Monday, April 15, 2013
The Big Apple Circus is at City Hall Plaza this week, plus other great activities to keep the kids busy.
[UPDATED Monday, April 15, 12:27 p.m.] Looking for something fun to do this week while the kids are out of school for April Vacation? Check out these events and activities going on in your neighborhood and around Boston: 1. Family Fun at the USS Constitution Museum: Prepare yourself for battle against the British in the War of 1812 with fun, hands-on activities for the whole family this week at the USS Constitution Museum (1 Constitution Plaza, Charlestown). Fire a cannon, build a ship to outrun and outgun the enemy, learn to march like a Marine, and more. Schedule changes daily; check the museum lobby for details. 2. Go to the Circus: The Big Apple Circus big top is set up in City Hall Plaza (just outside the Government Center T station …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The family-friendly puppet show will be on the local stage April 13-14.
Charlestown Working Theater will present the family-friendly puppet show "Squirrel Stole My Underpants" on April 13 and 14. In the show, Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. Award-winning actor and dancer Bonnie Duncan premiered this show for 10 sold-out performances in January. Duncan designed and sewed all the puppets herself. Materials for scene changes emerge from a laundry basket. A nightgown becomes a rippled ocean. Tattered flannel shirts evoke an evil forest. The squirrel…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Children in K-5 are invited to enjoy hands-on activities and exploration at the Charlestown YMCA on Saturday, March 9.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Check out this list of kid-friendly activities happening in Charlestown and around the city.
[UPDATED Monday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.] You love your kids. You really do. But with the recent snow days and the entire upcoming week spent with them at home, you're simply running out of fun things to do together. Before you start pulling out your hair—and before they start pulling out theirs—check out these great family-friendly events happening in your neighborhood and elsewhere in Boston. CHARLESTOWN BPL’s Charlestown Branch (179 Main St.) is offering a list of events for February Vacation week: Family fun at the USS Constitution Museum: Test your skills as a shipbuilder at the USS Constitution Museum (1 Constitution Plaza) with hands-on family activities that will be offered all week. View more than 60 handcrafted models and participate …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Boston Public Library, the Freedom Trail and the Museum of African American History are all holding events in February.
It's February, and that means it's time to celebrate Black History Month. In Boston, you've got several options that range between programs, films, art shows and activities for adults, kids and teens. You can see the full list of city events or check out some of the highlights happening in Boston here: BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Boston Public Library will observe Black History Month in February with a series of programs, films, and activities for all age groups. Highlights from the month’s programming include: The complete schedule of upcoming events at Boston Public Library locations, for Black History month and beyond, is available at www.bpl.org/calendar. FREEDOM TRAIL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Enjoy music from the 1950s, '60s and '70s.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Check out prices and conditions at some of the closest ski areas to the city.
They're not exactly the biggest ski areas on the East Coast, but you can still get some fun runs in fairly close to Boston without waking up at 5 a.m. and spending the full weekend in Vermont. Here are the five closest ski areas to the city, and their current prices and conditions. 1. Blue Hills 2. Bradford Ski Area 3. Nashoba Valley 4. Wachusett Mountain 5. Crotched Mountain Which is your favorite place near Boston to get in a quick ski or ride trip? Which is the best combination of distance, price, trails, conditons, and value? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Patch offers a few ideas for what to do in the area Dec. 8-9.
This year marks the 12th Annual Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament hosted by Charlestown Youth Hockey. Come watch some talented teams compete all weekend long. The tournament will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Emmons, O’Neill, Horrigan Rink the home of Charlestown Youth Hockey. This tournament is held in honor and in memory of Dan McGoff who spent many years mentoring young hockey players, coaches and parents about the finer points of youth hockey He exemplified how one person can make a big difference by giving back to an important nonprofit community-based youth program. So come down and support your Charlestown teams and enjoy some of Edie’s Snack Shack fine cuisine or try some of the delicious …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Children ages 6-12 can sign up for the program. Coaches are also needed.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Charlestown Youth Basketball Winter 2013 registration is currently underway. Anyone intersted in the program can check out charlestownyouthbasketball.com for information as well as to register online. Coaches are still needed for the Pee Wee Age Group (ages 6-7). If you are interested in coaching, contact Karen Sullivan at email@example.com. Below is a look at the different age brackets (all are co-ed): The official season will begin the week of Jan. 7 and run through the week of March 18. There will be clinics in December for each age group—these details are available online. Games will be played Tuesday and Thursday nights at Community Center and Harvard Kent. Player fees are $45 for the first child and $30 for each additional …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Patch offers a few ideas for what to do in the area Dec. 1-2.
The calendar is jam-packed this weekend in Charlestown, with tons of fun ways to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Santa Claus will kick off things on Saturday, Dec. 1 with a visit to Preservation Park (across from Thompson Square) at 10 a.m., part of Charlestown Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Holiday Stroll. Throughout the day, until about 4 p.m., businesses and organizations around the neighborhood will offer special deals, tastes, activities and more as part of the stroll. Visitors can check off each place on the official Holiday Stroll Map and drop it into Santa’s map box back at Preservation Park for a chance to win raffle prizes. Here's a quick look at some other events going on this weekend in Charlestown—click on the title for…