Historic Newton: Upcoming Family Events

Questions about an event? Call Information: 617-796-1450

Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton’s history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “adventure”.
Saturday, March 9, 9:30 am Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington Street
Wednesday, March 13, 10:30 a.m Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission: Free

From creating the first Gay-Straight Alliance at a public high school in America to hosting one of the nation’s first gay weddings at City Hall, Newton has been at the forefront of LGBTQ history. Hear from those who participated in groundbreaking events and join us for a discussion. This is part of our “Expanding Our Narratives” program, supported in part by a grant from the Newton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Thursday, March 14, 6:30 pm
Location: Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission: Free

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, join us for a concert with Ceol Corvus, a trio of Boston-area musicians who play traditional Irish tunes and songs on a somewhat unlikely but quite pleasing combination of instruments: concertina, whistle, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar and bodhran. Their style blends the classic sound of the traditional Irish music session — something with which they are all very well-acquainted — with more latter-day influences and arrangements, inspired by groundbreaking groups like Planxty, De Dannan, bohola, and the Bothy Band, among others.
Saturday, March 16, 4:00 pm
Location: Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Tickets: $15 per person; $10 for seniors, students, and Historic Newton members; free for children under age 12. Purchase tickets through historicnewton.org or at the door, space permitting.
Information: 617-641-9142

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