Category Archives: Events

Newton Youth Players expands

Due to overwhelming demand, the Newton Youth Players are delighted to announce a fourth day! Starting on March 26th, “Bye Bye Birdie” will have another cast: Monday! The location is the same: Newton City Hall, the time is a little different: 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Another exciting new addition to the Newton Youth Players family is the exceptionally talented team of Co-Directors: *Hannah Rosenberg and Linda Goetz.

Registration is live now at www.newtonyouthplayers.com. Please contact the Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs at 617-796-1540 with any questions. They look forward to seeing more Newton Youth Players for the next show!

*Hannah Rosenberg is thrilled to join Newton Youth Players as a director for “Bye Bye Birdie”! Hannah has been involved in theatre since a young child and recently became a part of Newton Theatre Company as an actor and Development Director.

Linda Goetz is a professional actress, writer and director; and one of the founders of the Newton Nomadic Theater. In recent years she was nominated for Best Actress by the Independent Reviewers of New England for her role as Lady Macbeth with the FUDGE Theatre.

Fessenden Summer Camps Family Event

Free Indoor Winter Fun! Come join a fun morning that includes a magic show by Tommy James, bouncy house, climbing wall challenge, crafts station, face painting, and more. Camp tours available. All families are welcome.

For questions, please email summer@fessenden.org, call 617-630-2373 or visit fessendensummercamps.org

January 27th,  10:00 am – 12:00pm
Fessenden Summer Camps
250 Waltham Street, West Newton​​

City of Newton annual Camp Fair

The City of Newton is holding their annual Camp Fair. Come see what is being offered in Newton for the summer of 2018! Child entertainment will be provided by Wicked Cool Science from 12:00 – 3:00 pm. Attached is the Camp Fair Flyer for more information.

If you have any questions please email rickp@newtonma.gov or call Ricky Paglia at 617-796-1523 or 617-485-8037.

January 28th, 12:00 – 4:00 pm (snow date February 4th)
Newton North High School Cafeteria

New England Camp Fair – February 11th

If you have a child attending camp this summer, you don’t want to miss this free event: The New England Camp Fair. The camp fair is open to ALL local families.

Over 30 camps from Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire will be participating. Attending camps serve children ages 6-14, and represent a mix of day and overnight camps. Participating camps run the gamut from traditional style camps to sports, computer, arts and themed camps. Come to the fair with your prospective camper and meet in person with camp directors and representatives.

Visit www.newenglandcampfair.org for a complete list of camps attending. Parking and refreshments are also free! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Underwood PTO at underwoodpto@gmail.com.

February 11th, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (snow date March 4th)
Bigelow Middle School gymnasium

Vacation Week Drop in Play Space

Looking for a fun place for you and your toddler to spend the morning during February vacation? On Wednesday, February 21st and Friday, February 23rd from 9:30 – 11:00 am, join Time for Partners Art & Music teacher Paula Gannon at a drop-in Playspace at Newton City Hall.

For children ages 18 months to 5 years with a caregiver – make an art project, make some music and make new friends! You do not need to be a registered participant in the Time for Partners class to enjoy this fun vacation program, just drop in! $10.00 per child or $25.00 per family. Any questions, please call 617-796-1540.

Maine Arts Camp Info Meeting/Coffee

Looking for a great overnight summer camp for your creative 9-16 year-old? Please come to the parent coffee this week and find out why Maine Arts Camp could be the perfect choice!

Located on the campus of Colby College, MAC is a small, friendly camp community that is big on empathy and personal growth as well as creative opportunity. With an extensive program of activities covering visual arts, theatre, music, dance, culinary arts, robotics and rocketry, film-making, individual sports and more, and with access to Colby’s state-of-the-art facilities, Maine Arts Camp offers exceptionally high quality instruction across a wide range of interests.

Visit www.maineartscamp.com to find out more. If you would like to attend the informational meeting/coffee at the home of Newton parent Anabel Cable and meet camp director Rick Mades, please RSVP to anabelcable@comcast.net for the address.

January 19th, 8:30 – 10:00 am

Self-empowerment energy courses available

Self-empowerment energy courses taught by Newton resident Malabika Shaw. She teaches how to claim the innate power and direct our energy field towards greater well being. They are a lot of fun. Please click on the link to register.

