Category Archives: Events

Newton’s Park and Recreation Department’s Open House

Join for coffee and conversation and live music from 10:00 – 11:00 am, and then an animal show from Curious Critters from 11:00 – 12:00 noon. There will be class demonstrations and information about this historic building. This event is free and children of all ages, young and old, will enjoy it.

January 4th, 10:00 – 2:00 pm

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For more information about Newton Parks and Rec visit Newton Parks, Recreation and Culture

Looking for a flu vaccine?

Looking for a flu vaccine? Both regular dose (age 6 months and up) and high-dose vaccines (for people age 65 and older) are available at the Health and Human Services Department free flu clinic.

Find forms and more information at www.newtonma.gov/flu

December 10th,  5:00 – 7:00 pm
Newton City Hall, Room 107B, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue

Green Newton’s Schools Connections meeting December 12th

Come to the next GN School Connections Group Meeting. The group provides a forum for parents, students and educators to promote sustainability in Newton’s schools. All are welcome to participate and share experiences and ideas.

Representatives of the group participate in discussions to improve food quality and sustainability in school cafeterias and are also advocating for more in-depth climate science to be taught in our schools, as well as setting up textile recycling collection containers outside of each school building.

To learn more, contact schoolconnections@greennewton.org or visit https://schools.greennewton.org/.

December 12th, 3:45 – 5:00 pm
Newton Free Library, in the third-floor arc area, 330 Homer Street

Tickets on sale now! Swing’n Holidays Concert

Calling all music lovers for a fabulous festive treat – your most-loved holiday classics with a twist! Enjoy the incomparable Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite and other big band favorites at the Swing’n Holidays Concert, featuring Essentially Ellington award-winning Newton South Jazz Ensemble students and alumni. Bring the family!

They’ll be serving hot chocolate, mulled cider and delicious snacks to spread a little extra seasonal cheer. Admission: $10.00 adults, $5.00 students, kids 8 and under come in free.

All proceeds will benefit the Newton Music Ambassadors Scholarship Fund!

Click here to buy tickets online.

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December 19th, 7:00 pm
Seasholes Auditorium, Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road

Newton Community Preservation Committee’s next meeting December 10th

The full agenda and packet for the Community Preservation Committee’s meeting on  is now online from the program website, www.newtonma.gov/cpa. The only item other than committee business on this agenda is an informal discussion with outgoing staff about continuing program issues and “lessons learned.” For assistance, contact Alice Ingerson at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1144

December 10th, 7:00 pm
Newton City Hall, Room 204

Come to the 2019 Newton SEPAC Social

Join your fellow parents and guardians for the 2019 Newton SEPAC Social!  Come reconnect with old friends and meet other Newton parents and guardians. Share your stories from the first half of the school year and raise a glass to the holidays! There will be a cash bar.

Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/xz6EWaoG2sgcvYda9 so they can ensure there’s enough space reserved for the group. Contact info@newtonpac.org with any questions.

December 17th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Paddy’s
95 Elm Street, West Newton

Help feed the homeless on Thanksgiving!

Drop off a dish to help feed the Boston homeless on Thanksgiving!

Gobble Gobble Give is a national effort of volunteers who prepare and assemble individual containers of Thanksgiving meals to deliver to homeless people in 16 major cities throughout the country.

Boston is one of the newest cities, and they were able to feed 300 people last year. This year the goal is 500. Let’s help them exceed their goal! You can drop off a warm dish on Thanksgiving morning or stay and help assemble containers or deliver. If you would like to help but will not be around on Thursday, please email wrwoodruff@yahoo.com to arrange to drop off a donation on Tuesday or Wednesday (something like cookies, pumpkin bread, corn muffins, pie or anything that does not need to be refrigerated).

For more information, go to https://www.gobblegobblegive.org or check the Gobble Gobble Give Boston Facebook page. The drop-off location is a small room near the entrance of the Newton Police Department at 1321 Washington Street. You can drop food off at 9:30, and assembly will begin around 10:00 am. The link below is for the signup, but you do not need to sign up in advance or commit to the dishes on the signup. Feel free to just show up with food on Thursday morning.

Give Back this Thanksgiving by feeding those in need.

Upcoming Events at Historic Newton

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS

The free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton’s history, play, and lessons from the museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings.

November 30, 9:30 am, the theme is “Dinosaurs.”
December 4, 10:30 am, the theme is “Dinosaurs.”
December 14th, 9:30 am, the theme is “Snow”
December 18, 10:30 am, the theme is “Snow”
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue


MEET THE MAKERS AND MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support arts and culture in Newton at both of the museums. Meet Newton artists and authors, purchase work directly from them, and enjoy a 20% discount on merchandise at the museum shops. At the Durant-Kenrick House from 10:30 am to noon, join for “Art, Spirituality and The Power of Creativity,” an inclusive discussion with Newton artists and authors about the spiritual tones that often guide their creativity, presented with NewCity Church. For a complete schedule at each museum, visit newtonma.gov/MeetTheMakers. Admission is Free and includes museum admission. For additional iinformation please call 617-796-1450

December 1, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue


FREE WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON

Everyone is invited to enjoy free admission to the museums.

December 7th and December 8th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue


HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF DURANT-KENRICK HOUSE

Built in 1734, the Durant-Kenrick House was the home of families who observed the
winter holidays in different ways. Take a special tour of the house by candlelight led by
Historic Newton staff, enjoy winter caroling, and sip hot cider and cocoa. Kids can create
winter crafts, too. Register in advance through newtonma.gov/candletour or come on the day of the tour.

Admission: Adults: $15.00 non-member, $10.00 Historic Newton members and children ages 10 and over. For information please call 617-641-9142.

December 15, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue

Swing’n Holidays Concert

Start a new holiday tradition this year! Enjoy the Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite and other holiday big band favorites at the first annual Swing’n Holidays Concert, featuring Essentially Ellington award-winning Newton South Jazz Ensemble students and alumni. Bring the family! Hot chocolate, mulled cider and seasonal snacks will round off this festive musical treat. Admission: $10.00 adults, $5.00 students, kids 8 and under come in free. All proceeds will benefit the Newton Music Ambassadors Scholarship Fund.

December 19th,  7:00 pm
Newton South High School Auditorium, 140 Brandeis Road

Helping Families to Preempt Racial Bias

Story Starters invites kindergarten families in Newton area elementary schools to their five month program that supports families in being color brave.

Story Starters gives families of all races age-appropriate tools and skills to preempt racial bias and build community change. Story Starters’ at-home curriculum helps 3- to 6-year-olds and their families build empathy, support connection, and get into the habit of talking about race. For more details about the program, visit www.story-starters.org/program.

Registration is OPEN now until January 2nd and there will be an Open House at the Auburndale Library for any interested families who want to learn more.

See the flyer for information Story Starters

Open House December 10th,  5:00 – 6:30 pm (pizza included!)
Program kickoff event January 12th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm