Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:

Southie Saturday

Celebrate Southie Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Lawn on D.

Back to the City/Train X by B/Spoke will be providing fitness fun and there will be lots of lawn games to play.

The Greater Boston Food Bank will be collecting food, toiletries and supplies from 2 to 6 p.m. Food and beverages will be available.

For more information, visit

Watercolor painting

A ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon (weather permitting) on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Medal of Honor Park.

Instruction and materials will be provided for budding artists, ages nine and up, with all skill levels to create an individual greenspace-inspired masterpiece.

For more information and to register, call 617-635-4505.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

A book discussion group at the South Boston Branch Library (646 East Broadway) will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9.

A copy of “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood will be available at the circulation desk prior to the meeting.

For more information, visit or phone the library at 617-268-0180.

Burt Lancaster movies

The South Boston Branch Library (646 East Broadway) will be hosting Burt Lancaster movies from at 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in September: “The Rose Tattoo” (1955) starring Burt Lancaster and Anna Magnani (9/10); and “Judgement at Nuremberg” (1961) starring Burt Lancaster, Spenser Tracy and Richard Widmark (9/17).

For more information, visit or phone 617-268-0180.

‘History of Deer Island’

“Historical and Contemporary History of Deer Island” will be presented from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Edward J. McCormack Bath House, 165 Day Blvd.

This event will explore the women and children’s experience during King Phillips War, with a focus on Deer Island. There will be an all Massachusetts Native female panel as well as fun, interactive and educational family activities.

Through intentional partnerships with Native American members of the Nipmuc, Massachusetts and Mashpee Wampanoag communities, multidisciplinary dance theater artist Marsha Parrilla will facilitate the creation of Harbor Islands: Past, Present, Future.

This project creates spaces to heal these collective wounds to our land, our minds, and our spirits – and to dream a better future for generations to come.

Follow Boston Harbor Now on eventbrite.

Innovator Volunteers

Individuals and families (with children 6 years and older) are invited to help preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources of Thompson Island from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Enjoy the day working alongside a Natural Resources Team, maintaining island trails and important habitat areas. Most of the work will be done off the trail, in the brush, clearing invasive plants and using sharp tools.

No previous experience is required. All safety gear, tools, training and leadership will be provided. Bring a lunch, reusable water bottle (water provided) and weather related clothing and accessories.

Arrive at EDOC Pier in South Boston by 7:30 a.m. – boat departs at 8 a.m. – clean up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – arrive back in South Boston at 3 p.m.

To volunteer at this event, organized by the Museum of Science, visit

Castle Island tours

The Castle Island Association and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will offer 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.

Sailing at Castle Island

The Harry McDonough Sailing Center at Castle Island is open for the season with brand new docks.

The Harry McDonough Sailing Center is devoted to teaching children the art of sailing, an appreciation for the environment and key life skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication and decision making.

Visit the Sailing Center in person or visit

shrINK fitness

The shrINK summer fitness series, featuring CorePower Yoga will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Underground at Ink Block. Bring a yoga mat and water.

Underground at Ink Block is located beneath highway 93 between South Boston and South End neighborhoods just steps from the Broadway T.

While there, check out the ever-changing amazing art murals.

Artist of the month

The South Boston Branch Library at 646 East Broadway will be hosting an Artist of the Month Exhibition.

The works of Scyrus Cartwright will be on display during regular library hours through August.

For more information, phone 617-268-0180.

Underground Mural Project

The Underground Mural Project will be on view from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 21 at Underground at the Ink Block, 90 Traveler St. located beneath highway 93 between Boston’s South End and South Boston neighborhoods just steps from the Broadway T station.

To learn more about the featured mural artists curated by Street Theory, visit

Lawn on D

Lawn on D, a playground for families located behind the Convention Center in the South Boston Waterfront, is open most days from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Oct. 31 offering lots of games, the Halo Swing (a 6-person swing outfitted with solar-powered LED lights that change color when in motion), art installations and rotating food trucks.

In addition, Thrilling Thursdays, TGIF, Southie Saturdays and Sunday Fundays will feature special entertainment such as live music/concerts, movies and Cornhole Tournaments.

Visit often for specific details and added events.

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.

Paradice art exhibition

The Distillery Gallery at 516 East 2nd St. will be hosting the “TJ Kelley III: Paradice” exhibition through Sept. 20.

A closing reception will be held from 7 to10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20.

Kelley incorporates painting, drawing, scultpture, bookmaking and installation to examine the way our personal narratives distort the stories we hear and tell.

In “Paradice” Kelley focuses on the themes of balance, challenge and chance in “an existence full of orange detour signs.” His paintings and an ongoing sculptural project will be shown along with a large silkscreen print and a printed book that accompanies the show.

For more information, visit


Yoga will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sept. 24 at the Medal of Honor Park (M Street), 775 East First St.

For more information or cancellations about this and other programs included in the Summer Fitness Series, visit, email or phone 617-635-2355.

Walking group

A walking group will be held at 10 a.m. every Friday through Sept. 27 at Moakley Park, 1005 Columbia Rd.

For more information of cancellations about this and other programs included in the Summer Fitness Series, visit or call 617-534-2355.

Free Thursdays at ICA

Every Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., general admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art at 100 Northern Ave. is free.

The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists and the creative process.

For more information, go to

Model room tours

The BPDA’s model room houses a 1:40 inch scale, physical, basswood model of Boston’s downtown and portions of Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, Back Bay and the South Boston Waterfront.

Free tours are conducted in the BPDA Model Room at Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square, on the 9th Floor every Wednesday at 10 and 11 a.m. in two 30-minute sessions.

For more information, visit

For individuals or groups of up to 15 people, register at

For groups larger than 15 people email to arrange a tour.

Stewardship Saturday

Stewardship Saturday at Thompson Island will be held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Join other park stewards to enhance native ecosystems and natural processes by studying and influencing changes in park plant biodiversity. People will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology, natural history and cultural significance of landscapes in the park as stewards work side-by-side to improve habitat for the native birds, bugs, trees and flowers of the Boston Harbor Islands.

For more information about the program (which happens rain or shine), what to wear and bring, directions to the EDIC Ferry Terminal (which is notoriously difficult to find the first time) and confirmation (program destination is subject to change based on field conditions), call 617-913-5349 or call/ text