Summer at Arsenal Yards: Picnic in the Park, Fitness Classes and a Biergarten

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Arsenal Yards has plenty planned this summer.

The following information was provided by Arsenal Yards:

With summer just around the corner, Arsenal Yards, the thriving new neighborhood in Watertown, invites area residents and visitors to get outside and enjoy the weather in a beautiful setting this season. Guests, local employees, and residents alike can enjoy the return of the popular Picnic in the Park series, a series of complimentary fitness classes, and the brand new Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co. pop-up outdoor biergarten! 

“With the return of both our summer picnic series and popular outdoor fitness classes, and the exciting addition of the Mighty Squirrel biergarten, we’re thrilled to invite the Watertown community back for a fun-filled, jam-packed schedule of events this season,” said Jessica Reed, Marketing Director at Arsenal Yards. “This year, we’re bringing back Picnic in the Park better than ever, bringing in popular acts such as Couch and Fish House, local bands with loyal followings that we think our neighborhood will love. And, as many are eager to get back outside and spend time with friends and family again, there’s no better time for our residents and visitors to enjoy notable new openings at Arsenal Yards, including the recently opened Tori Jiro, Condesa Restaurante & Tequila Bar, and Kura Sushi, plus soon-to-open additions like Vitality Bowls and Taffer’s Tavern, while experiencing everything that Arsenal Yards has to offer all summer long.”

Guests and residents are invited to munch and move their way through summer with Picnic in the Park, a monthly outdoor event series featuring a schedule packed with a variety of entertainment, including Peter Gross, Magic & Other Suspect Activities, Fish House, and Couch. Guests are encouraged to pick up takeout from any of the delicious restaurants at Arsenal Yards, order beer and wine from the cash bar, and grab a seat to relax and enjoy live music on the River Green. Seating in common areas is first come, first serve. All dates must be reserved online in advance, and registration opens two weeks prior to the date of the event. Tickets will be sold online in advance. All proceeds benefit the Watertown Boys & Girls Club.

Picnic in the Park dates and times follow below, and visitors are encouraged to check out the Arsenal Yards Events Calendar for additional details, as most tickets are released two weeks before the event:

  • Wednesday, June 22nd at 5:30PM featuring Peter Gross, Magic & Other Suspects
  • Wednesday, July 20th at 5:30PM featuring Fish House
  • Wednesday, August 31st, at 5:30PM featuring Couch

Arsenal Yards is also finishing its popular spring Outdoor Fitness Series on the brand-new Arsenal Green in Arsenal Park. Directly accessible from the River Green at Arsenal Yards, the last two classes in the spring session will be Pure Barre Arsenal Yards and Cardio Kickboxing with Monique. Classes will return at the end of August with another awesome lineup including bootcamps, yoga, barre and more. All outdoor fitness classes must be reserved online in advance, and registration opens one week prior to the date of the class. All classes are complimentary, however donations to the Watertown Food Pantry are encouraged to give back to the Watertown community.

Available classes for the season follow below, and visitors are encouraged to check out the Arsenal Yards Events Calendar for additional details:

Just in time for patio season, Arsenal Yards also welcomes the all-new Mighty Squirrel outdoor biergarten to Bond Square, giving residents and visiting beer lovers the chance to explore Arsenal Yard’s shopping, dining, fitness, and entertainment options before or after enjoying a delicious craft beer. Guests are encouraged to enjoy takeout offerings from the neighborhood’s many restaurants, including Buttermilk & Bourbon, Tori Jiro, Condesa Restaurante Mexicano and Tequila Bar, Kuria Sushi, City Works Eatery, and Frank Pepe, along with Sweetgreen, Garbanzo, Shake Shack, Chipotle, and others. The biergarten is open Thursdays, 5 – 11pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 11am – 11pm, Sundays from 11am – 9pm and open on select Monday holidays through summer.

Free parking for all Arsenal Yards events is available in the red or purple parking garage, along with the surface parking area near City Works. For more information about Arsenal Yards, visit www.arsenalyards.com/.

ABOUT ARSENAL YARDS

Along the Charles River, Greater Boston’s next great neighborhood is thriving in the East End of Watertown. Arsenal Yards boasts curated shops, eateries, fitness, and entertainment venues including Buttermilk & Bourbon, Condesa Restaurante Mexicano, Kura Sushi, The Majestic 7, Shake Shack, City Works Eatery & Pour House, Gordon’s Wine, Pure Barre, Roche Bros. Ulta and more. Spanning over one million square feet, Arsenal Yards offers 200,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art life science space, home to current biotech tenants SQZ Biotech, Kymera and Arkuda; 300 contemporary apartments at Blvd & Bond; and a 146-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton. With a focus on building community, Arsenal Yards hosts seasonal event series for both residents and visitors, including outdoor musical performances and fitness classes, along with a “Picnic in the Park” series in the summer months and a “Fireside” fire pit activation in winter. Arsenal Yards is a co-development of Boylston Properties and Wilder. For more information visit www.arsenalyards.com/.

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