Waterfront - North End - Financial District neighborhood notes

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The Liberty Clipper docks at the Waterfront, which has been a very popular place to be this summer.

Colonial musical instrument

The Paul Revere House, 19 North Sq., will host an unusual musical concert on a unique colonial instrument from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Award-winning musician Dave Neiman will play jigs, reels and Baroque and Renaissance tunes that Revere and his friends may have enjoyed on a hammered dulcimer, a percussion-stringed instrument consisting of strings stretched over a trapezoidal resonant sound board.

Admission is free with museum admission, and members and North End residents are admitted free at all times.

Further information can be found at www.paulreverehouse.org or 617-523-2338.

History tour

Faneuil Hall Marketplace will host a free tour of Quincy Market at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 Participants will meet the guide at the property directory near Anthem Restaurant.

This free one-hour historical tour will focus on the architecture, politics and geography of Quincy’s Market. Linda Perlman will lead a walk back to the late 1700’s/early 1800’s when the population of the city of Boston was exploding and Faneuil Hall, built by the French Huguenot Peter Faneuil, was host to food merchants in pushcarts.

When Mayor Josiah Quincy took office, he established a public market where both bluebloods and longshoremen could buy their food. In 1826, the market was open in the spectacular Greek Revival-style structure to reflect the connection to the world’s first democracy to the modern day Boston.

Further information is available at www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Puppet show

Rosalita’s Puppets will charm children and adults alike in a free performance at 10:30 a.m. on South Market Street at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Saturday, Sept. 1.

The show will move inside to the Rotunda in case of rain.

Families can experience the unique charm of these marionettes made by professional actor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore and enjoy tales of dragons, kings, princesses, mermaids and ghosts who sing and dance.

For more information, visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Movie in the park

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will host a Sunday Night Movie in the Park from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2.

The awarding-winning classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford will be screened.

Admission is free.

Call 617-639-6002 or visit www.foccp.org for more information.

Performing arts open house

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center, 16 Charter St. R, will host an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6.

The community is invited to come to see what NEMPAC has to offer for Fall 2018 and enjoy a meet and greet with staff and featured faculty.

Admission is free.

Call 617-227-2270 or visit www.nempacboston.org for more information.

Back to school films

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will celebrate Back to School with a series of films from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays during September.

The screenings will include the 1958 melodrama “High School Confidential” with Russ Tamblyn on Sept. 7; the Wes Anderson comedy “Rushmore” starring Bill Murray on Sept. 14; the black comedy “To Die For” starring Nicole Kidman and Joaquin Phoenix on Sept. 21; and the comedy “The Trouble With Angels” with Hayley Mills and Rosalind Russell on Sept. 28.

Call 617-227-8135 for further details.

Arts festival

The 16th annual Boston “Ahts” Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8 and 9, at Christopher Columbus Park.

The festival will feature a juried exhibition of works by emerging artists, art making demonstrations, live music and craft and food vendors.

A waterfront stage will host performances of folk and indie rock, Irish music, traditional Brazilian music and performances by Boston’s newer musical and dance groups. The festival will also feature participatory arts such as creating a mural, making wire sculptures and papermaking, and family-friendly activities such as storytelling, face painting and children’s theater.

Further information is available at 617-635-3911 or at www.thebostonartsfestival.com.

Dog carnival

TD Bank is sponsoring the Carnival of Dogs, a celebration of our faithful four-legged friends, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway, North End Parks, Hanover and Cross Streets.

Attendees and their furry best friends can enjoy a variety of dog-friendly activities and vendors such as a doggie caricature artist; health and safety tips from the Boston Veterinary Clinic; demonstrations and training advice from Canine Companions for Independence; adoption information and resources from MSPCA-Angell; doggy treats and accessories for purchase; contests, prizes, the Pooch Smooch Booth and more.

Visit www.northendwaterfront.com for more details.

Bocce tournament

The 15th annual Bocce Tournament will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Langone bocce courts, Commercial Street.

Participants can enjoy a fun-filled day at the waterfront courts as either a competitor or spectator and feast on an old fashioned Italian barbecue. Two trophies will be at stake, the Championship trophy awarded to the winner of the tournament, and the Sponsor’s trophy, awarded to the company that sponsored the bracket from which the champion emerged.

A donation of $50 includes the bocce, a T-shirt and the barbecue. Proceeds will provide funds for scholarships for the North End community.

For more information and to register, call 781-956-7441 or send an email to dfrattaroli@gmail.com.

North End tours

Boston by Foot will present “Gateway to Boston,” guided walking tours of the North End, at 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, now to mid-October. Participants should meet the guide at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets.

The oldest neighborhood in Boston, the North End comprises narrow streets and markets and has Boston’s largest collection of colonial buildings.

The tour will take 90 minutes and showcase the Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, the Paul Revere House, Leonard Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for children, ages 6 to 12 years, in advance or $15 for adults and $10 for children if purchased from the guide.

For more information, visit www.bostonbyfoot.org or call 617-367-2345.

Boston by Little Feet

Boston by Foot is hosting guided walking tours especially geared for children at 10 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, now through Oct. 28. Walkers should meet at Congress Street in front of Faneuil Hall at the Samuel Adams statue.

This tour presents a child’s eye view of the Freedom Trail architecture and history and is especially designed for young walkers, ages 6 to 12. A free explorer map is included. Tickets are $12, $10 if purchased online, free for children under 6 and members. Reservations are not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Further information can be found at 617-367-2345 or online at www.bostonbyfoot.com.

Fun at the library

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

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.