Neighborhood Roundup

FCNY Photo Contest Open to All

To remind us how important community and art are during these challenging and difficult times, FCNY is sponsoring a Photo Contest, inspired, and judged, by Charlestown photographer Ryan Pettaway.  The theme is, “Showcase What You Hold Dear in Your Community.” Please submit your photos to us in jpeg format at [email protected] by Friday, June 5th. The winner will receive a voucher to purchase one of Ryan’s photographic masterpieces. To view some of Ryan’s work at visit: or

Join the Charlestown Historical Society

Now is a great time to join the Charlestown Historical Society. Look for their ad in this week’s paper for details. Or, visit their website:

Charlestown Branch Library Remains Closed

All locations of the Boston Public Library, including the Charlestown Branch, remain closed. Please do not make returns or donations until the library re-opens.  All of our online services, collections, and programs are available at the BPL website at If you need a library card, sign up for an e-card at www.bpl/ecard. If you are having trouble with your card or need assistance, email the library at [email protected]. Do you need to call the library? Call General Reference at 617-536-5400 and Tech Assistance at 617-859-2323. To contact the Charlestown Branch Library, email Branch Librarian Maureen Marx at [email protected], Children’s Librarian Eileen Whittle at [email protected], and Adults Librarian Kathy Kire at [email protected] in touch with the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library by visiting our Facebook page.

Essem Art Studio Virtual Programs:

Looking for creative projects to engage your kids?  Essem Art Studio’s Toddler Art + Learn series (18+ months) and Virtual Art Labs (3-13 years) are the perfect way to engage your little ones at home. Visit for more information or email Sophia Moon [email protected] with any inquiries.

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