Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:

HarborWalk celebration

Join Boston Harbor Now in a series of four walks celebrating the 35th anniversary of Boston’s HarborWalk. The walks will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on select Saturdays:

Oct. 12 - Walk Two: South Boston – Fan pier; Oct. 19 - Walk Three: Fort Point Channel – Downtown – North End; and Oct. 26 - Walk Four: Charlestown – East Boston.

The registration includes a guided adventurous walk of the waterfront; pre-walk coffee and post-walk refreshments; fanny pack with snacks; and an opportunity to make new friendships and memories.

There will also be a panel discussion about the future of the waterfront public access on Thursday, Oct. 24 (part of the Boston Harbor Speaker Series).

For more information and tickets, visit For questions, email

Broadway Walking Tour

The Boston by Foot South Boston's Broadway Walking Tour will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.

South Boston has played a major part in Boston’s history from the occupation of Dorchester Heights to the many manufacturing companies that once dotted the neighborhood and waterfront to the many churches that were built as places of worship for the many immigrants who came to Boston.

Join the tour guides as they walk along Broadway, considered the main street of South Boston, starting at the corner of West Broadway and D Street (next to TD Bank) and ending on East Broadway at the Medal of Honor/“M” Street Park where you can see the first Vietnam Memorial in the United States.

For more information and tickets, visit

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14 with free admission at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr.

Get timed – first come, first served – tickets for the new Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING and Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art after Kusama exhibitions, on view through Feb. 7, 2021.

For more information, visit

Harvest of Hope

The South Community Health Center’s Harvest of Hope 2019 will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Marina Ballroom at the at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer St., beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Since 1999, Harvest of Hope has raised more than $3M in funding for the South Boston Community Health Center's programs and services.

The evening will include live and silent auctions; food and cocktails and lively entertainment. Former Congressman Michael Capuano and Kevin Tyo will be honored with the Partner in Hope Award.

Tickets are $125 each.

Check Facebook for previews of the auction items leading up to the event at

Fort Point Open Studios

The Fort Point Open Studios will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 18, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 in the artists’ studios, in the galleries, on the streets and in the water around Fort Point.

FPAC’s Open Studios (including the Friday Preview and Opening Receptions) will feature the diverse collection of painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, fashion, graphics and industrial design.

There will also be music, performances, demonstrations, children’s art-making activities and public art installations, including a one-of-a-kind floating public art program.

For a list of participating studios, visit or pick up a map at FPAC Gallery at 300 Congress St.

‘Hidden Treasures’

The Catholic Charities Labouré Center, 275 West Broadway will be hosting “Hidden Treasures” Skinner Appraisal Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Bring an item in for a professional verbal appraisal and evaluation by Skinner. Each item appraised is $20 which includes admission.

The proceeds will directly support Catholic Charities Labouré Center programs which focus on education and job readiness, family stabilization, and youth and senior services.

For information or to schedule an appointment, email or phone 617-464-8500.

Pumpkin Palooza

Pumpkin Palooza takes place from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27 at Lawn on D in South Boston.

This is a fun Halloween event for people of all ages with thousands of free pumpkins available.

This is also Lawn on D’s end of the season event.

For more information, visit

‘Museum of Queer Ecologies’

The “Eli Brown: Museum of Queer Ecologies” exhibition will be on view through Oct. 25 at the Distillery Gallery, 516 East 2nd St.

For more information, 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.

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.

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.

Peace by Piece

Peace by Piece will be held on the first Monday of the month (accept for holidays) at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 340 Dorchester St.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m., offering an open space in which people can share their stories or just listen.

Peace by Piece (for post-traumatic healing) provides free monthly trauma support programming using a community-based approach to foster recovery and healing from all sources of post-traumatic stress, grief, or losses of all types. This program is for adults from all backgrounds, faiths and orientations; just show up.

For more information, visit or phone 617-701-6281 or email

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.

BTU Homework Help

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through May 28 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.

There will be no assistance when Boston Public Schools are not in session (vacation week or snow days).

For more information, visit

Made in Fort Point

The Made in Fort Point store at 315 A St. is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The store sells and exhibits art, craft and design of more than 75 Fort Point Arts Community members and hosts special events and community meetings. Visitors can find paintings, jewelry, prints, photography, ceramics, furniture, lighting, artists’ books, wearables, greeting cards and more, all made by local artists.

Call 617-423-1100 or visit for more information.