public Schools are not in session (vacation week or snow days).

For more information, visit

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

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

Sensory-Inclusivity at the Aquarium

On Dec.8, the New England Aquarium will open at 8 a.m. exclusively for people with special sensory processing needs and their families. Although the building will open to the public at 9 a.m., building modifications will remain in place until 10 a.m.

Designed specifically for those with special sensory processing needs, these events allow for early access to the Aquarium and a quieter experience with all your favorite marine animals.

There will be soft lighting, limited use of microphones, and other modifications to ensure a comfortable environment for all participants.

Sensory bags, which include fidget items, noise-canceling headphones and other resources, will be available to borrow at the Information Desk.

Aquarium admission tickets will be available to purchase online in advance.

For more information visit or contact the New England Aquarium at 617-973-5200.

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

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

Free Reiki

A free Reiki Clinic hosted by Reiki Master, Maxine Bornstein is held from 6 and 8 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month in the second floor Chapel of the Mariners House at 11 North Square in the North End.

Call 617-227-3979 for details or visit