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Want something to do during April school vacation?

Stories! Movement! Art! will provide students in Grades 3 – 6 the opportunity to tell stories through their art! By using low-tech materials, they’ll create art that physically moves or uses optical illusion to showcase movement! This program runs April 15th – 19th, 1:00 – 3:30 pm in the Carriage House at Gore Place in Waltham . Fees are $20.00 for the whole week, or $5.00/day. Tickets available at https://art-workshop.bpt.me.

Newton’s New Philharmonia presents Quintessentially American

Newton’s New Philharmonia Orchestra, led by Associate Conductor Jorge Soto, will present Quintessentially American, a program inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s Young Person’s Concert.

Across the globe, cultural organizations are taking part in “Leonard Bernstein at 100”, a two year celebration of the iconic composer, conductor and educator’s life and career. The New Philharmonia will celebrate Bernstein’s excitement and joy of classical music with the help of several young artists.

The New Philharmonia will be joined onstage by student ensembles from the Boston String Academy to perform Gipsy Overture and several colorful and exciting Latin American tangos.

“Bernstein’s considered his 14-year series of Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic as one his greatest accomplishments”, said Adrienne Hartzell, executive director of the New Philharmonia. “One aspect of these programs was the introduction of new, young and exciting artists. New Philharmonia is delighted to present in our program two highly talented ensembles from Boston String Academy, one of four winners of the MA Cultural Council’s 2019 Commonwealth Awards.”

Soto will also lead the New Philharmonia in performing excerpts from Antonín Dvořák’s “New World Symphony” and Bernstein’s colorful Divertimento, a piece commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1990 that includes the fun and fanciful movements “Turkey Trot,” and “March: The BSO Forever”.

During the concert, the New Philharmonia will ask patrons to support Ventanas, a charitable foundation that helps children with cancer in Venezuela. The New Philharmonia has a strong connection to Venezuela. Associate Conductor Jorge Soto, and Music Director Francisco Noya of the New Philharmonia, and Marilisa and Mariesther Alvarez, founders of the Boston String Academy, were all born and raised in Venezuela.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Newton Cultural Alliance, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Quintessentially American will be held on April 28 at 3:00 pm in the historic First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon Street,  Newton Centre. Tickets are $18.00 for adults and $10.00 for students and can be purchased online at www.newphil.org or by calling 617-527-9717.

Summer Music Camp Enrollment is Open!

The Conservatory at Highlands Summer Music Camp Enrollment is Open!

  • Rock Band Summer Camps each week of the Summer
  • Ages 6 and Up, All Experience Levels
  • All levels and instruments welcome
  • Ensembles arranged by age and experience
  • Students have a lot of fun learning songs and playing together
  • Special strings and chamber music week: August 18th
  • Concerts weekly on Fridays at 2:00 pm
  • More info on the website: http://www.highlandsconservatory.com/music-camps

Each weeklong session is Monday – Friday,  9:00 am – 3:00 pm, starting June 24th

For more information and Sign Up form click Music Camp or contact
info@highlandsconservatory.com or 617-903-0944.

The Conservatory
51 Winchester Street,  Newton Highlands
www.highlandsconservatory.com

Upcoming Programs with Newton Parks and Recreation

Click here for Parks and Rec Spring Programs.

BAT Spring Basketball Clinics:

Boston Athletic Training has set-up a 4 week basketball training program. Main details and the registration link is here: BAT

The clinics are open to boys and girls of all levels from ages 8-14. The coach:player ratio will be 1:7 with no more than 21 total athletes!  Sessions will be broken into 4 sections – 30 mins dribbling, attacking the basket and defense, 30 mins shooting based drills, 30 mins s&c and lastly 30 mins of 2v2, 3v3 games to work on all skills!

April 28th, May 5th, May 12th, and May 19th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hyde Community Center, Newton Highlands

What’s Happening at the Y in April

Try the Y – Sundays in April are free! Present a valid ID at the welcome desk and the daily guest fee will be waived.

