Here are the latest Charlestown - Navy Yard neighborhood notes:

Children’s author to visit

Carla Marrero will be the guest speaker at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Children’s author, illustrator and art teacher at Harvard Kent School, Marrero will join the library for story time. She is the author of “CJ’s Hideaway,” “Mimsie’s Mousie” and “The Magical Cat” as well as young adult graphic novels.

Admission is free. For more details, call 614-242-1248.

Jazz band concert

The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard invites the community to bring a picnic supper and come listen to the Harvard Alumni Jazz Band concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2 in Menino Park, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

The 17-member jazz band will play the music of Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Miles Davies and more.

The free evening will also include ice cream and bottles of water. Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Councilor Sal LaMattina will be honored for his work in representing Charlestown on the Boston City Council.

The rain venue will be the cafeteria at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Concert on the lawn

The Boston National Historic Park and Summer on the Waterfront will host the final “Swinging Summer Nights: Berklee Concerts on the Navy Yard” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3 at the Commandant’s House lawn, Charlestown Navy Yard.

Headlining will be pianist and composer Olivia Perez Collellmir. Her most recent performances include playing on the soundtrack of the 2015 film “Isla Bonita;” touring with Spanish Grammy-winner Rosana Arbelo; performing an honorary concert at Berklee for the legendary Rita Moreno; and being invited to give private performances for former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, opera star Renée Fleming and Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb.

Food will be available for purchase. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Admission is free.

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Navy Yard tour

The Boston National Historical Park will offer a free walking tour at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4. Participants will meet in front of the flagpole at Pier 1, Charlestown Navy Yard.

A National Park Service ranger will lead an exploration of the Navy Yard, home to many people and a place of production and technological innovation, with workers serving the U.S. Navy for generations.

Visit www.nps/gov/boston or call 617-482-1722 for further information.


The ReadBoston Storymobile, providing free books and stories by professional storytellers, will be in Charlestown on Friday, Aug. 4.

The Storymobile will be at these locations: at 10 a.m. at The Children’s Quarters, 36 First Ave. and at 11:15 a.m. at the JFK Family Service Center, 23A Moulton St.

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Art show

The Artists Group of Charlestown will host an exhibition of work by Didier Delepine from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6.

Admission is free.

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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. 4 to 7 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

Fun stops

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 or by calling 617-635-5174.

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.