Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:
Run to Remember
The Boston Police Department and the Boston Police Runners’ Club will host the 14th annual Run to Remember on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd.
There will be a kids’ fun run at 10 a.m. and fitness expo on Saturday and a half marathon and five-mile road race on Sunday, as well as many other activities during the weekend. Events will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
There will be a post race celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Seaport World Trade Center.
This run will honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty by celebrating their lives and giving back to the community. Proceeds will benefit the Kids at Risk Program of the Boston Police Runners’ Club.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.bostonsruntoremember.com.
Family Art Day
The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host a free family day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26.
Families can explore the galleries, sketch the view of Boston Harbor, catch a family pop-up talk and enjoy a puppet show with the Gottabees. Kids are invited to have BYO snacks and enjoy games and other activities on the grandstand.
Admission is free for two adults per family with children under 12 years old. Registration is not required.
Further information can be found at www.icaboston.org or by calling 617-478-3100.
Free day at the museum
In honor of Memorial Day, the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., is offering free admission for all from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 28.
Visitors can check out four new exhibitions: Wangechi Mutu’s “A Promise to Communicate,” “Entangled in the Everyday,” sculptures by Kevin Beasley and Caitlin Keogh’s “Blank Melody.”
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids can create unique artwork in the Art Lab.
Further information is available at www.icaboston.org or by calling 617-478-3103.
Artists for Humanity at 100 West Second St. will host an open studio event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30.
The evening will include a tour of the student artwork and facilities, wine and cheese.
Artists for Humanity’s mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth a chance for self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design.
Admission is free.
Further information is available at http://afhboston.org/openstudios.html or by calling 617-268-7620.
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host a free program on edible flowers from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 31.
Attendees will learn about flowers they can grow in containers with Noah McKenna, co-founder of Restoring Roots Cooperative, a local landscaping company specializing in urban edible and ecological gardens. They can also try samples of delicious, edible flowers and go home with seedlings complements of the South Boston Branch Seed Library.
Call 617-268-0180 for more details.
Celebrating Caribbean heritage
The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host a special First Friday program “Island Breeze” from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 1.
The evening will kickoff the summer season and celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month with a preview of Boston Caribbean Fashion Week, a live performance by the Riddim Symphony, sunny cocktails and al fresco dancing with DJ Mikey D.
The $15 ticket includes museum admission and a complimentary drink. Members are admitted free. The evening is for 21-plus. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3100 for more details and to purchase tickets.
The Boston Harbor Islands will host a Stewardship Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 on Grape Island. The boat will depart from Courthouse Dock, 2 Northern Ave.
Volunteers will study changes in park biodiversity. They will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology and natural history of the park, working to improve the habitat for the native birds, bugs and flowers of the local national park. There will also be opportunities to search for invasive pest insects and plants and to catalog bird use in the park.
Participants should dress appropriately in layers for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended. Tools will be provided.
To register, visit www.bostonharborislands.org or call 978-360-0421.
The ICA Harbor Market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave.
The community is invited to stop by ICA Harbor Market, an artisan takeover of the museum’s first floor and shop Boston’s boldest local vendors with artisans, food, live musical entertainment, games and art making. They can also grab food and drink samples from Southie favorites.
Call 617-478-3103 or visit www.icaboston.org for more information and a list of vendors.
Local photographer Gerrie O’Brien is displaying photographs of the Greater Boston area now through May 31 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.
O’Brien’s exhibit is a visual representation of taking a stroll through the South Boston neighborhood, with scenes of sunsets, the Boston Harbor shoreline, Castle Island, the ferries, the Fall Street Festival, memorials, and benefit road races and walks.
Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-268-0180 for further details.
Castle Island tours
The Castle Island Association and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is offering free, guided, 60-minute tours of Fort Independence at Castle Island from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Castle Island is located at the end of Day Boulevard.
Castle Island, the oldest continuously fortified site in North America, is home to Fort Independence, a pentagonal five-bastioned fort built between 1834 and 1851. Castle Island’s eighth fort was built with granite from quarries in Rockport.
Fort Independence and Castle Island are on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Further information can be found at www.mass.gov/dcr or by calling 617-333-7404.
The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., is displaying “Reptile Aliens Made of Light,” works by Rosie Winthrop and Daniel Joseph, on Saturday, May 26.
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 www.distillerygallery.com.
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 www.moakleycourthouse.com 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 www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3103 for further details.