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Film showings

Zumix, 260 Summer St., will host “Reel People, Real Films” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4.

“Reel People, Real Films” showcases young filmmakers 21 and under sharing their stories and is presented by the Zumix Teen Council, a group of eight teens committed to hosting safe, accessible and exciting events for all. This free event is all ages and open to the public.

Visit the Zumix Facebook page or call 617- 568-9777 for further information.


Free kayaking will be offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, now until Aug. 22 at Constitution Beach behind the tennis courts and skating rink.

Kayaks will be available for free rental. Children under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian.

This program is sponsored by the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Inc., the Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation and Save the Harbor, Save the Bay.

Call 617-567-5882 or visit for more details.

Movies in the park

Church at the Well will host free movie nights in Bremen Street Park at 8 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 11.

The screenings will include the animated feature “Ferdinand” on Aug. 4 and Disney’s “Moana” on Aug. 11.

The community is welcome to bring their blankets and chairs and enjoy family friendly entertainment on a 9x16-foot-wide giant screen.

Visit for more information.

Museum tour

The Institute of Contemporary Art’s Watershed, a new seasonal space in East Boston, will host a free, guided tour from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4 in the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Mariana.

Visitors will join a bilingual ICA educator for a free tour in Spanish at the ICA Watershed. This conversational tour will include an introduction to the history of the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina and close looking at the artwork on view by contemporary artist Diana Thater.

Pre-registration is not required, and all ages are welcome. The Watershed is always free and ferry service is included with ICA admission.

For more information, visit or call 617-478-3100.

Coastal bird walk

Mass Audubon and the Department of Conservation and Recreation will offer a guided coastal walking tour at Belle Isle Marsh from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Walkers should meet at the parking lot of the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, 1399 Bennington St.

Mass Audubon’s coastal waterbird education specialist and the Belle Isle Marsh supervisor will look at Boston’s coastal birds. Belle Isle Marsh offers a unique birding experience as it is close to urban life, but also has a highly productive coastal ecosystem.

Registration is required for this free program, online at or by calling 617-983-8500.