South Boston neighborhood notes

Staff Writer
Link Boston Homes

Memorial re-dedication

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes will re-dedicate the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 27 at 85 Northern Ave., Seaport Square Park.

The memorial has the 218 names of Massachusetts servicemen and women killed in action since 9/11. This free event is open to the public.

For more information, visit or call 617-326-6042.

Family play date

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host a free family day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 27.

Families can explore the galleries, try yoga, create mixed-media artworks, sketch in color and take in a concert and body percussion performance featuring SR9 Trio from France.

Admission is free for two adults per family with children under 12 years old. Registration is not required.

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

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. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 27 to 30. 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.

Run to Remember

The Boston Police Department and the Boston Police Runners’ Club will host the 13th annual Run to Remember on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd.

There will be a kids’ fun run at 10 a.m. and fitness expo on Saturday and a half marathon and five-mile road race on Sunday, as well as many other activities during the weekend. Events will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

There will be a post race celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Seaport World Trade Center.

This run will honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty by celebrating their lives and giving back to the community. Proceeds will benefit the Kids at Risk Program of the Boston Police Runners’ Club.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit

Island cleanup

The Boston Harbor Islands will host a Stewardship Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 on Peddocks Island.

Volunteers will join park stewards to work with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to clean up the island from winter damage and get it ready for a season of camping, hiking, kayaking and habitat restoration.

The work will involve trail maintenance and debris management. Participants should wear layers for the weather and closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Tools will be provided.

To register, visit or call 978-360-0421.

Free day at the museum

In honor of Memorial Day, the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., is offering free admission for all from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 29.

Visitors can check out three new exhibitions: the James and Audrey Foster Prize winners of the biennial showcase of exceptional Boston-area artists; Nari Ward’s “Sun Splashed;” “Ashes” by Steve McQueen; as well as new acquisitions in the ICA.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids can use stencils, special artists markers and acetate paper to create flying fish creatures to add to the new installation by artist Bennie Flores Ansell.

Further information is available at or by calling 617-478-3103.

Artist of the month

The South Boston Library, 646 East Broadway, is exhibiting works by local photographer Gerrie O’Brien now through May 31 during library hours.

O’Brien’s exhibit is a visual representation of taking a stroll through the South Boston neighborhood, with scenes of sunsets, the Boston Harbor shoreline, Castle Island, the ferries, the Fall Street Festival, memorials, and benefit road races and walks.

For further information, call 617-268-0180.


The second annual Beer Advocate Microbrew Invitational, a celebration of old school, small batch brewing, will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and noon to 3:30 p.m. and 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd.

Featured will be a lineup of beer and other fermented beverages from the world’s finest microbreweries. There will also be guest speakers and opportunities to meet with brewers. Each invited microbrewery will brew a unique beer to premiere at the fest.

Participants must be 21- plus with valid I.D.

Visit for more details.

Caribbean heritage

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host a special First Friday program “Hot, Hot Hot” from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 2.

The evening will celebrate summer and Caribbean American Heritage month with a preview of Boston Caribbean Fashion Week, live performances and al fresco dancing with DJ Mikey D.

The $15 ticket includes museum admission and a complimentary drink. Members are admitted free. The evening is for 21 plus. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Visit or call 617-478-3100 for more details and to purchase tickets.

Concert on the lawn

Berklee College of Music will present a free outdoor concert on the Lawn at D at noon on Friday, June 2 at 420 D St.

Featured will be Brenna Carroll, a singer-songwriter who released her self-titled debut EP in 2016 on iTunes, Spotify and many other digital sites.

An art exhibit, games and free Wi-Fi will be available. Visit for more information.

Family fun

The MOMS Club of South Boston will host the eighth annual Southie Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 at Marine Park, Farragut Road.

The Woods School of Irish Dance, Toe Jam Puppet Band, Miss Linda’s School of Dance, Music Ball Singers and more will provide the entertainment. Members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department will give a K-9 demonstration. There will also be superheroes, princesses, fire trucks, martial arts demonstrations, dancing, ice cream and lots of other refreshments.

Visit for more information.

Island stewardship

The Boston Harbor Islands will host a Stewardship Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 on Thompson Island. The boat will depart from Long Wharf, north dock.

Volunteers will join other park stewards to help maintain and enhance the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. They will work on the edge of the freshwater wetland to control invasive non-native species of plants, enhance natural processes and improve habitat for island wildlife and birds.

Participants should dress appropriately in layers for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Tools will be provided.

To register, visit or call 617-223-8106.

Taste of the nation

Boston’s Taste of the Nation will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6 at Cruiseport Boston, 1 Black Falcon Ave.

The evening will feature the largest gathering of award-winning chefs from the region, including Jody Adams, Joanne Chang, Gordon Hamersley, Andy Husbands and more. More than 60 of Boston’s top chefs will present delicious tastings paired with the best beer, wine and spirits. Dress is cocktail attire.

All proceeds will benefit the non-profit No Kid Hungry’s efforts to end childhood hunger. For more information, or call 800-969-4767.

Movie matinees

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will screen a series of movies starring Warren William from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during June.

The films will include “”The Dark Horse” co-starring Bette Davis on June 6; “Cleopatra” with Claudette Colbert on June 13; “Arsene Lupin Returns” with Melvin Douglas on June 20; and the thriller “Counter-Espionage” on June 27.

Call 617-268-0180 for further details.

JFK centennial exhibit

The South Boston Library, 646 East Broadway, is displaying the John F. Kennedy Centennial exhibition now to Aug. 31.

The display celebrates the centennial of the birth of the 35th American president and famous son of Massachusetts with a display of images from his life and presidency.

Admission is free. Call 617-268-0180 for more details.

New art exhibitions

The Moakley U.S. Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, is hosting special exhibits now through Friday, June 30.

The front lobby will feature paintings by Deanna Kurlowecz, the Atrium exhibit will display “Periplus” by Stacey Piwinski and Nina Earley and paintings by artist Maddy Johnson will be on display in the HarborPark exhibition.

Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. 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.

Fun at the library

A series of fun, free children’s activities will be held during June at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.

Featured will Puppet Story Time at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays; Playgroup for babies, toddlers and preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Circle Time for babies and toddlers at 11 a.m. on Fridays. There is also an infant massage class at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

For more details, call 617-268-0180.