Take a Culinary, Historical and Shopping Tour of East Watertown

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Explore the rich history, culture and cuisine of Watertown’s Coolidge Square in a special tour presented by Live Well Watertown and the Watertown Recreation Department.


The tour of the East End/Coolidge Square Shopping Area will be on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Leading the tours will be an expert on Watertown history and someone who has taught classes in healthy cooking.

Audrey Jones Childs is Vice President of the Historical Society of Watertown, a third generation East End resident, and a History of Watertown Lecturer.

Ilana Hardesty has taught healthy cooking programs in Greater Boston for many years and is now enrolled as a student in the Gastronomy program at Boston University. In her first course, the Anthropology of Food, she was able to combine her food interests with her love of Watertown (where she has lived for almost 20 years) focusing on the history of Armenian settlement and foodways.

The evening begins in front of Uncommon Grounds, 575 Mount Auburn St. (no parking in lot). A culinary/culture tour of the Square will follow ending at the Coolidge School Apartments Community Room (on Arlington Street) for a presentation featuring the history of the East End and samples from some of the area markets and eateries.

RSVP by Aug. 14 th to: stephaniev@livewellwatertown.org

This program is funded in part by The Marshall Home Fund

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