Edible Watertown Artwork Auction and Closing Reception

The artwork and writings in Edible Watertown 2023-24 is on display at the Mosesian Center for the Arts and will be auctioned off on March 7. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

The City of Watertown’s Edible Watertown exhibit for 2023-24 will soon be closing, and the artwork will be auctioned off to benefit the program. The City sent out the following information:

Edible Watertown: Edible Plants 2023-24 Auction and Closing Reception

Thursday, March 7, 7-9 p.m.

Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA 02472

Enjoy readings and musing by the artists, refreshments from local eateries, a cash bar, and bidding on original artwork! Proceeds from the auction benefit future Edible Watertown projects. No tickets necessary.

DPW Update on Waste Reduction, Recycling & Re-use

The Department of Public Works provided the following update on trash, recycling, and re-use efforts in Watertown:

Happy New Year! 2023 was a strong continuation of the big push that was started in 2022 to help achieve our Resilient Watertown action items, as well as the City Council established goal of reducing the amount of waste sent for disposal by 30% by 2030. Watertown’s tonnage reduction is being tracked based on the City’s 2019 baseline of 8,760 tons of waste sent for disposal. Watertown sent 8,581 tons of solid waste for incineration in 2022 and reduced that amount to 8,327 tons in calendar year 2023. This decrease shows that as a city we are continuing our trajectory of reducing our trash tonnage every year, which is critical to hitting our goal.

Recreation Department Considering Adding Pickleball at Watertown Park

The following announcement was provided by the Recreation Department:

Do you love pickleball? If so, join the Department of Recreation for a Community Meeting at the Hosmer School on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the potential of adding permanent pickleball courts at the Filippello Park courts off of Grove Street. Please select this link for more details: Community Meeting – Filippello Park Courts – Repurpose for Pickleball

Belmont-Watertown Church Spring Concert to Support New England Justice for Our Neighbors

The following announcement was provided by Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church:

Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church is proud to present our annual Spring concert to support New England Justice For Our Neighbors (NEJFON), an organization that provides free expert legal advice to low- and no-income immigrants.   

A delightful program featuring our music director, Yilin You and her outstanding musician friends, will include music that ranges from classical to jazz, in forms of violin/piano duo, brass ensemble, and piano four-hands. Please join us in our beautiful sanctuary in Belmont for an evening of music followed by refreshments in the parlor. A $20 donation is suggested to NEJFON at the door, by using the QR code found on the poster, or by contacting  https://newenglandjfon.org/

March 9, 7-9 pm, street parking.  Handicapped entrance off the small parking lot in the back of the church. 

The church is located at 421 Common St, Common St., Cushing Sq., Belmont MA.  


Five Affordable Apartments Available in Watertown Square

The City of Watertown sent out the following announcement:

With the new 166 Main Street development expected to open in May 2024, the developer just launched marketing for the five affordable apartments. Two of the units will be rented to households with incomes at or below 65% of area median income and three units will be rented to households with incomes at or below 80% of area median income. There is an information session on March 19, an application deadline of April 16, and a lottery on April 30. See more detail about this development, as well as the application form. Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested, including any groups that include individuals that might qualify for the income thresholds for this affordable housing.

See How Presidents Day Will Impact City Facilities, Trash Pickup


Monday is Presidents Day, and it will impact Watertown City Hall, the Library and Senior Center, as well as trash and recycling collection all week. The City of Watertown provided the following announcement:

Watertown City Hall, Senior Center, Department of Public Works Office, and Watertown Free Public Library, will be closed on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 19, 2024. Please note that there is a one day delay for trash and recycling pickup this week.

Small Saves is a Pillar of Strength in This Week’s Cartoon

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.”

Seven Artists Who Celebrate Their Birthday Together Cook Up an Exhibit at a Watertown Art Gallery

Storefront Art Projects announced its latest art exhibit: Icing on the Cake. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 from  1-4 p.m.

The gallery provided the following information:

Icing on the Cake

Feb. 17 – March 23, 2024. 83 Spring St. Watertown, MA


Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Saturdays 1 – 4 p.m., and always by appointment 

ICING ON THE CAKE features: Susan Jane Belton, Ali Clift, Laura Evans, Frances Hamilton, Marja Lianko, Ellen Rich, and Heidi Whitman

These 7 artists have been celebrating their birthdays together for over 25 years.