2. Tonight from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Pier 6 Boston Waterfront is donating 15 percent of each check to the USS Constitution Museum. The museum, a private, non-profit museum receiving no direct Federal funding located in the Charlestown Navy Yard National Park, was shuttered for 16 days due to the Federal Government partial shutdown. As a result, the halls of the usually bustling museum were empty during one of our busiest months of the year, resulting in the loss of more than $110,000 in much-needed revenue. Although the Museum has be able to re-open, we still need your help!
3. Happening close by: Environmentalist Celine Cousteau will speak tonight at 6 p.m. at the New England Aquarium IMAX Theater on traveling the world from the remote village of Barrrow, Alaska, to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and reveals how protecting our environment, especially our oceans, will protect our diverse cultures.
4. The Charlestown branch of the Boston Public Library invites students up to 12 to a make-and-take craft activity from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
5. On this day in 1879, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb. It lasted 13 and a half hours before burning out.