Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

Two artists show work

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., will present an exhibition “Fabrications,” paintings by Diane Teubner and Brian Jude Reardon, from Sept. 8 through 29.

The community is invited to an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 and a Third Thursday program and artists’ talk from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Two painters respond to the made, constructed, assembled. Teubner attends to interval, measure and rhythms in her paintings, looking to textiles – their structure, designs and embellishments – as a source for her explorations.

Reardon creates paintings of classic vehicles and farm tractors, experimenting with the play of bright colors as they describe form. For him, they are simple objects of desire executed in oil.

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

Visit for more information.

Community party

Zumix, 260 Summer St., will host the Radio Block Party from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Festivities will include live musical performances, food, beer and wine, lawn games, prizes, craft vendors and more. Admission is free.

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


The Institute of Contemporary Art’s Watershed, a new seasonal space in East Boston, will host a free storytelling program from 11 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Mariana.

Families can look, listen and participate while making connections to artworks through movement, music, poetry and readings and share their art-inspired stories with others. Activities are recommended for children, ages 3–8.

The Watershed is always free and ferry service is included with ICA admission.

For more information, visit or call 617-478-3100.

Introduction to genealogy

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer a free introduction to genealogy workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10.

The class will teach the basics of genealogical research, with topics including how to begin, how to find available resources, how to record and organize research and more.

The workshop will be taught by Jeanne Belmonte, a board member of the East Boston Museum and Historical Society and a professional genealogist and family historian with more than 10 years of research experience.

Call 617-569-0271 for more details.

Citizenship information

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will host a free drop-in USCIS immigration information session on benefits from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.

A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration officer will give general information on immigration issues such as naturalization and citizenship, eligibility requirements, permanent residency, filing procedures, avoiding scams and finding low cost and safe advice. This is a cooperative effort of USCIS, the Mayor’s Office for Immigration Advancement and Boston Public Library.

Call John McCarthy at 617-565-9430 for more information.

Museum at night

The Institute of Contemporary Art’s Watershed, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., will host Watershed at Night from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14.

The evening will be a special opportunity to experience Diana Thater’s luminescent work at night before the Watershed closes for the season on Oct. 8.

The ICA Watershed is always free, and the ICA Ferry is free with ICA admission (and for members always). Tickets to this event are required for everyone, including members, and are first come, first served.

For more information and to register for free tickets, visit or call 617-478-3100.

Oasis for birds

A free nature walk will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 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. 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.

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.

For more information, visit

Fun at the library

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun programming for children during September.

The programs will include Story Time for children, ages 1-5, at 10:30 a.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.