East Boston neighborhood notes
Oasis for birds walks
Both beginner and advanced birders will enjoy discovering and learning about the fascinating birds of Belle Isle Marsh and vicinity during a free nature walk, co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh and the DCR.
The walks will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month (except on holidays).
Belle Isle Marsh is a restored wildlife habitat that attracts a yearly count of 265 species of birds. The group will meet at the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, 1399 Bennington St. in East Boston.
Visit www.mass.gov/doc/belle-september-2021-programs/download or phone 781-656-1485 for more details.
Harbor Healing Wellness Fest
Join Save the Harbor/Save the Bay from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 for a family-friendly day of health, wellness and fitness on Constitution Beach.
Enjoy yoga and family fitness classes from TrillFit, a free Soca dance class from Aashka Dance Company, music, kayaking and more. There will also be health resources and wellness vendors.
Open to people of all ages. The event is completely free.
Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSes2ht7aAkgacUectB6YgVGEgWhtJyS9ExapxNfptdDRFSOTg/viewform.
Sundown Stand-up: Full & New Moon Comedy in the Wild, Eastie
Bring a chair. Mind your distance. Laugh.
Comedians and comedy fans will gather to guffaw in awe at 5:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 6 and at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20 as Like 2 Laugh Productions presents Sundown Stand-Up: Full and New Moon Comedy at Condor Street Urban Wild, 300 Condor St.
RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/e/sundown-stand-up-full-new-moon-comedy-in-the-wild-eastie-tickets-117192705537.
Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-wide Scavenger Hunt
Boston Harbor Now and partners will host “Explore Boston Harbor” scavenger hunts in six locations around the Waterfront: Georges Island, Spectacle Island, Charlestown, Downtown Boston, East Boston and South Boston through Monday, Oct. 11.
Each hunt has been carefully crafted to reflect the unique history and culture of the area and includes multiple choice, short-answer, and open-ended questions, as well as photo submissions. Participants can play by themselves or as a team and experience the harbor in a completely new way.
To play, visit https://edventurebuilder.com/BHN, select your hunt. Participate as much or as little as desired.
Yoga @ Pier's Park with Amanda Lee
Yoga with a view. Join Amanda for an all-levels slow flow class on the green at Pier's Park, 95 Marginal St. at 9:15 a.m. on Saturdays and at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Amanda helps busy humans slow down & recharge their batteries through movement + breath via slow vinyasa flow.
Visit www.amandaleeyoga.com for more information and registration ($10).
Free Yoga Classes
Yoga classes will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Mondays at Recovery on the Harbor, 983 Bennington St.
The classes are free and open to all levels.
Visit www.facebook.com/ROHEastBoston for more information.
Beginner ESL Speaking class
The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St. will host a Beginner ELS Speaking class from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Dec. 20.
This class will provide beginner students an opportunity to speak English. Classes will begin by reviewing a basic level grammar point such as question words or present simple, and then students will practice using that language in speaking.
Visit www.bpl.org/events for more information and registration.
East Boston Farmers Market
The East Boston Farmers Market will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 13 at the Central Square Park (across from Liberty Shopping Center, 200 Border St.).
In addition to healthy and local food, there will be art and music, bike clinics, fun and wellness activities for the whole family, and community information and resources. Summer Eats: Free meals for kids.
SNAP/EBT/HIP/WIC/Senior Farmers Market coupons accepted.
Find more information at www.ebnhc.org/en/food-access/farmers-market.html.
Comedy Night at Eastie Farm
Catch some fresh stand-up comedy at Eastie Farm, 294 Sumner St. from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays through Nov. 4 following health and safety guidelines.
Some of Boston's best will work out five-to-seven-minute sets before the big leagues…
Comedians RSVP and Audience grab a ticket (and other relevant information) at www.eventbrite.com/e/fresh-stand-up-comedy-at-eastie-farm-farm-team-tickets-117202988293.
$10 suggested donation. Contributions go 50/50 to Eastie Farm (https://eastiefarm.com) and the comedians.
Piers Park Sailing Center programs
Piers Park Sailing Center, 95 Marginal St. offers accessible recreational, educational and personal growth opportunities in marine science and community sailing for people of all ages and abilities onsite and online throughout the year.
Visit https://piersparksailing.org for more information and registration.
