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 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Belle Isle Marsh, 1236 Bennington St.

Attendees will take part in a morning of discovery about travel and the local environment. They can experience DCR’s Belle Isle Marsh Reservation and learn how to become a more environmental traveler.

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.)

To register, send an email to

For more information, call 781-656-1485 or visit

Birds of prey

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will welcome the Mass Audubon Society in a presentation on Birds of Prey at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

An educator from Mass Audubon will visit and bring live birds to the library. The talk will look at the birds’ characteristics, where they can be found locally and how to help preserve their habitats.

Call 617-569-0271 for more details on this free program.

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.

Mexican Independence Day celebration

La Noche Mexicana will host a Mexican Independence Day celebration from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Veronica Robles Cultural Center, 175 McClellan Hgwy.

This outdoor party will have music to dance to, pozole, tacos, street corn, beer and wine as well as activities such as loteria (Mexican bingo), piñatas for various age groups and more.

Festivities will also include performances by Veronica Robles and her Mariachi Band, Zaira Meneses with her project Son Jarocho and Juan C. Marin.

Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Children under 11 years are admitted free.

Visit or call 781-558-5102 for more information. Tickets are available at

Two artists show work

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., is presenting an exhibition “Fabrications,” paintings by Diane Teubner and Brian Jude Reardon, now through Sept. 29.

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

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.

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.