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Reserve your spot for a fundraiser at the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. to watch the Boston Harbor fireworks. The fundraiser will take place on the Nantucket Lightship/LV-112; the ship’s berth has one of the best views of Boston’s vibrant city skyline from the East Boston waterfront.

Area residents are encouraged to reserve a spot onÊNantucket/LV-112’s weather deck, with friends and family, to watch a spectacular fireworks display in Boston’s inner harbor.Ê

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

The proceeds for the event go t the Nantucket Lightship/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.

There will be a $25 donation per person. Tickets can be purchased onÊ EventBrite.Ê

LV-112 is berthed at the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, 256 Marginal St., East Boston, MA. There’s free parking on Marginal St. next to the Shipyard, but may be limited due to holiday weekend volume.
Best option is public transportation. MBTA Subway: take Blue Line to Maverick Station, walk to shipyard/marina (approx. 15 walk),Êview walking route. Water Taxi to Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, stop #68 view map.
For more information, contact: 617.797.0135 or email.


The Gove Street Citizens Association

The Gove Street Citizens Association canceled it’s August meeting.

The next meeting is scheduled for September 24, at the Cathy McLean Community Room inside Logan Airport’s CONRAC building.



The class will be held at Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard St. 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 Êinformal Êand friendly

Italian language and culture classes. ÊWednesday afternoons from 1:15 to Ê2 45 p.m.

For info call 617-846-8538


East Boston           Tech Meetup

The purpose of the East Boston Tech Meetup is to build a community of people currently working in tech or those aspiring to move into a tech career who live or work in East Boston. These meetings will be held in the heart of Maverick Landing conveniently located steps from the Maverick T station, in the Maverick Landing Meeting House at 31 Liverpool St.


Social Centers Senior Lunch

If you are age 65+, 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 Kit Clark Senior Services provides a hot, nutritious lunch along with wonderful socialization Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.  A suggested donation of $2 is asked.


Check out What’s Happening at the East Boston Branch Library

Check out What’s Happening at the East Boston Branch Library!!

Teen Listening Skills Workshop

Saturday, August 25th at 2 p.m.

Sharpen your listening skills just in time for the school year with local educator Kim Kerrigan!

Bees & Honey / Abejas y Miel

Thursday, Sept. 6th at 6:15 p.m.

Dave Strickler, an avid local beekeeper, will give a talk on honeybees in urban environment, what it’s like to raise honeybees in your backyard, and the small things you can do to help honeybees flourish. He’ll also bring a sampling of honeys for tasting that will delight your taste buds and change the way you think about honey.

Introduction to Genealogy

Monday, Sept. 10th at 6:30 p.m.

Interested in learning about your family history, but not sure how to begin? Getting Started in Genealogy will teach you the basics of genealogical research. Topics will include how to begin, how to find available resources, how to record and organize your research and much more.

Jeanne Belmonte is a board member of the of the East Boston Museum and Historical Society and a professional genealogist/family historian with more than 10 years of research experience.

Sponsored by the Friends of the East Boston Branch Library.

Birds of Prey

Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.

Mass Audubon Society returns to the East Boston Branch of the BPL with Birds of Prey.  Live birds will be present!!!!!

Orientation Workshop for Foreign-Trained Professionals

Saturdays, Sept. 22nd and 29th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us for a New Immigrants Orientation Workshop! We are bringing in experts to answer questions and provide resources that will help recent immigrants build on their foreign training to reach their potential in the United States. Attendance is FREE.  Participants are expected to attend both sessions.

Sponsored by the African Bridge Network and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement.

Book Discussion Club:  Substance Use Recovery Memoirs and Stories:

Thursday, Sept. 27th at 6:30 p.m.

For our September Book Discussion Club, we will be focusing on memoirs and stories that talk about substance use, addiction, and recovery as part of SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month.

Starting August 20th, choose from a selection of titles ranging from graphic novels to fiction to first-hand accounts from people in recovery. Print, ebook and audiobook options are available. We will meet on September 27th to discuss the books we have selected while enjoying light refreshments.


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

Grace Church Federated is a United Church of Christ and Episcopal church located at 760 Saratoga Street, East Boston.   All are welcome.  Please join us for our Sunday morning service at 9:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour.  We also have a Food Pantry open to all East Boston residents, every Saturday from 10 a.m. Ð noon.  For additional information regarding our church services or food pantry, please visit our website:


tech goes home

Tech Goes Home is a computer based program with the goal of ensure that all low-come residents of Greater Boston are equipped with the tools, training, and access to support 21st  Century skills development. The TGH program offers resident the ability to improve their quality of life as new member of the online community.

What’s included for Boston residents?

¥ 15 Hours of Computer training

¥ A web based curriculum designed to help you access resources throughout the internet.

¥  The option to purchase a brand new computer for just $50

¥  Help accessing significantly discounted high-speed internet for qualified participants

If you interested in participating or have any questions,Speak to a staff at ABCD East Boston APAC or Call 617-567-8857.

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