On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 4:30pm, the Suzuki School of Newton will host an open house and official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the school’s move to the newly-renovated Staples-Craft-Wiswall farmstead at 1615 Beacon Street in Waban village center. The event is open to the public and will feature live music, light refreshments, and tours of the facility.
This year’s Poetry Series will kick off with readings by Linda Haviland Conte, Hilary Sallick and Mary Buchinger of the New England Poetry Club. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available, time permitting. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press.
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.
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
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.
Over the course of six weeks we will learn about theater, readers’ theater and prop-making. The culmination will be an exciting performance of a beloved children’s African folktale on 11/21! Workshop dates are on the following Thursdays: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14. Children must attend at least four workshop sessions to take part in the final performance on 11/21. Register online. Ages 6-9.
Jim Kociuba’s The Komorebi Series is inspired by the Japanese word “Komorebi” which describes the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees. In Portraits/People and Places, Daniel Dyer has a keen interest in figure and portrait paintings and has spent time focusing on painting urban landscapes. On view October 2-30 in the Gallery and Main Hall.
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!
Meet and hang out with lovers of all things anime! Activities will range from anime screenings to discussion of our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more! Yummy Japanese snacks will be served. For tweens/teens entering grades 6-12. Teen Area.
Over the course of six weeks we will learn about theater, readers’ theater and prop-making. The culmination will be an exciting performance of a beloved children’s African folktale on 11/21! Workshop dates are on the following Thursdays: 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14. Children must attend at least four workshop sessions to take part in the final performance on 11/21. Register online. Ages 6-9.
Over the course of six weeks we will learn about theater, readers’ theater and prop-making. The culmination will be an exciting performance of a beloved children’s African folktale on 11/21! Children must attend at least four workshop sessions to take part in the final performance on 11/21. Workshop dates are on the following Thursdays: 10/24, 11/7, 11/14. Children must attend at least four workshop sessions to take part in the final performance on 11/21. Register online. Ages 6-9.
Get It Write is a two-hour workshop series, specifically designed for teens who write stories, poems and personal essays. Feel free to bring a sample of your writing to read aloud for guidance and gentle feedback. No matter what creative writing you’re interested in—even NaNoWriMo—this course will help you. The workshop instructor will be Lynette Benton of Tools and Tactics Writers. Online registration (required) is for all sessions which continue on 10/26, 11/2 and 11/9. Grades 6-12. Teen Area.
This event is for anyone who is working on a novel or needs a quiet space to work on their writing. A Municipal Liaison from NaNoWriMo’s Metrowest region will be on hand to provide advice. To sign up visit NaNoWriMo’s website or email the local region at email@example.com for information. Sessions will continue on November 2 and 16. Room B.
Pianist Carlos Vargas will perform works by Bach, Gershwin/Wild, Bullumba Landestoy and Chopin. Mr. Vargas has a particular interest in developing programs that facilitate musical education for the underprivileged. A 2008 grant from the Boston Public Library allowed him to create a piano program through which dozens of children are able to receive free lessons in piano and theory.
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.
Join musician and author Thomas Wolf for a program on his book, The Nightingale’s Sonata: The Musical Odyssey of Lea Luboshutz. The multi-generational saga will be narrated with a live performance of a musical work Lea Luboshutz championed – César Franck’s dramatic violin sonata. The musicians will be Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist Lucia Lin and pianist and Newton resident, Sayuri Miyamoto. This evening’s program honors Henrietta Dilyock who faithfully documented the history and culture of our city during her 16 years volunteering at the Newton Free Library. Please note seating at our programs is limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis.