Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:
Boston Harbor Now, in partnership with the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, the Wharf District Council and the City of Boston, will present the Boston Harbor fireworks at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 30.
There will be a brilliant display from two barges located between Long Wharf and Fan Pier.
Ideal viewing locations are from Piers Park in East Boston, Christopher Columbus Park in the North End and Fan Pier in the Seaport District.
This is also the weekend of the Harborfest celebrations on the Waterfront.
Further information can be found at www.bostonharbornow.org.
Multicultural arts festival
The first ever Eastie Multicultural Music and Arts Festival “Uniting Borders,” will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 at Suffolk Downs, 525 William F. McClellan Hgwy.
The goal of this festival is to gather as a community, highlight local talent and celebrate the diverse cultures of the city.
Musicians will include Alexander and His Orquestra performing salsa, merengue and bachata music; Jimado Musicall; Salvadoran band Grupo Los Nitidos; Gian Faraone and Aida Silva; youth performer Sebastian Medina; dance groups Veronica Robles Dancers; Pumawari Tusuy; and Los Tunateros de Boston. There will be lots of children’s activities, food vendors, arts and crafts and much more.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/multicultural-fest-uniting-borders for more information and to purchase tickets. Call 781-558-5102 for more details.
The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will host a community potluck luncheon from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 30.
This community potluck meal will celebrate ties to the world and to one another. The library will provide a variety of foods and snacks to enjoy, including gluten-free options and honey tastings from its beehives. Patrons are encouraged to bring a dish or two, share recipes and enjoy spending time with friends and neighbors.
Recipes in Spanish, Kreyol and other languages are welcome. Translations are appreciated.
For more information, call 617-569-0271.
ICA Watershed opening day
The Institute of Contemporary Art will open the ICA Watershed, a new seasonal space in East Boston, with free events from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.
Housed in a former copper pipe and sheet metal factory in the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Mariana, the 15,000 square foot will be a place to gather and experience immersive artwork. The Watershed is always free and ferry service is included with ICA admission.
The Watershed will open with works by Diane Thater, a pioneering voice in video installation known for immersive, atmospheric spatial transformations. This installation will illuminate the Watershed with colored light and moving image projections while reflecting on the fragility of the natural world.
For more information, visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3100.
Oasis for birds
A free nature walk will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 7 at Belle Isle Marsh. Walkers will meet at the main parking lot on Bennington Street.
Walkers of all ages can discover the abundant birdlife at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, a restored wildlife sanctuary. They will walk while birding for a distance of a mile on easy level terrain.
Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them. Dress for the weather in warm layers of clothing, sturdy hiking boots or shoes, hats and gloves. Inclement weather may cancel; call 978-937-2094, ext. 121 one hour before the start time.
This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.
Visit www.mass.gov/dcr/events or call 781-485-2804, ext. 105 for more details.
Fun at the library
The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun programming for children during July.
The programs will include Story Time for children, ages 1-5, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays; tinkering and inventions for youth at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays; baby lap-sit for children, younger than 2, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays; and Yu-Gi-Oh Club at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Caregivers must accompany children to these programs.
For more details, call 617-569-0271.