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Teenagers will be hosting games, crafts, and other activities at SaturPLAY from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept 28 and Oct. 26 at the Mary Soo Hoo Park in Chinatown.

This program is sponsored by Asian Voice of Organized Youth for Community Empowerment (A_VOYCE).

IAWA literary reading and open mic

The Italian American Writers Association will hold its monthly literary reading and open mic from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at I AM Books at 189 North St. in the North End.

This month will feature authors Stephanie Laterza and Kailey Tedesco.

For more information, phone 857-263-7665 or visit

Meet Harriet, Daughter of Paul Revere

Diane Lent brings to life Harriet Revere, one of Paul Revere’s 16 children, as she reminisces about her father’s dramatic life; the adventures of her many siblings, nieces, and nephews; and growing up in the historic North End.

Performances will take place at 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Paul Revere House, 19 North Square.

For more information, visit

North End Street Sale

The North End Street Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 outside the Nazzaro Center at the Polcari Playground.

There will be household items, books, furniture, homemade arts and crafts, clothing and accessories, appliances, among other items.

Rent a space for $25 (includes one table and two chairs). Rental proceeds benefit the Nazzaro Center; all the money collected by selling items belongs to the seller.

Contact Patricia Romano at 617-880-9901 for more information and/or to reserve a spot.

Concert for One

The Celebrity Series of Boston’s Concert for One will be held from noon to 6 p.m. through Sept. 29 at Chin Park in Chinatown.

Concert for One pairs single listeners with solo musicians for 60 seconds of focused performance and concentrated listening.

There are nearly 60 local artists that will be playing a wide variety of instruments and genres.

With a goal to foster connections between performers and audiences, the mini-concerts take place inside temporary installations made from specially outfitted shipping containers, allowing for minimal distractions and a focus on the music.

For more information, visit or

BTU Homework Help

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 30 through May 28 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.

There will be no assistance when Boston Public Schools are not in session (vacation week or snow days).

For more information, visit

Crafty ranger

Learn about the Boston Harbor Islands and the duties of a park ranger and make an earth-friendly craft at the North End Branch Library (25 Parmenter St.) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Ideal for youth ages 9 to 12 years old.

For more information, visit or phone 617-227-8135.

Early New England politics

“Democracy or Oligarchy? The Practice of Politics in Early New England” will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Old North Church, 193 Salem St.

David D. Hall will examine the values that shaped civil life in Puritan New England.

This program is part of the lecture series organized by Partnership of Historic Bostons, Inc.

To learn more about the event and presenter visit

Calling all storytellers

Zephyr Story Showcase will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 at CIC Boston, 50 Milk St.

Zephyr will be hosting some friendly competition and highlight the creativity and experiences of the Boston community. Participate by either cheering on the contestants or becoming a storyteller. The winner will receive one-hour of free voice coaching with one of their judges.

For more information, visit

‘An Evening with Friends’

The 9th annual “Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 3.

A Wine Reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 60 State St., 26th floor ,WilmerHale. The Buona Sera Dinner will include an evening with your friends and a Celebrity guest of choice at your favorite North End Restaurant at 7:30 p.m.

All proceeds will directly benefit seniors and families in the North End, West End and Beacon Hill neighborhoods.

For information on participating celebrities and restaurants and other information, visit, or contact the Event Coordinator at or phone

617-281-7975 or the Director at or phone 617-366-9835. To

reserve your tickets, visit

Healthy mocktails

Market Test KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market (100 Hanover St.) will hold a demo and tasting event from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4.

Diana Licalzi, R.D. and Nutritionist, will demonstrate two delicious and healthy non-alcoholic cocktails from her new book, "Drinking for Two: Nutritious Mocktails for the Mom-To-Be.”

To ensure a seat and enough samples for everyone, RSVP at

The Art of Public Speaking

“The Art of Public Speaking” will be the topic of conversation from 8 to 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 at BostonSpeaks, 50 Milk St.

This event is part of the BostonSpeaksSeries, a panel breakfast for the entrepreneurial and business community held the first Friday of the month. To learn more, visit

Hollywood U.K movies

The North End Branch Library (25 Parmenter St.) will feature the Hollywood U.K.: American Studios and Directors, British Actors and Crews series from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays from Oct. 4 through Nov. 22.

Oct. 4: “The third Man” (1949); Oct. 11 “Dr. No” (1962); Oct. 18 “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964); Oct. 25: “Lolita” (1962); Nov. 1 “Arabesque” (1966); Nov. 8 “To Sir, with Love (1967); Nov. 15: “2001: a Space Odyssey” (1968); and Nov. 22: “Performance” (1970).

