Neighborhood Round Up

Charlestown’s Holiday Night Out

Save the date and join your neighbors for a fun, family friendly night in the town on Thurs., Dec. 12, from 5-8 p.m. Support your local small businesses! The town’s businesses, makers, community groups, and nonprofits are busy organizing and preparing for Charlestown’s First Holiday Night Out.  There will be pop-ups in stores and studios as well as sidewalk vendors. Holiday pictures for kids and pets! Follow @charlestownholidaynightout for updates on activities. 

Anchor Winter Garden at Shipyard Park

On Dec. 13-15 and 20-22 don’t miss the Winter Garden at The Anchor Shipyard Park. There will be lightings of multiple trees, a retail market, live music, public art, food trucks, Holiday movie classics, a bottomless s’mores bar and photo ops with Santa. There will also be free blankets, a warming bar and mulled wine and hot beverages on offer. Visit for more information.

Charlestown Sprouts Community Garden Meeting

On Monday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the CharlesNewtown Community Room, 89 Medford St.,  there will be a meeting regarding the proposed 2020 renovations to the Charlestown Sprouts Community Garden. All are invited to attend and learn more about the project. For more information email [email protected] or call 617-241-7717.

Holiday Clothing Drive – Help Someone Stay Warm This Winter

The Charlestown Coalition/Turn It Around are asking for contributions of winter clothing this season. This appeal is for brand new socks, hats, gloves and scarves for adults. There are donation boxes located at The Boys & Girls Club on the 3rd Floor, Charlestown Coalition Office and The First Church in Charlestown will be accepting donations Mon. – Fri. From 12 – 1 p.m. or Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  There will also be a box at the Charlestown Peace Park during Charlestown Night Out, Dec. 12, 5-7 p.m.

Helping Your Community during the Holidays

Please consider supporting the Harvard-Kent Leadership & Scholarship Partnership for charitable giving this Holiday Season. Donations to the 14th annual fund drive will help deliver six aspirational scholarships to students from the community, supplement the music and reading programs and support teachers through on-going grants. Every donation makes an impact to the Harvard-Kent community! Donations can be made online at or via mail to Harvard-Kent Leadership & Scholarship Partnership, P.O. Box 290092, Charlestown, MA 02129

“e” inc. opens New Science Store for the Holidays December 13

Local science and action non-profit “e” inc. is opening a science themed activity store in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Filled with books, science experiment kits, tools to explore the Natural World, puzzles, games, stuffed animals and puppets, and much, much more — the “e” inc. Science Emporium is getting ready for the Holidays. On Friday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. there will be a celebratory Opening Night! Parents and children are invited to come and explore – with kids having a separate supervised fun activity area so parents can chat, shop for holiday presents, make suggestions on our Suggestion Board and activities to take home. Sales for opening nite include 10% off on stuffed animals, 5% off on Books, and 5% off if you bring in a coupon from social media! The new “e” inc. Science Emporium is located at 114 16th Street in the Navy Yard of Charlestown. Parking is on Medford Street and also the lot on 5th Ave.

Join the Celebration at the Coop Bank

Everyone is invited – stop by the bank and get in the Holiday spirit on Thursdays December 12, and 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be refreshments, holiday treats and give aways. The Cooperative Bank, 201 Main Street.

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry Appeal

Since the start of the school year, the Food Pantry has had a great need for cereal to include in its distribution.  Donations of non-perishable foods are also greatly appreciated.

Donations drops are: Food Pantry, 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The Cooperative Bank – 201 Main St. or the Parish Center – 46 Winthrop St. (by the Training Field).  Or donate by sending checks to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information, call Tom MacDonald 617-990-7314.

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