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

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, contact organizers (phone, web or social media) to check the status of events you are interested in attending and as always, keep yourself and your family safe.

Greenway Conservancy update

Here is an update from the Greenway Conservancy. They take care of the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

“Maintaining a healthy Greenway is a central part of the Greenway Conservancy’s mission. As we all practice social distancing during this challenging time, we hope access to the outdoors can be a comfort.

“The Conservancy is closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and has made changes to our day-to-day operations and care of the park, including:

• Increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of high-use surfaces in the park.

• Required staff to work remotely when possible.

• Canceled all volunteer events in the park for the remainder of March.

• The latest changes to our programming can be found below. Please be sure to check our online calendar for the latest details, and reach out to info@rosekennedygreenway.org with any questions or concerns.

• The Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove will be delaying its opening until further notice. Bring your favorite Greenway Carousel creatures home by downloading a free sample of our Greenway Carousel Coloring Book! Explore native New England creatures of land, air, and sea with our downloadable PDF.

• The Greenway PlayCubes in Chin Park have been closed until further notice.

• Truck schedules for the Greenway Food Truck Program may vary due to the coronavirus (COVID-19); for specific updates please follow us on Twitter.

• All Greenway Conservancy programming scheduled to the end of April has been canceled; we look forward to working with our partners on next steps.”

For more information and updates, visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org.

Take a walk

Spring is here and although most events in the city are canceled or postponed, you can still take a walk and enjoy the beauty of nature.

There are many places in the area to walk and enjoy the outdoors. The Harborwalk is a 43-mile linear park along Boston’s shoreline. It connects Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods to Boston Harbor and each other, stretching from the Neponset River in lower Dorchester to Constitution Beach in East Boston via Charlestown, the North End, Downtown, Seaport, South Boston and Dorchester. Get more information at www.bostonharbornow.org/what-we-do/explore/harborwalk.

Another wonderful place to walk is the Rose Kennedy Greenway. This 17-acre park runs through several neighborhoods. It offers landscaped gardens, promenades, plazas, fountains, art and specialty lighting systems that stretch over one mile through Chinatown, the Financial District, the Waterfront and North End. The 17-acre Greenway sits on land created from demolition of the John f. Fitzgerald Expressway during the Big Dig.

No matter where you decide to walk, please remember social distancing – stay six feet away from others and no handshaking or hugging. Fist bumping and elbow rubbing aren’t great ideas either since the back of your hands and your elbows (stores sneezes) collect germs as well.

This is a great time to take a walk by yourself or with your family – it is not an opportunity to gather together with a large group of friends.

And, if you are not feeling well – please stay home and give yourself a chance to heal!

Greenway Conservancy update

Here is an update from the Greenway Conservancy. They take care of the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

“Maintaining a healthy Greenway is a central part of the Greenway Conservancy’s mission. As we all practice social distancing during this challenging time, we hope access to the outdoors can be a comfort.

“The Conservancy is closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and has made changes to our day-to-day operations and care of the park, including:

• Increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of high-use surfaces in the park.

• Required staff to work remotely when possible.

• Canceled all volunteer events in the park for the remainder of March.

• The latest changes to our programming can be found below. Please be sure to check our online calendar for the latest details, and reach out to info@rosekennedygreenway.org with any questions or concerns.

• The Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove will be delaying its opening until further notice. Bring your favorite Greenway Carousel creatures home by downloading a free sample of our Greenway Carousel Coloring Book! Explore native New England creatures of land, air, and sea with our downloadable PDF.

• The Greenway PlayCubes in Chin Park have been closed until further notice.

• Truck schedules for the Greenway Food Truck Program may vary due to the coronavirus (COVID-19); for specific updates please follow us on Twitter.

• All Greenway Conservancy programming scheduled to the end of April has been canceled; we look forward to working with our partners on next steps.”

For more information and updates, visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org.

NEMPAC Perform-A-Thon 2020 – Postponed

The 6th annual NEMPAC Perform-A-Thon 2020 was scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at City Winery Haymarket Lounge, 80 Beverly St. to benefit Music Scholarships & Educational Programs. The performance has postponed, waiting to be rescheduled.

The event will consist of a four-hour show of back-to-back performances by NEMPAC students, faculty, and classes. This event is open to the public and will include a festive kids’ activity table, raffles, and goody bags for all participating students.

For more information, contact Allie Meek-Carufel, Educational Programs Director, at ameek@nempacboston.org or call 617-227-2270.

Tickets ($10) to attend can be purchased at citywinery.com.

Fisherman’s Club Easter Celebration – Canceled

The Madonna Del Soccorso Society will host their Easter Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at the Fisherman’s Club, 11 Lewis St. in the North End.

Enjoy a time with the whole family, get your picture with the Easter Bunny, and make Easter arts and crafts.

Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

Contact Justin Amoroso (justinamoroso@gmail.com or Julia Maggiacomo maggiacomojulia@gmail.com) to register.

10 on 10: Women in the Workforce – Webinar/Conversation format

Join the Old North Church and Historic Site, 193 Salem St. for a celebration of influential women past and present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. This is an online webinar and conversation format.

