Here are the latest Charlestown - Navy Yard neighborhood notes:

Holiday production

The Charlestown Working Theatre, 442 Bunker Hill St., is presenting the annual holiday production at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10.

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center and the Charlestown Working Theater will present William Shakespeare’s topsy-turvy holiday classic “Twelfth Night” featuring the finest performers ages 7 – 12.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children under 12.

Visit or call 617-242-3285 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Art exhibition

The StoveFactory Studios, 523 Medford St., will present its 20th anniversary exhibition from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 9 and 10.

Wood sculpture, photography, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, ceramics, jewelry, landscapes, mixed media, pottery, prints and more will be on display.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The building is handicapped accessible.

Call 617-241-0130 or visit for more details.

Voices of migration

Voices of Migration, Bunker Hill Community College’s popular music ensemble under the direction of Mark Popeney, will perform in a free concert from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford St.

The ensemble will perform songs exploring immigration and other forms of relocation. The concert will be followed by an interactive discussion moderated by professors Carlos Maynard, Carla Santamaria and Enzo Surin.

The program will be in A300 auditorium, with a reception to follow in A300 lobby.

For more information, call 617-228-2093 or visit

Latin artists

Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford St., is displaying “Invisible” now through Dec. 22 in the Mary Fifield art gallery.

A community reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14 with remarks by guest curator Gloria Carrigg and members of the BHCC Undocumented Student Working Group.

Boston-area Latinx artists are sharing their art and defining what it means to live in America. The exhibit also features “Treasures from the Homeland,” fine art photographs of El Salvador by Gloria Carrigg, in the Culinary Arts dining room.

Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Visit or call 617-228-2093 for more information.

Arts and crafts for adults

The Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., will offer a free arts and crafts workshop for adults from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15.

Patrons are invited to use the library’s art supplies to express themselves creatively through drawing, coloring and painting, or bring in their own craft projects, knitting or needlework, and find inspiration in the company of fellow creative spirits.

For more details, call 617-242-1248 or visit

Lessons and carols

St. John’s Church, 27 Devens St., will hold its annual candlelight service of nine lessons and carols at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

Based on the traditional liturgy from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, the story of the birth of Jesus will be interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols and hymns. Joining the St. John’s Parish Choir will be the Children’s Choir of St. John’s.

Child and infant care will be provided. A reception in the parish house will follow.

Call 617-242-1272 or visit for more information.

Holiday concert at St. Mary’s Church

The St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish, together with Friends of the Charlestown Library, will hold a free holiday concert at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17 at St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren St.

The Copley Singers and Director Brian Jones return this year with another popular and wide ranging program of familiar carols and anthems in both traditional and new interesting arrangements, both sacred and secular. There will be audience participation in hymns and the singers will mingle with the audience at several times.

The Copley Singers will summon the people with “O Come All Ye Faithful” and dispatch everyone with Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.”

Katelyn Emerson, associate organist and choirmaster at the Church of the Advent, will support the choir as well as soloing in the exciting Toccata from Vierne’s “Pièces de Fantaisie.”

The concert is free with a suggestion of donations to Harvest on Vine Food Pantry.

For more information about the church, visit

Holiday ornaments

This holiday season, people can make Christmas ornaments at a craft station at the USS Constitution Museum at the Charlestown Navy Yard from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. now to Dec. 24.

Families can create a weatherproof ornament for the tree on board “Old Ironsides.” Visitors can come to the ship and hang ornaments on the tree when the ship is open for tours. Winter hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

In addition, they can make their own keepsake ornament, the “anchors aweigh” wood ornament, for $2.

For more information, call 617-426-1812 or visit

Coat collection

The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting coats for children, infants and adults from now until Jan. 9.

The Cooperative Bank in Charlestown at 201 Main St. has generously offered to be the collection site for the coats. They may be dropped off at the bank during regular banking hours – from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The bank’s hours extend to 6 p.m. Thursdays and to 5 p.m. Fridays.

All coats must be in good condition with no rips, tears, broken zippers or permanent stains, and all pockets should be emptied. The coats will be delivered to Anton’s Cleaners in Somerville where they will be cleaned free of charge and then distributed to those in need this winter.

Ironsides’ winter hours

The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat, offers tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays.

The 30-minute tours will be narrated by one of the Constitution’s active-duty sailors and consist of four stations through the ship’s top three decks.

One of the programs available is the “Constitution Experience,” where participants can watch the morning colors ceremony from Pier One and then board the vessel for a tour and subsequent visit to the nearby museum.

Reservations are required for this program, which is held at Pier 1 at 7:40 a.m. To reserve a spot, send an email to For more information, call 617-242-7511 or visit

Marine museum

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 or call 617-242-0522 for more information.

Diorama display

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.