To learn more, visit

Fall festival at Waterfront Park

The Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park annual Fall Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The festivities kick off with a parade led by Christopher Columbus on Stilts, followed by face painting, performances, bubbles, music, game and food to celebrate the holiday.

Bring a pantry item or canned good donation for Pine Street Inn.

For more information, visit

Printing Demonstration

A printing demonstration will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at The Paul Revere House at 19 North Square.

Did you know that Paul Revere worked as an engraver? Using similar technology R. P. Hale produces copies of his own wood block image of the Revere House on a hand-cranked press. Prints (available for sale) are only made at the Revere House.

For more information, visit

Architectural walking tour

The House Museum Alliance of Downtown Boston will present the 5-4-3-2-1 Architectural Walking Tour - 5 Houses, 4 Centuries, 3 Neighborhoods, 2 Hours, 1 Amazing Walking Tour – from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 5 and Oct. 19 starting at The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square.

Admire the exteriors of five landmark historic houses, experience four centuries of architecture, and explore three of the city’s iconic neighborhoods on this two-hour walking tour that winds its way across picturesque downtown Boston, making for one special experience.

From Colonial to Federal to Victorian, the stylistic intricacies of the Paul Revere House, Otis House, Nichols House, Prescott House, and Gibson House will be highlighted.

Additionally, show your ticket to receive free admission at all five houses during the month of October.

Visit for more information and the required advance ticket purchase ($12-$25).


The Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) will open the 2019/20 season with Ruggero Leoncavallo’s indelible opera, “Pagliacci,” running through Oct. 6 at DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial St. in the North End. All shows will start at 7 p.m. with the exception of Oct. 6 which will begin at 3 p.m.

When a traveling troupe arrives to perform in a bustling town, the secrets and jealousies among them threaten to explode onstage – with deadly consequences.

BLO presents its first-ever Pagliacci through a carnival-style installation that mirrors the “play within a play” of opera and invites audiences to step into the drama.

For more information and tickets, visit

Augmented Reality tour

A tour of The Augmented Reality exhibit, led by a Greenway Park Ambassador, will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 10. The tour will meet in front of the Super A Mural on Dewey Square.

In partnership with Boston Cyberarts, the Greenway Conservancy commissioned three prominent AR artists and a local historian to conceptually explore the themes of transportation and the automobile superimposed with views of The Greenway, combining the past, the present and the future.

Before the tour, download the Hoverlay app for apple or android; during the tour, participants will learn how to use the app to view, engage with and document Augmented Reality through the mobile device as well as view some of the other 16 public art stations along the greenway.

Registration is required and tours may need to be cancelled in the event of poor weather. For more information and to register, visit

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg is played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday (except holidays) throughout the year at the North End Branch Library, 27 Parmenter St.

All adults of all ages are welcome to join the American-style variant of this tile-based game that originated in China and requires skill, strategy and calculation. Beginners are welcome. No sign up is required.

For more information, visit or phone 617-227-8135.


Build whatever you can imagine with LEGOs and DUPLOs at the LEGO Club from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.

For more information, email or phone 617-227-8135.

Artisans market

The Greenway Open Market takes place in the Wharf District Parks (between Atlantic Avenue and High Street) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 26 and the second and fourth Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 20.

Explore the parks, stroll tree-lined promenades, take in the city sights, soak up the sunshine, play in the Rings Fountain, grab a bite to eat at a food truck and shop local in the open-air artisan market featuring area artists, crafters and independent designers.

For more information, visit

Dark side of Boston

Boston by Foot is currently presenting guided walking tours of the darker side of Boston from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Participants should meet the guide at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets, across from the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Reservations are not required.

Visitors will hear the stories of misery, misfortune and murder based on true, historical events, such as the Great Influenza, the vandalizing of the Royal Governor’s House, the Molasses Flood and the infamous Brink’s robbery, all against the backdrop of Boston’s oldest neighborhood.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for children if purchased online in advance and free for members. Add $2 for tickets purchased from the guide on the day.

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

Public art tour

The Greenway Public Art tours, led by a Greenway Park Ambassador, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 18. The tours will meet at the Chinatown Gate.

The tours will include: Elliott Kayser’s “Year of the Pig in Chin Park,” the annual artwork which celebrates the current Chinese zodiac animal and honors the Chinatown community; Mia Cross’s “We the People II,” which captures the eyes of people who live, work, or pass through the Leather District; “Super A’s Resonance,” a large scale landscape mural that invites new views of landscape painting and Erwin Wurm’s UFO, a floating car that evokes the future.

