2013 Bunker Hill Day/Charlestown Pride Week Schedule

From the Mothers Association's Touch A Truck to the annual Mummers concert to the Bunker Hill Day Parade, there is lots to do June 8-17 in Charlestown.

Bunker Hill Day is coming up on June 17, and there are plenty of great activities happening during the week leading up to the holiday.

Below is a quick guide to what's going on, courtesy of BNN-TV's "Charlestown Live":

Boston Police Department Area A-1 Open House (Postponed) 

Date: Saturday, June 8 
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
Location: Boston Police District A-1 Station, 20 Vine St.  
Admission: Free   
About: Because so many of the activities, including a bounce house and fingerprinting station, were planned to be outdoors, this event has been postponed, with rain in Saturday's forecast. Patch will post the new date when it is decided. 


Date: Sunday, June 9
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Bunker Hill Community College parking lot, 250 Rutherford Ave.
Sponsored by: Charlestown Mothers Association
Admission: Free 
About: Truck Day offers more than 25 vehicles for kids to touch, climb on and learn about—there will be a fire truck, dump truck, police cruiser, city bus, duck tour, ice cream truck, ambulance and more. There will also be train rides on the Roaming Railroad and free kids’ tattoos.

CHAD March Against Drugs

Date: Monday, June 10
Time: Starts at 6 p.m. 
Location: Parade starts at Boston Police Station
Sponsored by: Boston Police Department Area A-1
Admission: Free 
About: In case of inclement weather, the parade will continue as planned, ending at Edwards School instead of Eden Park for the scheduled speakers.

Elderly Ice Cream Party

Date: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Zelma Lacey House, 9 West School St.
Admission: Free

Peter Looney Night

Date: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Peter Looney Park, Union Street and Old Rutherford Avenue
Sponsored by City Councilor Sal LaMattina, with Friends of Peter Looney, CHAD and the Bunker Hill Associates
Admission: Free
About: This family-friendly event will feature a live puppet show, visit from Wally the Green Monster, face painting, music, pizza, cotton candy and more. The Red Sox' World Series trophy will be on display.

Elderly Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St.
Sponsored by: Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston Elderly Commission, Boston Special Events
Admission: Free 

Family Feud

Date: Wednesday, June 12
Date: 7 p.m. to midnight
Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St. 
Sponsored by: Bunker Hill Associates
Admission: Fundraiser

Mayor's Night (Canceled)

Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Eden Street Park, corner of Eden and Main streets
Sponsored by: Bunker Hill Associates and CHAD
Admission: Free 
About: Bring your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy live entertainment, refreshments and the announcement of this year's Mayor of Charlestown.

Annual Night Before Banquet

Date: Friday, June 14
Time: 6:30-11 p.m.
Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St. 
Sponsored by: James W. Conway American Legion Post 26
Admission: Tickets 
Contact: Arthur Hurley at 617-678-3103 or or Eileen Locke at 617-242-7523
About: The annual banquet will honor 2013 Chief Marshall Eileen Locke. Tickets cost $30 each, with tables of eight available for $240. 

Annual Edna Kelly Doll Carriage Parade

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Training Field, Winthrop Square 
Sponsored by: Doll Carriage Parade Committee
Admission: Free 
Contact: Maureen McCabe Collier at 617-838-0725
About: One of the oldest events of Charlestown Pride Week, the doll carriage parade is more than 60 years old and is open to boys and girls of all ages (typically around 2-9 years old). Kids often dress up in various themes or costumes and can participate with doll carriages, wagons and similar vehicles. Participation is free, but register by Friday, June 14 using the form in the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge newspaper or by emailing ekdollcarriageparade@outlook.com. Every registered child will receive a prize. In case of rain, the parade will be held indoors at the Charlestown Community Center (255 Medford St.).

Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Annual Street Fair

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Main between Austin and West School streets
Sponsored by: by the CCC
Admission: Free; items for sale 
About: Shop and explore an open market featuring local businesses and nonprofits. Get rid of old medications safely by turning them in at a table at the street fair—and receive a $5 gift certificate to local businesses. The Prescription Take-Back is sponsored by the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition, Partners HealthCare, the Boston Department of Public Health and the Boston Police Department.

Charlestown Garden Tour

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Throughout the neighborhood
Sponsored by: Gardens for Charlestown
Admission: Tickets (fundraiser for Gardens of Charlestown)
About: Explore the hidden gardens and public green spaces of Charlestown. Tickets cost $20 each and will be on sale the day of the tour at the Gardens for Charlestown community garden, at the intersection of Main and Bunker Hill streets near Sullivan Square.   

Mummers Concert

Date: Saturday, June 15  
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Bunker Hill Monument, Monument Avenue entrance
Sponsored by: Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Committee 
Admission: Free 
About: Hear the announcement of this year's Mayor of Charlestown during intermission.

26th Annual Bunker Hill Associates Breakfast

Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St.
Sponsored by: Bunker Hill Associates 
Admission: Tickets 
Contact: David Whelan, BHA Secretary, at 617-788-2206

45th Battle of Bunker Hill Road Race

Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: 9:15 and 10 a.m.
Location: Charlestown Navy Yard 
Sponsored by: Marathon Tours and Travel, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, MGH Institute of Health Professions 
Benefits: Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston's Charlestown center
About: This 2K Fun Run and 8K Race is in its 45th year and benefits the local Boys and Girls Club. The 8K race will start at 9:15 a.m. and takes place on a USAT&F certified course, starts and finishes at the Charlestown Navy Yard and passes the Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution and Warren Tavern. There is also a 2K novice race for children and families and fun post-race activities. 
Register: Online at http://bgcb.org/charlestown 

Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade

Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Starts at Hayes Square then goes down Bunker Hill, Main, Union, Washington, Harvard, Pleasant and Warren streets, Monument Avenue, High, Green and Bartlett streets to Monument Square. Ends at the Training Field on Winthrop Street.
Sponsored by: Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Committee 
Admission: Free 

Bunker Hill Day Ecumenical Prayer Service

Date: Monday, June 17
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: St. Francis de Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St. 
Admission: Free and open to all 

Patriotic Exercises at the Bunker Hill Monument

Date: Monday, June 17 
Time: 11 a.m.  
Sponsored by: James W. Conway American Legion Post 26, the Bunker Hill Monument Association and National Park Service
Admission: Free

Annual Meeting of the Bunker Hill Monument Association

Date: Monday, June 17  
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Bunker Hill Museum, 43 Monument Square
Admission: Members only

Joseph June 11, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Weather looking good for the remainder of the week. Getting excited for Sunday's parade!!
Donna Upchurch June 11, 2014 at 08:16 PM
Is the concert for tomorrow night cancelled?


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