Community News

Harborkeepers Presents the Marine and Maritime Festival

On Saturday July 20th 2019 from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. the Harborkeepers is presenting the Marine & Maritime Festival at DCR Constitution Beach Barnes Avenue East Boston.  

This event is sponsored by HYM, Channel Fish, Cape Air, Save the HarborSave the Bay Better Beaches Program and the Massachusetts DCR.

This event will feature Marine activities, Arts & Performances by Veronica Robles Cultural Center, The United States Coast Guard, Pirates, the New England Aquarium and many more engaging and fun things to do.   The Festival is free admission for all.

Harborkeepers is a 501(c)3 non-profit with  a mission to promote marine education, community engagement and environmental stewardship in our urban coastal neighborhoods and beyond.   Last year hundreds of people attended the festival and no waste was generated by single use beverage containers.   We welcome all to attend and encourage people to bring a reusable water bottle. Please visit www.harborkeepers.org for more info.

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Annual Summer Potluck

Monday, July 8th, 2019 | 6:30-9pm

Golden Stairs Terrace Park

Buy your raffle tickets today! Click here.

Bring a dish to share, and enjoy a fun evening with neighbors. BONUS: This potluck counts as a “monthly” meeting for the purposes of voting in August, September, and October.

Sign up here to tell us what you’re bringing (That way we don’t have 50 versions of potato salad!)

There will be a raffle to raise money to fund our annual expenses. We have lots of great raffle prizes this year, including 2 round trip tickets from Boston to Nantucket on Cape Air! A full list of raffle prizes is available on the raffle website. Raffle tickets can be purchased via Credit/Debit card only. To avoid long wait times at the event, please purchase your raffle tickets online by clicking here. Ticket prices are as follows:

10 for $10

20 for $15

30 for $20

50 for $35

70 for $50

We look forward to seeing you there!

Celebrate Independence Day on Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 — Two Events!

July 2: Boston Harbor Fireworks

Watch the Boston Harbor fireworks from the decks of the famed floating lighthouse, Nantucket Lightship/LV-112, which has one of the best views of Boston’s vibrant city skyline from the East Boston waterfront. This also is a chance to tour Nantucket/LV-112, the largest U.S. lightship ever built.

The event is Tuesday, July 2, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (fireworks start at nightfall).

Anyone who wants to reserve a spot and join us on Nantucket LV-112’s weather deck, with friends and family, to watch a spectacular fireworks display in Boston’s inner harbor.

You can bring picnic supper, your favorite beverages, beach/lawn chairs to sit on the decks of Nantucket LV-112, which will remain at the dock. We’ll supply the ship and panoramic view. The ship’s powerful rotating light beacon will be activated just before the fireworks begin.

This is a fundraising event for Nantucket LV-112, for which we still have much restoration work to do. The ship’s future solely depends on the generous contributions of corporations, private foundations, maritime enthusiasts and individuals such as you.

We request a $25 donation per person. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. For more information, contact us at: [email protected]

LV-112 is berthed at the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, 256 Marginal St., East Boston, MA. Street parking is available near the shipyard, but it’s limited due to holiday volume. Best option is public transportation. MBTA Subway: take Blue Line to Maverick Station, walk to shipyard/marina (approx. 15-minute walk). Water taxi service (617-227-4321) is also avaiiable to the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, stop #68.

July 4: Watch USS Constitution Turnaround Cruise from Nantucket Lightship LV-112

View the USS Constitution, a National Historic Landmark, from the deck of another National Historic Landmark, the Nantucket Lightship LV-112. Kicking off Boston’s Independence Day celebration, the USS Constitution will participate in its annual turnaround cruise in Boston Harbor. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, “Old Ironsides” is the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. Join us on board Nantucket LV-112 to celebrate. The famous floating lighthouse, which is berthed on the East Boston waterfront, has one of the best views of this spectacular event. Space is limited to the first 60 people who reserve with a $25 donation (see details below). This also is a chance to tour Nantucket LV-112, the largest U.S. lightship ever built.

This event will be Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   

Anyone who wants to see these two National Historic Landmark vessels on the same historic day.

Again you can bring a picnic lunch, your favorite beverages and beach/lawn chairs to sit on the decks of LV-112, which will remain at the dock. We’ll supply the ship and panoramic views. 

This is also a fundraising event for LV-112, for which we still have much work to do; visit our. The ship’s restoration currently is solely dependent on the generous contributions of corporations, private foundations, special-interest groups and individuals such as you.

For this spectacular event, we request a $25 donation per person. Space is limited, so make a reservation now for everyone in your family! Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite. For more information, contact us at: [email protected]

Nantucket LV-112 is berthed at the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, 256 Marginal St., East Boston. Street parking is available near the shipyard, but it’s limited due to holiday volume. Best option is to take public transportation. MBTA Subway: take Blue Line to Maverick Station, walk to marina (approx. 15-minute walk). Water taxi service (617-227-4321) is also avaiiable to the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, stop #68.

For more information on these two events, contact us at: [email protected]

East Boston High Class of 1969 50th Reunion

September 28, 2019  

Winthrop Elks Lodge

191 Washington Ave.

Winthrop, MA 02152

7 p.m.-11 p.m.    $50 Per person

Any classmate who has not received a ‘save the date’ postcard, or for more info

Please contact  Corinne (Caggiano)  Barisano via email: [email protected]

East Boston Social Center’s Senior Program Now Offering Spanish Language Classes

The Senior Program at the East Boston Social Centers is now offering Spanish Language Classes for adults over 60 years old.  Classes are held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Room 209.  All are welcome to attend.  Class is taught by Mr. Montaro.  No need to register, just come by on Wednesday at 10 a.m. for this fun class.  The East Boston Social Centers is located at 68 Central Square.

Grace Church News Services

Grace Church Federated is an Episcopal/United Church of Christ church located at 760 Saratoga St., in East Boston.  All are welcome.  Please join us for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour.  We also have a food pantry on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon in the church basement.  There are a number of ways you can help us to serve East Boston.  Volunteer at or contribute to the food pantry.  Sing with the Festival of Lessons and Carols choir.  Bring a dish to the monthly Sunday evening community suppers.  Participate in the Sunday worship service.  Help with SundaySchool.  Visit the Grace Church web site at www.gracechurcheastie.org or call the church at 617-569-5358 for more information.

East Boston Senior Lunch Program

If you are 60+ years of age, the East Boston Social Centers at 68 Central Square in East Boston has a table and a meal waiting for you!

The Senior Lunch Program sponsored by ETHOS Congregate Meal Program provides a hot, nutritious lunch, along with wonderful socialization, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A suggested donation of $2 is asked.

We welcome seniors from our East Boston Community and surrounding areas.

Learn Italian Free

The class will be held at Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street Winthrop  for residents age 55 and above.

Whether you have Italian ancestry, or just want to learn one of the world’s most beautiful languages, join us at  informal  and friendly Italian language and culture classes. Wednesday afternoons from 1:15 to  2:45 p.m.

For info call 617-846-8538.

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