Neighborhood Roundup

First Church Free Family Event

On Saturday June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the First Church will be hosting a Family Fun Day during the Charlestown Open Market. Stop by for games, food and fun. Bounce house for kids!

The First Church is located at 10 Green Street.

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.

Boston Harbor for all: Charlestown Cruise

Free Boston Harbor  cruise on Monday, June 24 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Enjoy food, art, music and harbor views aboard the Provincetown II. Visit for more information.

Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee Caucus

Tuesday, June 4, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Harvard-Kent Elementary School, 50 Bunker Hill Street, to elect delegates for the Democratic State Convention being held in Springfield on September 14, 2019.  Please follow The Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee on Facebook at, and Twitter @CharlestownDems 

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 or contact Grace Bloodwell at 617-512-4939.

Charlestown Working Theater Comedy Night Fundraiser

Don’t miss the chance to spend a night with Tony V. and friends and support the Charlestown Working Theater at their Annual Comedy night fundraiser. The event will take place on June 7th at the CWT 442 Bunker Hill St. from 7-11 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. For tickets you can visit, email [email protected] or call 617-417-6028. All proceeds support Youth Theater and Arts Education.

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

The City Square Park 2019 Summer Concert Series is underway; four more evenings of FREE, family-friendly music in the heart of the Park will take place this summer. 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.  June 12, 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.

July 10, from 5:30 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 or contact Grace Bloodwell at 617-512-4939

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry

This week the Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting macaroni and cheese and breakfast cereals. Any donation of non-perishable foods that you could make would also be greatly appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The Cooperative Bank at 201 Main St. and at the Parish Center on 46 Winthrop St. (across from the Training Field).  Financial donations can be sent to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information, call Tom MacDonald, director, at 617-990-7314

ISEE Prep Class at the CLLC – Registration open

This fall, the Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center (CLLC) will once again be hosting our annual ISEE Prep-Class for 6th grade students during the 2019-2020 school year.  Any and all students are welcome to join, but space is extremely limited.  The are two options for the class, one held on Thursdays and another held on Fridays, both from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Both class options will be hosted at our Learning Center building located at 14 Green Street and are scheduled for 8 classes, starting the week of 9/9.  The cost of the class is $799 and covers the testing materials, practice exams, and pays for our wonderful teachers!  As always, scholarships are available upon request.  Space is extremely limited, so register now at or by calling the center at (617) 242-1813!  

May 28 and May 30: Learn About What Speech-Language Pathologists Do

MGH Institute of Health Professions is holding two open houses where residents can learn about services provided by faculty-supervised speech-language pathology students at the Navy Yard graduate school. Hosted by the MGH Institute’s  Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the school’s chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, the events are Tuesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 30, both from 3 – 6 p.m., at the Sanders IMPACT Practice Center, 2 Constitution Wharf. The public is invited.

Special Memorial Day Tribute on Charlestown & Beyond

Host Eddie Loan will pay tribute to all veterans this week, especially those who served in Viet Nam. He visits the Viet Nam Memorial on Green Street and displays all six Charlestown men who gave the supreme sacrifice in service of their country.  Heroes, each of them.  Eddie then narrows in on the first hero to die during that war, Lawrence “Butchie” Borden, through a conversation with his brothers, Jimmy and Lester, capturing the man he was and his growing up years in Charlestown.  Eddie offers an excellent story of how ordinary these heroes were, yet patriotic to the point to take that extra step in defending their fellow soldiers and the mission they were serving.  Don’t miss this very special show and remember to celebrate the true meaning of this Memorial Day Holiday.  The show will air on Friday, May 24th at 8 and 10 pm; Saturday, May 25th at 11 am, 5:30 and 9:30 pm; Sunday, May 26th at 8 am, 4 and 11 pm; Monday, May 27th at 9:30 am, 2, 4 and 8 pm.

Charlestown & Beyond appears on BNN-TV Boston Comcast channel 9, RCN channel 15 and Verizon channel 1961. It can also be seen on Youtube at  Charlestown and Beyond and Facebook at Charlestown & Beyond. If you live outside of Boston and wish to watch the live broadcast go to, click on News & Info and ‘watch now.’

To contact Cookie, producer, go to [email protected] or call her at 617-477-1406.

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