Here are the latest South End - Bay Village neighborhood notes:

Crafts in Boston

CraftBoston Spring 2019 will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St.

The weekend-long fair produced by the Society of Arts and Crafts will feature more than 90 innovative craft artists, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, art-to-wear, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood.

Tickets are $15 general, $12 seniors and students, $7.50 for members and free for children aged under 18. Tickets are good for all weekend; re-entry is permitted and encouraged.

Visit or call 617-266-1810 for further information.

Cleanup at Titus Sparrow Park

The Friends of Titus Sparrow Park seeks volunteers to help clean up the park between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, April 13. Folks can drop in anytime in the morning.

Rakes, brooms and bags will be provided by the City, but if volunteers have their own, that would be helpful. They should bring their own gloves.

The Friends provide concerts and events in one of the South End’s most used and beloved open spaces.

For more information and to volunteer, visit

Children’s play

The Boston Children’s Theatre will present “Big River” based on Mark Twain’s classic novel “Huckleberry Finn” at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays from April 13 through 27 at the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.

In this new musical, irrepressible Huck helps his friend Jim, a runaway slave, escape to freedom. The story of their journey downstream is an American classic that captures the rhythms, sounds and spirit of life on the Big River with a Tony award-winning score from Roger Miller. This journey provides a theatrical celebration of pure Americana and features hummable tunes such as “River in the Rain,” “Worlds Apart” and the anthem “Free at Last.”

Tickets are available online at or by calling 617-424-6634.

Open art studios

The artists of the SoWa Artists Guild will host a new event, SoWa Second Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14.

More than 80 artists will be in their studios at 450 Harrison Ave., in the SoWa Art and Design District. Visitors can meet the artists, see a wide variety of original contemporary art and buy directly from the artists.

Works will include paintings, sculpture, jewelry design, ceramics, glass and furniture.

Admission is free and parking is available.

For more information, visit

Art adventures

The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., will host “Artful Adventures with the MFA” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16.

Children, ages 6 to 12, can join instructors from the Artful Adventures program at the Museum of Fine Arts in exploring, creating and learning about postcards and other forms of advertising while taking a closer look at examples of prints created by Toulouse-Lautrec and some of his contemporaries from the “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris” exhibition on view at the MFA from April 7 to Aug. 4. They will discover how different types of line, lighting effects and color combinations can be used to convey scenes and ideas and then try their hand at creating their own prints.

Admission is free. Call 617-536-8241 for more information.

Good Friday concert

The Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium will perform Josef Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words” from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at the Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave.

“The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross” was commissioned in 1786 for the Good Friday service at the Holy Cave Oratory in Cadiz, Spain. Haydn later adapted it for string quartet and as an oratorio, with both solo and choral vocal forces. The seven main meditative sections, labeled sonatas, are framed by a slow introduction and a fast “earthquake” conclusion.

Admission is free. Visit or call 888-266-1200 for further information.

Filmed in Boston

The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., is screening movies filmed in Boston from 2 to 4 p.m. on Fridays, April 19 and 26.

The movies will include Ben Affleck’s “The Town” starring Affleck and Jeremy Renner on April 19 and “Black Mass,” the story of Whitey Bulger with Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch the following week.

Admission is free. Call 617-536-8241 for more details.

Silk flower workshop

The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., will host an Artful Meditations free silk flower workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.

Jan Gadsen Louissant will return to the library for her spring silk flower workshop. Attendees can create a centerpiece for their Easter or Passover table.

Space is limited: call 617-536-8241 to register and for further information.

Egg hunt at the library

The 12th annual Friends of the South End Library Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 at the South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St.

The Easter Bunny will visit the library with eggs filled with chocolates, poems and knock-knock jokes. There will be a separate hunt area for tiny tots. There will be some baskets for those who do not have one. Refreshments will be served.

Visit or call 617-536-8241 for more details.

Theatre fundraiser

The community is invited to the “Giving Voice Gala,” a fundraiser for the Boston Children’s Theatre, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at the WGBH studios, 1 Guest St.

The evening will feature beer, wine or a specialty cocktail, dinner specialties prepared by several of Boston’s top chefs, presentation of awards, a live auction and entertainment by talented BCT students.

To purchase tickets and for further information, visit or call 617-424-6634.

Farmers’ market

The Trustee’s of Reservation has a Mobile Farmers Market that will be stationed in the Plaza Betances area every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m.

The market will offer a wide variety of local, fresh vegetables, along with fruit, meat, eggs and milk sourced primarily from the Trustees’ Powisset Farm in Dover, as well as other Massachusetts farms.

With all food coming direct from the farm, prices will be as affordable as possible and the market will accept cash, credit, SNAP/EBT, and WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons.

The Trustees are also participating in the new Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program, which just launched this spring and reimburses SNAP customers for local fruit and vegetable purchases.

Further information can be found at or or by calling 617-399-1962.