Category Archives: Events

July 4th Celebration in Newton

Kids’ Morning
July 4th, 10:00 am – 12 Noon, Newton Centre Playground at Tyler Terrace.
Free event for children ages 3 – 12 years. Children and families are invited to join in the Grande Pet Parade, Decorated Doll Carriage Promenade, Teddy Bear Parade and Foot Races. Free ice cream, candy and drinks complete the morning celebration – courtesy of Cabot’s Ice Cream. Kids Morning is cancelled in the event of rain.

Afternoon/Evening Events
July 4th, 12 Noon – 10:00 pm – Albemarle Field/Halloran Sports Complex
The fun continues with kiddie amusement rides, face painting, craft vendor booths and food trucks. The free entertainment at the Gazebo is provided by Constantine the Magician, the YCCA Band and Caribbean music by D’Allegro Band from DESFOB, Inc. Then, the fun moves over to the main stage with the fabulous Bo & Bill Winiker Band for more music and dancing from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Bring lawn chairs, try out the delicious food from the many food trucks and pick up your light-up novelties. At 9:00 pm, don’t miss the grand finale…a fantastic fireworks display! The concert and fireworks take place on July 5th in the event of rain. Visit for details.

Dinner on the Farm 2017 with Guest Chefs from Farmstead Table!

Join the annual Dinner on the Farm, a beautiful evening of fantastic food, breathtaking views of the Newton Community Farm’s fields, and the company of others who share your love of your local community farm.

And new this year…. welcome Chad and Sharon Burns of Farmstead Table, who will be preparing the meal. They are designing a special menu, highlighting fresh produce from the farm.

The registration deadline is July 5th. $75.00 for Friends of the Farm, and $85.00 for non-Friends of the Farm. Your ticket covers the cost of the dinner, and an additional contribution to NCF education programs. Please visit the website for information and registration.

July 10th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Ride for Food! Centre Street Food Pantry is looking for riders!

Be part of the Centre Street Food Pantry team and help raise funds to provide good nutritious food to your neighbors.  Register NOW to ride on September 24th or donate to the Centre Street Food Pantry team at the organizer’s website: or contact CSFP’s Team Captain:

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Join thousands and kids and families at aquatic facilities around the globe for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. We’re making a splash to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives!

The West Suburban YMCA is providing free swim lessons to children of all ages on June 22nd at the following times:
9:15 – 10:00 am
11:15 – 12:00 pm
12:00 – 12:45 pm
3:15 – 4:00 pm

Everyone is welcome. Please call the Y’s Welcome Center at 617-244-6050 to pre-register for one of the swim lessons.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast presented by WCT Youth Theatre

WCT Youth Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, originally directed by Robert Jess Roth, originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features an ensemble cast of K-9th graders including Newton’s own Rhea Beaupre, Aram Brunson, Grace Dismuke, Maya Green, Nisha Jha, Sophie Lewis, Nora Linssen, Ava Lyons, Chloe Lyons, Eva Pearlman, Luke Schumacher, and Jennifer Tang. Be our guest in this popular, classic tale of magical creatures, true love, and the quest for kindness.

For more information, visit or call 617-926-ARTS.Tickets are $14 each, general admission, and are available on the website or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006

June 16th, 7:00 pm, June 17th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and June 18th at 2:00
MainStageTheater, Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St, Watertown

Seeking Nominations for the 8th Annual Special Educator Awards

The Newton SEPAC, Special Education Parent Advisory Council, is seeking nominations for the 8th Annual Special Educator Awards. The deadline for nominations is June 5th.

The Special Educator Awards are presented to Newton faculty and staff members who have done exceptional work with students receiving special education services. Parents/guardians and students may submit nominations and may nominate any staff member who they believe has done exceptional work. Past award recipients have included special education and regular education teachers, aides, BTs, secretaries, principals, and custodians.

Please note that the awards do not identify you or your child by name, to preserve the child’s confidentiality. Only the honoree is given the name of the family who nominated him or her. Please use this link to submit your nomination:

Please nominate your educator ASAP to enable your honoree to plan to attend the ceremony and bring family/friends. You do not need to nominate your child’s whole team to avoid hurt feelings. Please only nominate those who have done exceptional work.

The Awards Ceremony will be held on June 14th at Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street, Newtonville.

Oak Hill/Brown Speech Team Open House

The Oak Hill/Brown Middle School Speech Team and Public Speaking Course is offered each school year to students in grades 6-8 through Newton Community Education. Please come to learn what the OH/B Speech Team is all about! There will be demonstrations, performances, games, activities and treats! All Brown and Oak Hill students have the opportunity to register for the course and join the team next year. In light of that, the current team is hosting an Open House to friends, family members and potential interested students and their families. This is a fun opportunity to check out the Speech Team at the Middle School level. (Newton South High School has a state champion speech and debate team as well as a required Sophomore Speech Event for all students.) The Oak Hill/Brown Speech Team prepares students and provides them with the tools necessary for this vital life skill for middle school, high school and beyond.

Everyone is welcome! For more information,  email Coach V at

June 5th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Newton South High School Library

Register today for the Newton Highlands Village Day 5K

The Village Day 5K is back on June 11th! We hope parents and children will start the morning off great by participating in our family-oriented Village Day 5K sponsored by Whole Foods Market. $30 per adult, $10 per child. T-shirts to the first 150 registered runners. Register online today: If you have any questions, email Maureen Oates at

Have an hour free on Sunday morning but don’t want to run? Then help out our small Village Day 5K team by volunteering for the event. We need help with registration, the water stop at Cold Spring Park and race monitors on the course. It’s fun and you get a free t-shirt. Click this link to volunteer:

Multi-House yard sale

Toys, books, housewares, furniture, Sporting goods, cookware, jewelry
And much, much, more!

June 10th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Devon Terrace

Donate to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research

Hannah’s Heroes is a team of Newton athletes competing in the upcoming Cohasset Triathlon on June 25 to benefit JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Countryside moms Catharina Armstrong, Karin Zalkind and Leslie Gonzalez, and Newton Students Hannah (junior at South), Matthew (freshman at South) and Noah (6th grade at Brown) Gonzalez make up the team. Hannah, a junior at Newton South, has type 1 Diabetes.

The more you donate to JDRF, the more chances you get! Donate $25 = 1 ticket, $50 =3 tickets, Donate $100= 8 tickets. Prizes include facials, hair treatments, hydrofacials, and gift certificates from local businesses Indulge, Extra Innings, Sweet Tomatoes, Equinox, Capital Grill, Bebe Spa, Dermatology and Skin Care Associates, Joie de Vie Salon and more!

Click here for more details.
Donate here!  Thank you!