Here are the latest Charlestown - Navy Yard neighborhood notes:

Winter panto

Resident company imaginary beasts will present its annual winter panto “20,000 Leagues under the Sea” from Jan. 13 to Feb. 4 at the Charlestown Working Theatre, 442 Bunker Hill St.

This tongue-in-cheek adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic work of science fiction follows a motley crew of adventurers as they navigate troubled waters under the command of mad genius Captain Nemo. Young Yves, the fisher lad, and his Salty Cat set out to explore the wonders of the world, only to discover the true meaning of heroism and friendship along the way.

Steam engines and sea monsters abound in this rousing, family-friendly send-up of the steampunk genre.

Tickets are $24 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for children, ages 12 and under.

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

Sing-along concert

The Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., will host a family sing-along concert at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Children’s entertainers will have kids laughing, singing and dancing in this interactive concert. Admission is free.

Call 617-242-1248 for more details.

Future of the Navy Yard

The Boston National Historical Park and USS Constitution Museum invite the community to help shape the future of the Charlestown Navy Yard at an open house to be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Kennedy Community Resource Center, 55 Bunker Hill St.

The meeting will consider topics such as what the visitor experience in the Charlestown Navy Yard could be; what kind of events and activities would visitors like to experience; what amenities could the Yard provide to meet health and fitness needs; what stories from the past should be highlighted in the Navy Yard; and what amenities would enhance the experience on Pier 1.

The planning effort will include exploring interpretive content, visitor amenities, visual identity, access and beyond.

All ages are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

For project updates and upcoming event announcements, visit

Sea chanteys

The USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, will host the Chantey Sing! sing-along of chanteys and maritime songs from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21.

The Northeast Chantey Sing will host an afternoon of contemporary and historic maritime music that tells of the history of battles, the mystery and science of the weather and the romance of family and patriotism that spurred a sailor out to sea.

Between songs, visitors can check out the 1812 Discovery Center and its exhibits, games and interactive programming. The program is presented in cooperation with the Boston National Historical Park and Northeast (and MIT) Chantey Sing.

Call 617-426-1812 or visit for more information.

Public safety

A Charlestown safety meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Charlestown Police Station, District 1-A, 20 Vine St.

The community is invited to meet with the police to discuss public safety issues.

Visit for more information.

Mutinous expedition

The USS Constitution Museum, Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, is offering a new program “Mutinous Expedition: A Quest Based on Honest Truth” now through Jan. 31.

Children can relive the story of Jack Tarr, an ordinary seaman aboard USS Constitution, and his struggle to decide whether to join a mutinous crew or stay loyal to Captain Bainbridge. They can explore the galleries to find hidden clues to help inform their decision. Quest kits are available in the museum lobby.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-426-1812.

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.