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Children's Events

Chairs: Marny Homan, Meredith Flynn, Lauren Corrinet

Educational, creative and fun children’s programs are planned once a week, afternoons, during July and August. Most are held at the Memorial Library but some like the Tea Party and the Cooking Class are held at the Watch Hill Chapel Undercroft.

Annual July 4th Children’s Bicycle Parade

Lauren Corrinet, Emily Zanios

The Annual July 4th Children's Bicycle Parade is a festive celebration for families! Held on a summer afternoon in early July, the Parade starts with an opportunity for the children to patriotically festoon their vehicles or themselves before a march down Bay Street to the historic Watch Hill Carousel. A Watch Hill Fire Truck leads the Parade! Children are given complimentary rides on the carousel at the end of the celebration and many local businesses support the event with music and balloons. Exciting and memorable for all ages, the Parade is a wonderful tribute to Independence Day!


Donna Simmons

The annual Summer Boutique is held every summer the first Friday and Saturday in August. This is a popular shopping venue under a large tent in the park on Bay Street. Over 18 vendors come from all over the country to sell their unusual, trendy and whimsical items. 

Photo Show

Co-Chairs: Moya Saunders, Tally Ackerman

On alternate years the society sponsors a community-wide show exhibiting the talents of local artists/photographers. This event is held in the Watch Hill Chapel Undercroft for a week during the middle of the summer. An artists reception kicks-off the show prior to the exhibit which is open to the public from 1 to 4 during the week in the afternoon.

Landscape Enhancement

Joan Lemp, Susan Harkins

This committee keeps the village looking trimmed, weeded and flourishing. Plants are purchased to beautify the Memorial Library and Harbor Park. The committee tends the five planted islands. Volunteers meet in the morning once a week from Memorial Day through September.

Email Joan Lemp or Susan Harkins to get involved.

Lighthouse Museum

Chantal Curtis

Sitting next to the Lighthouse on the Watch Hill peninsula is a little museum housing the original Fresnel Lens, documentation and photos of historic ship wrecks and nautical activity from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. As an associate organization, the WHMLIS places volunteers at the museum on Tuesday – Thursday during July and August (and the week after Labor Day) from 1 to 3 pm.