Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

Family flick

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will screen a fun, family-friendly movie from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Kids can watch a recently released movie and enjoy popcorn. Admission is free.

Call 617-569-0271 for further details.

Youth showcase

Piers Park at 95 Marginal St. will host the Zumix Youth Arts Showcase concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27.

Summer students have been forming new bands, learning new skills and working their creative muscles. The community is invited to see all of their hard work at this special showcase.

Blankets, low beach chairs and picnics are welcome. Admission is free.

Visit or call 617-568-9777 for further details.


The Boston Harbor Association and Mayor Marty Walsh will present a Labor Day weekend “Battle of the Barges” fireworks show at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31 over Boston Harbor.

Barges anchored off the North End and Seaport will illuminate the skyline with volleys set to music. Best viewing locations are East Boston’s Piers Park, Christopher Columbus Park and Long Wharf on the waterfront as well as Fan Pier in the Seaport District.

Visit for more details.

Back to school supplies

The Zumix Pathways Program will host a school supplies giveaway from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1 at the Zumix Firehouse, 260 Sumner St.

Zumix participants who are either in high school or are college freshmen will receive the school supplies that they will need to be successful for the upcoming school year. The community is asked to help make this happen by checking out the Amazon WishList at; purchasing items or gift cards and delivering them to Zumix; or making a donation online and note “Back To School Supply Drive” in the comment field

Call 617-568-9777 or email with any questions.

Memory café

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer a free memory café from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Older adults looking to connect with neighbors, those with memory loss, their caregivers and more are invited to join library staff for coffee, tea, light refreshments, creative arts, music and conversation with new friends.

The Memory Cafe is a place where individuals and caregivers can get together in a safe, supportive and engaging environment. People can find community, support, share concerns and celebrate with other people experiencing memory challenges and their care partners. A caregiver must accompany participants requiring special assistance.

For more details, call 617-569-0271.

Farmers’ market

A farmers’ market sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is being held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 25 at Lewis Mall, behind the Maverick MBTA station on Sumner Street.

The produce, herbs, vegetables and fruit are all Massachusetts-grown. Fresh baked goods and fresh fish will also be available. The market will also feature performances by local musicians, information on healthy eating and activities for children.

For more information, visit