South Boston neighborhood notes

Staff Writer
Link Boston Homes
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‘Dear So-And-So’ exhibit

The “Dear So-And-So” exhibit will be on view from Nov. 25 through Dec. 27 at the Distillery Gallery, 516 East 2nd St.

An Opening Reception will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Co-curators Mary Lewey and Helen Popinchalk selected a group of artists working in a variety of mediums to choose an artist pen pal. This long-distance back-and-forth has been documented at each step as the works progressed and developed. “Dear So-and-So” features the finished collaborations between each artist duo.

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Pie in the Sky volunteers needed

Community Servings is looking for volunteers to help with various jobs from Nov. 25 through Nov. 27 in preparation of delivering 25,000 pies in the Greater Boston area.

Jobs include setting up and breaking down the work stations; carefully moving pies to and from quality control check; and completing pie orders at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St.

Volunteers are also needed from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27 to help staff a pick-up site around Greater Boston, hand out pre-ordered pies to buyers, and sell delicious, heartwarming holiday treats to passersby. One of the sites will be at Bin Ends, 236 Wood Rd in Braintree.

For information and sign up visit, phone 617-522-7777 or email

Pie in the Sky QA/sorting/packaging volunteering

Get into the holiday spirit by working alongside hundreds of volunteers at Pie Central.

Join the BYHP members and volunteers in supporting Community Servings for their 27th annual Pie in the Sky event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 and other groups from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St.

More than 25,000 pies need to be quality-checked, sorted by flavor and packaged for delivery to pick-up sites.

To learn more about Community Servings and the work they do, visit

To learn more about Boston Young Healthcare Professionals, visit

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

Pie in the Sky volunteer drivers needed

Community Servings is looking for an army of volunteers to help during the home stretch of the annual pie sale event with the very important task of picking up and delivering pies to select locations around Greater Boston.

Pie Pick-up and Delivery volunteers will be needed for various shifts from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, starting at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St. and from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, beginning at Community Servings, 79 Armory St. in Jamaica Plain.

Come and fill your vans, mini-vans and SUVs, turn your GPS on and away you go…

For information and sign up visit, phone 617-522-7777 or email

William Holden movies

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway will show “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

Murphy ice skating rink schedule

The DCR Murphy Memorial Rink at 1880 William J Day Blvd. will be open for public skating from Nov. 29 through Mar. 21.

Public Skating Hours on the large rink: Sunday from 2 to 3:50 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 1:50 p.m.; Friday from noon to 1:50 p.m. and 6 to 7:50 p.m.; and Saturday from 7 to 8:50 p.m.

Public Skating Hours on the small rink: Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.; Mondays through Thursdays from noon to 5:50 p.m.; Fridays from noon to 7:50 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7:50 p.m.

Phone 617-269-7060 for holiday and school vacation changes and other information.

The American Songbook

The South Boston Arts Association will present a musical presentation of the American Songbook from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.

Hear the songs and music of the greatest American composers. Refreshments will be served.

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Caroling in Hayes Park

Join the Friends of Hayes Park for their annual holiday singalong from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Bring your voices, good cheer and edible donations to the South End Community Service Center food pantry. The Friends will provide hot cider, cookies and songbooks.

Hayes Park is located at the corner of Warren Avenue and West Canton Street.

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 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.

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.

‘Kusama: Infinity’

“Kusama: Infinity” will be shown on select dates through Mar. 1 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr.

The film explores artist Yayoi Kusam’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in American during the 1960s (where she rivaled Any Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international acclaim she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 90s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan.

The “Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art after Kusama” exhibition will be on view through Feb. 7.

For other information, visit

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.