Series of Meetings Announced for Two Major Projects on Arsenal Street

Two of the most discussed and anticipated projects coming to Watertown – the Arsenal Mall and the Arsenal on the Charles – have meetings coming up where residents can learn about plans and give input. Watertown’s Community Development and Planning Department announced the following meetings:
Arsenal Mall
The owners of the Arsenal Mall, know called the Arsenal Project, announced three Community Meetings, with different topics to be discussed at each. The project is in the new Regional Mixed Use District, which was approved in March. The meeting Topics/Days/Times are as follows:

Infrastructure and Open Space (May 18, 7-9 p.m.)
Building Characteristics and Massing (May 26, 7-9 p.m.)
Open House (June 1, 7-9 p.m.)

All meetings will be held at the Arsenal Project in the Innovation Space. Enter Near Old Navy.

Arsenal Project Hosting Pop-Up Mother’s Day Etsy Shop

Boston-area Etsy artists will be at the Arsenal Project for a Mother’s Day Pop Up Shop on May 7. The store will be open Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Arsenal Project sent out the following information:

Catch this free, 1-day- only, handmade extravaganza featuring a selection of 35+ talented local artists. This fabulous collection of Boston area maker talent will set up a 1-day temporary shop in Watertown at the Arsenal Project. Great for Mother’s Day gifting – offerings include handmade jewelry, soaps, candles, pottery, illustrations, confections, woodwork, textiles and more! The Pop Up Shop will be located inside on the first Floor; storefront between Gap Outlet and Ann Taylor in The Arsenal Project, 485 Arsenal St., Watertown.

Arsenal Project Hosting a Puppet Workshop and a Blood Drive

The Innovation Space at the Arsenal Project will be busy in the beginning of April with an events hosted by the New Repertory Theatre and the Red Cross. The Watertown Community Blood Drive will be held on Friday, April 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. As a blood donor, you help make some of life’s most precious moments possible from family vacations to first day of school to walks on the beach. You help save lives. For an appointment please call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit

The New Repertory Theatre will host a free, fun-filled event for kids and their families on Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Kids will work alongside teaching artists to make their own puppets and learn how to use their puppets to craft imaginative stories. The event is good for children age 3 and above.

Arsenal Project Hosts the 11th Annual Boys Scouts’ Pinewood Derby

They may only be five ounces in weight and seven inches long, but there will be a lot of beautifully carved and decorated wood race cars zooming down a 30 foot, 3-lane track in close to 3 seconds as the annual Sons of Liberty District (S.O.L.D.) Pinewood Derby will be run on Saturday, April 2 at the Arsenal Mall in Watertown. The Spirit of Adventure Council of the Boy Scouts of America has chartered various organizations within the fourteen communities of Waltham, Watertown, Belmont, Arlington, Medford, Malden, Melrose, Revere, Chelsea, Everett, East Boston, Charlestown, Somerville and Cambridge to deliver the Scouting Program to boys in the first- thru fifth-grades through 27 different Cub Scout Packs operating within the 14 communities. First-grade boys (called “Tigers”), second-grade boys (called “ Wolves”), third-grade boys (called “Bears”), fourth-grade boys (known as “first-year Webelos”) and fifth-grade boys (known as “second-year Webelos”) have already won at their local competition level; now they will be representing their Packs, their chartered organizations, and their communities as they Do Their Best to show how much fun Scouting can be. The top three placers at each level will be awarded trophies to take back to their Packs. Every Cub Scout who represents his Pack at the District Pinewood Derby receives a distinctive “2016 Spirit of Adventure Council Pinewood Derby Participant” patch to wear proudly on his uniform as a temporary activity patch.

Mass Audubon Bringing Nature Activities to Arsenal Project

The Arsenal Project invites you in for an exciting winter workshop series exploring natural science with Mass Audubon Habitat educators. Fun opportunities to see, touch & learn about birds, animals, bones and more! These interactive family-friendly Saturday workshops from 1-3 p.m. are great for all ages. Schedule & details below:

Jan. 30; Wildlife Tracks and Traces – Many animals are active in winter – but they are rarely seen.