Here are the latest Charlestown - Navy Yard neighborhood notes:
Art in the Park
Art in the Park will take place from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at City Square Park. (Rain date - Sept. 15)
There will be more than 60 artists and artisans exhibiting their work.
Art in the Park is an annual juried art event sponsored by the Artist’s Group of Charlestown.
‘Party on the Pier’
The 11th annual “Party on the Pier” is being held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Courageous Sailing, Flagship Way Avenue.
The evening with include drinks by Cisco and Triple 8, fantastic food, the best waterfront views and dancing to the music from DJ Ryan Brown under the big tent on Pier 4.
The money raised goes to support sailing for after school and high school sailing programs for Charlestown and other Boston public school students.
The $50 tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com or the event.
Free Museum Day
Free Museum Day will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 21 at participating venues. You may download an official Museum Day ticket – good for two people – at smithsonianmag.com – for admission to one museum of your choice per email address. You may invite other guests to attend with the regular admission fee.
For more information about the participating museums, check out their website: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate at Columbia Point Dorchester (emkinstitute.org); Gibson House Museum, 137 Beacon St. (thegibsonhouse.org); Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. (mfa.org); The Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Massachusetts Ave. (mbelibrary.org); USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Shipyard (ussconstitutionmuseum.org); and William Hickling Prescott House, 55 Beacon St. (nscdama.org).
Bunker Hill history
The community is invited to free talks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at Bunker Hill Monument, 43 Monument Square.
Participants will learn about the experiences of soldiers on both sides of the first real battle of the War for Independence.
Although the battle was a loss for the colonists, the high number of casualties on the British side, including a significant portion of the officer corps, demonstrated that inexperienced militia could stand up to the regular army, which eventually led to the withdrawal of the British from Boston.
Visit www.nps.gov/boston or call 617-242-5601 for more details.
Rings at the Anchor
The Anchor at the Shipyard Park will host a Rings class from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 30.
Ring training dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times and can be implemented in a wide variety of training systems to provide increased overall strength, power and stability. Ring training is a unique program open to the community and is part of The Anchor’s Waterfront Wellness Series.
For more information, visit theanchorboston.com or phone 617-286-2404.
KINnections support group
The Charlestown KINnections support group will meet on the third Wednesdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kennedy Center’s Community Resource Center, 55 Bunker Hill.
The KINnections program at MSPCC connects grandparents raising grandchildren and relatives caring for children to resources, information and activities in their community that support and strengthen families.
KINnections provides monthly support group, trainings and worships, information assistance, family focused activities and respite care support.
For more information, contact Crystal Galvin, Director of Community Services at 617-241-8866, ext. 1352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga in Winthrop Square
Yoga will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Sundays through Sept. 23 in Winthrop Square.
All levels are welcome to participate in this Boston Parks Fitness Series. Bring a mat, towel and water.
Tai Chi will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays at the Kennedy Family Service Center at 55 Bunker Hill. All ages and levels are well at this free class.
Visit kennedycenter.org for more information on this and other programs.
The Walk for Advocacy and Awareness will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 300 First Ave.
Join the Burn Survivor Community for beautiful scenery along the Old Navy Yard Harborwalk. Enjoy a day with firefighters, fire engines, the honor Guard, “Sparky, the Fire Dog,” clowns, face painting, live music, chair massages and great raffle prizes. Lunch will be provided. Free parking is available at Building. 199.
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will follow the walk. The proceeds will fund scholarships to attend the Phoenix World Burn Congress.
To learn more about Burn Survivors or New England, visit bsone.org.
To learn more about the event, email email@example.com.
If you would like to volunteer, contact Diana Tenney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The $20 registration fee, which also includes lunch and a t-shirt, can be purchased on eventbrite.com.
The Charlestown Farmer’s Market will be open from 2 to 7 p.m./dusk on Wednesdays through Oct. 16 in Thompson Square at the corner of Main Street and Austin Street.
For more information, contact the market manager at 617-241-8866.
Historic neighborhood tour
The Charlestown Preservation Society hosts a self-guided historic neighborhood tour, with information available at cps-ris.org.
The 1.5-mile route winds through Boston’s oldest neighborhood, through charming neighborhood squares and street and past historic houses and monuments. Read about Charlestown’s history and people and peek inside many buildings through interior photographs.
Yoga at Spaulding
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (6th floor Lantern Room, 300 First Ave.) offers Yoga from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on most Wednesdays for $5 per session.
Class is inclusive and open to everyone, but is designed for those who are unable to access a mainstream yoga class.
The class provides a mild to moderate level practice focused on strengthening and lengthening. Poses are offered in sitting, standing with some mat use. Poses can be adapted with assistance from experienced yoga instructors to accommodate all abilities.
Yoga is a great way to deepen body awareness and overall sense of well-being. All equipment is provided and volunteers are present to assist with transfers and in-class poses.
For more information, visit https://sasc.spauldingrehab.org/activitydescription.aspx?event=5442.
Ironsides’ summer hours
The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat, offers tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays.
