Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Re-enacting the Battle of Noddle Island: May 25 with Community Boat Parade

This just in:

Dear Neighbors and Friends, 

Join us for The Battle of Noddle Island Regatta and Re-enactment: An East Boston Memorial Day Event (May 25)!

The Battle of Noddle Island Regatta and Re-enactment will commemorate the Battle of Noddle Island, fought on May 27 and 28, 1775 in and around present day East Boston and Chelsea Creek. In this battle, the American forces, acting for the first time under unified command as the Continental Army, clashed with British Marines and naval vessels, unleashing the first live small arms fire, canon fire and causing the first casualties on Boston soil of the American Revolutionary War.

A fun family regatta will retrace the British Naval pursuit of the Continental Army’s 1st New Hampshire Regiment as they raced to remove livestock from Noddle Island (modern-day East Boston) to help break the British Naval Blockade of Boston Harbor.

This historic Revolutionary War battle will play out in a fun interactive re-enactment as American and British forces fought on land and at sea ending in America’s first Naval Victory with the boarding, plundering and destruction of the British armed schooner the HMS Diana. This victory provided desperately needed morale in the Colonies and happened right here in East Boston and on the Chelsea Creek!

Event Highlights:
• Community Boat Parade along the historic East Boston shoreline battle route from a Central Square launch point to the Condor Street Urban Wild (launch time 10 am)
• Historically-based interactive community family re-enactment of the movements and events of the Revolutionary War Battle at the Urban Wild site  including a Grand Union flag-raising
• A Cook out at the Urban Wild
• Music and activities at the Urban Wild
• Free public kayaking on the Chelsea Creek at the Urban Wild

May 4 Agenda of the East Boston Museum Meeting

This just in from S. Brauner:

EAST BOSTON MUSEUM AGENDA (4 May 2015)

I. Introductions
II. In The Community 
- Eastie Now Pupusa Event
- Flyers left at Open Studios
III. Board of Directors 
- Members and positions
        - New bylaws will soon be ready for dissemination
- Membership drive will be started
IV. Committees
- List of committees and Board chairs
- Community members interested in joining any?!
V. The Immigrant Groups That Make Up The Community
- Questions we will ask each group.
- Session One: The Arab Community
VI.     Marketing Plan
               Discussion to be lead by Suffolk University students  
VII. Other Business
               Note: Business plan will be completed after consultation with a CPA.
Next Meeting:
Monday, June 1st, 6:00PM, Maverick Landing Community Room

Get Free Information on Getting into, Going to and Paying for College at the East Boston Branch Library

From the EB Branch of the BPL:

SALT is on the move-and bringing its free financial resources to East Boston on Tuesday, May 12th from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Thursday, May 28th from 2-8 p.m. Education Advisors will available for one-on-one sessions to give help with choosing a college and the admissions process, applying for financial aid and scholarships, advice on how to make smart decisions about paying for college and loan counseling to help you understand your repayment options.  For more information, visit saltlive.org