Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

Holiday open market

East Boston open market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 10 New St.

With more than 40 vendors selling books, paintings, crafts, food items, home décor, perfumes, jewelry, flowers and plants and much more, shoppers will have a chance to get holiday gifts for everyone on their lists.

There will also be kids’ crafts, a book sale, gift-wrapping to benefit local schools, a pet and family holiday photo studio, live entertainment and hot beverages.

Visit for further details and a list of vendors.

Music for kids

Little Groove will present a fun, free musical morning for children at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Toddlers and preschoolers can sing, move, play instruments and more with staff from Little Groove. Caregivers must accompany children.

Call 617-569-0271 for further information.

Dinner meeting

The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing invites the community to its 30th annual dinner meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14 at Spinelli’s Restaurant, 280 Bennington St.

NOAH’s environmental youth crew will help emcee the evening. A buffet dinner of roast beef, chicken or vegetarian pasta will be served; children’s meals will include pizza. Childcare will be located in an adjacent room.

Tickets are $50, $15 for East Boston residents and business people and $5 for children. Tables of 10 are discounted.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or or call 617-418-8246.

Navidad Latina

The Veronica Robles Cultural Center, 175 William F. McClellan Hwy., will host Navidad Latina 2017 from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.

Attendees will enjoy delicious food from various regions of Latin America, piñatas, games, Spanish Christmas carols and more in this largest New England Latin Christmas celebration.

Register your child/children, as Santa might stop by and check the chimney.

Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children aged under 13.

Register at

Call 617-558-5720 for further information.

Two artists to exhibit

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., is presenting a new exhibition of works by Marjorie Kaye and Carmen Sasso, “Nexus,” now until Dec. 23.

A Third Thursday event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22.

The exhibition represents a constellation of ideas circulating in the present, originating with the ancients, and manifesting in the sculpture and painting of artists Kaye and Sasso.

Kaye examines the relationship between recent two-dimensional paintings and three-dimensional

sculptures. Together the works address the balance between two disciplines, and the singular worlds that arise from their interaction.

Sasso works with ideas that resonate with solace from the Old Testament through the Psalms of David, praising God and confirming faith through the management of fear

Gallery hours are 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment

Visit for more information.

Library fun

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun children’s programming during December.

On Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. kids, ages 1 to 5, can enjoy Reading Readiness, with stories, songs, movement and a craft. Wednesdays will feature Baby Lapsit Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Babies under age 2 will enjoy bounces, rhymes, stories and songs.

Children must be accompanied by caregivers. For more details, call 617-536-0271.

Homework help

Free homework help is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring with trained high-achieving high school students. Homework Help mentor trainings are provided by Harvard University’s Public School Partnerships Team. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program.

Visit or call 617-569-0271 for further information.