Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

Impact travel workshop

HI Boston and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will offer an Impact Travel workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the DCR building, 1 Eliot Circle.

Attendees will take part in a morning of art through mindfulness on Revere Beach and discover the connection between travel and the local environment with DCR staff. They will then participate in a facilitated discussion led by HI Boston staff on how to become a more environmental traveler and share thoughts over lunch. A light lunch will be served.

Space is limited and registration is required for this free program. It is recommended for adults and teens, but all ages are welcome. (Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.)

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For more information, email or call 617-230-5798.

Hip hop culture

The Floor Lords Crew will be showcasing the foundational steps and history of hip-hop culture in Boston at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

The Floor Lords was established in 1981 at the beginning of the Hip-hop culture. Since then, they have played a significant role in the growth of Hip-hop culture, contributing wholeheartedly by helping to define and ultimately expand upon the art of break dancing or more commonly known as “B-boying” around the world.

Admission is free.

Call 617-569-0271 for further details.

Movie in the park

Church at the Well will screen Disney’s animated feature “Moana” in Bremen Street Park at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.

The community is welcome to bring their blankets and chairs and enjoy family friendly entertainment on a 9x16-foot-wide giant screen.

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Concert in the park

Piers Park on Marginal Street will host a free musical concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12.

Indie/jazz group Really From will perform. The Boston-based band derives its sound from influences like Philip Glass, Japanese Math Rock, avant-garde jazz, and minimalism.

Blankets, low beach chairs and picnics are welcome.

Visit or call 617-568-9777 for more information.

Senior Sock Hop

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will host a Senior Sock Hop from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16.

Patrons can put on their dancing shoes and travel back in time to the 1940’s and 50’s, strike a pose at the photo booth, test their knowledge of all things 50’s in a fun trivia game and dance the afternoon away.

Admission is free.

For further information, call 617-569-0271.

Pot luck supper

Zumix, 260 Summer St., will host a community pot luck supper from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17.

The evening will feature a pasta party and storytelling open mic. The community is invited to come eat pasta with Zumix and share a story a-la-The Moth. The showcase will feature the Director’s Cut, Hello, It’s Me and the Recording Lab.

Visit the or call 617-568-9777 for further information.

Coastal bird walk

Mass Audubon and the Department of Conservation and Recreation will offer a guided coastal walking tour at Belle Isle Marsh from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Walkers should meet at the parking lot of the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, 1399 Bennington St.

Mass Audubon’s coastal waterbird education specialist and the Belle Isle Marsh supervisor will look at Boston’s coastal birds. Belle Isle Marsh offers a unique birding experience as it is close to urban life, but also has a highly productive coastal ecosystem.

Registration is required for this free program, online at or by calling 617-983-8500.

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. 31 at Central Square Park.

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.

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Free kayaking will be offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, now through Aug. 22 at Constitution Beach behind the tennis courts and skating rink.

Kayaks will be available for free rental. Children under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian.

This program is sponsored by the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Inc., the Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation and Save the Harbor, Save the Bay.

Call 617-567-5882 or visit for more details.

Group art exhibit

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., is presenting “15 Years on the Edge,” featuring members of the gallery celebrating their 15th anniversary, now through Aug. 18.

A closing reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16.

The Atlantic Works Building is recorded on maps as early as 1892. By 2001, the building consisted primarily of artists and studios. When a large room on the top floor became available in 2002, a number of artists decided to pool their resources and rent it as a group, using the space both for exhibits and whatever creative endeavors seemed appropriate. This was the birth of Atlantic Works – A Collaborative Space for Art and Ideas. The inaugural exhibit was held in February of 2003.

Several of the original 22 people who were in the inaugural show are still active members today. The community is invited to this show celebrating 15 years as co-op gallery and space for nurturing and encouraging artists.

Admission is free. Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment.

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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.