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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, May 26.

Families can explore the galleries, sketch the view of Boston Harbor, catch a family pop-up talk and enjoy a puppet show with the Gottabees. Kids are invited to have BYO snacks and enjoy games and other activities on the grandstand.

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.

Run to Remember

The Boston Police Department and the Boston Police Runners’ Club will host the 14th annual Run to Remember on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 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. Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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

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 28.

Visitors can check out four new exhibitions: Wangechi Mutu’s “A Promise to Communicate,” “Entangled in the Everyday,” sculptures by Kevin Beasley and Caitlin Keogh’s “Blank Melody.”

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids can create unique artwork in the Art Lab.

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

Edible flowers

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host a free program on edible flowers from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 31.

Attendees will learn about flowers they can grow in containers with Noah McKenna, cofounder of Restoring Roots Cooperative, a local landscaping company specializing in  urban edible and ecological gardens. They can also try samples of delicious, edible flowers and go home with seedlings complements of the South Boston Branch Seed Library.

Call 617-268-0180 for more details.

Open studios

Artists for Humanity at 100 West Second St. will host an open studio event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30.

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.

Caribbean heritage

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host a special First Friday  program “Island Breeze” from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 1.

The evening will kickoff the summer season and celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month with a preview of Boston Caribbean Fashion Week, a live performance by the Riddim Symphony, sunny cocktails 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.