Category Archives: School Breaks

Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race & Walk

Don’t forget the Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race & Walk. Not a runner? Everyone can walk the course at 11:30. Register at www.newtoncommunitypride.org $10.00 child/$12.00 adult.

April 15th, 11:30am – 3:00 pm

Drop-In Vacation Week PlaySpace

Looking for something fun to do with the kids over school vacation week? Come to Art & Music with Paula Gannon, with time for Play & Snack too! No registration needed, just drop in! For children ages 18 months – 5 years with a caregiver. $10.00 per child or $25.00 per family. Call 617-796-1540 for more information.

April 19th and April 21st,  9:30 – 11:00 am
Newton Cultural Center at City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston March for Science – Kids’s Rally

Come to the Kid’s Rally at the Boston March for Science at the Boston Common. The event is non-partisan and pro-science. Bring the kids by for an opportunity to get interested in science and recognize that everyone is and can be a scientist. For more information, visit https://www.marchforscienceboston.com/kids-march.

April 22nd, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common

April Break soccer camp

The GPS program is holding soccer camp during April Vacation Week at the Brown/Oak Hill fields. For more information, please see the flyer: Soccer Camp

April 18-21st, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

JCC Kids’ Choice Passover/April Vacation Program

From sports to swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kids’ Choice Passover/April Vacation Program. For boys and girls entering grades K-6 and CITs in grades 7-9 (at a reduced rate – please call for details). Special highlights include bingo bash, Spring Olympics, carnival, talent show, trip to Wheelock Family Theatre to see Charlotte’s Web, arts and crafts festival and a performance by singer-songwriter Janet Feld.

Come for one day or as many days as you would like. Kosher lunch provided during Passover! Everyone welcome. Early bird rates available. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/schoolvacations or contact schoolvacations@jccgb.org or 617-558-6529.

Register at bostonjcc.org/schoolvacations.

Leventhal-Sidman Center, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton
April 13th-21st,  9:00 am-4:00 pm with early drop-off and extended day available.

Spring and summer etiquette classes

Etiquette classes for Grades 2-12 cover topics such as improving social and communication skills, projecting confidence, combating shyness, strengthening self-esteem and leadership skills, navigating friendships, resolving conflict, understanding social cues, basic manners, table manners, and more. Now enrolling for spring and summer classes in Brookline!

The spring session begins on April 24th and the summer session begins on June 26th! Enroll before it’s too late at theetiquetteacademy.org or call 617-608-3920.

What’s Happening at the Y-Late Spring Programs

Registration for the following late Spring Programs opens April 3rd for WSYMCA Members and April 7th for Non-Members. Visit wsymca.org to download a copy of our Early & Late Program Spring Guide, or stop by the Y if you’d like help to register.

  • Swim Lessons for all ages, Aquatics Fitness Classes
  • Sports Leagues – Soccer, Tee Ball and NFL Flag Football
  • April School Vacation Week Programs
  • Music Lessons and Rock Band
  • Personal Training and Small Group Training

NFL Flag Football League – Ages 9-11. Get your friends together to enter a team or join as a free agent. Games are 5 v 5, played on the Y’s Turf Field, officiated by Y staff and authentic NFL team jerseys are provided. For more information, or to sign up, contact Kimberly Benzan at kimberlyb@wsymca.org. April 2nd – May 21st

What’s Happening at the Y-Late Spring Programs

Registration for the following late Spring Programs opens April 3rd for WSYMCA Members and April 7th for Non-Members. Visit wsymca.org to download a copy of our Early & Late Program Spring Guide, or stop by the Y if you’d like help to register.

  • Swim Lessons for all ages, Aquatics Fitness Classes
  • Sports Leagues – Soccer, Tee Ball and NFL Flag Football
  • April School Vacation Week Programs
  • Music Lessons and Rock Band
  • Personal Training and Small Group Training

NFL Flag Football League – Ages 9-11. Get your friends together to enter a team or join as a free agent. Games are 5 v 5, played on the Y’s Turf Field, officiated by Y staff and authentic NFL team jerseys are provided. For more information, or to sign up, contact Kimberly Benzan at kimberlyb@wsymca.org. April 2nd – May 21st

What’s Happening at the Y-April Vacation Programs

The West Suburban YMCA’s Child Care and Sports Departments offer full-day and half-day programs during the April School Vacation Week for kids between the ages of 6-12. From arts & crafts to sports and swimming – a variety of daily activities will keep kids entertained and safe all day.

To sign up, or for more information contact Georgette Chiasson at georgettec@wsymca.org or Kimberly Benzan at kimberlyb@wsymca.org.

Camp runs  Tuesday, April 18th – Friday, April 21st.

Newton Parks and Recreation’s great programs starting this Spring

Archery: Join indoor archery at the Newton Centre Hut. Learn the fundamentals of archery and put your skills to the test in mini competitions and archery games. Classes are offered for people ages 10 and up, adults can participate too. This class is led by a certified ASA Archery Instructor from On The Mark Archery and all equipment is provided.

Wednesdays March 22nd – April 12th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm


Horseback Riding:There are still a few spaces open for the horseback riding program at Lil Folk Farm in Holliston. Group lessons in horseback riding and horsemanship are offered for children in grades 3 – 8.  Transportation is provided from the Albemarle Field House in Newton.

Grades 3 – 8 on Sundays April 23rd – May 7th, 1:00 – 5:15 pm and
Grades 3 – 5  on Tuesdays April 25th – May 16th, 1:00 – 5:15 pm


Golf: Join Commonwealth Golf Course for this year’s golf instruction including SNAG
(Starting New at Golf), Weekend Clinics, After School Programs, April Vacation, Summer
Camps and Ladies Beginners classes. A variety of dates and times are offered.


April School Vacation Camps: A variety of programs are offered for kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade including sports camps at Pellegrini Park, field trip camps at Burr Park and field trip and special event camps at Lower Falls Community Center. School vacation programs run April 18th – 21st and participants can register by day or for all 4 days.


To register online, go to www.activityreg.com and click on Massachusetts, then Newton
Parks and Recreation. Click on the Register tab, then select programs or activities and
all of the above programs are listed under the Recreation Programs and Activities
section.