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!

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.

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!

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.