Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

Salary negotiation workshop

The American Association of University Women and the Boston Public Library invite women to a free salary negotiation workshop at the East Boston Branch Library, 356 Bremen St., from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 12.

Women working full-time in the U.S. typically are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid, and this gap is even wider for black women, Latinas and Native women. In this workshop, women will learn how to confidently and successfully negotiate salaries and benefit packages.

AAUW Work Smart in Boston is an initiative of AAUW and the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement to train half the workingwomen of Boston to negotiate their salary and benefits packages over five years.

To register, visit

Call 617-569-0271 or visit for further information.

Benefit breakfast

The Salesian Boys and Girls Club will host the 10th annual Scholarship Breakfast from 6:45 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 17 at the club, which is located at 150 Byron St. The program will start at 7:30 a.m.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will be the guest speaker. Honorees are Albert “Buddy” Mangini, president of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce, and Fr. John Nazzaro, director of missions, SBGC. Richard Gavegnano, president and CEO of East Boston Savings Bank, will be the auctioneer.

Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, call 617-567-0863 or send a check to Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston, 150 Byron St., East Boston, MA 02128.

Further information is available by calling 617-567-0863 or online at

Asian stories

Master storyteller Limin Mo will be the guest of the East Boston Branch Library, 356 Bremen St., from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18.

In honor of Asian-Pacific American Month, master storyteller Mo will share traditional stories from Asia and tales from her childhood growing up in Hong Kong and Taipei during the 1950s. This program is intended for children. Admission is free.

For more information, call 617-569-0271.

Recreational boating

The community is invited to attend a recreational boating on the harbor tour and program from10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the Boston Sailing Center Dock, Lewis Wharf.

Liz Nelson Weaver of Friends of the Boston Harborwalk will lead the program. Participants will be ferried on the Patrick T. Kennedy UB88 from Lewis Wharf to Piers Parks Sailing Center in East Boston, and then on the Charlestown for two more stops. Participants should dress more warmly than they would on land.

A generation ago, Boston Harbor was a dead zone due to years of industrial waste and untreated sewage being dumped in the water. With the Boston Harbor cleanup, recreational boating, fishing and swimming are thriving.

Tickets are $10.

For more details, and to purchase tickets, visit

Oasis for birds

A free nature walk will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 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 or call 781-485-2804, ext. 105 for more details.

Fundraiser for vets

The Italian American War Veterans will sponsor the eighth annual motorcycle bike ride and block party from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, starting at Boston Harley Davidson, 649 Squire Rd., Revere and finishing at Suffolk Downs, 550 McClellan Hwy., East Boston. Registration will start at 10 a.m. with kickstands up at noon. The rain date will be Sunday, May 27.

The 40-mile motorcycle bike ride will travel from Revere to East Boston, followed by a block party with food and drinks, a stunt show, WWII military vehicles and a concert at Suffolk Downs.

Admission is $20 per bike, $20 for an additional passenger and $20 for non-riders attending the concert and barbecue.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to housing modifications for wounded veterans and veterans with brain injuries.

Call 903-340-9402, visit or send an email to for more information.

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 through 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.