Waterfront - North End - Financial District neighborhood notes

Staff Writer
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The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a beautiful place to spend a nice day.

Easter egg hunt

Faneuil Hall Marketplace will host its popular annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.

Participants can pick up their Easter baskets and clue sheets outside in the South Market to find out which businesses are hiding all the candy-filled eggs. After the hunt the can enjoy live music from The Boston Piano Kid and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

This event is free and meant for children ages 1-13 years old accompanied by an adult. Supplies are limited; please show up right at the start time.

Advance registration is recommended to avoid waiting in line to register onsite. All EventBrite registrants will have a reserved Easter basket.

Visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com for further information and to register.

Boston walking tour

The community is invited to join the Old North Foundation for a special walking tour examining the historic development of Boston’s ever changing landscape at 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25.

Participants will trace the evolution of Boston’s shoreline and its relationship to the history of the city as well as look at contemporary developments like the Big Dig and their impact on modern day Boston. The tour will start at the Old State House, 206 Washington St., travel down State Street to the waterfront at Long Wharf and then continue down the Rose Kennedy Greenway to the North End. The tour will conclude at the Old North Church & Historic Site, 193 Salem St., for a discussion of historic changes in the North End neighborhood and place Old North within the context of Boston’s evolving landscape.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 617-858-8231 on online at www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-and-its-changing-landscape-walking-tour-tickets.

Changing shape of Boston

Historian and historical archaeologist Nancy S. Seasholes will be the guest speaker in the Old North Foundation Speaker Series from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 26 at Old North Church, 193 Salem St.

This talk will explore the changes in Boston’s topography from the time of the Revolutionary War when Boston was a peninsula to the city of today.

Seasholes’ area of expertise is the filling that has been done to create the land on which Boston is located. She is the author of “Gaining Ground: A History of Landmaking in Boston” and its companion book, “Walking Tours of Boston’s Made Land.”

A “pay what you will” donation would be welcome. For further information and to register, visit www.oldnorth.com or call 617-858-8231.

North End’s famous women

In honor of Women’s History Month, the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will welcome author and historian Alex Goldfeld from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28.

Goldfeld, the president of the North End Historical Society, will present an illustrated lecture about North End women who have made contributions to the history of Boston, from the Puritans to the Sicilians and every group of newcomers in between.

Goldfeld is the author of “The North End: A Brief History of Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood” and the director of operations at the Museum of African American History.

For more details about this free program, call 617-227-8135

Harbor use forum

Boston Harbor Now will host the Fortis Property Group for a presentation and discussion of the use of waterfront area from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at the Leventhal Room at the Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf.

Members of the group will talk about their latest project – the redevelopment of the Dock Square Garage. Current plans call for a 10-story, 195 condo, 133-foot addition to the seven-story garage. A brief Q&A will follow the program.

Visit www.bostonharbornow.org or call 617-223-8671 to register and for more information.

Saving sea turtles

The New England Aquarium at Central Wharf Simons IMAX Theatre will present “One Life at a Time: Saving Sea Turtles in Ghana” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29.

During a 2011 visit to the western region of Ghana, John Flynn and his colleague Neil Davis witnessed the rampant poaching of nesting sea turtles and their eggs. They reached out to local village chiefs, recruited a dedicated team and began beach patrols to deter poachers. They formed the conservation group Wildseas, protecting sea turtle nesting beaches and securing a commitment from fishermen to safely release turtles stuck in their nets. This collaborative safe-release program has saved nearly 1,000 turtles since 2012. Flynn will speak about the many challenges and successes he and his team have experienced in their efforts to save turtles, collaborate with fishermen, engage local communities and build local capacity for conservation.

The lecture is free, but registration is required and can be made at www.neaq.org or by calling 617-973-0235.

Waterfront egg hunt

Families can enjoy an Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 30 in Christopher Columbus Park.

They should meet in the Tot Lot at 10 a.m. - no early hunters please. This free event sponsored by The Living Room and Boston Community Collaborative is open to all.

Visit www.foccp.org for more information and a weather update.

Carousel is open

The Rose F. Kennedy Conservancy will open the Greenway carousel, beginning on March 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays, weather permitting.

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.

The carousel will be open only on weekends until April 9 when it will open seven days a week for the season.

Rides are $3 each or $25 for a book of 10. Visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org for more information.

Easter party

North End Against Drugs will host the annual Easter party from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 31 at the Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet St.

The morning will feature egg coloring, crafts, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny between 10 and 11 a.m. Parents should bring their own cameras. Big Joe the Storyteller will entertain at 11 a.m. People of all ages are welcome, but the program is best suited for those ages 10 and under. Parents must accompany children. Admission is free. Call 617-635-5166 for further information.

Fiber arts class

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will offer a free fiber arts class with staff from the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts from 3:45 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 and April 5 and 12.

The Eliot School fiber arts program teaches students the basics of working with wool, cotton, thread, yarn, felt and more. Projects will include rugs, potholders, ornaments or simple keepsakes through weaving, tying or gluing. Students will also learn about history, different cultures and creativity by reading books about fiber.

The program is best for kids, ages 7 to 10.

To reserve a spot, call the North End Branch at 617-227-8135.

Oscar winners

The North end Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., is screening the Academy Award-winning best picture, “Marty” starring Ernest Borgnine in his award-winning best actor role, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 30.

Admission is free.

For more details, call 617-227-8135.

Fun at the library

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will host a series of free, fun activities for children during March.

New activities include Disney Shorts with Mr. Dan at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays; kids’ chess club at 3:30 p.m. on Mondays; baby story time at 9 a.m. on Fridays and toddler story time at 11 a.m. on Fridays.

For more information, call 617-227-8135.

Homework help

Free homework help will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.

Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program.

Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-227-8135 for further 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. through March 31 in the IMAX Theater.

The films include “Amazon Adventure,” “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland” and “Great White Shark.” All will be presented in 3-D.

For more information, visit www.neaq.org or call 617-226-2149.