Neighborhood Round Up

Free Afternoon Bingo at Zelma Lacey House

Stop by the Zelma Lacey House for free BINGO on Friday May 11, at 3 p.m.

Hosted by Tabitha Jones of the Zelma Lacey House with Beverly Gibbons From The Golden Age Center as caller. Their will be 10 games, great prizes and tasty refreshments. All are welcomed, bring a FRIEND!

Players must be 21.

Join “E” inc. for ‘Third Thursdays’

Third Thursdays – at the “e” inc. Emporium —  each 3rd Thursday event is focused on a different science topic. The next fun night will be held on May 16, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and is a event of investigation about: ‘Rocks and Minerals’. Third Thursdays  begin at 6:00 PM at the “e” inc. headquarters at 114 16th Street in the Navy Yard. (Last street before the bridge). Registration is online at www.einc-action.org. We are limited to 15.  The fee for Third Thursdays will be $5 per kid-let. Parents are free. Third Thursday bonus! Take 30% off any one item at the Science Discovery Museum during third Thursday events!

2019 / 2020 Registration for Gym Hockey

Registration for the 2019/2020 season is being held on Saturday – May 11,  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mishawum Community Room,

95 Dunstable Street, Charlestown, MA.  There is a registration fee which is not due until September when the season begins. Ages are : 4 years old by October 1 2019 to 9 years old (anyone who turns 10 years old before 2/1/20 is too old. You do not have to live in Charlestown to play.

Summer Registration “Up at the Club”

Register now for a great Spring and Summer at the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club. There are many new and continuing programs on offer for the upcoming seasons. Call 617-242-1775 or visit the Club at 15 Green Street for more information.

Join The Friends of City Square Park

The Friends of City Square Park works in tandem with the city and other local organizations to participate in other events, such as the annual Paul Revere ride on Patriot’s Day and Art in the Park with local artisans and artists. To learn more about becoming a “Friend”, please visit https://www.friendsofcitysquarepark.org/ or contact Grace Bloodwell at 617-512-4939.

Save the Date! Morrissey Scholarship Awards Night

Friday, May 17, marks the 5th Annual Friends of Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship Awards Night.

The fun begins at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Medford St.. There will be dinner, dancing, raffles and fun, as well as the awarding of the scholarship. Tickets are $25 per person, order online at Ryan morrisseyscholarship.com or call Donna 617-763-8527.

USS Constitution to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War Period

USS Constitution is scheduled to get underway from Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Period.  The event is in concert with the National Vietnam War Commemoration, committed to highlighting the service of U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War, and to thank and honor veterans and their families and our allies.

The ship will travel to Fort Independence on Castle Island where she will fire a 21-gun salute in the direction of the Boston Vietnam Memorial at approximately 12:00 p.m. with a return salute from the Concord Independent Battery.

 An additional 17-gun salute will fire as USS Constitution passes U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston, the former site of the Edmund Hartt’s Shipyard where USS Constitution was built and launched on Oct. 21, 1797.

 The public is encouraged to view USS Constitution’s turnaround along Boston Harbor Walk, Castle Island, or Charlestown Navy Yard.

USS Constitution will reopen for public tours from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will resume normal tour hours on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m.

USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, played a crucial role in the

Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855.

 Designated America’s Ship of State, Constitution and her crew engage in community outreach and education about the ship’s history and the importance of naval power to more than 500,000 visitors each year.

City Square Park Summer Concert Series 2019 – free and open to the public!

The Friends of City Square Park are excited to announce the 2019 Summer Concert Series; five evenings of FREE, family-friendly music in the heart of the Park. It’s a wonderful excuse to gather with neighbors and friends, pack a picnic, and enjoy lively music in our historic and bucolic Park. The series is generously sponsored and supported by the Charlestown Mothers Association, Gibson Sotheby’s International Real Estate, Friends of City Square Park, and Rick DuBard’s Foundation.

Rain dates will be for the following day, Thursday.  On Wednesday, May 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Charlestown Boys and Girls Club Performers and the Charlestown High School Band return to the Park and will present a variety of music. Come out to support these incredible kids and young adults! June 12th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. brings The Ghetto People’s Band, making their debut in City Square  with fantastic beats, reggae jams, and a cool vibe. Don’t miss this talent.

July 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The East Coast Soul Band will rock the park again this year with soul, rock and incredible charisma. Last year this was a hit with the little ones and adults alike.

Wednesday, August 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. City Square Park’s beloved Dirty Water Brass Band will perform New Orlean’s-style music and crowd favorites. This band never disappoints!

And lastly, on Wednesday, September 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Henry Acker, a fourteen-year-old gypsy jazz guitarist with abilities far beyond his years will perform while guests enjoy lawn games and refreshments.

Support The Friends of City Square Park by becoming a member.  To learn more about becoming a “Friend”, please visit https://www.friendsofcitysquarepark.org/ or contact Grace Bloodwell at 617-512-4939

Warm weather water shuttle

To kick off the warmer weather,  Navy Yard Hospitality Group will offer their complimentary water shuttle that will usher guests between Charlestown’s Pier 6, and Eastie’s ReelHouse. Guests will enjoy breathtaking views of the Boston skyline aboard the 21’ Crosby Launch shuttle from one waterfront dining location to the other. The boat will accompany up to 15 guests per ride, and will operate Thursday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Forget about traffic lights and gridlock and join the Boston community on the Harbor this summer.Available starting May 3, weather permitting.  Stay up to date on boat operation hours on restaurant website. Free to the public.

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