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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Recreation

  1. Youth Summer Tennis Lessons Ages 6-17

    July 31, 8:30 AM - 12:20 PM @ Mary Williams Shea Tennis Courts, Victory Field

    Lessons are held daily from Monday through Friday for 50 minutes. Our lessons include forehand, backhand and overhead shots, serving and scoring. June 30th and July 1st are set aside for placing the students in their proper skills classes.

  2. Pequossette Summer Recreation Program Grades 1-8

    July 31, 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM @ Watertown Middle School

    The Watertown Recreation Department will conduct the Pequossette Summer Program for children entering the first grade this September through grade eight. The first week is a four day week, followed by seven weeks of activities from June 30th through August 15, 2014 at the Watertown Middle School at 68 Waverly Avenue in Watertown. The program will operate Monday through Friday from 8:45 am to 2:30 pm except for Friday, July 4th. We offer an early drop off from 7:30 am to 8:45 am and an extended day from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The Middle School and Moxley Playground which includes a large field space, playground area, basketball court, tennis court and a multi-purpose court afford the Recreation Department the opportunity to offer a wide range of activities to entertain the children. Basketball, softball, rag ball, kickball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse and street hockey are just some of the sport activities offered for the children. There is also a play area with swings, slides and other a

  3. Pre Kindergarten Summer Outdoor Sports Ages 3-5

    July 31, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Victory Field

    This program will stress fun and fundamentals of soccer, T-Ball, and other games. The children will work on skills needed to play these games as well as learn about teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, safe setting.

  4. Pequossette Summer Recreation Program Grade Kindergarten in the Fall 2014

    July 31, 8:45 PM - 2:30 PM @ Watertown Middle School

    The Kindergarten Summer Program will also be conducted during the summer in conjunction with the Pequossette Summer Program. The program runs for 4 days in the first week followed by six full weeks from June 30, 2014 through August 15, 2014 and will enjoy the same amenities as the Pequossette Program, but will offer a smaller group setting and a separate time structure. This program will operate Monday through Friday from 8:45 am to 2:30 pm except for Friday, July 4th. We also offer an early drop off and extended day options but space is limited to 18 children per week for Kindergarten Summer Program

Senior Center/Council on Aging

  1. YOGA for SENIORS

    July 31, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Performed standing and with a chair. No floor work. Designed for senior participants.

  2. RUMMIKUB AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    July 31, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Drop in play. The group meets every week and welcomes new players!

  3. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION TAI CHI PROGRAM

    July 31, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    The ancient discipline of Tai Chi combines agile steps, joint safe exercise and mental strength to improve mobility, breathing, and relaxation in ways that help you feel greater control over your daily life. It’s a joint safe way for people of all ages to enjoy life and meet new friends, while taking control of your physical, emotional and mental health. Classes meet for one hour twice a week for eight weeks. (classes extended 4 weeks to the end of August) Call the Senior Center at 616-972-6490 for more info & to sign up.

  4. JULY MOVIE MATINEE - INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

    July 31, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Idealistic young folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) struggles to make a name for himself in the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s in this fictional period drama from Joel and Ethan Coen. As the harsh winds of winter blow through the streets of NYC, Davis discovers that he himself may be the biggest obstacle on his arduous road to success. Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, and Garrett Hedlund co-star.(2013) R 105 min.