East Boston neighborhood notes

Staff Writer
Link Boston Homes

Walking tour

The Friends of the HarborWalk will host a free, guided walking tour of the East Boston harbor walk from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 20.

Jan Engelman will lead the tour of the HarborWalk between Brophy Park and Logan Airport. Walkers will meet at Brophy Park at 414 Sumner St. They will explore the area between Jeffries Point to its northern terminus at the Hyatt Boston Harbor Hotel and will go over what was once open ocean. East Boston and Logan Airport were built on shallow bays and five islands: Apple, Noddle’s, Hog, Bird’s and Governor’s. From the hotel participants can take a water taxi or shuttle.

To RSVP and for more information, visit www.bostonharbornow.org.

Fundraiser for vets

The Italian American War Veterans will sponsor the seventh annual motorcycle bike ride and block party from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, starting at Boston Harley Davidson, 649 Squire Rd., Revere and finishing at Suffolk Downs, 550 McClellan Hwy., East Boston. Registration will start at 10 a.m. with kickstands up at noon. The rain date will be Sunday, May 28.

The 40-mile motorcycle bike ride will travel from Revere to East Boston, followed by a block party with food and drinks, a stunt show, WWII military vehicles and a concert at Suffolk Downs.

Admission is $20 per bike, $10 for an additional passenger and $20 for non-riders attending the concert and barbecue.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to housing modifications for wounded veterans and veterans with brain injuries.

Call 903-340-9402, visit www.theyfoughtweride.com or send an email to itamvets@gmail.com for more information.

Visual arts class

The Elliot School of Fine and Applied Arts will host a youth visual arts class at 4 p.m. for five weeks starting Tuesday, May 23 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Students will learn to embrace unusual materials and unfamiliar tools and transform recycled scraps into beautiful art. Projects will include book making, murals and shadow puppets. The class is best suited for children, ages 5-10.

To reserve a spot, call 617-536-0271

Benefit breakfast

The Salesian Boys and Girls Club will host the ninth annual Scholarship Breakfast from 6:45 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, at the club, 150 Byron St. The program will start at 7:30 a.m.

Governor Charles Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh will be the guest speakers.

Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, call 617-567-0863 or send a check to Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston, 150 Byron St., East Boston, MA 02128.

Further information is available at www.salesianclub.com.

New art exhibition

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., will display a new exhibition “Replacements” now to May 27.

This group art show features art, life and beauty in a time of overwhelming unbalance.

Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment. Visit www.atlanticworks.org for more information.

Fun at the library

A series of fun, free children’s activities will be held during May at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Featured will be sing along at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, family story time at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays, baby lapsit story and games at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Countdown to Kindergarten playgroup at noon on Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. on Fridays.

For more details, call 617-268-0180.

Homework help

Free homework help will be available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program.

Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-569-0271 for further information.