East Boston neighborhood notes

Staff Writer
Link Boston Homes
Here is the Logan Airport tower as seen from the Seaport.

Children’s concert

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will present a free children’s concert at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.

Children can come and join in the fun when the Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble visits the library to present an interactive concert.

Call 617-569-0271 for more details.

Artwork request

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards is calling for local artwork submissions from the community as part of a contest to find defining District 1 displays for her office at Boston City Hall.

She is looking for creative pieces of art to highlight what makes Charlestown, East Boston and the North End special places to live.

Edwards is accepting artwork submissions now to April 1st that encapsulate the unique character and landscapes of the district. The top three submissions will be selected and announced after the April deadline with a ceremony and dinner to follow.

There is no age limit for the contest and all modes or vehicles of expression are welcomed.

Submissions may be sent via e-mail in color PDF form to gabriela.coletta@boston.gov with the subject line “District One Artwork Submission.” Physical submissions can be hand delivered or mailed to One City Hall Square, Suite 550, Boston, MA 02201.

Choral program

A free eight-week choral program for children ages 7-12 will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from April 2 to May 24 at the East Boston Library, 356 Bremen St.

The Boston Children’s Chorus is expanding their programs to East Boston Geared towards children ages 7-12, the eight weeks will be packed with skill-building, cultural exchange and tons of fun, culminating in two performances in May.

The East Boston Choir will perform in BCC’s season finale concert at Dorchester’s Strand Theatre on Sunday, May 20 and in a community concert at the East Boston Library on Thursday, May 24.

Those interested should attend a kick-off rehearsal for parents and children from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 2. This event will include an orientation to BCC, time to meet and mingle with other families in the choir, BCC giveaways and food from a local restaurant.

For more information, call 617-245-6043, email jhieber@bostonchildrenschorus.org or visit www.bostonchildrenschorus.org/our-programs/east-boston

Oasis for birds

A free nature walk will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 7 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, hats and gloves.

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.

Visit www.mass.gov/dcr/events or call 781-485-2804, ext. 105 for more details.

Pizza and comedy

The East Boston Social Centers will host the annual pizza and comedy night at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at Prince Pizzeria, Newbury Street, Route 1 South, Saugus.

Festivities will include lots of laughs with three comedians, prizes, games and unlimited pizza and soft drinks. Prizes will include Red Sox tickets, vacation getaways, gift cards to restaurants, events and services, gift baskets and more.

All proceeds will benefit the programs of the Social Centers, which serve more than 1,000 children, families and senior citizens each year. The Social Centers programs include childcare for children ages two months to 14 years, programming for at-risk youth, summer playschool day camp and senior programming.

Tickets are $35 and include all-you-can-eat cheese pizza and soda. Purchase tickets by April 5; they will nto be sold at the door.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.ebsoc.org/news-events or call 617-569-3321.

Homework help

Free homework help is 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 with trained high-achieving high school students. Homework Help mentor trainings are provided by Harvard University’s Public School Partnerships Team. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program.

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

Library fun

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun children’s programming during March.

On Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. kids, ages 1-5 years old, can enjoy Reading Readiness with stories, songs, movement and a craft. Wednesdays will feature Baby Lapsit Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Babies, under age 2, will enjoy bounces, rhymes, stories and songs. On Fridays at 10 a.m. the library will host a Parent-Child Playgroup/Grupos de Guego. Children, ages 1-5 years, will start to build on their school readiness skills.

Moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome.

For more details, call 617-536-0271.