Newton Arts Calendar

Jun
2
Sun
Nonantum Village Day @ Nonantum Village Center
Jun 2 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Nonantum Neighborhood Association is proud to announce its 8th annual village day which is always the first Sunday of June sponsored by VillageBank. NNA is truly an old fashion village day! Each year we honor and have an essay contest which we award two $1,000 scholarships. We have honored businesses in Nonantum, our Veterans, fire & police, and last year our seniors from 90-100. Come listen to Beatles Studio Two band and all rides and events are free!

Suzuki School Of Newton: Playathon 2019 @ The Shops at Chestnut Hill
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Suzuki School of Newton’s students and faculty unite for the annual Playathon: 6-hours of continuous music at The Shops at Chestnut Hill in Massachusetts. This event is held to celebrate students’ pledges of 10-days of intense practicing. Students gather sponsors and work hard to prepare for the concert—in the end they donate their music and sponsors’ gifts towards the James Thornblade Memorial Scholarship Fund. It’s truly fun for everyone!

Learn more about ways you can partner with us at – http://www.suzukinewton.org/donate.html

Jun
8
Sat
Afternoon Tea Party Fundraiser @ Fiber Arts Boston
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

You are cordially invited to FABRIC’s 3rd annual fundraiser: Afternoon Tea Party.

Join us as we wear elegant attire and partake in an afternoon with gracious company, sweet melodies, and light refreshments both savory and sweet.

Our raffle will include such tempting prizes as:

Free one month Membership
Inspiring baskets of various craft materials
Gift cards
1-on-1 longarm certification
Free time on the longarm
…and a TABLE LOOM! Indeed, you may soon be the proud owner of a beautiful table loom, so be sure to purchase your ticket posthaste!

Jun
9
Sun
Highlands 41st Village Day @ newton highlands
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

For the 41styear, Newton Highlands celebrates life in the Village with fun, food and fabulous entertainment. The day starts with a USTF-sanctioned 5K road race, followed by free kiddie rides, intriguing musical performances, booths selling goodies of all kinds and tantalizing street food. Lincoln Street, in the heart of the Highlands becomes a pedestrian paradise from Noon to 4pm. Hosted by the Newton Highlands Area Council & the Hyde Community Center with participation by the Highlands Merchants.

Suzuki School of Newton In Harmony Tour Group Bon Voyage Concert @ Newton Free Library
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm

Join the Suzuki School of Newton In Harmony tour group as we wish them “Bon Voyage” before their trip to Bermuda! The ensemble will perform their touring repertoire for family, friends, and the public before embarking on a cruise at the end of the month. In Harmony’s 2018-19 season is sponsored by The Village Bank.

Jun
14
Fri
Upper Falls Greenway Sculpture Exhibit – Free Community Event (New Date) @ Upper Falls Greenway
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

NEW DATE: FRIDAY JUNE 14

Join artists, elected officials, patrons, business leaders and community members of all ages for a celebration of the opening of the N2 Innovation District Studios Without Walls “Reverberations” Greenway Arts exhibition, which will feature 15 site responsive sculptures along the 1-mile Upper Falls Greenway.

Gather in Pettee Square, near the Depot Coffee Shoppe for the occasion, which will feature art activities, live music from The Conservatory at Highlands, face painting, chalk art, free J.P. Licks ice cream, treats from Farm Grill & Rotisserie and Newton’s Central Cafe and more! You’ll also have plenty of time to walk the greenway, meet artists and explore the newly installed sculptures.

Visit www.n2innovationdistrict.com/greenway-arts-2019 for more information.

Jun
15
Sat
Crystal Lake Opening Dance: Global Water Dances @ Crystal Lake Bathhouse, Livingston Cove, Cronin's Cove
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am

This will be a participatory inter-generational dance project celebrating the beautiful natural resource of Crystal Lake. Anyone of any age with any or no dance experience can learn and join this dance. Sessions to learn this dance will happen prior to event. This will coincide with Global Dance event.

Chamber woodwind concert at Lutheran Church of the Newtons @ Lutheran Church of the Newtons
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm

Charity concert to benefit Assisi Performing Arts Scholarship program.

Tickets ($25 adults; $10 students) at the door–cash or check only.

I Solisti d’Assisi

Chamber Music Concert to Benefit Assisi Perfoming Arts Scholarship Programs

Haydn: London Trio No. 1,  Francaix: Quatuor

Bozza:  Trois pièces pour une musique de nuit,

Mozart: Divertimenti #3 and 6,  Ibert: Cinq Pieces en Trio

Guest artist BSO principal William Hudgins, clarinet; Lisa Harvey-Reed, oboe; Judy Diez d’Aux, flute; Rodney Ackmann, bassoon; Catherine Hudgins, clarinet

For more information, please click here.

