Lip Sync Battle Set for Block Party

WATERTOWN — The Parks and Recreation Department will host A Night Out On Main Street, the first Block Party of the summer, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 15 on Main Street from Woodruff Avenue to Depot Street. The fifth annual Charity Lip Sync Battle will return as part of the event. 

The competition will begin at 7 p.m and kick off the summer block party series with entertainment in the name of raising funds for local charities.

The event will donate to the expansion of the local inclusive playground at Veterans’ Memorial Park and the Musical Theater Program at Watertown High School.

This year, competitors include Watertown High School Varsity Football Coach Luigi Velardi, members of the Watertown Fire Department, the cast of WHS’ “We Will Rock You,” musician/baker Jeremy Braddock of Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes and state Rep. Joe Polletta (R-68).

Additional talent may be added to the line-up as the event date approaches.

The audience will help choose the winner via cash donations in each contestant’s ballot box. Each dollar donation equals one vote and the act with the most votes wins the top prize. 

All funds raised via voting will be divided among the two chosen charities.

Restaurants housed on Main Street will be open during this event, including Fino’s Wood Fired Pizza & Bar, Pit Stop Deli and Ouzo Blue. In addition to these eateries, Martino’s, Greeks in Your Town, Thai Kitchen, Teddy and ICEE Delights will be serving dishes and drinks. Over 40 vendors will be selling their arts, crafts, jewelry and spices during the block party.

Those seeking additional information may email wtnspecialevents.hc@gmail.com or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 860-945-5246.

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