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Free movies

The Boston Harbor Hotel’s annual “Summer in The City” entertainment series is back for its 21st anniversary. Each night sports a different theme from “Soul Tuesdays” and “Rat Pack Wednesdays” to “Blues Thursdays” and “Movie Fridays.” Free movies on Fridays begin at dusk at 70 Rowes Wharf. The movie schedule includes:

6/14 – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
6/21 – “City Slickers”
6/28 – “Casablanca”
7/05 – “The Parent Trap”
7/12 – “Moana”
7/19 – “Jurassic Park”
7/26 – “Sleepless in Seattle”
8/02 – “Raiders of The Lost Ark”
8/09 – “Aquaman”
8/16 – “Ghost”
8/23 – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
8/30 – “Captain America: The First Avenger”
For more information, visit www.roweswharfseagrille.com/summer-in-the-city

Fun on Rowes Wharf

Enjoy all the pleasures of a New England summer – sun-splashed days, breezy nights and most notably, the water. Listen to music, dance and sing-along as musicians perform on the floating barge stage from 6 to 10 p.m. through Aug. 30 with “Summer in the City” at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Rowes Wharf. Themed nights include Pop Soul Tuesdays, Rat Pack Wednesdays, and Blues Barge Thursdays. On Fridays, music starts at 4:30 and Movies by Moonlight, where favorite classics will be projected on a large screen over the Boston Harbor, starting at dusk. For more information, visit www.bhh.com.

‘Colonial Basket Weaving’

Rather than in plastic bags or cardboard boxes, colonists stored cheese, chickens and candles in specially designed baskets. Fred Lawson and Karen Ziino will weave and sell reproductions copied from period originals at The Paul Revere House at 19 North Square hosting “Colonial Basket Weaving” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. This event is free with admission. For more information, visit www.paulreverehouse.org or call 617-523-2338. Events are funded in part through grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati and the Boston Cultural Council.

Watercolor Painting

The Park ARTS Watercolor Painting Workshop for children, ages nine and up, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon (weather permitting) on Saturday, June 15 at Christopher Columbus Park Rose Garden, 110 Atlantic Ave. in the North End. The workshops welcome artists of all skill levels to create their own greenspace-inspired masterpieces, with instruction and materials provided. For more information on this workshop and other programs ParkARTS, visit boston.gov, call 617-635-4505 or email parks@boston.gov.

Opera returns to Waterfront

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) announces that Opera in the Park: “A Celebration of Eight Years of NEMPAC Opera Project” will return to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in Boston from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. This free family friendly event is sponsored by Friends of Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. Entering its eighth performance season with Rachel Portman’s lush setting of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince,” Artistic Director Alexandra Dietrich will honor the successful trajectory of NEMPAC Opera Project throughout the years. This special “al fresco” performance will also showcase sneak peek excerpts of this year’s mainstage opera, “The Little Prince,” featuring conductor Dr. Tiffany Chang, the cast of “The Little Prince” and Assistant Conductor Steve Bergman on piano. For more information, visit www.nempacboston.org/nempac-opera-project.

‘Boys Can’t Be Princesses’

In honor of Pride Month, The Pineapple Project will present “Boys Can’t Be Princesses!” at the North End Branch Library at 25 Parmenter St. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18. Mal and colleagues Becca A. Lewis and Renee Farster-Degenhardt created this play for children to broaden the gender conversation and validate each child’s identity. This event is recommended for children, ages 1 through 12. For more information, stop by or call the library at 617-227-8135 or visit https://www.pineappleproject.org.

‘Sweethearts at Sea’

The next Old North Speakers Series – “Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the New England Whaling Industry” – will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at the Old North Church at 193 Salem St. Amanda Goodheart Parks will focus on a remarkable couple – Captain John and Elizabeth Marble of Fall River – using the letters and journals they left behind to tell a story of love, life and loss at sea. For more information about the event or the speaker, visit oldnorth.com.

‘What Unites Us!’

“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. Each month will focus on a different country of origin: Wednesday, June 19 - Jamaica, Thursday, July 25 - Ireland and Thursday, Aug. 22 - Somalia. 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., 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 1 p.m. For reservations call 617-635-4877 or email andrea.burns@boston.gov or visit www.whatunitesus.eventbrite.com.

‘The Little Prince’

North End Music and Performing Arts Center Opera Project will present “The Little Prince” at 7:30 p.m. on June 20 and 22 at Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall. “The Little Prince” opera, composed by Rachel Portman, is based on Antoine de Saint- Exupéry’s beloved French children’s novel of the same name. Directed by Alexandra Dietrich and conducted by Dr. Tiffany Chang, an all-age cast will perform this timeless story of the meaning of life, death and love. The story reminds audiences of all ages that what matters most in life can only be seen with our hearts and not with our eyes. “The Little Prince” will be a fully staged opera sung in English, and will continue the NEMPAC Opera Project’s initiative to stage a diverse group of young singers between the ages of 8 and 14 to perform with professionals. Tickets range in price from $15 to $75 and can be purchased at www.nempacboston.org/tickets. To learn more about NEMPAC, the opera and the cast, visit www.nempacboston.org.

‘A Loyalist Perspective’

Hear first-hand account of the abuses loyalists suffered at the hands of emboldened “partriots.” Michael Lepage takes on the role of Chief Justice Peter Oliver, brother of Andrew Oliver, a stamp collector. The Paul Revere House at 19 North Square will host “A Loyalist Perspective on the Revolution” at 1, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. on June 22. This event is free with admission. For more information, visit www.paulreverehouse.org or call 617-523-2338. Events are funded in part through generous grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, and the Boston Cultural Council.

Colonial dance tunes

In the guise of itinerant musicians, Al Petty and Deirdre Sweeney will perform popular 18th-century tunes such as “Mr. Isaac’s Maggot” and “Jack’s Health” on the penny whistle, flute, fife and other instruments. The Paul Revere House at 19 North Square will host “Colonial Dance Tunes and Love Songs” from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 29. This event is free with admission. For more information, visit www.paulreverehouse.org or call 617-523-2338. Events are funded in part through generous grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, and the Boston Cultural Council.