Neighborhood Round Up

Cookie Jar Kup Roller Hockey Tournament for Kids

The Cookie Jar Kup roller hockey tournament for kids is on for this coming weekend, to be played out at Eden Street Park/McCarthy Playground on Saturday, July 27. It is the 5th annual edition of the Kup and it’s growing more popular every year, in the great tradition of the Kitchen Kup, the adult version held on the first weekend of August every year.

The tournament is open to kids 5-17 and no one is turned away. The only cost is $10 for the T-Shirt. For more information, e-mail Shannon Chambers at [email protected].

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry

The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting small bags of white rice and cans of tuna fish this week.  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.

Summer Fitness Yoga Series

The Parks Department is holding free fitness classes this summer in neighborhood parks. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. Yoga helps your mental and physical being, releases stress, and expands your energy. Instructors will provide flow movement for people of all levels. Charlestown classes are on Sundays at 9 a.m. at 55 Winthrop Street.

Countdown to Kindergarten Party

On Tuesday, August 13, at 10:30 a.m. First time kindergartners in the Boston Public Schools system are invited to The Charlestown Branch Library  to a Kindergarten Day Party with parents or caregivers.  Kindergarteners should wear their yellow “I’m going to Kindergarten” t-shirt. The Charlestown Branch of the BPL is located at 179 Main Street. Online at

Bruins Academy – Learn-to-Play Hockey Program

The Boston Bruins will again be bringing its Learn-to-Play Hockey program to Charlestown this fall.  Charlestown Youth Hockey will be hosting and staffing the program.  The program is available to boys and girls ages 4-9 that have not participated in an organized hockey program before.  It will run from Saturday, October 12, to Saturday, November 2.  There will be two sessions, one at 10 a.m. and one at 11 a.m.  Public registration will begin on July 10th at the Bruins website.  Early registration (July 8) promo codes for local residents can be found at the “Bruins Academy” tab at the Charlestown Youth Hockey website (CYHA.COM).

Kids of Charlestown Exhibit · Zumes

The Kids of Charlestown exhibit is now hanging at Zume’s Coffee House! In total, there 39 beautiful works of art created at Essem Art Studio by young and budding artists, aged 1 through 10 years old. The display is both colorful and impressive – come on down during Zume’s summer business hours, grab a coffee and a snack, and take it all in. 

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