Weekend Fun: Juneteenth, Fiddler on the Roof, Mediterranean Night & More

It’s mid-June and there’s a lot going on this weekend in town June 19 isn’t on the weekend, but the celebration of Juneteenth is! If you are a gardener, there’s a way to share your plants that have multiplied, and at the same time receive more for free at the Plant and Seed Swap at the library. If you are celebrating Father’s Day, you can take your dad to a whiskey tasting at Arsenal Yards or to a celebration of Mediterranean food and music at the Armenian Cultural and Education Center. For the younger set a performance of Fiddler on the Roof by the Watertown Children’s Theater is sure to bring lots of smiles. 

WATERTOWN’S JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONSunday, June 16, 2-4 p.m.114 Riverside St.This will be the fourth annual Juneteenth celebration in Watertown. There will be music, crafts, a dance party, and a kids’ book reading.

Weekend Fun: Herring Festival, Pro Wrestling, Pilgrims of the Camino & Much More

Charlie BreitroseThe Watertown Dam near Watertown Square slows the flow of the Charles River. This is the time of year for counting herring at the Watertown Dam, and they always need volunteers to do that! (Sign up here!) The Charles River Watershed Association has created a new festival to celebrate these special local fish. There’s fun to be had and much to learn about the fish, the dam, and the river. 

Pro wrestling will be coming to Watertown on Saturday night,. If you would rather work on your step count while exploring beautiful Mt.

Weekend Fun: Poppy Social, Art Galleries, Armenian Cuisine

Kenji Nakayam and Damion Silver in Alter State at Drive-By Projects Art Gallery

Watertown is going to be a quiet, quite warm place on Memorial Day weekend as people are headed to greener/hillier/sandier pastures. Of course, it is a time to remember those who have given their lives, so you can pop into the Poppy Social at the Commander’s mansion on Friday in their remembrance. If looking for some air conditioning, pay a visit to see some of the art in town. There is the town sculpture garden in the open air, and a number of local galleries with current exhibits. There is also art to be made in a painting workshop.

Watertown Weekend Fun: Lots of Music, One-Woman Show, Plant Sale & a Book Launch

Eden Rays will perform at Mount Auburn Cemetery to celebrate the
100th Anniversary homecoming of the Bigelow Chapel organ. This is a weekend for your ears to experience a dazzling variety of music in a wide range of settings. Catch some original music at Bigelow Chapel in Mount Auburn Cemetery, reminisce about the good ole’ 80’s and 90’s at the Jana Grill, and explore the city during our first annual Watertown Porchfest. There is also time for more quiet gatherings, a one-woman show at the Mosesian Center, a book launch at the Library, and for those reveling in the joys of spring gardening, a plant sale at the Gore Estate. It’s time to get your hands dirty and your garden beautifully productive.

WATERTOWN WEEKEND FUN: Mother’s Day Activities, Yoga, Sweeney Todd, Blood Drive & Touch-a-Truck

A Watertown studio will host a mother-daugther yoga class for Mother’s Day. Given that it’s Mother’s Day weekend, let’s explore the range of activities that you can do with your children or to help others’ children. Everyone can put their phones away to get up close and personal with trucks, plant some seeds, experience some theater thrills, or give a gift of life by donating blood for the Boston Children’s Hospital. And if you’d rather not think about children, head to the Watertown Center for Healing Arts to connect with other adults. MOTHER-DAUGHTER YOGA with Tracy Affonso at Artemis YogaSunday, May 11 2 – 3 p.m.645 Mt Auburn St.

WATERTOWN WEEKEND FUN: Celebrate Bike Month, Historic House Talk, Volunteer Projects, Tamales & a Dance Performance

This is a weekend for spring cleaning, so let’s get our hands dirty! You can bring your dusty bike out of the basement and get it ready to enjoy all the new bike lanes around or help to clean up our green spaces through Watertown Helps Out. If you’re a New England history buff, you will enjoy the Watertown Historical Society talk about restoring a 300 year-old home. Then head home and work on your own, glad that it’s only 100 years old or so. Hungry after all that work?

Weekend Watertown Fun: Haunted Tales, Music, Sheep & Runs

Magic Dyke Presents Haunted Tales at the Mosesian Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 27. There is fun to be had for all kinds of adults and kids, including prom queens, ghouls, athletes, music lovers, and sheep enthusiasts this weekend in Watertown. Scary creatures will haunt you at the Mosesian Center, while sheep get their spring haircut at Gore Place. MAGIC DYKE PRESENTS HAUNTED TALES at the Mosesian Center for the ArtsSaturday, April 27 at 9 p.m.

This event creature featuring some of the best IN THE FLESH local boo-lesque, drag, and circus performers in Boston, this revue promises to be a scream! Inspired by the classic horror anthology series, “Tales from the Crypt,” allow our horrifying hostess to bring you on a spooky and treacherous journey of live theater at HAUNTED TALES!