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Rosie’s at the Navy Yard
A two-day extravaganza celebrating the role of women workers at Charlestown Navy Yard will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and 13, at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Pier 1.
Thousands of women worked at the yard during World War II as painters, welders, riveters and sheet metal workers. The celebration will include music, swing dancing, special tours and talks, tours of the USS Cassin Young and family activities.
Saturday will include swing dance demonstrations; the lectures “Ship Building Women of the Navy” with ranger Polly Kienle at 12:45 p.m. and “How Boston Defended its Harbor” with ranger Tristen Healey at 1:30 p.m.
A Lindy Hop swing dance with the Tin Pan Band will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
At noon on Sunday, keynote speaker Maria Miller of UMass Amherst will discuss “From Pins to Rivets: Betsey Ross, Rosie the Riveter and Women’s Defense Work in the United States.”
Ladies are encouraged to dress as Rosie.
For more information and a complete schedule of activities, visit www.go.nps.gov/Rosies or call 617-242-5601.
The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting Dine Out Boston from Aug. 13 to 19.
Dine Out Boston will feature a more flexible pricing structure for restaurant owners and guests.
At lunch and dinner, restaurants will now have the option to customize their menus by choosing to offer lunch for $15, $20 or $25 and dinner for $28, $33 or $38. Participating Charlestown restaurants will include the Legal Oysteria and Tangierino Restaurant and Lounge.
Restaurants will donate gift certificates to be auctioned with proceeds going to the charitable partner, the Boston Parks Beautification Fund.
For more information and reservations, visit www.DineOutBoston.com.
Mayor Walsh’s Movie Nights will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14 with a screening of the animated feature “Storks” at Doherty Playground, 349 Bunker Hill St.
When a stork named Junior accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine and makes a baby girl, he must make his first-ever baby drop and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.
Participants can bring low beach chairs or blankets and a picnic supper. Free popcorn will be provided. Admission is free.
For more information, call 617-635-4505 visit www.cityofboston.gov/parks.
Countdown to Kindergarten
A special Kindergarten Day celebration will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St.
Children entering kindergarten in the Boston public schools and their caregivers are invited to attend this celebration and join in the fun. They should wear their yellow “I Am Going to Kindergarten” T-shirts.
Call 617-242-1248 or visit www.bpl.org for more details.
Dams, bridges and locks
Boston by Foot will host a guided walking tour “Dams, Bridges and Locks” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17. Participants will meet the guide at Nashua Street Park.
From the tidal estuary of the Charles River through the mudflats of Millers River, this unique tour traces the evolution of the lost half-mile and the reshaping of Boston. Dams, railroads, bridges and highways have closed off this area until the recent creation of new public parks and recreation space. This tour will also feature a walk over the new North Bank Pedestrian Bridge connecting Cambridge and Charlestown.
Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 for members.
To purchase tickets, call 617-367-2345 or visit www.bostonbyfoot.org.
The Boston National Historical Parks will host a free twilight tour of Bunker Hill from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, meeting in front of the flagpole on Pier 1 Charlestown Navy Yard.
A park ranger will lead a guided walk in the footsteps of British soldiers along the battlefield of the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill. The tour will conclude with a special sunset climb to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument.
Admission is free. Visit www.go.nps.gov/boston or call 617-242-5642 for further details.
The Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., will offer a free summer art studio at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18 and 25.
Adults and teens will enjoy cool company and air conditioning while making art at the afternoon art studio. They can use the branch’s art supplies to express themselves through drawing, coloring, painting and crafting.
Groups cannot be accommodated. Call 617-242-1248 for further information.
Bunker Hill history
Boston National Historical Parks will lead free, guided tours “Decisive Day” every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Friday to Monday, Aug. 18 to 21 at Bunker Hill Monument.
Two months after the battles at Lexington and Concord, a battle raged on the Charlestown peninsula. Visitors will discover why this battle, a victory for the British and a loss for the colonists, was an important step in the colonists’ fight to drive the British army out of Boston.
For more information, call the visitors’ center at 617-242-5601 or go online to www.nps.gov/boston.
Boston Centers for Youth and Families is bringing back the annual Fun Stops, offering free, daily drop-in activities from noon to 6 p.m., on Monday to Friday now through Friday, Aug. 18 at Clougherty Pool at Doherty Park, 331 Bunker Hill St.
Kids, ages 8 to 18, can enjoy a variety of structured activities including board games, sports, arts and crafts and more. Registration is not required.
Further information can be found by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 617-635-5174.
The Boston Marine Society at Building No. 32, Charlestown Navy Yard, is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.
The society hosts a large collection of art and artifacts depicting maritime history and life on the sea, as well as a research library, detailing the history of sailing and marine commerce and the history of one of the oldest and most important ports in the country.
Its website includes selected objects from its collection and the history of the organization. Visit www.bostonmarinesociety.org or call 617-242-0522 for more information.
The Bunker Hill Monument Museum, 45 Monument Square, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located on the Freedom Trail, the museum displays the history of the construction of the Bunker Hill Monument as well as a diorama of the historic battle. A cyclorama shows a 360-degree view of the battlefield.
The Charlestown Historical Society keeps its archives in this building, which once served as the neighborhood’s public library.