South Boston neighborhood notes

Staff Writer
Link Boston Homes
On Castle Island along the Harborwalk is the monument dedicated to South Boston soldiers who fell during the Korean War. The memorial was dedicated in 1991 and rededicated in October 2011. The 20 names engraved on the honor roll represent all five major branches of the military.

DAV 5K race

The fourth annual DAV 5K to honor veterans will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Fort Independence on Castle Island, 2010 William J. Day Blvd.

The 5K is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride that honors and gives thanks to those who served and raises awareness of the issues ill and injured veterans face every day.

Registration is $35 for adults, $15 for veterans who want a runner’s shirt and free for veterans without the shirt.

The DAV 5K raises funds to ensure that injured heroes are not alone on their road to recovery.

Visit to register and for more information.

Harbor cruise

A special Veterans Day cruise will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. The vessel will depart from the dock at Long Wharf.

Enjoy a narrated boat ride to Georges Island, followed by guided tours of historic Fort Warren, reflections on service and fun activities for all ages.

Participants should dress for the weather, be prepared for walking with sturdy shoes and bring a lunch and water. Admission is free for veterans, active military people and up to three family members and $10 for the general public.

For further information, visit online at or call 617-223-8666.

Artful meditation

An Artful Meditation Workshop with Jan Gadson Louissant will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.

Creating art is another way to access a meditative state of mind and the profound healing it brings. Participants will leave with a completed fall silk flower arrangement and a handout.

For registration and other information, visit or phone 617-268-0180.


Nearly 30 artists from the Artists Group Kogei-Kyoto crafts collective in Kyoto, Japan will contribute exquisite handmade items to the Group’s first American exhibition, which will be on display at the Society of Arts + Crafts gallery, 100 Pier Four Blvd., 2nd Floor through Nov. 10.

“Kogei-Kyoto at SA+C Boston: Contemporary Innovators in Japanese Arts and Crafts” is co-presented by the Japan Society of Boston and part of a city-wide celebration of Boston’s 60-year sister city relationship with Kyoto.

For more information, visit

Migration and walls

Interactive tours of the exhibition “When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr. will be held at select times through Jan. 26.

“A Wall is a Wall” will be shown at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. on Dec. 1 and from 11 4 p.m. on Jan. 20 in conjunction with the exhibition. The selection presents abstract meditations on, and sobering documentation of, border walls and the lived experiences of those who journey from one side to another.

Visit for additional information including other related programs.

Turkey giveaway

Active duty military families as well as veterans and families of the fallen are invited to participate in the Arredondo Family Foundation’s fifth annual Turkey Giveaway.

To register for a turkey and the fixings, visit or phone 6l7-553-0002 by Monday, Nov. 11.

The turkey dinners can be picked up from 10 a.m. to noon at Herb Chambers Ford, 75 Granite St. Rt. 37 in Braintree or from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Hwy on Sunday, Nov. 24.

The Foundation is also looking for volunteers to help out with Veterans Turkey Giveaway.

Veteran’s Day at Tuscan Kitchen

Tuscan Kitchen Seaport, 64 Seaport Blvd. will host a complementary lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 to all veterans as a small way of saying “thank you” to the brave and selfless individuals.

Complementary lunches will also be served at their other locations in Burlington, MA and Portsmouth and Salem, NH.

Visit for other information.

William Holden movies

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway will show “Sunset Boulevard” starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson on Nov. 12; “Stalag 17,” the classic movie about WWII starring William Holden and Don Taylor on Nov. 19; and “Paris When it Sizzles” with William Holden and Audrey Hepburn on Nov. 26.

The movies will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

To learn more, visit

‘Mitchell Karas: Evolving’

The “Mitchell Karas: Evolving” exhibition is on view through Nov. 15 at the Distillery Gallery at 516 East 2nd St.

Karas is known for his landscapes and abstract compositions in oil and mixed-media assemblages.

For more information, visit

Pie in the Sky volunteering

Community Servings is looking for volunteers to help make their annual Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving Bake Sale a success. By signing up for a volunteer shift, you become part of their “secret ingredient” family.

The Pie in the Sky Box Party and Delivery event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 S. Bay Ave. in Dorchester.

With your help, they will make a party out of labeling and packaging thousands of pie boxes for delivery between 10 a.m. and noon and then delivering the pie boxes and tins to participating bakers throughout Greater Boston from noon to 2 p.m.

To sign up, visit, phone 617-522-7777 or email

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.

Mobile market program

The Fresh Connect Truck is at 7 Joyce Hayes Way from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 93 Preble St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the year.

For more information, visit

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

Tea Party reenactment

Celebrate the 246th Anniversary Boston Tea Party Reenactment with Old South Meeting and the Boston Tea Party Ships Museum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16.

The event will begin at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St. and end at the Harborwalk behind the Intercontinental Boston Hotel, Congress Street Bridge (rain or shine).

Visit for an event schedule and tickets.

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.

SCSEP information sessions

If you are an income eligible job seeker, age 55 years or older from Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties, you can attend an information session to learn about the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at 10 a.m. on most Fridays at Operation ABLE, 174 Portland St. (5th Floor).

This is an earn-while-you learn program which can led to a return to the regular workforce.

Pre-registration at is encouraged; walk-ins are welcome.

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.

HUZZAH! Tavern Nights

HUZZAH! Tavern Nights – Boston’s only colonial tavern experience – will be held the first Friday of the month at Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum at 306 Congress St. (on Congress Street Bridge).

Revel with Sam Adams, John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy and other prominent Bostonians as they lift their glasses in celebration, raise their voices in song and determine the fate of Colonial America. Sample rustic fare, play authentic games, learn boisterous songs and cheerful dance in a spirited colonial tavern atmosphere. Let joy be unfettered and laughter unchained with the Sons of Liberty and Daughters of Freedom.

From April through October, the doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. From November through March the doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Visit for details and tickets.