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Portuguese Festival

The Portuguese-American community is celebrating their Portuguese pride from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 at Boston City Hall Plaza. There will be a diversity of local and international entertainment including musicians, comedians and dancers along with face painting, balloons, informational tables and lots of Portuguese cuisine. For more information, visit bostonportuguesefestival.org.

‘Froca’

’Froca’ will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S. Market St. ’Froca’ is a free high energy dance-fitness class that brings traditional and contemporary steps together from different countries across Africa and the Caribbean. For more information, visit FaneuilHallMarketplace.com.

Concerts at Macy’s

Catch Berklee performers beside Macy’s on Summer Street in the heart of the Financial District from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and from noon to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Fridays through October. The performers will present a variety of musical genres, including jazz, R&B, world, pop, electronic, and classical. For a full schedule of performers, visit https://www.berklee.edu/events/summer/downtown-boston.

Midday music

Listen to music from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Norman B. Leventhal Park at l30 Congress St., now through Aug. 29. The events are sponsored by the Friends of Post Office Square. For more information visit normanbleventhalpark.org or check the facebook/twitter pages for rainouts and cancellations.

Stewardship Saturday

Stewardship Saturday at Thompson Island will be held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Join other park stewards to enhance native ecosystems and natural processes by studying and influencing changes in park plant biodiversity. People will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology, natural history and cultural significance of landscapes in the park as stewards work side-by-side to improve habitat for the native birds, bugs, trees and flowers of the Boston Harbor Islands. For more information about the program (which happens rain or shine), what to wear and bring, directions to the EDIC Ferry Terminal (which is notoriously difficult to find the first time) and confirmation (program destination is subject to change based on field conditions), call 617-913-5349 or call/ text rachel_vincent@nps.gov.

HI Boston Community Night

Hostelling International (HI) Boston Community Night will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28 at HI Boston Hostel (19 Stuart St.). For more information visit bostonhostel.org Created by student volunteers, this is an opportunity for the local community and guests to enjoy the hostel atmosphere and have a meaningful exchange.