Registration is required and tours may need to be cancelled in the event of poor weather. For more information and to register, visit

Milk Street tours

Milk Street Cooking School at 177 Milk St. will be offering a behind-the-scenes look at Christopher Kimball's Milk Street from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 and Nov. 11.

The tour will include a visit to the kitchen, a small cooking lesson and sample of a favorite Milk Street recipe.

These 30-minute tours are limited to 30 people and must be reserved in advance.

For further information, visit or register at

‘Celebrating What Unites Us!’

“Celebrating What Unites Us!” is a collaborative program to celebrate the immigrant experience, build community and cross-cultural understanding and promote healthy living for aging residents of Boston. On Oct. 23, the focus will be on Latin American Cuisine.

Participants (ages 50 and older) will meet at the Armenian Heritage Park at 10:30 a.m. on the Rose Kennedy Greenway (between the Carousel and the North End parks) for a speaking program and meditative labyrinth walk. At 11:15 a.m., the group will walk to the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St. for a seasonal cooking demo and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Participants are welcome to visit the Boston Public Market after lunch.

For reservations call 617-635-4877 or email or visit

Farmers Market

Stop by the Dewey Square Plaza for produce and products from local farmers, fishers and food entrepreneurs from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 19. The Boston Public Market on The Greenway is organized and run by the Boston Public Market Association.

For more information, visit

Concerts on Atlantic Wharf

Berklee bands will perform Latin music and/or jazz at noon every Thursday through October on Atlantic Wharf, situated on the Boston Harborwalk.

For a full schedule of performers, visit

Visit the Old North Church

The historic Old North Church is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 1 through Oct. 31 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 1 through March 31.

The church is located at 193 Salem Street in Boston’s North End. The main entrance is located at the intersection of Salem and Hull streets.

Founded in 1723, the Old North Church is the oldest standing church in Boston, made famous by Paul Revere’s midnight ride and, “One if by land, two if by sea.” Step into Boston’s history and explore the historic site.

For more information, check online at

The tale of the infamous ghost

The Legend of the Lady in Black will be held from 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. and from 2:15 to 2:30 p.m. every day through Oct. 14 on Georges Island.

Visitors are invited to meet at “The Dark Arch” to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861 and then explore the dark tunnel – for those who dare!

For more information, visit

Sensory-Inclusivity at the Aquarium

On Dec. 8, the New England Aquarium will open at 8 a.m. exclusively for people with special sensory processing needs and their families. Although the building will open to the public at 9 a.m., building modifications will remain in place until 10 a.m.

Designed specifically for those with special sensory processing needs, these events allow for early access to the Aquarium and a quieter experience with all your favorite marine animals.

There will be soft lighting, limited use of microphones, and other modifications to ensure a comfortable environment for all participants.

Sensory bags, which include fidget items, noise-canceling headphones and other resources, will be available to borrow at the Information Desk.

Aquarium admission tickets will be available to purchase online in advance.

For more information visit or contact the New England Aquarium at 617-973-5200.

Fur seals

Discover the life of fur seals at a new exhibit at the New England Aquarium on Central Wharf. This is just one of three aquariums in the United States that is home to super furry, long-flippered, happy-splashing northern fur seals.

Watch these seals fly through the water and interact with their trainers on the deck of the mammal center. Shows start at 9 a.m.

“Life according to Fur Seals,” will splash through the end of the year.

For more information, visit

Model room tours

The BPDA’s model room houses a 1:40 inch scale, physical, basswood model of Boston’s downtown and portions of Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, Back Bay and the South Boston Waterfront.

Free tours are conducted in the BPDA Model Room at Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square, on the 9th Floor every Wednesday at 10 and 11 a.m. in two 30-minute sessions.

For more information, visit

For individuals or groups of up to 15 people, register at

For groups larger than 15 people email to arrange a tour.

Walk to the Sea

The Walk to the Sea encompasses four centuries of Boston history.

Beginning at the State House on Beacon Hill, overlooking Boston Common, the Walk passes among historic landmarks and skyscrapers. The Walk crosses ground that, centuries earlier, was not ground at all, but an active harbor.

Boston's history is tied to the sea, whose smells and sounds once pervaded the town. The Walk from summit to sea, spanning one mile and descending 100 feet, brings that history to life.

Mayor Thomas Menino dedicated the Norman B. Leventhal Walk to the Sea in 2008.

For more information, visit

Free Reiki

A free Reiki Clinic hosted by Reiki Master, Maxine Bornstein is held from 6 and 8 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month in the second floor Chapel of the Mariners House at 11 North Square in the North End.

Call 617-227-3979 for details or visit