Sep
1
Sun
Call for Artists @ Newton Free Library
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm
Call for Artists @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

The Newton Free Library is seeking proposals of two-dimensional, original work by local artists for July-December 2020 shows. Exhibiting policy at newtonfreelibrary.net under the About tab. Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12 noon. Questions? Contact Ellen at emeyers@minlib.net or call 617-796-1410.

Sep
4
Wed
Open Studio Hours in the Makerspace! @ Newton Free Library
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm
Open Studio Hours in the Makerspace! @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

The Newton Free Library’s Makerspace is a place where people with similar interests can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge. Open studio hours are ongoing so come on by to use our equipment and get encouragement and guidance for your next project! Our Makerspace will be open to the public:

• Mondays 3:00-6:00 pm (except the first and fourth Monday of the month)
• Wednesdays 2:00-9:00 pm
• Thursdays 9:30-Noon
• Fridays 2:00-5:00 pm

Sep
19
Thu
Freestyle Learning Innovators Program Orientation @ Newton Free Library
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Freestyle Learning Innovators Program Orientation @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Experience what the library has to offer for the homeschooling community! Each month will have a different theme that is explored through book groups, strategic games, technology and maker concepts. For ages 5-14. Teen Area.

The First Church in Chestnut Hill proudly presents Beethoven + Brahms: Clarinet Trios @ The First Church in Chestnut Hill
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
The First Church in Chestnut Hill proudly presents Beethoven + Brahms: Clarinet Trios @ The First Church in Chestnut Hill | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

The Clarinet Trios
and Suite Op. 21 by Hovhaness
featuring
Ray Jackendoff, clarinet and basset horn
Sarah Freiberg, cello
Kathryn Rosenbach, piano

Admission is free. Seating is limited.

Sep
20
Fri
Sensory Play Storytime (Ages 2-4) @ Newton Free Library
Sep 20 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Sensory Play Storytime (Ages 2-4) @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Look, listen, touch and play! Children will enjoy a storytime and activities to explore different concepts each week. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program at the desk in the Children’s Room.

Sep
21
Sat
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day @ Durant-Kenrick House or Jackson Homestead
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day @ Durant-Kenrick House or Jackson Homestead

Enjoy free admission to the Jackson Homestead or the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds through a special one-day nationwide program sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. Learn more about the Underground Railroad at the Jackson Homestead and about three families over three centuries at the Durant-Kenrick House. Download your tickets now for September 21 admission.

Fast Color Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fast Color Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Ruth flees for her life from scientists who wish to study her supernatural abilities, which leaves her no choice but to return home to her estranged family. Rated PG-13. Runtime 107 minutes.

New Philharmonia Orchestra’s 25th Season Anniversary Gala @ First Baptist Church in Newton,
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
New Philharmonia Orchestra's 25th Season Anniversary Gala @ First Baptist Church in Newton, | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

New Philharmonia Orchestra To Begin 25th Season With Silver Anniversary Gala September 21st at First Baptist Church in Newton. Tickets available at newphil.org

The 25th season of Newton’s New Philharmonia Orchestra, Francisco Noya, Music Director, will begin with a special gala concert and reception Saturday, September 21st at 7:00 PM at the historic First Baptist Church in Newton Centre. The New Phil’s Silver Anniversary Gala will honor the contributions of Massachusetts’ State Representative Kay Khan, a long time New Phil board member who has been a tremendous advocate for arts and culture across the Commonwealth. Tickets are $25 – $250 and may be purchased online at:http://newphil.org/concerts/season-at-a-glance/special-events/

Sep
22
Sun
Newtonville Village Day @ Newtonville Village Day 2019
Sep 22 all-day
Newtonville Village Day @ Newtonville Village Day 2019 | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Come Celebrate the arts in Newton at this year’s Newtonville Village Day! There will be music, dancing, arts and crafts, and demonstrations from several different youth groups in Newton. There will be a train ride for children, lots of vendor booths, and free cake, too! All are welcome!

Alex Thomas on Piano @ Newton Free Library
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Alex Thomas on Piano @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Alex Thomas will perform works by Liszt, Debussy, Ginastera and Stravinsky in a program that explores the lineage of instrumental expression following the romantic era.

Sep
26
Thu
Early Release Interactive Movie – Avengers: Endgame @ Newton Free Library
Sep 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early Release Interactive Movie - Avengers: Endgame @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Looking for a place to be after an early release from school? Join us for an interactive experience in which we’ll create rules and callouts for certain parts of the movie! Rated-PG-13. Runtime 182 minutes. Snacks will be provided. Teen Area.

Sep
28
Sat
Mark Development Block Party @ Santander Parking Lot
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mark Development Block Party @ Santander Parking Lot | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Join Mark Development and the creative minds of UpNext for a community Block Party in West Newton to benefit New Art Center! Stop by to welcome fall with free eats and sweets from the Tenoch Mexican taco truck and New City Microcreamery, drinks, live music by Jane’s Great Dane, games, interactive art and much more family-friendly fun!

Support the New Art Center by soaking members of the Mark Development team at the Dunk Tank!

