Category Archives: Events

Newton Highlands Village Day is this Sunday, June 10

The 43rd Newton Highlands Village Day is this Sunday, June 10 from 11am to 4pm following the Village Day 5K at 10AM. Register for the race in front of the Hyde Center, 90 Lincoln St from 8-9:30am on Sunday.

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller will kick off the event with opening remarks at 11:15, followed by live jazz, classic rock and children’s music on two stages, free bounce houses, face painting, caricatures and much more. Enjoy delicious food and treats by neighborhood restaurants, Bon Me food truck, and more.

You can find complete information about the event at HighlandsVillageDay.org

Come for the run, stay for the fun!

Washington Street Vision

Participate in Hello Washington Street to provide input and help shape the future
of Washington Street. Public Design Week will feature a Pop Up Workspace
June 5th -12th, 8:30 am – 9:00 pm.

For information, email washingtonstreet@newtonma.gov, call 617-796-1120, visit
facebook.com/hellowashingtonstreet or check out this notice
http://www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/documents/89637

Newton Firefighters want to help extinguish hunger in Newton!

From June 8th to June 22nd, Newton Firefighters will be holding a food drive on behalf of the three food pantries in Newton; the Centre Street Food Pantry, the Newton Food Pantry and the Arabic Baptist Church, which together serve more than 1,000 families a month in our community.

Please donate canned or packaged non-perishable food items (that are not opened or expired) and toiletries (standard size) to your local fire station. Let’s support the Newton Firefighters in their fight to end hunger in our neighborhoods!

Newton Community Farm’s Annual Dinner on the Farm is on the Horizon!

Join Dinner on the Farm, an annual celebration of summer that brings together food lovers, chefs, musicians and friends from across the community to share in a delicious, farm-fresh meal.

Executive Chef Chad Burns of Newton’s own Farmstead Table will once again treat guests to an artfully-crafted meals using some of the freshest produce from NCF’s fields and surrounding local farms.The Dixie Butterhounds will be back performing their irresistable, old-time southern string jams to help set the mood. And you can join in giving a warm farm welcome to new Executive Director, Karyn Novakowski.

This is an evening you don’t want to miss! Purchase your tickets at https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/ncfarm/event.jsp?event=9441&.

Tickets are $75.00 for Friends of the Farm and $85.00 for non-Friends of the Farm. Friends of the Farm can also purchase tables for up to eight or ten guests. Find out more about the Friends of the Farm program at http://newtoncommunityfarm.org/about/support/join/.

Your ticket covers the cost of the dinner and an additional tax-deductible contribution to NCF education programs. Please email Cristal at admin@newtoncommunityfarm.org with any questions, or if you need any assistance with your online registration.

Dinner on the Farm is an outdoor event, which makes for an unforgettable evening. Registration closes July 11th. Dinner on the Farm is sponsored by Village Bank.

July 16th, 6:30-8:30 pm (In the unlikely event of bad weather, the rain date is July 17th)
Newton Community Fram
303 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre

Seeking Volunteers for 2018-2019 School Year

The Newton Child Assault Prevention Program is seeking volunteers for 2018-2019 school year. Do you have three mornings a month free during the school year? Are you looking for a meaningful and fun way to make a difference in children’s lives?

If so, then join the dynamic team of trained CAP volunteers who are committed to using guided discussions and role plays to teach elementary age children in the Newton Schools that they have the right to be Safe, Strong and Free with their friends and peers, when they meet adult strangers, and with those who are trusted to take care of them. Now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year, the next training begins on October 28th.

For more information or an application, please visit
http://familyaccess.org/family-support/child-assault-prevention/ or contact Gail Sommer, Director, at 617-969-5906, ext. 143 or gsommer@familyaccess.org

Sign up for the Village Day 5K by May 28th to Guarantee Your T-Shirt!

Come for the Run. Stay for the Fun! We encourage adult and child runners/walkers of all types to start June 10th with the Village Day 5K and then stick around for Village Day in the Highlands.

