Neighborhood Roundup

Kids of Charlestown:  Art Labs at Essem & Exhibit at Zume’s

Essem Art Studio (Charlestown Commerce Center) is partnering with , Zume’s Coffee House (Main Street; Charlestown) and Savvy Sitter Boston to bring community art to the kids of Charlestown. Zume’s walls, will be dedicated to featuring the art work of Charlestown kids during the months of July, August, and September. The summer themed art project—abstract florals—will be painted at Essem Art Studio during Art Lab sessions under the guidance of Charlestown resident and abstract artist, Sophia Moon throughout June. Moon has been hosting Art Labs in her studio since last September. Savvy Sitter Boston—in the service of providing local, dependable, trustworthy and fun babysitters—will assist in facilitating the Art Labs.  For more information and to reserve a spot for your child, visit or email [email protected]

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

Third Thursdays at EInc

This month “Rainforest in a Bottle” June 20 from 6-7:30 p.m.

 Children ages 5-7 are invited to join us for hands-on science activities, games, art activities, story time, and more at “e” inc.’s Science emporium.  Space is limited, fee $5 includes activities and a snack.  Registration online at

Calling all seniors! Fall Prevention Workshop

The Kennedy Center’s Senior Connection is hosting a free fall prevention workshop on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 9-10AM at 55 Bunker Hill St. Join Nursing and Occupational Therapy staff from the MGH Charlestown Health Center, to discuss fall risks at home, in the community, and exercises to increase strength and balance. Must be 55 or over to participate. To sign up, of for more information, please contact Kimberly Kyle, Senior Services Coordinator, (617) 241-8866 x. 1351 or email [email protected].

Charlestown Natives to Discuss the Opioid Crisis

On June 18, beginning at 7 p.m. join Charlestown’s Jack Kelly and Hank Locke will join a discussion on the truths of the opioid crisis based on their personal experiences. The event will be held at Shipyard Park, Charlestown Navy Yard.  Their personal accounts will spotlight the uncomfortable and shocking truths behind the opioid crisis that has tragically touched many of our lives. Sponsored by the Charlestown Coalition, The Anthem Group and The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard.

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.

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.

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.

Edna Kelly’s Doll Carriage Parade

Saturday June 15 at 10 a.m. Eden Street park is the place to be for the Annual Doll Carriage Parade.

Sponsored by Mr. Edward Kelly & the David Whelan Scholarship Foundation.  Registration is required, information advertised in this edition.

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 4:30-6:30pm.  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!  

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.

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. July 10th from 5:30pm to 7:00pmThe 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 7:00 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 7:00 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

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