Neighborhood Round Up

“E” inc.’s Science Emporium – the Amazing Store With a Mission!

 “e” inc.’s Science Emporium is going online with Curbside Pick-up!

The “e” inc. Emporium, Charlestown’s own Science Store for kids (and some adults), is hatching plans for the holidays. The Emporium is placing its entire catalog online, with a big sale starting November 9th.  ALL current inventory will be 15% off for all merchandise, plus an added 5% more (or 20%) for books. Orders will be available for pick-up Curbside every Friday between 2 and 6 PM!  Call the store number – give us your last name – and your purchases will be taken out to you.

 All the funds “e” inc. collects at the Emporium are used for its mission to teach children and youth the science driving the planet and the skills to make a difference. “e” inc. students have been helping the planet for over 15-years. Your gift shopping supports this local non-profit.

Starting on November 9th you can visit the “e” inc. Emporium online at:  Click on the Science Emporium on the “e” inc. home page and will be there!

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 (

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!

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.

The Anchor is Open!

The Anchor, in The Charlestown Navy Yard, is now open 7 days a week until 11pm. The Anchor has

an enhanced garden and waterfront patio, over 300 new pieces of furniture, brand new menu, rotating

brews and curated wine and bubbly. With ample room and different styles of seating, social

distancing is easy in its outdoor and breezy environment. Now offering a Sunday Jazz & Soul Brunch

with a fun menu and different music every week.

Charlestown Branch Library Open for Pickups

Although the library is closed to the public, it is open for scheduled contactless pickups and returns of library materials Mondays-Thursdays from 2-6 pm and Fridays from 1-4 pm. Notification emails will have a link to schedule pickup. For notifications received by phone or for help scheduling a pickup, call the branch at 617-242-1248. Masks are required. There is a returns bin at the entrance available when the library is open. For further assistance email: Adults Librarian Kathy Kire at [email protected], Children's Librarian Eileen Whittle at [email protected], or Branch Librarian Maureen Marx at [email protected], or call 617-242-1248.

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