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Hanukkah Celebration

Thu, Dec 7  |  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In partnership with Chabad Watertown, please join us for our 2nd annual public menorah lighting ceremony and celebration!

Featuring a live fire dance performance, lighting ceremony, live music, crafts and more!

Plus, we are excited to share we will be having:
- a very special Gelt Drop thanks to our friends at the Watertown Fire Department
- a visit from the Watertown Free Public Library Bookmobile
- and Brighter Ignited, an illuminated and traveling art exhibit designed by artist Tova Speter that actively encourages people to engage, connect and play.

All are welcome for this celebration!

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When: Thursday, December 7th
Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Where: Bond Sq. in Arsenal Yards

Event Schedule Includes:
4:45pm Fire Show
5:00pm Lighting Ceremony by Chabad Watertown
5:15pm Gelt Drop with the Watertown Fire Department
You are welcome to join us before and after for crafts, games and mingling.

RSVP Encouraged Here

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Additional Event Details

Art Exhibit:
Brighter Ignited is an illuminated and traveling art exhibit designed by artist Tova Speter that actively encourages people to engage, connect, and play. This super-sized interactive light display features illuminated artwork by hundreds of participants who were asked: When there is something you are passionate about, dedicated to, and ready to stand up for — how do you ignite action? 

Inspired by the courage of the Maccabees in the story of Chanukah, Brighter Ignited activates the light from the community and encourages us to explore how we too can stand up for what we believe in.
This interactive sculpture was built by Manny Hutter of Herculean Woodworks and was commissioned in 2022 by the Jewish Arts Collaborative.

Live Music:
We are pleased to welcome Binyomin Septimus as our live performer. Binyomin has been a passionate keyboard player for 10 years. He specializes in Jewish music. While he isn't on the keys he enjoys playing basketball and taking care of his seven adorable siblings.

RSVP via Eventbrite is encouraged but not required. This event will be photographed and by attending you agree to be in photography or video that could be used for Arsenal Yards website or other marketing purposes. This event is also weather dependent and Arsenal Yards reserves the right to cancel in the case of inclement weather.

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Arsenal Yards is approximately a 10-minute drive from Harvard Square and approximately a 15-minute drive from Copley Square. Other areas will find it easily accessible from the Mass Pike or Fresh Pond Parkway, among many routes available to Watertown’s East End. Once on site, ample free parking is available. Traveling via public transportation? MBTA bus route 70 stops right on site and can be picked up at the Central Square Red Line T stop.