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WCAT’s next Television Production Course for Teens will begin Thursday, September 1 at 6 p.m. This course is free to Winthrop residents 12-17 years old.

The curriculum includes basic HD camera operation, microphone use, studio and field production, and HD editing. This hands-on course will run a total of five weeks. Space is limited. All those interested should call the station by Friday, August 27.

For further information please call WCAT at 617-846-3400.


Winthrop Parks and Recreation will be hosting movies and concerts at Ingleside Park by the Gazebo. Upcoming Schedule

August 11th – Ed Antonelli & the Mystic River Band

August 18th – Beatles Tribute Band
August 25th – Soup du Jour


Enjoy the 1975 summer blockbuster thriller “Jaws” from a chair or beach blanket, or watch from a float or inner tube.  The Friends of Winthrop Beach, Winthrop Parks and Rec. and Save the Harbor will sponsor “Jaws on the Beach” on Saturday, August 20 at 8 pm on Winthrop Beach – Winthrop Shore Drive at Dolphin Avenue. Parking is limited. No alcohol or dogs on the beach. Free admission.

12th Night in the Park on August 20 – 21

The Playmakers are bringing Shakespeare to Winthrop as they present the classic comedy “Twelfth Night” at Hannaford Park in the Winthrop Highlands, August 20 and 21. Directed by Thomas Kee, with assistant direction by Kristi Artinian, this swashbuckling adaptation of “Twelfth Night” is being performed for free at 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday in the park. For more information, visit

This production has been set in the world of pirates, and follows the story of Viola, a young woman shipwrecked in the country of Illyria who decides to dress as a man to make her make her way in the new land. She comes to serve the lovesick Count Orsino in his courtship of Lady Olivia, who happens to fall for Viola’s alter ego. Along the way, we meet Sir Toby Belch and other riotous court characters, as well as Olivia’s pompous steward, Malvolio.

Tickets are not required for this free performance that will begin promptly at 3pm. The audience is encouraged to bring chairs or blankets, picnics, and sunscreen. Check our website and Facebook on performance dates for updates in case of inclement weather and the need to perform at a rain location. The park is located at the top of Nahant Avenue and Highland Avenue in Winthrop, and is also known as Fort Heath Park.

“Twelfth Night” features a cast including Allison Porter as Viola, Meg Tyler as Olivia, Ira Kantor as Orsino, Brian Dion as Sir Toby, Alexandria Huntington as Maria, Jon Workman as Sir Andrew, Michael Amazzone as Malvolio, Emily Pente as Feste, Matthew Feldman as Sebastian, Stephen Russo as Antonio/Curio/Sea Captain, and Meghan Brown as Fabian/Valentine. The production is stage managed by Julia Ford.

Free Kayaking at Constitution Beach

Chris Marchi of Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) is running a free kayaking program for individuals, families and groups at Constitution Beach in East Boston.

The best kayak time available is between 11 and 4 pm  weekdays. Individuals and small families can just show up, but if you are bringing a group, call Chris first at 617-417- 2093 to confirm. He has some individual kayaks and some multi-person kayaks available. Weekends are very busy.

This is a unique opportunity for our Friends of Belle Isle Marsh friends and family who can get here by car or public transportation to the Orient Heights station on the Blue Line.

Upcoming WIHA Events

The following upcoming events are presented by the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association.

Music on the Lawn – Wednesday Evenings

August 24th The Shenanigans fabulous Irish group

Saturday, August 20th Classic Car Show at Ingleside Park

For more information on any of these events, please contact the WIHA at (617) 846-8606.

Street Sweeping

The Town of Winthrop conducts Street Sweeping operations on the last full week of the month (last week with a Friday) from April through October on the day of a street’s trash collection. If there is a holiday on the week sweeping would normally occur, sweeping is done a week early.
The 2016 street sweeping dates are:
August 22-26
September 26-30

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