Latest News Round-up from the Friends of the East Boston Greenway: Next meeting set for 9/25/14


Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen Street

Announcements & Things Happening In the NeighborhoodWood Island Vista
Photo Slideshow of East Boston Greenway Connector
See beautiful pictures of the new trail and opening celebration from the end of summer. Thanks to Janet Knott, the Chief of Staff to Councilor Sal LaMattina, for her wonderful pictures and slideshow. Share this virtual tour with family and friends to show what the community has accomplished!
Slideshow posted to YouTube here:

Zumix Run to the Beat 5K – Race on the Greenway!
Sunday, Septmber 21, 2014 – Race at 9am, Registration starts 8am

Meet at Piers Park, Marginal Street, East Boston
Massport and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center present ZUMIX’s RUN 2 the BEAT, Boston’s most scenic, musical, and fun 5K! Starting in Piers Park with incredible skyline views, our flat and fast race course takes you through Eastie’s incredible green spaces with live music along the route to help you push your pace and have fun! We invite you to run in costume, dressed as your favorite musical icon – either as a soloist or in a SUPERGROUP of four or more runners! You’ll be joined by over 400 runners of all ages and fitness levels. Together, we’ll raise over $25,000 to support ZUMIX’s work empowering youth and building community through music and the arts. Check in begins at 8am, race starts at 9am. After the race, join us for a post-run celebration, with performances from ZUMIX youth, food, games, and more! Prizes awarded to the fastest runners and best costumes! This year, we’re improving our race timing by using chip timing so that you can be sure your time is 100% accurate! Low registration fee of $35 for solo adults, and $30 for adults in supergroups. Youth (under 18) are only $15! Register here: For more information visit

Watercolor Painting Workshop at Belle Isle Urban Wild
Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 – 2:00pm

And also Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:00 – 2:00pm
12:00 – 2:00pm Belle Isle Urban Wild, 1150 Saratoga Street, East Boston (Behind CVS & Excel Academy)
The watercolor painting workshops enable artist of all skill levels to create their own green-space inspired masterpiece. Learn how to capture Boston’s landscape with tips and techniques provided by local artists. Materials provided. Presented by Boston Parks and recreation. 617-961.3051 Flyer Attached.

Belle Isle Harvest Festival
Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00 – 3:00pm
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, 1298 Bennington Street, East Boston
The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh present this annual family friendly event complete with horse-drawn hayrides, live music, arts, animals, pumpkin decorating and information tables representing local environmental advocacy organizations.

NEW East Boston Open Space Map & Guide Available!  
A brand new edition of the East Boston Open Space Map & Guide, produced by Boston Natural Areas Network is now available! This popular map was last issued several years ago, and since then a number of new parks, gardens and pathways have been added to East Boston’s landscape- including the new Greenway Connector. Maps will be available at the Greenway meeting Thursday night, and soon at public locations throughout the neighborhood as well as online download. Maps are available in both English and Spanish. Volunteers are needed to help with map distribution. Please contact if you are available to help deliver maps to public places and organizations. Thank you to those who made this second printing possible: The East Boston Foundation, Councilor Sal LaMattina, Representative Carlo Basile, The Boston Foundation – East Boston/Chelsea Environmental Fund and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.

East Boston Farmers Market
Thursdays 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. through October 16 (Rain or shine)
Lewis Mall, behind the Maverick T station on Sumner Street
Every Thursday afternoon during the summer and fall, the Farmers Market brings together farmers and neighbors to shop, enjoy performances by local musicians, and find information on healthy eating. The Farmers Market is the place to see friends, meet your neighbors, and celebrate being a member of our diverse and vibrant community. For more information visit or contact Sam or Katie at 617-568-4028 at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.