Neighborhood Round Up

Navy Jazz Band Saturday

The Friends of the Training Field will be having a concert with the Navy Jazz Band on Saturday, Aug. 17, in the Training Field. It will be the second concert of the season in the Training Field, and is expected to have a great turnout. The band has been a big hit in previous years and loves to perform in the Town.

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry

The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal 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.

‘Conversations with Caregivers’

The Dementia Care Collaborative of the MGH Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine is sponsoring the “Conversations with Caregivers” program on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the O’Keefe Auditorium, Blake One.

Programs are for caregivers, family, patients, and staff. Each “conversation” is created with the intention to provide helpful educational resources and support for those navigating the path of caring for someone with dementia. All are welcome, and admission is free, buts seating is limited.

Call 617-724-0406 to R.S.V.P. Light refreshments will be served, and parking vouchers made available.

USS Constitution to Delay Opening Thursday

USS Constitution and its crew will be opening at noon on Thursday, Aug. 15. 

The delay is required for public safety, while the crew performs maintenance and training on the ship’s sails. Normal hours for Constitution will resume Friday, Aug. 16. Constitution’s regular operating hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Tuesday to Sunday. 

All Constitution visitors are also encouraged to view additional artifacts from ‘Old Ironsides’ and experience numerous interactive galleries at the USS Constitution Museum, also located in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Gorman Scholarship Time Sept. 7

Be at the Knights on Sept. 7, to help celebrate 10 years of fundraising for Gorman educational scholarships. This year the party starts at 7 p.m. and will have Irish music from Erin Og and Smokey Cain DJ, 50/50 and door prizes and $7500 in scholarships to be awarded. Get your tickets now $25 per person or $200 for a table of 10. Call – Ruthanne Brennan 617-257-5753, Melissa Brennan 617-308-7266, Annie Vesey 617-448-6734, Pam McGrath 617-833-9124, Alexa Hingston 617-620-0105, or Kathleen Lacey 617-224-2642. All funds raised support the scholarship program.

Mayor Walsh’s Movie Nights

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program, returns to Charlestown on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The movie  Dumbo! will be shown at 7:45 p.m. at the Training Field – Winthrop St. Snacks and beverages provided.

Summer Fitness Yoga Series

The Parks Department is holding free yoga classes at 55 Winthrop Street on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Instructors will provide flow movement for people of all levels.

Summer Nights in the Yard

Fun has come to Charlestown this season thanks to the efforts of the National Park Service, Boston Harbor Now, a non-profit dedicated to providing community access to the Boston Harbor and its islands, Yoga Around Town, Berklee College of Music, Boston Swing Central and Charlestown High School. From swing dancing to live concerts by the sea, residents and visitors alike can expect to create memorable moments with both the community and waterfront. To learn more about public programming taking place this summer on the waterfront and harbor islands, visit

Bruins Academy Learn-to-play Hockey Program

Charlestown Youth Hockey will be hosting and staffing the Boston Bruins Learn-to-Play Hockey program again this fall.  The program is for boys and girls ages 4-9 that have not participated in an organized hockey program before.  It will run from Saturday, Oct. 12 to Saturday, Nov. 2. There will be two sessions, one at 10 a.m. and one at 11 a.m.  Public registration at the Bruins website.  More info on the “Bruins Academy” tab at CYHA.COM.

Swinging Through Space with “e” inc.’s Summer Science Discovery Program

Investigate the ‘space we all live in’ with a deep dive into the universe at “e” inc. and its Summer Science Discovery Program (SSDP) in the Charlestown Navy Yard.  Swinging through Space is part of this summer’s new frontiers focus for “e” inc.  The camp week for this topic is Aug. 26-30, and includes a field trip to the Planetarium, as well as a night of constellation watching for the hearty.  For more information about the program or to request an info packet, either call “e” inc. at: 617-242-4700 or email us at: [email protected]

ISEE Prep Class at the CLLC  Registration Open

Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center (CLLC) is once again hosting an annual ISEE Prep-Class for 6th grade students during the 2019-2020 school year. There are two options for the class, either on Thursdays or Fridays, both from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Learning Center at 14 Green Street starting the week of 9/9.  Space is extremely limited, so register now at or by calling the center at (617) 242-1813. 

Music and Art Labs Offered at Essem Art Studio

Students will explore age/level appropriate mediums through guided activities and graduate to more complex mediums at Essem Art Studio at 50 Terminal Street 5. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

On Mondays labs combine music and movement, singalong, and art time for little artists (5 and under). Art Activities will occasionally incorporate lessons in letter, number, and color recognition in a loose and fun way.

Wednesday Art Labs are open to all ages and projects will be modified according to age groups and abilities. In these sessions, the full hour will be dedicated to arts and crafts. If the available Art Labs don’t work with your schedule, families can coordinate to have private art play dates with their little ones. The minimum number of participating children is 6, and we can accommodate a wide range of ages. To view dates and to register, go to

City Square Park Summer Concert Series 2019 – Free and Open to the Public!

The City Square Park 2019 Summer Concert Series wraps up with only one event left for this year. Sponsored and supported by the Charlestown Mothers Association, Gibson Sotheby’s International Real Estate, Friends of City Square Park, and Rick DuBard’s Foundation. This summer’s series ends on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with Henry Acker, a fourteen-year-old gypsy jazz guitarist with abilities far beyond his years. Rain date will be for the following day

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