East Boston Social Centers programs
East Boston Social Centers, Inc., 68 Central Square provides services to support individuals across the age spectrum; from 0-99 years old.
To learn more about the programs, check the links for Early Learning (2 months to 5 years), Out of School Time (ages 5 to 14), Boston Youth Network (ages 14-17), and Active Adults Center (ages 55+), along with other information at www.ebsoc.org.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston offers accessible and affordable after-school time programming to children and teens in Boston and Chelsea.
Activities include music, art and crafts; science and technology projects; sports, fitness and recreation; and field trips. Life Skills, Leadership Training and Ready to Work programs are also offered.
Visit www.bgcb.org for more information and registration.
BCYF programs and services
The Boston Center for Youth and Families offers a variety of arts and computer activities,
recreational programs, virtual field trips, workshops and services both remotely and in person for children, youth, individuals and families at 36 facilities, including community centers and pools.
Visit www.boston.gov/departments/boston-centers-youth-families for more information and registration.
Go anytime, anywhere with an all-access pass to health and fitness from the YMCA of Greater Boston which includes access to all YMCAs across the Commonwealth.
Get the full YMCA GO experience for free.
Go to ymcago.org for more information and registration.
East Boston Museum on Facebook
For a collection of photographs, artifacts and documents along with upcoming discussions at The East Boston Museum – where history connects – go to www.facebook.com/EastBostonMuseum.
Future Readers Book Club and events
The Boston Public Library hosts the Future Readers Club for children, ages five years and younger, and their caregivers, with a goal of reading 1,000 books together before the child begins kindergarten.
Register at bpl.org to keep track of the books you read together and earn badges for your young milestones at bostonpl.beanstack.org.
In addition, the BPL offers an assortment of programs as part of the Future Readers Club to engage children in stories, songs, finger play and crafts.
Visit bpl.org/events for more information and registration to each event.
Free meals/food resource information
Boston Eats will provide free nutritious breakfast and lunch to city kids and youth – 18 years of age and under – through 2021. No ID or registration required.
Visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/boston-eats or phone 1-800-645-8333 for a list of meal locations. A list of food pantries and soup kitchens, along with other information is also included.
Visit foodpantries.org for a list of current food pantries, food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc.
Contact Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at 800-645-8333 if you need additional food resources.
EB Community Soup Kitchen – Take Out Tuesdays + Help needed
The East Boston Community Soup Kitchen, located at the Our Savior Lutheran Church, 28 Paris St., is open on Tuesdays for free grab and go meals.
They strive to provide a sense of community to those affected by hunger, homelessness and difficult life circumstances, while offering the humane treatment and compassion that many people struggle to receive in their everyday lives.
Help ensure they can be a force of hope in the East Boston community for years to come. Here are a few simple actions that can make a world of difference for them:
– Donate kitchen supplies, clothes and other necessities
– Sponsor a hot meal for their guests
– Volunteers with vans or pickup trucks to do food pickup from various locations from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays
All donations are tax-deductible and incredibly appreciated.
Visit Ebkitchen.org or follow on Facebook.com for more information.
‘Our Daily Bread’ Food Pantry
“Our Daily Bread” Food Pantry at Crossroads Family Center, 56 Havre St. will be open from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays for all East Boston residents who are urgently in need of food. Food is distributed through the white door on the side of the building.
Crossroads is working closely with the Greater Boston Food Bank, Project Bread and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center to ensure that the bags they distribute are stuffed with fresh, nutritious food.
For further information related to the pantry or to make a donation of non-perishable food items, contact the pantry at email@example.com.
Visit ebcrossroads.org/find-help/food-pantry for more information.
East Boston food and community resources
The Central Assembly of God Church has compiled a comprehensive list of places (Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Community Centers, and other community resources) that serves the marginalized people in the community and these organizations need your help.
Please consider donating food and beverages, toiletries, cleaning products, PPE, gift cards, money, and your time/talents (volunteer services) so they can continue serving those in need.
If you are in need of services, these organizations are here to help you.
Visit cagboston.com/east-boston-food-and-community-resources.html for more information.
Mutual Aid Eastie Network
Mutual Aid Eastie Network is a powerful way to build strong connections – we all have something to offer and something we need.
For information and to get involved in the Mutual Aid Eastie Network, visit whatsupeastie.com where you will find links to a variety of resources.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the Network and/or ways to participate.