This annual family-friendly, community-oriented run starts and ends at the Hyde Center in Newton Highlands at 10:00 am. Sign up at villageday5k.racewire.com and while you are at it… tell your friends and neighbors. All registrations by May 28th are guaranteed a t-shirt. The street festival that follows at 11:00 am has great bands, food, booths, inflatables, face painting, magic and more. Looking forward to seeing you there! For more details, check out highlandsvillageday.org.

Strawberry Festival

The Newton Cultural Alliance presents the 7th Annual Strawberry Festival. The Strawberry Festival is a fun-filled summer celebration of arts and culture in Newton. NCA invites the community to don your fancy hats (there will be a contest!) and come to the grounds of the historic Nathaniel Allen House in West Newton. Everyone will gather for the final groundbreaking of the Allen House with Mayor Ruthanne Fuller. Celebrate summer and culture in Newton with live music, food and drink, lawn games and more. Suggested donation: $25.00

More info: http://www.newtonculture.org/ and on this flier.

June 5th, 5:00 pm
Nathaniel Allen House, 35 Webster Street

Youth pro Musica Concert

Youth pro Musica, the Greater Boston youth chorus, invites you to enjoy their Spring 2018 Concert featuring Charles Davidson’s I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a choral song cycle based on poems by Jewish children in the Terezin concentration camp, as well as works by Bach & Handel, and sing-alongs.

Tickets $20.00, $15.00 students & seniors, FREE under age 15
Save $5.00 by ordering online at http://youthpromusica.org/concerts

June 9th, 7:00 pm
Eliot Church, 474 Eliot Street, Newton

Youth pro Musica is a community of young singers inspired to excellence through meaningful repertoire, comprehensive musical training, and memorable collaborations and performances. YpM consists of three youth choirs, grades 2-12.

Youth pro Musica rehearses in Newton on Tuesdays, September-June. Auditions for YpM’s 2018-2019 Season: June 11th – 12th by appointment. For further information, please email auditions@youthpromusica.org

6th annual Tour de Newton registration is open

Register now for the 6th annual Tour de Newton. Register by May 24th and pay 2015 rates of $5.00 child, $10.00 adult, under 3 FREE. Go to https://www.bikereg.com/tour-de-newton-2018. This year there will be a new format. Tour de Newton Magical Mystery Tour will have 4 start locations (Newton Centre, West Newton, Newtonville and Waban),  a contra tour,  and a petite tour. Each bike route will travel to several other villages, experience fun surprises, see hidden Newton treasures and back roads and then lead to an 11:00 am rally at Newton City Hall with all the riders and birthday wishes for Bike Newton, that turns 10 years old this year. Return when you wish or with a ride leader to your start location to finish by 12:30. As always, the rides are guided, family friendly, no rider left behind. While the tour is in action, City Hall will be busy with a new event for cyclists who aren’t yet road ready, #BikeHappyKids. This event will include leveled ride areas aimed at teaching skills, building confidence and having fun. There will be inclusive elements such as balance bikes and (hopefully) adaptive bikes. There will also be demonstrations of different styles of bikes, useful accessories and information on biking gear that makes biking safer and easier. June 17th,  9:00 am REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Signup now https://www.bikereg.com/tour-de-newton-2018

Newton Strawberry Festival – June 5

The Newton Cultural Alliance presents the 7th Annual Strawberry Festival on Tuesday, June 5 at 5 p.m. at the Nathaniel Allen House, 35 Webster Street. The Strawberry Festival is a fun-filled summer celebration of arts and culture in Newton. We invite the community to don their fancy hats (there will be a contest!) and come to the grounds of the historic Nathaniel Allen House in West Newton. We will gather for the final groundbreaking of the Allen House with Mayor Ruthanne Fuller. Celebrate summer and culture in Newton with live music, food and drink, lawn games and more. Suggested donation: $25. More info: http://www.newtonculture.org/