Newton Arts Calendar

Jun
1
Sat
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!

Sarah Levy and the Ferocious Flutes @ Second Church in Newton
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Flutists Mary Oleskiewicz and Christa Piehl Evans Team up with Andrus Madsen to play more ridiculously over the top music from Sarah Levy’s circle of brilliant composers, including works by  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, and Johann Gottfried Graun

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!

Jun
8
Sat
Youth Pro Musica “This Shining Night” Choral Concert @ Eliot Church of Newton
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Choral works performed by our three ensembles include Barber’s “Sure on
this Shining Night” and works by Mozart, Handel, Schubert, Willcocks,
and Parker.  Also on the program, Faur’s “Messe basse” and Chilcott’s
“A Little Jazz Mass” with a trio from Berklee College of Music.

ADVANCE SALE Tickets   $15 adults, $10 seniors, students 16-19
FREE to children under 16.
www.youthpromusica.org/tickets

Our artistic director Robert Barney has been with us for nine seasons;  Brian Hagar-McKee is the training chorus director; Yvonne Gobis is our outstanding accompanist.  This year marks Youth pro Musica’s 49th season; we hope you’ll join us to celebrate now and in our 50th year!

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.

Jul
18
Thu
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.

Aug
11
Sun
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.

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
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
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)