Neighborhood Roundup

State Rep. Dan Ryan Socially Distant Office Hours

Meet with your state Rep. Dan Ryan during his local office hours at Charlestown Tea and Treats, 1 Monument Ave. on Friday, June 26th from 10-11 a.m.  To contact Rep Ryan’s Office: (617) 722-2370 #2 or email: [email protected]

“e” inc. Presents: Discovery Planet    

“e” inc – the planet science learning & action center based in Charlestown offers up Earth Science based enrichment for kids on their YouTube channel, ““Discovery Planet.”  The content is set up for Grades 3-5 or for younger children Grades 1-3, but are upbeat and entertaining for anyone. Check them out at this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjTh5UNEVSSa9NGK9fo_JQ or search for eInc on YouTube.

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 www.bpl.org. 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 www.essemartstudio.com for more information or email Sophia Moon [email protected] with any inquiries.

Charlestown Library Imagine Your Summer Story 2020

This summer the Charlestown Library will be partnering with the Essem Art Studio. The Art Studio will feature an art project based on the book from story time. Prizes will be awarded.  The story time reading and art project will be featured on  the library facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bplcharlestown and Essem Art Studio  page at  . This year the  library’s activity sheet can be found at https://w.ww.bpl.org/imagine-your-story/ Grand prizes will also be awarded for completed activity sheets. Please contact Eileen Whittle  at [email protected] or Sophia Moon [email protected] for any questions

Free Wellness for Health Care Providers

ASANA Charlestown is now offering free live-streamed Yoga, Meditation, and Barre classes to Health Care Providers. The virtual studio’s aim is to offer a new way for people to sustain their wellness practices from home.  If you or someone you know would like more information on this initiative, please visit www.asanacharlestown.com/health-care.

Daily Virtual Tours of USS Constitution 

USS Constitution is hosting daily live tours via Facebook Live at 10 a.m.  The virtual tours are available at www.facebook.com/ussconstitutionofficial. During the virtual tours, the ship’s active-duty Sailors take viewers through the ship, to include several areas normally closed to the public, and provide an opportunity to ask live questions.  The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and those associated with her.  To serve students and the public who are working remotely, the Museum is providing complimentary access to additional content on its digital platforms. For more information, visit www.usscm.org.

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry Appeal

The Food Pantry has had a great need at this time and has been very busy serving many residents in town.  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.

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