Newton Arts Calendar

The Street Chestnut Hill New Philharmonia Orchestra Pops Concert & Picnic @ The Street Chestnut Hill
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us as we kick off Summertime at The Street with Newton’s 50-piece New Philharmonia Orchestra. Order to-go from any of our restaurants and enjoy a picnic lunch on The Green during the show! We’ll provide the blankets (while they last), enjoy this lovely afternoon of family friendly fun!

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!

Re-dedication of the Historic Whipple-Beal Fence @ Newton Cemetery & Arboretum
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The public is cordially invited to join Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and the Whipple Beal Fence restoration team on Sunday, June 2nd at 3:00 pm for the re-dedication of one of the most historic elements in Newton Cemetery. The restoration of the Whipple Beal Fence, the only cast iron fence in the Cemetery, was funded in part by the citizens of Newton through the Community Preservation Act, the Beal Family, the Friends of Newton Cemetery and private donations.

Aston Magna: The World of Henry Purcell @ Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

The Seasons, Squabbling Couples, Sleep Aids, Comical Duos, Vocal Quartets, and Trio Sonatas. Artists include Daniel Stepner and Julie Leven, baroque violins; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; Kristen Watson, soprano; Deborah Rentz Moore, mezzo-soprano; Jason McStoots, tenor; David McFerrin; baritone.

Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the program.

Now in in its 47th season, Aston Magna is the nation’s longest-running summer festival of music performed on period instruments. The 2019 season includes the finest artists who are specialists in historical performance. The music of Bach, Pachelbel, Mozart, Castello, Purcell, Beethoven, Schubert, and others drive a dynamic program.

Walking Tour of Hemlock Gorge and Echo Bridge @ Corner of Elliott and Chestnut Streets
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm

Explore the geology, trees, plants and history of DCR Hemlock Gorge Reservation, one of the first five parks acquired by the Metropolitan Parks Commission in 1893. Learn about the National Register-listed Echo Bridge and plans to restore its historic railings. This guided tour will include stairs and an uphill trail segment over rocky terrain so proper footwear is recommended.