More info here: https://poppingupnext.com/block-party

The Secret Life of Pets 2 Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Secret Life of Pets 2 Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Competing for attention with a new toddler in the family, Max nervously embarks on a rural vacation outside the city. Rated PG. Runtime 86 minutes.

Spanish Bilingual Storytime (Ages 3-5) @ Newton Free Library
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Spanish Bilingual Storytime (Ages 3-5) @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

A special bilingual storytime with stories, songs and movement in English and Spanish. Space is limited. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program at the desk in the Children’s Room.

Sep
29
Sun
Outrageous Fortune Returns! @ Newton Free Library
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Outrageous Fortune Returns! @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Enjoy Outrageous Fortune’s toe-tappin’ style with sweet three-part harmony and sizzling guitar, harmonica, jug, washboard and bass. The concert will include new acquisitions from Joe “King” Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, The Memphis Jug Band and the ubiquitous and elusive P. Domain; along with favorites from Outrageous Fortune’s CDs, Lazy Bones and Delta Bound.

Oct
5
Sat
Story Starters Kickoff @ The War Memorial, Newton City Hall
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Story Starters Kickoff @ The War Memorial, Newton City Hall | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Preschool families are invited to participate in Story Starters – an eight month program that supports families in being color brave. We use children’s literature to engage families in conversational skills that preempt racial bias. Our program helps families of all races practice skills that travel off the pages of books and into day-to-day family conversations and actions.

Our program provides families with the following:

Eight books and conversation guides (one book and guide a month)
Suggestion of additional books for families to explore. Monthly parent resources to support family conversations that preempt and interrupt racial bias
Four family events and two parent events to build skills and foster community

Required orientation calls for the program are scheduled for the first week in October and our program kickoff is on October 5th from 10:30-12:00 in The War Memorial at Newton City Hall. For more details about the program visit our website at www.story-starters.org/program-details or register here: www.story-starters.org/registration-payment

Oct
6
Sun
Homestead Hayfest @ Jackson Homestead
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Homestead Hayfest @ Jackson Homestead | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Drop in for a day of old-fashioned fun at our annual hands-on family festival. Try your hand at butter making, cider pressing, and candle dipping, and learn the history behind these 19th century activities of daily life. Why was butter mysterious to folks in the 1800s? Which recipes are best for dyeing cloth? Why is the hoop-tossing game called Graces? Join us rain or shine to find out!

Oct
16
Wed
Ukulele Meet Up – City Hall Strummers @ Newton City Hall
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ukulele Meet Up - City Hall Strummers @ Newton City Hall | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

see details at https://www.meetup.com/BostonUke

 

 

Oct
19
Sat
ILLUMINATIONS @ Eliot Church of Newton UCC
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ILLUMINATIONS @ Eliot Church of Newton UCC | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Immerse yourself in an ancient illuminated manuscript: CC’s women clothed in Cistercian habit.  Chant the hours in the medieval monastic day in 1554, Belgium; in between each “hour” explore, inspect, read, listen to scholars, eat and drink as we display HighRes reproductions of the pages from the Salzinnes Antiphonal, bookmaking tools, food and drink from that time and place. Scholar Judith Dietz, discoverer of the Salzinnes Antiphonal, will be present for Q&A’s.

Oct
20
Sun
9-Man Documentary Screening @ War Memorial Auditorium, Newton City Hall
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm
9-Man Documentary Screening @ War Memorial Auditorium, Newton City Hall | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

A film by Ursula Liang, who grew up in Newton, takes us behind the scenes of 9-man volleyball, a Chinatown street game with connections to Newton, giving us insights into Chinese-American history. Presented with the Boston Asian American Film Festival (held October 24-27) and the Boston Hurricanes team.

Oct
26
Sat
Archery Day at Historic Newton @ Jackson Homestead and Museum
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Archery Day at Historic Newton @ Jackson Homestead and Museum | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Learn more about the history of archery at Newton Centre Playground, try out a bow and arrow with On the Mark Archery, and view historic archery equipment or bring your own to display. Rain date, Sunday, October 27.

Apr
4
Sat
ReSOUND in the CONVENT @ Eliot Church of Newton UCC
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Immerse yourself in moving constellations of singers: featuring music by virtually every baroque nun we have championed from the Northern Italian baroque, such as Chiara Cozzolani, Raffaella Aleotti, Bianca Maria Media, Sulpitia Cesis, plus new music by Patricia Van Ness and Suzanne Sheppard. With Dan Stepner and Julie Levin, violins, Laura Jeppesen, gamba, and Catherine Liddell, theorbo.

May
16
Sat
The Dinner Party illuminated by the spectacular art of Fran Forman! @ Eliot Church of Newton UCC
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dinner Party illuminated by the spectacular art of Fran Forman! @ Eliot Church of Newton UCC | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Immerse yourself in visual and musical beauty: CC and friends Na’ama Lion, flute, Nancy Hurrell, harp, Catherine Liddell and Charles Iner, theorbos and baroque guitars, and Mike Williams, percussion, gather around a table to sing “after dinner” entertainment part-songs by Barbara Strozzi, Vittoria Aleotti, Rebecca Clarke, and Fanny Mendelssohn, all illuminated by the stunning images of visual artist Fran Forman franforman.com !