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Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Oct. 4th, 2017 Gov. Cuomo announced Watertown as the winner of the second round of the North Country Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

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Created on 2018-01-08 22:37:26

Membership

Our 2018 Membership mailing will be going out the week of 1/9/2017. Keep an eye out for a special message from our president and a special offer for owner's of multiple businesses.

Still Under Construction:

soon you will be able to complete your application and pay your membership fees online.

Created on 2017-12-14 21:46:36

Nov '17 - NBC Watertown

As a part of the DBA’s ongoing effort to highlight efforts of local businesses in the downtown area, we’d like to highlight the efforts of NBC Watertown and congratulate them on their one year anniversary.

One year ago, to this date, NBC Watertown opened its doors for business. Since then, it has helped service Northern New York with news and entertainment over both satellite and cable.

“Watertown is a great community with a lot of civic pride and wonderful people. We have been very impressed with Watertown, and we are very proud of the fact that NBC thinks the same,”
Louis Wall, President and CEO of Sagamore Hill Broadcasting.

With plans to add new employees and to begin their own local news department in 2018, it looks like big things are on the horizon for NBC Watertown, and we would like to thank General Manager Mark Gaines and the rest of the NBC Watertown staff for their continued service to the Watertown area.

Created on 2017-11-17 00:48:13

Dec '17 - Watertown Urban Mission

As a part of the DBA’s ongoing effort to highlight efforts of local businesses in the downtown area, we’d like to highlight the efforts of Watertown Urban Mission and congratulate them as they enter their 50th year in operation.

The Watertown Urban Mission brings more than 50 member churches together with community-minded organizations, businesses, and individuals to help people through difficult times with programs that feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, give shelter to the homeless, visit the imprisoned, give aid to the sick, and more. With generous donor and volunteer support, the Mission helps people rise above their circumstances and in turn, this strengthens our community as a whole.

Centrally located in the City of Watertown, the Watertown Urban Mission serves residents in the city and throughout Jefferson County, and works with other community services organizations to ensure needs are met adequately and efficiently. The Watertown Urban Mission's programs depend on the generosity of our local churches, businesses, and individuals, along with sales of donated items at the Impossible Dream Thrift Store.

Created on 2017-11-17 00:48:13

Advocacy

An important aspect of the Downtown Business Association is to advocate for member businesses. 

Created on 2017-11-17 00:39:43

Haunted House

Classic Creepy Creatures Haunted House

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Where

Paddock Arcade, 1 Public Square

Watertown, NY

13601

 

When

Friday, October 20 6:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, October 21 1:00-4:00 pm ∓ 5:00-9:00 pm

Friday, October 27 6:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, October 28 1:00-4:00 pm ∓ 5:00-9:00 pm

 

Highlights

Honoring Classic Masters of Fright

 

Admission

$5 per person

Created on 2017-10-09 16:04:40

Banner Reports

Jefferson Abstract Corporation
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Carthage Federal Savings
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Lori Gervera Team
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Northern Federal Credit Union
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Watertown Local Development Corporation
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Watertown Great American
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Keyes Information Technology
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Capital Assurance
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Johnny D's
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Created on 2017-10-04 19:09:00

Easter Egg Hunt

Every year around Easter the Downtown Business Association presents an Egg Hunt. 

As we get closer to April we will update this page with more information

Created on 2017-09-14 21:27:34

Pins Across Watertown

Pins Across Watertown is no longer an active event the Downtown Business Association does. 

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Created on 2017-09-14 21:25:30

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Created on 2017-08-31 14:59:15

Downtown Ornaments Raffle

Downtown Ornaments Raffle

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From 2001-2008 the DBA sold limited edition, hand-painted ornaments by local artist Thelma Hamilton.  They were dated, numbered & signed by Ms. Hamilton. Purchasers had the opportunity to collect all 8 of the same number making the collection unique.

The DBA retained two (2) complete collectible set to be raffled. Tickets will be sold at the Black River Fall Fest Saturday, September 9th 10am-4pm.

Ticket Prices:

  • $1 per ticket
  • 5 for $3
  • 10 for $5

Drawing to be held September 14th at our membership luncheon. Ornaments are:

  1. '01 Public Square Fountain
  2. '02 First Baptist Church
  3. '03 Flower Memorial Library
  4. '04 West Side of Public Square
  5. '05 Public Square Centennial
  6. '06 Crystal Restaurant
  7. '07 Jefferson County Historical Society
  8. '08 Samaritan Medical Center.

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Created on 2017-08-16 16:06:54

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Created on 2017-08-08 20:26:00

Member Directory

Created on 2017-07-31 16:23:07

Photos Black River Fall Fest

Photos will be updated after the event

Created on 2017-07-31 15:55:05

Musicians Black River Fall Fest

Musicians


Northern Lights

Variety

The Northern Light

The Northern Lights band is an acoustic set with lead vocalist and piano player Katelyn LaMarche, electric guitar and bass player Ethan Collins, and Acoustic guitar player Noah Ingerson. Using only a number of instruments, they create big sounds dancing across multiple genres.


LochNess

Original, Traditional, Country, & Bluegrass Music

LochNess

Married couple Jerry & Carol Loch join together with Carol Parker to play original and traditional works.


Brian Topping

Country, Rock, Pop From the 70's to Today

Brian Topping grew up with musical influences from 70s classic rock to 80's adult contemporary, fell in love with alternative rock in the 90's, and then discovered country music, so he plays a little something for everyone in his own solo-acoustic style.


