South Boston neighborhood notes

Staff Writer
Link Boston Homes
A mural in South Boston says "Welcome to South Boston" in English and “Faitre go mBoston dheas” in Irish. Also shown is a Celtic cross, the coats of arms of the Provinces of Ireland and the words “Sinn Fein,” “Irish Republican Army” and NORAID.” This mural has been torn down along with the building to make way for resident housing.

Harbor cruise

Boston Harbor Islands will offer a cruise of Boston Harbor from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, meeting at Boston Long Wharf.

This new cruise “Revelry and Revolution” will highlight the real history of Boston’s Evacuation Day that celebrates the departure of British troops following the Siege of Boston in March 1776. The cruise will follow the same route as British forces did: from Long Wharf, past Fort Independence and out and around Boston Light. There will be narration by local historians, Boston Harbor Islands’ staff and lighthouse keeper Sally Snowman, as well as period music.

Lunch, full bar and other refreshments will be available for purchase onboard.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for kids and seniors and free for children under 3 years old.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit

Local author to visit

The South Boston Historical Society will welcome author Ted Reinstein at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.

Reinstein, a reporter for “Chronicle” and a chronicler of New England history and politics, will talk about his new book on great New England feuds, “Wicked Pissed: New England’s Most Famous Feuds.”

There will be a discussion and refreshments after the program. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Call 617-268-0810 for further details.

Newspapers at the library

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host “Newspapers at the Library” from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27.

This class will give an overview of the large collection of current and historical newspapers available at the Boston Public Library in print, microfilm and online. Attendees will learn how to find and search digital newspapers online with their library cards. Admission is free.

Call 617-268-0810 for more information.

Starring Joan Crawford

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will screen “Berserk!” starring Hollywood legend Joan Crawford from 1 to 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27.

Admission is free.

For more details, call 617-268-0180.

Open studios

Artists for Humanity at 100 West Second St. will host an open studio event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28.

The evening will include a tour of the student artwork and facilities, wine and cheese.

Artists For Humanity’s mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth a chance for self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design.

Admission is free. Further information is available at or by calling 617-268-7620.

Teen night

Spring teen night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 30 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave.

Organized and run by students from Boston area high schools for teens, the night will include teen-led gallery tours, art-making activities and open-mic and youth performances.

Admission is free. Call 617-478-3100 or visit for more details.

Family Art Day

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host a free family day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.

Families can explore the galleries and discover ways artists use technology; use digital media with visiting artists; see a portrait-making demonstration; and create portraits with Boston-area artist Kate True. They can also watch Urbanity Dance and other community partners performing hip-hop and other contemporary dances.

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.

Reception, fundraiser

The Paraclete Foundation will host a reception honoring the Honorable Stephen Lynch and Mrs. Margaret Lynch from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3 at Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Blvd.

The event will include a cocktail reception and a very brief speaking program, including the presentation of the Paraclete Founders’ Award. The Lynches will be receiving the award for their unwavering support for education and youth in the community.

The Paraclete Foundation provides an educational enrichment program in the South Boston community that provides otherwise at-risk children with targeted and effective academic experiences.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit or call 617-268-5552.

New art exhibit

The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., is hosting “Full Collabs,” works by Juan Obando running now through Thursday, April 12.

Obando’s work focuses on the intervention of social circuits through the orchestration of temporary situations and the manipulation of vestiges found in contemporary digital culture. These experiments are often directed towards the production of video-performances, installations and experimental publications, using social phenomena as raw material and humor as a catalyst in highlighting ironies and contradictions.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays and by appointment.

Further information is available at

Art at the courthouse

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

The HarborPark Exhibit features “East-West,” paintings by Dominique Lecomte, a tribute to John Joseph Moakley will be featured in the Front Lobby and paintings by Eliane Markoff are on display in the Atrium.

Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. 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.