Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

Winter Wildlife Detectives

Can you imagine living outside the entire winter like the coyotes do at Belle Island Marsh?

Adults and children, ages five and older accompanied by an adult, are invited to join a DCR Park Interpreter to explore the trails of the Marsh searching for signs (tracks, scat and chews) left by the wild creatures that are active during the winter from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Be ready for chilly weather and a breeze.

Visit or call 781-656-1485 for more details.

Nail Art

Kids, ages 5 years and older, are invited to make your nails a colorful work of art from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

They’ll bring the supplies. You bring the creativity.

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‘Burning Manhood’ exhibition

The Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St. is presenting “Burning Manhood,” a group show featuring artwork exploring the topic of the downgrading of the masculine role in our evolving society through Feb. 22.

Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 2 to 6 p.m. or by appointment.

Visit for other information.

Porrazzo Ice Skating Rink

The Porrazzo Skating Rink at 199 Coleridge St. offers public skating from 1:50 to 3:50 p.m. on Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays, and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays.

Public skating rates are $6 general admission; $6 for skate rentals (available on a first come, first served basis). Skaters 62 and older with I.D. can skate for free.

The arena is a full service skating facility offering an extensive variety of skating programs for all ages and abilities. The facility features birthday parties as well as a snack bar.

For more information, visit or phone 617-567-9571 or 1-888-747-5283.

SAT Prep Workshop

An SAT Prep Workshop designed for teens, ages 13 through 18, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 27, Mar. 5 and Mar. 12 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

The course will focus on test topics that will impact your score the most. Students will learn test strategies to help tackle different types of test questions and how to put it all in context with you college goals.

To reserve a spot, phone the library at 617-569-0271.

New Moon Magic

Join Shira Brenner in a tarot or oracle card reading for the New Moon, an intention setting meditation, journaling, and a 60-minute slow flow vinyasa practice to close out a cycle and manifest the new beginning your heart longs for from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at The Point, 20 Orleans St.

One of the most powerful things we can do for our wellbeing is to cultivate a monthly ritual of connecting to our inner-selves in a supportive and uplifting way. New moons mark a time for completion of any old and outdated thoughts, actions, and patterns; letting go of what no longer serves our lives and calling what will bring us closer to our true Self and our joy. Take this time to pause your busy mind and fill your cup.

Every 28 days, the New Moon offers a new beginning and a clean slate to reorient the heart in the direction of intuition, kindness, and clarity.

Visit for registration and other information. Fee - $25.

Mobile market program

The Fresh Connect Truck will be at 201 Summer St. from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and at 343 Saratoga St. from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout the year.

For more information, visit

Two Dollar-A-Bag Sites

Fair-food Inc. provides fresh vegetables, fruits and an assortment of other products for $2 a bag. All people are welcome; no ID or sign-ups are required. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated to unload, pack and clean up.

The trucks will be at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 120 Liverpool St. from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and at Shore Plaza east, 500 Border St. from 2:30 to 3 on alternate Fridays.

For other information, visit

For questions and concerns, phone 617-288-6185.


The Boston Parks and Recreation is hosting a family-friendly Yoga class as part of the Winter Fitness Series at 6 p.m. on Mondays through April 27 at the BCYF Paris Street Community Center, 112 Park St.

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India that releases stress and increases your energy. Instructors will provide flow movement for all abilities.

Visit or phone 617-534-2355 for other information.

MOAR meetings

The MOAR East Boston meeting is 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

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.

Donations of food and supplies and volunteers to assist are welcomed as well.

For more information, visit

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. on the 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

Peace walks

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.

Kindergarten playgroup

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

SCSEP information sessions

If you are an income eligible job seeker, age 55 years or older from Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties, you can attend an information session to learn about the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at 10 a.m. on most Fridays at Operation ABLE, 174 Portland St. (5th Floor).

This is an earn-while-you learn program which can led to a return to the regular workforce.

Pre-registration at is encouraged; walk-ins are welcome.

Food pantry

The Grace Church Federated will host a food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays in the church basement, 760 Saratoga St.

For more information, visit or phone 617-569-5358.

Parent-Child Playgroup

Parent-Child Playgroups (for children 6 years of age and younger) will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. on the second and third Saturdays of the month at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

The participants will enjoy learning activities such as play time, story time, circle time, and gross/sensory time. This is a great opportunity to meet other families in the community and connect with local resources.

The group is sponsored by the East Boston Family Engagement Network.

Visit for other information.

Vinyasa flow

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 Monthly Unlimited Members and $5 for non-members.

For more information, visit the

STEAM Saturday

The New England Aquarium will visit the BCYF Paris Street Community Center, 112 Paris St. from 1 to 3 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month through May 23.

Come explore family-friendly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities. Finding out if you are taller than a whale rib, learning about the ocean and the animals that live there, and joining in to protect the blue planet are just a few of the fun and interesting things to check out.

For more information, phone 617-635-5125.

Drum Circle

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.

The group welcomes 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. Facilitator 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 or visit

Community suppers

The Grace Church Federated, 760 Saratoga St. hosts a monthly community supper at 5 p.m. on the last Saturday. It’s free and open to all.

For more information, visit or phone 617-569-5358.

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.

For more information, visit or email

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.

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

Water: Medium & Mirror exhibition

The Water: Medium & Mirror exhibition, curated by Stephanie Arnett, will be on view through June 16 at the ClipArt Gallery at the Clippership Wharf, 65 Lewis St.

Water is essential to all known life. It was the medium within which the first simple organisms moved and thrived. It comprises the majority of the cells in our bodies. We build our cities around it and search the outer reaches of our galaxy for signs of its presence.

The artists of the exhibition allude to this relationship in their materials and subject matter, to form a portrait of this simple elemental fluid, from which all life’s complexity has arisen.

Gallery hours: Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

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