Here are the latest Charlestown - Navy Yard neighborhood notes:

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, contact organizers (phone, web or social media) to check the status of events you are interested in attending and as always, keep yourself and your family safe.

‘Dawnland’ & ‘Dear Georgina’ Live Online Screening

Join the filmmakers for a special digital documentary screening of the Emmy Award winning film “Dawnland” and the online world premiere of “Dear Georgina,” followed by Q&A from 8 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21. All you need is a device and good internet.

For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. “Dawnland” goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.

In “Dear Georgina,” a Passamaquoddy elder journeys into an unclear past to better understand herself and her cultural heritage.

Learn more about the films and watch the trailer at

Go to for registration and other relevant information.

Lunch Break Yoga

Lunch Break Yoga – brought to you by the Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library – will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 28. There’s also the Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga from 4 to 5 p.m. through May 1.

The yoga classes are geared for beginners with plenty of options and modifications for all bodies and ability levels.

The class will be live-streamed on YouTube/Hand To Heart Center – Yoga for the People or get the link at events. The recorded session will remain online.

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga is brought to you by Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library from 4 to 5 p.m. on Fridays through May 1.

The yoga classes are geared for beginners with plenty of options and modifications for all bodies and ability levels.

The class will be live-streamed on YouTube/Hand To Heart Center – Yoga for the People or get the link at events. The recorded session will remain online.

USS Constitution Museum Comes to You

The USS Constitution ( is currently closed as is the USS Constitution Museum (

In the meantime, try out hands-on activities and explore the Constitution’s major voyages and events online.

The crew of the USS Constitution will be conducting a #FacebookLive tour of the three decks of the ship at 1 p.m. through April 30 where you can ask them questions in the comment section.

The Museum will be adding new digital content daily on its website and social media channels. There is something available for everyone.

Visit for other information.

BPL Updates

The Boston Public Library remains on line for cardholders to enjoy remotely. The library has added a new online calendar of virtual events to go with its other online services, including e-books, downloadable movies, audiobooks and other information resources.

For other information regarding their policies and procedures as it pertains to the closure due to COVID-19, visit

Other details and links to remote library services can be found at

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email

Kennedy Center – Updates

For more than 56 years, the Kennedy Center has provided critical safety nets for Charlestown’s most vulnerable children, families and seniors. At this time:

• All ABCD Head Start & Children’s Services have been canceled with the intention of re-opening the Early Education programs.

• All Family Engagement and Senior activities at the Community Resource Center (JFK CRC), located at 55 Bunker Hill St. has been suspended.

• The JFK CRC is a BPS School Easts Drop-and-Go food site for children, ages 18 and under. No registration is required. All children receive free books, early literacy and learning kits, tools, and related materials daily.

• JFK Home Care is open until further notice and they are reaching out to all seniors in the network to assess health/safety, food and financial insecurity and will direct resources as appropriately.

• They are actively creating and sharing early learning activities on their social media accounts and via email.

• They have launched a new Charlestown Family Engagement Network site and will update the content daily.

• You can subscribe to their feeds on social media and/or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @KennedyFSC and/or visit them at

If you would like to make a financial donation to help make a difference for highly at-risk individuals and families in need, visit

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, phone 617-990-7314.

Free breakfast & lunch for all Boston students

BPS will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students until further notice. A variety of packaged meal options will be available for pick up. Locations will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30–11:30 a.m. at the schools. View all locations here.

Free meals for all students

The City of Boston, in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, and other community organizations, will provide free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students.

Visit for a list of meal sites or phone 617-635-3717 or email for other information. See all locations here.

If you need additional food resources, you can contact Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at 800-645-8333.

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, hurricanes in the South and more recently, COVID-19.

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 for more information.

‘Sing a Song – Send a Song’

ZUMIX may not be able to entertain you at one of their events right now, but they are still committed to bringing joy to everyone, especially in this time of need. That is why ZUMIX has started a new at-home campaign called “Sing a Song/ Send a Song!”

Participants are asked to sing a song dedicated to someone they're not able to see right now and nominate three friends to do the same.

They are hoping people will consider donating $10 to ZUMIX through their First Giving page with the post and asking your nominees to do the same.

To take part, visit

Mobile market program

The Fresh Connect Truck is usually at 150 Medford St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the year.

Visit for more information, including delivery status.

Two Dollar-A-Bag sites

Fair-food Inc. provides fresh vegetables, fruits and an assortment of other products for $2 a bag. All people are welcome; no ID or sign-ups are required. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated to unload, pack and clean up.

The trucks will be at The Kennedy Center, 55 Bunker Hill St. from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Visit or phone 617-288-6185 for more information, including delivery status.

Brewer’s Fork, Charlestown

Brewer’s Fork ( has set up a fund @Brewers-Fork and all proceeds will benefit their staff members who can’t work while they are closed.

New Moms Group

A New Moms Group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on most Thursdays at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet St. in the North End during the school year and at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St. during the summer.

This is a safe, supportive and welcoming place to come and meet other new mothers in the neighborhood. They talk about everything from diapers, to nursing, to sleep deprivation and all the other exciting and challenging happenings – and sometimes overwhelming transitions – in their new chapter of life.

This is a drop-in group – with no late comers – so arrive anytime that works for you. The group includes mothers from the North End, Waterfront, West End, Beacon Hill, Seaport, Charlestown neighborhoods and beyond. Babies (infants to 12 months) are welcome, also.

Visit, email, or phone 781-639-6002 for other information, including when the group will meet again.

Historic neighborhood tour

The Charlestown Preservation Society hosts a self-guided historic neighborhood tour, with information available at

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.

Bunker Hill history talks

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 or call 617-242-5601 for more details, including when these talks will begin again.

Diorama display

The Bunker Hill Monument Museum, 45 Monument Square, is usually 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.

Check online at to see when the museum will reopen.