 

Jun
16
Sun
A Tribute to Linda Plaut @ Newton City Hall War Memorial Auditorium
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Artists and Newton Community celebrate Linda’s life.  Performances and presentations dedicated to Linda’s memory.  Light refreshments will be served.  War Memorial Auditorium/Newton Cultural Center at City Hall.  1000 Commonwealth Ave. Newton, MA  02459.

Jun
18
Tue
Out of This World Summer 2019 Kickoff @ War Memorial Auditorium at City Hall
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us as we blast into summer with our annual kickoff. Learn about our wonderful programs and reading opportunities revolving around the theme of space! Vanessa Trien and her band, The Jumping Monkeys, will give a highly interactive and energetic performance with plenty of group singing and movement. This event will be held in the War Memorial Auditorium at City Hall.

Jun
27
Thu
Rockabye Beats @ Newton Free Library
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come dance, sing and get a little loco with original and contemporary music the whole family will enjoy. Rockabye Beats includes Spanish songs, freestyle dance, an instrument show and tell, music jams, a live guitar performance and more. For all ages. Druker Auditorium.

Jun
29
Sat
CareOne 2nd Annual Community Fun Day @ 2101 Washington Street
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

All of Newton is invited to join CareOne to celebrate their 2nd Annual Community Fun Day!  Activities include:  entertainment, face painter, inflatable carnival games, raffle prizes, arts & crafts, temporary tattoos & more!  Lunch provided along with free popcorn, cotton candy and ice cream!

Jul
4
Thu
Independence Day Festivities in Newton @ Newton Centre Playground
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

July 4th Celebration in Newton 2019

Kids Morning

Thursday, July 4, 10am – Noon, Newton Centre Playground at Tyler Terrace.

Free event for children ages 3 – 12 years. Children and families are invited to join in the Grand Pet Parade, Decorated Doll Carriage & Action Figure Promenade, Teddy Bear Parade and foot races. FREE ice cream courtesy of Cabot’s Ice Cream. Kids Morning is cancelled in the event of rain. www.newtoncommunitypride.org

 

Independence Day Festivities in Newton @ Halloran Sports Complex
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Thursday, July 4, 1 pm – 9 pm – Albemarle Field/Halloran Sports Complex

Come out to enjoy kiddie amusement rides, local business vendor booths, handmade craft fair and food trucks.  Then, the fun moves over to the main stage with the fabulous Bo & Bill Winiker Band for music and dancing from 6 – 9 pm. Bring lawn chairs, try out the delicious food from the many food trucks and pick up your light-up novelties.  At 9 pm, don’t miss the grand finale…a fantastic fireworks display! Raindate TBD.  Visit www.newtoncommunitypride.org  for details.

We need your help:  Newton Community Pride seeks your support to keep the fireworks free to the public.  The first 100 people who donate $25 or more will receive a 2019 Pride t-shirt. You may make a tax deductible credit card donation at http://www.newtoncommunitypride/donate.html or mail a check made payable to Newton Community Pride, Newton City Hall, Room 203, 1000 Commonwealth Ave, Newton 02459. Tell us your shirt size in the comment section of the check or in the “notes to seller” box online.  Contact us at 617-796-1540 to arrange shipment of your shirt.  WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Jul
10
Wed
Free Outdoor Concert @ Coletti-Magni Park
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Big band sound with the Hal McIntyre Orchestra.  Bring a chair/blanket and come out to enjoy the free concert.

Jul
14
Sun
Free Outdoor Summer Concert @ Newton Centre Green
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Classic Grove band.  6:30 pm start time.  Bring a chair/blanket and enjoy the outdoor concert.

Jul
21
Sun
Free Summer Concert – The Love Dogs @ Newton Centre Green
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Summer Concert - The Love Dogs @ Newton Centre Green | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series.-  The Love Dogs.  Bring your own chair/blanket and picnic.  All ages welcome. Sponsored by Newton Community Pride. www.newtoncommunitypride.org

Jul
23
Tue
Free Children’s Concert @ Newton City Hall
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free Children's Concert @ Newton City Hall | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

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NEWTON CITY HALL   WAR MEMORIAL/CULTURAL CENTER AUDITORIUM

Come dressed in your favorite Bee Costume to “buzz” and dance around.  Enjoy the live music of Bee Parks and the Hornets.  Free concert sponsored by Newton Community Pride and Sol-Be learning  Chestnut Hill.

