Friends of City Square Park Book Club
Join fellow residents as we read and discuss nature-inspired books, as chosen by the group. If you are interested in joining, please contact Grace Bloodwell, [email protected].
Friends of Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship Fund
The Friends of Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that scholarships totaling $27,500 will be offered in 2023. The deadline to apply is April 28! Scholarships are available to college freshman, college upperclassmen, and high school students. Details and application forms may be obtained from our website. www.ryanmorrisseyscholarship.com Questions: [email protected]
Charlestown Race & Equity Community Conversation
The April Community conversation will be held at Peace Park on Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30PM. Join your neighbors, community partners, and Charlestown youth for an intimate circle on perspectives of race and equity in Charlestown. All are welcome.
Veteran’s Resource Forum at Memorial Hall
On Saturday April 22 from 10am to 2pm at Memorial Hall, 14 Green St. there will be a free Benefit Resource Forum for veterans sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Post 11, G.A.R. Many veterans, young and old, are not completely familiar with the benefits for which they are eligible. This forum makes it possible for veterans to drop in to questions, seek guidance, or just get some information on benefits or employment opportunities. The objective is to make it easy to get the information by bringing these varied resources to one place at one time to meet with veterans.
Celebrate Earth Day at Pier 5
Celebrate Earth Day at Pier 5 on Saturday, April 22 from 12-3PM.
Celebrate, play, participate. The event will be at Pier 5 on the Harborwalk in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Everyone is Welcome! Visit pier5.org for more information.
Earth Day Peace Park Cleanup
All are welcome to join the Peace Park Cleanup on Thursday, April 20 at 3PM. There will be a clean up, as well as planting, games and more. Peace Park is at the Plaza where Lowney Way meets Mt. Vernon St.
Hood Spring Fest
Plan ahead to celebrate Spring at Hood Park on Saturday, May 13 11:30AM-3:30PM. There will be Food & Live music and Free kids’ activities. Free parking at the Hood park garage and pets are welcome, too! The event happens at South Plaza – 500 Rutherford Ave.
Free After School Homework Club
Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center welcomes all Kindergarten through 9th graders to join our weekly in-person homework support! Homework club runsTuesday and Wednesday from 4:30pm-6:00pm (except for dates on which BPS is closed for weather, school breaks or otherwise) following the BPS school calendar and will run through the end of the school year. Email Blake Riley, [email protected] for more information.
Stories We Tell Art Reception April 28
A group exhibition featuring members of the Artists’ Group of Charlestown: Martha Starr, Tim Evans and Carla Quattrocchi opens Friday April 28 with a reception at the Stove Factory Gallery from 5:30-8:30 PM. Visit the show and meet the artists, maybe find a new piece for your home. The Stove Factory Gallery is at 543 Medford St in Charlestown. The exhibit will be open Saturdays and Sundays 12-4PM until May 7. There is free parking at the lot at 511 Medford Street adjacent to the gallery.
Hayden Announces 2023 Community Reinvestment Grant Program Application Dates
District Attorney Kevin Hayden announced that community non-profit organizations in Suffolk County can apply for grants of up to $10,000 through his office’s Community Reinvestment Grant (CRG) program.
“It’s more important than ever for our neighborhood-focused service organizations to engage with residents of all ages throughout the county, and I’m looking forward to presenting the next round of funding to help them do that,” Hayden said.
The CRG program will provide funding of up to $10,000 to 501(c)3 nonprofits that provide programming designed to prevent youth violence, substance use disorder, or substance use treatment in Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. State law allows prosecutors to distribute up to 10 percent of assets seized in narcotics prosecutions to community-based organizations for crime prevention and substance use treatment.
The deadline for submissions is May 19, and Hayden expects to announce grant recipients on June 1.
More information on the CRG program can be found at Community Reinvestment Grant — Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (suffolkdistrictattorney.com) and the submission forms are available at SCDAO_CRG_RFP_FY23.pdf (squarespace.com).
Love Your Block Clean-Up
The Charlestown Youth Soccer and Charlestown Lacrosse are hosting a Love Your Block Clean-Up site this Saturday, April 22nd at the Charlestown High School Sports Fields and Barry Playground. All are welcome to join. The Clean-Up will start at 9 am and run until 1 pm. Anyone is welcome to join us at the meeting spot which will be behind the storage containers near the Little Mystic walkway. To sign up for our volunteer sheet please email [email protected].