Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:

5K race

The third annual DAV 5K to honor veterans will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Castle Island, 2010 William J. Day Blvd.

The 5K is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride that honors and gives thanks to those who served and raises awareness of the issues ill and injured veterans face every day.

Registration is $30 for adults, $15 for youth, ages 6-15, and free for veterans. The DAV 5K raises funds to ensure that injured heroes are not alone on their road to recovery.

Visit to register and for more information.

Harbor cruise

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

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 $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.

Dance performance

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will present dance troupe Abby Z and the New Utility at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

In Abby Zbikowski’s “abandoned playground,” nine dancers rip through the theater performing complex sequences of hyper-physical dance that push them to the brink of their capabilities and endurance. Zbikowski highlights each dancer’s unique strengths and forges an intense ensemble connection through vocalizations and the channeling of communal energy. She generates her bold, high-intensity, rhythmic choreography from her background of hip-hop, tap, West African and postmodern dance styles and close collaboration with her dancers, who bring their specific bodies, psychologies and training histories to the work.

Tickets are $15 for members and students and $25 for non-members.

Visit or call 617-478-3100 for further information.

Starring Barbara Stanwyck

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will screen films starring Hollywood legend Barbara Stanwyck from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during November.

The library will show “The Furies” with Walter Huston and Wendell Corey on Nov. 13, the thriller “Double Indemnity” co-starring Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson on Nov. 20 and the melodrama “Stella Dallas” with Anne Shirley and John Boles on Nov. 27.

For more information, call 617-268-0180 or visit


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 Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Central Wharf Company, 160 Milk St.

Festivities will include cocktails, tasty bites, socializing and brief remarks from Charles Armstrong-Hicks, social worker at the Yawkey Club of Roxbury.

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

Teen night

A fall teen night will be held at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16.

Organized by teens for teens, the evening features teen-led art tours, art making activities, and youth performances in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater. Admission is free.

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

Island stewardship

The Boston Harbor Islands will host a Stewardship Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 on Peddocks Island. Participants should meet the NPS Staff at the Hingham Shipyard (Hewitts Cove.)

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.

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 or call 617-913-5649.

New art exhibitions

The Moakley U.S. Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, is hosting special exhibits now through Dec. 31.

The HarborPark Exhibit features photographs of “Quaker Meeting Houses” by Jean Schnell.

“Zakim Bridge, paintings by Anne Harney are on display in the Atrium Exhibit and the Front Lobby is hosting “Discovering Justice.”

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.