Neighborhood Round-Up

Free Virtual Art Studio Trial

Essem Art Studio launches a virtual art studio with monthly subscriptions to continue sparking joy and cultivating creative power in little artists (age 2-10) and families with young children. The virtual art studio provides engaging virtual art labs and resources for parents and families who are looking for ways to introduce more art and creative practices at home. Every week, new art labs and creative prompts are added to the growing online catalog. You can enjoy a free 7 day trial of the virtual art program now. Visit for more information!

“E” Inc. Slime o’ Treat! Drive by Trick-or-Treat

On Halloween Eve, October 30 e-Inc hosts a drive-by trick-or-treat outside Building 114 16th St, in the Navy Yard from 5-7pm..  Drive up to the building and call: 617-242-4700. Each child can receive one free container of slime! Make sure to be masked, and a member of staff will come out to your car wearing gloves, a mask, and with your unopened slime. Happy Halloween!

Fall Prevention Week at MGH

During the week of October 26 to 30, MGH HealthCare Center , 73 High St., will host virtual Fall Prevention topics via their Facebook page @MGHCharlestownRSLC. Join in to learn fall prevention tips and what to do if you have a fall. For more information contact:Sarah Avery: [email protected]

Micro Hockey Is Back!

Charlestown Youth Hockey has opened registration for Micro Hockey, which is a Learn-to-Play Hockey program for boys and girls that are five to eight years of age, who have not yet played organized team hockey.  Only basic skating skills are necessary.  Younger players may qualify after a coach evaluation.  For Discounted Equipment Package, you must register ASAP.  The program will run on Saturdays from 10:15am to 11:45am.  The first session will begin on November 14th and run until March.  Space is limited.  To register, go to WWW.CYHA.COM and click on the MICRO HOCKEY tab.  Email questions to [email protected].  

Learn to Skate!

Charlestown’s Learn-to-Skate program begins November 14th and runs to mid-March.  The program is on Saturdays from 12:25pm to 1:15pm.  It is open for children ages 3 and up.  On ice instruction will be staffed by Charlestown Youth Hockey volunteers.  For more information and to sign-up, visit the Charlestown Youth Hockey website at WWW.CYHA.COM and click on the Learn-to-Skate tab. 

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry Appeal

The Food Pantry has had a great need at this time as it has been very busy serving many more residents in town and providing more frequent distributions. Donations of all non-perishable foods are 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. They are also looking for volunteers to assist with distribution. For more information, call Tom MacDonald 617-990-7314.

Free Fall Story and Art for Children

The Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library and Essem Art Studio are happy to present a FREE Fall Story + Art series. Children’s Librarian, Mrs. Eileen Whittle will read a selected book and local artist, Sophia Moon, will present a family/sibling friendly art project that can be modified for little artists as young as 2 years old (with adult guidance). Every Wednesday at 10am, the installation will launch on the Facebook page of the Charlestown BPL, and on Essem Art Studio’s virtual Art Studio (

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