Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:

Island cleanup

The Boston Harbor Islands will host a Stewardship Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 on Lovells Island.

Volunteers will join park stewards to work with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to clean up the island and get it ready for a season of camping, hiking, kayaking and habitat restoration.

The work will involve trail maintenance and debris management. 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.

Family playdate

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host a free family day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 30.

Families can explore the galleries, create artworks and catch local musician Alastair Moock in the theater at 2 p.m.

Admission is free for two adults per family with children under 12 years old. Registration is not required.

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

‘Night Sky’

The Boston Harbor Islands will host “Night Sky” from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 on Peddocks Island.

Join park staff and learn to use a telescope to identify constellations, planets, and other celestial features.

Advance registration is required for space in the group campsite. Attendees should bring their own camping gear and supplies. Ferry transport and campsite are included in the Eventbrite registration.

To register and for more information, visit

Back to the eighties

A series of classic eighties films will be screened from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays during July at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.

Featured will be “Urban Cowboy” starring John Travolta and Debra Winger on July 3; the comedy “Airplane!” with Peter Graves and Julie Hagerty on July 10; the Oscar-winning “Ordinary People” starring Mary Tyler Moore and Donald Sutherland on July 17; the comedy “Tootsie” with Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange on July 24 and “The Big Chill” starring Glenn Close and Kevin Kline on July 31.

For more details, call 617-268-0180.

Music on the harbor

Berklee College of Music and the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will present HarborWalk Sounds concerts from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, July 5 and 12 on the museum’s Putnam Investment Plaza.

Spencer Nicholson will perform on July 5. His groovy and soulful expressions are a revolution of modern pop music with influences from Allen Stone to Justin Timberlake and Michael Bublé.

Brazilian singer Mirella Costa will sing classics of her country's music along with her own contemporary arrangements on July 12.

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

Art with a view

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host a special First Friday program “Set Sail” from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 6.

The evening will feature waterfront drinks, DJ Knife, dancing and contemporary art with a view.

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 or call 617-478-3100 for more details and to purchase tickets.

Jazz on the island

The Boston Harbor Islands Alliance will present free concerts at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 on Georges Island. Park ferries will depart from Long Wharf.

Cuban born Irais Brito Hierrezuelo, a bass player and music educator pursuing his interest in contemporary music at Berklee College, will perform at 1:30 p.m. Latin jazz group The Venezuelan Project will take over the stage at 2:30 p.m.

Visit or call 617-223-8108 for more information.

Block party

The Lawn on D will host a summer block party from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 7.

Festivities will include bubble soccer, rock climbing, a game of Boston Battle Boats, face painting and a “drum-off” with special guests, Blue Man Group.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Legends of Summer from 2 to 5 p.m., MB Padfield from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and crooner Louie Bello from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Further information is available at

Craft workshops

Free artists-in-residence craft workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 11, 18 and 25 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 18.

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.

Music festival

Save the Harbor will host Aquapalooza, Boston Harbor’s floating music festival, from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 in Perry Cove off Peddocks Island.

The lineup will include the Fat City Band, Sound Box and the Rampage Trio.

The band boat will depart Rowes Wharf at noon and return at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day. 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.

Antique assemblages

The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., is hosting “I’ll Tell You When You’re Older” now through July 22.

The gallery is displaying a series of antique assemblages, gothic horror-inspired vignettes, and pseudo-religious pseudo artifacts by Tatiana Klusak, in collaboration with High Five Arts of Lowell.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and by appointment.

Further information is available at

Family art days

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., is hosting free family days from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, now through Sept. 2.

Saya Woolfalk is a New York–based artist who uses science fiction, technology and fantasy to re-imagine the world and think about how combining cultures can create more utopian societies.

In “Hybrid-Digital Home,” she has collaborated with her six-year-old daughter, Aya Woolfalk Mitchell, to reinvent the ICA’s Art Lab as a warm domestic environment made up of a lively combination of patterns.

The installation combines textile patterns from around the world with computer-generated patterns based on visitor drawings created in Scratch. Developed at MIT, Scratch is a free programming language and online community where children can program and share interactive media.

Visitors of all ages are invited to contribute drawings to be digitally patterned and added to the wall, creating a collaboratively generated portrait of home.

Registration is not required. Families can learn to use Scratch at an ICA family workshop on Aug. 4.

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

Farmers’ market

The South Boston farmers’ market is being held from noon to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Oct. 22 at 446 West Broadway in 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

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 or by calling 617-333-7404.

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.