Gary Walts

Acoustic Instrumental

Gary Walts

Widely known as an award winning photojournalist whose work has appeared in many magazines, Walts is also a virtuoso guitarist. For three Summers in the early 1980's he studied guitar with Christopher Parkening in Master classes at Messiah College near Harrisburg, PA. Walts plays some of the World's most beautiful guitar music.

Created on 2017-07-31 15:54:11

Vendors Black River Fall Fest

2017 Vendor Application

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2017 Vendors

Kim's Cheesecake On A Stick

Bender Busy Bee Honey

Stony Creek Country Store

Emilia Kennedy Clothing Boutique

Old Fashion Kettle Corn

Northern Lights Chiropractic

Jodi's On The Go

Martin's Pretzels

Fidelis Care

Family Designs

South Jefferson Historical Society

Johnny's D

The House of The Good Shepherd

Jana's "Out On A Limb" Creations

SewDandy

Roaron Entertainment

LaMont's Food Fair

Learning Disability Association

"Three Crafty Ladies"

Calvary Chapel North Country/96.9 The Way Radio Station

Tug Hill Artisan Roasters LLC

The Natural Nook

Paparazzi Associates

Blue Moose Fudge

Tammy Stoudt (Facepainting)

Carthage Savings & Loan Assoc

Sunny in the Hollow

Sunset Sails

Ruth's Puppets

Edible Arrangements

Thompson Park Zoo-To-You Sponsored by Watertown Savings Bank

Treat Bites Dog Bakery

Little Yellow House Antiques

Cheese Filled

Top Nails

Hart Impressions

Hats-N-More

Created on 2017-07-31 15:53:06

Information Black River Fall Fest

Black River Fall Fest

The 2017 Black River Fall Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Event Information:

  • Presented By: Watertown DBA
  • More than 60 craft and food vendors
  • Free Admission
  • Live Music
  • Farmer's Market
  • Karate Demonstrations

Live Music Schedule

10:00 am to 11:30 am- The Northern Lights will be playing under the tent

11:30 am to 1:00 pm- LochNess will be playing in the Gazebo

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm- Brian Topping will be playing under the Tent

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm- Gary Walts will be playing in the Gazebo

 

Thank You to all of our 2017 Sponsors 

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Created on 2017-07-31 15:52:05

History

Watertown

Downtown History

The settling of Watertown in 1800 began a legacy that continues today. The New England pioneers who chose our area did so based on foresight of creating an industrial center, which would draw its power from the mighty Black River. These men have been described as men of strong feeling, vivid imagination, and dauntless courage. They, along with their families, faced many obstacles when they arrived. The terrain was rough and uncleared. The western end of the present Public Square was 12 or 15 feet higher than the eastern end, while the center was a depression that has been described as being large enough for a comfortable skating rink.

There was a stream of water having its source south of Clinton Street and running across Stone Street in front of the Arcade, crossing the western end of the square on its way to the river. Yet within a few years, out of this unsightly spot evolved one of the most beautiful public squares to be found in any city of its time.

Public Square, then known as the Mall, came into existence in 1805 when Hart Massey, Isaiah Massey, Henry Coffeen, Zachariah Butterfield, Jonathan Cowan, Jesse Doolittle, Aaron Keyes, and Medad Canfield, with surprising foresight, deeded the land for public use. These men, mostly of New England origin, thought of the Mall as a common such as those that graced many New England villages. This helped to enhance the development of a business center by creating an area around which businesses could locate.

Following the 1849 fire, most of Public Square was replaced with heavy masonry construction. The parks at the center of the square were laid out in 1853 with a fountain at the center and an oval at each end.

When Watertown became an incorporated city in 1869, one of the celebration events was the erecting of the fountain, which has the Greek goddess of hospitality on the top, welcoming people to the city. Its cost was under $700. While the fountain, is not here with us today, it will soon be restored to its proper place as part of the Public Square Streetscape Project and will again welcome people to our city.

The first flagpole was placed on Public Square at the beginning of the Civil War and stood 122 feet tall. It was made using a single tree from a local forest. Public Square was first paved in 1894.

The naming of Watertown as the county seat in 1805 led to much progress in the hamlet, but the development of waterpower was the force that moved the wheels of progress for the community. For years the Black River provided the power for the industrial base of the city. Today that industrial base is much smaller, but the importance of the Black River is not. The river continues to provide power for the community, in the form of hydroelectric power. In addition, the river is the force behind the recent growth in recreational use of the river that will guide the growth of the community for years to come.

Watertownians have always taken pride in their community, and Watertown was named "The Ideal American City" in 1939, with the following statement: This characteristic of the ideal city was handed down from its first settlers who in 1805 deeded the land now occupied by Public Square for public purposes. Parks, libraries, monuments, hospitals, and community welfare institutions have been contributed by successive generations. Watertown stands out as a standard for others to emulate. Let's make our forefathers, and ourselves proud, by continuing this fine tradition today.

Created on 2017-07-25 17:31:49

Contact Us

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Created on 2017-07-25 17:06:40

Christmas Tree Lighting

Watertown Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

Where

Public Square

Watertown, NY

13601

 

When

December 1, 2017 6:15 pm

 

Highlights

As we get closer to the event we will update with more info.

Created on 2017-07-19 15:59:40

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