Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:
Join Boston Harbor Now in a series of four walks celebrating the 35th anniversary of Boston’s HarborWalk. The walks will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on select Saturdays:
Oct. 12 - Walk Two: South Boston – Fan pier; Oct. 19 - Walk Three: Fort Point Channel – Downtown – North End; and Oct. 26 - Walk Four: Charlestown – East Boston.
The registration includes a guided adventurous walk of the waterfront; pre-walk coffee and post-walk refreshments; fanny pack with snacks; and an opportunity to make new friendships and memories.
There will also be a panel discussion about the future of the waterfront public access on Thursday, Oct. 24 (part of the Boston Harbor Speaker Series).
For more information and tickets, visit eventbrite.com. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EBOM: Fall Fest
The East Boston Fall Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at The Eddy Lobby, 10 New St.
Shop local and stock up on everything pumpkin spice, cinnamon and comfy cozy warm. This indoor market will feature local artists, makers, bakers, musicians and more.
For other information, visit facebook.com.
A Community Vigil will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the ICA Watershed, 256 Marginal St.
Registration will begin at 5 p.m. the program will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The impact of drug and alcohol abuse touches many in the community. If you have lost a friend, love one, or colleague to this epidemic, join the EASTIE Coalition and EBNHC in a community vigil to reflect and remember those who have passed. Together, we can remember those we have lost, support each other in our grieving and healing, and de-stigmatize addiction.
For other information, contact Joanna at email@example.com or phone 617-568-6492.
East Boston Farmers Market at Central Square Park (across from Liberty Shopping Center, 200 Border St.) will be open every Wednesday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. through Oct. 16.
In addition to the fresh, local fruits and veggies and local musicians providing a live soundtrack there are also family-oriented events.
HIP/SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons will be accepted.
For more information, visit ebnhc.org.
Oasis for birds walk
A free nature walk will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 15 at Belle Isle Marsh.
The group will meet near the bulletin board at the main parking lot on Bennington Street.
Discover the abundant birdlife at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, a restored wildlife sanctuary on this family-friendly one-mile walk on easy terrain.
Call 978-937-2094, ext. 121 one hour before the start time in case of inclement weather.
This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.
Visit www.mass.gov/dcr/events or call 781-656-1485 for more details.
Pasta and meatball dinner
St Joseph and St. Lazarus Parish’s will host a pasta and meatball dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Parish Hall, 59 Ashley St.
There will be a basket raffle and a 50/50 raffle.
Adults - $15; Children - (ages 6 through 12) $10; Children - (ages 5 and under) free.
For more information, phone 617-569-0406.
The MOAR East Boston meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the North Suffix Mental Health Association, 14 Porter St.
The mission of MOAR – Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery – is to organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions.
For more information, visit moar-recovery.org.
East Boston open market
East Boston Open Market at The Eddy, 10 New St. is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month.
There will be an assortment of local artisan items available as well as free iced tea and lemonade.
For more information, visit eastbostonopenmarket.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fresh truck food market
Stop by Maverick Square on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables from the Fresh Truck mobile market.
Cash, credit, EBT and HIP are all accepted.
For more information, visit www.eastienow.com/event/fresh-truck-food-market.html.
$2 fresh food
The Fair Foods Organization has sites across the city called "two-dollar bag sites." At these sites, bags of fresh fruits and vegetables are sold for just $2 each (usually more than a $12 value) and loaves of fresh bread for $1 each. Fair Foods is open to all and is aimed at increasing access to fresh, affordable, healthy food in Boston communities.
These $2 bags will be available at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, at the Let's Get Movin' office, 120 Liverpool St., from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Friday of the month.
The Fair Foods event at EBNHC is a first-come, first-served, cash only opportunity. The variety of food changes weekly. Bring bags, as they are always needed.
Volunteers are always needed and appreciated as well.
For more information, phone 617-288- 6185 or visit ebnhc.org or www.fairfoods.org.
Bollywood Funk Dance Class for Kids
Bollywood Funk Dance Classes will be held from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. on Wednesdays through Nov. 6 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.
Bollywood funk is a high-energy dance with a mix of Jazz, Hip Hop and Funk fused with the hottest Bollywood beats and moves, designed for children, ages nine and up.
