Neighborhood Round Up

Christ Church Charlestown Services

Christ Church Charlestown will hold three Sunday services during Advent. Services are at the Charlestown Working Theater on Sundays at 442 Bunker Hill Street and begin at 9:00, 10:15, and 11:30AM. Attendees are asked to register online to attend at and are asked to wear a mask during the service. We will meet online only, on Facebook Live, for Sunday, December 27. We wish you happy holidays and a healthy and happy Christmas.

Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard 2021 Annual Membership Drive

 Joining the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard is a great way to get involved in the community and to stay informed on important issues and current events. Become a member in 2021 and join the Navy Yard community of  over 200 individual and 50 business members.                                                                                                                       22020 has been the most challenging year for FCNY since its founding in 2004, but theyhave stepped up to meet the challenge.  FCNY has donated to local non-profit organizations addressing food insecurity, supported local businesses  with the purchase of gift certificates, and sponsored virtual presentations on the impacts of Covid19 and the proposed MBTA service cuts. Membership available at Individual, Family, Supporter, Patron, Benefactor or Corporate levels. Contributions are tax deductible. For more information visit: or email: [email protected] FCNY is an independent, non-profit civic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors to the Navy Yard while preserving its historic character.

“E” Inc Emporium – Take Out on Fridays

– “e” inc. EMPORIUM has fantastic holiday merchandise that includes many great new purveyors and a slew of hands-on activities, games, kits, etc.  Order online by midnight Thursday for “Take Out” on Fridays.

Between Dec. 21 and 24 they will take orders every morning for pickup that afternoon.

At the “e”Inc website you can also learn about their Secret Santa program that lets community friends share their largesse by adding a toy to their order for younger neighbors in need. 

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. Click on the Science Emporium on the “e” inc. home page: and you’re there!

 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!

Learn to Skate!

Charlestown’s Learn-to-Skate program 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 has everything you need to keep toasty on these cool, Boston nights (not to mention an amazing view of the city skyline!). They have heat lamps, hand warmers and even Anchor blue fleece blankets! The Anchor has more than beer and wine, too. Hot beverages including coffee (with caramel, vanilla and hazelnut flavor shots), tea (peppermint, lemon and green), hot chocolate, hot cider, and mulled sangria. They also have added savory soups –  broccoli cheddar or garden tomato – to their menu to warm you up! Vist for all of their upcoming events.

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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