Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:

Dance premiere

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will welcome Anna Myer and Dancers at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Renowned Boston choreographer Myer melds the movements of modern dance with the foundations of hip-hop into fresh and original movements. The varied musical approaches create a powerful performance that explores both the disconnection and the connection experienced around changing cultural differences in America that are always in motion, stretching boundaries. A violinist and master DJ will accompany the nine dancers in this world-premiere work.

A pre-performance talk with Boston Dance Alliance executive director Debra Cash will be held 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets are $36 general admission and $32 ICA members and students. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 617-478-3103.

Art demonstration

The community is invited to the next meeting of the South Boston Arts Association from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the L Street Bathhouse, 1663 Columbia Road

There will be a guest demonstration by watercolor artist and Southie’s own Robert ‘Bobby” Farrell.

All are welcome to this free meeting.

Visit for further information.

Harbor cruise

A special Veterans Day cruise will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12. The vessel will depart from the dock at Long Wharf at 11:30 a.m. and return at 3:10 p.m.

DCR and NPS rangers will highlight the military history of Boston Harbor with a stop on Georges Island to tour Fort Warren as well as guided tours, family-friendly activities, a wreath laying ceremony and a Civil War living history walk.

Participants should dress for the weather, be prepared for walking with sturdy shoes and bring a lunch and water. Admission is free for veterans and up to three family members, $10 for additional friends, family and the general public.

All proceeds from this cruise will go to support the preparation of care packages to send to active duty soldiers serving overseas. Reservations are required and can be made online only at

For further information, call 617-223-8666 or visit the website.

Movie matinees

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will screen a series of films directed by noted Hollywood director George Cukor from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during November.

The films will include “Adam’s Rib” starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy on Nov. 14; “Born Yesterday” starring Judy Holliday in her Oscar-winning role on Nov. 21; and “The Actress” with Jean Simmons and Spencer Tracy on Nov. 28.

Call 617-268-0180 for more details.

Floral workshop

Market Floral Studio, 661 East Broadway, will offer a floral design workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Attendees will learn how to arrange a beautiful mix of color and texture, just in time for the holidays. They can bring a friend, enjoy a glass of wine, relax and enjoy a night at this new Southie shop with a 10 percent discount on merchandise. All materials will be supplied. Space is limited. Tickets are $62.

To purchase tickets, visit Call 617-752-4088 for further information.


The Friends of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston will host a fun and festive cocktail party fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Central Wharf Company, 160 Milk St.

Festivities will include cocktails, tasty bites, socializing and a guest speaker.

Tickets are $25 and include one drink and light appetizers. They can be purchased at

Book sale

The Friends of the South Boston Branch Library will host a fall book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18.

There will be all kinds of books for adults, teens and children as well as audio books and CDs available for sale at low prices. All proceeds will support the community programs of the branch library.

Call 617-268-0180 for further details.

Island cleanup

The Boston Harbor Islands will host a Stewardship Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 on Grape Island.

Volunteers will join park stewards to work with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation to help maintain and enhance the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. They will work on the edge of the freshwater wetland to control invasive non-native species of plants, enhance natural processes and improve habitat for island wildlife and birds.

Participants should wear layers for the weather and closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Tools will be provided.

To register, visit or call 978-360-0421.

New art exhibitions

The Moakley U.S. Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, is hosting special exhibits now through Dec. 29.

The HarborPark Exhibit features “East-West,” paintings by Dominique Lecomte, the Atrium exhibit is displaying “New Beginnings” by Pearl McCarthy and landscapes by Alexandra Martinez and Raymond Martinez are on display in the Front Lobby exhibit hall.

Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. A photo I.D. is required to enter the courthouse.

Visit or call 617-261-2440 for further information.

Fun at the library

A series of fun, free children’s activities will be held during November at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.

Featured will be Sing-Along for all ages at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays; Busy Bodies for toddlers at 10:30 on Wednesdays; a craft program for 4 to 7 year olds at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays; and Music with Sarah at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays.

For more details, call 617-268-0180.

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.