Here are the latest Downtown - Fort Point - Leather District - Seaport 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.

‘Dawnland’ & ‘Dear Georgina’ Live Online Screening

Join the filmmakers for a special digital documentary screening of the Emmy Award winning film “Dawnland” and the online world premiere of “Dear Georgina,” followed by Q&A from 8 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21. All you need is a device and good internet.

For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. “Dawnland” goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.

In “Dear Georgina,” a Passamaquoddy elder journeys into an unclear past to better understand herself and her cultural heritage.

Learn more about the films and watch the trailer at upstanderproject.org

Go to www.eventbrite.com/e/dawnland-dear-georgina-live-online-screening-tickets-99717433528 for registration and other relevant information.

April ‘Make-A-Thon!’ with Boston Children's Museum

During the month of April, Boston Children’s Museum is hosting its first-ever “Make-A-Thon!” The challenge: Create something at home following the prompt - “Build an invention that helps someone.” Bonus points for using recycled materials you find around the house!

Submit your creation by posting a photo or video on Instagram tagged #MuseumMakeAThon, and use the caption to explain what your invention does and how you made it. At the end of the month, BCM will do a random drawing of entries. The maker they select will receive a FREE year-long Museum membership for their family!

Selected entries will also be featured at a Make-A-Thon booth at BMC’s CreatedBy Festival this fall. ALL entries will be featured on their website! Get creative, have fun, and show them what you can do!

Click here to check out the amazing inventions that were submitted to us in our first ever CreatedBy Make-A-Thon! Check back as we update the page.

If you have any questions, email info@BostonChildrensMuseum.org

Visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/learning-resources/createdby-make-a-thon for other information.

Two FPAC exhibitions online

The Fort Point Arts Community on line exhibitions include:

The Wondertwins Present: Bobstract is on view through April 23 at #FPACAssemblage

Messaging Nature will be on view through May 28 #FPACGallery

Visit fortpointarts.org for other information.

2020 Virtual Breakfast of Hope

The 2020 Breakfast of Hope will be held on Thursday, April 30 - online.

The virtual program will begin at 8 a.m.

The program will feature Samaritans’ suicide prevention work and the difference it makes in your community. You’ll hear from community leaders and people who have benefited from their services about the importance of suicide prevention and how you can help save lives.

Governor Charlie Baker will give the welcoming remarks

There will also be a video featuring Mix 104.1 radio host Kennedy Elsey.

Visit support.samaritanshope.org for tickets, donations and other information.

Lunch Break Yoga

Lunch Break Yoga – brought to you by Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library – will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 28.

The yoga classes are geared for beginners with plenty of options and modifications for all bodies and ability levels.

The class will be live-streamed on YouTube/Hand To Heart Center – Yoga for the People or get the link at bpl.org/online events. The recorded session will remain online.

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga is brought to you by Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library from 4 to 5 p.m. on Fridays through May 1.

The yoga classes are geared for beginners with plenty of options and modifications for all bodies and ability levels.

The class will be live-streamed on YouTube/Hand To Heart Center – Yoga for the People or get the link at bpl.org/online events. The recorded session will remain online.

ArtsEmerson – Together Apart: Explore New Worlds

ArtsEmerson has launched its newest digital initiative, “Together Apart: Explore New Worlds from Your Home, a curated series of previously presented performances as well as new video conversations with” bold and imaginative artists associated with those creations.

The digital series will offer regularly posted content via TogetherApartAE.com,

Visit https://artsemerson.org for more information.

Theaters of Emerson College – ‘The Cherry Orchard Performance’

The Theaters of Emerson College is preparing for their next scheduled performance “The Cherry Orchard,” slated for June 16 and June 17.

Visit emersontheatres.org for a preview and tickets, which are on sale now.

Boston Children’s Museum offers free resources

The Boston Children’s Museum’s has free resources that inspire creativity and fun at home.

Among the resources is 100 Ways to Play – from cooking and crafting (such as origami, beading, paper dolls and accessories), to imagination and observation games, to exploring and movement activities.

Follow them on Instagram @BostonChildrensMuseum and submit a photo of your own creation as part of their first ever CreatedBy Make-A-Thon.

