A Variety of Winter Fun This Month at Arsenal Yards — Photos with Santa, Meet Frozen Characters, Crafts & More

Arsenal YardsArsenal Yards will host Winter Wond-AY-Land in December. The following announcement was provided by Arsenal Yards:

Watertown’s Arsenal Yards invites guests, residents and visitors to experience a Winter Wond-AY-Land all month long, with festive decorations, special events and yuletide photo ops! Holiday merriment abounds at Arsenal Yards this holiday season, along with plentiful opportunities to give back to the local Watertown community. Visitors can head to Bond Square, the newly unveiled community courtyard space at Arsenal Yards, to immerse themselves in a forest of dozens of evergreen “Giving Trees”. The trees make the perfect backdrop for family photos, and will be donated to families in the Watertown community later in December through the Watertown Boys and Girls Club and other local community organizations.

LETTER: ‘Tis the Season to Thank the City of Watertown

Dear Editor,

It’s our ninth Thanksgiving in Watertown since we purchased the Arsenal Mall back in August 2013. And, ‘tis the season to reiterate again and again our thanks to Watertown as we approach completion of the base-building construction at Arsenal Yards. (Yes, the end of construction is near…)

When we bought the Mall, frankly, we had much smaller plans to revitalize the property. But as conversations occurred with the many smart people that make up this town, the “Arsenal Project” plans expanded into a more attractive, more comprehensive, and much more special project: Arsenal Yards. So, we thank you, to the many City Officials and Residents for the many, many conversations, ideas, input and meetings (lots of meetings) in the early years.

Lt. Governor Visits Watertown Bearing Three Grants for More than $3 Million Aimed at Economic Development

Charlie BreitroseLt. Gov. Karyn Polito spoke with Town Council President Mark Sideris during an event where she announced more than $3 million in grants to Watertown. The event was at the Hampton Inn & Suites at Arsenal Yards. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito stopped by Watertown on Tuesday to celebrate the transformation of Arsenal Street and to give out more than $3 million in grants to help municipal officials continue the economic growth in the community. The event took place at the Hampton Inn & Suites, located in the biggest redevelopment project in Watertown — Arsenal Yards. Polito recalled how she used to visit the Arsenal Mall when she was a student at Boston College in the mid-1980s, when it looked very different.

September is Filled with Music and Fitness Classes at Arsenal Yards

Arsenal YardsArsenal Yards will have Backyard Sessions musical acts and fitness classes through the end of September. The following information was provided by Arsenal Yards:

With fall just around the corner, Arsenal Yards invites residents, workers, and visitors to get outside and enjoy the weather through a variety of complimentary events happening throughout the vibrant new neighborhood this September. Guests and residents of Arsenal Yards are invited to enjoy a series of free fitness classes along with outdoor live music performances through the new Backyard Sessions music series all month long! “Due to popular demand for fitness and the incredible response we had to our outdoor summer picnics, we are excited to invite the Watertown community back out onto the River Green at Arsenal Yards to continue our Outdoor Fitness Series and kick off our Backyard Sessions performances this September,” said Jessica Reed, Marketing Director at Arsenal Yards. “With notable new openings taking place at Arsenal Yards this fall, including the newly opened Buttermilk & Bourbon and Sweetgreen, and soon-to-open additions like Tori Jiro and Condesa Restaurante & Tequila Bar, we couldn’t think of a better time to offer visitors the space to enjoy everything that Arsenal Yards has to offer.” 

While the past year has made it difficult for many to workout indoors and in gyms, Arsenal Yards is excited to extend its popular Outdoor Fitness Series through the end of September. With outdoor, socially distanced classes ranging from yoga and barre to boot camps and cardio kickboxing, participating studios include Pure Barre Arsenal Yards, Kick it by Eliza, Artemis Yoga, Breathe Studio, Get Lively: Health & Fitness and Ballroom in Boston.