Arsenal Yards Kicks Off Outdoor Fitness Series Featuring Local Instructors

Head to Arsenal Yards for an outdoor fitness series this spring and summer. The following information was provided by Arsenal Yards:

With summer just around the corner, Arsenal Yards invites area residents and visitors to get outside and break a sweat as part of its spring and summer outdoor fitness series. In partnership with local Watertown and Greater Boston fitness studios, guests can visit Arsenal Yards’ River Green Sunday through Wednesday for a variety of fitness classes taking place from April to September.  

While the past year has made it difficult for many to workout indoors and in gyms, Arsenal Yards is thrilled to invite the Watertown community onto the River Green for unique outdoor, socially distant fitness experiences. With classes ranging from yoga and barre to boot camps and cardio kickboxing, participating studios include Pure Barre Arsenal Yards (coming soon to Arsenal Yards), Kick it by Eliza, Monique from Burpees to Bubbly, Artemis Yoga, Get Lively: Health & Fitness and Ballroom in Boston. All classes must be reserved online in advance, and a small donation is requested to hold each spot. Online registration opens one week prior to the date of the class. All classes support a local community organization which will change each month; proceeds raised during the month of April will be donated to support the Watertown Food Pantry. 

“We’re so excited to partner with local Watertown and Boston studios for the return of our outdoor fitness series, which was hugely popular last year,” said Jessica Reed, Marketing Director at Arsenal Yards. “With Pure Barre coming soon to Arsenal Yards and the warmer weather approaching, we couldn’t think of a better time to invite visitors and the Watertown community to come together to enjoy these classes out on our River Green, while also giving back to some of our favorite local community organizations.” 

Available classes for April follow below, and visitors are encouraged to check out the Arsenal Yards Events Calendar for additional classes to be added for upcoming months: 

• Tuesday, April 20th at 5:30 PM with Pure Barre Arsenal Yards • Wednesday, April 21st at 4:00 PM Bootcamp with Get Lively: Health & Fitness • Sunday, April 25th at 10:30 AM with Artemis Yoga • Monday, April 26th at 5:30 PM with Kick it by Eliza and a live DJ • Tuesday, April 27th at 5:30 PM with Pure Barre Arsenal Yards  • Wednesday, April 28th at 6:15 PM with Ballroom in Boston, Line Dancing 

The health and safety of guests, staff and instructors is of the utmost importance to Arsenal Yards. Masks are required for the duration of each class. Participants will be separated by at least 6 feet and will be assigned a socially distant location upon check-in. There is limited capacity for each class, which will be strictly enforced.  

Classes will be held outside on the River Green, located near Shake Shack. Parking is available in the free red or purple parking garage, along with the surface parking area near City Works. For more information about Arsenal Yards, visit  


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New Hotel Opens at Watertown’s Arsenal Yards

The following announcement was provided by Arsenal Yards:

Boylston Properties and Stonebridge Companies announced that the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton™ Watertown Boston is now open and welcoming guests at the brand new hotel in the heart of Arsenal Yards. The property is operating as a Hilton franchise, owned by a joint venture of Boylston Properties and the Stonebridge Companies, and managed by Stonebridge Companies. The hotel staff and development team will invite a small group of constituents to a private “virtual ribbon-cutting” on March 1, and encourages all interested guests and visitors to contact or stop by the hotel for a socially-distanced tour of the beautifully designed property. The development team expects that the growing number of life sciences companies that call Watertown home, the easy access to the region’s medical community, and the town’s proximity to Boston and Cambridge, will contribute to an increase in demand from business and leisure travel to Watertown. Located directly on Arsenal Street, the hotel is well positioned to meet the area’s demand for extended stay lodging.

Beauty Care Chain Opens Store at Arsenal Yards

Ulta Beauty opened a location at Watertown’s Arsenal Yards. The following announcement was provided by Arsenal Yards:

Arsenal Yards today announces the opening of Ulta Beauty as the latest retailer to join the thriving new neighborhood in Watertown. The largest beauty retailer in the United States, Ulta Beauty is the premier destination for cosmetics, fragrance, body, skin and haircare products. With a full salon in every store, Ulta Beauty also offers hair, skin and brow services. Ulta Beauty will celebrate its soft opening with exclusive, members-only promotions from February 12-18 and an official Grand Opening will take place Friday, February 19, 2021.

Construction Underway on 9-Story Biotech Building at Arsenal Yards

A rendering of what the nine-story 100 Forge building at Arsenal Yards will look like. Developers are creating 165,000 sq. ft. of space for biotech companies. The following announcement was provided by Boylston Properties:

Boylston Properties, a Boston-based developer of mixed-use destinations, and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, announced a joint venture agreement to proceed with plans to construct 100 Forge, a nine-story 165,600-square-foot lab building at Arsenal Yards in Watertown.

Roche Bros. Hiring Hundreds for New Watertown Store

Roche Bros. will be opening a location at Arsenal Yards in Watertown, and the store is hiring hundreds of employees. Roche Bros.’ Head of Recruitment, Andrew Coletti, said the store has begun looking to hire people in a variety of roles at the new store. “We are hiring over 200 people for our new Watertown Store,” Coletti said.

Boutique Running Pop Up at Arsenal Yards

The Blue Butterfly will be running a pop-up at Arsenal Yards. Belmont-based boutique The Blue Butterfly will be opening a temporary location in Watertown leading up to Christmas. Arsenal Yards sent out the following information about the pop up shop:

Need to finish some last-minute holiday shopping? Head to Watertown’s Arsenal Yards for The Blue Butterfly’s Pop Up Shop now through Wednesday, December 23! Based in Belmont, The Blue Butterfly is coming to Watertown for one week only, and will be setting up shop in the space next to Ben & Jerry’s at Arsenal Yards from 12noon to 7pm on Friday, December 18th through the 23rd.