Visit bostonchildrensmuseum.org/learning-resources for other details.

FPAC Themed Art Challenge

The Fort Point Arts Community has a weekly themed art challenge.

Post your piece on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #FPACFriday each week with your name, medium and website.

Visit fortpointarts.org for other information.

Institute of Contemporary Art has DIY project

Visit Institute of Contemporary Art (100 Northern Ave.) for a DIY Yayoi Kusama Tentacles craft project for kids and adults to make together; enjoy Video + Audio recordings including artist interviews, studio visits, and talks between artists and curators; find in-depth information about individual artworks in the ICA’s permanent collection; learn about and view the Sterling Ruby exhibition.

Visit icaboston.org for details.

CraftBoston Spring 2020 – Update

CraftBoston Spring 2020, produced by Society of Arts and Crafts, has been canceled.

The Society of Arts + Crafts plans to post on its website the names and websites of artists accepted into the Craft Boston Spring 2020 show. Although it is not the same as being able to visit with the artists and makers in person, the Society of Arts + Crafts hopes it encourages you to look to at, support and purchase some of the fine work being done across the country.

The Society of Arts + Crafts is also asking that you consider making a donation to support their mission to directly support and celebrate craft makers and their creativity.

Whether it is the cost of two CraftBoston Spring tickets ($30) or any other amount (more or less), they and the craft makers appreciate your support.

Visit www.societyofcrafts.org for other information, including the link to donate.

FPAC needs your help

Just $5 will keep FPAC healthy this year. Donations will allow staff to create programs that support artists, artisans, performers, and musicians through project stipends during this difficult.

Visit fortpointarts.org for other information, including the link to donate.

Greatest Party on Earth – New date

The 15th annual Greatest Party on Earth has been rescheduled for Friday, June 19.

This year’s party is a celebration of the vision, virtuosity and creativity of the teen artists in Artists for Humanity’s expanded EpiCenter.

The enhanced studios, event space and gallery are the backdrop to an unforgettable evening of great art, extraordinary entertainment, delicious cuisine, signature cocktails and non-stop dancing.

Visit greatestpartyonearth.com for more information.

Old State House and Old South Meeting update

The Old State House and Old South Meeting House (temporarily closed) have a new website.

Visit RevolutionarySpaces.org for information, including new exhibits and programs that will be waiting for you (hopefully) soon.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace – Update

Faneuil Hall Marketplace retail stores, pushcarts and food vendors including restaurants are closed until further notice.

St. Francis House – Update

St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St. continues to welcome 400 guests a day for emergency refuge services.

Since they cannot utilize volunteers at this time, and are relying on extra outside paid services, they are spending an extra $10,000 a day to keep the place up and running.

At this time they are providing disposable box breakfast and lunches along with purchasing items to create emergency clothing kits, since they currently cannot accept clothing donations.

Visit stfrancishouse.org to learn more, including ways you can make a financial donation.

Support St. Monica’s Good Samaritan Ministry

The Good Samaritan Ministry at St. Monica-St. Augustine Church, 331 Old Colony Ave. in South Boston supports individuals and families who are often overlooked by others. Violence, addiction, poverty, oppression, chronic mental illness, and other injustices often isolate victims and survivors from the blessings of a safe and welcoming community.

Their Peace Ministry offers monthly Peace Breakfasts, winter Pasta and Peace dinners, summer Peace Picnics and other gatherings where compassion and kindness heal hearts and spirits wounded by violence, and healthy food nourishes the body.

Their Recovery Ministry offers a sanctuary of support and spiritual nourishment for those seeking recovery from addiction and for their families and friends.

Their Food Security Ministry provides monthly groceries and emergency food for nearly 300 individuals and families living with hunger a month.

For more information, to volunteer and/or to make a financial/food/supplies donation to support these ministries, contact Deacon Paul at 617-268-8100 or visit “St. Monica’s Kitchen” at sbscatholic.org.

Boston Design Week – Latest update

All the events slated for Boston Design Week were canceled or postponed with the hope that some can be reschedule or be included in the Annual Boston Design Week slated for April 7-April 21, 2021.

The official BDW 2020 Guidebook and the event listings are being kept online so that you can see the amazing Design Week that was planned for you. A festival such as this requires the work of hundreds of individuals, participating organizations, Sponsors and others, and they hope that you will thank them and continue to support them once this crisis has passed.

Nominations for the BDW 2020 Design Awards will remain open indefinitely for three awards: Mentor of the Year (co-sponsored by the Over My Shoulder Foundation), Innovator of the Year and the Social Impact Award.

Two other awards have already been decided. The 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez: a master furniture maker and President Emeritus of the North Bennet Street School. The Producers Choice Award will be presented to The Society of Arts and Crafts.

Selected nominees will be invited to attend the awards’ event, which is co-sponsored by Artists for Humanity.

To learn more about the awards and how to take part, visit www.bostondesignweek.com/awards.

For more information and updates about the plans for Boston Design Week programs, visit www.bostondesignweek.com.

Visit Boston Design Week on Facebook.com to explore the innovation and diversity of Boston’s design community.

Greenway Conservancy/Rose Kennedy Greenway update

– Download a free PDF sample of the Greenway Carousel Coloring Book to bring your favorite Greenway Carousel creature’s home.

– Explore native New England creatures of land, air and sea with their downloadable PDF.

– Check the Greenway Food Truck Program schedules; for specific updates follow them on Twitter.

– Practice appropriate physical distancing and stretch your legs with a walk or run along their 1.5 miles of Greenway.

– Explore the Conservancy’s online plant list to identify the first spring blooms.

– Discover their current public art, including our Augmented Reality Installation throughout the park.

– Unwind with a good book on our organically maintained lawns.

– In the evening, control the color of their Light Blades through The Greenway Color Commons program.

– Take a deep breath and the time you need to connect with nature and the world around you

– Check the online calendar for the latest details.

– Check out what our partners are offering during this time in our latest blog post, Support our Greenway Community.

– Follow the Greenway’s story digitally on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels as well as their latest blog post to learn more.

– For more information and updates, visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org or reach out to info@rosekennedygreenway.org with any questions or concerns.

Greatest Party on Earth – New date

The 15th annual Greatest Party on Earth has been rescheduled for Friday, June 19.

This year’s party is a celebration of the vision, virtuosity and creativity of the teen artists in Artists for Humanity’s expanded EpiCenter.

The enhanced studios, event space and gallery are the backdrop to an unforgettable evening of great art, extraordinary entertainment, delicious cuisine, signature cocktails and non-stop dancing.

Visit greatestpartyonearth.com for more information.

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 Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the schools. Visit www.boston.gov for more information.

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.

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

Yoga and Meditation – Canceled until further notice

Yoga and Meditation is held from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Hyatt Regency Boston, One Ave de Lafayette.

Accessible to all levels, with a power class on the first Wednesday of every month, this is a great way to add some self-care and fitness to your weekly routine. Stretch, move, breathe, and get centered with YogaPro Anna Saluti. Your body will thank you.

Bring your own mat, and arrive early as the class starts promptly at the appointed hour.

Visit yogahub.life to sign up.

BPL updates

The Boston Public Library remains on line for cardholders to enjoy remotely. The library has added a new online calendar of virtual events to go with its other online services, including e-books, downloadable movies, audiobooks and other information resources.

For other information regarding their policies and procedures as it pertains to the closure due to COVID-19, visit www.bpl.org/news/covid-19-update-march-16th.

Other details and links to remote library services can be found at www.bpl.org/news/remote-library-services.

For more information, email ask@BPL.org.

LI+TLE Lab

“Who? What? Why?” The LI+TLE Lab at Emerson College, 216 Tremont St. wants to learn more about question-asking in young children. Bring your 3-, 4-, or 5-year old to their lab for some fun games and activities – at the end of the visit, your child will receive a small prize and parents will be offered a $40 Amazon gift card and reimbursement for travel. The lab visits last about 2.5 hours.

Visit little.emerson.edu to learn more and/or email csdresearch@emerson.edu to arrange a visit.

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries at Readers Park (School and Washington streets) and 175 Federal Street Plaza are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (weather permitting)

Anyone can take a book and leave a book.