Celebrate East Boston’s rich culture and community (July 7th – July 15, 2018)

Eastie Week is celebrating its 5th Year Anniversary of highlighting East Boston’s people, community, culture, and history. Join us for over a week of free and low-cost public programming ranging from Community Cruises, cultural events showcasing the neighborhood’s music, food & culture!


Sat, July 7

Come join other volunteers for work and breakfast

For more information contact Kannan Thiru at eastiefarm@gmail.com or 617-335-2278

  • 11:00-12:00 PM: ICA Watershed Tour
  • 12:00-4:00 PM: Garlic Festival at Eastie Farm
  • 12:00-4:00 PM: FREE Velada Latina/Latin Soire @ East Boston Branch Library

© Robert Benson Photography

Celebrate Latin Culture with live music and dancing!

For more information contact Margaret Kelly at mkelly@bpl.org or 617-569-0271

Sponsored by CB Unlimited Tax Consulting and El Mundo Newspaper


Sun, July 8

Join us for an event called Science Under the Sea and experience live tanks with local sea life and learn from marine educators from the aquarium.

For more information contact Natalie Perez at nperez@neaq.org or 617-973-0281

This is a ticketed event, limited walk-up availability.
Please arrive 15 min early

For tickets and more information contact Alex DeFronzo at adefronzo@piersparksailing.org or 617-561-6677

Sponsored by the Piers Park Sailing Center, Boston Harbor Now and The Boston Foundation

Join us for a free community concert in the park! Featuring the Latin Logic band with Boston greats Manolo Mairena, Vicente Lebron, Winfred Medous, Juan Maldonado, Ernesto Diaz, Jim Messbauer, and Angel Subero.

For more information contact Jake Gilman at jgilman@zumix.org or 617-568-9777


Mon, July 9

Join us for the kick-off of Boston Summer Eats, a program that ensures that youth ages 18 and under have access to free and healthy meals during the summer months.  At 1:15 p.m. children will be treated to an interactive storytelling experience and every child will receive a new book to take home.

For more information contact Margaret Kelly at mkelly@bpl.org or 617-569-0271

Come and enjoy music by Matt Heaton, ice cream from the Boston Police Department, henna and face painting, the Bibliocycle, and more!

For more information contact Margaret Kelly, mkelly@bpl.org or 617-569-0271


Tue, July 10
  • 10:00-11:30 AM: FREE The Boston Foundation INFO Session @ ZUMIX Firehouse

TBF invites you to a public info session to find out about their upcoming Open Door Grants program. Come learn about this funding source and meet the staff of TBF. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Open to all, but you must RSVP at opendoor@tbf.org.

For more information contact Jake Gilman at jgilman@zumix.org or 617-568-9777

  • 6:30-8:30 PM: FREE Boston Harbor Cruise

Departing from Piers Park Sailing Center.

This is a ticketed event. Limited tickets are available through these East Boston Partners:

East Boston Public Library  SOLD OUT

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

ABCD

Harborkeepers

Neighborhood of Affordable Housing

Piers Park Sailing Center

Please arrive 30 min early.

For more information contact Christian Merfeld at eastieweek@bostonharbornow.org or 617-398-7733

Sponsored by Boston Harbor Now, The Boston Foundation and Mass Bay Lines


Wed, July 11

  • 12:00-3:00 PM: Farmers Market & Bike Safety by EBNHC

Thu, July 12

Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time to the 1940’s and 50’s!  Strike a pose at our photo booth, test your knowledge at a delightful 50’s trivia game, and dance the afternoon away!

For more information contact Margaret Kelly at mkelly@bpl.org or 617-569-0271

  • 6:00-8:00 PM: Peace Walk
  • 6:00-8:00 PM: FREE East Boston Social Center Celebrates 100 years with a Night of the Arts @ East Boston Social Centers Gym

Featuring youth paint night and art exhibition by East Boston Social Centers’ children and families! Featured professional art donated through the generosity of local artists and the Art Connection. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP for paint night at shirley.fajardo@bostonabcd.org or 617-567-8857

Sponsored by the East Boston Social Centers and the East Boston ABCD


Fri, July 13
  • 8:00-10:00 PM: FREE Community Movie Night @ Brophy Park

Join us in Belmont Square/Brophy Park for a free screening of the Pixar movie Coco (rated PG)! Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on the grass.

For more information call 617-418-8241 or contact Mary Cole at maryc3d.jpna@gmail.com or Manlio Mendes at mmendez@noahcdc.org

Sponsored by JPNA and NOAH.


Sat, July 14

Special work party! A local chef will sauté, on the spot, the greens you pick with rice and veggies. Join a drum circle or open mike!

For more information contact Kannan Thiru at eastiefarm@gmail.com or 617-335-2278

  • 11:00-4:00 PM: FREE Visit to Spectacle Island

Departing from Logan Airport Ferry Terminal

This is a ticketed event. Please arrive 30 min early.

For tickets and information contact the East Boston Social Center at spectacletickets2018@gmail.com

Sponsored by Boston Harbor Now, The Boston Foundation, and Mass Bay Lines.

Connect with family and friends at the ICA Watershed through the art of storytelling. Look, listen, and participate while making connections to artworks through movement, music, poetry, and readings. Get ready to share your art-inspired stories with others!  Activities are recommended for children between the ages of 3 and 8.

For more information visit icaboston.org or contact 617-478-3100

Join the Harborkeepers for the first annual Marine Science and Maritime Festival at DCR’s Constitution Beach in East Boston.

For information contact Magdalena Ayed or Heather O’Brien at theharborkeepers@gmail.com or 617-818-4583

Join famed marine biologist Florencia Vilches for a bilingual presentation on the Southern Right Whales of Argentina: A 47-Year Story Written by Biological Research and Citizen Science

For more information contact Margaret Kelly at mkelly@bpl.org or 617-569-0271


Sun, July 15

Join us for a free community concert in the park! Featuring Hipstory’s Cliff Notez, Tim Hall, VQnC, and Forte.

For more information contact Jake Gilman at jgilman@zumix.org or 617-568-9777