The Newton Highlands Community Development Corporation is a self-supporting, nonprofit organization that initiates, facilitates and sponsors activities designed to foster a vital sense of community in Newton Highlands. The Hyde Community Center serves as a catalyst for community-building–introducing Highlands residents to each other and giving people an opportunity to work together on programs and activities serving the diverse interests of members of the Newton Highlands neighborhood. The Center collaborates with other community-building organizations in the Highlands to offer activities that are located not only at the Center itself, but elsewhere, in Newton and beyond. The Center is more than a building–it is the Heart of the Highlands.

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Concert and Movie July 28th, Shakespeare in the park July 30th

This Friday July 28th at Hyde Playground Summer in the Highlands will have the the Black Velvet Band playing Irish music at 6:00 pm followed by the outdoor movie Storks at dusk. Also if it rains the concert and movie goes inside the Hyde Gym.

On July 30th we are having the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company perform Henry the IV Part One. The event begins at 7:30pm at the playground.
On August 6th Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will have an encore performance at the Hyde, performing The Tempest.

Shakespeare at the Hyde

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Summer Concerts at Hyde Playground July 14th and Lunch at Whole Foods

This Friday July 14th at Hyde Playground Summer in the Highlands will have the the jazz band the Gringo Kings at 6:00 pm followed by the outdoor movie Mrs Dobtfire at dusk. Also if it rains the concert and movie goes inside the Hyde Gym.

Also on July 14th we are having a fundraiser to support Summer in the Highlands. Whole Foods stores at Four Corners and Newtonville will be having Good Will Grill cooking and selling hamburgers and veggie burgers from 11:00 to 1:00 at both stores. All proceeds for buying lunch at the grill will go the Summer in the Highlands.

 

 

 

 

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Reminisants & Teddy Bear Concert this weekend

Tonight June 23rd the Reminisants will be playing oldies at 6:00 and at dusk the movie “Finding Dory”

On Sunday June 25th at 5:30 we will have a teddy bear concert and picnic with Steve Labonte at Hyde Bandstand. Bring your own teddy bear and picnic.

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Village Day June 11th & First Summer Concert June 9th 6:00 pm

Summer in the Highlands 2017 starts tonight June 9th 6:00 pm. with Studio 2 The Beatles Band playing at 6:00 and the Movie “Sing” at Dusk at Hyde Playground!

Also the 42nd Newton Highlands Village Day is just two days away!  Here is some information in advance of the event!

  • Lincoln St will be closed to traffic from 9am – 5pm, (except for vendors who can unload until 10am)
  • The Village Day 5K Road Race starts at 10am.  Register for the race online or on race day starting at 8am at the Hyde.  First 150 signups get a free tech race T-shirt (designed by Eunice Feller!)
  • We are ordering 100 folding chairs for your comfort.  
  • This year we are introducing food trucks – Falafel/Mediterranean and Trolley Dogs (all beef hot dogs and fries).  They will be set up in the parking lot near the Brookline Bank Fun Zone.  We will have some tables and chairs there so you can eat comfortably.
  • Other food options:  Anna’s Taqueria, Bread and Chocolate, Newton Pizza House, Walnut Market, O’Hara’s, Fleck Coffee and Indulge! will all be open.
  • There will be two stages of live music.  Headliners include Stacey Peasley,  Ebinho Caroso, and Newton’s own Chris Pitts who will lead a jazz jam at the East stage.   Check the full schedule here.
  • FREE face painting, caricature, bounce houses
  • The Ligerbots will be coming and kids can try out a robot!
  • We already have over 65 vendors signed up for booths. 

We are grateful to our sponsors for making this event possible! 

Whole Foods (race/platinum sponsor)

Anna’s Taqueria (gold)

The Village Bank (gold)

Salon Capri (gold)

Brookline Bank (gold)

Highlands Wine & Spirits (bronze)

Village Day is a production of the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council in partnership with the Newton Highlands Community Development Corporation.

Thanks and we hope to see you at Village Day!

Highlands Village Day Planning Committee

 

Barbara Darnell

Steven Feinstein

Eunice Feller

Groot Gregory

Maureen Oates

Chris Pitts

Amy Wayne

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Summer in the Highlands 2017 starts Friday June 9th 6:00 pm

Summer in the Highlands starts Friday night June 9th at 6:00 with the Beatles Tribute Band Studio Two followed by the family movie “Sing” at dusk. 

The full Summer in the Highlands schedule will be up on wwww.hydecenter.org next week. We have another great summer at Hyde Playground with concerts, movies and outdoor theater performances.

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Taiwan Day Saturday May 6th 11:30 to 4:00

‘Newton Taiwan Day’ Saturday May 6th:  Festivities kick off at 11:30 pm with a Dragon Dance starting at the Hyde Community Center, continuing down Lincoln which will be closed to traffic, and then back to the Hyde Center, 90 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands. After the Dragon Dance the fun continues at the Hyde Playground, where there will be a dance performance, craft projects for kids, and cultural activities for adults.  There will be 50 booths and many give-aways.  Admission is free.  For more info, contact the Executive Director of the Hyde Center, John Rice at 617-201-7088 or director@hydecenter.org.

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A Celebration to Thank Rodney Barker April 29th 5:00 pm

We are having a celebration to thank Rodney Barker April 29th at 5:00 at Newton Highlands Congregational Church 54 Lincoln Street.

Rodney has spent 40 years of community service and leadership to the Newton Highlands Village and the City of Newton.

Elected member, Newton Board of Aldermen; Newton School Committee; Chair, ward 6 Newton Democratic City Committee; Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council; President, Hyde School PTA; Newton/San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua) Sister City Project; New England Primula Society.  Active member, Newton Highlands Community Development Corp. (Hyde Center); Newton Highlands Congregational Church; Newton Historical Commission and Newton Conservators.

United Kingdom’s gift to Newton Highlands!

 

 

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Newton Highlands Soup Social Tonight January 21st

Newton Highlands Saturday January 21st 6:00 pm

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands

Free Admission, Free Entertainment, Free Food, Come Join Us!

Featuring Strolling Magicians: Charlie, Jackson and Constantine

                                          Open gym for kids & Delicious local hot soups and more

Sponsored by the The Hyde Community Center and the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council.

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Newton Highlands Soup Social

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Newton Highlands Winter Soup Social Saturday January 21st 6:00 pm

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands

Free Admission, Free Entertainment, Free Food, Come Join Us!

Featuring Strolling Magicians: Charlie, Jackson and Constantine

Open gym for kids & Delicious local hot soups and more

Sponsored by the The Hyde Community Center and the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council

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Highlands Halloween Party and Haunted House Sunday October 23rd

2012 Halloween PartyThe Highlands Halloween Party is this Sunday October 23th from 5:00 to 6:00.  Children 8 and under with an adult, games and refreshments and parade around the neighborhood.

The Highlands Haunted House is also October 23th from 6:30 to 7:30.  This year’s Haunted House theme is haunted restaurant  “THE WRETCHED RICE RESTAURANT”. Kids can climb aboard the Newton Fire Truck while they are waiting to get into the “Restaurant”.

Both the Halloween Party and Haunted House are at The Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands.

The Newton Highlands Halloween Party and Haunted House are sponsored by The Newton Parks and Recreation Department, The Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council and The Hyde Community Center.

Halloween Crew 2012

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