Watertown Winter Hacks

New England winters can tend to drag on, no doubt – which is why we’re always on the hunt for fun diversions, like refreshing winter walks or easy day trips! To help these remaining winter days speed by a little faster, we found some fun, local options that might switch up your winter routine and help speed you to springtime:

  • See something new: Known as one of the most respected repertory theaters in the country, Watertown’s own New Rep Theatre consistently hosts productions that provoke and inspire. This season’s features include Heartland, a play based on real events and dealing with the tragic impact of Jihadism on the Middle East. Head here for more info.

  • Up your kitchen game: Ever tried to make your own paella? We didn’t think so. Davis Square’s hotspot Dave’s Fresh Pasta is hosting Paella Night on March 14 where their chef will walk you through the steps of making this classic dish, along with five wine pairings and tapas too. Grab tickets here before it’s sold out!

  • Get moving: Jump start your New Year’s resolutions at the Mount Auburn Club, where a free member experience pass gets you a coaching session with a personal trainer, a nutritional session with a staff dietician, group exercise classes, and five days’ unlimited access to their gym, pool, and cardio theater! Not a bad deal – head to their website for more info!

  • Kick it old school: If your idea of reading has devolved into, er, scrolling, now’s your chance to reconnect with an actual book! Hop on board with Watertown Free Public Library’s Annual “One Book, One Watertown” town-wide book group this year, featuring The Library Book by novelist Susan Orlean. They have hundreds of copies available to borrow, and will also host a number of programs and discussions related to the book.

  • Get crafty: If you’re like us, there’s pretty much always something in your house or apartment that you’re choosing to ignore instead of actually fix (we see you, dangling towel rack!). Well, avert your eyes no more – Arsenal Yards’ Home Depot hosts free in-store workshops with hands-on, expert guidance that will have you dusting off the tool belt in no time. Upcoming topics include how to cozy up your space with distressed wall panels, and tackling easy bathroom enhancements! Register here.