Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:
Two artists to exhibit
Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., is presenting “Discovery and Discernment…A Journey Back to Now” by Sandrine Colson and Diane Modica, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 23.
Modica and Colson each explore their rich ancestry and heritage and the connections that the past and the present create within people, the confluence of the visible and invisible forces, the communal nature that we all share with the past and with one another; the seen and unseen history that influences our personal experience.
Modica’s work reflects her Sicilian heritage, launching her on a journey to her family’s roots in Sicily. Her artwork represents connections and emotions born out of a very complex island that has survived centuries of invaders who shaped the Sicilian psyche.
Colson comes from a family of artists and is originally from Provence, France. Her work reflects her rich
Visit www.atlanticworks.org for more information.
Super cold science
The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will welcome educators from the Museum of Science in “Super Cold Science” from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27.
Children will learn how dropping an object's temperature leads to amazing effects. Limited spaces are available; call the branch at 617-569-0271 to register in advance.
The North Suffolk Mental Health Association’s annual fundraiser “Summer Sail” will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at Piers Park Sailing Center, 95 Marginal St.
Festivities will include live music, hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments, sailboat rides in Boston Harbor and a silent auction.
Tickets are $35. Free parking will be available. Proceeds will benefit North Suffolk Mental Health Association’s programs throughout Greater Boston.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.northsuffolk.org or call 617-899-4860.
Musician and educator Mariana Iranzi will present a bilingual concert for children and family at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 28.
Iranzi will get children dancing, playing and singing along to her high quality music in Spanish and English. This free educational and interactive show is fun for the whole family.
For more details, call 617-569-0271.
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.
Fun at the library
The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun programming for children during June and 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.