Hear from 10 powerhouse women working in Boston today as they each offer a 5-minute spotlight presentation of a visionary woman from Massachusetts history. Afterward, stay for a community conversation about intersectional feminism, pay equity, and what we can each do today to advocate for equal rights for all in the workplace.

This event has been concerted to an online webinar and conversation format.

Visit oldnorth.com for more information about this Old North Speakers Series.

Paul Revere House – Update

Paul Revere House will be closed through March 31 at which time the situation will be re-evaluated.

Visit paulreverehouse.org to listen to a new episode of Revere House Radio and enjoy a preview of living history presentations, music, and demonstrations of traditional crafts that are coming soon.

New England Aquarium – Update and Virtual Tours

The New England Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public through April 3. The institution wants to assure everyone that its animals are healthy and that staff continues to provide them with dedicated care daily.

Although the doors are temporarily closed, the staff is still there and invites you to join them for live presentations, new videos, and activities to try from home.

Visit neaq.org for more details.

Free breakfast & lunch for all Boston students

BPS will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students until further notice. A variety of packaged meal options will be available for pick up. Locations will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to11:30 a.m. at the schools. View all locations here.

Free meals for all students

The City of Boston, in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, and other community organizations, will provide free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students.

Visit boston.gov for a list of meal sites or phone 617-635-3717 or email food@boston.gov for other information. See all locations here.

If you need additional food resources, you can contact Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at 800-645-8333.

NEMPAC – Other Updates

The center will be closed through April 27. The center is moving the remaining winter classes and the start of the spring classes online. All private and semi-private lessons have already been moved to online.

The Music Theatre Troupe’s performance of “Frozen” scheduled for May 15 and May 16 will be rescheduled.

For more information, contact Allie Meek-Carufel, Educational Programs Director, at ameek@nempacboston.org or call 617-227-2270.

Race to the Finish Line – Postponed

The annual Race to the Finish Line Party, slated for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at Joe’s American Bar and Grill on the Waterfront at 100 Atlantic Ave., has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a time in the future.

This marathon themed cocktail party will benefit Team St. Francis House.

For information, contact Carrie – cneff@stfrancishouse.org or phone 617-457-1009.

‘Sing a Song – Send a Song’

ZUMIX may not be able to entertain you at one of their events right now, but they are still committed to bringing joy to everyone, especially in this time of need. That is why ZUMIX has started a new at-home campaign called “Sing a Song/ Send a Song!”

Participants are asked to sing a song dedicated to someone they're not able to see right now and nominate three friends to do the same.

They are hoping people will consider donating $10 to ZUMIX through their First Giving page with the post and asking your nominees to do the same.

To take part, visit www.firstgiving.com/event/zumix/SAS4ZUMIX.

BPL is closed; online services continue to grow

All locations of the Boston Public Library are closed until further notice.

Please note the following:

• All events, classes, concerts and talks taking place at all locations of the Boston Public Library are at this time either cancelled or postponed.

• The BPL will waive overdue fines for our library patrons through May 1st..

• During this time, the library is expanding automatic renewals and allowing people to keep their books and other materials for 15 weeks, instead of the usual three weeks.

• The BPL has pushed back library card expiration dates - if your card is due for renewal, you will have until October to renew it.

• The library is increasing the limits on accrued fines before an account is blocked. Use of online library services will not be suspended for patrons during this period.

• The library foresees no interruption in its digital services, which will remain on line for cardholders to enjoy remotely. In the coming days and weeks, the library will increase its online services, including e-books, downloadable movies, audiobooks and other information resources. Details about and links to remote library services can be found at www.bpl.org/news/remote-library-services.

• The library is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of the visitors and staff. Further updates to our operating hours will be announced on our website, on our social media platforms, and through email.

• For more information on the library closure, visit www.bpl.org/news/covid-19-update-march-16th.

• If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email ask@BPL.org

BCYF activities canceled

The Boston Center for Youth and Families offers many programs for people of all ages throughout the city.

BCYF’s network of community centers offer a wide range of diverse features and programs that are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, all BCYF pools, gyms and fitness centers are closed and all programming is suspended.

Select BCYF locations are meal pick-up sites only for students who rely on daily free breakfast and lunch provided by schools. Find sites and their hours of operation at www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/map-meal-sites-boston

To learn more about the centers, visit www.boston.gov/departments/boston-centers-youth-families.

Winter Fitness Series – Canceled

The Boston Parks and Recreation Winter Fitness Series and Pop-Up Parties all Boston Neighborhoods scheduled through April have been canceled.

New Moms Group

A New Moms Group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on (most) Thursdays at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet St. in the North End and at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St. during the summer.

This is a safe, supportive and welcoming place to come and meet other new mothers in the neighborhood. They talk about everything from diapers, to nursing, to sleep deprivation and all the other exciting and challenging happenings – and sometimes overwhelming transitions – in their new chapter of life.

This is a drop-in group – with no late comers – so arrive anytime that works for you. The group includes mothers from the North End, Waterfront, West End, Beacon Hill, Seaport, Charlestown neighborhoods and beyond. Babies (infants to 12 months) are welcome, also.

Visit NewMomsGroupNorthEnd.com, email NewMomsGroupNorthEnd@gmail.com, or phone 781-639-6002 for other information.