Creating access and opportunity for all residents and visitors

The Anchor spearheads one of the region's foremost community engagement initiatives: creating extensive opportunity for local families and youth.

In partnership with dozens of non-profit organizations, this summer The Anchor will bring over 5000 disadvantaged youth from all Boston neighborhoods and surrounding communities to the Navy Yard. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment and exposing youth to new experiences, people and places that they otherwise may not have had.

Additionally, our robust family-focused program create access and cost-effective opportunities for community gatherings, cultural events and diverse entertainment for all Charlestown and Boston families.


Here are just a few initiatives we're bringing to life

Glow and Give

Weekly philanthropic initiative to benefit Massachusetts based non profits

Through the Glow and Give philanthropic program, The Anchor will host fundraising events with a percentage of proceeds donated to rotating charities.

Community Field Trips

The Anthem Group's longstanding teen and pre-teen community program continues at The Anchor

 Local non-profit organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Easter Seals, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Youth to Youth Tutoring, and others are invited to the Navy Yard for a day of fun including walking tours, lawn games, and specialized educational activities. 

Jobs Program

Anthem's award winning jobs program comes to The Anchor!

Anthem's longstanding three-tier jobs program focuses on inner city youth, individuals in recovery, and people transitioning from homelessness back to the workforce.

Meal Voucher Program


In collaboration with local nonprofits and public agencies, The Anchor facilitates enjoyment of public spaces for people at all socioeconomic levels through its senior citizen and family meal vouchers: redeemable any time The Anchor is open.

Non-profit Event Space


The Anchor provides special offers, event planning assistance and resources for community based organizations, educational institutions and non-profits.  

Games, Activities and Much More

Youth painting class

The Anchor features games, books, and more (including our outdoor piano!) for free public use.  Events such as The Charlestown Navy Yard Scavenger Hunt, Family Ocean Day, Afternoons with Veterans, and others are happening throughout the season.


The Anchor

1 Shipyard Park Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States



Open daily: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Bar hours:
Monday - Thursday:  4:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Sunday:  11:00am - 11:00pm

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