Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:

Cinco de Mayo celebration

The Lawn on D will kick off its fifth season with a Cinco de Mayo celebration from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

Festivities will include Mexican food, giveaways, lawn games, face painting and musical entertainment. The Mariachi Mexiamerica Band will entertain from 2 to 6 p.m. and the Ricardo Monzon Band from 7 to 10 p.m.

Further information can be found online at or by calling 877-393-3393.

Kentucky Derby benefit

Barlow’s at 241 A St. is hosting a fun-filled event to benefit the South Boston Collaborative Center from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their best Derby-inspired outfit and hat. There will be a complimentary buffet, drinks specials like mint juleps, Kentucky mules and bourbon barrel ale, a best dressed contest and raffle prizes. Tickets are $20.

Send an email to or call 617-534-9500 for more information.

Honor run

The 17th annual Boston Marine Corps honor run will be held on Saturday, May 5 at Carson Beach, William J. Day Boulevard.

Registration and number pickup will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. followed by a pre-race warm-up at 8:30 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m.

This flat 5K race will follow the scenic views along Carson Beach. Race participants will include active duty officers and veterans of all branches of the military and law enforcement, but all are welcome, from beginner runners and walkers to elite runners.

Local honor guards will be on site as well as Marine Corps cadets to help with the warm-up. Runners and volunteers will receive an official race T-shirt.

Proceeds will go toward the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation that provides scholarships to children of military families, with particular attention to those whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat.

For further information and to register, visit or call 888-767-7223.

Best American composers

The Best of American Composers concert will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.

The South Boston Arts Association will host the concert featuring the music of Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter and more. Pianist Eniko Konye, guitarist Glenn Williams and vocalists Dan McCole and Lorie Walsh will provide the entertainment. Refreshments will be served.

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

Suspense cinema

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host the suspense cinema film series from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during May.

The B film noir films from the 1940s and ’50s will include “Address Unknown” starring Paul Lukas on May 8; “Key Witness” with John Beal on May 15; “Johnny Allegro” starring George Raft on May 22; and “The Night Holds Terror” with Jack Kelly and Vince Edwards on May 29.

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

Eco-carpentry challenge

The Furniture Trust will present the eighth annual Eco-Carpentry Challenge from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at the District Hall, 75 Northern Ave. The public is invited.

Schools across Massachusetts are challenged to create new products from a suite of used office furniture donated by local companies. Students work on their projects over the course of a semester culminating in the Eco-Carpentry Challenge event where they showcase their projects. The goal of the Challenge is to increase awareness among high school students, teachers and the community about the value of upcycling and extending the useful life of otherwise unwanted products.

The Furniture Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has provided furniture and financial support to many schools and charities, including Boston public schools, Roxbury Youthworks, the United Way and several Boys and Girls Clubs.

For more information, visit or call 617-921-7443.

Code in the museum

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host “ICA after 5: Code in the Museum” from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11.

The museum is partnering with General Assembly to bring the power of code to the museum. In this crash course, participants will discover the basics of coding using HTML and CSS. All levels are welcome. Participants should bring their own computers.

There will be two sessions: from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance as space is limited.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-478-3100.

Island cleanup

The Boston Harbor Islands will host a Stewardship Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 on Bumpkin Island. The boat will depart from the Rowes Wharf Ferry Terminal behind the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Volunteers will work with park managers and ecologists to protect the flora, fauna and habitats found on the island by pulling invasive non-native weeds, protecting bird nesting habitats and monitoring seasonal changes in plants in the fresh and salt water marshes, dunes and woodlands. Participants should dress appropriately in layers for the weather with closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Tools will be provided.

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

Two artists to display

The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., is displaying “Reptile Aliens Made of Light,” works by Rosie Winthrop and Daniel Joseph, now through May 27.

Winthrop and Joseph collaborated to create a space where collage, paintings, ephemera, sculptures and works on paper collide, intersect and interact with each other and the viewer. The subject matter explores interpretation of perspective, color, the natural world vs. synthetic repetition and objectifying emotions.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays and by appointment.

Further information is available at

Art at the courthouse

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

The HarborPark Exhibit features paintings and drawings by Clayton Curtis and “Words of New England: A Calligraphic Exhibition of Poetry and Prose from Boston and New England” is on display in the Atrium Exhibit.

The Front Lobby is hosting “Discovering Justice Presents: The Justice Seekers Biography Project.”

Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. A photo I.D. is required to enter the courthouse.

Visit or call 617-261-2440 for further 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.