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March 26, 2020

Need at home inspiration? Check out these local ideas.

We’ve assembled some of our favorite recommendations, resources and guides you might find helpful while at home with the whole fam!

Best Places to Walk near Watertown
It’s great to get outdoors but please remember to adhere to social distancing when leaving your house and exploring public areas. Here are some of our favorite local spots:

Charles River Reservation, Watertown
Beaver Brook Reservation, Belmont
Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge
Charles River Path, Watertown

Or channel your inner creativity and chalk your local walk. Spread some kind words outside on your driveway or sidewalk.


For the Family

Watertown Free Public Library
While the Library is currently closed, you can still access books online via the E-Library. If you don’t have a library card, you can sign up for one online here and you will receive access to digital resources immediately. Please remember to return your E-Library books when you are finished as there are other people who would like to access these resources as well.

Watertown Boys & Girls Club
While the Watertown Boys & Girls Club is temporarily closed, check them out on Tic Tok at watertownbgc for a variety of fun ways to break up your day. Find out more on their Facebook account.

New England Aquarium
While the Aquarium is temporarily closed, you can still join for live presentations, new videos and a variety of activities to try from home, here.

Boston Museum of Science
As the Boston Museum of Science has gone virtual, check out their website daily for a variety of science content to continue to learn every day.

Crafts, Games, Activities & More.
Looking for new ideas? Check out these local mom resource pages full of ways to keep the children occupied.

Mommy Poppins
Boston Mammas
Macaroni Kid


Try Out a New Recipe
Visit to try a new recipe inspired by local Bostonian chefs. Homemade Buffalo Chicken Dip, Chocolate Whoopie Pies… count me in.


Shop Local
Russo’s now delivers! Plus, for a spectacular price and selection of finest items Russo’s is offering “Boxed and Ready to Go” orders right into your trunk. Please remember, Senior Citizen hours are 6am-7:30am daily. For more information and to place your orders, click here.


At Home Health & Fitness

Check out Central Rock’s at home workouts on their IG Page & Facebook Page

Join Watertown’s Artemis Yoga online for classes via Zoom conferencing. For more information click here.

Get to know the Lively Lounge by Get Lively for daily health and fitness motivation

Live stream with your fav teachers from Watertown’s Yoga Works here.

Check out Title Boxing’s workouts and tips on their Facebook page and Instagram page

For additional virtual class options check out this list of Boston Magazine’s local recommendations.


Support the Arts

New Rep Theater 
While the New Repertory Theater had to make a difficult decision to postpone and cancel their spring performance and events, you can still support by purchasing a 2020/2021 Subscription or make a donation to New Rep’s COVID-19 Relief Fun(d). For more information please visit their website OR find them on Facebook.

Mosesian Center for the Arts
While the Mosesian Center for the Arts is temporarily closed, you can still get your daily dose of the arts by following them on Facebook or on Instagram.


Give Local

Watertown Food Pantry
Support the local Watertown Food Pantry, as needs increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can mail your tax-deductible contributions or for more information on most needed items, please click here.

Mount Auburn Hospital
As a not profit, Mount Auburn Hospital relies on philanthropic support, especially at times like these. They have established a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to provide needed resources as they quickly and strategically respond to the community’s evolving needs. To make a donation, please click here.

Watertown Fire and Police Departments
To keep these departments safe, if you have any PPE or extra supplies (including gloves, masks, eye protection and disinfectant) you are able to donate, please contact EMS officer, Lieutenant Dave Meagher at 617-972-6516 or Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

For community recommendations to be added to the page, please email

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