Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:
Teen art afternoon
A spring teen program will be held at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.
The afternoon will include teen-led tours by Teen Arts Council of the exhibition “Huma Bhabha: They Live. Look” and talking about the questions, experiences and issues that these works bring up. They will then dive deeper with TAC into issues of displacement, including how it impacts communities in Boston. Admission is free.
Further information can be found at www.icateens.org or by calling 617-478-3100.
Taste of South Boston
The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation will hold its 17th annual Taste of South Boston from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at the Seaport Hotel ballroom, 1 Seaport Lane.
To date, 30 local restaurants in South Boston, Fort Point and the Innovation District have agreed to provide tastings. Restaurants include Capo Restaurant and Supper Club, Local 149, Temazcal Cantina, Cranberry Café, Gather, Lola 42, The Broadway, The Playwright and many more.
The evening also will feature live entertainment, a silent auction, prizes and a wine and beer tasting. A cash bar will be available.
Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online at www.tasteofsouthboston.com or at the South Boston NDC office at 365 West Broadway.
South Boston NDC is a 501c(3) whose mission is to provide affordable housing for working people, families, the elderly and veterans in the community.
For more information and tickets, visit www.tasteofsouthboston.com or call 617-268-9610.
Solo art exhibition
The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., will host an exhibition of works by Tina Feingold from April 8 through 19.
An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 12.
The exhibition is a sampling from a variety of Feingold’s series of recent years, using space, color and texture to evoke imaginary internal landscapes. All have been created through a labor-intensive process that features repetitive applications of oil paint and mixed media to discover the emerging imagery.
The current work features oil painting and works on paper - her abstract presentations incorporate images reflective of her early training as a figurative artist.
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.
Movies for jazz lovers
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will screen a series of movies featuring jazz music from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays during April.
The library will screen “The Fabulous Baker Boys” with Beau and Jeff Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer on April 9; the biographical “The Benny Goodman Story” starring Steve Allen and Donna Reed on April 16; the musical “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in her Oscar winning role on April 23; and the movie rated the Best Comedy by the American Film Institute, “Some Like it Hot” starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe on April 30.
Call 617-268-0180 for more details.
Thompson Island gala
The 17th annual Evening Expedition Gala to celebrate Thompson Island’s Outward Bound Education Center will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 at the Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane.
The gala will include cocktails, a seated dinner and a silent and live auction. The public is invited to attend and learn about the services provided to city youths through challenging outdoor environmental programs.
For more information, visit www.thompsonisland.org or call 617-426-5637.
Celebrating women heroes
Bright Star Theater will present “We Can Do It!” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.
The actors will celebrate the accomplishment s of American women in an interactive performance. Families will meet heroes like Amelia Earhardt, Sacajawea and Susan B. Anthony.
Admission is free.
For more details, visit www.bpl.org or call 617-268-0180.
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will offer a free citizenship class from 5 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 11.
Project Citizenship will provide applicants free technical and legal help in completing their applications for citizenship. The class prepares students for all parts of their citizenship test and will cover the literacy test, 100 questions about U.S. history and government and help students improve their speaking and listening abilities in English.
Requirements are basic level English and legal permanent resident card for five years or three years if married to an American citizen. This program is in partnership with the St Mark Community Education Program.
Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-268-0180 for further details.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host “What Remains” by Claudia Rankine and Will Rawls at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13.
Boston-born choreographer Rawls returns to the ICA with poet and MacArthur Fellow Rankine with “What Remains,” a collaborative performance that responds to questions of presence by poetically addressing the erasure and exposure that drives the historical disturbance of black citizens.
The performance is created in collaboration with and performed by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Leslie Cuyjet, Jessica Pretty and Tara Aisha Willis.
Admission is $15 for members and students and $25 for non-members.
Visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3103 for further details.
The Boston Harbor Islands will host a Stewardship Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 on Georges Island. Participants should meet the NPS Staff at the Hingham Shipyard, Hewitts Cove, between the DCR regional headquarters and the new MBTA building.
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 City of Boston and the Animal Rescue League of Boston will host a dog licensing and low cost rabies vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the Condon Community Center, 200 D St.
Pets must be held by a person, ages 18 years or older. Cats must be in a vari-kennel or similar pet carrier. Pets will get a three-year rabies vaccine if owners can show written proof that the last vaccine was given 9 to 12 months prior to the clinic date or that the pet has had a three-year rabies vaccine at any point in the past.
The vaccine fee is $5, $2 for senior owners. Dog license fee is $15 for spayed/neutered pets or $30 for intact male/females.
Call 617-635-5348 or visit www.cityofboston.gov/animalcontrol for more details.
ABCD: South Boston Action Center, 424 West Broadway, is hosting free tax clinics now until April 13.
Taxpayers who earned less than $55,000 in 2018 can have their taxes prepared and claim important tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Call for an appointment at 617-269-5160, ext. 0.
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.