Go Lisa and Phil, West Suburban YMCA Boston Marathon Team! – Newton residents Lisa D’Agostino and Phil Stern are running the Boston Marathon for the West Suburban YMCA. Lisa and Phil have spent months training for the race while also raising funds for the West Suburban YMCA. Together they have raised over $27,500 for the Y’s Annual Fund! This will be Lisa’s first marathon and Phil’s 21st. The West Suburban YMCA was provided one official bib number from the City of Newton and one from an anonymous B.A.A. member and YMCA supporter, allowing the Y to have two runners for this year’s event. Go Lisa and Phil!

Kids Night Out –  April 5th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm – Parents, drop off your kids for a fun Friday night with the Y’s staff. They’ll order pizza for dinner and keep the children entertained with games, swimming, movies and sports. $25.00 per child for Y members and $30.00 for the community. A 20% discount is offered per child for those with two or more children. Go out for the night and take advantage of this low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter.

Poetry Night – April 5th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – celebrate National Poetry Month at the Y! Organized by Barbara Helfogtt-Hyett of Poemworks, the event features readings by two local poets, then guests are invited to participate in the open mic portion of evening to share their own written work. This event is free and open to the public.

April Vacation Programs for Grades K-8, April 16th – 19th – Spend a fun and engaging April Vacation week at the Y! Y vacation programs offer an active environment for students in grades K-8. Featuring a mix of activities to keep kids happy and healthy all day, including free swim periods throughout the day. April Vacation programs will run April 16th –  April 19th. Full and half day options and daily rates to accommodate your needs!

April Vacation Songwriting & Recording Workshop – April 16th – 19th –  a 4-day collaborative workshop where young musicians (ages 10+) write and record original music. Learn all the tips and tricks that go into recording, mixing, and mastering an album!

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs – The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and whose mission is to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Like a cappella or improv?

Come to Candy – Tones – featuring Newtones, Newton South’s a capella group and The Children of the CandyCorn, Newton’ South’s improv group.

The groups have been working hard together to learn each other’s craft and combine to do a shared show. It is sure to be a lot of fun with some great music and comedy.

Come on down to Gregorian Rugs this Friday and and pop your squat on some of the comfiest rugs in Newton to watch some improv-ers do acappella and acappell-ers do improv. Spend your Friday evening enjoying the harmonious sounds of Newtones and the wacky improv of The Children of the Candy Corn and be prepared for the mixing of both!

April 5th, 8:30 – 10:00 pm
Gregorian Rugs, 2284 Washington St, Newton Lower Falls

Come Row with CRI

Come learn about youth and adult programs, recreational and competitive opportunities, programs for vets and those with disabilities at Community Rowing, Inc.

Coaches will on site to show you around the Harry Parker Boathouse and introduce to the sport. There will be opportunities to row on the Charles in the CRI Catamarans and on indoor rowing machines. No experience necessary!

Questions: email friendlyperson@communityrowing.org

Community Rowing, Inc. Open House

April 7th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Harry Parker Boathouse,  20 Nonantum Rd. Brighton

Spring Math Festival and Open House

Come and learn more about having FUN while doing MATH. Play games, do STEM activities, solve puzzles, and win prizes!

This event is open to kids (ages 4 – 12) and their parents!

Studio of Engaging Math is a pre-K-8 after-school math program whose mission is to cultivate students’ appreciation of mathematics by fostering intellectual curiosity, critical and logical thinking,spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills to build student confidence and self-esteem.

STEAM is a summer program for children ages 6 – 12. Broaden your child’s exposure to science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). The fun and intimate, hands-on activities of the classes strive to excite and inspire participants about STEAM, creating enthusiasm that will spill over to schoolwork and school choices in future years. Classes include introduction to programming, building and modeling, arts and crafts, logic puzzles and board games. The Studio also offers summer SAT/ACT preparation classes, Math Olympiad Circle, Chess, Coding and more.

Studio of Engaging Math Open House

April 7, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
320 Washington street, Suite 301, Brighton

Camp Grossman Open House

Come to visit Camp Grossman for the day and explore the 75 pine-studded acres of Hale Reservation with staff led tours of the waterfront, bunk areas and so much more. Meet with senior staff and see what a day at Camp Grossman is like!

Can’t make it? Register using a brand new online portal at bostonjcc.org/grossman-registration. Contact the Camp Grossman Office at 617-244-5124 or grossman@jccgb.org if you have any questions.

April 7th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm