Waterfront-North End-Financial District neighborhood notes
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Congress Street, will host street performer auditions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.
Visitors are invited to see the renowned street performers audition to perform in 2017. Acts will include magicians, jugglers, clowns, balancing and wire walking acts, musicians and much more.
Visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com for more information.
The Boston Recorder Orchestra will return to the Old North Church, 193 Salem St., for a free concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.
The orchestra performs on a matched set of handmade Renaissance recorders, eight different sizes from sopranos to more than six-foot tall contrabasses, by master craftsman Francesco LiVirghi. John Tyson will conduct the performance.
Further information can be found at www.oldnorth.com or by calling 617-858-8231.
Concert for oboe
The Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society will present an afternoon of classical music from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at historic Faneuil Hall, Congress Street.
Boston Symphony Orchestra principal oboist Robert Sheena will join the ensemble for a performance of Bach’s rarely heard “Concerto for Oboe d’amore.” The program will also feature Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 4.”
Tickets range from $30 to $60. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bbbsociety.org or call 305-970-1132.
An Armenian genocide commemoration program will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at the Armenian Heritage Park, Rose Kennedy Greenway.
This program of the Massachusetts Centennial Commemoration Committee marks the 102nd year of remembrance of the genocide in Armenia.
For more details, visit www.armenianheritagepark.org.
White shark nurseries
The New England Aquarium at Central Wharf Simons IMAX Theatre will present “Beach Babies – White Shark Nurseries of the Northeast Pacific” with Dr. Christopher G. Lowe, professor of marine biology at the California State University, Long Beach, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25.
Not only are coastal waters a good shark feeding ground, but female white sharks give birth there, and baby and juvenile white sharks use shallow open beach habitats and bays as nurseries. Lowe will talk about the new technology such as acoustic and satellite transmitters, autonomous underwater and aerial vehicles and underwater camera stations and how they help to understand shark migration behavior and how that effects public perception of sharks.
The lecture is free, but registration is required and can be made at www.neaq.org or by calling 617-973-0235.
The City of Boston and the Animal Rescue League of Boston will host a dog licensing and low cost rabies vaccine clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet St.
Pets must be held by a person, ages 18 years or older. Cats must be in a vari-kennel or similar pet carrier. Pets will get a three-year rabies vaccine if owners can show written proof that the last vaccine was given 9 to 12 months prior to the clinic date or that the pet has had a three-year rabies vaccine at any point in the past.
The vaccine fee is $5, $2 for senior owners. Dog license fee is $15 for spayed/neutered pets or $30 for intact male/females.
Call 617-635-5348 or visit www.cityofboston.gov/animalcontrol for more details.
High school choir concert
The Red Lion Area Senior High School Concert Choir will perform at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at the Greenway Carousel, Rose Kennedy Greenway.
The choir has performed throughout the Eastern U.S. for the last 40 years, including Colonial Williamsburg, the Capital Steps and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
For more information, visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org.
Taste of the North End
The North End Community Health Center will present the 24th annual Taste of the North End celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday April 28 at the DCR Steriti Memorial Ice Rink, 561 Commercial St.
The master of ceremonies will be Billy Costa of NECN. More than 35 local restaurants will participate with samples of the food that made the North End famous. There will be a wide array of appetizers, cheeses, entrees and desserts, as well as wine and beer.
The evening will also feature a high-end silent auction and live music and dancing. DJ Nick Scenna and vocalist Vanessa Salvucci will entertain.
Proceeds will benefit the programs of North End Waterfront Health and other North End charities for children and elders.
For tickets and further information, visit www.totne.org or call 617-643-8106.
Love your block
Love Your Block, formerly Boston Shines, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, meeting at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado.)
Volunteers are needed to help cleanup community gardens, pocket parks, public schools and sidewalks.
To signup online, visit www.boston.gov/love-your-block-volunteer-signup-form.
The Les Sampou Quartet will perform as part of the Allegro Concert Series at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at I Am Books, 189 North St.
The quartet will present a set of American Songbook vocal favorites in the style of performers such as Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Krall and jazz instrumentals performed by the talented musicians; Davide Lo Cascio, drums; Hayoung Lyou, keyboards/piano; Soso Gelovani on bass and Les Sampou, vocals.
Admission is free. Call 857-263-7665 or visit www.iambooksboston.com for more information.
Carousel is open
The Rose F. Kennedy Conservancy has opened the Greenway carousel from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week for the summer season. This one-of-a-kind carousel features animals native to Boston such as lobster, cod, fox, squirrel, grasshopper, peregrine falcon, turtle, oarfish, whale, rabbit, harbor seal and more. It was designed to be accessible to individuals with physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities.
Rides are $3 each or $25 for a book of 10.
Visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org for more information.
‘Under the Sea’
The New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, is presenting three films at 10 a.m. and 1, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. now through April in the IMAX Theater.
The films include “Humpback Whales,” narrated by Ewan McGregor, “Great White Shark” and “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland.” All will be presented in 3-D.
For more information, visit www.neaq.org or call 617-226-2149.
The New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, will host a family fun day at 10 a.m. on Fridays during April.
Visitors will enjoy activities created especially for families with young children, joining staff in the Curious George Discovery Corner for stories, games and art projects that focus on favorite aquatic animals. The program is free with regular admission.
Call 617-973-5206 or visit www.neaq.org for more details.