Jul
24
Wed
Free Concert – Big Chief @ Capt. Ryan Park
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Concert - Big Chief @ Capt. Ryan Park | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Free Summer concert.  Bring your own chair/blanket and picnic.  Sponsored by The Village Bank and Newton Community Pride.

Jul
28
Sun
Free Concert – Blue Suede Boppers @ Newton Centre Green
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring a chair/blanket and your friends and family and listen to the great sounds of the 50s and 60s by the the swinging Blue Suede Boppers.

Jul
31
Wed
Free Concert – Daybreakers **MOVED INDOORS** @ Newton Senior Center
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Concert - Daybreakers **MOVED INDOORS** @ Newton Senior Center | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Free Concert. MOVED INDOORS OF SENIOR CENTER DUE TO WEATHER.  Sponsored by The Village Bank and Newton Community Pride.

Aug
1
Thu
Minuteman Library Crawl and Scavenger Hunt @ Newton Free Library
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Minuteman Library Crawl and Scavenger Hunt @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Mark your calendars for this year’s Minuteman Library Crawl and Scavenger Hunt! Spend the day visiting local libraries; find out what’s special about each one and what they have to offer you and your family. Start in Newton or at any participating library and pick up your passport. Each library has one thing that you must find and take a picture with. Each library will have handouts and giveaways so show your pictures to the librarians and get a highly coveted prize (one prize per family or group)! Post your pictures and tag us – we love our social media (Twitter @NewtonFreeLib, Facebook @NewtonFreeLibrary, #mlncrawl2020)! Appropriate for all ages.

Aug
6
Tue
Free Children’s Concert The Stacey Peasley Band @ Capt. Ryan Park
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Free outdoor concert at Capt. Ryan Park.  Come join the fun as we celebrate National Night Out with the Newton Police Department.  Live music, food truck, kids activities and more.

Aug
8
Thu
Little Beats Dance/Yoga Party @ Newton Free Library
Aug 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Little Beats Dance/Yoga Party @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Join Little Beats outside by the Winnie-the-Pooh statue for a yoga/dance party! Bring a yoga mat. For families with kids ages 1-5. Rain location: Druker Auditorium. Online registration required at http://newtonfreelibrary.net

Aug
12
Mon
Song and Dance Around the Planet @ Newton Free Library
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Song and Dance Around the Planet @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Dance to, sing along with, and experience traditional music from cultures across the world! Berklee graduate Sagit Zilberman performs and facilitates “Songs of Peace,” an interactive global music program. Druker Auditorium.

Aug
19
Mon
End of Summer Celebration with Ed Popielarczyk the Magician @ Newton Free Library
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our end of summer celebration featuring our favorite magician, Ed Popielarczyk. We will be enjoying ice cream from Cabot’s Ice Cream. Everyone who participates in our Out of This World! Summer 2019 program will receive a free book. For families with kids in preschool through entering fifth grade. Druker Auditorium.

Aug
21
Wed
Rockabye Beats @ Newton Free Library
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Rockabye Beats @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Come dance, sing and get a little loco with original and contemporary music the whole family will enjoy! Rockabye Beats includes Spanish songs, freestyle dance, an instrument show and tell, a live guitar performance and more. For all ages. Druker Auditorium.

Aug
24
Sat
Movie Series Screens Muppets from Space @ Newton Free Library
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Movie Series Screens Muppets from Space @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Gonzo discovers that his long-lost relatives are aliens from a distant planet. Rated G. Runtime 88 minutes. Druker Auditorium.

Sep
7
Sat
Monarch Butterfly Workshop & Walk @ Newton Conservators Booth - Elm Street Farmer's Market
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monarch Butterfly Workshop & Walk @ Newton Conservators Booth - Elm Street Farmer's Market | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Monarch Butterflies are beautiful and amazing creatures but are not as abundant due to lack of suitable milkweed for their egg-laying and as a caterpillar food source. Did you know that you can help grow their population by planting milkweed, collecting monarch eggs and raising the resulting caterpillars in a protected environment and then watch them turn to chrysalis and emerge as a butterfly? Come learn how at the workshop at 10 am and/or take a walk to several nearby monarch/pollinator gardens at 11 am.

Sep
14
Sat
The Lion King (1994) Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Lion King (1994) Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

A young lion, heir to the throne as King, faces a dispute to his inheritance following the untimely death of his father. Rated G. 88 minutes.