Tours are self-paced and the top three decks are open to the public. USS Constitution crewmembers will be on hand to answer questions and give oral presentations about the ship’s storied past. Guests may walk the ship at their own pace and ask questions of the ship’s active duty Navy sailors.
Visitors will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free.
All guests, age 18 and older, are required to show a valid state or federal photo I.D. or a passport to board the ship.
For more information, call 617-242-7511 or visit www.navy.mil/local/constitution/visitor information.
Chantey and Maritime Sing
Participate in maritime heritage by joining a rousing chorus of sea chanteys at the USS Constitution Museum, Building 22, in the Charlestown Navy Yard.
These monthly gatherings, held from 2 to 5 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month, are family-friendly and open to anyone who would like to participate.
The suggested donation of $5 to $10 for adults, $3 to $5 for children, and $20 to $25 for families; however, any amount is gratefully appreciated.
For more information, visit ussconstitutionmuseum.org.
Food pantry requests
The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal, beef stew, soup and cans of coffee. Any donation on non-perishable foods would also be greatly appreciated.
Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 49 Vine St., The Cooperative Bank at 201 Main St. and at the Parish Center on 46 Winthrop St. Financial donations can be sent to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129.
For more information, call 617-990-7314.
Disaster relief donations
The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting donations to go to disaster relief. The donations will be used to benefit those affected by the local gas explosions and recent hurricanes in the South.
All proceeds will be donated – there are no administrative costs. Checks may be made out to Charlestown Lions Club – LCIF and sent to: P.O. Box 290474, Charlestown, MA 02129.
Send an email to Towniemoe@aol.com for more information.
Fun at the Anchor
The Anchor at the Shipyard Park is open for activities, events, games and drinks from 4 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 3.
Some of the special events include photography meet ups from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays; Yappy hour for furry friends and dog lovers from 5 to 7 p.m. and rotating live performances from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and Bootcamp workouts from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in partnership with Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Charlestown YMCA on Thursdays. Family-friendly feature films will be shown from 7 to 10 p.m. on Fridays – through Oct. 4.
For more information, visit theanchorboston.com or phone 617-286-2404.
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.
Behind the Scenes Tour
Get a sneak peek of on-going preservation work for the USS Constitution with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Naval History and Heritage Command Detachment restoration facility in the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Join Margherita Desy, historian with USS Constitution, for a one-hour tour of the 1847 Alexander Parris-designed carpenters’ and riggers’ shops.
This tour requires participants to be able to climb steep and long flights of stairs in the building and is not recommended for children under the age of 10. Close-toe shoes/sneakers are a must. The tour is limited to 25 people and will leave from the USS Constitution Museum lobby.
For more information, visit ussconstitutionmuseum.org.
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.
Model room tours
The BPDA’s model room houses a 1:40 inch scale, physical, basswood model of Boston’s downtown and portions of Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, Back Bay and the South Boston Waterfront.
Free tours are conducted in the BPDA Model Room at Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square, on the 9th Floor every Wednesday at 10 and 11 a.m. in two 30-minute sessions.
For more information, visit bostonplans.org.
For individuals or groups of up to 15 people, register at eventbrite.com.
For groups larger than 15 people email email@example.com to arrange a tour.
Yoga for adults
Hands to Heart Center – Yoga for the People present yoga for adults of all ages and level from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St.
Instruction will focus on the healthy balance of mind and body and include breathing exercises along with yoga poses.
Wear comfortable clothes. Yoga mats and props provided.
For more information, visit bpl.bibliocommons.com or phone 617-2421248.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (6th floor Lantern Room, 300 First Ave.) offers Chair Yoga from 11a.m. to noon on Thursdays for $5 per session.
Learn and practice gentle yoga poses and appropriately adapted variations in a safe, supportive environment with experienced yoga instructors while sitting in a chair or wheelchair. Cultivate strength, flexibility, balance and coordination through yoga poses, breathing techniques and mindfulness to enhance physical and mental well-being.
For more information, visit https://sasc.spauldingrehab.org/activitydescription.aspx?event=5474.
Riders Club is a group-based cycling ride offering three wheeled hand cycles or recumbent leg cycles. Riders are paired with similarly able riders and volunteers to enjoy an evening of exercise and camaraderie. Stationary trainers are also available for those who do not want to cycle on the path.
Open to children and adults of all abilities, the approvals are done one week prior to session dates. The cost of each session is $10.
Participants will meet at the putting green behind the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at 300 First Ave. The program runs through Oct. 6.
For more information and to register, visit https://sasc.spauldingrehab.org or call 877.976.7272.
The Dr. Charles H. Weingarten program, at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, offers a variety of land and water sports designed to help participants reach personal sport and recreation goals. Participants will work with staff members and volunteers for a 90-minute session. Activities include: Cycling (handcycles, recumbent tricycles, tandem recumbent and upright bicycles), kayaking, outrigger canoeing, tennis, pickleball and basketball - court sport wheelchairs are available. The cost of each session is $20.
Participants will meet at 113 16th street (located behind the brick building at this address).
For more information on dates and times as well as parking, visit https://sasc.spauldingrehab.org/activitydescription.