Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:

Music festival

Save the Harbor will host Aquapalooza, Boston Harbor’s floating music festival, from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 in Perry Cove off Peddocks Island.

The lineup will include the Rampage Trio, Roger Cereci’s All-Starz, Super Fly and more.

Band boats will depart Rowes Wharf at noon and return at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. A cash bar will be available. Attendees can bring picnic lunches.

Call 617-451-2860, ext. 1001 or visit for more details and to purchase tickets.

Jazz on the island

The Boston Harbor Islands Alliance will present jazz guitarist Zack Auslander and saxophonist Claudia Medina in concert at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 on Georges Island. Park ferries will depart from Long Wharf.

Admission is free. Visit or call 617-223-8108 for more information.

Book sale

The Friends of the South Boston Branch Library will host a midsummer book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 at the library, 646 East Broadway.

The sale will feature lots of adult and juvenile books and audio-visual materials at low prices. Proceeds will benefit the community programming of the library.

Call 617-268-0180 for more details.

Movie matinees

“Disaster” films will be screened from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 18 and 25 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.

Featured will be “Earthquake!” with Charleton Heston and Ava Gardner on July 18 and “Twister” starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton the following week.

For more details, call 617-268-0180.

Craft workshops

Free artists-in-residence craft workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 19 and 26 at Sweeney Playground, 180 West Fifth St.

Children, ages 3 to 10, can make masks, jewelry, paintings and treasure bottles. Materials will be provided. Local artists will host the sessions.

Rosalita’s Puppets will perform at the park on July 19.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of eight or more must register in advance.

Further information can be found at or 617-635-4505.

Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K

The 30th annual Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 starting at Carson Place/Boston Teachers’ Union, 125 Day Blvd.

Sponsored by the L Street Running Club, the race is a flat course along the water. There will be an after-party with a delicious barbecue, music and exhibits. A runners’ expo will begin at 5 p.m.

The registration fee is $25 if postmarked before July 18 and $30 after that date. Fees for entrants age 65 plus are $10.

Proceeds will be donated to local charities, including the Curley Recreational Center and the South Boston Collaborative.

For more information or to register online, visit

Music on the harbor

Berklee College of Music and the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will present a HarborWalk Sounds concert with the duo Sleeping Lion from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 on the museum’s Putnam Investment Plaza.

Dreamy, down-tempo indie-electronica duo Sleeping Lion delivers mellow vibes, layers of synth and soulful vocals.

Admission is free. Call 617-478-3103 or visit for more information.

Concert on the lawn

Berklee College of Music will present a free outdoor concert on the Lawn at D at noon on Friday, July 21 at 420 D St.

Featured will be Maria Wadman performing Latin beats of the bossa nova and samba.

An art exhibit, games and free Wi-Fi will be available. Visit for more information.

Civil War on the islands

Boston Harbor Islands will host activities commemorating the Civil War at Fort Warren on Georges Island from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. Park ferries will depart from Long Wharf.

Visitors will step back in time and meet the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first African American regiment of the Civil War. An original play on the “Lady in Black” will be held on Fort Warren’s outdoor stage.

A Civil War Ball will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. outside the Visitors’ Center, where visitors can watch couples in period attire dance to a live band in the style of the 1860s as well as learn some of the dance steps. They can also hear about the Civil War and the games kids and adults used to play to entertain themselves at the fort.

Admission is free. Call 617-223-8666 or visit for more information.

Tall ships photography

The South Boston Library, 646 East Broadway, is exhibiting works by local photographer Gerrie O’Brien now through Aug. 31 during library hours.

The display features captivating photographs of the June “Parade of Sail,” as the tall ships sailed past O’Brien’s viewpoint on Castle Island.

For further information, call 617-268-0180.

JFK centennial exhibit

The South Boston Library, 646 East Broadway, is displaying the John F. Kennedy Centennial exhibition now to Aug. 31.

The display celebrates the centennial of the birth of the 35th American president and famous son of Massachusetts with a display of images from his life and presidency.

Admission is free. Call 617-268-0180 for more details.

Farmers’ market

The South Boston farmers’ market is being held from noon to 6 p.m. on Mondays until Oct. 23 at 446 West Broadway, the municipal parking lot.

Local vendors will sell flowers, herbs, locally produced honey, baked goods, fresh fish, crafts, housewares and local farmers’ produce.

Call 617-464-5858 or send an email to for more information

Pop-up art talk

A pop up talk will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays in the fourth floor galleries at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave. The talk will introduce visitors to a different perspective of contemporary art from individuals who study the exhibitions every day. The visitor assistants (VAs), wearing “Ask Me” buttons, will give 15-minute talks in front of works of art.

Tickets are free with museum admission.

Visit or call 617-478-3103 for further details.