All levels welcome, no experience necessary.
For more information and registration, visit bpl.org/events.
The Countdown to Kindergarten Playgroup will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on (most) Fridays through June 19 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.
All pre-school children who live in Boston, accompanied by a care-giver, are invited to this parent-child playgroup.
For more information and registration, contact Lilliana Artgeaga at 617-308-1098 or email email@example.com.
Peace walks will be held at 6 p.m. on the third Thursdays of the month starting at A-7 Police Station, 69 Paris St.
Walkers can dedicate a song, art, recite a poem, sing a song, or simply walk and pray.
Little free library
The Little Free Library by the corner of Princeton Street and Eagle Square is open every Sunday. All people of all ages are welcome to browse, take a book and leave a book.
Free hot meals
The East Boston Community Soup Kitchen serves free hot meals at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 28 Paris St.
Lunch is served from noon to 2 p.m. and supper is served from 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday.
These meals are available for anyone in the community who are housing and/or food insecure.
This group believes in community, service and kindness. All are welcome at the table.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/eastbostonkitchen/?fref=ts.
Senior Social Club
The new Senior Social Club will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second Monday and fourth Thursday of the month at the East Boston Branch Library at 365 Bremen St. 617-569-0271.
Make new friends and meet old ones over a cup of coffee, snacks and fun activities. Some of the activities that will be offered include film screenings, games, dancing and book discussions.
For more information call 617-569-0271.
Yacht club accepting members
The East Boston Yacht Club is currently accepting new members. The East Boston Yacht Club is a not-for-profit family-oriented social and boating club supported and run by members in the organization, located in the well-protected channel in Boston Harbor just minutes from the Islands at 0 Rice St.
For more information, visit eastbostonyachtclub.com or phone 617-567-9698.
The Magical Realism Writing Workshop Series is held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays at the East Boston Library, 365 Bremen St.
In this course, presented by GrubStreet, people will explore the relationship between the real and unreal by workshopping a short story or a novel chapter. Each week participants read their classmates' work and receive feedback on their own with a particular focus on symbolism, character arcs and real-world connections.
This class is a natural extension of “Magical Realism to Process Real Life,” but new students are more than welcome. Ideally, people will come to class with two-to-five pages ready for the workshop.
For more information and to register, visit bpl.com or phone 617-569-0271.
The East Boston Drum Circle will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at the East Boston Meditation Center, 113 Cottage St. for teen and adult drummers of all ability levels.
Bring frame drums, Native American (style) flutes, tongue drums, sabars and other similar instruments along with the usual djembe, ashiko, dunduns and doumbeks. Facilatator Cathy Stacy will provide shakers, bells, clave and other instruments.
There is a minimum $5 donation per person.
There is plenty of street parking on Cottage and Maverick streets as well as the school parking lot across the street.
For more information or to request a drum rental ($5), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://eastienow.com/event/east-boston-drum-circle.html.
A 60-minute Vinyasa flow class will be held every Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at The Point EB, 20 Orleans St.
The classes are free to members and $5 for non-members.
For more information, visit the pointeb.com.
Baby shower invitation
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) at 10 Maverick Square (4th floor) invites all expectant or new mothers for a baby shower held from noon to 1 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month.
There will be OB/GYN and Pediatrics health and other resource information, healthy lunches, baby gifts and an opportunity to meet other moms and moms-to-be.
To register, phone 617-568-6444.
For learn more about the health center, visit ebnhc.org.
BTU Homework Help
The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through May 28 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.
There will be no assistance when Boston Public Schools are not in session (vacation week or snow days).
For more information, visit bpl.org/events.
Stewardship Saturday at Thompson Island will be held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join other park stewards to enhance native ecosystems and natural processes by studying and influencing changes in park plant biodiversity. People will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology, natural history and cultural significance of landscapes in the park as stewards work side-by-side to improve habitat for the native birds, bugs, trees and flowers of the Boston Harbor Islands.
For more information about the program (which happens rain or shine), what to wear and bring, directions to the EDIC Ferry Terminal (which is notoriously difficult to find the first time) and confirmation (program destination is subject to change based on field conditions), call 617-913-5349 or call/ text email@example.com.