Bluebikes Opens New Station at Arsenal Yards, Officials Say Bike Share Has Had a Good Start

The recently installed BlueBike station outside Arsenal Yards. Bikeshare company Lyft Bluebikes opened its latest docking station at Arsenal Yards with some fanfare last week. It is the fourth in Watertown with three more planned, and Town officials say they have already drawn a lot of interest. The first Bluebike station in Watertown opened in August, as part of a five community expansion, which also included Newton and Arlington. Three of the Town’s stations in are on public land, but four will be located on private property, said Laura Wiener, Watertown’s Transportation Planner.

Arsenal Yards Celebrating the ‘Falladays’ During October

The giant pumpkin is on display now at Arsenal Yards. It had originally been grown to be in the Topsfield Fair. The following information was provided by Arsenal Yards:

Through the end of October, Watertown’s Arsenal Yards is making Fall a daily holiday with a new “Fall Falladays” activation. Guests and residents are invited to come out to the River Green at Arsenal Yards for autumnal activities taking place throughout the month. The River Green is decorated for the season with hay bales, pumpkins and gourds.

European Wax Center is the Latest Addition to Arsenal Yards

The European Wax Center opened its doors at Arsenal Yards. The following announcement was provided by Arsenal Yards:

European Wax Center, Watertown – Arsenal Yards is now open! Located at 65 Bond Street, and situated between Chipotle and T-Mobile, European Wax Center is open seven days a week. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays.  First time guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary wax to try out the service! Reservations can be booked  online, or by calling the center at 617-641-2929.

Restaurant Hosting ‘Hops for Hope’ to Raise Money to Fight Breast Cancer

The following information was provided by Arsenal Yards:

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the new City Works in Arsenal Yards hosts Hops for Hope this October. Here’s how it works:

Throughout the month, City Works will donate $1 of every Bottlenectar beer sold to the Lynn Sage Foundation. Bottlenectar, a light bodied pale ale showcasing unique Huell Melon hops, is a special collaboration beer between Bottleneck and Goose Island.To match the donation, Goose Island will also donate $1 for every Bottlenectar beer sold.Guests rest assured that they are in a safe environment, supporting their neighborhood restaurant, and supporting breast cancer research

To date, Bottleneck Management, which owns and operates City Works Eatery & Pour House, has raised over $10,000 for the Lynn Sage Scholars Program! Might Hops for Hope be of interest for a feature with Watertown News, or any roundups on Breast Cancer Awareness Month that you might be working on?

Arsenal Yards Starting Outdoor Fitness & Concert Series

The following information was provided by Arsenal Yards:

In partnership with local Boston and Watertown fitness studios, Arsenal Yards is hosting a socially-distanced outdoor fitness series this month. Fitness classes are complimentary to guests and residents of Arsenal Yards, offering the chance to take a class with a favorite local fitness studio, or try something new! Outdoor fitness classes will run through Thursday, October 1,, 2020. Located on the River Green, across from Shake Shack, classes are complimentary and registration is required, with sign-ups opening the week before the class. Limited capacity available, and classes are weather-dependent.

Casual Mediterranean Eatery Opening at Arsenal Yards

Garbanzo is opening at Watertown’s Arsenal Yards. The following announcement was provided by Arsenal Yards:

The “Feel Brighter” Movement is building even more momentum in the greater Boston area. Following its recent opening in Boston Common, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, the leading fast casual Mediterranean franchise concept best known for its preservative-free, nutrient-rich menu, is expanding its “Eat Better – Feel Brighter” movement into Watertown. With the new location slated to open later this year in the Arsenal Yards development at 41 Bond Street in Watertown, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh offers a modern twist to Old World cuisine, breaking down the traditional paradigm of the Mediterranean diet. “We’ve enjoyed introducing Bostonians to the flavor vacay that is Garbanzo, and are confident that people in Watertown will be equally impressed by our scratch-made wonder food,” said Derek St.

Arsenal Yards Bringing Art & Music to Outdoor Rivergreen

Arsenal Yards will host performances and art on the Rivergreen as part of Petals to the Metal. The following announcement was provided by Arsenal Yards:

Summer is officially in bloom at Watertown’s Arsenal Yards! Shops and restaurants have been opening up – including recent additions like Ben & Jerry’s and City Works Eatery & Pour House – and Arsenal Yards’ outdoor Rivergreen space is well underway as construction continues. To celebrate all of these happenings, Arsenal Yards has injected some extra color onto the concrete amidst the construction with the launch of a new “Petals to the Metal” public art and music installation. With this new installation, complete with beautiful floral takeovers and live piano performances, Arsenal Yards invites shoppers, diners and visitors to stop by and enjoy the ambiance while shopping, grabbing an ice cream, or enjoying dinner and a drink.

Arsenal Yards Collects Hundreds of Items for Watertown Food Pantry

Some of the 750 items collected during the Arsenal Yards Neighborhood Pickup. They will go to the Watertown Food Pantry. The following announcement was provided by Arsenal Yards:

Last week, Arsenal Yards held a Neighborhood Pickup event, during which they invited members of the local community to drop off a donation to the Watertown Food Pantry in exchange for a tie dye swag bag full of perks from Arsenal Yards retailers, along with crafts and surprises from Arsenal Yards. There was an overwhelmingly great response for the food donations, with more than 750 items being donated, along with some cash donations. The team from Arsenal Yards delivered the donations to the Watertown Food Pantry on Tuesday, July 28 (photos attached), and would like to send a huge thank you to the local community and to all who came and donated for their generosity.