Harness the Power of Your Energy Field:
This first one is to learn about your multidimensional personality and how best to engage with it.

January 23rd, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School


Law of Attraction:
This course is about conscious creation – carving out the shortest route between desire and manifesting by understanding the energetic dynamics and what may be the blocks. Learn to put one of the most powerful Laws of Nature to work to your advantage.

February 6th and 13th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School

Family Film Festival Janurary 12th-15th

Belmont World Film is holding its 15th Annual Family Festival. Although some films are for people of any age, the majority of films are geared toward children age 3-12. For complete schedules, locations, and other information, please see: Brochure and Flyer

Some highlights include:

  • WBUR is bringing a live version of Circle Round, their storytelling podcast for kids ages 4 to 10, featuring carefully-selected folktales from around the world on Sunday at 10:30 am.
  • Four short films about child refugees and immigrants, a benefit for the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) on Monday at 3:45 pm.
  • Bridges Together, an organization devoted to training others to implement successful and meaningful inter-generational programs, will distribute a guide to stimulate discussion between grandparents, parents, and children at “Oskar’s America” on Monday at 2:00 pm.
  • The Reelabilities Film Festival, dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities, is co-presenting “Hero Steps,” about a 10 year-old boy with a prosthetic leg who wishes to play in a school soccer tournament as he did before he lost his leg, on Monday at 12:00 noon.

January 12th – 15th
Regent Theatre in Arlington, the Studio Cinema in Belmont, and the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.

Watertown Children’s Theatre Winter and School Vacation Registration is NOW OPEN!

Check out these great winter programs and classes:

Roald Dahl Adventures (K-2) Begins January 6th
Making Comics (Grades 3-5) Begins January 6th
Playmakers (Grades 3-7) Begins January 6th
Contemporary Painting (Grades 9-12) Begins January 6th
Intro. to Sewing and Creative Textiles (Grades 6-8) Begins January 6th
Animation 101 (Grades 9-12) Begins January 6th
Art and Me (Grades 1-5) Begins January 8th
Movement Lab (Grades 8-12) Begins January 8th
CYC Level 1 (Grades 5-12) – completion of this course allows students to be eligible for Backstage Crew!…..

Check out these programs (and many more) and register by visiting the website! http://www.mosesianarts.org/index.php/classes


First Day!
Celebrate the New Year at the Third Annual First Day at the Mosesian Center for the Arts! Free family fun featuring: Art & Theatre Activities, Fortunes, a Ball Drop at Noon, a Live Performance from Karen K & the Jitterbugs at 12:15 pm, New Year’s Photo Booth, Dance Party & more!

Bring a nut free snack or purchase one from on-site and enjoy the indoor picnic area and dance party!

Skate past the line, RSVP ahead of time! This is event is free for the whole family – save time by registering in advance with Eventbrite. If you’d like to make a donation, all contributions benefit the tuition assistance fund. Suggested $5.00/person, $10.00/family.

January 1st, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


WCT Holiday Party
A time for celebration, community, and good cheer!

Please bring family and friends of all ages! Come for all or a part of the event. Please bring a nut-free snack to share. Please note this is a Free Event and they ask that you RSVP at this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wct-holiday-party-tickets-41318037362
by January 5, 2018.

January 6th
4:30-6:30 pm – The Winter Voice Concert will follow at 6:30 pm!
Rehearsal Hall, 3rd Floor Mezzanine Level


Annual Appeal!

ART CHANGES LIVES. It doesn’t discriminate – not on race, gender, ability or age. Art has the power to impact people’s lives in profound ways. This is seen everyday at the Mosesian Center for the Arts!

Your generous donation will help them continue to offer programs that change lives, young and old, in our community and beyond. Donate through MosesianArts.org or on Facebook!

FREE Family Event: Christmas with NewCity Church

Join a FREE family event hosted by NewCity Church to celebrate the holiday season! Take FREE professional photos with Santa, enjoy interactive holiday music with Kara Kulpa from Jammin’ with You, a surprise appearance from a favorite Disney character, and purchase gifts for your loved ones from the pop-up gift shop featuring CAUSEGEAR – The Human Justice Brand.

December 17th, 5:30pm
Zervas Elementary School
30 Beethoven Avenue, Waban