Public Invited to Come Up with Ideas for Public Arts Programs in Watertown

Buttons created at the first Watertown Arts Master Plan meeting. Watertown residents can take part in a workshop where they can shape and inspire the kinds of public art program that will take place in town. The event on Jan. 9, 2020, is the second meeting hosted by the Watertown Public Arts Master Plan Advisory Committee. The workshop will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., in the Watertown Savings Bank Room.

Latest Episode of Inside Watertown Focuses on Theater in Watertown

Special guests Michael Bobbitt (second from right) from New Repertory Theatre and the Mosesian Ceter for the Arts’ Roberta Miller were featured on “Inside Watertown.” They joined co-hosts Bob Airasian, left, and Charlie Breitrose. Two people who have helped bring theater productions to Watertown were featured on the most recent episode of Watertown Cable’s Inside Watertown. New Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Michael Bobbitt and Roberta Miller, executive director of the Mosesian Center of the Arts, joined co-hosts Charlie Breitrose and Bob Airasian for the show, which is now airing on Watertown Cable. Bobbitt, who recently joined New Rep, spoke about his role and the play he is directing, Oliver!, which will be at the Mosesian Center for the Arts through Dec.

Visit Watertown Mall’s Winter Wonderland for Songs, Crafts & More

The Watertown Mall, located at 550 Arsenal Street, together with Watertown Families Together invite you to come on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. for “Winter Wonderland,” an event to celebrate the holidays and wintertime. There will be songs, stories and crafts as well as a raffle! This is a free event & all ages are welcome, although the stories are catered to younger children. This will take place in the back hallway of the mall, across from Carter’s. Come prepare and get in the holiday spirit at the Watertown Mall with your little loved ones!

Magician Bringing His Show to Watertown’s Shutt Detachment

The following announcement was provided by the event organizers:

Ryan Lally presents his full evening magic show “Creative Conjuring.” Lally blends classic magic with artistic creativity to create an engaging show that will leave everyone stunned. Guests will experience some of history’s greatest magic tricks, combined with original routines created by Lally. These miracles — performed in an intimate setting of 50 people — will be experienced right under your nose, in the palm of your hand, and in the depths of your mind. From interactive card tricks to impossible feats of mind reading, “Creative Conjuring” is an engaging night of magic and comedy.

Small Saves: Empty Rink

James DeMarco grew up in Watertown and became a goaltender at age 5. It’s his life’s passion to stand between the pipes and keep the puck out of the net. Combining this with the love of cartooning, Small Saves emerged in 1991 and took on a life of his own. “To play goal–then come home and draw Small Saves — is my ideal definition of a good day.”

See Photos from the Commander’s Mansion Christmas Celebration

Santa Claus was busy Thursday night at the Commander’s Mansion Christmas Celebration. The Commander’s Mansion decked the halls for the annual Christmas Celebration on Thursday night. Lights decorated the Commander’s Mansion inside and out. The line to visit Santa Claus stretched out the door, through the upstairs hallway and into two more rooms. Visitors could also spend time with Mrs. Claus. Dancers from Ballroom in Boston performed for the attendees of the Commander’s Mansion.

Arsenal Yards Hosting Events at HolidAY Tent, Near Now Open Shake Shack

The HolidAY Tent is now open at Arsenal Yards. Special family events will be hosted at the tent, located outside Shake Shack. Just in time for the season, Arsenal Yards announced the opening of The HolidAY Tent, where special events will be held, including visits with Santa, the characters from Frozen and The Grinch! The new addition to the renovated mall sits just outside the recently opened Shake Shack. Arsenal Yards sent out the following announcement:

Baby it’s cold outside.

Dance & Dine Brunch at Watertown Restaurant This Sunday

Branch Line restaurant will team with Ballroom in Boston for a Dance & Dine event on Sunday, Dec. 8

The event begins at 10 a.m. Organizers sent out the following information:

Get the holiday season started with a fun, beginner-friendly salsa & tango dance class followed by a delicious brunch at Branch Line! No partner necessary, although the more the merrier, so bring all of your friends! To reserve your spot in the free dance class, email your name and phone number to