Five Things to Try in Watertown in 2017

New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken, so they say … but in an awesome place like Watertown, it doesn’t have to be that way! There’s so many opportunities here to try something new – all of which are awesome and fun, and don’t have to involve a gym membership (though we have great places for that, too). Here are 5 things to try this year that will make 2017 amazing!

  • BUILD something you design yourself, at HATCH, Watertown’s first and only makerspace! Sponsored by the Watertown Free Public Library, HATCH offers informal drop-in sessions along with more structured classes on how to create everything from robots to 3D models to sewing projects. It’s meant for people of all interests and skill levels; join their meet up to learn more!

  • PLAY your first game of bocce at Branch Line Restaurant at Arsenal on the Charles! It’s a great game to play with a group of friends, or if you’re looking to make some new ones – so plan on giving it a try when the weather gets warm.

  • LEARN about one of Watertown’s most interesting and vibrant cultural groups at the Armenian Museum of America, at 65 Main Street! Founded in 1971, the Museum’s collections hold over 20,000 artifacts, including 5,000 ancient and medieval Armenian coins; over 3,000 textiles; and 180 Armenian inscribed rugs.

  • JOIN a new book group, through Watertown Free Public Library! The WFPL groups are always taking new members, and meet once a month – but regular attendance is never required. Check out their schedule to find one that matches your interests.

  • GIVE your time and talents to a worthy cause, by contacting the Watertown Community Foundation. The WCF has awarded over $500,000 in grants to Watertown organizations and programs, and is always looking for volunteers to help review grant proposals, assist with events, make in-kind gifts of gifts and services, and act as informal advisors to grantees. Head to their website to learn what you can do!