Sep
15
Sun
New Year, New JCC! @ Leventhal-Sidman Center
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Year, New JCC! @ Leventhal-Sidman Center | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Celebrate the grand opening of JCC Greater Boston’s new Winn Family & Wellness Center with a free day of fun for the whole family – open to all! Sunday, September 15 from 10am-12pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Move to the beat with a music fest including Vanessa Trien, play in the custom-designed Playspace, explore all new program spaces for kids, families and adults, create a community art project with artist Tova Speter, and try out a variety of children’s classes in music, movement, and more. Parents will have an opportunity to talk with parenting experts, get active with free adult fitness classes in our renovated studios, explore our state-of-the-art fitness center and enjoy coffee and snacks. Also available are free parent-child swim lessons (for ages 3 months-2 yrs) and evaluations (for 2+ yrs). Advanced registration for swim is required by email at lksainfo@jccgb.org. RSVP for a chance to win a Family Outdoor Pool Membership for next summer at bostonjcc.org/rsvpnewyear. For more information, contact newtonfamilies@jccgb.org.

Ribbon Cutting and Open House – Suzuki School of Newton @ Suzuki School of Newton
Sep 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting and Open House - Suzuki School of Newton @ Suzuki School of Newton | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

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.

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!

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

Oct
12
Sat
Around the World in 30 Instruments with Four Shillings Short @ Grace Episcopal Church
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Around the World in 30 Instruments with Four Shillings Short @ Grace Episcopal Church | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Enjoy stories and world music with Four Shillings Short as they play traditional & original music from the Celtic Lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic collection of world instruments: Hammered & Mountain dulcimer, Mandolins, Renaissance Woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, Recorders & Tinwhistles, Banjo, Guitar, Charango, Psaltery, percussion, vocals & even a Krumhorn. “Four Shillings Short takes you on a musical journey through time and across the seas as they perform everything from Traditional Irish tunes and airs to Indian Ragas.” (Foothills Sun-Gazette, CA)

Oct
20
Sun
Newton Harvest Fair @ Newton Centre Green
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Newton Harvest Fair @ Newton Centre Green | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

As the fall winds begin to blow, leaves change colors and one hundred or more tents “set up shop” on Newton Centre green, it hits you ……it’s Harvest Fair time! For 44 years this Autumnal celebration has brought our community together in one place to share good food, peruse unique hand- crafted goods, learn about local businesses, discover ways to create a “greener Newton” and of course watch the kiddies delight in their first ride on the ever popular caterpillar rollercoaster courtesy of Cushing Amusements. This year’s Harvest Fair will be October 19 and 20.  Saturday the 19th will be amusement rides only.  On Sunday the rides will be joined by crafters and vendors, food trucks and live entertainment on two stages. Bands scheduled as of this writing are The Buzzkills, The Mighty Silverbacks, Cross Street Band and Boston Rock and Soul Review.  Not to be outdone by these professional musicians, the showcase stage will highlight a number of Newton’s finest student bands, dancers and community groups.  Among them look for Suzuki School, Sullivan Irish Step Dancing, Youth Pro Musica Chorus, City Hall Strummers on ukulele and students from Jammin’ with You, In Home Jams and Rob’s Guitar School.

The fair will be open from 10 am to 5 pm both days.  For more information contact Newton Cultural Development at pgannon@newtonma.gov.  See you at the fair!

Oct
26
Sat
Newton Theater Company Presents The Witches @ Union Church in Waban
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm
Newton Theater Company Presents The Witches @ Union Church in Waban | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

The first show of Newton Theatre Company’s seventh season is sure to be the spookiest of the year– just in time for Halloween!

Roald Dahl’s eerie children’s book is brought to life by David Wood’s lively adaptation. When a young orphaned boy moves in with his grandmother and becomes aware of the existence of witches, he must do whatever it takes to stop these powerful beings– including the Grand High Witch herself– from eliminating all the children in England.

Appropriate for children ages six and up.

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.

Dec
15
Sun
New Philharmonia Presents – Celebrations! @ First Baptist Church in Newton
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm
New Philharmonia Presents - Celebrations! @ First Baptist Church in Newton | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

New Phil’s annual holiday celebration filled with beautiful music and dance for children of all ages. Presented in collaboration with Boston Ballet School and Newton All City Treble Singers.

All Family Concerts are on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m,
Followed by our Instrument Petting Zoo.

Apr
11
Sat
Sandeep Das and the Celebrity Series of Boston @ virtual
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sandeep Das and the Celebrity Series of Boston @ virtual

This Saturday April 11th, I will be presenting a virtual Tabla concert with the Celebrity Series of Boston and you’re invited! The event will be streamed on the Celebrity Series Facebook page, their YouTube Channel, and my Facebook page at 12:00pm EST / 9:00am PST / 9:30pm IST.

Hope to see you there!